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What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?

Lots of HCG: A quicker response means a higher level of pregnancy hormone (hcg), which would be the case in an advanced pregnancy, multiple gestation (twins or more), or in a molar pregnancy (an abnormal condition). ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What does a blood pregnancy test mean when its borderline?

What does a blood pregnancy test mean when its borderline?

Inconclusive: It means that you probably took the test too soon. If your period is not late yet you must wait. If that is not the case then take a second test. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

Accuracy of test: Either one of the tests may be in error. If both test results are accurate, it may reflext loss of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if lupus test is negative?

What does it mean if lupus test is negative?

Probably not lupus: Many people have symptoms suggestive of lupus but most turn out not to have the disease. The ANA and other blood tests are virtually always positive in patients with lupus. Negative tests mean you're not likely to have lupus. A bigger problem is false positive anas, in which case the teat is positive but the patient does not meed other diagnostic criteria to lupus. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stress test is negative?

What does it mean if my stress test is negative?

Your heart's OK!: It means you did not show signs of heart trouble with exercise ("stressing the heart"), and is generally a sign that your heart function is normal, which it should be at age 34. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your test is negative?

Which test?: "negative" means "not there" rather than "bad", necessarily. I'm sorry no one was able to answer. Let us know which test and what the result was. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have a positive pregnancy test right after period?

What does it mean if u have a positive pregnancy test right after period?

Real period?: Did you bleed normally? If not, it may have been implantation bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your HBsAG is positive but the "confirmation" test was normal?

What does it mean if your HBsAG is positive but the "confirmation" test was normal?

Negative for HbSag: Initial screening tests are set at high sensitivity and generate some false positives. If the confiramtory test was negative and you do not have any other indication of hep b infection, then the results of the confimatory tests are the definitive results. ...Read more

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What exactly does it means when your rubella test comes negative?

What exactly does it means when your rubella test comes negative?

No immunity: If you talking about rubella antibody test, it means you did not have rubella, you did not have vaccine for rubella, or if you had any of above mentioned exposures you do not have any immunity/resistence against this disease. If you had disease or vaccine for it it would be expected that you have antibodies in your body for this disease if your body responded properly to it but not 100% of the tim. ...Read more

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What does it mean when period is early?

What does it mean when period is early?

Early period: Reasons for an early period can include endometriosis, emergency contraceptives, changes in hormones, polycystic ovarian syndrome, chemotherapy for uterine cancer, perimenopause, eating disorders, intense dieting (especially w high carb diet), marked weight gain, significant over-exercising* anovulatory periods. ...Read more

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My rubella is neg in first pregnancy what does it means?

My rubella is neg in first pregnancy what does it means?

Immunity or not?: Your Rubella test should have given you a value to indicate immunity or not. If there is "no immunity" your OB will tell you that you have risk to your unborn child of malformations when exposed to Rubella. (German measles). ...Read more

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Is it true that a positive OPK test can mean that you're pregnant?

Is it true that a positive OPK test can mean that you're pregnant?

Ovulation prediction: I assume you're referring to ovulation prediction kit (opk). If that's the case, a positive test confirms you've ovulated but says nothing about pregnancy. To determine if you're pregnant, you need to take a pregnancy test (not ovulation prediction test). Of course you need to take test as directed, in other words, at least 4 wks after last menstrual period, not just any random day less than 4wk. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your period is early?

What does it mean when your period is early?

Bleeding/ period: Reasons for early periods or bleeding can include: intensive exercising, anxiety, stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, anovulation, rapid loss or gain of weight, imbalance of estrogen ; progesterone, use of emergency contraceptives, endometriosis. Etc. ...Read more

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What does a faint positive sign mean on a pregnancy test?

What does a faint positive sign mean on a pregnancy test?

It is positive.: Faint just means the HCG or pregnancy hormone is low but detectable. It typically indicates early pregnancy and would be normal if you have just missed your period;but see your doctor to be certain there is not an abnormality such as an ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your stress test is negative?

What does it mean if your stress test is negative?

"negative" is good: A "negative" stress test means the absence of what is being tested for--i.e. No signs of flow-limiting blockages in coronary arteries. In other words, the heart muscle is getting plenty of blood flow. It's important to note that a normal stress test does not mean the absence of underlying non-obstructive coronary disease. Detecting this may require other tests, depending on your risk profile. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?

Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently. ...Read more

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What does it mean when test positve for mmr, ?

What does it mean when test positve for mmr, ?

Immunity to MMR: Blood test is done to test if one is immune to the three diseases Measles/Mumps/Rubella/ It checks for igg antibodies to all three and if negative the person needs MMR Vaccine ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a syphillis test qualitive?

What does it mean to have a syphillis test qualitive?

Easy screen: This is a cheap, easy, and reliable screening test for syphilis. Should it turn up positive, your physician may want to get something quantitative, with real numbers, to make sure of the diagnosis and perhaps monitor your response to treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you took a pregnancy test home that was positive but its negative when you go to the doctor ?

What does it mean if you took a pregnancy test home that was positive but its negative when you go to the doctor ?

False positive?: A positive home pregnancy test but negative pregnancy test at the doctor's office could have been a false positive, you could have read the test wrong, or you could have had a very early miscarriage and just have a period that is a little late and heavier than normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you take a pregnancy test and the positive line shows up, but it doesn't get darker until the urine starts drying up in thetime

What does it mean when you take a pregnancy test and the positive line shows up, but it doesn't get darker until the urine starts drying up in thetime

Better concentration: Initial effects is due to diluted effects of hcg, as urine dry up the concentration of hormone effects increases with darken positive line. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more