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What Happens During A Fingerstick Test
Baby monitoring: A non-stress test is a way of checking on the baby. We listen to and record the fetal heart for 20-30 minutes. We are looking at the baseline heart rate and how the heart rate goes up or down. We are looking at this to see if the baby is getting enough oxygen or if there are other problems with how the baby is doing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on which type of stress test is done. If you are able, you will probably walk on a treadmill. If not, a medication will be injected into your vein. The doctor will examine your ekg and some pictures of your heart obtained by injecting slightly radioactive material into your vein. Sometimes, an echocardiogram is done instead of the injection. ...Read more
Office procedure: Vasectomy is a minor office procedure performed with local anesthetic. A tiny puncture is made in the skin to grasp the vas tube. A small segment of the vas is excised and the edges either tied cauterizer or clipped. in the hands of an experience urologist it should not be painful and should take about 15 to 20 minutes. ...Read more
Compression!: A screening mammogram involves taking two pictures of the breast (top-down and side-to-side) to get a complete view of the breast. This is done with the breast tissue "squished" for a few seconds so as to get the best images. I am told that it is as painful as it sounds but the pain usually is gone quickly. Most importantly, we can find cancers much earlier with a high probability for cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
THere are none: There are no low glucose levels with pregnancy gtt, only good normal levels. Hypoglycemaa doesn't occur in human beings who aren't receiving treatment for diabetes or have end stage cancer, liver or kidney failure, etc. Particularly in pregnancy, glucose normal levels are much lower than non-pregnancy, a lower number is an excellent sign, . ...Read more
Blood in urine: This is very unusual for any one to have blood in the urine. Menstruation can cause a positive urine test. If you are not menstruating, then it means there is a source of bleeding within your bladder or ureter or kidney. This requires verification with additional urinalyses and then follow up testing if still positive. ...Read more
As long as you: Follow the directions correctly, it should still be accurate. ...Read more
Same as nonpregnant: The same as a nonpregnant woman. Less than 100 mg/dl. ...Read more
It depends>>>: Blood tests do have some error rates, so at times we have to repeat them to confirm the results. But sugar is a simple test and there is little room for mistakes. But the blood sugar does fluctuate depending on eating and from day to day. So it is a good idea to have 2 or 3 readings to be more certain about the real picture. ...Read more
Depends: If you did the one-hour test, it means you need to do the definitive 3 hour test. If it was one elevation on the 3 hour test, then you are not a gestational diabetic (unless your one was a really elevated fasting glucose). It is a good idea to watch your diet and carbs if you had one elevation tho. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Squeezing: During a mammogram, the breast tissue is stretched forward and squeezed tightly between 2 plates. This may feel like pinching or even a sharp pain. It only takes a few seconds to get the x-ray. Then the plates are loosened and in most cases, the discomfort goes away quickly. Two or 3 films may need to be taken of each breast. The better the compression, the easier it is to find tumors! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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