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What happens during a fingerstick test?

What happens during a fingerstick test?

Sugar levels: The purpose of a fingerstick test is to determine the level of your blood sugar at that particular moment. A drop of blood is placed onto a strip that is placed in a meter that determines the sugar level. ...Read more

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What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

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 more

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What happens during a stress test for the heart?

What happens during a stress test for the heart?

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

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What happens during a vasectomy?

What happens during a vasectomy?

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

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What happens during a mammogram?

What happens during a mammogram?

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 more

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Could you tell me what happens during a diabetes test at the dr's?

Could you tell me what happens during a diabetes test at the dr's?

Depends: Upon which test is done. It may be a simple blood test, either fasting or after meal. Could also be glucose tolerance test with multiple blood sugars after ingesting glucose solution. An a1c test can look at the past 3 mos of blood sugars. ...Read more

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What happens if a woman was fattening up a lot during pregnancy?

What happens if a woman was fattening up a lot during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Do you mean "fattening up" or are you just experiencing the weight gain from pregnancy? If you are pregnant at age 46 enjoy your new baby coming. If you are not pregnant but "fattening up a lot" you would do well to see a dietitian. ...Read more

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What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

What is a low blood glucose level after a one-hour glucose test during pregnancy?

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

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What does it mean if blood came up in a urine test during a yearly physical?

What does it mean if blood came up in a urine test during a yearly physical?

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

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What happens during a pam test for cataracts?

What happens during a pam test for cataracts?

Visual potential: Pam or potential acuity meter is a device used to test someones visual potential through cataracts. It is not an absolute reading but a good estimation of what someones vision may be after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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What happens when you take a pregnancy test while drinking?

What happens when you take a pregnancy test while drinking?

As long as you: Follow the directions correctly, it should still be accurate. ...Read more

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What happens during a reptoplasty?

Rectoplasty?: This site provides information about rectoplasty: http://www.Browsemedic.Com/fistulae. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if someone fails a treadmill stress test during a resting period?

What exactly does it mean if someone fails a treadmill stress test during a resting period?

Stress test: We monitor the ECG during exercise and during recovery, a 'positive' test can appear in either phase. The implication is there is an abnormality in heart blood flow present. ...Read more

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It happens that a blood test for diabetes miss it?

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

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What happens during a mastectomy?

What happens during a mastectomy?

Removal of breast: Removal of breast tissue and some adjacent tissues depending on the type of mastectomy. ...Read more

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What happens in a test for chlamydia?

What happens in a test for chlamydia?

Chlamydia Diagnosis: Some lab tests use urine. Other tests collect a specimen from the cervix or the penis. ...Read more

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Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

Only one high blood sugar following a glucose test during pregnancy. What does that mean?

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 more

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What happens during and after a mammogram?

What happens during and after a mammogram?

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 more

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Can what you eat the day before affect a fasting blood test?

To a modest degree: The most important thing to to make sure you fast, not change your normal diet because of the testing. ...Read more