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Women’s Health Questions

Amniocentesis Test for First Baby abnormalities

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Questions : I am 35 and expecting my first baby. I have been offered amniocentesis test, but am not sure whether to have it done. Answer : Amniocentesis is a screening test and from it many inherited abnormalities can be detected. You must decide: would you want a termination if an abnormality was detected? Also, are you prepared to take the slight, but real, risk of losing the baby that the investigation itself carries? Unless you answer yes' to both these questions then amniocentesis would not be advisable. Source : Women's health Tips For More Questions click here
Pregnancy test to be positive but not pregnant

Pregnancy test to be positive but not pregnant

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Question : Is it possible for a pregnancy test to be positive even if you are not pregnant? Pregnancy test to be positive but not pregnant Answer : Yes, it is, though it is unusual. There are two reasons. The first is if you have had a very early spontaneous miscarriage; this happens in 15 per cent of all conceptions. These very sensitive tests will diagnose pregnancy early and then you will go on a week or so later to have a normal period. The second reason for a positive test is very rare and occurs where the test is reflecting high levels of hormones which are being made from a very rare womb cancer called choriocarcinoma. Anyone who persistently has a positive test, and who is not obviously pregnant, should discuss the findings with her doctor as a matter of urgency.