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Differential diagnosis

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
45 years experience Neonatology
Differential diag.: A differential diagnosis is compiling all of the signs and symtoms of a disease that the patient presents with and arriving at the possibilites of wha ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Diff. Dx: Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those prob ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Fibromyalgia: Chronic fatigue syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic & bladder pain disorders, temporomandibular pain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Mostly thyroid: Thyroid disease: graves or toxic nodular goiter; thyroiditis: subacute, post partum, "hashitoxicosis; very rarely thyroid cancer, or pitutary tu ... Read More
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Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
RLQ Pain: Long list including diverticulitis, crohn's disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, cholecystitis(gallbladder), ovarian cyst or twisted ovary, colon can ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Your question makes no sense.Please submit appropriate basic facts and a clear question if you seek an answer.The questions are not linked on the site ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Wilkins
45 years experience Neonatology
Hydrops fetalis (HF): Hf is divided into two major categories: immune hf and nonimmune hf. Immune hydrops fetalis is caused by rh incompatibility, and used to be the most c ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neurology consult: A definitive diagnosis will require definitive evaluation. For a neurologic complaint, a neurologist is the best bet. Good luck.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
CML: Open this link : http://www.Lls.Org/#/diseaseinformation/leukemia/chronicmyeloidleukemia/.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Need to see your Dr.: When evaluating patients w/groin lumps, possibilities include hernias, enlarged lymph nodes, & fatty tumors, all of which may feel similar. The best ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Several causes: Graves' disease, benign thyroid tumor(toxic adenoma), multi-nodular goiter, thyroiditis, taking excessive amount of thyroid hormone.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stiff shoulder: The medical term is adhesive capsulitis. The capsule covers the joint, and in this condition the capsule "tightens" up and restricts motion. It can ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What is the question: Rickettsia typhi causes typhus and is what killed ricketts when he was about to leave mexico city after helping our neighbor with an epidemic. Have n ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
They are too differe: There should be no confusion between these two entities. One is a lymphoma(nodal disease) the other one is a blood cancer that should not affect the l ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Hyperthyroidism: Graves disease, toxic multinodular goiter, subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis, hashitoxicosis, taking too much synthroid, (thyroxine) and t ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Fairly common: The differential diagnosis will be made by the pathology team. My teacher hector battifora was among the world's most distinguished sarcoma pathologis ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Inflammation : It is inflammation of the pancreas. The most common causes are alcohol use and gallstones. Some medicines can cause it. It can be mild or severe. So ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Landa
31 years experience Pathology
Vaginitis: Most commonly, cervicitis is the result of an infection, although it can also be caused by injury or irritation (as a reaction to the chemicals in dou ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Facial weakness: Your symptoms can be caused by problems with the facial nerve or the parts of the brain that control that side of the face. The differential diagnosis ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: Lyme can cause autonomic dysfunction including POTS- good idea to get tested for lyme and its coinfections such as bartonella, mycoplasma, erhlichia, ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: Leukemia is suspected based on a person's medical complaint and history, physical examination, and blood count results. It is diagnosed by blood testi ... Read More

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