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Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A couple of ways: Celiac is diagnosed either through a blood test or a biopsy.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Blood and biosy: Usually a combination of blood work and small bowel biopsies during an egd.
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Dr. Touraj Shafai
59 years experience Pediatrics
High index of suspic: High index of suspicion on a patient living or traveling in the affected area is needed to affirm such a diagnosis. These include typhus, rocky mounta ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Self-diagnosis: Probably because they believe they can do it accurately. Sometimes it is possible. However, often people read things on-line or discuss things with ot ... Read More
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Unstable position.: Fetuses tend to have longitudinal lies in pregnancy - be they cephalic or breech. Transverse lies are less common and involve the fetus with its spine ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
ENT: Presbycusis, or loss of hearing that occurs due to aging can be suspected by just about any physician, but an ear nose and throat doctor in my opinion ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Biopsy of the gut: The true test for this would be to have an endoscopy (like a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy) and during that procedure to have a biopsy of the bowel tak ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Asperger: Main features are qualitative impairment in social interactions with lack of empathy, stereotyped restricted patterns of behaviors/activities/interest ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Id in smear/culture: Lab testing can identify the germ in blood smears/spinal fluid/abdominal fluid or from blood cultures. Specimines are obtained before abx & placed on ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
History of exam: Most cases of classic acute sinusitis can be diagnosed by a good history: 1) nasal congestion 2) sinus pressure 3) sinus pain 4) tooth pain 5) ear pai ... Read More
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Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Gastroparesis: the gold standard is a "gastric emptying study" done by nuclear medicine or radiology. An upper endoscopy can provide findings suggestive of gastropar ... Read More

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