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Heel Spur (Definition)

A true heel spur is the projection of bone from the main body of ...Read more


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Are all diagnostic tests for intussusception done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for intussusception done locally? What are they?

Depends: Intusception can be suspected by history & belly exam & diagnosed by ultrasound or an enema, preferably a controlled water pressure enema in the hands of a radiologist who can reduce the intussusception during the procedure.A hospital facility needs to have the personnel &equipment to do the work. If not the pt is sent to a site that can.Surgery will be needed if the reduction attempt fails. ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for klinefelter's syndrome done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for klinefelter's syndrome done locally? What are they?

Blood test: Most localities have access to chromosomal analysis. Usually, labs send these blood tests out to a reference lab to be analyzed. So the blood can be drawn just about anywhere. ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for hiatal hernia done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for hiatal hernia done locally? What are they?

Define locally: Do you mean "the community you live in" or "under local anesthesia"? Hiatal hernia is often used to describe gastroesophageal reflux disease(gerd); while there is overlap, they are two distinct diseases. Tests for gerd include endoscopy (egd), pressure recordings of the esophagus, and a 24-ph study. A hiatal hernia is best seen on ct, although indirect info will be obtained by egd. ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for digestive diseases done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for digestive diseases done locally? What are they?

In ur nabe?: Don't know what you mean. Done with local anesthesia? Some are, e.g. Liver biopsy, some are done with conscious sedation, e.g. Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy , some are done by xray or ct (wide awake); some are stool tests (presumably you're awake); capsule endoscopy for small bowel is wide awake. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bunion?

What are the tests for bunion?

X-ray: Clinical exam and an x-ray willbe able to determine if you have a bunion. ...Read more

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Are clinical exams for hip impingement always accurate? I.E. Can they miss it

Are clinical exams for hip impingement always accurate? I.E. Can they miss it

No: No test is perfect, nor is the clinician. So certainly the diagnosis of hip impingement can sometimes be missed. Usually the diagnosis relies on a detailed history, exam, and appropriate radiologic studies. If your concerns are not addressed by your physician, it is not unreasonable to consider a second opinion. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neuroma?

What are the tests for neuroma?

See a podiatrist: Your podiatrist will get a detailed history and ask many questions about what the pain feels like. Then your podiatrist will examine your feet and do several tests including: testing for the presence of a mulder's click, palpating the area between the metatarsals, squeezing the foot, evaluating whether the toes are spreading apart, evaluating for diminished sensation of the affected toes etc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for spondylolisthesis?

What are the tests for spondylolisthesis?

Exam, radiographs: A careful physical may pick it up, but in most cases the deformity is not visible to the eye. Plain radiographs (x-rays) show the slip (spondylolisthesis). If done standing, they can show subtle slips that go away while lying down. Mri and ct are helpful if there are nerve symptoms (like leg pain, numbness, weakness) and if surgery is being considered. Bone scan is sometimes used too. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gastritis and when are they needed?

What are the tests for gastritis and when are they needed?

? Clinical DX !: I've rarely done any test for gastritis in kids in three decades. A patient presents with vomiting and no concurrent diarrhea & we treat it with gradual fluid support & advance as tolerated. As you age & the DX possibilities grow from the typical kid things, other conditions would require pursuit. Looking for heliobacter (asst with ulcers), blood test for pancreatitis etc or endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the tests for foot arthritis?

What are the tests for foot arthritis?

Xrays: Most arthritis in the foot can be visualized with xrays. Sometimes blood work is needed for a more comprehensive evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Can't find anything on tarsal navicular subchondral fractures. Are they that rare? Are they serious? What are the options

Can't find anything on tarsal navicular subchondral fractures. Are they that rare? Are they serious? What are the options

If you are in pain : Or if the condition can potentially cause further issues it is serious. I answered in your first question a bone stimulator would be a good treatment. You would also obviously have the foot immobilized. I think you said you were in a walking boot. You may want. To consider crutches. If your a smoker you must stop, and have your vitamin d levels checked. ...Read more

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Why are they still doing prostate biopsy's when they are not 100% accurate and there are complications?

Why are they still doing prostate biopsy's when they are not 100% accurate and there are complications?

Good: Question for an urologist, but my guess is that many will have benign prostate hypertrophy and when prostate on palpating is not smooth and irregular, with an equivocal psa level, the biopsy of a suspicious area may pick up malignant cells before they may spread. ...Read more

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What are the tests for fibroadenoma?

What are the tests for fibroadenoma?

Needle biopsy: Fibroadenomas have a very classic appearance on mammogram and ultrasound, but this can sometime be misleading. The most definitive test is needle biopsy under x-ray or ultrasound guidance. However, if it has been seen for years on mammography and is unchanged, ongoing observation is a reasonable option. ...Read more

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What are the tests for morton's neuroma?

What are the tests for morton's neuroma?

Sonogram or Moulders: There are several tests for a neuroma. The most common is a moulders sign which is putting digital pressure on the intespace and squeezing the metatarsals together./ thid will cause pain, shooting pain and numbness. Aneuroma will usually show up on a sonogram. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tendonitis?

What are the tests for tendonitis?

Impingement Signs: Multiple tests for shoulder pain issues from things like impingement tests to evaluating the biceps tendon to also evaluating the shoulder labrum etc. A good musculoskeletal specialist should be able to perform these tests on you. ...Read more

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