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Are there any important lab tests that will help diagnose pyloric stenosis?

Are there any important lab tests that will help diagnose pyloric stenosis?

No: Although lab tests can help with the diagnosis, the actual diagnosis is made on history, physical exam and nowadays on ultrasound. Lab tests help determine how severely dehydrated the child is. ...Read more

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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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What tests would be good to confirm malabsorption in the small intestine? Any blood tests or other tests used routinely? Thanks.

What tests would be good to confirm malabsorption in the small intestine?  Any blood tests or other tests used routinely?  Thanks.

Many: Vitamin, iron deficiency are some of things we look for in a blood test. But what to look for specifically will depend on what medical conditions you are suspected to have. ...Read more

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Is there any lab tests to diagnose adhd/add?

Is there any lab tests to diagnose adhd/add?

No: Body fluids (i.e., urine or blood) are not tested to diagnose add/adhd. One gets history ; rating scales from the person and other sources (like parents/ teachers). Psychological and neuropsychological testing are another tool. Observation of the person is also important. Take care. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Yes: The best test to diagnose a ventral hernia is a physical exam by a hernia surgeon. Rarely, physical examination may be difficult; a cat scan of the abdomen can be helpful in those circumstances. ...Read more

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What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose gallstones?

What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose gallstones?

Usually ultrasound: An ultrasound of the gallbladder is usually the simplest, least expensive test to diagnose gallstones. Gallstones can be found incidentally on a number of other tests like ct, mri, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any studies done on musculoskeletal problems among anaesthetists?

Can you tell me if there are any studies done on musculoskeletal problems among anaesthetists?

No: Anaesthetists can order a full compliment of tests as any other physician. There are no specific tests that they personally conduct. ...Read more

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The stress test that my dad took revealed possible blocked arteries. Are there any minimumally invasive procedures available to confirm this?

The stress test that my dad took revealed possible blocked arteries. Are there any minimumally invasive procedures available to confirm this?

Procedures: We have many different forms of tests which can be done if appropriate. If your Dad has no symptoms, he may not need a lot of further testing. Discuss with your Dad's doctor. ...Read more

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OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info

OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info

Pudendal neuralgia?: Could be pudendal neuralgia. One way to know is to have the pudendal nerve blocked and see if your pain improves. If this is the case, pelvic floor physical therapy would be helpful. ...Read more

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Will there be clues in LFTs if you have a bad gallbladder? Or LFTs are not accurate enough to defect this ?. Thank u

Will there be clues in LFTs if you have a bad gallbladder? Or LFTs are not accurate enough to defect this ?. Thank u

Sometimes.: Sometimes there will be clues in the liver profile that will point to a potential gallbladder or bile duct problem. However, it is possible to have a severe gallbladder attack and still have normal liver tests. Other tests, such as an ultrasound or other x-ray tests are often necessary to sort this help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some recommended locations or labs to do non-invasive paternity testing in texas (dfw) area. What are your thoughts on the tests accuracy?

What are some recommended locations or labs to do non-invasive paternity testing in texas (dfw) area. What are your thoughts on the tests accuracy?

The most accurate: Test is a blood test. Physician-ordered comparative genomic hybridization, costs ~ $2, 000/person. Each putative father usually pays for his own & shares the cost of the newborn's test. Saliva testing by proprietary labs (e.g., 1-800-whosyourdaddy) are often inaccurate. If either putative father has a family history of an inheritable genetic disorder, his insurance may cover part of the cost. ...Read more

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Are there definitive tests for "hyper-beta androgenic syndrome" that don't require going to mayo? Or treat to diagnose route?

Not really: There is always some uncertainty in medicine. And sometimes, the experts treat with the same rationale. I.E empiric ttament to see if indeed the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will docs only diagnose cerebral palsy when there are definitive findings on mri? What clinical signs might they use instead?

Will docs only diagnose cerebral palsy when there are definitive findings on mri? What clinical signs might they use instead?

Clinical diagnosis: CP is clasically defined as a motor disorder with no effect on cognition. The primary types are spastic diplegia (weakness and spasticity in both legs), spastic hemiplegia (one side of the body), triplegia (three extremities involved), and quadriplegia. An MRI is often helpful when making the diagnosis, but it is not always necessary. A good history and exam is usually sufficient. ...Read more

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What are some tests that are done to diagnose whether or not a person has anxiety?

Yell boo: Kidding, basic blood tests to look for medical condition that can contribute to symptoms. From there, usually a clinical diagnosis, based on the history from and observations of the patient. ...Read more

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Are there any biochemical tests to confirm breast carcinoma apart from clinical examination..

Are there any biochemical tests to confirm breast carcinoma apart from clinical examination..

Only way: To confirm breast cancer is by biopsy only , examination is for clinical diagnosis only , confirmation is by tissue examination ( pathology ) , biochemical tests , tumor markers is for monitoring purposes only. ...Read more

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What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose mitochondrial disorder?

What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose mitochondrial disorder?

A good doctor: Mitochondria have their own dna, so mitochondrial gene mutations must be diagnosed at a lab such as dr. Boles at usc; but diagnosing mitochondrial dysfunction is a matter of appropriate interpretation of symptoms, as well as testing things such as vitamin B12 function (mma), mg (rbc), zn (rbc), and phase angle on body composition analysis. Find a doctor who knows mito disorders. ...Read more

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What type of tests are available to test for problems with sciatica nerve?

What type of tests are available to test for problems with sciatica nerve?

Nerve not the prob: ? re "sciatica": name of pain pattern evoked by impingement of sciatic nerve tract: at vertebral foramen, or at sacroiliac joint, or at pyriformis muscle or by tumor. If nerve injured to point of cell death (most w/o death) use nerve conduction tests to diagnose. Diagnostic info includes Fortin, Short Leg, Gillette & Pyriforms Signs, pelvic girdle counternutation, and MRI imaging. See Osteopath. ...Read more

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Are there karyotyping like genetic level tests to confirm if a couple is compatible & will certainly have healthy children if they plan for pregnency?

Are there karyotyping like genetic level tests to confirm if a couple is compatible & will certainly have healthy children if they plan for pregnency?

Not really: There are no guarantees of compatibility or healthy children. The best thing to do is make sure that you and your partner are healthy and get early prenatal care if she becomes pregnant. If she intends to get pregnant, have her start taking a Folic Acid supplement (found in many vitamins) before she conceives. ...Read more

Pyloric Stenosis (Definition)

A condition in which the pyloric muscle thickens and closes off the outlet to the stomach. This causes vomiting which lead to dehydration. It happens usually between two to eight weeks of age. ...Read more


Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more