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Doctor insights on: Diagnosing Hyperpituitarism

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Are gps good at diagnosing?

Are gps good at diagnosing?

Of course: Gps are the first line doctors. They have to be great at diagnosing. They see everything and have to decide when & how to treat as well as when & to whom to refer to. ...Read more

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What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

What are the best tests for diagnosing MS?

Diagnosing MS: There is no single test that is proof-positive for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. The medical history, neurological exam, MRI, spinal taps or lumbar punctures and lab analysis make the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diagnosing diabetes?

What are the tests for diagnosing diabetes?

Testing for diabetes: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknesses. A1c is an excellent test and vital to the modern management of diabetes; it's NOT the most sensitive diagnostic test, however. Fasting and post-challenge glucoses can both reveal more subtle abnormalities. Random glucose is a blunt instrument. ...Read more

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How reliable is oct scan in diagnosing glaucoma?

How reliable is oct scan in diagnosing glaucoma?

Maybe: The diagnosis of glaucoma relies on many pieces of data. The shape of the optic nerve, retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, visual field testing, c:d volume and rim thickness, intraocular pressure and changes in these parameters over time. It is rare for only one to be abnormal i would suggest a second opinion before starting treatment. Don't just ignore the possible DX , glaucoma can blind. ...Read more

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Which test is most accurate for diagnosing diabetes?

Which test is most accurate for diagnosing diabetes?

No 'best'-: if any of the several we use are abnormal [ fasting sugar, 2hr post-meat sugar, random blood sugar, HgA1c], we label the patient 'diabetic' as early discovery, treatment reduces risks of future complications ...Read more

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What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

Complicated: Cushings syndrome is diagnosed by first having a clinical suspicion followed by careful testing: late night salivary cortisol, urinary cortisol or a Dexamethasone suppression test. Tests must be clearly and reproducibly abnormal. Further identification of the cause of the syndrome needs to be tailored to your particular situation. ...Read more

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I would like help diagnosing a possible mental disorder?

I would like help diagnosing a possible mental disorder?

See your doctor: The best way is to see a Psychiatrist for a comprehensive Psychiatric evaluation. They are the best trained clinicians for diagnosing these disorders. Your family physician or internist can do a good job if well trained and they take the time. Most of the time, making a reliable psychiatric diagnosis requires taking the time to obtain a full history, which is time consuming. ...Read more

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I need help diagnosing what this is on my skin that's spreading. What should I do?

I need help diagnosing what this is on my skin that's spreading. What should I do?

Examination: See your doctor right away for an examination. If the diagnosis is not obvious, a dermatologist may be consulted for their expertise. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the basic test that should be done when diagnosing idiopathic neutropenia in toddlers?

What are the basic test that should be done when diagnosing idiopathic neutropenia in toddlers?

While a CBC/Diff....: Will reveal the neutropenia, unfortunately it goes little toward determining cause. There are a host of tests that could be done to address possible causes, in the case of idiopathic neutropenia of childhood, the clinical status of the patient is often very informative. Often, these patients are well overall and mobilize neutrophils in the setting of infectious challenge. If not gcsf is an option. ...Read more

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Is there a specific criteria for diagnosing Erythromelalgia & does it have any of the same symptoms as some other diseases?

Is there a specific criteria for diagnosing Erythromelalgia & does it have any of the same symptoms as some other diseases?

It is a bed side Dx: erythromelalgia can be a primary disorder by itself or caused by other conditions. Rarely inherited. redness , swelling and pain in the distal extremities , that is on / off , triggered by heat , pressure , exertion , insomnia , stress,... high platelet count , high cholesterol, toxins, drugs can cause it. it is a neurovascular condition leading to narrowing of the fine arterioles in hands feet,.. ...Read more

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I have almost all of the symptoms of borderline pd. Not sure how to bring it up with my dr without sounding that I am self diagnosing.?

I have almost all of the symptoms of borderline pd. Not sure how to bring it up with my dr without sounding that I am self diagnosing.?

Talking to Doctors: You should always and absolutely share with the doctor all that you are wondering or worrying about. We are all used by now to certain 'internet' diagnoses and much of the time my job is to reassure a patient they do not have x, y, and z because of "a, b, or c". Communication is key in the relationship between a patient and physician. Just be prepared if the doctor disagrees with the diagnosi. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for diagnosing sle?

What are the criteria for diagnosing sle?

There are eleven: The American College of Rheumatology has established 11 criteria for the diagnosis of lupus. Having 4 of them gives a persons a 95% likelihood of having lupus?These include skin changes arthritis, major organ system disease and serologic markers like ANA ...Read more

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How helpful is urine in diagnosing diabetes?

How helpful is urine in diagnosing diabetes?

It is helpful: But if wait til sugar appears in urine, you've delayed diagnosis significantly as sugar appears in urine when blood sugar > 200 but DX diabetes with fasting >126. ...Read more

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Is fasting bgl accurate for diagnosing diabetes?

Is fasting bgl accurate for diagnosing diabetes?

Yes: It's one way to diagnose diabetes. Another way is to check a a1c. That test does not require fasting. ...Read more

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Can you name all the tests for diagnosing lupus?

Can you name all the tests for diagnosing lupus?

TESTS FOR LUPUS: Cbc, urine and sed rare.Following test are important to diagnose lups 1ana titer is an important test, it is positive in 97%of patients with lupus.When threeor more typical features of lupus are present like, skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart, blood or nervous system, positive ANA will confirm it 2anti ds dna +iin half patients 3apls antibody+in 30% 4ro/ss-a and la/ss-b in skin lupus sm antibod 30-40%. ...Read more

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Is it really hard diagnosing digestive diseases?

Is it really hard diagnosing digestive diseases?

Depends: Some are common and those are easier to figure out. Some are unusual and harder to sort out. It always helps when people are honest with us and tell us about their diet and the meds and supplements they are taking. ...Read more

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Which tests are most accurate in diagnosing an ibd?

Which tests are most accurate in diagnosing an ibd?

Biopsy: IBD is diagnosed by a combination of the clinical symptoms, duration, the appearance of the mucosa and areas of involvement on a colonoscopic exam, and taking biopsies. The tissue biopsies can give a very good idea of whether a case might be IBD, but since other processes can look similar, your Doctor uses all of the above to make the dx. ...Read more

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