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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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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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