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What is the criteria to diagnosis dm2 from an a1c?

What is the criteria to diagnosis dm2 from an a1c?

6.5%: The cutoff for diagnosis of diabetes by HbA1c is 6.5%. This correlates to an average estimated glucose of 125 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Diagnosis is tendovaginitis quervain. What is this?

Diagnosis is tendovaginitis quervain. What is this?

In US: It's dequervain's tenosynovitis or inflammation of a tendon in your wrist. Tendovaginitis quervain is is the term frequently used in europe. ...Read more

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What are the signs of pcos or the labs for diagnosis?

What are the signs of pcos or the labs for diagnosis?

Many possible signs: Most women with pcos have one or more of: irregular periods or no cycles, acne, oily skin, unwanted hair growth especially on the face or lower stomach, infertility or subfertility (difficulty getting pregnant). Some women with pcos have little or no symptoms - we look at symptoms, blood tests including testosterone and dhea sulfate, and an ultrasound of the ovaries to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is tissue diagnosis?

What is tissue diagnosis?

Pathology: A "mass" can be anything including non-cancer. A piece of tissue from a mass (or bone marrow biopsy, or blood) placed on a glass slide for a pathologist to review with special stains and sometimes molecular tests can give a "tissue diagnosis". With very few exceptions (eg, hcc, germ cell cancer) oncologists require a "tissue diagnosis" before treating cancer. ...Read more

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To defer a diagnosis means what?

See details: That usually means that additional testing is needed to confirm a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How is the diagnosis established ?

How is the diagnosis established ?

Definition: Diabetes is currently defined by fasting blood sugars above 125, blood sugars 2 hours after a meal above 200, or hemoglobin A1c (6-week sugar average) above 6.4%. In prediabetes fasting blood sugar is 100-125 and 2-hour sugars are 140-200. A1c levels for prediabetes are typically 5.7-6.4%. ...Read more

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Is kryptopyroluria real? Or is it a bogus diagnosis

Is kryptopyroluria real? Or is it a bogus diagnosis

Kryptopyrroluria: Not main stream medicine. There is a lot of mention in the alternative medicine market, but it seems generally unsubstantiated and some of it is clearly odd. ...Read more

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What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

What are advantages and disadvantages of prenatal diagnosis?

It depends.: If a woman is at higher risk for having a child with a birth defect, detecting it in their unborn child can be helpful. Depending on the results, she may need to deliver in a tertiary setting or she may choose to terminate the pregnancy, . ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses are impossible to have a confirmed diagnosis on?

Was wondering what illesses are impossible to have a confirmed diagnosis on?

Dagnosis limitations: Many illnesses are diagnosed based on the patient's signs and symptoms. Most mental illness have no special test to prove the diagnosis. Lots of infectious diseases have practical limitations to diagnosis. The lyme test doesn't prove lyme disease. And the strep test doesn't prove strep throat! that's why a physician's judgment is so important to identifying your illness. ...Read more

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What is a A1c diagnosis?

Elevated blood sugar: If your blood sugar remains elevated, you will see a rise in your hemoglobin a1c. This "smooths out" the up and down variations in your blood sugar level, and give an indication of the average over time of your blood sugar. So if it is elevated, that means you have diabetes. ...Read more

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Whats a differential diagnosis?

Differential diag.: A differential diagnosis is compiling all of the signs and symtoms of a disease that the patient presents with and arriving at the possibilites of what may be their illness. Each possible diagnosis is either ruled in or ruled out based on findings upon physical exam, laboratory tests, xrays, ct scans, mri, etc. ...Read more

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Could a diagnosis of MS be made?

Could a diagnosis of MS be made?

MS diagnosis pathway: The diagnosis is made by an interview, physical exam, and sometimes MRI and spinal tap testing. For information, see this web tool: http://www.neurocuro.com/how-do-you-know-if-you-have-ms/ ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a cystocele?

How do you diagnosis a cystocele?

Exam: A cystocele is a weakening of the supporting tissue between a woman's vagina and bladder. I will cause a bulge in the superior aspect of the vagina .During the exam you may be asked to cough or bear down to further evaluate the extent of the problem. ...Read more

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Who makes rett syndrome diagnosis?

Who makes rett syndrome diagnosis?

Pediatrician: A good experienced pediatrician can make the diagnosis, especially if they have other patients with rett's. ...Read more

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How can I get a dyslexia diagnosis?

How can I get a dyslexia diagnosis?

Dyslexia testing: Dyslexia needs to be diagnosed by a psychologist who is knowledgeable about learning differences. IQ, academic, and phonological processing will all need to be assessed. ...Read more

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Can social workers offer a diagnosis?

Social worker: They are not licensed as a health care practicioner and thus cannot offer medical advice. ...Read more

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What are the diagnosis of aquaphobia?

What are the diagnosis of aquaphobia?

Aquaphobia is an : anxiety disorder, an abnormal & persistent fear of water with anxiety even when knowing water in an ocean, lake, creek, or even a bathtub poses no imminent threat. It often begins in childhood after a bad experience. Exposure Therapy is the mainstay of treatment See http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-exposure-therapy/0001640. ...Read more

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Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more