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What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

What blood tests are there for urology prostate uses?

The PSA & fPSA : Most men are screened with a psa blood test. This test is specific for the prostate but not specific for prostate cancer . It may be elevated by infection, inflammation or benign enlargement. The free psa fraction (fpsa) helps identify men at higher risk for cancer. Perhaps most important is to get a psa at age 40 or 45 as a baseline and then to be able to track changes (psa velocity) over time. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? ...Read more


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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more

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Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

Any noninvasive tests for endometriosis?

CA-125: That is a blood test. If it is normal it is not helpful. In appropriate women, if it is elevated it may suggest endometriosis. An ultrasound may also suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst on the ovary). But a true diagnosis requires surgery. ...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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What is confirmatory test for prostate cancer?

What is confirmatory test for prostate cancer?

A single PSA test is: Rarely an indication for a biopsy, but the pattern of psa and rate of rise calls for biopsy to confirm. Many slight rises lead to bx, with some risks of sepsis, and trivial small foci of low risk cancer that are best observed rather than treated. While the biopsy is the correct answer, the real answer is do you really need to know now, and that is individaully very differnt. ...Read more

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Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Two main tests: Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart and biopsy of the heart muscle to confirm viral damage to the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test available for interstitial cystitis?

Is there a diagnostic test available for interstitial cystitis?

IC: There are 3 basic ways of diagnosing ic, history of urgency/frequency, pain with full bladder and on exam pain over the bladder in the abscence of infection. A potassium sensitivity test done in the office and a cystoscopy with hydrodistension of the bladder done in the operating room under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Somewhat: There's no *absolute* test, but the diagnosis is supported by an abnormal urinalysis, irritative urinary symptoms, and a rectal exam with a tender prostate. ...Read more

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Blood tests and imaging needed for lymphoma?

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Blood tests and imaging needed for lymphoma?

Yes: Blood test, imaging as well as a bone marrow biopsy are needed- as part of the initial staging work up. ...Read more

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Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Which screening tests are performed for pregnancy?

Beta HCG: If you mean test to diagnose pregnancy, urine and/or blood level of beta chain of human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone are tested. ...Read more

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What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more

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What tests are necessary for an MS diagnosis?

What tests are necessary for an MS diagnosis?

MRI is required: The diagnosis of ms can be made by history, examination, and mri, under the new 2010 mcdonald criteria for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Your doctor may need additional testing such as optical coherence tomography, a procedure that evaluates the thickness of the optic nerve, but this is not mandatory. Spinal taps are not as common as in the past. ...Read more

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Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Many: There are many... From kidney to adrenal to bladder and prostate tests. What specifically are you interested in? ...Read more

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Which tests are required for diagnosing throat cancer?

Which tests are required for diagnosing throat cancer?

Dx of throat CA: If by throat you mean in the mouth or voice box area a exam and a biopsy, followed by PET scan. If you mean down in the swallow tube/esophagus a scope with biopsy followed by PET. ...Read more

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Are psa tests for men over 75 necessary?

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Are psa tests for men over 75  necessary?

Here are some ...: The controversy of routine PSA test has been around since its discovery (1970) but intensified drastically especially over the past 6 yrs. To get a glance at this dispute, please, at least, read the first 3 articles on http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. In my practice, I wouldn't test PSA annually for men >75; but I would do it if they're still in "good" health + abnormal rectal exam + ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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What is an imaging test for prostate cancer?

What is an imaging test for prostate cancer?

Many: The common imaging tests in prostate cancer evaluation include ct and MRI of the pelvis and prostate, bone scan, pet-ct bone scan with naf-18 tracer, and rarely the prostascint test. Most cases need a basic ct scan and a bone scan. ...Read more

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Are there any urine tests for prostate cancer?

Are there any urine tests for prostate cancer?

None that: Work, or are in the main stream (no pun intended). The psa test is also not specific for cancer. ...Read more

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What tests are used for screening for breast cancer?

What tests are used for screening for breast cancer?

Radiologic: The best screening procedure for breast cancer is breast palpation. To pick up the earliest lesions, mammography is the best procedure with improved digital and 3D formats. This is followed by sonography to define a localized site in thickened breast tissue and tell whether a lesion has fluid. For a more detailed study, MRI of the breast can detect many lesions not seen on mammo. ...Read more

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Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

Do doctors test for marijuana at a standard physical urine test?

No: The regular urine test doesn't.It is also my understanding that you need to sign a personal authorization to do such a screening test or it would be illegal/unethical. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more