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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more


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What tests can diagnose ovarian cancer?

What tests can diagnose ovarian cancer?

CA-125 , ultrasound: Routine screening is not recommended on people with average risk. Family history is a strong risk factor. In these patients ca-125 (it is a tumor marker checked in blood) also transvaginal ultrasound can help early diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Would blood tests diagnose testicular cancer?

Some can help..: The diagnosis of testicular cancer requires a tissue biopsy to determine that cancer is present and the specific type. There are some tumor markers for testicular cancer that can be detected in the blood to help determine response to chemotherapy and disease activity. These are not present in all patients with testicular cancer and are not used for the actual diagnosis of the cancer. ...Read more

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Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

Does ultrasound tests for ovarian cysts?

An U/S of anything: Shows size, shape, and consistency of the tissue, or inconsistencies that are fluid filled (cysts) or solid filled or at least not filled with water density...This can be menstrual cycle dependent as well, and ovaries are on both sides, with the tubes are called adnexa. Fluid in the abdomen acan also be seen. None of this provides a diagnosis: need cells or tissue. ...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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Polycystic ovaries examination includes what tests?

Polycystic ovaries examination includes what tests?

A few: Ultrasounds, and some basic blood work ordered by your physician would be the inital work up. ...Read more

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Apart from ultrasound what other tests confirm pcos presence?

Apart from ultrasound what other tests confirm pcos presence?

MRI can: From an imaging stand point, MRI is very useful as is ct on occasion. Laboratory values are important. ...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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How accurate is a 2d ultrasound at diagnosing gynecological issues like pcos, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc...?

How accurate is a 2d ultrasound at diagnosing gynecological issues like pcos, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, etc...?

Depends: Cysts and fibroids are easy to see. Endometriosis is not diagnosed by ultrasound. Pcos is diagnosed by medical history and lab work using an ultrasound as supplemental evidence. ...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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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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Can preimplantation genetic diagnosis testing work on diagnosising ataxia telangiectasia?

Can preimplantation genetic diagnosis testing work on diagnosising ataxia telangiectasia?

Perhaps: It is a genetic disorder with the parents acting as carriers. Atcp.Org might be a good starting place to investigate genetic counseling prior to conception and try to evaluate your risk. ...Read more

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Please describe tests for tumor markers.?

Please describe tests for tumor markers.?

Hope for thr future: Tumor markers are substances found in the blood, urine, stool, other bodily fluids, or tissues of some patients with cancer. Tumor markers can be used to assess the response of a tumor to treatment and for prognosis, , researchers have hoped that they might also be useful in screening tests that aim to detect cancer early, before there are any symptoms. ...Read more

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What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

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What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read more

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Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

Will a pelvic exam and pap smear detect pcos and/or endometriosis?

No: Not really. The pelvic exam can rule out any masses or major abnormalities. Pcos is diagnosed based on clinical findings and abnormalities in blood work(hormonal). Endometriosis is diagnosed by laparoscopy. ...Read more

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What blood tests can help diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome?

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What blood tests can help diagnose paraneoplastic syndrome?

Serum Ab: It is a clinical diagnosis. But detection of some well characterized paraneoplastic antibodies in serum or CSF can be helpful. For example, anti-hu (encephalomylitis/sclc), anti-yo (cerebellar degeneration/breast or gyn cancer), anti-calcium channel (lambert-eaton syndrome), etc. Of note, negative antibody does not exclude the diagnosis. ...Read more

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After neurological examination,specialist said I'm surely narcoleptic.suggested polisomnogram + test mst. Are these tests necessary to make diagnosis?

After neurological examination,specialist said I'm surely narcoleptic.suggested polisomnogram + test mst. Are these tests necessary to make diagnosis?

Narcolepsy: I am not a neurologist. But my patients with narcolepsy all received a polysomnogram & multiple sleep latency test. I think it is important to insure that you don't just have excessive daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

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Can genetic tests help doctors diagnose disease?

Can genetic tests help doctors diagnose disease?

Yes, some: Yes, genetic tests can help diagnose some diseases but by no means the majority of diseases - at least at this point in time. ...Read more

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How accurate are transabdominal ultrasounds in diagnosing ovarian cancers?

How accurate are transabdominal ultrasounds in diagnosing ovarian cancers?

No known stats.: First, this is not the ultrasound usually done today, transvaginal is. This is done with a manual pelvic exam and ca-125 levels. Second, there has not been a prominent study that I have seen that determines the accuracy of diagnosis by this test. The most accurate way is probably surgery, where specimens can be taken and examined under a microscope to see if it is cancer. ...Read more

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