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How Can You Tell If You Have Lyme Disease
Food sensitivity lab: In addition to traditional diagnostic procedures you can also get a food sensitivity test. You may not have full blown celiac but you can certainly be sensitive gluten and other foods and a lab such as great plains lab (no connection) has an easy finger stick dry blood spot scientific test. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test, scope : Screening blood tests can be ordered by your health care provider: tissue transglutaminase IgA and total iga. If positive, consultation with a GI specialist is needed for biopsy of the small intestine obtained through an upper GI endoscopy. It is important not to go on a gluten free diet before diagnosis is made. Labs and biopsy return to normal on gluten free diet (false negative). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testing: The gold standard for cd diagnosis has been cited as an intestinal biopsy. A variety of blood tests showing elevated levels of immunoglobulins to tissue transglutaminase and gluten are often a first stage of the investigation. Improvement and reversal of biopsy abnormalities by a gluten free diet is also considered part of the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more
One is inflammation: Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome. It causes chronic abdominal discomfort with changes in bowel movements. Crohn's is characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel, and can often have diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, fevers, arthritis, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints, characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth to touch. Many forms of arthritis, can cause symptoms affecting various organs (kidney, lungs, heart) of the body that do not directly involve the joints. Therefore, symptoms in some patients with certain forms of arthritis can also include fever, and rashes. ...Read more
Get tested...: Get tested and get an exam by your physician. You can't tell for sure by guessing, 'googling' or asking on a question board. See your doc and get tested. Then follow that up with recurrent and consistent medical care for guidance and testing as long as you are sexually active... ...Read more
Your doctor will : your 3-generation family history of Gaucher Disease to convince your insurance company to pay for a Chromosomal Microarray. Mutations of a gene on Chr. 1p22 cause all 3 Types. of GD. Adult Type I can cause fatigue, anemia, osteoporosis, bone pain, easy bruising/ bleeding & enlarged liver &/or spleen. Call the National Gaucher Foundation, 800-504-3189, for information & resources. ...Read more
Colon biopsy: There are many clinical features to suggest crohns. However, diagnosis hinges upon specific features found in biopsy specimens obtained from the colon or small bowel during a colonoscopy. Biopsy specimens should be reviewed by an experienced pathologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get tested: While there are sometimes symptoms of sexually transmitted infections, including hiv, there can be infections without any symptoms. Typical symptoms can include discharges, sores, swollen glands, and other features depending on the infection. To be sure, you should see your provider and ask to be tested. Typically, this means hiv, chlamydia and gonorrhea, but can also include others. ...Read more
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