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How Do Doctors Diagnose Amniotic Sac Disorders
With difficulty: Unfortunately it's not always evident. Examination of the stillborn sometimes shows us cord problems or obvious birth defects. The placenta is examined for problems, an autopsy can be ordered on the infant looking for birth defects. Chromosomes & blood tests looking for abnormalities (diabetes, lupus, infection, etc) are also done. However, many times the reason is unexplained or unclear. ...Read more
They can't: Abruption is not always seen on ultrasound. Typically it is associated with bleeding, cramping or painful contractions, or significant pain. It's also the diagnosis of exclusion if all other reasons of bleeding are eliminated. Radiologist can usually see a large placental separation, but rarely is this the first sign of an abruption. Ct scans & mris are not used for this purpose. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: If you are asking about too little amniotic fluid, avoid becoming a diabetic or hypertensive which can decrease fluid. If you are asking about too much fluid, avoid diabetes of pregnancy which can sometimes cause this. If you are asking about amniotic bands, etc then there really is nothing you can do to prevent them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14-15 weeks: Amnio carries procedure related risks including infection, amniotic fluid leak, vaginal bleeding and potential pregnancy loss. Amnio performed earlier than 14 weeks is associated with a significant increase in the complication rate and a significant increase in the risks of fetal limb defects. Amnio should not be performed less than 14 weeks; cvs can be performed for earlier genetic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Observation : I am not sure what age range you mean but the diagnosis is not usually made under the age of three. This does not mean there are not signs that are very suggestive, and that needed therapies should be withheld. There are screening tools that are used and at very young ages may not be as accurate. There are also some children that will improve with therapy and avoid diagnosis. Close followup key. ...Read more
High blood pressure: A blood pressure over 140/90 with or without edema, excessive sudden weight gain, lab abnormalities, headache not relieved by tylenol, (acetaminophen) upper abdominal pain, vision disturbances, seizure or stroke. The most important sign is elevated blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CAT Scan: Rupture of the spleen most commonly occurs after blunt abdominal trauma such as a car crash. Most ers will perform a ct of the abdomen when there is suspicion of abdominal trauma; these scans are very effective in the dx. If a patient is too unstable for a ct scan, an ultrasound may be performed at bedside leading to this diagnosis, yet this test is less specific for diagnosing splenic injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SMFM, ASE.: Check out physicians' membership status at the society for maternal-fetal medicine (smfm - www.Smfm.Org) and/or the american society of echocardiography (ase). ...Read more
Symptoms, Ultrasound: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer related hormo: Cancers like lung cancer can produce chemicals which have hormone like effects on the body. This can cause, for example the calcium level or blood counts to go up. These are called paraneoplastic syndromes, they usually go away once the tumor is removed or controlled with chemotherapy. ...Read more
At 12, 16 or 20 week: There are different ways to test for abnormalities and no one test can find all the problems. At 12 weeks a first screen can test for downs syndrome. At 16 weeks a quad screen or an amniocentesis can test for downs syndrome, abdominal wall defects and spine defects. At 19-20 weeks an ultrasound will look for other abnormalities. You should talk to your doctor about which ones are right for you. ...Read more
Obstetrical Dating: Scanning of the fetus in the first trimester can be performed either transabdominally or transvaginally. Once a pregnancy has been documented, serial examinations are performed and measurements of the fetus, including head circumference, abdomen circumference, and femur length, are used to determine adequacy of growth and development. These parameters are compared to well-established norms. ...Read more
How do you diagnose mythensia gravis, a blood test can't do it?What are the definitive tests when MRI scans are refused to be studied properly by neuros
Multiple modes: Often multiple tests are used and needed to diagnose myasthenia gravis. If you are not satisfied with one doctor you may seek a second opinion, however, it multiple doctors provide the same or similar advice, you will need to look inside yourself. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/myasthenia-gravis/ds00375http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/myasthenia-gravis/ds00375. ...Read more
Newborn screening: All states now screen newborn infants for cf. However, not all infants identified by newborn screening will have cf, many will only be carriers of the CF gene. Diagnosis of CF requires confirmation at a CF center by sweat testing or genetic analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big work up: All suspected patients get blood and urine tests. Then to see how widespread the disease is, ekg, echocardiogram, brain mri, audiology and eye exams are next. Patients with neurologic symptoms need spinal fluid tests, and people with developmental delays get neurogenetic testing and counseling. For more info and to find docs that take care of these diseases, see umdf.Org. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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