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How do doctors diagnose amniotic sac disorders?

How do doctors diagnose amniotic sac disorders?

Ultrasound: Many but not all disorders are noted during sonograms, especially while monitoring twin or other multiple pregnancies. Some can not be determined till birth. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

How do doctors diagnose cause of stillbirth?

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

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Radiologists please answer. How do you diagnose placental abruption?

Radiologists please answer. How do you diagnose placental abruption?

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 more

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How can I prevent amniotic sac disorders?

How can I prevent amniotic sac disorders?

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 more

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How early can doctors do an amniocentesis?

How early can doctors do an amniocentesis?

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 more

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How do doctors diagnose babies with autism?

How do doctors diagnose babies with autism?

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

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How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

How do doctors diagnose pregnancy-induced hypertension?

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 more

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How do doctors diagnose an eating disorder?

How do doctors diagnose an eating disorder?

Exam: Through taking a good history of eating habita and body image issue and also through doing a good details physical exam, sometimes may need the help of some blood testing. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose a ruptured spleen?

How do doctors diagnose a ruptured spleen?

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 more

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Does anyone know where to find out about mfm doctors and radiologist credentials for fetal echo?

Does anyone know where to find out about mfm doctors and radiologist credentials for fetal echo?

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

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How do you diagnose a placental abruption?

How do you diagnose a placental abruption?

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 more

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Can doctors tell me what does paraneoplastic syndrome refer to?

Can doctors tell me what does paraneoplastic syndrome refer to?

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

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When do doctors test the fetus forr abnormalities?

When do doctors test the fetus forr abnormalities?

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

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How do doctors measure a baby's development with ultrasound?

How do doctors measure a baby's development with ultrasound?

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

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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

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

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How do they diagnose CF in baby?

How do they diagnose CF in baby?

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 more

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How do they diagnose trisomy from parents?

How do they diagnose trisomy from parents?

Blood test: Parental blood tests to analyze chromosomes to see if they are carriers of the problem that leads to the trisomy. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

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 more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

Behavior problems Dx: Thorough history, both individual & family, observation, behavior check lists, psychological testing, response to treatment & progress over time. ...Read more

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