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How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

How do doctors diagnose schizophrenia?

Diagnosis is: made by history, observation and input from relatives/ significant others. Mayo Clinic Defines Schizophrenia as “a severe brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior.” ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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How do doctors diagnose and treat piles?

How do doctors diagnose and treat piles?

Bleeding, pain: Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. If large, they can become trapped and give u pain or at least bad inflamation, itching. Ext. Hemorrhoids can itch and if a clot forms and obstructs them they can b extremely painful and a patch of skin can die off causing infection. Usually begin with fiber and hygine changes, sx if refractory. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose utis?

How do doctors diagnose utis?

Urine tests: The definite answer is from a test called a "urine culture", which allows bacteria (if present) to grow in an incubator. Since that takes a few days, we also rely on a quick "urinalysis" to give hints about whether a UTI is likely or not. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

How do doctors diagnose scoliosis?

Usually by X-rays: The screening test for scoliosis is a forward bending test, where the patient bends forward at the waistband the examiner looks for a rotational deformity, or. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

Blood tests: Blood tests and blood/tissue cultures are necessary for making the diagnosis of brucellosis; they include testing for antibodies against the bacteria and isolating the organism from blood cultures. Brucellosis is treated with a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

How do doctors diagnose arteriosclerosis?

Many tests: Through carotid (ultrasound) scan, nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram, echocardiogram, pet scan, ct scan, mri, ankle brachial index test, peripheral ultrasound, ekgs. These tests are only used after a thorough history and physical that provides the indications for the appropriate test(s). ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose and treat amebiasis?

How do doctors diagnose and treat amebiasis?

Amebiasis: Often seen in tropical areas. Can check organism (Entamoeba histolytica) under microscope (but may be confused with others). often treated with metronidazole. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose colitis?

How do you diagnose colitis?

Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

How do doctors diagnose meningitis?

Lumbar puncture: Symptoms of meningitis typically include high fever, ill-appearing child, vomiting (usually without diarrhea), neck pain/stiffness or alteration in mental status (eg. Excessive lethargy). Some children may have a purplish rash on the body. The clinical signs may prompt further testing. The definitive study of choice is a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). ...Read more

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How do doctors treat hemmroid?

How do doctors treat hemmroid?

Fiber and fluids : And cut out caffeine in all forms and minimize alcohol intake, stop reading on the toilet, avoid constipation and diarrhea, drink 80-100 o8unhces of fluids per day, more if you exercise or sweat a lot on the job. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose behavior problems?

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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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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 you diagnose celiac?

How do you diagnose celiac?

A couple of ways: Celiac is diagnosed either through a blood test or a biopsy. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose milk allergies?

How do doctors diagnose milk allergies?

Skin or blood test: Milk allergy usually begins in infancy. Most children have skin or GI issues (pain and diarrhea). Less common are nasal and chest symptoms or anaphylaxis. The diagnosis is made by skin test (by an allergist) or by measuring specific ige (blood test). Many infants, older children and adults are intolerant to milk in which case these tests would be negative. Other types of milk allergy do exist. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat arachnoiditis?

How do doctors treat arachnoiditis?

Tough case: Sorry to hear you have this condition. Since it is not correctable surgically you are really stuck with managing the symptoms. There are some interventional pain management techniques that may help. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent option as an addition to medication management and psychological counseling for coping techniques. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to diagnose ovarian cysts?

What do doctors do to diagnose ovarian cysts?

Usually ultrasound.: Most ovarian cysts are diagnosed by ultrasound. This is a noninvasive radiologic test. It is safer than ct, without radiation and is both cheaper than ct and mri. Ovarian cysts, however, may be found on ct if the patient was referrred for a ct study for nonspecific abdominal or pelvic pain symptoms. ...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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Can you tell me how do doctors diagnose depression?

Can you tell me how do doctors diagnose depression?

Clinical interview: Doctors mainly diagnose depression through clinical interviews -- but they may also do lab studies to rule out other conditions which can either mimic or worsen depression. Corroborating information from family or other close relationships may sometimes be helpful. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose autoimmune hepatitis?

How do doctors diagnose autoimmune hepatitis?

Blood tests: There are blood tests to detect the antibodies attacking the liver. Further tests/procedures may be needed to confirm that the problem is not something else (such as primary biliary cirrhosis). ...Read more

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How do doctors check teenagers for ibs?

How do doctors check teenagers for ibs?

Same as for adults: Typically the workup for ibs in a teenager is the same as for adults with a few exceptions. Your doctor may check for other intestinal disorders that are unique to children and teenagers before diagnosing someone with ibs. The workup may include blood work and some imaging studies and possibly a referral to a intestinal specialist-- a gastroenterologist. ...Read more