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How Do I Know If I Have Healthy Sperm
Normal Semen Test: A semen analysis evaluates several important aspects of the sperm seen in the ejaculation. The most important are volume of ejaculate, concentration of sperm, % moving, % moving mostly straight, and the appearance of the sperm. If all these are normal, it doesn't always mean "healthy" sperm, as no such term is recognized. Normal semen analysis = fewer fertility issues in the male. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty: If you had hypogonadism as a child you would not go through puberty or only mildly go through it. Men would not grow beards, have strong erections and have small testicles. Women would not ovulate nor produce estrogen thus would not undergo puberty with the associated hair and breast development. If its recent you would loose sex drive gain weight, if so blood tests will prove it. ...Read more
Lab work: Ask your doctor for lab work. There are 3 ways to diagnose pre-diabetes. You need two positive tests to confirm the diagnosis: fasting sugar (prediabetic= 100-125 mmol/dl), 2 hr oral glucose tolerance test (2 hr sugar 140-199 mmol/dl) or hemoglobin A1c (pre-diabetic a1c= 5.7-6.4%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool culture: Symptoms include fever, chills, diarrhea, perhaps nausea and vomiting. Diarrhea may be bloody. Stool culture is required to make the diagnosis. In most cases it will resolve on its own and no treatment is necessary. Young children and the chronically ill should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Bodily preoccupation: The essential characteristic of body dysmorphic disorder is a persistent preoccupation with one or several body parts being ugly, distorted, or otherwise problematic from an aesthetic standpoint. The defect is usually imagined and incongruent with what others perceive about the person's appearance. The preoccupation must also cause enough distress to impair social and vocational functioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i was just told I have diabetes and that I am anemic. I don't know how to handle it. What do I do?
They are separate: Each must be evaluated and treated independently see an internist / primary care md who can address both he can decide if you need a specialist for either. ...Read more
Symptoms and imaging: Diagnosis is made with reasonable certainty based on history and clinical examination. X-rays may confirm the diagnosis. The typical changes seen on x-ray include: joint space narrowing, increased bone formation around the joint, cyst formation, and spurs or osteophytes.Degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis occurs with aging.Jpain and stiffness of joints are symptoms. ...Read more
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