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How do I know if I have fibromyalgia?

How do I know if I have fibromyalgia?

See a doctor: The best way to determine this is to see a doctor who is used to seeing patients with various types of pain. These doctors include rheumatologists, physiatrists, neurologist and orthopedists. These doctors know the appropriate medical work-up and can then suggest the best treatment. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and of muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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How do I know if I have schiznophrenia?

How do I know if I have schiznophrenia?

Schizophrenia: U lose touch with reality, become delusional & hear voices, your thoughts or speech become disorganized, & your social/occupational functioning deteriorates. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lupus?

How do I know if I have lupus?

Check: With rheumatologist. There are physical findings, history and specific labs for the disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have fibromialgia?

How do I know if I have fibromialgia?

Rheumatologist: ? how to know if fibromyalgia (FM) is causing symptoms. The best medical specialist to diagnose FM is a Rheumatologist. The diagnosis is one of exclusion of other medical disorders by means of physical examination, imaging studies, & laboratory analysis of body fluids. As for FM, there are no imaging studies or lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of FM, which is strictly a clinical diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hemiparesis?

How do I know if I have hemiparesis?

One side weakness : If you have one sided weakness, decreased strength, decreased sensation, gait problems, trouble swallowing, then you should be examined. See your doctor for a proper assessment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lyme?

How do I know if I have lyme?

Depends: Up to 30% of those with lyme never test positive. Sometimes lyme is a clinical diagnosis. There is a new test, called ispot lyme, which can pick up more cases than the western blot. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have meningitis?

How do I know if I have meningitis?

See below: The symptoms of meningitis are fever, stiff neck, headache, altered mental status and in some cases seizures. Viral meningitis is usually milder than bacterial meningitis ...Read more

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How do I know if I have vertigo?

How do I know if I have vertigo?

your symptoms: Sensation of spinning, room tilting, floor coming towards you, ceiling tilting, episodic feeling of lightheadedness, feeling of something rushing in the head, are symptoms of vertigo. In severe state there is nausea, vomiting and poor balance. Unsteadiness can occur with even mild vertigo. Symptoms are often triggered by head and or body movements. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have osteoartheritis?

How do I know if I have osteoartheritis?

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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How do I know if I have scoliosis?

How do I know if I have scoliosis?

Xrays: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. An xray is the definitive test. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asperger's?

How do I know if I have asperger's?

See a professional: One should get a consult with a local psychologist or psychiatrist to decide on the diagnosis. It could be another diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have glaucoma?

How do I know if I have glaucoma?

Eye exam plus: A comprehensive eye exam including a history of systemic & ocular problems, family history, & type of present medications. Intraocular pressure is measured. Dilation of the pupils is performed to evaluate the optic nerve, retina & blood vessels. Corneal pachymetry, optical coherence tomography, & visual field testing are performed as necessary. The data gathered is analyzed; diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hydrocephalus?

How do I know if I have hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is a condition where too much cerebrospinal fluid collects within the brain. Early symptoms are headaches which are not easily treated with over the counter medications. As the disorder progresses there can by nausea and vomiting. A consultation with a neurologist might be helpful to determine if you have hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have mrsa?

How do I know if I have mrsa?

Usually Benign Bact: Staphylococcus aureus frequently present human skin & respiratory passages, especially nose. Mrsa merely means resistant multiple abs. Control of this bacteria, as with all, a function of immune system. Sa is most commonly a commensal bacteria, but that reality not good for marketing fear. Dietary choices, activities, emotions & any internal control affecting staph & immune function can change. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hiv?

How do I know if I have hiv?

Get tested for HIV: The only way to know for sure is to get tested forhiv if you're concerned. There are no telltale signs of HIV infection. In fact, many people have no symptoms whatsoever, until their HIV becomes advanced and then they get sick, which may take several years. If you are sexually active, the recommendations are to get an HIV test yearly, although i recommend every 6 months if you are at higher risk. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression?

How do I know if I have depression?

Symptoms: Depresison is defined by a set of symptoms. These symptoms can include low mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, decreased energy, trouble focusing or concentrating, changes in appetite, sleep troubles, and even possibly suicidal thoughts. These symptoms may be present to varying degrees. If you have any or all of these symptoms, you should speak with your physician about treatment options. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have depression?

How do I know if I have depression?

Common: Symptoms of depression are sadness, fatigue, low drive, isolation, avoidance of others, poor appetite, poor sleep, irritability etc. If you have any or most of these symptoms see a doctor for a full diagnosis and begin some treatment plan. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have leukemia?

How do I know if I have leukemia?

Hard to say: Fatigue, pallor weakness are common symptoms, but diagnosis is made by review of blood smear. Symptoms at onset are generally subtle and develop over long periods of time. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anisocoria?

How do I know if I have anisocoria?

Anisocoria: Measure the size of both pupils in the dark and under bright light conditions ...Read more

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How do I know if I have pre-diabetes?

How do I know if I have pre-diabetes?

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 more

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