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How Do I Know If I Have Ms
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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