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How does a doctor diagnose hemorrhoids?

How does a doctor diagnose hemorrhoids?

Physical exam: first by asking you questions, then by physical examination which consist of digital rectal examination and proctoscopy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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How can my doctor diagnose ovarian cancer?

How can my doctor diagnose ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer test: The best initial test for someone with symptoms of ovarian cancer (bloating, gastrointestinal changes, abdominal pain, urinary symptoms) is a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound. This test can alert the doctor to the possibility of ovarian cancer. However, the only definitive way to make a diagnosis is with surgery. There is no effective screening test yet for women without symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

How do you diagnose uterine cancer?

Biopsy: Typically it is diagnosed by doing an endometrial biopsy after a women presents with post menopausal bleeding or a thickened uterine lining is seen on a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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How do you treat uterus cancer?

How do you treat uterus cancer?

Usually hysterectomy: The standard of practice is hysterectomy, but if reproduction is desired sometimes it can be treated hormonally. This can be through injection, pills or an IUD which all deliver a progesterone related hormone type. You can't get pregnant while on treatment, but maybe after. Otherwise, it is surgery and possible radiation +/- chemo less often, depending on surgical findings and "stage". ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors find an ovarian cyst?

Can you tell me how doctors find an ovarian cyst?

Exam and ultrasound: Initially a doctor may feel that an ovary is enlarged. However, in order to really see if it is a cyst or a solid or complex mass or tumor, an ultrasound is needed. MRI can also be done, but ultrasound is very good and easier to get and tolerate. ...Read more

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How does a doctor diagnose breast cancer?

How does a doctor diagnose breast cancer?

Exam and imaging: Breast examination, mammography and ultrasound. Sometimes mri. Anything suspicious on any of these examinations lead to biopsy - usually with a core needle. ...Read more

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What is uterine fibroid embolization? How do you treat it?

What is uterine fibroid embolization? How do you treat it?

A procedure: Uterine fibroid embolization is a procedure that is used to treat fibroids of the uterus. It involves blocking off the blood vessels that supply the fibroids. IT is one option for people with symptomatic fibroids. The risks and benefits of this procedure should be discussed with a gynecologist. along with alternatives and the procedure itself discussed with an interventional radiologist ...Read more

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How do you treat uterine fibroids?

How do you treat uterine fibroids?

Hysterectomy: Uterine fibroids are frequently treated with a hysterectomy. Other treatments are Uterine Artery Embolization; Focused ultrasound; myomectomy; and in selected cases, Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

How do you diagnose ovarian cysts?

Ultrasound: Ovarian cysts are best evaluated by transvaginal ultrasound. If you are young and have periods, most cysts are ok, though they may grow large and rupture and cause pain. If you have gone through menopause, ovarian cysts need to be followed more closely, since they may be cancer. Pelvic MRI is helpful in evaluating persistent cysts or cysts which may partially contain solid tissue. ...Read more

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How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

Examination: The diagnosis can usually be made by physical examination of the breasts. Sometimes mammography and ultrasound are helpful. Occasionally, biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how treatable is ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me how treatable is ovarian cancer?

Treatable!: Ovarian cancer is almost always treated first with surgery. The goal is to remove every bit of ovarian cancer, including the tiny nodules you see in the picture. This might involve removing the ovaries and uterus, parts of the bowel or bladder, etc. Chemotherapy may be given after surgery to decrease the risk of ovarian cancer returning. It's curable if all the cancer can be removed! ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much does a transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

Can somebody tell me how much does a transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

None at all!: Transvaginal Ultrasound is painless specially for women who use tampons for sanitary protection. It is not comfortable for a few minutes in girls who have never been sexually active. But, in general, it is a pleasant, quick and productive test. ...Read more

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How does a gynecologist to tell if you have PID or ovarian cancer?

How does a gynecologist to tell if you have PID or ovarian cancer?

Trained to do: Gynecologist is highly trained professional in female health problems , can ' tell if you have pid or ovarian cancer " by examination and tests , just like an orange from apple. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to treat a bleeding uti?

Can someone tell me how to treat a bleeding uti?

Bleeding: It is not uncommon to have blood present in a urinary tract infection. The treatment for blood in the urine in the setting of an infection is to treat the underlying infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how endometriosis cause infertility?

Can you tell me how endometriosis cause infertility?

Endometriosis: Over time endometrial tissue may grow & spread into the ovaries & may occlude the fallopian tubes. Blood in ovaries may form into cysts. The endometrial tissue responds to hormones that cause normal menstrual bleeding. Repeated inflammation can lead to formation of scar tissues. These changes can lead to fertility problems. ...Read more

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How does a doc diagnose fibromyalgia?

How does a doc diagnose fibromyalgia?

Multifactorial: FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors. Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity. ...Read more

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How does a doc diagnose diabetes?

How does a doc diagnose diabetes?

Fasting Blood glucos: By doing a fasting blood sugar ( glucose) and a hba1c test ( a test that gives you an avarage blood sugar over a 3 month period). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors treat internal bleeding?

Can you tell me how doctors treat internal bleeding?

Where is bleeding?: The answer depends on where the bleeding is occurring. Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract may require endoscopy, a radiologic procedure, or operation. Bleeding into the abdomen may require operation, but often, it can just be watched. Without knowing exactly where the bleeding is happening, it is hard to answer. I would ask your doctor to describe exactly where the bleeding is occurring. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose infertility?

How do you diagnose infertility?

It depends: The primary test for men is the semen analysis, best done by a fertility specialist. For women, you can do your own ovulation predictor kit and see if you are ovulating. There is an office test called femvue to see if your fallopian tubes are open. There are also blood tests to evaluate your hormones. You may enjoy my book tick tock www.Ticktock.Ws, about my own infertility journey. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more