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How do you tell if your appendix is causing the pain in your abdomen?

How do you tell if your appendix is causing the pain in your abdomen?

Varying presentation: May start with mild pain around the belly button which worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations, so if you have severe abdominal pain it is best to get emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is bone infection?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is bone infection?

Exam, x-rays, labs: Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion. Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. X-rays can also help. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is hematocele?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is hematocele?

Hematocele: Scrotal hematoma.....Blood in scrotum....Is very obvious, the scrotum will be black/blue.....Like an egg plant.....If just swollen it is edema or a hydrocele.... ...Read more

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How do the doctor know how many weeks your pregnant by feeling your stomach? Where is it located and how can you tell it's your uterus?

How do the doctor know how many weeks your pregnant by feeling your stomach? Where is it located and how can you tell it's your uterus?

Experience plus+: We can make a guess by feeling how big the uterus is because we have experience in feeling. But an ultrasound is what is really needed to be sure. ...Read more

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Where is your appendix and how do know the symptom?

Where is your appendix and how do know the symptom?

Right lower abdomen: appendix is on right side of lower abdomen. pain is severe enough to seek care asap.rarely symptoms are atypical and the diagnosis can be missed and delayed. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

History & physical: Usually by performing a history and physical examination with possible radiologic evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment ?

How do you diagnosis a hernia in the abdomen, and what is the treatment ?

See a Doctor: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall. They can occur anywhere, but commonly in the groin, belly button, and previous incisions. Treatment depends on your symptoms. If they do not have incarcerated (stuck) bowel or pain, then they can be monitored. If they cause problems such as pain, cannot push it back in, etc, then it will need surgical repair. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is mumps?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is mumps?

Signs and symptoms: Mumps almost always causes painful swelling of the parotid glands and fever. In adults it may also inflammation of the testis, pancreas and nerve damage. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is lymphoma?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is lymphoma?

Biopsy results: Lymphoma refers to cancer of the lymph glands. The typical test to confirm a diagnosis is by biopsy of the suspicious lymph node. In some cases a biospy may not be necessary ut blood tests and bone marrow bipsies can be helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean a when you can see your pulsation on the lower left side of your neck?

What does it mean a when you can see your pulsation on the lower left side of your neck?

Normal: A well-hydrated person has a visible jugular venous pulse. Most people have at least one external jugular vein on each side that's easy to see when you lie down. The internal jugular venous pulse and the carotid pulses may also be visible. ...Read more

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How long does a stye on your upper eyelid take to be removed if you go to the doctors? Does the doctor have to sleep your eye when they drain it?

How long does a stye on your upper eyelid take to be removed if you go to the doctors? Does the doctor have to sleep your eye when they drain it?

Stye treatment: If you have tried warm compresses and massage to the eyelid for a period of 3-4 days and there is no change in the size of the stye, seeing the eye doctor to have this opened and drained is the best option. It is a rather quick procedure in most cases. The doctor will numb your eyelid and then use tiny instruments to open the area of the stye and remove the stye. ...Read more

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If you have numbness and tingling in the hand does it come from your neck? Does the doctor perform a EMG? Please help what kind of exam takes place?

Hold your horses: The first "exam" that needs to be done is a history and physical by a clinician in the office. Don't be so ready to second-guess the process. Would you do that with your lawyer or mechanic or plumber? ...Read more

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I will undergo an MRI of the aorta, what will the doctors be able to see except the aorta? will they take pics from the side or from above my body?

I will undergo an MRI of the aorta, what will the doctors be able to see except the aorta? will they take pics from the side or from above my body?

MRI: The MRI will show most of your internal organs and can usually be reconstructed in 3D depending on the technique. REad the following to help you be prepared for the study. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/mri/basics/definition/prc-20012903 ...Read more

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During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

During a testicular exam, does the doctor actually look and touch the testicles? And do I have to show my penis to the doctor during it?

Exam: Yes, it's the only way. There are serious conditions that have to be evaluated by physical exam to detect and diagnose. It can be difficult feeling vulnerable and exposed. Take a minute to share your concerns with the doctor to allow him or her to help you feel more comfortable. It could save your life. ...Read more

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Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Why does the doctor tap on your chest during an exam? What exactly is he looking for?

Aeration: The method of tapping on the chest is called percussion. It is done to different parts of the body. On the chest, the doctor is making sure the lungs are filled with air and not fluid or infection. ...Read more

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What if the doctor doing a colonoscopy enters the duodenum by mistake? What is the danger and what does he have to do to correct it?

What if the doctor doing a colonoscopy enters the duodenum by mistake? What is the danger and what does he have to do to correct it?

IMPOSSIBLE: That is IMPOSSIBLE during a COLONOSCOPY.. the SCOPE won't reach that far!!!! You probably had (in addition to the colonoscopy) an UPPER gastrointestinal exam (They are often done in "one sitting" to avoid sedation x2!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does pain in the right side of the abdomen mean?

Can doctors tell me what does pain in the right side of the abdomen mean?

Many things: It could be related to the food you eat. It may be gallstones. It could be your liver or pancreas. Kidney stones on the right will cause pain. Also it could be due to your appendix. Get checked out by your primary care and they can help steer you in the right direction/. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is anemia?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is anemia?

Low red blood count: If you have symptoms and signs suggestive of anemia like tiredness, pale mucus membranes or obvious bleeding, your doctor will run a blood test indicating the percent of red blood cells in your blood, the parameters of the cells to determine if you do not make enough or are nutritionally deficient, etc. This is a usually obvious diagnosis but the cause takes a little work to find out. ...Read more

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Does the same doctor have to remove your iud?

Does the same doctor have to remove your iud?

IUD removal: Any qualified medical provider can take out an iud. It does not have to be the doctor who put it in. ...Read more