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How Does The Doctor Examine The 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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