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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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Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...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 compression neuropathies?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is compression neuropathies?

Examination: A good physical examination can diagnose a compression neuropathy. This diagnosis can be confirmed with tests such as mris and emgs(nerve tests). ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is c-section complications?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is c-section complications?

Experience: A qualified physician not only knows how to avoid complications, they must also know how to recognize them & fix the problem. Whether it's from infection, injury, hemorrhage, or trauma; an experienced ob/gyn knows how to keep you safe, correctly explain the complication, and help you understand what it means in regards to your health. A good doc will tell you exactly what happened. ...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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What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?

What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?

Ankle Bursa: A bursa is a fluid filled sac between tendon and bone that can act as a cushion, the "ankle bursa" is usually associated with the bursa sac near your achilles tendon/ heel cord. Having it "burst" could mean it ruptured or popped, and generally there is pain and swelling associated with this. Usually, the recommended treatment is antiinflammatory medication, rest, cut-out back of the shoe, pt. ...Read more

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How should you treat a puncture wound to the heal/palm lower part of the hand?

How should you treat a puncture wound to the heal/palm lower part of the hand?

Observation: Unfortunately, puncture wounds tend to close vary rapidly so soap, water and topical treatments are essentially worthless. The problem is that the puncture pushes foreign material deep into the tissues and so not much can be done unless the problem materializes additional trauma from cleansing may worsen things. Make sure tetanus is ok and then watch carefully. Get to a doc for increased pain. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

Depends: You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it. I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...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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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the leg?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the leg?

Puncture wound leg: Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing. Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures. ...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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Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

Depends on type: If you had a vaginal mesh procedure, then you should seek treatment either with the implanting surgeon, a urogynecologist, or a urologist trained in female pelvic surgery. If you had a hernia repair, then you should seek treatment with the implanting surgeon or another general surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

How far does the Achilles tendon ascend in the leg? What is a common diagnostic tool to diagnose injury/disease of the tendon that isn't ruptured?

1/3 up the leg: Achilles tendon merges into your gastro-soleus muscles about 1/3 up the leg from the heel. MRI is the best diagnostic tool to see inflammatory changes or tears. Real time Ultrasound examination shows full thickness tears. ...Read more

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What is the difference if you got hit on the nose, anyplace. How do you know if the bone or cartilage is broken or is it the nerves that is hurting?

What is the difference if you got hit on the nose, anyplace. How do you know if the bone or cartilage is broken or is it the nerves that is hurting?

Broken Nose: If the nose is hit/struck, a broken nose usually causes black eyes. A broken nose is essentially not painful. A very painful nose might be due to a localized staph infection and needs treatment. ...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 exactly is a rupture in the Achilles tendon, how is it treated, & what is the treatment time? Is there any kind of physical activity I can do?

What exactly is a rupture in the Achilles tendon, how is it treated, & what is the treatment time? Is there any kind of physical activity I can do?

Depends how your: ruptured it, and what recommendations your orthopedic surgeon has on the extent of rupture, type of repair needed. Since it involved weight bearing, the recovery will depend on what else is also injured along with this, and not adding more to it. Let your doctor dictate what activity you can do, or not do, so you can have full recovery. It may take a few months to heal,along with physical therapy. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more