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How Is Gerd Typically Diagnosed
Hands-on exam: There is no blood test, image (x-ray, mri) test, or procedure (biopsy, EMG test). The test for fibromyalgia is the history and physical exam of a skilled physician who knows the diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia. That exam includes palpation of the defined 'tender points' of fibromyalgia--you must have at least 11 of 18. You must also meet the other diagnostic criteria to have fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
By symptoms: Galactorrhea is diagnosed by symptoms. It is usually due to an elevation in your prolactin level, a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland. Prolactin can be elevated due to a tumor or by excessive nipple stimulation. Pituitary gland is located between the optic chiasm in the brain. If galactorrhea is due to a pituitary gland tumor, patient may have visual changes and/or headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms vary: Infants normally spit up some following ingestion of liquids. Severity of reflux is judged by volume, frequency and weight gain. Symptoms include frequent spitting up, irritability, refusal to eat, and lack of normal weight gain. If reflux or vomiting several hours after meal, means also slow gastric emptying.Antireflux meds may not help. Ugi, nm gastric emptying, ph probe tests may be used to dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaulation: Lumbago is a fancy medical word for low back pain. It is diagnosed via performing a history and examination of the patient. Most cases respond within 8-10 days treated with NSAID medication, short term rest (about 24 hrs), and resuming ambulation. Severe cases (continuing pain, leg pains, weakness, neurologic symptoms, bowel/bladder issues) require radiology studies and advanced management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy: Patients with lobular carcinoma in situ (lcis) typically do not have any symptoms and the abnormality cannot usually be seen on mammograms. It is usually diagnosed when a breast biopsy is performed for other reasons, such as an unrelated breast lump. The examination of the tissue by a pathologist under a microscope shows the abnormal cells found in lcis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti reflux Rx: Be is a complication of chronic reflux; may be painless. Cells in lower esophagus look like intestinal cells, would be ok if they weren't esoph. Cells; less resistant to chemical onslaught. Pre-cancerous. 1% of barrett's pts. May develop adeno (gland) ca of esoph. Rx with aggressive med rx, ppi twice a day, and follow up endoscopy to check for "dysplasia"-more cancer-like; can remove by scope. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Symptomatic: Treatment of cfs focuses on the relief of symptoms. Lifestyle changes, eating a healthy whole food based diet. Improved sleep habits, going to bed and getting up at the same time each day. Use of either supplements or medications to help improve the quality of sleep, energy and reduce pain, gradually increasing exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, all can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical Evaluation: The diagnosis of appendicitis is made by taking a careful history of one's symptoms, doing a careful physical exam, and performing basic laboratory work. If the diagnosis is unclear, a ct of the abdomen, or, less frequently, an ultrasound may aid in making the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formal evaluation: A formal evaluation is necessary and referral to a speech language pathologist may be indicated. Test used to evaluate dysphagia include a video fluoroscopic swallowing study or a fiber optic endoscopic swallowing evaluation. These tests are not necessary in all cases. Consult your physician for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biopsy: Ductal carcinoma in situ (dcis) is initially seen on mammogram as a cluster of abnormal microscopic calcifications in the breast. A biopsy is then done to obtain a sample of the area of breast tissue in question. When the biopsy tissue is examined under a microscope it will definitively diagnose the dcis cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COPD...: COPD is diagnosed by clinical symptoms in conjunction with pulmonary function tests. Treatment usually consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen therapy is prescribed if the oxygen level is low. Smoking cessation is also essential to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain pills: 3 meds are FDA approved & are non-opiate pain pills. None proven to improve sleep disorder, a sentinel FM symptom. Alternative therapies treat various FM causal factors: weight loss, improved muscle tone & mass via aquatherapy, improved sleep & pain control with cannabis, pelvic girdle stabilization with SIJ belt & Prolotherapy, & mindfulness therapy for depression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. Patients often complain of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath. It can occur in any age group, although it is the most common chronic illness in children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gastroparesis Dx: The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'. That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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