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How To Tell If There Are Abnormalities During A Echocardiogram
Will an echo tell whether my murmur is innocent or pathological? And if any further follow up is required? These are the 2 things I want to know.
Can you tell me if there are any situations where one could get an electrocardiogram (ecg) as part of preventative care?
CPE: An ECG is often a part of a complete history and physical examination. Discuss whether it is appropriate for you with your doctor. ...Read more
How early can doctors determine if a fetus has any birth defects from medications? And what test should be preformed ?
Depends on situation: Every newborn should have a thorough exam at birth looking for transient distortions caused by uterine compression, disruptions from intrauterine events, or abnormalities from whatever cause. If mom was on a specific medication, the sometimes hidden effects can be specifically looked for by those aware of the possibilities. There is no one test or group of tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I understand MRI and CT scans are the best way to tell if there is a brain tumor, but can a blood work of neurology reports tell if there is something of concern?
Is there a reliable way to see lung blebs without surgery? And if you can see them, can you reliably predict the likelihood that they'll rupture?
Sometimes: If large enough, ct scan can identify blebs and bullae. There is no way to predict spontaneous pneumothorax, "rupture". If someone has blebs and is planning higher risk activities such as mountain climbing, skydiving, scuba diving, etc... Best to discuss with family physician and consider thoracic surgeon consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if there are any physical symptoms that indicate that there is a problem with your pancreas?
Pain: Lab test is the best non invasive way to know if something is wrong with the pancreas. Otherwise, pain in the middle of the abdomen that radiates to the back is one indication of pancreatitis. Foul, floating stools can also points to possible problem with fat absorption, onr function of the pancreas... ...Read more
Radiation...: Depending on what radiotracer is used, you will be exposed to a small amount of radiation but the benefits of the test should outweigh the risks. Are you having pharmacologic or exercise test? Some of the pharmacologic agents can cause some side effects such as bronchoconstriction but a medication called aminophylline can usually be administered to reverse the side effects. ...Read more
Yes: The most common way to diagnose a pe is a ct scan with dye (cta). A pulmonary arteriogram is also an excellent means of diagnosis but seldom used as it is more invasive. A nuclear medicine scan (v/q scan) may also be helpful , but, is not as definitive and gives a probably of a pulmonary embolus reported a high, low, or intermediate. A cta is by far the most popular study. ...Read more
Yell boo: Kidding, basic blood tests to look for medical condition that can contribute to symptoms. From there, usually a clinical diagnosis, based on the history from and observations of the patient. ...Read more
What tests are used to see if the heart has atrucural damage? And how does a dr determine if the heart us structurally ok?
Yes: Yes, there is a dsm IV category for alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. There are also amounts drank per day or week that can indicate a risk for problems related to alcohol. The hallmarks of any addiction are loss of control of the use of the substance and negative consequences from the use ot the substance, trouble with the law, troubled relationships, loss of job, withdrawals, tolerance etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virginity & Medicine: A physician, if asked at the time of the exam can look for the hymen when the pelvic is happening. But, most physicians would not even be worrying necessarily if someone was a virgin. Physician's often operate with the knowledge that sexual activity is a common part of the human experience. There should be no judgment. A physician is also very well equipped to give you medical answers when asked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How sensitive is a 48hr heart monitor if you DO have all symptoms/events during the recording? Can they miss things?
Ought to detect: IF you truly had sxs, and they were long enough, in other words no delay in recording them, the Holter monitor really ought to have picked up your SVT/PACS or VPCs or whatever your palpitations were. Then again, no test is 100% accurate. See an electrophysiologist for a second opinion if the UK healthcare system permits that. In AMerica you would probably get an implantable loop recorder next. ...Read more
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