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How To Tell If You Have Marfan
Having the features: Features suggestive of marfan syndrome include: above-average height, long arms, long fingers, flat feet, high-arched palate, narrow face, crowded teeth, small lower jaw, pectus carinatum (pigeon chest), pectus excavatum (sunken chest), hunchback (hunchback), scoliosis (crooked back), hypermobile/hyperflexible joints, etc... A person with several of these features can see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 ways to diagnose: Hi. It's pretty easy to test, and there are 4 ways (not all are equal in sensitivity & specificity). 1) fasting glucose 126 or higher, 2) random (non-fasting) 200 or greater, 3) A1c 6.5% or greater, or 75-gram glucose tolerance test with 2-hour glucose 200 or greater. Most people start with a fasting glucose. There is also a gray zone between normal and diabetes now called pre-diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Testing: The gold standard for cd diagnosis has been cited as an intestinal biopsy. A variety of blood tests showing elevated levels of immunoglobulins to tissue transglutaminase and gluten are often a first stage of the investigation. Improvement and reversal of biopsy abnormalities by a gluten free diet is also considered part of the diagnostic criteria. ...Read more
Examination: Kyphosis is a normal curvature of the thoracic spine. I am assuming that you are referring to hyperkyphosis. This is where the upper back rounded forward in an exaggerated fashion. At some point there may develope a hump in back called a dowager hump. This may cause by osteoporosis, compression fractures, degenerative arthritis, scheuermann, s disease, etc. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints, characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth to touch. Many forms of arthritis, can cause symptoms affecting various organs (kidney, lungs, heart) of the body that do not directly involve the joints. Therefore, symptoms in some patients with certain forms of arthritis can also include fever, and rashes. ...Read more
TMJ: Common symptoms for temporomandibular joint dysfunction may include; jaw stiffness, jaw joint noises, limited jaw opening, facial muscle soreness, ear pain, bite changes, difficulty chewing. A thorough history and proper evaluation is needed to determine the most appropriate diagnosis and therapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
BDD: Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental health condition in which a person obsesses over what they perceive to be a bodily flaw. The flaw may be real but minor or just imagined. It causes the person distress. Do you obsess over something about your body that you don't like. Do you continue to find fault with that aspect of your body even if there is objective evidence that it is normal? ...Read more
Diagnosing scabies: Scabies is an infestation with a microscopic mite. It generally itches worse at night, and involves the spaces between fingers, underarms, waistline, and groin. I will treat proactively with a history of 2-3 weeks of itch, worse at night, and not responsive to topical measures. Family members itching helps clinch the diagnosis. The skin test is too unreliable, which is why i treat on history alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See the details: If you are tall, have very flexible joints, have any issues with the lenses of your eyes as well as other numerous finding on exam, you may have it. Have your doctor take a look or refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Difficult: To tell sometimes, because appendicitis symptoms are varied. Usually, nausea and vomiting precedes pain in appendicitis, whereas if it is pain of musculoskeletal origin, it is the other way around. The only way to know for certain is with a ct scan, . And even they can't tell. You should go to er if you have right lower quadrant abd pain with nausea and vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Detailed description: Migraine is a disorder that is made from clinical information only. Very detailed description of events, careful calendar of times and triggers, and exclusion of other possible causes for headache all are necessary and appropriate. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. Consult with a migraine specialist may also be appropriate. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia: is a systemic pain syndrome which produces more general pain throughout the body. To be included in the diagnosis of FM, this pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine, and must be present for a minimum of three months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best answer: Best answer, ask your dentist or see an orthodontist. Biting edge of upper from teeth should be about 2mm horizontally in front of lower front teeth, and should vertically cover biting edge of lower front teeth by about 2mm. If you have an anterior open bite (front teeth don't overlap) or an excessive horizontal or vertical overbite, other teeth and jaws may be malaligned--see an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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