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How would I be able to tell if my liver were not functioning properly?

How would I be able to tell if my liver were not functioning properly?

Blood test: Early liver dysfunction will not have symptoms. A blood test may be the only indicator of abnormal function. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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How would I be able to tell if I were sterile?

How would I be able to tell if I were sterile?

Testing by doctors: To see if a person is sterile, tests are done by doctors. For men, semen analysis can tell how many sperm are there, and whether they are normal or abnormal. For women, doctors look at hormone levels, check ovaries for egg follicles, check uteri and fallopian tubes for obstructions, etc... ...Read more

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Would I be able to tell if my spleen were enlarged?

Not likely: The spleen is located toward the back and under the left ribs. The spleen would have to become quite large for someone to be able to feel it or cause local pressure feelings. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have adhd?

How would i be able to tell if I have adhd?

Testing: By a clinical psychologist who specializes in assessment of childhood and adolescent disorders may help here. Treatment includes both medication by a psychiatrist as well as behavioral therapy by a psychologist who may specializize in this area. The research shows that the combined treatment is more effective than either treatment alone. Please also understand it's treatable and should not prevent you from achieving your goals in life. ...Read more

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What to do if I was given urinalysis results, would they be able to identify the condition?

What to do if I was given urinalysis results, would they be able to identify the condition?

Depends on condition: Urine tests can identify some issues like urinary infection but need to be interpreted along with rest of the health issues. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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If my spleen didn't work, would I be able to tell?

If my spleen didn't work, would I be able to tell?

Probably not, maybe: If the spleen is not working, eg from injury from sickle cell anemia, it is more likely to become seriously ill from bacterial meningitis or sepsis (blood infection) from strep pneumonia, neisseria meningitidis, hemophilus influenzae (vaccines are available). You may have anemia or easy bleeding if abnormal spleen is holding on to red cells or platelets. You may have abnormal blood on microscope. ...Read more

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How will my doctor be able to tell if I have bulimia nervosa?

How will my doctor be able to tell if I have bulimia nervosa?

My evaluating you: Your doctor can diagnose you with bulimia based on your answers to some questions about your eating habits, the frequency and duration of the habits, your body image, and other presence or absence of any medical/physical and psychological symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, if I am diagnosed with lymphoma specifically how long will I have to wait to be treated?

Can you tell me, if I am diagnosed with lymphoma specifically how long will I have to wait to be treated?

Not long: Your doc should refer you to Florida Cancer Specialist, a grp of hundreds of lymphoma specialist in your area. Also, Dr Sokol, my colleague at Moffitt Cancer Center has weekly appts for lymphoma patients, his specialty. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have any permanent teeth left?

How would i be able to tell  if I have any permanent teeth left?

Exam and x-ray: It sounds as if you've been through multiple extractions in your past. I have several patients who have been through similar circumstances. The one thing to keep in mind- is that just because the tooth may not be visible in the mouth, doesn't mean that the entire root has been removed. If the tooth has broken off at the gum line, then there is still a remnant which needs to be removed. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have cystic fibrosis?

How would i be able to tell if I have cystic fibrosis?

A sweat test : Talk with your doctor about your symptoms. If cystic fibrosis is a concern then a sweat test may help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am underweight and it was for liver functions and something to do with thyroid?

What to do if I am underweight and it was for liver functions and something to do with thyroid?

Fatty Liver,Thyroid: Liver function tests often imply fatty liver.Thyroid hyperfunction may also be a factor and cause transient liver enzyme changes.Thyroid tests and liver profile and hepatitis profile may also be useful ...Read more

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How should I be able to know if the symptoms that i'm having, are related to the gullbladder?

How should I be able to know if the symptoms that i'm having, are related to the gullbladder?

Differents symp.: Stones in the g.B may happen without symptoms and that is like that in 50 % of cases. Now, the symptoms are: pain in the upper part of the belly or below the right costal margin, this paincould be very severe, named biliary colic. Other symptoms are: introlerance to many foods, mainly fatty type, nausea, vomiting, diarrheas. In acute condition may have fever, jaundice, that mean serious problem. ...Read more

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How would I be able to tell if I have cancer?

How would I be able to tell  if I have cancer?

See your doctor: See your doctor regularly, express your concern , in 31 yr old cancers are not common diseases but are not exempt from them, if indicated have the cancer screening tests, like pap, mammogram ( to young unless medically indicated ) GI endoscopy etc and you will have peace of mind. ...Read more

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If you were to remove your breasts would you still survive and function normally?

If you were to remove your breasts would you still survive and function normally?

If u needs that to : Be done, due to cancer or other reasons of course , women have had to have their breasts removed because of cancer for years and angelina jolie had her's removed - both of them, to prevent cancer, and she is functioning fine, unfortunately , presently women who don't survive- it is not from having the breasts removed , it is because they have cancer that has spread throughout their body or other. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have chronic depression?

How would i be able to tell  if I have chronic depression?

Eval: Symptoms of depression can include: feeling sad, irritable or angry. There can be a decrease in sex drive. Energy level & motivation levels may drop. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep may increase or decrease. Weight can change in relation to increase or decrease in appetite. Concentration or memory may decline. There can be an absence of joy as well as >>. ...Read more