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Is It Possible For A Doctor To Diagnose Cirrhosis Without A Biopsy
Yes, clincal dx: Although cirrhosis is classically a biopsy diagnosis, it is not always needed if there is sufficient clinical, lab, and radiologic data to suggest the presence of cirrhosis. For example, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen (ascites), bleeding disorders, jaundice, lab abnormalities, confusion and certain appearance of the liver on imaging may suggest cirrhosis without the need for biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
It'd be possible that a doctor diagnose a malignant brain tumor just from an MRI or does a biopsy need to be done to diagnose it?
Sometimes can: Zedar1, for a cancer to be seen on laparoscopy it has to be big enough to be seen and has to stand out from normal findings. Most laparoscopy is not to look for cancer so often does not look thoroughly at all the organs and surfaces. So given this, it would only be noticed if someone happen to see it by chance. If the laparoscopy is to look for cancer, it is more likely to see and biopsy things. ...Read more
Common for ? cancer: Bladder biopsy is necessary in all cases of suspected or proven bladder tumors. Suspected by abnormal appearing area/s or lesions in bladder lining. Necessary to make complete diagnosis when tumor is found by cystoscopy, ultrasound, ct or mri. Pathology of biopsy specimen helps to identify + grade type + severity of malignancy. As well as degree of invasion (stageing). Necessary to plan treatment. ...Read more
I'm not sure: Leukocytosis means an elevated white blood cell count. This diagnosis can be made by looking at the results of a CBC (complete blood count), which is a lab test done on your blood. So a nurse can tell you that you have leukocytosis just by looking at this result. Reasons for leukocytosis include infection, inflammation, and stress! i hope this helps. ...Read more
Of course: Part of routine exam at your gynecologist visit is to screen for common cancers or to further evaluate any symptoms that could be due to an underlying cancer. The most basic exams that enable them to detect cancers are the history, physical exam ( breast exam, pelvic exam, lymph node exam) , mammograms and paps smears. If history merits they can also do ultrasounds and endometrial sampling. ...Read more
Yes: It isn't called a rectal hernia. It is called a rectal prolapse. It usually only occurs in very old people, due to straining and weak pelvic muscles. If you see swollen areas around your anus, they are most likely hemorrhoids. See a doctor to get examined, and get treatment if needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more
May have OSA: In addition to copd, you should talk to your doctor about being tested for obstructive sleep apnea. This can cause prolonged episodes of not breathing while you are asleep and increased snoring. The result of this is that you do not sleep well and can cause daytime drowsiness which would cause you to yawn. ...Read more
Newborn: Yes, newborns can get abdominal tumors or be born with one. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is possible. Erg is useful in diagnosing extent if many retinal conditions. ...Read more
Probably not: Until there is a direct relationship between a patient and the doctor involving record review, personal examination, testing, etc. - there is no relationship and no possibiliy of malpractice. Some doctors get caught up in this in the type of blanket accusations put forth by greedy malpractice attorneys but these are quickly thrown out at trial. ...Read more
In short, no: A blood test called a d-dimer will tell you if there is increased likelihood of having a pe or a clot anywhere else if it is elevated. To diagnose, an imaging study is required, either a cat scan of the chest with angiogram or a v/q scan of the lungs to determine if any of the vessels are occluded. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too early for ultras: It is too early to dee on ultrasound. ...Read more
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