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Is there a diagnostic test available for interstitial cystitis?

Is there a diagnostic test available for interstitial cystitis?

IC: There are 3 basic ways of diagnosing ic, history of urgency/frequency, pain with full bladder and on exam pain over the bladder in the abscence of infection. A potassium sensitivity test done in the office and a cystoscopy with hydrodistension of the bladder done in the operating room under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Painful Bladder Syndrome (Definition)

Pbs is also called interstitial cystitis (ic). It is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. There is a lot of research by urogynecology and urology trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


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Is there a test for interstitial cystitis?

Is there a  test for interstitial cystitis?

Yes/no: We must look for infection or other cause for bladder discomfort but usually this diagnosis is based on what you tell us your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Is there a test for prostatitis?

Is there a test for prostatitis?

Yes: It depends as there are 4 types of prostatitis. History, symptoms, & urine culture will identify type's 1 & 2 as these are associated with bacterial infection. Urine obtained pre and post prostate massage will help identify types 3 & 4, but the distinction is less important as the managemen of both types 3 and 4 overlap. ...Read more

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Is there a best test. For bladder infection?

Is there a best test. For bladder infection?

Urine culture.: The best test for a bladder infection is a urine culture and sensitivity test. This is performed on a sample of urine & the results come back in 3-5 days. This gives the most important information including the type of bacteria & which antibiotics are effective. Other urine dipstick tests, urinalysis, & clinical history give supporting evidence, but are not as sensitive or specific. ...Read more

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Is there a definitive test for arthritis?

Is there a definitive test for arthritis?

It depends: Inflammatory arthritis have many blood markers that can be tested for. Although they are not 100% predictive they are very good. There is no blood test for osteoarthritis (the wear and tear of joints). Good ole' fashion plain film x-rays provide insight into the status of your joints and can diagnose osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Is there a definitive test for epilepsy?

Is there a definitive test for epilepsy?

No definite test: A brain scan - usually a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or computed tomography (CT) scan - can show abnormalities affecting the structure of different parts of the brain. Electroencephalograph (EEG). This test records the electrical activity of the brain. Some types of seizure produce typical EEG patterns. However, a normal recording does not rule out epilepsy, ...Read more

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Is there a diagnostic test for whipple's disease?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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Is there a diagnostic test for whipple's disease?

See a GI doctor: As it is rare, other diseases should be ruled out first, and then see a GI doctor. Whipple's disease, which most commonly involves small intestine, is diagnosed by taking a biopsy from the lining of the small intestine by using an upper endoscopy. if the tissue sample show macrophages positive for periodic acid-schiff stain, the electron microscopy and then dna testing can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

No: Not really. Multiple sclerosis is diagnosed by clinical exam, history and MRI of the cns. We do perform a lumbar puncture that can confirm oligoclonal bands as lab tests. The combination of all these factors play a role in the diagnosis of ms. ...Read more

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Is there a definite test for multiple sclerosis?

Is there a definite test for multiple sclerosis?

No definite test: There is no definite test for MS. MS is not the same for every one, and the tests and tools we use to make the diagnosis can also find other illnesses which cause similar findings. ...Read more

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Is there a test for ibs?

Is there a test for ibs?

Not really ...: There is no diagnostic test for IBS. The diagnosis is made in conjunction with your Dr on a basis of symptoms; typically abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habit. If the diagnosis is quite clear most Drs will still request a blood test to exclude inflammatory bowel disorders, coeliac disease, ovarian disease and possibly a stool test for bowel inflammation. See http://patient.info/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome-leaflet ...Read more

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Is there a specific test for epilepsy?

Is there a specific test for epilepsy?

EEG can help...: ...To identify some types of epilepsy, but is not always diagnostic. Some persons with epilepsy may have abnormal mri/ct scans or may have physical features suggestive of a disease process or syndrome.Some types are inherited, or due to exposures, illness, trauma or ingestions of certain medications or drugs. Still, the vast majority have idiopathic epilepsy, in which no clear cause is identified. ...Read more

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Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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Is there a simple test for depression?

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Is there a simple test for depression?

IDS-SR: The inventory of depressive symptomatology - self report (ids-sr) is a very good tool for assessing depression severity. The assessment is open to the public: http://www.Ids-qids.Org/translations/english/ids-sr%20english.Pdf and the scores are interpreted as follows: http://www.Ids-qids.Org/index2.Html#interpretation . I would suggest seeing a psychiatrist for true interpretation, however. ...Read more

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Is there a laboratory test for sars?

Is there a laboratory test for sars?

Yes: This affliction that surfaced in 2003 created quite a stirr & fear that it would become an international pandemic. The gene sequence and identification were worked our and a lab test designed. Some state health departments have this capability. Given the lack of further problems the issue seems to have faded. See www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/sars. ...Read more

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Is there one simple test for fibromyalgia?

Is there one simple test for fibromyalgia?

No: ? Whether is a test for fibromyalgia (FM). The answer is "no". The disorder is one of exclusion of other disorders with a similar symptom profile. Are some imaging studies (fMRI), blood, & physiological tests purporting to demonstrate changes seemingly correlate with FM, but they are not yet definitive. The best diagnostic instrument is doctor who believes in reality of FM & who has seen many. ...Read more

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Is there a test for trichomonis?

Is there a test for trichomonis?

Yes: Testing for trichomonas can be very simple at your doctor's office with doing a wet mount test where the parasite can be seen under a microscope. For a more definitive test, a vaginal fluid sample can be send for a more sensitive test. ...Read more

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Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Vulvovaginitis: Yes-you can start by not using pads and scented wipes, stop douching, wear cotton underclothes and if possible avoid underwear at night.You can do sitz baths in plain warm water to soothe area and dry with a blow dryer.You could use otc monistat or similar products with an outside creme-however this may lead to aggravation of symptoms .If all this fails to improve your condition, please see your gyn. ...Read more

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Is there a specific lab test for agent oranage.

Is there a specific lab test for agent oranage.

Orange Obstacles: Agent orange herbicide is extremely toxic and has been shown to cause a host of delayed health problems for those exposed. Short term exposure followed by blood testing can detect absorption in the immediate post-exposure period as can urine studies. Exposures that occurred years ago cannot be confirmed by blood testing or urine. The va has a specific program for exposed veterans. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for interstitial pneumonia?

Is there a cure for interstitial pneumonia?

Maybe: Interstitial pneumonia is not one disease, but a large group of inflammatory lung diseases. Some of them are infectious and respond to antibiotics, some get better spontaneously, and still others will resolve or at least improve when treated with steroid medication. There are some kinds of interstitial disease that have no good treatment. Specifics depend on the specific disease. ...Read more

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Is there a test for anxiety?

Is there a test for anxiety?

No: No, there is no actual blood or urine test for anxiety. Most of the times, anxiety is diagnosed by the history or symptoms of discomfort that people experience, and objective signs like an elevated heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, tremors, etc. In the context of a normal medical workup otherwise. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Urinary Tract Infection (Definition)

A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the bladder, ...Read more