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Is there a way to check whether I have carpal tunnel without going to the doctor?

Is there a way to check whether I have carpal tunnel without going to the doctor?

Yes: Place the back of your hands together bending them at the wrist and hold them there for a couple of minutes. With fingers pointed down make the wrists touch each other. If your fingers go numb or painful in a couple of minutes then you probably have carpal tunnel syndrome. You will need to see your doctor for treatment if you have it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome without having to go to the doctor? Is there any way to know?

How to know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome without having to go to the doctor? Is there any way to know?

VIDEO carpal tunnel: Here is a video i made a few years back sorry for the bear but it is good information http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to tell if I have diabetes without going to the doctor?

Can there be a way to tell if I have diabetes without going to the doctor?

No: No. You could have suggestive symptoms. Symptoms of diabetes can include ^ thirst, ^ urination, ^ hunger, weight v, fatigue, blurred vision, ^ blood pressure, frequent infections and poor healing of sores. It is diagnosed through blood work. ...Read more

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How would I be able to tell it is skin cancer aside from going to the doctor, is there any home self test or something?

How would I be able to tell it is skin cancer aside from going to the doctor, is there any home self test or something?

The Ugly Duckling: Interestingly, the "ugly duckling phenomenon" is very helpful in identifying potentially dangerous lesions. Essentially, if one lesion looks oddly different than the others it should be taken into more close consideration. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to tell if you have a cancerous lump besides going to the doctor?

Is there anyway to tell if you have a cancerous lump besides going to the doctor?

No: In fact, the diagnosis is never made without input from a specialist doctor's doctor, a pathologist. You can never be sure that a lesion is malignant just on physical exam. If someone has told you that you have cancer but has not submitted tissue to a proper laboratory, you need to call your local prosecutor -- you're probably the victim of a vicious scam. ...Read more

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Is there any way to know if you have arthritis besides going to the doctor in getting tested?

Is there any way to know if you have arthritis besides going to the doctor in getting tested?

Yes and no: Any pain in the joints is called arthralgia. Any pain with swelling in the joints is called arthritis. The point of getting tested is to determine which type of arthritis you have, so that you can get the most helpful form of treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tell if you have leukemia without going to the doctor's?

Is there any way to tell if you have leukemia without going to the doctor's?

Not that I know. : The only way to definitive diagnose this disorder is through a series of tests run by a medical team. ...Read more

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What is a good way to check if I have heart disease without having to go to the doctor's?

What is a good way to check if I have heart disease without having to go to the doctor's?

Information: Persistent chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting, dizziness, swelling of the ankles. Having to sleep on several pillows at night to help the breathing, extra heart beats. Sudden rapid heart rate, frequent skipped heart beats. Family history of heart disease. Unfortunately nothing is specific. If you think you have heart disease then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell when you need TMJ surgery?

Is there a way to tell when you need TMJ surgery?

Detailed Consult: You will need a comprehensive evaluation, preferably with an oral surgeon that will include a detailed clinical examination with appropriate imaging studies to determine what type of TMJ disorder you have. After evaluation of your clinical findings and imaging studies, your surgeon can advise you if TMJ surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure this at home without going to your doctor?

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Depends upon . . .: What's "this" that needs curing? Please be more specific . . ...Read more

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Is there a way for me to check if my prostate is enlarged or infected without going to a doctor's office?

Is there a way for me to check if my prostate is enlarged or infected without going to a doctor's office?

No: There are no home kits or other home tests that can detect enlargement of the prostate. Blood tests and a digital rectal examination is required. At times, a prostate ultrasound may also be needed as well. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tell if a guy passed you an STD with out going to doctor?

Is there any way to tell if a guy passed you an STD with out going to doctor?

Yes and no: For some std there would be a visible symptom. But for many others there will be no way of knowing without testing. ...Read more

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Can there be anyway i can find out the curve degree of my spine without going to a doctor?

No: Cobb angle mesured bya professional from standing film is what all of our treatment algorithms are built on for deformity if youwant to use allopathic medical science to guide treatment thats the number you need. ...Read more

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What is the best type of doctor to see for a broken big toe? I want to be able to exercise fully in 3 months, is that realistic?

What is the best type of doctor to see for a broken big toe? I want to be able to exercise fully in 3 months, is that realistic?

A podiatrist: The podiatrist is trained in all areas of the body, but specializes in only foot problems. Why not see someone who only treats broken toes, etc.. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to tell if I have strep without goin to the doctor?

Can there be any way to tell if I have strep without goin to the doctor?

No: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Need strep test/ culture to find out if you have strep infection. ...Read more