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Are routine tests for bleeding disorders accurate?

Are routine tests for bleeding disorders accurate?

Yes: If the tests ordered for a bleeding disorder were not accurate, they would not be ordered - makes no sense. The question, however, is which tests are ordered and how are they interpreted - whether normal, low, or high. There are different types of bleeding disorders so different tests will help pinpoint the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lang
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Amenorrhea (Definition)

Amenorrhea = absence or missing at least ...Read more


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What kinds of tests are there that can diagnose secondary amenorrhea?

What kinds of tests are there that can diagnose secondary amenorrhea?

Pituitary disease: Primary implies an ovarian disorder. Secondary implies a pituitary disorder. Elevated prolactin, low lh, fsh, high tsh, starvation (anorexia), bulemia and excessive exercise all effect the pituitary axis. Need to have the above hormones checked if there is no other reason (anorexia, excessive exercise...). ...Read more

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Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Are there kinds of different tests for different autoimmune diseases?

Yes: And the variety and complexity of these tests is increasing rapidly as we learn more about the immune system. ...Read more

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What other disorders can ADHD tests test for?

What other disorders can ADHD tests test for?

Several: additional disorders that may be diagnosed by a neuropsychologist include learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, depression, executive function disorders, language based problems, non verbal learning disabilities. History taken may reveal sleep disorders, inadequate diet. ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for digestive diseases done locally? What are they?

Are all diagnostic tests for digestive diseases done locally? What are they?

In ur nabe?: Don't know what you mean. Done with local anesthesia? Some are, e.g. Liver biopsy, some are done with conscious sedation, e.g. Colonoscopy and upper endoscopy , some are done by xray or ct (wide awake); some are stool tests (presumably you're awake); capsule endoscopy for small bowel is wide awake. ...Read more

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What are the tests for secondary amenorrhea?

What are the tests for secondary amenorrhea?

Discuss with doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Are there specific blood tests for leukemia besides cbc?

Are there specific blood tests for leukemia besides cbc?

Blood smear and BM: Examination of blood smear, studies of markers on circulating cells, bone marrow examination by multiple modalties, including flow cytometry and molecular testing are the routine now. ...Read more

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What are different types of pregnancy tests?

What are different types of pregnancy tests?

Urine or blood: Most common approaches to diagnosing pregnancy would be with a urine pregnancy test (over the counter or in a doctor's office), or a blood specimen pregnancy test (requires a blood draw and ordered by your doctor). Keep in mind that urine testing, which is the most common, can take up to 2 wks after a missed period to turn positive. ...Read more

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How can doctors test for autoimmune disease? Are there specific tests?

How can doctors test for autoimmune disease? Are there specific tests?

Autoimmune Disease: When you have an autoimmune disease, your body produces antibodies against some of your own tissues. Diagnosing an autoimmune disease involves identifying the antibodies your body is producing. Tests may include: antinuclear antibody tests, autoantibody tests, complete blood count (cbc), c-reactive protein (crp), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (esr). ...Read more

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What kinds of diagnostic tests are there for detecting cancer?

What kinds of diagnostic tests are there for detecting cancer?

Many/Varied tests: There are many diagnostic tests which we can use depending on your symptoms. There are blood tests, tumor markers, imaging studies to localise the Cancer to a specific organ and a biopsy to determine what kind of cancer there is. For healthy people we use Screening tests fro early detection(asymptomatic people). These tests are also organ specific(like mammography for Breast cancer, Colonoscopy fo ...Read more

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What tests are there insulinoma?

What tests are there insulinoma?

Blood and imaging: Insulinoma is diagnosed with blood tests and imaging. Fasting levels of c-peptide, Insulin and glucose are done. Ct scan or MRI can determine if a pancreatic mass is present. Endoscopic ultrasound is also useful for imaging abd obtaining tissue for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are all diagnostic tests for klinefelter's syndrome done locally? What are they?

Blood test: Most localities have access to chromosomal analysis. Usually, labs send these blood tests out to a reference lab to be analyzed. So the blood can be drawn just about anywhere. ...Read more

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Are there different types of pregnancy tests?

Are there different types of pregnancy tests?

Pregnancy Testing: Yes. There are urine and there are blood tests. It is always best to follow the instructions on the product your buy as to when you test and what urine you use (i.e. First urine in the morning is a common recommendation). ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal treadmill stress test?

Possible reasons for abnormal treadmill stress test?

Depends: depends upon the abnormality and the person being tested. 10% or more treadmills with be "abnormal" but nothing being wrong with the person. this may be due to resting ECG properties, a person's habitus or other history (blood pressure). Of course the reason we are concerned is that in the higher risk person, an abnormal stress test may indicate blockages in the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Done male hormones, urology scan and other screening test, doctors ruled out psychology causes, all normal, still having impotence?

Done male hormones, urology scan and other screening test, doctors ruled out psychology causes, all normal, still having impotence?

Need meds: Sometimes we are unable to determine the cause of erectile dysfunction. Luckily there are medications that can help. Talk to your doctor or urologist about which medication may be helpful to you in getting and maintaining erections. ...Read more

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What causes anovulation? And are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

What causes anovulation? And are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

Multiple causes: Many hormonal factors can cause this issue. You are only 16 years old and your menstrual cycle may not be established or your homonal levels may need to be regulated with oral contracetives. I advise you to make an appointment with a gyn. ...Read more

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Can blood tests detect hormonal imbalances?

Depends: Some hormonal imbalances are easier to detect than others. Thyroid hormones are usually straightforward, sex hormone disorders are difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Somewhat: There's no *absolute* test, but the diagnosis is supported by an abnormal urinalysis, irritative urinary symptoms, and a rectal exam with a tender prostate. ...Read more