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Dr. Al Hegab
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Microscope (Overview)

Is a device which uses a lens or combination of lenses to magnify objects which are too small to be properly examined by the naked eye. In dentistry microscopes are routinely used to aid in diagnosis and to perform procedures.


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What is the definition or description of: microscope?

What is the definition or description of: microscope?

Magnifier : Is a device which uses a lens or combination of lenses to magnify objects which are too small to be properly examined by the naked eye. In dentistry microscopes are routinely used to aid in diagnosis and to perform procedures. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Microscope (Overview)

Is a device which uses a lens or combination of lenses to magnify objects which are too small to be properly examined by the naked eye. In dentistry microscopes are routinely used to aid in diagnosis and to perform procedures.


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Will pinkeye spread if we've shared a microscope?

Will pinkeye spread if we've shared a microscope?

Yes: Please make sure to not share any thing with someone else( towel, makeup, pillow etc). Your tears are contagious. You want to avoid direct contact. The microscope head needs to be sterilized if its infected. ...Read more

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In advanced stage of chlymida can you see symptoms or is it only seen under a microscope?

In advanced stage of chlymida can you see symptoms or is it only seen under a microscope?

Sometimes: Sometimes advanced chlamydia infections are "silent" and seen only when a fertility assessment shows tubal blockage or a test is positive. Silent or not chlamydial testing "almost always" confirms the disease or not. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to identify neutorphils whether it is from a men or women by looking it through a microscope?

Can it be possible to identify neutorphils whether it is from a men or women by looking it through a microscope?

Yes: Women's cell have a Barr body lacking in men. You may visit this site for images: https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?p=barr+body+image&ei=UTF-8&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001 ...Read more

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What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?

What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?

Every test on earth: Every test on earth they take a sample of your blood to look for a specific disease , not any disease. You might need to be more specific for us to help you ...Read more

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Is apoptosis only a theory? Are there any actual physical medical record of a person that went through it & seen under a microscope that proves it?

Apoptosis: This is a well described programmed cell death that has been observed and studied and does not occur on a large scale in any one individual. So you really cannot "see" it! ...Read more

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Could doctors see herpes on microscope?

Could doctors see herpes on microscope?

No: The virus is too small to be seen under a regular microscope. ...Read more

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Do an old man's sperm look just a young man's sperm under the microscope?

Do an old man's sperm look just a young man's sperm under the microscope?

Sperm of men: Microscopically there is no difference between sperm from a young and an old man. Clearly the dna of the sperm from an "old" has a higher chance of abnormalities associated with them. ...Read more

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Does a, b, ab, and o and/or their Rh factors look different under a microscope?

Does a, b, ab, and o and/or their Rh factors look different under a microscope?

No: The blood cells of the different abo-rh blood types all look the same. The differences are in the protein molecules on the surface of the cells, and such molecules are too small to be seen with a microscope. ...Read more

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Are there other types of yeast besides candida? If so, would microscope exam show specific yeast type? Trouble getting correct diagnosis.

Are there other types of yeast besides candida? If so, would microscope exam show specific yeast type? Trouble getting correct diagnosis.

Non-candida yeast: There are other yeasts aside from candida, e.g. Torulopsis and others, but various types of candida are far and away the main causes of genital yeast infections. They all look the same under the microscope. If that test shows yeast of any kind, probably it is candida; it doesn't sound like trouble making the correc diagnosis. Standard treatment should work. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could IBS be diagnosed looking with a microscope?

Could IBS be diagnosed looking with a microscope?

No: No specific microscopic abnormalities found histologically (microscopically) with ibs. Irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion, ie appropriate symptoms and rule out other causes. ...Read more

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What does trichomoniasis look like under microscope?

Tailed organism: A round or oval organism with four(4) flagella(tails) extending from the cytostome( cell mouth), a fitth flagella also exist but it does not extend out but it wraps around the surface of the organism. ...Read more

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What type of microscope is used to detect sticky platelets?

What type of microscope is used to detect sticky platelets?

The usual kind: A regular light microscope is used to examine platelets for clumping. If platelets are clumped, the blood may be re-drawn in a citrate tube and a new blood smear prepared. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to see trichomoniasis in urin under a microscope?

Is it possible for you to see trichomoniasis in urin under a microscope?

Yes: One study showed that to prevent false negatives of trichomonas vaginalis in urine on wet mount, using direct microscopy under oil immersion at a magnification of ×1, 000 to find motile trichomonads – it should be maintained at 37 degrees c ; processed within 30 minutes of collection. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between chondroma and normal cartilage under light microscope?

How to differentiate between chondroma and normal cartilage under light microscope?

chondroma: Chondromas are composed of benign chondrocytes just like normal articular cartilage. At the periphery of a chondroma the cartilage usually undergoes ossification and the center often calcifies and dies. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings

Not to worry: The dark urine in the morning is common. It shows dehydration and the pigments in the urine( bilirubin) get concentrated and give dark color to the urine. Nothing to worry, drink a large glass of water and urine will become normal. Main thing is the microscopic exam which does not show any blood.all the best, stop worrying. ...Read more