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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...Read more


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Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Many things possible: There are many things that could produce your problem. Infected tooth, infected salivary gland, or some other cause. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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0.61 x 0.34 x 0.48 cm well marginated hypoehoic soft tissue mass is noted at right submandibular area representing a lymp node. What does it means?

That is: A common place to normally have lymph nodes. The size alone is not sufficient to determine whether it is abnormal. The shape/morphology and other features such as symmetry help determine whether it is abnormal. So, just the fact that there is a lymph node there doesn't mean there is something abnormal. Talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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Submandibular region demonstrate a mid echogenicity mass 15 mm in length with a central vascular hilum. Meaning? Causes?

Submandibular region demonstrate a mid echogenicity mass 15 mm in length with a central vascular hilum. Meaning? Causes?

Nothing good.: You likely need to have this biopsied, if you smoke or drink see an ENT doctor to make sure you do not have a cancer of the throat. ...Read more

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I have sjogren's syndrome. I have had enlarged submandibular glands on both sides. Ct scan report suggested no mass or stones found. Is biopsy needed?

I have sjogren's syndrome. I have had enlarged submandibular glands on both sides. Ct scan report suggested no mass or stones found. Is biopsy needed?

Maybe: If there's suspicion of lymphoma. Have you had anti-Ro / anti-La drawn (SSA/SSB)? Since Sjogren's isn't all that treatable, making a solid diagnosis may not be key -- or an insurance company may want it. ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis for fibromyalgia?

What is the differential diagnosis for fibromyalgia?

Too much to mention.: Fibromyalgia is a complex condition with associated allodynia or severe pain on pressure points which are widespread in the body, the differential diagnosis include depression, other types of myofascial pain stress related muscle spasms. Rather tan differential diagnosis, fibromyalgia is associated with a lot of somatic conditions like tmj. It usually is associated with sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

RLQ Pain: Long list including diverticulitis, crohn's disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, cholecystitis (gallbladder), ovarian cyst or twisted ovary, colon cancer, kidney stone, perforated ulcer, pancreatitis, bacterial infection and urinary tract infection to name a few. ...Read more

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What's the differential diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis?

Mostly thyroid: Thyroid disease: graves or toxic nodular goiter;
thyroiditis: subacute, post partum, "hashitoxicosis;
very rarely thyroid cancer, or pitutary tumor making tsh.
Taking too much thyroid hormone (beware of "herbal" supplements.
Trophoblastic disease during pregnancy.
The diagnosis is usually graves, toxic goiter, or thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What is the differential diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis?

Several causes: Graves' disease, benign thyroid tumor (toxic adenoma), multi-nodular goiter, thyroiditis, taking excessive amount of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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What is the deferential diagnosis of womans adnexal mass?

What is the deferential diagnosis of womans adnexal mass?

Pre/post menopausal: Masses in premenopausal women typically have a gynecologic source (e.g., functional cysts), whereas masses in postmenopausal women are typically benign neoplasms (e.g., cystadenomas). ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for following pediatric fact pattern?

Confusing question: Your question makes no sense. Please submit appropriate basic facts and a clear question if you seek an answer. The questions are not linked on the site so each question should stand alone & be submitted as an open question, not to a specific person. ...Read more

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What is the general diagnosis procedure for right adnexal mass?

What is the general diagnosis procedure for right adnexal mass?

CAT or MRI: The presence of an adnexal mass suggests a primary ovarian lesion. One must be sure there is no ongoing malignancy in organs such as breast or rectosigmoid colon with spread to ovary and appearance of an adenexal mass. If a primary in ovary considered, excision of lesion required for histologic dx and treatment planning. ...Read more

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Can somebody help me in finding the differential diagnosis of sids?

Can somebody help me in finding the differential diagnosis of sids?

SIDS: Sids is sort of a diagnosis of exclusion -- when no other cause of death is found at autopsy. Sometimes the infant has died because of suffocation when bed-sharing with an adult and sometimes it is found that the infant had an undiagnosed cardiac defect or had an infection. Sids is most common betweeen 2-4 mo of age, winter season, and the infant may have had symtoms of a mild respiratory illnes. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the differential diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis?

Hyperthyroidism: Graves disease, toxic multinodular goiter, subacute thyroiditis, post-partum thyroiditis, hashitoxicosis, taking too much synthroid, (thyroxine) and then many more rare disorders. In a 39 year old, most likely it is autoimmune thyroid disease: graves/hashitox. ...Read more

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Besides tmj, is there any other differential diagnosis for pain in masseter?

Local Myalgia: Local myalgia includes muscle co-contraction and muscle soreness. See an orofacial pain practitioner for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Define differential diagnosis of prolymphocytic leukemia or mantle cell leukemia.

They are too differe: There should be no confusion between these two entities. One is a lymphoma (nodal disease) the other one is a blood cancer that should not affect the lymph nodes. Rather easy diagnosis if you are seeing the right type of specialist! ...Read more

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I was diagnosis with an intrauterine mass. What kinds of symptoms should I watch out for or be worried about?

I was diagnosis with an intrauterine mass. What kinds of symptoms should I watch out for or be worried about?

Possible fibroids: The most common intrauterine mass is a fibroid: a muscle growth that is almost always benign. Some possible symptoms may be irregular menstrual bleeding or pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for increase in height in an adult over age 35? No other real symptoms and no symptoms for acromegaly.

Differential diagnosis for increase in height in an adult over age 35? No other real symptoms and no symptoms for acromegaly.

It would be: Vanishingly rare for an adult to have an significant increase in height. Most likely one of the measurements was incorrect. If concerned, check w/your doctor. Acromegaly doesn't increase height, just other bone formation. ...Read more