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Differential diag.: A differential diagnosis is compiling all of the signs and symtoms of a disease that the patient presents with and arriving at the possibilites of what may be their illness. Each possible diagnosis is either ruled in or ruled out based on findings upon physical exam, laboratory tests, xrays, ct scans, mri, etc. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats standard infectious workup post POTS diagnosis? Does typical workup include Lyme disease testing?
What is your views on diagnosis/ treatment for late stage (untreated) Lyme disease? Have had symptoms 5yrs and now getting Diagnosis. Thoughts on it?
Best way to diagnose an autoimmune disease. I have all classic symptoms pain, low, fever, extreme weakness, ck level 1700 problems swallowing. ?
See a rheumatologist: Auto-immune disorders can be difficult to diagnose. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to see if reference to a rheumatologist is warranted. Diagnosis requires history, physical examination, lab tests and expertise to interpret the results. ...Read more
NSU/NGU is diagnosed: By excluding possible causes: gonorrhea, other std's, excessive alcohol or caffeine, allergy to soaps or detergents. In majority of cases, cause is std like chlamydia, trichomonas, or herpes. Testing is done via urine or a specimen swabbed from the end of the urethra. ...Read more
Possible pcos diagnosis, 1 symptom experiencing is severe hb, alleviated thru vomit, small traces of blood shld i be worried?
Take HPT to know.: pregnancy - may have breast swelling & tenderness, food aversions, nausea. Other sx's that occur in pregnancy include: darkened areolas, thin, white & milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings,^ gas, insomnia, gagging & yawning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serum Ab: It is a clinical diagnosis. But detection of some well characterized paraneoplastic antibodies in serum or CSF can be helpful. For example, anti-hu (encephalomylitis/sclc), anti-yo (cerebellar degeneration/breast or gyn cancer), anti-calcium channel (lambert-eaton syndrome), etc. Of note, negative antibody does not exclude the diagnosis. ...Read more
How do you test for partial seizures/seizures? Is it accurate? Would a brain CT reveal a answer? Noticed symptoms can mimic anxiety disorder symptoms
Excellent question: To identify partial seizures, whether simple or complex, we need to catch them on an EEG, an electroencephalograph - video 72 hr telemetry. 1-hr EEGs are close to useless. A CT/MRI/PET may identify a lesion responsible for the seizure activity, or other pathology associated with seizure disorders. If you need EEG, ask if the doc wants to wean you off of the benzo which blunts seizure activity. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After wrong diagnosis of UTI symptoms of nausea , colicky tummy persist. Doc thinks its bowel infection. How can you treat this and accurately diagnos?
More info needed: To help you, your doctor needs to process information form history, physical exam and appropriate testing. The diagnosis can be elusive, even with lots of tests. Best to sit down with your doctor and review all information gathered, and ask the doctor to explain the possibilities. ...Read more
Pain, tightness...: Pain, muscle tightness and/or spasms, limited range of motion, fatigue and weakness. ...Read more