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What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?
Will cyclobenzaprine, Neurontin and cymbalta (duloxetine) alter the results of an emg test on lower extremities? And also, what exactly is that test used to determine?
The navy has turned down my son for a keratoma, age 30. How serious is this and what test is used to determine this. He passed first exam & sent to on?
Teratoma?: A teratoma is a tumor that can contain tissues from embryonic germ cell layers (e.g., skin, bone, hair) sometimes within a cyst. Usually benign if the tissues are mature, but immature types can be malignant. It could be a tiny teratoma, but, especially if it's on his chest & he's 30, it should be removed surgically & looked at under a microscope. ...Read more
EKG and ultrasound:
Ekg shows how the heart is pacing and conducting electricity in the muscle, rules out arrhythmia and also ischemia. Ultrasound assess the muscle and rules out valve disease, septum defect and muscle contraction.
The coronarpgraphy shows the circulation, is more invasive and is done if ischemia has to be ruled out. ...Read more
Yes: You can get a patch test by an allergist that can determine if you're allergic to different things. The most common is a nickel allergy. It can easily be diagnosed by just your history and skin reaction to the offending agent. ...Read more
Tests: You do not give your gender: this is important. Males are tested with a semen analysis (sperm count) this can be ordered by any doctor at most commercial labs. Females should see an OBGyn or (preferably) a fertility specialist for evaluation, there are multiple tests to look at. Good wishes. ...Read more
A microscope.: Meningiomas have a very characteristic appearance on brain scans. If they are surgically removed, a pathologist will look at the tissue under a microscope to make the final diagnosis. Sometimes they don't require removal. ...Read more
US & Blood Tests: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read more
Physical exam: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and increased temperature or exposure to sun. It can be a troubling condition, but there are effective medical treatments available. ...Read more
See an allergist: The significance of ige test results is completely dependent on your history, and the relevance of the tests. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with a board-certified allergist to help interpret the test results. ...Read more
Signs and Symptoms: Generally signs and symptoms are the initial determinants. Nausea, vomiting, oily stools, pain in the upper right quadrant that may radiate to the right shoulder blade, and in serious blockages jaundice. The pain can be brought on after a fatty meal. Ultrasound and other imaging can identify stones and other anomalies. If confirmed, generally the gallbladder is removed laparoscopically. ...Read more
Neuro- Exam/No test: There is no simple one test for stroke diagnosis. It will require you to have a neurological evaluation provided you have some/any neurological symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, loss or change in vision and provided you are at risk for a stroke due to high BP or high cholesterol levels. If you are not sure, go see your family doctor or an internist. ...Read more
Interview based : The best way to diagnose borderline personality disorder bpd is through a comprehensive interview by a trained clinician. This disorder can range from mild to moderate to severe. Individuals suffer a lot and create much chaos in key relationships in their lives. There are very good therapeutic techniques - dr. Marsha linehan - for tx of bpd. There is help, dont lose hope. ...Read more
What is the cost of tests? Any alternatives to that for how to determine what you are allergic to?
Allergies: For accurate airborn allergy testing a scratch (epidermal) test or subcutaneous test is bst. A series can cost 500 to 1000 dollars depending on how many things are being testing. Less sensitive is a blood test called a rast test. After adding up all the things that are usually measured this can run $400 to 800 ...Read more
I cannot determine cause of my diziness. Ongoing for three years. Have done multiple tests with no satisfactory diagnosis?
What causes hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia ? what are the best diagnosis tests to determine hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia?
I have been experiencing severe and chronic migraines for a few years. Is there any tests or scans that can be done to help determine a cause?
Yes: See a Neurologist and get the testing done ...Read more
Just few examples..: Intestinal parasitic infections can often be diagnosed by examining the stool for eggs and parasites under a scope. Other parasitic infections i.e. Cutaneous larvae migran as pictured here--no testing needed! trichinosis is an infection with larvae of a roundworm trichinella spiralis from infected-uncooked pork. This needs muscle biopsy. If u have trouble/concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What tests are used to see if the heart has atrucural damage? And how does a dr determine if the heart us structurally ok?
None that work: Throughout human history many odd and strange techniques were used to try and determine pregnancy. None work. Until the invention of home pregnancy tests none were accurate. Fortunately now anyone who wants to know if they are pregnant can just buy a 99 cent test at the pharmacy. ...Read more
Noradrenalin: Comes from dopamine which is another neurotransmiter and it is a hormone that helps us stay alive during stress. It has many important other function from the memory to the heart rate and wellbeing sensation.Regulators" such as angiotensine II and epinephine increase it.Also cocaine, amphetamines(speed), and antidepressants increase the reuptake. Can be an adrenal tumor (pheochromocitoma) ...Read more
Yes: Try taking the stress test at "http://www.Bemindfulonline.Com/index.Cfm?Furl=/test-your-stress/&." this test is based on the perceived stress scale. Be aware that taking an online test without a mental health professional to assist in the interpretation of results is risky. Consider taking the test with the idea that it may provide some interesting results - nothing else! ...Read more