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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?
No: An EMG nerve conduction study is used to evaluate nerve and muscle function and can detect nerve compression (pinched nerves) and nerve or muscle diseases. The results are not affected by your pain level, pain medications, muscle relaxants, or antidepressants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mgt: That information should be provided to the physician prior to having the test performed. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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