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Tests For Dercums Disease
Dercums Disease-pain: The treatment for this condition is symptomatic. Therefore, the consultation with pain management specialist is warranted. Also to consider alternative medicine: professional weight loss program, accupancture and cognitive behavioral therapy. The surgical option is recommended in many cases. ...Read more
Seebelow: Adiposis dolorosa, also known as Dercum's disease, is a rare condition characterized by generalized obesity and fatty tumors in the adipose tissue. The tumors are normally painful and found in multiples on the extremities. The cause and mechanism of Dercum disease remains unknown. You will need a full evaluation by your MDAnd others to determine disability. ...Read more
I have Dercums Disease (adiposis delorosa) can you recommend a Dr. In Texas that treats rare diseases such as this?
Internal Medicine: I would contact the Internal Medicine Department of one of the medical schools in Texas. It looks like you are closest to the medical school (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine) in Lubbock, TX. The number for the Internal Medicine Clinic is 806.743.3150. Best of wishes to you. ...Read more
I suffer from dercums disease, fibromyalgia @cronlc fatigue now I am developing arthritis lm tired what is wrongi?
I have Dercums Disease. I am attending a pain specialist and I'm very medicated. Surgery for the lipomas is not an option. The docs won't do it. Help?
Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Primary vs secondary: The fault may lie in the pituitary which may produce too little acth. The adrenal responds normally to acth stimulation. If the gland is defective, there is impaired response to acth. In both there are low levels of corticosteroids in blood and urine, and similar electrolyte disturbances, e.G, high potassium. ...Read more
Xray and biopsy: Infants suspected of hirschsprung's will need a barium enema or lower GI series to study the large intestine. If suspicious then a biopsy of the lining of the rectum is required to assess whether ganglion cells are present. If the nerve cells are absent then one is diagnosed with hirschsprung's disease and additional surgery can be undertaken to cure the patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Legionnaires Tests: To help identify the presence of legionella bacteria quickly, your doctor may use a test that checks your urine for legionella antigens — you may also have one or more of the following: blood tests a chest x-ray sputum samples lung tissue samples or a a ct scan of your brain or a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) if you have neurological symptoms such as confusion or trouble concentrati. ...Read more
The tests for Crohn's disease include:: Stool studies, Xray of abdomen, Folate, (folic acid) Vitamin B12, Upper endoscopy, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Colonoscopy, Complete blood count, Capsule endoscopy, CT of abdomen, C reactive protein, Iron and iron binding capacity, MRI of abdomen and pelvis, Ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more
Complicated: Cushings syndrome is diagnosed by first having a clinical suspicion followed by careful testing: late night salivary cortisol, urinary cortisol or a Dexamethasone suppression test. Tests must be clearly and reproducibly abnormal. Further identification of the cause of the syndrome needs to be tailored to your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common diagnostics: Are an ultrasound, which can show stones and other signs of gallbladder inflammation. A CT scan is sometimes done and shows more of the internal organs in the area. Other less frequently utilized tests include a HIDA scan which studies GB emptying, and an MRI which shows the duct anatomy around the GB better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assume you mean: "motor neuron disease", or als, or lou gehrig disease? Testing includes checking for spinal cord compression, blood studies for muscle disorders, hyperthyroidism, and other metabolic diseases. An EMG study may show characteristic changes, and a muscle biopsy on occasion may be useful. There are many other diseases affecting the nerve cells. Hope the above is what you ask. ...Read more