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What are the tests for bowel obstruction?

What are the tests for bowel obstruction?

Physical examination: A true intestinal obstruction is an emergency condition. One should see a doctor immediately for a physical examination, the best "test." blood tests, x-ray, and possible ct scan may be the first tests performed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ileus (Definition)

A condition in which a person's stomach, small intestine, and large intestine stop moving. Solids and liquids stay where they are, instead of ...Read more


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How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

Not diagnositic: Blood test do not diagnose appendicitis, elevated blood cell counts in a person with right lower quadrant pain support the diagnosis. Imaging studies are more reliable than blood tests. ...Read more

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Are there any preoperative tests for a colonoscopy?

Are there any preoperative tests for a colonoscopy?

Not Typically: Routine colonoscopy, facilitated by intravenous sedation to minimize discomfort, does not require preop testing in healthy individuals. However, for people with chronic medical issues, who are advancing in age, taking prescribed medications or are dealing with acute medical problems any number of lab tests may be ordered to assure your safety; cbc, chemistries, liver function tests, etc. ...Read more

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What are the diagnostic tests for hirschsprung disease post transanal endorectal?

What are the diagnostic tests for hirschsprung disease post transanal endorectal?

Rectal suction biops: Rectal suction biopsy can be diagnostic. If indeterminate you need a full thickness biopsy ...Read more

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What are the tests for bowel perforation?

What are the tests for bowel perforation?

Physical examination: Intestinal perforation is a very serious and life threatening condition that requires immediate physical examination by a doctor. This is an emergency situation. Blood tests, x-ray, and ct scan are likely the first tests performed. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more

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What tests are done to determine if a person has malabsorption? Blood tests or stool tests?

What tests are done to determine if a person has malabsorption? Blood tests or stool tests?

Stool: Simple observation is sometimes adequate to suspect it.If your poop floats,it is usually because there is unabsorbed fat.They can confirm this with a stool fat study. ...Read more

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What are best tests for inflammatory bowel disease?

What are best tests for inflammatory bowel disease?

See your doctor: A physical examination by your doctor is a place to start. Sometimes an x-ray such as small bowel series, and referral to a gastroenerologist for endoscopy and/or colonoscopy with biopsies may be indicated. ...Read more

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How accurate are stool tests? Had one for celiac. Neg

How accurate are stool tests? Had one for celiac. Neg

Stool test: The gold standard of a celiac diagnosis is an esophageal biopsy. Stool tests are not very reliable. ...Read more

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What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

What urine tests are needed for chronic kidney disease?

Depends on the type : Of disease. Measurement of serum creatinine is a good test to assess the degree of kidney disease. Other tests may be chosen depending on the cause of chronic kidney disease, e.G, urinalysis, serum protein electrophoresis, autoantibodies etc. ...Read more

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What are the tests for volvulus?

What are the tests for volvulus?

Radiologic: Simple abdominal xrays may be helpful. Oftentimes a contrast study such as upper GI or lower GI is necessary. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non-specific proctitis. If it is acute, would it last for several months? Colonoscopy negative for IBD. Is retest needed?

Diagnosed with non-specific proctitis.  If it is acute, would it last for several months?  Colonoscopy negative for IBD.  Is retest needed?

Follow up: It is possible to develop chronic proctitis, or you might have a different condition called proctalgia fugax, quite common. Follow up with your provider to determine the proper diagnosis and management. Unfortunately there is not much that can be done about proctalgia fugax. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intestinal atresia?

What are the tests for intestinal atresia?

Ultrasound, x-ray: Ultrasounds can be used to diagnose intestinal atresia prior to birth. Once born if suspected, plain abdominal films or with contrast can diagnose and locate level of intestinal atresia. ...Read more

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What blood tests should be done to check for arthritis(all types)&rheumatic pain?Please list all tests needed&would taking Penicilin influence results

What blood tests should be done to check for arthritis(all types)&rheumatic pain?Please list all tests needed&would taking Penicilin influence results

Not enough room: 400 characters won't list the labs that a mediocre rheumatologist in a fishing expedition could order. What I can tell you is that no specialty has more labs, and perhaps depends on them less, than rheumatology when it comes to making decisions about management. Penicillin won't affect them. Hoping you get a proper diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which blood tests can check for gastroparesis?

Which blood tests can check for gastroparesis?

Mechanical problem: Gastroparesis is a mechanical or electrical problem with the motility of the gut. As such, there is not a change in blood chemistry or hormone levels to be tested for. It is diagnosed by the absence of gut movement, typically using various imaging studies such as a barium swallow or a gastric emptying study. You need to check for diabetes as the most common cause for gastroparesis --. ...Read more

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