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Tests For Peritonitis
Examination: Physical examination by your doctor to determine degree of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting. Blood tests may show signs of infection or elevated white blood cell count. Sometime x-ray such as ct scan. Sometimes surgery to identify and fix the problem. Sometimes needle retrieval of some peritonitis fluid to check for infection. ...Read more
Colitis is inflammation of the large intestine. It can be from parasites, bacteria, or other causes. Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that cause mild to fatal symptoms. Diverticulitis is inflammation of pouches that can occur in the large intestine usually seen with age. It is usually provoked by seeds entering the pouch and not being able to exit. Flagyl is ...Read more
Diagnosed with non-specific proctitis. If it is acute, would it last for several months? Colonoscopy negative for IBD. Is retest needed?
Unclear question: What is creon? Acute pancreatitis is diagnosed from a combination of clinical signs, symptoms and lab tests. The usual features are severe abdominal pain and tenderness, elevated blood levels of trypsin and lipase. Depending on the severity of illness there may be other manifestations such as low calcium, shock, nausea vomiting and death. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If antibiotics are required for the gut, do blood tests always show there is something wrong? Ruq pain got doctors stumped, waiting for specialist
Nonspecific : Right upper quadrant pain suggests liver or gallbladder problems. Ask about biliary dyskinesia, and having the test called a cck hida scan. It's important to know however that if you have the test, make sure you ask the technologist to tell the radiologist whether or not the cck injection reproduced your symptoms. ...Read more
Diarrhea for 4 months, no blood. Gi doc tested for c-diff, parasites, colonoscopy, IgE other tests?
Sounds Right: That sounds like an appropriate start.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer