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What Is Malaise Syndrome And Can It Be Diagnosed With A Blood Test
Malaise syndrome: There is no blood test for malaise syndrome. Malaise is a general term to mean "feeling unwell." although somewhat controversial, chronic fatigue syndrome is said to be associated with post-exertional malaise such as fatigue, light-headedness, muscle or joint pain, cognitive dysfunction, headache, nausea, weakness, trembling or insomnia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Raynaud's syndrome is "secondary raynaud's", meaning that another medical condition is causing the raynaud's [henomenon. A primary care or rheumatology doctor can order blood tests and other tests to look for the cause. Raynaud's phenomenon is the vasospasm symptom itself, leading to cold, whitish fingers and toes due to decrease in blood flow (a blood test is not needed to verify the symptom). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Some defined antibodies are associated with paraneoplastic syndromes (note: plural). In those cases the testing may be positive. However, a person could have a paraneoplastic syndrome with negative testing for the known paraneoplastic antibodies. It is possible that studies are being done to characterize tests for paraneoplastic syndromes. That might be experimental. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an EBV blood test done to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, it can back positive at >8.0. Does that mean I am contagious? Really worried
Can a small bowel series diagnose Chrone's , Gastroparesis and Dumping syndrome? I know celiac disease has a blood test but it is a possible also.
Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.
Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: A baby with Down syndrome can be diagnosed with a blood test. A mother carrying a baby with down syndrome can also be diagnosed by blood tests on the mother's blood. The new test examines fetal cell-free DNA in mother's blood. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/down-syndrome/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20020948 ...Read more
Yes: The features of down syndrome can be passed by a carrier (someone with a piece of a 21 chm in a balanced swap with another chm).The egg/sperm of that individual may pass extra 21 material & conceive a ' translocation down syn ' which makes up <2% of ds. Ds is not carried like sickle cell or cystic fibrosis inbedded in genes.If your chms are nl your risk is that of the population & more age related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The blood test.: The blood test is testing for 3 copies of chromosome #21 in cells. We normally are only supposed to have 2 copies of chromosome #21 in each cell (1 copy from mother, 1 copy from father). If there are 3 copies found then the Diagnosis of Downs Syndrome (also called Trisomy 21) is made. ...Read more
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