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What Kinds Of Imaging Studies May Be Done To Find Diverticulitis
What tests need to be done to rule out completely the diagnose of neuropathy parnaplastic syndrome?
Paraneoplastic: syndrome can produce neuropathy as well as other neurological problems like ataxia and abnormal eye movements. First I would characterize the neuropathy by obtaining a good quality EMG-NCS study. Then I would obtain what is called a paraneoplastic profile (blood test) which includes most serological markers. Athena Neurodiagnostics makes a good one with anti Ri / Yo / Ma / Hu / NMDA receptor / GAD ...Read more
May not be found : One of the most common causes of low thyroid is hashimoto's thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune thyroid condition in which the body attacks the thyroid thinking it is foreign. This can shut down production of thyroid hormone. Testing for thyroid antibodies (thyroglobulin ab and thyroid peroxidase ab) can help determine if it is hashimoto's. Other causes are not as easily tested. ...Read more
Are large intestines needed in order to have an ileostomy reversal? What other requirements would be needed?
It depends on why you had the ileostomy.: The normal anatomy will have food going from the stomach through the small intestine into the large intestine. If you had a blockage, an abscess, a cancer, or some other obstructive phenomena that might not be reversible. If you just had something as a diversion procedure and the rest of the gastrointestinal tract is intact, then you may be able to have everything hooked back up again. ...Read more
Can uroscopy be done to check the cause of penile discharge if not found by other tests? And what other information does it provide?
Person diagnosed with gallstones by an ultrasound, what other tests should be done to rule out other diseases to ensure it truly is gallstones?
Exam, EMG, MRI: Neuro exam is fundamental to test spinal nerve roots. Electromyography and nerve conduction study test to see that nerves in the arms or legs are intact and conduct impulses well. Mri cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine can give good quality images of nerve roots, even without IV contrast dye. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Several factors.: Virtually all stones can be visualized by ct scanning, except for the very rare indinavir stone. Prior to the widespread use of ct, stones that do not show up on x-ray films were called radiolucent. Uric acid stones, for instance, do not appear on plain films. Very small stones may not show up, as well as matrix stones with little calcium content. ...Read more
Blood tests: In the us the most commonly identifiable reason for an under active thyroid is autoimmune. Therefore, blood tests to look for anti thyroid antibodies would be helpful. ...Read more
In addition to a chest X-ray and blood cultures, what tests can be done to confirm a diagnosis of hypostatic pneumonia?
I see in MRI and CT scans they are not able to show peripheral nerves. Is there any scan or investigation to visually see these important nerves?
Urodynamics: These are specific tests available which your doctor can perform to determine exactly what type of incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) you are experiencing. This is important because some types of leakage are treated with surgery, others with medication, and still others may require neuromodulation therapy (also known as interstim). For women, gynecologists and urologists have expertise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some of the physical symtoms that a person may have that may lead a doctor to check for colon cancer?
Colon cancer: Possible Sx's /Signs of colon cancer: Blood in stool, change in feces (loose stool/ constipation/ etc.), abdominal pain, cramps, gas, weight loss, weakness, incomplete evacuation of bowel. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20031877 ...Read more
Do spermiograms need to be performed & interpreted by a fertility specialist or can these be done elsewhere and read by a patient? Are they expensive?
By a laboratory: A spermiogram (also called semen analysis) does need to be performed and interpreted by a fertility specialist or andrologist. The cost varies, but should generally be under $200 us dollars. Some general laboratories will do a basic semen analysis when ordered by a physician. ...Read more
What are the basic lab tests to rule out multiple myleoma vs osteoporosis. they look similar on x-ray, been exposed to a lot of high radiation scans.
See your clinician : The X-ray bone changes are different for MM & osteoporosis, where MM has "lytic" changes, & osteoporosis has fractures - esp. wedge fractures of the vertebral bodies of the spine. There are specific tests that help identify the diagnosis at early stages: serum protein electrophoresis in MM, & DEXA scan in osteoporosis. Do discuss this with your primary medical provider. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What tests would be good to confirm malabsorption in the small intestine? Any blood tests or other tests used routinely? Thanks.
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