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What tests will my doctor perform to determine if I have anemia?

What tests will my doctor perform to determine if I have anemia?

CBC : A simple blood test- CBC (complete blood count) is used to check initially for anemia. There are other blood tests that are used to check for different types of anemia. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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Will my doctor do a blood test to determine if I have fibromyalgia, or will he diagnose me based on my symptoms?

Will my doctor do a blood test to determine if I have fibromyalgia, or will he diagnose me based on my symptoms?

Based on history: History, physical examination and possibly a questionnaire. He will order tests if he thinks you might have something else. Hope this helps. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the labs I should have my doctor order to determine my blood type?

Can you please lay out the  labs I should have my doctor order to determine my blood type?

Your doctor knows: Any doctor knows what tests to order to determine blood type. Such testing is done every day in all hospital labs. ...Read more

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What types of test will my doctor administer to determine if I have pulmonary fibrosis?

What types of test will my doctor administer to determine if I have pulmonary fibrosis?

Tests...: Testing for pulmonary fibrosis typically includes pulmonary function testing as well as a chest ct scan. Other possible tests may include arterial blood has analysis and pulse ox. Further testing, including blood work, depends on what your doctor thinks the pulmonary fibrosis is due to. ...Read more

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I have suspected hyperthyroidism due to general routine blood tests. What further tests will my doctor carry out to confirm this?

Hyperthyroidism: Blood test are accurate to identify the height level of thyroid hormone level but we need to find the etiology of this. You can request for an ultrasound and nuclear scan of thyroid next. ...Read more

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What sort of tests will I need to test me for itp?

What sort of tests will I need to test me for itp?

ITP testing: A complete blood count (CBC) is usually ordered as the screening test for platelet destruction problems such as occurs in itp. Other testing is needed to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform? .

What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform?

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Longstanding : Longstanding hoarseness is a concerning warning sign, particularly if you smoke. This condition is best evaluated by an ENT physician, though you may have to see your personal physician first to get a referral. Typically a physical examination will be done and most likely a direct visualization of your throat will be done using a small endoscope. You should have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What kind of tests can you have done to see if you'r baby's albino?

What kind of tests can you have done to see if you'r baby's albino?

In a baby already...: ...Born, the diagnosis is usually pretty obvious. Prenatally, a genetic test on amniocentesis or villous sampling cells is possible, but I am not sure anyone does it. ...Read more

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My doctor said I need to have full pulmonary function tests. What can I expect?

My doctor said I need to have full pulmonary function tests. What can I expect?

45 Minutes: It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete full pulmonary function tests. The first part of the test will involve measurement of your spirometry (fev1 and fvc); you will be required to take large breaths of air and blow them out through a small tube attached to a machine. Next you will measure lung volumes and tlco (see my answer on tlco elsewhere in this section). The test is non invasive. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor order a CBC to be done and would not give me the results.?

What do you suggest if my doctor order a CBC to be done and would not give me the results.?

Know your rights: Even the most hassled physician has a duty under the law to answer basic questions like this. Ask why you're not allowed to know. You legally OWN the medical record. Interpreting CBC's is subtle & perhaps he/she doesn't want to worry you. Remind the office staff nicely about your rights and I'll bet they get cooperative. ...Read more

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Can men have hypothyroidism, what are the symptoms, and what test should I ask my doctor for to determine whether I have it or not?

Can men have hypothyroidism, what are the symptoms, and what test should I ask my doctor for to determine whether I have it or not?

Easy to check for: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood in stools..I have booked an appointment with the doctor. How will the doctor diagnose th problem?

What to do if I have blood in stools..I have booked an appointment with the doctor. How will the doctor diagnose th problem?

History/Examination : A GI doctor would obtain a history of the bleeding. He/she will ask pertinent questions and determine frequency and if there is any associated pain with bowel movements or straining due to hard stools /constipation. Family history of colon cancer will be asked so impt to know it. A rectal exam and colonoscopy may be indicated based on your family history and response to questions. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have had a genetic blood test done to see if what do you suggest if I have 22deletion, how will i get my results and will that be?

What do you suggest if I have had a genetic blood test done to see if what do you suggest if I have 22deletion, how will i get my results and will that be?

What for?: What will you do with the results? Would you change anything if you have 22 deletion, or if you do not have the deletion? If you want to waste your money, you can get the test done by 23 and Me, the company is accessible over the internet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Can you tell me when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Not necessarily: They are not all visible. However, std testing can be done to help identify if you have an std (including one with no symptoms). ...Read more

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How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

Choose a Doctor: You need a partner in your health if you have health problems. You do not need a walk in doctor. You need a physician you can work with. Choose a competent, compassionate family physician. ...Read more

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How do you test for anemia? My doctor told me my RBC count is a bit low. What tests need to be done to identify the various types of anemias?

How do you test for anemia? My doctor told me my RBC count is a bit low. What tests need to be done to identify the various types of anemias?

Hard to: Answer in 400 characters. First question is was your doc talking rbcs count or hemoglobin ( hgb) or hematocrit ( hct). The evaluation of anemia includes indices of blood production, iron studies, vitamin levels and evidence for blood loss or destruction just to get started. ...Read more

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What test can I take to determine whether I have rosacea?

What test can I take to determine whether I have rosacea?

Physical exam: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and increased temperature or exposure to sun. It can be a troubling condition, but there are effective medical treatments available. ...Read more

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What doctor do I go to to check if I have optic neuritis ? A regular ophthalmologist? Or is there a specific doctor ?

What doctor do I go to to check if I have optic neuritis ? A regular ophthalmologist? Or is there a specific doctor ?

Most could do this: There are some very basic tests for optic neuritis that any doctor - your primary, an optometrist or classic ophthalmologist can do. If it is subtle or if test results are conflicting then a neuro-ophthalmologist the specialist to see to make a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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If i order a CBC test, would this be enough to tell me if I should get checked for leukemia? I don't have insurance and don't want to go see a doctor

If i order a CBC test, would this be enough to tell me if I should get checked for leukemia? I don't have insurance and don't want to go see a doctor

It's a good screen: Yes, a CBC is an excellent screen to see if you have any abnormalities in your red or white blood cells. However, you can actually save money if you have a good primary care physician who will listen to your concerns and order the appropriate tests based on your symptoms, and give suggestions on staying healthy. If you are having night sweats and wt loss it could also be due to hyperthyroidism.C. ...Read more

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Will blood work determine if I have STD in my mouth or should other test need to be performed?

Will blood work determine if I have STD in my mouth or should other test need to be performed?

No: It all depends on the whole picture... the risk factors, the story, the symptoms, and the exam. For example, a blood test can show that a person has had herpes, but that could have been an outbreak on the hand. A doctor is needed to decide IF blood tests are needed, and WHICH tests to order. ...Read more