9 doctors weighed in:

Is early diagnosis important?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 6 sxs not to ignore!

Go get help immediately if: 1) Heart attack symptoms--chest pressure, pain, discomfort; pain radiating to back, arm, neck, jaw; sweating; nausea/vomiting 2) Stroke symptoms--weakness; unilateral numbness; confusion; slurred speech; dizziness; trouble seeing or with balance 3) Excruciating headache (worst ever) 4) Unconsciousness of any duration 5) Trouble breathing 6) Severe abdominal pain.

In brief: 6 sxs not to ignore!

Go get help immediately if: 1) Heart attack symptoms--chest pressure, pain, discomfort; pain radiating to back, arm, neck, jaw; sweating; nausea/vomiting 2) Stroke symptoms--weakness; unilateral numbness; confusion; slurred speech; dizziness; trouble seeing or with balance 3) Excruciating headache (worst ever) 4) Unconsciousness of any duration 5) Trouble breathing 6) Severe abdominal pain.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, early diagnosis typically leads to earlier stages of disease, which is usually more treatable and curable.

In brief: Yes

Yes, early diagnosis typically leads to earlier stages of disease, which is usually more treatable and curable.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Often it is

Afraid your question is so broad that the answer will be of little value in a particular case.
Mostly the earlier the better for starting to correct as much as possible and not incur further damage. Sometimes there's nothing to be done, so it makes less difference. It can upset you for no likely benefit.

In brief: Often it is

Afraid your question is so broad that the answer will be of little value in a particular case.
Mostly the earlier the better for starting to correct as much as possible and not incur further damage. Sometimes there's nothing to be done, so it makes less difference. It can upset you for no likely benefit.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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