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There are quite a few free symptom checkers available online, for example: Symptify WebMD Mayo Clinic Patient.info (based on Isabel symptom checker) You can type in symptoms or choose them from the lists of 50-90 symptoms or so. The tools can be useful if your symptom combinations are typical for a certain disease. They can greatly narrow down the ...


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My question is, statistically most cases are horses, but how do you find the zebras? The answer is... complicated. I will answer first from my experience as a (US) physician, and secondly, from a general standpoint in (US) Medicine. While we spend the vast amount of our time as physicians treating "horses" (as it were), we spend the vast amount of ...


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There is no specific book that will teach you how to diagnose illnesses. First of all, medicine is an extremely large and complex science, consisting of different specialties, and every one of them has its own large spectrum of knowledge to study (eg. your question - skin conditions are subject of dermatology, flu - infectious diseases etc.). Doctors go ...


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Your question contains several parts. How is the process of the transvaginal ultrasound different than just a regular ultrasound? I imagine it's inserted into the vagina? Is it quite painful? What you call a "regular" ultrasound is known in medical practice as an transabdominal ultrasound. It is a very common procedure, which, depending on the ...


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People are more complicated than machines. First, imagine a condition like "high blood pressure" or "underactive thyroid." It's not just a case of measuring one number about you and comparing it to one "correct" number. There is a normal range for healthy people. Imagine some measurement that for normal people is between 10 and 12. Imagine that you genuinely ...


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The UK National Health Service estimates that 80% of rare diseases have an underlying genetic etiology¹. Thus, rare diseases diagnosis now and in the near future is mostly a function of: Having a screening test with the appropriate sensitivity and specificity to consider multiple rare diseases simultaneously There are probably more than 7000 such genetic ...


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I had to study pathophysiology. My textbook was called something like advanced pathophysiology. However, I learned a lot about neuropsychiatric conditions by studying a book titled something like pharmacological approaches for the treatment of neuropsychological diseases. I think! Very close if not right on. What it is in layman's terms and probably in ...


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Low immunity with frequent infections in adults without any genetic immunodeficiency disease can be due to: Genetic predisposition (Cureus) Old age (J Clin Invest) Excessive stress (Psychol Bull) Smoking (Oncotarget) Excessive alcohol drinking (Alcohol Research) Chronic conditions, such as malnutrition, low stomach acid, diabetes, kidney or liver disease, ...


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DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Differential diagnosis in an adult man with a unilateral pain in the gluteal area lasting for over a year and not worsening, without a history of trauma, infection or inflammatory arthritis or other conditions (an incomplete list): Degenerative disc disease (DDD) with bulging or herniating disc(s) pressing upon the spinal nerve root(s)...


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Here's a brief description of tests for babesiosis (PubMed, 2003): A CBC [Complete Blood Count] is a useful screening test since anemia and thrombocytopenia are commonly observed and parasites may be visualized on blood smear. Conclusive diagnosis of this disease generally depends upon microscopic examination of thin blood smears. Babesia frequently ...


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This is general information about celiac disease and dermatology. For individual diagnosis one must see a physician. A primary care physician is a good option, as they can diagnose celiac disease, it is usually not necessary to see an immunologist or dermatologist. Dermatitis Herpetiformis does have a differential diagnosis. First, consider other ...


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It does not have to exhausted. The best way would be to point to coder's guideline. Instead, I will use a data method to prove it. To prove it via data, you can analyze data from Columbia Open Health Data (from Columbia U in NYC) and look for broad terms and you would see that they have counts that are greater than sum of the most granular terms. COHD ...


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When a person is in a shock their organs aren't recieving enough blood or oxygen. The main types of shock are: Cardiogenic shock (due to heart problems) Hypovolemic shock (caused by too little blood volume) Anaphylactic shock (caused by allergic reaction) Septic shock (due to infections) Neurogenic shock (caused by damage to the nervous system) In Septic ...


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Diagnosis of myocarditis To diagnose myocarditis, your doctor may conduct a physical examination, and discuss your medical history and any signs or symptoms you may have. If your doctor suspects myocarditis, he or she might order one or more tests to confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity of your condition, including: MRI. Cardiac magnetic ...


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C-reactive protein synthesis is driven primarily by interleukin-6 IL-6 induces CRP production in the liver by activating Janus kinases. Signal transducers and activators of transcription subsequently switch on the CRP gene expression, leading to the production of CRP. but fever is caused by a range of cytokines including IL-6, IL-1, TNF-a. So, at the ...


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