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Screening tests are done across the population of asymptomatic people at risk of a disease (e.g. mammogram to look for breast cancer in all women with breasts) to try to catch disease early in its course. Diagnostic tests are done when a patient presents with symptoms. The ROMA test is a diagnostic test done when a woman presents with an adnexal mass, and ...


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It's interesting that you picked this one specific example, because it happens to have been studied by Gigerenzer, a prominent expert on risk perception. It also showcases that one shouldn't insist all the time of applying "common sense" to medicine, since facts show that, counterintuitive as it is to both patients and physicians, the screening does not have ...


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This is actually answered in my response to your previous question, but it is a good concept that can take some work to wrap one's head around, so I will go in more depth. Please note that no one other than the individual's physician can advise on what next steps to take once a positive finding is identified - regardless if the positive result was found ...


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The rupture of the follicle is totally painless as it is not innervated. However, some women experience ovulation pain. It is particular to one side, and the mecanism that cause pain are not fully understood. It is maybe due to the excessive size of the follicle that stretches the ovary or to irritation the abdomen. On mayo clinic . com, it is said ...


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