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What is a differential diagnosis?
A differential diagnosis may be known as efficient method of diagnosing a disorder that may lack distinctive symptoms. Often differential diagnosis is the way of looking at all the potential reasons for the symptoms that are present in an individual in order to obtain a diagnosis. Some doctors may use this method in order to find a diagnosis, whereas some doctors are known to specialize in differential diagnosis. Differential diagnosis may often cause many questions for many individuals such as what differential diagnosis is or what the differential diagnosis symptoms are. Questions’ regarding differential diagnosis has been answered below by Experts.
What is the differential diagnosis for the following symptoms: crushing central chest pain, radiates down left arm, sweaty, clammy, dyspnea, full regular radial pulse 96bpm, blood pressure 115/85, nauseous conscious but distressed due to pain, indigestion for the past two weeks?
The cardiac differential diagnosis may include:
• Angina which may be caused by lowered blood flow through the arteries that supply the heart
• Heart attack
• Myocarditis or pericarditis which may be an infection in the heart muscle or the lining of the heart
An exam by a medical practitioner may be needed that may include an EKG (electrocardiogram), blood work, chest x-ray, an ultrasound of the heart and possibly a stress test.
The pulmonary differential diagnosis may include:
or blood clots. The risk factors may include smoking, family history of blood clots, recent surgery, long trips or a recent injury to a leg.
may present a fever or a cough.
A gastrointestinal differential diagnosis may include:
• Acid reflux or peptic ulcers
• Gall bladder disease
An examination by a medical practitioner may be needed to either properly diagnose or rule out any of the differential diagnosis.
What does the differential diagnosis of arthropod assault, erythema chronicum mirgrans, pseudo-lymphoma mean?
An arthropod assault diagnosis may often describe the reaction a person’s skin may have to an insect bite. The reaction may often include inflammation or esoinophilic blood response. Erythema chronicum migrans (ECM) may be known as a rash that often appears on the skin; which may also be linked to Lyme disease. Psuedo-lymphoma may not be a specific disease, but may describe a non-specific reaction of the skin to possibly unknown stimuli where the inflamed cells gather in a lymphomatous appearance.
What is the differential diagnosis for paranoia, extreme mood swings, anti-social, anger easily and fatigue?
The symptoms that are being exhibited may be caused by depression and anxiety; however, there may also be other medical condition that could be considered for differential diagnosis. The conditions that may need to be considered may often include endocrine problems such as
or adrenal disease, or neurologic discords such as multiple sclerosis or possibly infectious or inflammatory diseases located in the brain.
Obstructive sleep apnea
may also have similar symptoms as psychiatric symptoms. If focal neurologic symptoms or findings are noticed on an exam, then there may be a neurologic disorder occurring. The symptoms may also be the cause by certain drugs which may include alcohol or recreational drugs. An exam from a medical professional may be needed in order to find the exact diagnosis.
What could be the differential diagnosis for back and abdominal pain?
If the pain seems to get worse when coughing, strain for a bowel movement, lift a heavy object or at the end of the day the differential diagnosis may include a prolapsed of uterus or bladder or possibly the rectum. These issues may be related to frequent child birth, injury during child birth or possibly for no reason at all. A medical practitioner may also include a spine or disc herniation related pain in a differential diagnosis. A rare differential diagnosis may include abdominal swelling. An exam by a medical practitioner may be needed to have the necessary tests performed in order to rule out any of these conditions.
A differential diagnosis may be a list of different conditions from the different symptoms that may be exhibited and in return causing an individual to have many questions about further testing, what the diagnosis means or even which type of doctor the individual should be seen by. For individuals who have these or similar questions, individuals may contact an Expert.
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My name is*****'ve recently had issues with my health which include fatigue, g
Hi my name is***** recently had issues with my health which include fatigue, general feeling of weakness, bloating, pale stools and at the end of defecating the stool becomes weird...like small and stringy it would seem and things of that nature. So I went to the VA medical center and they ran a bunch of blood tests and a urine test:
My cholesterol tests were normal. The things that I think are red flags:
Albumin level on urine was 1.44 mg/dl. It did not indicate whether this was high or low on the lab results, and there was no reference range given.
MY urobilinogen was low or less than 0.2 in urine test. Leuckocyte esterase shoed trace / high in urine test. Protein measured 8.5 on serum specimen test(normal levels on paper were 6.5-8.1). Eosinophils/100 leukocytes were high at 7.7 on blood specimen test(reference is 0.5-7 on my paper. albumin high on plasma specimen at 5.1(ref 3.3-4.8) as well as high aspartate aminotransferase at 59 where reference range is 8-42. Prot
I am a 54 yr old female. Had 2 pregnancies, 2 c-sections,
Hi, I am a 54 yr old female. Had 2 pregnancies, 2 c-sections, 2 children. Bloodwork indicates am in menopause now. In 2005 had an ablation for heavy bleeding. Dr burned thru uterus and bowel; sepsis, peritonitis, blood transfusions after ER surgery, and all kinds of fun stuff during 14 day hospital stay. 7 in ICU. ER surgery actually took place about 14 hrs after the intense pain started (which was following evening after ablation procedure). About a yr and half after that, I needed a hysterectomy anyway due to heavy bleeding. After the nightmare emergency, still cont'd to hemmorage monthly anyway. They did leave rt ovary. Left had cysts and a mass (benign). I am currently experiencing rt side groin pain--very deep and feels like it's on the bone. Leg pain, hip pain, constant pelvic (sharpish) pain on rt side. Urinating more frequently, bloated feeling, nausea (not constant, but quite a bit); have lost appx 17-20 lbs in about last 9-12 mos. currently 110 lbs. Constant back pain, this isn't new as I do have lots of back issues. Had cervical surgery to remove vertebra/discs--replace with some type of metal basket. Low back pain is constant--the usual pain, plus pain that feels like very hard and very painful contractions (that, is relatively new). I do have Fibro and a host of other issues and am on disability. Would rather be able to work!
Recently had a bout with what I thought was food poisoning after a trip to Vegas for bday. Trip=mistake!
Anyway, my question... Given pain in pelvic area, combined with other probe (groin pain, nausea, etc. These have been happening for appx 9-12 mos), I'm wondering if it could be an ovarian cyst? Had an MRI for low back last Wednesday--would this show an ovarian cyst? Oh, also have cysts on spine in S area. Was one larger cyst when they told me (appx 2 yrs ago), now there are "multiple" cysts there.
I do have an spot with my pain mgmt Dr next month--she is also my primary care Dr.
I'm just wondering if I should bump up appt? If I should be concerned that if it is a cyst causing pelvic pain (not scar tissue which I presumed), that it could do more harm?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!!! I'm pretty sure I'm leaving a few things out...
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