Ask A Question
Ask a Doctor and Get an Answer to Your Medical Question ASAP
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.
Recent Differential Diagnosis Questions
Differential diagnosis 88 year old male with balance
Differential diagnosis 88 year old male with balance problems not associated with dizziness, eyesight problems, or recent medication changes. Does have a very long history of significant daily alcohol consumption.
How does BPD vs Bipolar disorder are distinguish in sign ,
How does BPD vs Bipolar disorder are distinguish in sign , symptoms and personal issues since they overlap?
There are viral infections circulating here now. I thought
There are viral infections circulating here now. I thought I had one --- and I do. I had a fever --- around 100 degrees and a HORRIBLE sore throat for about 8 days. Now both are gone, but the fatigue is debilitating. UGH. The doctor did a strep test, and it was negative. He did a CBC, and I'm reporting the abnormal results of that here: WBC: 2.89. PLATELETS: 124 ATYPICAL LYMPHS: 16 NEUTROHILS: 43 MONOCYTES: 12 INFECTIOUS MONO SCREENING: Negative. The doctor said this was all indicative of a viral infection and the numbers would to back to normal after I began feeling better. The other numbers of the CBC were all completely normal. I asked if the numbers should be rechecked and he didn't think it was necessary. I had no other symptoms other than the sore throat and fever --- although I did have a cough for a few days. I guess I'm concerned about the fatigue. It's been 11`days since I came down with this, and I'm concerned about how tired I feel. I don't have much of an appetite and have lost 4 pounds --- which I really can't afford to lose, as I'm very thin as it is. The doctor didn't seem to be too concerned about my white blood numbers, but I'm worried. I thought the atypical lymps were terribly high. Please give me your thoughts. Thank you.
View More Medical Questions
5 Doctors are Online Right Now
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Ask Your Question Now
Ask a Medical question
Type Your Medical Question Here...
5 Doctors are Online Now
In The News
How JustAnswer Works:
Ask an Expert
Get a Professional Answer
Ask Followup Questions
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Ask a Doctor
Get a Professional Answer. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
5 Doctors are Online Now
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.
Become a Professional
Terms of Service
Privacy & Security
© 2003-2015 JustAnswer LLC