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Preparing for a colonoscopy
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/preparing-for-a-colonoscopy

Aug 12th, 2019 - If you shudder at the thought of having a colonoscopy to check for hidden colon cancer, chances are it's the "prep" that's stoking your apprehension. It's certainly a major inconvenience: getting ready for the procedure takes much longer — an average of 16 hours, according to one study — than the three hours or so you'll spend at a medical center the day of your colonoscopy. But what's most off...

How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy Using MiraLAX
https://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/patient-education/how-prepare-your-colonoscopy-using-miralax

Aug 5th, 2019 - This information will help you get ready for your colonoscopy using polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX®). A colonoscopy is an exam of your colon (large intestine). Your doctor will use a colonoscope (flexible tube with a camera on the end) to see the inside of your colon on a video monitor. During your procedure, your doctor can:

A Patient’s Guide to Opioid Tapering
https://www.hss.edu/conditions_patient-guide-opioid-tapering.asp

May 20th, 2018 - Treating acute pain caused by orthopedic surgery has improved drastically over the past few years. This is due in part to the use of multimodal analgesic strategies (balancing the use of multiple non-opioid pain medications) and an increase in regional anesthesia in orthopedic procedures.

Guillain-Barré syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/guillain-barre-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20363006

Oct 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis Guillain-Barré syndrome can be difficult to diagnose in its earliest stages. Its signs and symptoms are similar to those of other neurological disorders and may vary from person to person. Your doctor is likely to start with a medical history and thorough physical examination. Your doctor may then recommend: Spinal tap (lumbar puncture). A small amount of fluid is withdrawn from the s...

Microscopic colitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/microscopic-colitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351483

Oct 22nd, 2019 - Diagnosis A complete medical history and physical examination can help determine whether other conditions, such as celiac disease, may be contributing to your diarrhea. Your doctor will also ask about any medications you are taking — particularly aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve), proton pump inhibitors, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) — ...

Colon polyps - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352881

Oct 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Screening tests play a key role in detecting polyps before they become cancerous. These tests can also help find colorectal cancer in its early stages, when you have a good chance of recovery. Screening methods include: Colonoscopy, the most sensitive test for colorectal polyps and cancer. If polyps are found, your doctor may remove them immediately or take tissue samples (biopsies) f...

Patellar tendinitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/patellar-tendinitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20376118

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis During the exam, your doctor may apply pressure to parts of your knee to determine where you hurt. Usually, pain from patellar tendinitis is on the front part of your knee, just below your kneecap. Imaging tests Your doctor may suggest one or more of the following imaging tests: X-rays. X-rays help to exclude other bone problems that can cause knee pain. Ultrasound. This test uses sou...

Carbon monoxide poisoning - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/carbon-monoxide/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20370646

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis If you're brought to an emergency room with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, you may begin treatment immediately. To confirm your diagnosis, the doctor may test a sample of your blood for carbon monoxide. Treatment Individual (monoplace) hyperbaric oxygen unit Individual (monoplace) hyperbaric oxygen unit In an individual (monoplace) hyperbaric oxygen unit, treatment is administer...

Adrenal cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/adrenal-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20446405

Oct 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis Tests and procedures used to diagnose adrenal cancer include: Blood and urine tests. Laboratory tests of your blood and urine may reveal unusual levels of hormones produced by the adrenal glands, including cortisol, aldosterone and androgens. Imaging tests. Your doctor may recommend CT, MRI or positron emission tomography (PET) scans to better understand any growths on your adrenal gl...

Rectal cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352889

Oct 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis Colonoscopy Colonoscopy During a colonoscopy, the doctor inserts a colonoscope into your rectum to check for abnormalities in your entire colon. Rectal cancer is often diagnosed when a doctor orders tests to find the cause of rectal bleeding or iron deficiency anemia. A colonoscopy is the most accurate of these tests. In a colonoscopy, a doctor uses a thin, flexible, lighted tube with...

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355211

Oct 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis Diagnosis of congenital adrenal hyperplasia may include the following tests. Prenatal testing Tests to diagnose CAH in fetuses can be done when siblings have the disease or family members are known to carry the gene defect. One of these tests may be done: Amniocentesis. This procedure involves using a needle to withdraw a sample of amniotic fluid from the womb, and then examining the ...

Breast cancer - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352479?Page=2

Oct 7th, 2019 - Breast cancer care at Mayo Mayo Clinic specialists provide compassionate care for people with breast cancer. People with breast cancer who seek care at Mayo Clinic will find dedicated breast cancer specialists who provide expert, personalized care using the latest treatment innovations and technology. Your Mayo Clinic care team Tailoring Breast Cancer Screening to Each Woman’s Risk Click here f...

Breast cancer - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352479

Oct 7th, 2019 - Breast cancer care at Mayo Mayo Clinic specialists provide compassionate care for people with breast cancer. People with breast cancer who seek care at Mayo Clinic will find dedicated breast cancer specialists who provide expert, personalized care using the latest treatment innovations and technology. Your Mayo Clinic care team Tailoring Breast Cancer Screening to Each Woman’s Risk Click here f...

Colon cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20353669

Oct 7th, 2019 - Overview Colon cancer Colon cancer Colon cancer can occur in any part of the colon. An examination of your entire colon using a long, flexible tube equipped with a camera (colonoscopy) is one way to detect colon cancer and polyps. Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon). The colon is the final part of the digestive tract. Colon cancer typically affects older ...

Ulcerative colitis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20353335

Oct 3rd, 2019 - Ulcerative colitis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Treating ulcerative colitis involves specialists in gastroenterology and hepatology, colon and rectal surgery, radiology, laboratory medicine and pathology, and rheumatology, as well as skin and wound care and nutrition. Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are...

Enlarged breasts in men (gynecomastia) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gynecomastia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351799

Oct 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask you questions about your medical and drug history and what health conditions run in your family. The doctor will also do a physical examination that may include careful evaluation of your breast tissue, abdomen and genitals. Tests Initial tests to determine the cause of your gynecomastia may include: Blood tests Mammograms You may need further testing depending on...

Psoriatic arthritis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/psoriatic-arthritis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354081

Sep 20th, 2019 - Diagnosis During the exam, your doctor may: Closely examine your joints for signs of swelling or tenderness Check your fingernails for pitting, flaking and other abnormalities Press on the soles of your feet and around your heels to find tender areas No single test can confirm a diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis. But some types of tests can rule out other causes of joint pain, such as rheumatoid...

Syphilis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/syphilis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351762

Sep 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Tests Syphilis can be diagnosed by testing samples of: Blood. Blood tests can confirm the presence of antibodies that the body produces to fight infection. The antibodies to the syphilis-causing bacteria remain in your body for years, so the test can be used to determine a current or past infection. Cerebrospinal fluid. If it's suspected that you have nervous system complications of s...

Nasal and paranasal tumors - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nasal-paranasal-tumors/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354137

Sep 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Tests and procedures used to diagnose nasal and paranasal tumors include: Using an endoscopic camera to see inside your nasal cavity and sinuses. During a nasal endoscopy, a thin tube with a light and camera on the end is inserted into your nose. The camera sends pictures to a monitor that your doctor uses to look for anything unusual. Collecting a sample of cells for testing (biopsy)...

Legionnaires' disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legionnaires-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351753

Sep 16th, 2019 - Diagnosis Legionnaires' disease is similar to other types of pneumonia. To help identify the presence of legionella bacteria quickly, your doctor might use a test that checks your urine for legionella antigens — foreign substances that trigger an immune system response. Other tests might include: Blood and urine tests Chest X-ray, which doesn't confirm Legionnaires' disease but can show the ext...