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Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-edema/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20377014?p=1

sis Because pulmonary edema requires prompt treatment, you'll initially be diagnosed on the basis of your symptoms and a physical exam, electrocardiogram and chest X-ray. Once your condition is more stable, your doctor will ask about your medical history, especially whether you have ever had cardiovascular or lung disease. Tests that may be done to diagnose pulmonary edema or to determine why y...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/buergers-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350664?p=1

sis While no tests can confirm whether you have Buerger's disease, your doctor will likely order tests to rule out other more common conditions or confirm suspicion of Buerger's disease brought on by your signs and symptoms. Tests may include: Blood tests Blood tests to look for certain substances can rule out other conditions that may cause similar signs and symptoms. For instance, blood tests...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thumb-arthritis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378344?p=1

sis During a physical exam, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and look for noticeable swelling or lumps on your joints. Your doctor might hold your joint while moving your thumb, with pressure, against your wrist bone. If this movement produces a grinding sound, or causes pain or a gritty feeling, the cartilage has likely worn down, and the bones are rubbing against each other. Imaging t...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wrist-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20366213?p=1

ew Wrist pain is often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden injuries. But wrist pain can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, diagnosing the exact cause can be difficult, but an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment and healing. Symptoms Wrist pain may vary, depe...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lichen-planus/symptoms-causes/syc-20351378?p=1

ew Lichen planus (LIE-kun PLAY-nus) is an inflammatory condition that can affect the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. On the skin, lichen planus usually appears as purplish, often itchy, flat-topped bumps, developing over several weeks. In the mouth, vagina and other areas covered by a mucous membrane, lichen planus forms lacy white patches, sometimes with painful sores. Most people can ...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/emphysema/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355561?p=1

sis To determine if you have emphysema, your doctor will ask about your medical history and do a physical exam. Your doctor may recommend a variety of tests. Imaging tests A chest X-ray can help support a diagnosis of advanced emphysema and rule out other causes of shortness of breath. But the chest X-ray can also show normal findings if you have emphysema. Computerized tomography (CT) scans co...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ards/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355581?p=1

sis There's no specific test to identify ARDS. The diagnosis is based on the physical exam, chest X-ray and oxygen levels. It's also important to rule out other diseases and conditions — for example, certain heart problems — that can produce similar symptoms. Imaging Chest X-ray. A chest X-ray can reveal which parts of your lungs and how much of the lungs have fluid in them and whether your hea...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351968?p=1

ew Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't keep up with the removal of o...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-arm/symptoms-causes/syc-20353260?p=1

ew A broken arm involves one or more of the three bones in your arm — the ulna, radius and humerus. One of the most common causes of a broken arm is falling onto an outstretched hand. If you think you or your child has broken an arm, seek prompt medical attention. It's important to treat a fracture as soon as possible for proper healing. Treatment depends on the site and severity of the injury....

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-fibrosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353695?p=1

sis To diagnose your condition, your doctor may review your medical and family history, discuss your signs and symptoms, review any exposure you've had to dusts, gases and chemicals, and conduct a physical exam. During the physical exam, your doctor will use a stethoscope to listen carefully to your lungs while you breathe. He or she may also suggest one or more of the following tests. Imaging ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/de-quervains-tenosynovitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20371332?p=1

ew De Quervain's tenosynovitis (dih-kwer-VAINS ten-oh-sine-oh-VIE-tis) is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain's tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt when you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist. Although the exact cause of de Quervain's tenosynovitis isn't known, any activity that relies on repetitive hand or wrist moveme...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-wrist-broken-hand/symptoms-causes/syc-20353169?p=1

ew A broken wrist or broken hand is a break or crack in one or more of the bones of your wrist or hand. The most common of these injuries occurs in the wrist when people try to catch themselves during a fall and land hard on an outstretched hand. Risk factors for a broken wrist or broken hand range from participation in certain sports — such as in-line skating or snowboarding — to having a cond...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amyloidosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353178?p=1

ew Amyloidosis (am-uh-loi-DO-sis) is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in your bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ. Amyloidosis can affect different organs in different people, and there are different types of amyloid. Amyloidosis frequently affects the heart, kidneys, liver, s...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ganglion-cyst/symptoms-causes/syc-20351156?p=1

ew Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. They also may occur in the ankles and feet. Ganglion cysts are typically round or oval and are filled with a jellylike fluid. Small ganglion cysts can be pea-sized, while larger ones can be around an inch (2.5 centimeters) in diameter. Ganglion cysts can be painful if they pr...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sprains-and-strains/symptoms-causes/syc-20377938?p=1

ew Sprains and strains are common injuries that share similar signs and symptoms, but involve different parts of your body. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments — the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle. A strain is a stretching or tearing of muscle or tendon. A tendon is a fibrous cord ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/golfers-elbow/symptoms-causes/syc-20372868?p=1

ew Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow. It's not limited to golfers. Tennis players and others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers also ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/yips/symptoms-causes/syc-20379021?p=1

ew The yips are involuntary wrist spasms that occur most commonly when golfers are trying to putt. However, the yips can also affect people who play other sports — such as cricket, darts and baseball. It was once thought that the yips were always associated with performance anxiety. However, it now appears that some people have the yips due to a neurological condition affecting specific muscles...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rickets/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351949?p=1

sis During the exam, the doctor will gently press on your child's bones, checking for abnormalities. He or she will pay particular attention to your child's: Skull. Babies who have rickets often have softer skull bones and might have a delay in the closure of the soft spots (fontanels). Legs. While even healthy toddlers are a little bowlegged, an exaggerated bowing of the legs is common with ri...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoporosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351974?p=1

sis Your bone density can be measured by a machine that uses low levels of X-rays to determine the proportion of mineral in your bones. During this painless test, you lie on a padded table as a scanner passes over your body. In most cases, only a few bones are checked — usually in the hip, wrist and spine. Treatment Treatment recommendations are often based on an estimate of your risk of breaki...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wrist-pain/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20366215?p=1

sis During the physical exam, your doctor may: Check your wrist for tenderness, swelling or deformity Ask you to move your wrist to check for a decrease in your range of motion Assess your grip strength and forearm strength In some cases, your doctor may suggest imaging tests, arthroscopy or nerve tests. Imaging tests X-rays. This is the most commonly used test for wrist pain. Using a small amo...