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Pinched nerve - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pinched-nerve/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354751

Jan 22nd, 2022 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and conduct a physical examination. If your doctor suspects a pinched nerve, you may undergo some tests. These tests may include: Blood tests. You may need tests to measure your fasting blood glucose or thyroid levels. Spinal tap (lumbar puncture). This test collects a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the area surrounding your spinal co...

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20479976

Jan 22nd, 2022 - Diagnosis If you develop symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) or you've been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, contact your health care provider. Also let your health care provider know if you've had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Factors used to decide whether to test you for the virus that causes COVID-19 may differ depending on where you live. Dependi...

Reactive arthritis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reactive-arthritis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354843

Jan 22nd, 2022 - Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor is likely to check your joints for swelling, warmth and tenderness, and test range of motion in your spine and affected joints. Your doctor might also check your eyes for inflammation and your skin for rashes. Blood tests Your doctor might recommend that a sample of your blood be tested for: Evidence of past or current infection Signs of inflammat...

Reactive arthritis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reactive-arthritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354838

Jan 22nd, 2022 - Overview Reactive arthritis is joint pain and swelling triggered by an infection in another part of the body — most often the intestines, genitals or urinary tract. This condition usually targets the knees, ankles and feet. Inflammation also can affect the eyes, skin and the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). Previously, reactive arthritis was sometimes called Reiter's syndrome....

Ringworm (scalp) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm-scalp/symptoms-causes/syc-20354918

Jan 22nd, 2022 - Overview Ringworm of the scalp Open pop-up dialog box Close Ringworm of the scalp Ringworm of the scalp Ringworm of the scalp appears as round patches where the hair has broken off at or just above the scalp. These bald-looking patches slowly grow larger. Close-up of ringworm of the scalp Open pop-up dialog box Close Close-up of ringworm of the scalp Close-up of ringworm of the scalp Up close, ...

Ringworm (scalp) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm-scalp/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354924

Jan 22nd, 2022 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely be able to diagnose ringworm of the scalp by looking at the affected skin and asking certain questions. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may take a sample of hair or skin to be tested in a lab. Testing a sample of hair or skin can show if a fungus is present. Treatment Treatment for ringworm of the scalp requires a prescription-strength antifungal medicati...

Melanoma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 20th, 2022 - Overview Melanoma Open pop-up dialog box Close Melanoma Melanoma Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that begins in the cells (melanocytes) that control the pigment in your skin. This illustration shows melanoma cells extending from the surface of the skin into the deeper skin layers. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, develops in the cells (melanocytes) that produce melanin — the pi...

Melanoma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/melanoma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20374888

Jan 20th, 2022 - Diagnosis Excisional biopsy Open pop-up dialog box Close Excisional biopsy Excisional biopsy During an excisional biopsy, the doctor removes an entire lump or an entire area of abnormal skin, including a portion of normal skin. Stitches are generally used to close the biopsy site after this procedure. Punch biopsy Open pop-up dialog box Close Punch biopsy Punch biopsy During a punch biopsy, you...

Transposition of the great arteries - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transposition-of-the-great-arteries/symptoms-causes/syc-20350589

Jan 19th, 2022 - Overview Transposition of the great arteries Open pop-up dialog box Close Transposition of the great arteries Transposition of the great arteries In transposition of the great arteries, the main arteries leading away from the heart — the aorta and the pulmonary artery — are switched (transposed). Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a serious, rare heart problem in which the two main ar...

Transverse myelitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transverse-myelitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354726

Jan 19th, 2022 - Overview Transverse myelitis is an inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord. This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin). Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body. This can cause pain, muscle weakness, paralysis, sensory problems, or bladder and bowel dysfunction....

Transposition of the great arteries - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transposition-of-the-great-arteries/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350595

Jan 19th, 2022 - Diagnosis Transposition of the great arteries is most often diagnosed after a baby is born. However, signs of the condition may be detected before birth during a routine pregnancy ultrasound. If so, a fetal echocardiogram may be recommended. A fetal echocardiogram uses sound waves to create detailed images of the unborn baby's heart. It can help a health care provider confirm the diagnosis of t...

Vitamin deficiency anemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitamin-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355025

Jan 18th, 2022 - Overview Vitamin deficiency anemia is a lack of healthy red blood cells caused by lower than usual amounts of vitamin B-12 and folate. This can happen if you don't eat enough foods containing vitamin B-12 and folate, or if your body has trouble absorbing or processing these vitamins. Without these nutrients, the body produces red blood cells that are too large and don't work properly. This redu...

Cryoglobulinemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cryoglobulinemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20371244

Jan 18th, 2022 - Overview Cryoglobulins are abnormal proteins in the blood. If you have cryoglobulinemia (kry-o-glob-u-lih-NEE-me-uh), these proteins may clump together at temperatures below 98.6 F (37 C). These gelatinous protein clumps can impede your blood circulation, which can damage your skin, joints, nerves and organs — particularly your kidneys and liver. Cryoglobulinemia care at Mayo Clinic Products & ...

Seborrheic keratosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-keratosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353882

Jan 18th, 2022 - Diagnosis Your doctor can usually tell whether you have a seborrheic keratosis by looking at the affected skin. If there is a question about the diagnosis, your doctor might recommend removing the growth so that it can be examined under a microscope. More Information Skin biopsy Treatment A seborrheic keratosis typically doesn't go away on its own, but treatment isn't needed. You might choose t...

Seborrheic keratosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-keratosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353878

Jan 18th, 2022 - Overview Seborrheic keratoses on the back Open pop-up dialog box Close Seborrheic keratoses on the back Seborrheic keratoses on the back Seborrheic keratoses are very common on the back. They appear as waxy light tan, brown or black growths that look as if they were dripped onto the skin by a candle. Some can grow large, more than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) across. Close-up of seborrheic keratose...

Vitamin deficiency anemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitamin-deficiency-anemia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355031

Jan 18th, 2022 - Diagnosis To help diagnose vitamin deficiency anemias, you might have blood tests that check for: The number and appearance of red blood cells The amount of vitamin B-12 and folate in the blood The presence of antibodies to intrinsic factor, which indicates pernicious anemia Treatment Vitamin deficiency anemia is treated with doses of whichever vitamin is lacking. For pernicious anemia, vitamin...

Hashimoto's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20351855

Jan 15th, 2022 - Overview Thyroid gland Open pop-up dialog box Close Thyroid gland Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, just below the Adam's apple. Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck just below the Adam's apple. The thyroid produces hormones that help regulate many fu...

Genital warts - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355240

Jan 14th, 2022 - Diagnosis Genital warts are often diagnosed by appearance. Sometimes a biopsy might be necessary. Pap tests Pap test Open pop-up dialog box Close Pap test Pap test In a Pap test, your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold your vaginal walls apart and to see the cervix. Next, a sample of cells from your cervix is collected using a small cone-shaped brush and a tiny plastic spatula (1 and 2). Yo...

Double-outlet right ventricle - Overview - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/double-outlet-right-ventricle/cdc-20389537

Jan 14th, 2022 - Double-outlet right ventricle Double-outlet right ventricle Open pop-up dialog box Close Double-outlet right ventricle Double-outlet right ventricle In double-outlet right ventricle, the aorta and pulmonary artery connect partially or completely to the right ventricle. A hole also exists between the two ventricles (ventricular septal defect). In a normal heart, as shown on the left, the pulmona...

Congenital heart defects in children - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/congenital-heart-defects-children/symptoms-causes/syc-20350074

Jan 14th, 2022 - Overview What are congenital heart defects? An expert explains Learn more about CHD from pediatric cardiologist Jonathan Johnson, M.D. Show transcript for video What are congenital heart defects? An expert explains I'm Dr. Jonathan Johnson, a pediatric cardiologist at Mayo Clinic. In this video, we'll cover the basics of congenital heart disease in children. Whether you're looking for answers a...