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Diabetes and Pregnancy - Diagnosing Hemophilia

This page contains links to eMedTV Articles containing information on subjects from Diabetes and Pregnancy to Diagnosing Hemophilia. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • Diabetes and Pregnancy
    There are special health concerns for anyone who is diabetic, and pregnancy carries new concerns. This eMedTV resource explains the risks associated with pregnancy and diabetes, including signs to watch for that may indicate a serious problem.
  • Diabetes and Risks During Colonoscopy
    This eMedTV article explains that if you have diabetes, and colonoscopy has been recommended, you have a greater risk of infection and delayed healing after the procedure. This page discusses blood sugar, diabetes, and risks during colonoscopy.
  • Diabetes and Sex
    As this eMedTV article explains, sex problems can result from nerve damage caused by diabetes. This article covers sex and diabetes in more detail, including how the problems can be avoided by controlling blood pressure and glucose, among other things.
  • Diabetes and Total Hip Replacement
    If you have diabetes, your blood sugar levels may be abnormal, and surgery can make these symptoms worse. This eMedTV article talks about diabetes and total hip replacement surgery. This page also covers how an infection may be treated.
  • Diabetes and Tubal Ligation
    If you have diabetes, symptoms of abnormal blood sugar following tubal ligation could signal a problem. This eMedTV resource covers important facts about diabetes and tubal ligation, such as increased risk of infection.
  • Diabetes Complications
    As this eMedTV segment explains, diabetes complications are often serious and may include kidney damage, blindness, lower-limb amputations, and other problems. This article discusses these and other complications of the disease.
  • Diabetes Dental Care
    Good dental care is important for people with diabetes, especially if their blood glucose stays high. This eMedTV article discusses dental care in detail for those with this condition and offers things to discuss with your dentist.
  • Diabetes Drug Metformin
    The diabetes drug metformin is used for controlling blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This eMedTV resource describes how metformin works and explains what side effects may occur with the use of this medication.
  • Diabetes Drugs
    For people with diabetes, drugs such as glyburide, metformin, and insulin can help treat the condition. This eMedTV segment identifies the basic types, classes, and brands of medications used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Diabetes Food Pyramid
    Made up of six food groups, the Diabetes Food Pyramid is a helpful diet guide for people with diabetes. This eMedTV page provides an in-depth look at this pyramid and offers and other information about healthy eating.
  • Diabetes Information
    Looking for information on diabetes? This eMedTV Web page takes a quick look at this health condition, with details on what it is, how it is treated, and more. A link to more details is also included.
  • Diabetes Insipidus
    Diabetes insipidus, a disease in which the kidneys stop filtering urine, can result in excessive urination. This eMedTV resource discusses this condition in depth, including how it differs from diabetes mellitus, treatment options, and more.
  • Diabetes Insipidus Symptoms
    As this eMedTV segment explains, diabetes insipidus symptoms include frequent urination, excessive thirst, bedwetting, sleep disruption, and dehydration. This article offers more details about these and other possible symptoms.
  • Diabetes Insipidus Treatment
    As this eMedTV page explains, treating central diabetes insipidus usually involves a synthetic hormone called desmopressin. This article also provides detailed information about treatment for the other types of this rare disease.
  • Diabetes Lifestyle
    This eMedTV video clip explains lifestyle changes that a person with diabetes can make.
  • Diabetes Medication
    Insulin, oral, and injectable medications are some of the drugs that are commonly used to treat diabetes. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at diabetes medications, explaining why they are used, how they work, who needs to take them, and more.
  • Diabetes Prevention
    By engaging in diabetes prevention strategies, you can prevent or delay complications related to diabetes. This eMedTV archives offers several diet, exercise, and lifestyle tips that can help decrease your risk of diabetes.
  • Diabetes Prevention
    Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, but for many people, type 2 diabetes can be stopped before it happens. This eMedTV video clip look at some prevention strategies.
  • Diabetes Recipes
    Incorporating diabetes recipes into your diet, such as the ones in this eMedTV Web page, can be an important part of managing or preventing diabetes. A registered dietician can provide you with more recipes to help you manage blood sugar levels.
  • Diabetes Research
    Recently, quick-acting and long-acting insulins have been developed for people with diabetes. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at additional advances in diabetes research, including islet transplantation and preventing kidney disease.
  • Diabetes Risk Factors
    Type 2 diabetes risk factors include age, family history, an inactive lifestyle, and being overweight. This page on the eMedTV website discusses these and other risk factors, including high blood pressure and ethnicity.
  • Diabetes Statistics
    According to recent diabetes statistics, 20.8 million people in the United States have diabetes. This eMedTV selection offers an in-depth look at the statistics on this disease and what they tell us about diabetes.
  • Diabetes Supplements
    This eMedTV articles describes how garlic, omega-3 fatty acids, and other supplements for diabetes may be appealing to people looking for alternative treatments. However, there is limited scientific evidence on their effectiveness and potential risks.
  • Diabetes Symptoms
    Constant hunger, numbness in the feet, and frequent urination are few common symptoms of diabetes. On this eMedTV Web page, these and other possible type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes symptoms are discussed.
  • Diabetes Treatment
    In addition to explaining diabetes treatment methods, this eMedTV article offers self-management tips. The goal of treatment is to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible through diet, exercise, and, if necessary, medication.
  • Diabetes Treatments
    Lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication are mainstays of diabetes treatment. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of the things you can do to keep this condition under control. It also provides a link to more information.
  • Diabetes Types
    The three primary types of diabetes are discussed in detail in this segment of the eMedTV Web site. Of the different diabetes types (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes), the most common one is type 2.
  • Diabetic -- Leaving the Hospital (ERCP)
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Diabetic Complications
    Some of the long-term complications of diabetes include kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. This eMedTV article gives a brief overview of the complications associated with this disease, as well as what you can do to reduce your risk.
  • Diabetic Considerations With EGD
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you are diabetic, you are at a higher risk of developing complications (such as infections) when getting an EGD. This page provides an overview of diabetic considerations with EGD.
  • Diabetic Diarrhea
    People with diabetes are more likely to experience chronic diarrhea than other people. This section of the eMedTV library explores diabetic diarrhea, its possible causes, other symptoms that may accompany it, and short- and long-term treatment options.
  • Diabetic Diet
    Maintaining a healthy diabetic diet is an essential part of controlling blood glucose levels. This segment of the eMedTV Web site explains the Diabetes Food Pyramid in detail and offers tips on following a healthy diet.
  • Diabetic Diet
    Diabetics should follow a strict diet to keep their blood sugar under control. This eMedTV video clip outlines what is involved with a diabetic diet.
  • Diabetic Drug Information -- Avandia
    This eMedTV page offers important information on the drug Avandia for diabetics. This medicine can be used by itself or with other drugs to treat type 2 diabetes. This page also explains who may not be able to use this product and lists side effects.
  • Diabetic Drug Information -- Januvia
    This eMedTV article provides useful information on Januvia, a prescription drug for people with diabetes. Topics discussed in this article include dosing guidelines, side effects, and safety warnings. A link to more information is also included.
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
    Diabetic retinopathy is the medical term for the most common diabetic eye disease. This page on the eMedTV site discusses this and other forms of diabetic eye disease in detail that affect the retina, vitreous, lens, and optic nerve.
  • Diabetic Feet
    Nerve damage and poor blood flow associated with diabetes can lead to a variety of foot problems. This eMedTV segment describes the problems associated with "diabetic feet" in detail and offers helpful tips to ways to prevent them.
  • Diabetic Foot Care
    If you have diabetes, even common foot problems can become worse if blood glucose is consistently high. This eMedTV article offers tips for good diabetic foot care, such as inspecting and cleaning your feet daily.
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis
    Diabetic gastroparesis is the result of damage to the vagus nerve. As this section of the eMedTV library explains, this nerve controls movement of food through the digestive system, causing symptoms like heartburn and nausea.
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis Information
    Are you looking for information on diabetic gastroparesis? This eMedTV selection gives an overview of this condition, with details on symptoms, treatment, and more. A link to more in-depth information is also included.
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis Treatment
    Diabetic gastroparesis treatment is aimed at regaining control of blood glucose levels. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at the different diabetic gastroparesis treatment options currently available, such as insulin and oral medications.
  • Diabetic Impotence
    If you experience diabetic impotence, talking to your doctor about it is the first step in getting help. This eMedTV segment offers information about this condition, including what causes it, how to prevent it, and treatment options.
  • Diabetic Insulin Pump Information
    This eMedTV segment contains information on how using an insulin pump can help certain diabetics control their blood sugar. This article also includes some warnings to keep in mind and provides a link to more information.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
    Diabetic neuropathy is the medical term for damage to the nervous system resulting from diabetes. This eMedTV Web segment provides an in-depth look at the various types of neuropathy, including possible symptoms and treatment options.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Diagnosis
    Tests used to reach a diabetic neuropathy diagnosis include nerve conduction studies, electromyography (EMG), and ultrasound. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at these and other tests used to make a diabetic neuropathy diagnosis.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Information
    If you are looking for information on diabetic neuropathy, this eMedTV resource is a great place to start. It describes common symptoms of this diabetes complication, explores treatment options, and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Prevention
    Diabetic neuropathy prevention methods include limiting alcohol consumption and quitting smoking. This eMedTV article covers other aspects of diabetic neuropathy prevention, such as controlling blood glucose levels and proper foot care.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Symptoms
    Although diabetic neuropathy symptoms vary, they often include numbness, tingling, and pain. This eMedTV article talks about the signs and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, including information on why the symptoms often go unnoticed for a long time.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment
    As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, treating diabetic neuropathy usually starts with bringing blood glucose levels within the normal range. This article explains in detail how this condition is treated, based on the symptoms that occur.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
    A complication of diabetes, diabetic retinopathy is a condition that damages blood vessels in the eye. This eMedTV segment discusses this condition in detail, including symptoms, vision loss, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment
    Vitrectomy and scatter laser surgery are two options to treat diabetic retinopathy. However, as this eMedTV segment explains, treatment is not needed in initial stages of the disease, unless a person has macular edema.
  • Diabetic Risks During and After Heart Bypass Surgery
    This clip discusses the risks that diabetic patients may face during and after heart surgery.
  • Diabetic Risks With Carpal Tunnel Surgery
    This eMedTV Web page explains that if you are a diabetic, risks with carpal tunnel surgery can include possible infections and blood sugar control problems. This article discusses the risks of carpal tunnel surgery for a person with diabetes.
  • Diabetic Skin Care
    As this eMedTV resource explains, good skin care for diabetes includes keeping skin moist, inspecting your skin carefully, and applying a lotion or cream after you wash. This article offers additional suggestions for proper skin care.
  • Diabetics -- Getting Started
    This clip explains how your doctor can help prevent low blood sugar before a stress test.
  • Diabetics -- Leaving the Hospital After Cardiac Catheterization
    This clip offers reminders for diabetics when leaving the hospital after this procedure.
  • Diabetics -- Leaving the Hospital After TEE
    This video clip offers special information for diabetic patients who are going to have TEE.
  • Diabetics and ACL Reconstruction
    There are increased surgery risks for diabetics, and ACL reconstruction is a surgery that may cause issues. This eMedTV page explains how symptoms of low blood sugar, such as anxiety, sweating, or weakness, can be a sign of infection after surgery.
  • Diabetics and Angioplasty
    As this eMedTV article explains, patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of infection, vessel closure, and heart attack when they undergo angioplasty. This page provides basic information on diabetics and angioplasty.
  • Diabetics and Aortic Valve Replacement
    Study of diabetics and aortic valve replacement surgery has determined that people with diabetes face a higher risk of complications. This eMedTV article provides advice for diabetics who are going to have aortic valve replacement surgery.
  • Diabetics and Atherectomy
    If you have diabetes and are planning for an atherectomy, you should know the signs of abnormal blood sugar. This eMedTV Web page discusses the special risks and complications associated with diabetics and atherectomy.
  • Diabetics and C-Section
    Complications for diabetics who have a c-section can include stillbirth, infections, and more. This eMedTV page discusses diabetics and c-section complications, as well as symptoms of abnormal blood sugar levels.
  • Diabetics and Cardiac Catheterization
    Some medical procedures have increased risks for diabetics, and cardiac catheterization is one of them. This eMedTV article discusses potential complications for diabetics and lists symptoms that may signify a problem with the procedure.
  • Diabetics and Knee Replacement Surgery
    People with diabetes are more likely to have complications, such as infections, following surgeries. This eMedTV page discusses diabetics and knee replacement surgery, symptoms of abnormal blood sugar levels, and how to minimize complications.
  • Diabetics and Leaving the Hospital (Total Hip)
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Diabetics and Leaving the Hospital -- Bunionectomy With Osteotomy
    This video clip features information for diabetic patients who are leaving the hospital.
  • Diabetics and Mitral Valve Replacement
    As this eMedTV article explains, experience with diabetics and mitral valve replacement has taught doctors that diabetics have a greater risk of getting an infection after the procedure. This Web page discusses diabetics and mitral valve replacement.
  • Diabetics and Open Heart Surgery
    The risk of infections and other problems after open heart surgery is increased for people with diabetes. This eMedTV page provides detailed information on diabetics and open heart surgery, as well as symptoms of abnormal blood sugar levels.
  • Diabeties
    Diabetes is a condition that occurs when blood glucose levels are too high. This eMedTV article explores why this happens, explains how common the disease is, and lists possible complications of diabetes. Diabeties is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diabetik
    This eMedTV Web resource discusses diabetes, including information on how it is diagnosed and possible treatment options. This page also provides a link to more detailed information on the condition. Diabetik is a common misspelling of diabetic.
  • Diabetis
    Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body is unable to properly convert food into energy. This eMedTV segment lists potential complications of diabetes and explains what treatments are available. Diabetis is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diabets
    Diabetes is a chronic illness that occurs when the body doesn't produce insulin or doesn't use it properly. This eMedTV page describes the effects of diabetes and explains how to manage the condition. Diabets is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diabettes
    Diabetes is characterized by the body's inability to properly convert food into energy. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of the condition and provides a link to more detailed information. Diabettes is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diabetus
    Diabetes is a disorder in which the body is unable to convert food into energy properly. This eMedTV Web page lists the various types of diabetes and describes possible complications of the condition. Diabetus is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diabietes
    There are three main types of diabetes -- type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. This page of the eMedTV site takes a brief look at diabetes, including information on who is at risk for this condition. Diabietes is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diabites
    To lower the risk of experiencing diabetes complications, it is crucial to effectively manage the condition. This eMedTV page lists symptoms and complications that can occur in someone with diabetes. Diabites is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diabitic
    As this eMedTV page explains, there are three main types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes). This page describes these various types of diabetes and offers a link to more information. Diabitic is a common misspelling of diabetic.
  • Diabities
    Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly convert food into energy. This eMedTV Web page lists possible complications of diabetes and explains how to effectively manage your blood sugar. Diabities is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diacepam
    A doctor may prescribe diazepam along with other drugs to help treat seizures. This eMedTV Web page discusses other diazepam uses, explains how the drug works, and describes some of its effects. Diacepam is a common misspelling of diazepam.
  • Diaebetes
    People with diabetes have a buildup of glucose in the blood. This eMedTV resource lists the main types of diabetes, explains why the condition occurs, and describes a typical treatment plan. Diaebetes is a common misspelling of diabetes.
  • Diagnose der Atopischen Dermatitis
    Diagnose der Atopischen Dermatitis
  • Diagnose der Multiplen Sklerose
    Es gibt keinen spezifischen Test für die Diagnose der MS. Vielmehr müssen die Zeichen und Symptome des Erkrankten bestimmte Kriterien erfüllen.
  • Diagnose Gonorrhea
    This eMedTV article describes the various tests used to diagnose gonorrhea. For example, performing a Gram stain, detecting bacterial genes in urine, and growing cultures of the bacteria are all methods employed to diagnose gonorrhea.
  • Diagnosing Acromegaly
    To make an acromegaly diagnosis, the doctor uses information from the patient's medical history, physical exam, blood tests, glucose tolerance test, and MRI or CT scan. This eMedTV article explains the process of diagnosing acromegaly in detail.
  • Diagnosing Addison's Disease
    A diagnosis of Addison's disease is typically made through laboratory tests. This eMedTV page describes the process of diagnosing Addison's disease, which often includes asking questions and performing a physical exam.
  • Diagnosing ADHD
    As this eMedTV segment explains, ADHD can be hard to diagnose. Many people exhibit the main ADHD symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. This article offers more information on making a diagnosis and links to other articles about ADHD.
  • Diagnosing ADHD in Adults
    As this article on the eMedTV Web site explains, a key aspect of diagnosing adults with ADHD is the presence of current symptoms that began in childhood. A physical exam and psychological tests are also part of the process.
  • Diagnosing Adrenal Insufficiency
    Diagnosing adrenal insufficiency often requires specific lab tests to measure cortisol levels. This eMedTV resource outlines the process doctors use to diagnose adrenal insufficiency.
  • Diagnosing Allergic Rhinitis
    This video discusses the history of allergic rhinitis and ways in which it can be diagnosed.
  • Diagnosing Alzheimer's
    Tests that doctors use when diagnosing Alzheimer's include brain scans, medical tests, and memory tests. This eMedTV segment discusses these aspects of the diagnostic process in detail.
  • Diagnosing an Ear Infection
    A doctor diagnosing an ear infection may look in the patient's ear to see if there is any inflammation. This eMedTV Web page describes the steps involved in an ear infection diagnosis, which may include tympanometry and other tests.
  • Diagnosing Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Certain blood tests can help rule out other conditions when diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis. This page of the eMedTV archives offers a step-by-step look at how doctors diagnose this condition and details about tests that they may recommend.
  • Diagnosing Appendicitis
    When diagnosing appendicitis, doctors generally start with the patient's symptoms and then move to tests. This eMedTV Web page explains in detail the procedures used in diagnosing this condition, such as an x-ray, CT scan, or laparoscopy.
  • Diagnosing Arthritis
    This page on the eMedTV site explains that there is no one test for diagnosing arthritis. In order to make a diagnosis, a healthcare provider will take the patient's medical history, perform a physical exam, and recommend certain tests (such as x-rays).
  • Diagnosing Asthma
    Diagnosing asthma can sometimes be difficult, especially in young children. This eMedTV resource provides detailed information about the spirometer and bronchial challenge tests that doctors often use when diagnosing asthma.
  • Diagnosing Atopic Dermatitis
    This eMedTV resource discusses the detailed process doctors use when diagnosing atopic dermatitis. Some aspects include skin and allergy tests, a consideration of your symptoms, and an examination of the rash.
  • Diagnosing Autism
    As explained in this eMedTV article, making an autism diagnosis often involves using a questionnaire to gather information about a child's development and behavior. This resource also explains the behavior doctors look for when making a diagnosis.
  • Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders
    The first stage of diagnosing autism spectrum disorders entails developmental screening during "well child" checkups. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at diagnosing autism spectrum disorders.
  • Diagnosing Autoimmune Hepatitis
    This eMedTV page lists tests a doctor may use for diagnosing autoimmune hepatitis (like a liver biopsy). This page also explains that the doctor will consider other conditions that can have the same symptoms as autoimmune hepatitis (like liver cancer).
  • Diagnosing Back Pain
    If you have back pain, your doctor may use several diagnostic tools to find out the cause. As this eMedTV page explains, this may involve a series of questions, a physical exam, and medical tests. This article takes a closer look at this topic.
  • Diagnosing Barrett's Esophagus
    The only way of diagnosing Barrett's esophagus is through an upper endoscopy and a biopsy. This page on the eMedTV site describes how an upper endoscopy works and explains how blood tests and physical exams cannot detect Barrett's esophagus.
  • Diagnosing Body Lice
    When diagnosing body lice, checking a person's clothing is a good place to start. This eMedTV article offers an overview on how a diagnosis of body lice is made, including information on how infestations are more common during winter months.
  • Diagnosing Cataracts
    Diagnosing cataracts involves an examination of the eye and tests (such as a dilated eye exam). This eMedTV article discusses the process used to make a cataract diagnosis, including information about tests used to identify cataracts.
  • Diagnosing Childhood Depression
    As this eMedTV page explains, a child's family situation and self-esteem are among the things that a doctor will evaluate in diagnosing childhood depression. This page also provides information about other procedures involved in making a diagnosis.
  • Diagnosing Chlamydia
    Promptness is vital when diagnosing chlamydia so treatment can begin right away to avoid complications. This eMedTV page explains the process doctors use when diagnosing chlamydia, including the most common tests.
  • Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrom
    As this eMedTV article explains, diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome can be difficult because its symptoms overlap with conditions such as depression. Diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrom is a common misspelling of diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Physical and mental exams, as well as lab tests, are used when diagnosing chronic fatigue syndrome. As this eMedTV page explains, however, making a diagnosis can be difficult because symptoms of chronic fatigue may overlap with those of other conditions.
  • Diagnosing Cirrhosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, a doctor will begin a cirrhosis diagnosis by taking the patient's medical history and performing a physical exam. Among the other tests that may be involved in diagnosing cirrhosis are MRIs and CAT scans.
  • Diagnosing Cold Sores
    Viral cultures and blood tests are helpful tools in diagnosing cold sores. This section of the eMedTV library further explains how healthcare providers diagnose the condition and describes the tests that are commonly used to confirm a diagnosis.
  • Diagnosing Colic
    This eMedTV page explains that how long your baby cries, his sleeping pattern, and what you feed your baby are some of the factors your doctor will consider before making a diagnosis of colic. Conditions that share similar symptoms are also listed.
  • Diagnosing Congestive Heart Failure
    This eMedTV page explains the process doctors use when making a congestive heart failure diagnosis. In most cases, they examine your medical history, conduct a physical exam, and perform certain tests, such as an echocardiogram or cardiac catheterization.
  • Diagnosing Constipation
    When diagnosing constipation, your doctor looks at your medical history and results of your physical exam. This eMedTV page explains how extensive testing, including x-rays, may be required for diagnosing constipation in people with severe symptoms.
  • Diagnosing Contact Dermatitis
    Your doctor will examine your rash and ask several questions when diagnosing contact dermatitis. This eMedTV article outlines the steps involved in making a contact dermatitis diagnosis and also explains why patch testing is sometimes used.
  • Diagnosing Depression
    Taking a patient's medical history is the first step when diagnosing depression. This eMedTV page lists the other steps in making a diagnosis, such as considering other conditions that can share similar symptoms with depression, like Lyme disease.
  • Diagnosing Diabetes
    A diabetes diagnosis can be made with an oral glucose tolerance test or a fasting plasma glucose test. This eMedTV article describes both of the tests used in diagnosing this condition, including the gestational form of diabetes.
  • Diagnosing Diabetic Gastroparesis
    Tests used for diagnosing diabetic gastroparesis include barium x-ray, barium beefsteak meal, and ultrasound. This eMedTV article describes these diabetic gastroparesis diagnosis tests and covers other tests used to reach a diagnosis.
  • Diagnosing Diarrhea
    If your diarrhea does not go away on its own, you may need to have it diagnosed. This eMedTV Web page looks at the process of diagnosing diarrhea, which can involve a physical exam, a stool culture, blood tests, and other tests.
  • Diagnosing Fever Blisters
    When diagnosing fever blisters, your doctor will look for signs and symptoms of the condition. As this eMedTV resource explains, he or she may also use a blood test or viral culture to help confirm the fever blister diagnosis.
  • Diagnosing Fibromyalgia
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, when making a fibromyalgia diagnosis, many healthcare providers will try to determine the presence of tender points on the body. This article describes the tests that may be performed when diagnosing this condition.
  • Diagnosing Fifth Disease
    A doctor diagnosing fifth disease will review the patient's medical history and conduct a physical exam. This eMedTV resource explains the steps involved in making a fifth disease diagnosis, including information about blood tests used in some cases.
  • Diagnosing Genital Herpes
    Some of the ways of making a genital herpes diagnosis include a blood test or a viral culture of a lesion. This eMedTV article describes the tests that can be used to make a diagnosis and lists other conditions that share similar symptoms.
  • Diagnosing Gonorrhea
    A Gram stain, gene detection, and a culture are techniques often used when diagnosing gonorrhea. This page of the eMedTV archives explains each of these methods and their reliability in diagnosing gonorrhea.
  • Diagnosing Head Lice
    Diagnosing head lice involves positively identifying them on a person's hair or scalp. This can be hard, so this eMedTV Web page offers tips to help with this, such as using a hand lens or light, or verifying the diagnosis with a healthcare provider.
  • Diagnosing Heart Attacks
    Doctors diagnosing heart attacks will ask questions, perform a physical exam, and perform tests. This eMedTV segment discusses the tests doctors use when diagnosing heart attacks, such as EKGs, blood tests, and nuclear scans.
  • Diagnosing Heart Disease
    Several tests to look for heart disease are available, which this media clip describes.
  • Diagnosing Hemophilia
    As explained on this eMedTV page, a doctor diagnosing hemophilia will usually review the patient's personal and family medical history, conduct a physical exam, and order blood tests. This article explains how hemophilia is diagnosed and classified.
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