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Diagnosing ENT Disorders

Many methods are used to diagnose ENT disorders. Learn about the various methods, types of equipment used and diagnostic tests such as cultures and blood work. Find out what X-rays and CT scans are and how they are useful in diagnosing ENT disorders.

What is Fluoroscopy?
Fluoroscopy is a diagnostic tool used by doctors to visualize internal structures of the body.

What is the Difference Between GERD and Eosinophilic Esophagitis?
Many of the symptoms experienced by people with GERD and eosinophilic esophagitis overlap. While the symptoms are similar, the treatments are different. Are you being treated for GERD but really have eosiinophilic esophagitis?

What Are Symptoms of H1N1?
The symptoms of H1N1 (swine flu) vary between individuals but are very similar to that of the regular flu. Individuals infected with H1N1 have reported the following symptoms...

Diagnosis - Diagnosis of ENT Disorders
Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate a mild ENT disorder like the common cold from a serious condition. You should be aware of some specific symptoms that indicate professional medical intervention. Many tests are used to diagnose ENT disorders. Regardless of your particular ailment, there is specific information you should always have ready for your physician to help him diagno…

When to Get a Second Opinion
There are many reasons to get a second opinion from a physician. This article will explore some of those reasons and also give some suggestions on how to go about getting a second opinion and what to do once you've got it.

Is it a Lump or a Lymph Node?
Lumps are common with many ENT disorders and can be terrifying. Often these lumps are actually swollen lymph nodes. Find out disorders that cause lumps in the ear, nose and throat.

How to Find the Right Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor
Find out how to find an ear, nose and throat doctor (otolaryngologist) in your area.

Diagnosis of ENT Disorders
Doctors use many different methods to diagnose ENT disorders including signs and symptoms, cultures, visualization with an endoscope or otoscope, and sometimes imaging such as X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI.

Symptoms of ENT Disorders
A comprehensive article describing the signs and symptoms of common ENT disorders.

What are ENT Disorders?
ENT is a medical abbreviation for ears, nose, and throat. ENT disorders include tonsillitis, sleep apnea, sinusitis, and ear infections

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
As one of the National institutes of Health this site provides reliable information on several ENT disorders and how they are diagnosed.

The American Academy of Gastroenterology
What gastroesophageal reflux is, how it is differentiated from heart burn and how it is diagnosed.

What Is ABR Testing?
ABR (Auditory-Brain Stem Response) Testing is used to evaluate the function of the auditory nerve,cochlea and hearing pathways in brain. It is routinely performed on babies and is sometimes used to detect hearing loss in adults.

What is a BAER Hearing Test?
BAER stands for brain stem auditory evoked response. BAER is a hearing test which is also sometimes called ABR (auditory brain stem response). This test is typically performed on newborn babies to test their children and is sometimes used to detect hearing loss in children and adults.

What is an OAE (Otoacoustic Emissions) Hearing Test?
OAE stands for otoacoustic emissions which is a name for the sounds produced by the cochlea. The hearing test, which is used to diagnose problems with the cochlea, is also called OAE.

How is Mono Diagnosed?
Mono is a shortened name for infectious mononucleosis, an illness that is usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and diagnosed by a physician.

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