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de·tec·tion

(dē-tek'shŭn),
1. The act of discovery.
2. In chromatography, visualization of the separated material.

detection

See Cancer detection.

Patient discussion about detection

Q. How can you detect future alcoholism? it runs in my family and I’m very aware of it. I’ve been drinking for under a year but lately its been every weekend and I’ve recently stopped because of finals i have for school and id rather not mess them up. but i catch myself thinking what am i going to do this weekend because I’m not drinking. I’m not getting like cravings for it, like I don’t need it, but i feel as if i have nothing to do besides get drunk with my friends and walk around. is that a sign of future alcoholism?

A. Alcoholism is in my family. I've got it too. I have been recovering from it for 17 years. If I were to drink again, it would be like stepping out in front of a fast moving train. It would certainly kill me. I have learned how to stay off the tracks in front of those trains. It is a real blessing from heaven to still be alive.

Q. How soon can gestational diabetes be detected in pregnancy? I am barely 6 weeks pregnant and had a blood glucose test done last week, the results came back high at 220. Does anyone know if that is too early for gestational diabetes, or do you think I had diabetes before the pregnancy and just didn't know about it?

A. They don’t usually test before the 24 week for gestational diabetes. So I guess that they had a reason to do so with you. So I would ask them if they see any other problem or what’s their reason.

Q. Is Arthritis A genetic decease? if so , how can i detect it during pregnancy?

A. arthritis has a genetic tendency . it's not a genetic disease. that means that there are people that are born with a higher chance to develop arthritis then others, but not carrier of a genetic disease. about arthritis while pregnant, i found you a site talking about this issue exactly:
http://arthritis.about.com/od/preg/a/pregnancyadvice.htm
i hope it helps!

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