early detection


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early detection,

n in complementary, conventional, and natural medicine, the act of discovering a disorder or disease before it has fully developed.

Patient discussion about early detection

Q. Is there a way to stop arthritis from developing if diagnosed early?

A. believe me, this site is all you need to know and beyond:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/arthritis.html

take care!

Q. I wanted to know that what to look in a child to diagnose as early as possible? Today my friends 3 years old daughter is diagnosed for autism. She said that the doctor says that there is a possibility of error in genes and its symptoms starts actually at birth itself and in a year’s time, it’s completely visible in a child. My friend had missed to identify those symptoms. So her daughter is late diagnosed. I wanted to know that what to look in a child to diagnose as early as possible?

A. Early signs of Autism:
Did your child have social smile at 4 months
When was the first first words or expressive language

What was the diagnosis of autism based on.

Most children are diagnosed after 18 months, but many have earlier signs.

check this videos about autism signs link:
http://www.thedoctorsvideos.com/video/3326/Autism-Screening-by-Pediatricians

DrMDK

Q. How early can a blood test detect pregnancy? I'm about 2 weeks late & I've taken several home pregnancy tests, but all negatives. How early can a blood test detect pregnancy as opposed to an HPT?

A. There are two types of pregnancy tests. One tests the blood for the pregnancy hormone, hCG. The other checks the urine for this hormone. You can do a urine test at home with a home pregnancy test. You need to see a doctor to have blood tests.

These days, most women first use home pregnancy tests (HPT) to find out if they are pregnant. HPTs are inexpensive, private, and easy to use. Urine tests will be able to tell if you're pregnant about 2 weeks after ovulation. Some more sensitive urine tests claim that they can tell if you are pregnant as early as one day after a missed period.

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