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Diagnostic Tests for Cold sensitivity

Diagnostic Test list for Cold sensitivity:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Cold sensitivity includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Body mass index - e.g. if BMI less than 18 consider anorexia as cause of cold sensitivity; if over 25 consider hypothyroidism.
    • Look for the pallor of the skin and conjunctiva of anemia which can cause cold sensitivity
    • Examine for signs of hypothyroidism e.g. slow heart rate, slowed reflexes, coarse dry brittle hair, dry cool skin, goiter
    • Examine for any signs of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger's disease, polycythaemia, leukemia, polymyositis, dermatomyositis that may cause Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count to look for signs of leukemia or polycythaemia which may cause Raynaud's phenomenon; anemia
    • Thyroid function tests
    • If T4 hormone low and TSH hormone is low, consider testing pituitary function
    • Iron studies
    • ESR may be raised in lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, polyarteritis nodosa
    • Rheumatoid factor, ANA antibodies, ENA antibodies, dsDNA antibodies, antinuclear and anticentromere antibodies to diagnose possible causes of Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Stool tests
    • Fecal occult blood test if suspect gastrointestinal bleeding

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Cold sensitivity causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cold sensitivity:

The following list of conditions have 'Cold sensitivity' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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