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
- 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:
- Nerve Neuropathy: Related Home Testing:
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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