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Diagnostic Tests for Drowsiness

Diagnostic Test list for Drowsiness:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Look for evidence of injury to head
    • Examine for neck stiffness which may indicate meningitis, encephalitis or subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Look for injection marks signifying drug addicts or diabetics
    • Breath odor may be a feature of alcohol, diabetes, kidney or liver failure
    • Hydration status - dehydration may signify conditions such as high fever with infections, renal failure or hyperglycemia.
    • Temperature - if fever suggests infection; if low temperature consider hypothyroidism or hypothermia.
    • Blood pressure - if low may suggest shock due to dehydration or septicemia.
    • Examine heart and lungs for signs of disease
    • Examine abdomen for tenderness and masses
    • Examine nervous system looking for local signs that may indicate stroke, brain abscess, brain tumor, meningitis, epidural or subdural haematoma
    • Look for papilledema (swelling of the optic disc) - would indicate brain tumor, brain abscess, subdural haematoma or hydrocephalus.
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
    • Urinalysis
    • Urine microscopy and culture
    • Urine drug screen
  • Electroencephalograph - if seizure was involved.
  • Radiological investigations
    • CT scan of brain
  • Spinal tap if fever and neck stiffness is present to help diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhage or meningitis (perform only after CT brain)

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Drowsiness causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Drowsiness:

The following list of conditions have 'Drowsiness' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Drowsiness:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Drowsiness' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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