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Diagnostic Tests for Nose symptoms

Diagnostic Test list for Nose symptoms:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure. High blood pressure may be a cause of bleeding nose
    • After nasal trauma, must always inspect inside the nose for a blood clot in the septum because it may be later complicated by abscess formation and collapse of the nasal septum causing a permanent deformity
    • Full examination of the ears, nose and throat
    • Feel the lymph nodes in the neck for enlargement
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Electrolytes
    • Growth hormone level (high level in Acromegaly which causes an enlarged nose)
    • RAST allergy testing for specific allergens in allergic rhinitis
    • Serum ANCA for Wegener's granulomatosis
    • Syphilis serology, if indicated
    • Coagulation profile, if recurrent nose bleeds with porthrombin time, partial thromboplastin time (PTT), bleeding time, platelet count
    • Raised Immunoglobulin levels and presence of certain autoantibodies may suggest diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome which causes a dry nose - e.g. Rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies, antimitochondrial antibodies, Anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies.
  • Radiological investigations
    • Sinus X-Ray
    • CT Scan of nasal cavity and sinuses may be indicated
  • Nasal smear and culture - for bacteria and fungi.
  • Biopsy of nose - may help diagnose rhinophyma, rosacea and nasal tumor.
  • Skin smear from the skin or nasal lining - for detecting the organism responsible for leprosy, if suspected.
  • Skin prick allergy testing for specific allergens in allergic rhinitis
  • Nasopharyngoscopy - by Ears, nose and Throat specialist may be indicated.
  • Schirmer tear test, if have dry eyes and nose - a strip of filter paper is placed on the inside of the lower eyelid and wetting of less than 10mm in 5 minutes indicated defective tear production and thus dry eyes. This test will help diagnose Sjogren's syndrome.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Nose symptoms:

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