Undergoing a physical examination for your suspected thyroid condition is the very first step in finding out whether or not an actual disorder of the neck gland may be present. At our surgical center in Los Angeles, our team of world-renowned experts have the highest level of knowledge to perform a physical examination for patients of all ages and races.
Why Do I Need A Physical Examination?
A physical exam will provide your specialist with the beginning knowledge necessary in order to provide you with the best and most accurate diagnosis possible. A physical examination requires absolutely no invasive measures, and is performed in the comfort of our specialist’s offices in and around the Los Angeles area. A physical exam can help to initially detect the following:
- Benign tumor
During an examination, a world-renowned member of our surgery team will examine the base of your neck where the neck gland is located. It’s important to share your family history and past medical history with your treating physician, as this can provide important clues as to whether or not you may have a condition. You may also be asked additional questions based on any symptoms that you may be experiencing. The most popular symptoms of a thyroid disorder include but are not limited to the following:
- Lump or enlarged gland
- Pain in the neck
- Muscle & Joint pain
Physical Examination FAQ’s
If you suspect you may have a problem, we encourage you to contact our medical center as soon as possible to ensure that you receive the highest level of care for your condition.
To better help our patients understand the importance of undergoing a physical examination for the diagnosis of a condition, our top physicians have compiled the following list of the most frequently asked questions that we hear most often. If you’d like additional information, please schedule your consult with our team today.
Q: What can a doctor find from performing a physical examination?
A: Our team of world-renowned experts may find a number of different things when performing your physical examination, most commonly, a lump or enlarged thyroid near the base of the neck. If an abnormal gland is felt, your doctor will then schedule further testing to receive a proper diagnosis.
Q: Who should administer a physical exam for a condition?
A: As always, a board certified head and neck surgeon should administer your physical exam when seeking answers for your undiagnosed condition. Because they have the highest level of knowledge to help treat these disorders, it’s imperative that they participate in the steps leading up to a diagnosis.
Q: How long will it take to receive a diagnosis after my tests have been completed?
A: A physical exam will provide our doctors with the opportunity to assess your current condition and how or if it’s affecting your physical state of being. Should they believe that it is, additional tests will be required, including a CT scan, blood test, sestamabi scan, or a fine needle biopsy. After all tests have been completed, an accurate diagnosis will be presented.
Q: Will other tests be necessary after my physical exam?
A: Most likely. Nearly everyone who undergoes a exam for the diagnosis of a neck gland disorder will always have to undergo additional testing, including a CT scan or blood tests. Depending on what our doctors find will determine what tests may come next in your unique case.
Contact our Surgical Center for a Consultation
If you believe you may be suffering from an undiagnosed neck gland condition, contact the experts at our surgical center today to schedule a consultation. Our board-certified head & neck surgeons are experts in the treatments of various neck gland disorders through minimally invasive surgical techniques. When dealing with a condition, you can trust our experts in Los Angeles to provide the highest level of patient care with effective, innovative surgical techniques. Feel free to call us today at (888) 817-1439 to schedule your consultation.
For more information regarding a physical examination in regards to a thyroid disorder, contact our office in Los Angeles today.
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