In-depth

Antinuclear antibody (ANA) test

C-reactive protein test

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Echocardiogram

Echocardiogram allows your doctor to see your heart in motion. Here's what you need to know about the test.

Enlarged liver

You can get an enlarged liver from a number of medical problems or personal habits. Treatment depends on what's causing the enlargement.

Enlarged spleen

An enlarged spleen is usually a sign of an underlying problem. Treatment varies, depending on what's causing the enlargement.

Ferritin test

A ferritin test can be used to detect iron deficiency anemia. It can also help to detect conditions associated with iron overload, such as hemochromatosis.

Joint pain

Joint pain can have many causes and can often be treated at home.

Muscle pain

Muscle pain can occur just about anywhere in your body, and there are lots of potential causes.

Pleurisy

Pleurisy is the painful inflammation of the membranes that surround your lungs. The cause can be one of a number of underlying conditions.

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a simple blood test that can help detect or monitor certain inflammatory diseases.

Swollen lymph nodes

Swollen lymph nodes usually indicate an infection, particularly in children. However, there are many causes, ranging from the common cold to cancer.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of structures in your body.

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

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