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Physical examination by a doctor

A doctor may need to examine your body to help them diagnose an injury, illness or condition. Before the examination, the doctor must obtain your consent and explain what they are doing.

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Bowel cancer diagnosis

Bowel cancer can develop without any early warning signs. Find out how bowel cancer is diagnosed.

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Diagnosis of bipolar disorder

There are several ways to diagnose bipolar disorder. Find out more from the information and resources on this page.

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Ovarian cancer diagnosis

A physical examination for ovarian cancer involves checking for any lumps or masses and doing an internal examination. Find out about how ovarian cancer is diagnosed.

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Skin cancer diagnosis

Skin cancer is diagnosed by physical examination and biopsy. Find out more about mole checks and how skin cancer is diagnosed.

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Peripheral vascular disease diagnosis

If your doctor suspects a diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease (PVD), they will first carry out a physical examination of your leg. Find out how PVD is diagnosed.

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Breast cancer awareness

Your risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Here’s how to recognise symptoms and detect it early.

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Diagnosis of haemorrhoids

Because the symptoms of haemorrhoids are similar to those of bowel cancer, it’s important to visit a doctor to get a proper diagnosis.

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Leukaemia diagnosis

Many of the symptoms of leukaemia are quite general and can be caused by a range of illnesses. Find out more about leukaemia diagnosis.

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Tests used in diagnosing dementia

Doctors diagnose dementia using a number of different tests, including physical and neurological examination, cognitive tests, X - Rays and scans.

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Stroke diagnosis

Strokes are usually diagnosed by studying images of the brain (brain imaging) and carrying out physical tests. Find out more here.

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