If you have a NOS diagnoses- what does it mean?? a List.

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13 Feb 2008, 10:04 pm

I found this list of symptoms,conditions and medical terms related to NOS, if you or your child has NOS along with Autism or Aspergers. for your information if you didn't already know about it...

Abdominal pain NOS
Acidosis NOS
Blood alkaline phosphatase NOS increased
Alkalosis NOS
Hypersensitivity NOS
Rhinitis allergic NOS
Arrhythmia NOS
Arthritis NOS
Autoimmune disorder NOS
Bladder disorder NOS
Bone marrow- depression NOS
Pulmonary function test NOS decreased
Coagulation disorder NOS
Learning disorder NOS
Colitis NOS
Atrioventricular block NOS
Delusion NOS
Diarrhoea NOS
Oesophagitis NOS
Dyspnoea NOS
Oedema NOS
Otitis externa (exc boil of meatus) NOS
Tracheo-oesophageal fistula NOS
Gastritis NOS
Glaucoma NOS
Hallucination (NOS)
Headache NOS
Haemolysis NOS
Haemorrhage NOS
Hyperglycaemia NOS
Hypertension NOS
Hypoglycaemia NOS
Hypotension NOS
Infection NOS
injection site reaction NOS
Leucopenia NOS
Encephalopathy NOS
Lymphangiopathy NOS
Otitis media serous NOS
Muscle weakness NOS
Myocarditis NOS
Nail abnormality NOS
Neuralgia NOS
Cranial nerve injury NOS
Nystagmus NOS
Pancreatitis NOS
Pelvic pain NOS
Peripheral ischaemia NOS
Photosensitivity reaction NOS
Pneumonitis NOS
Pneumothorax NOS
Proctitis NOS
Pruritus NOS
Dermatitis radiation NOS
Dermatitis exfoliative NOS
Renal failure NOS
Salivary gland disorder NOS
Convulsions NOS
Supraventricular arrhythmia NOS
Thrombosis NOS
Urticaria NOS
Vasculitis NOS
Ventricular arrhythmia NOS
Vomiting NOS


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13 Feb 2008, 10:09 pm

NOS just means "not otherwise specified." Different NOS diagnoses have absolutely nothing to do with one another.



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13 Feb 2008, 10:17 pm

I'm a little confused. NOS is not a Disorder. It stands for Not Otherwise Specified. It NOS = you have the affiliated disorder but are excluded from formal diagnoses due to not meeting criteria defining the disorder. Every disorder in the DSM has a NOS version. Basically it says you have it but don't meet standard diagnostic criteria.

Hallucination NOS is in no way related to colitis NOS.

Opp, Orwell beat me to it. i knew i took to long wording my response to get first response.


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13 Feb 2008, 10:47 pm

jaydog wrote:
I found this list of symptoms,conditions and medical terms related to NOS, if you or your child has NOS along with Autism or Aspergers. for your information if you didn't already know about it...

I am glad you brought this thread to the fourm, jaydog. A lot of other people might have thought the same thing.

now we know!


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14 Feb 2008, 10:19 pm

"NOS" is just a modifier to go with whatever disease/disorder you're talking about.

Your grammar makes me [sic].

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14 Feb 2008, 10:39 pm

Basically, NOS is used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) for psychiatrists to fill out insurance forms. The DSM is not a guide to conditions...or at least, it's not meant to be. It is organized by number. If a psychiatrist feels, for example, that someone has Prevasive Development Disorder....but has some additional problems, they will code their interview forms with PDD NOS.

Hope that helps.



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15 Feb 2008, 11:07 pm

:D NOS just means that doctors don't know much about a lot of things! It's a jargon way of saying 'Jeeez! What do I know?! Could be anything!'


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15 Feb 2008, 11:14 pm

Well, I have NOS anxiety along with my Aspergers :D I also have depression too if you're wondering


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15 Feb 2008, 11:18 pm

I think it means you meet some symptoms of a disorder, but not quite enough to qualify for a diagnosis. Or it can mean that the doctors are unsure as to what it is.

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