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Dr. Leena Varughese

Pathology
Holtsville, NY
14 years experience female

About

Bio

I am a medical doctor with extensive training in Anatomic and Clinical pathology. I can assist a patient with interpreting one's lab results, biopsy, and pathology reports.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pathology

General Practice

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

69 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Not enough info: Well, it's advisable to visit a doctor. Complications of unprotected sex is not limited to pregnancy but also stds.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Results are ok: Hcg values range during pregnancy varies quite a bit and your results are within the range for either 6 wks or 12-14 wks.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Neither: Hematology is the study of diseases affecting the hematopoietic system, for example cancers. Hemoglobinopathies, clotting disorders etc... Oncology sp... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Visit doctor: It could be a number of things so a physical exam and ultrasound of the bump would be a good idea.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
No: If you hemoglobulin aic dropped to 5.5 while you were taking metformin for treatment for diabetes then, you should continue to take the metformin. The... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Yes but: It could possibly spread to local lymph node but the chances are very low. The lymph nodes that are in thoracic cavity are even less likely to contain... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Visit doctor: Your symptoms may be related to any number of causative agents such as infectious, allergic or even imbalance of normal vaginal flora leading to overg... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Uncertain: Genetic pre-disposition to melanoma does exist to some extend but with that being said, the best precautionary measure that you can take is to do thor... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
No: If the physicians treating you were suspicious, they could perform a biopsy of the suspicious areas in the breast. Lymph nodes are swollen for a lot o... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Depends: These tests can be added to address pancreatic functions, but are often only included when there are signs or symptoms suggestive of problems with liv... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Possibly: There is a blood test called interferon-gamma release assay that is available in United States. The test is specific enough to detect active tb, as we... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Anemia: It could be some mild anemia or poor circulation. Try exercising a few times a week and eat a well-rounded diet.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Yes: While malar rash is often associated with autoimmune diseases such as discoid lupus and actinic keratosis is often due to long standing skin damage, i... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Complicated: When i was doing clinical medicine, these were collectively sort of the flags for sarcoid disease but I am not saying that's the case here. This is be... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Maybe: You are ingesting a vitamin supplement and it's in excess of your normal intake. It could be causing the sore or ulcer so, try stopping the supplement... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Cold urticaria: I have seen this response to heat, and there is something similar that occurs in the cold known as cold allergy. You can have it tested for and confir... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
No: I don't think so. You should reschedule the appointment.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Follow up: Your doctor is making a decision to follow up with you specifically given some clinical indication such as the mild dysplasia on biopsy with positive ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Possibly: Fibroids and polyps are not considered to be precursors to cancer but these can cause a variety of symptoms such as discomfort and irregular bleeding.... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Impossible to tell: I think that you should obtain advice from your treating clinician on this matter. It's difficult to discern the root cause of your problems without m... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
May not matter : I would guess that the sustained or extended release may be a better choice as uc is a chronic condition. However, the best bet would be talk to the p... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
No: However, you are correct in that a biopsy or removal may be warranted.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
USPSTP guidelines: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/adultrec.htm#cancer it would be best to follow the recommendations of us preventive health task force and... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
PSA : Psa is found circulating in blood stream as either bound to another protein(s) or unbound. The total psa is the free psa and bound psa. The fraction o... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Physical exam: It varies but usually physical exam consists of a few measurements such as bp, weight, height, and so on etc, that provides the basis for physical hea... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Late stage cancer: Without knowing all the details of the situation, i think that the late stage of liver cancer was likely the cause of death. The ifob may have been po... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Decription of seroma: Maybe he is describing the seroma as being cyst like. Seroma developments are common complications of surgery. Perhaps, it was drained and it resolved... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Degree of dysplasia: Squamous cell carcinomas (scc) are categorized in well-, moderately-, and poorly- differentiated tumors based on histological criteria such as keratin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
PTT: Prothrombin time provides information regarding the extrinsic pathway involved in clot formation. It's commonly used to monitor warfarin therapy.
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Likely: I assume that the tt means total thyroidectomy. If the cancer was confined to your thyroid and all of it was removed, and the follow up screening afte... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Possibly: Your CRP is mildly increased which can be due to increased inflammation cause by normal processing of excess fat in the circulation but it's really no... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Check the link: These toxicology screen tests usually test for a range of substances or substrates from drugs like morphine, cocaine, marijuana etc. The tests are sen... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Phytoestrogens : I think what you are referring to is phytoestrogens which are found in soy products. It appears to have some effect on tissue modulated by normal estr... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Lots of reasons: This may be due to a variety of reasons and if it occurs only occasionally, like once a year, it's probably nothing to worry about and related to occa... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Complicated: Once you are at a certain age Meningococcal vaccine is only administered to at-risk people. A blood test can be performed to quantify the level of p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Cyst: It could be a mucocele but since you have had it for 3 months, i would recommend that you see your primary care or ENT specialist.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on the clinical situation, presenting symptoms, and medications. I see that you are on Prednisone which can elevate the neutrophils... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Depends: If the fatty tumor is a lipoma, it is benign but excision may be recommended for large tumors and/or with symptoms like obstruction, bleeding, pain, a... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Likely: You are nearly 100% immune but there is always a possiblity of losing the immunity. If the doctor thinks that you are immune to hepatitis b is because... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Test or observation: Allergy to latex can lead to symptoms such as a rash, local swelling and itching to more diffuse and serious process such as difficulty breathing. You... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
No: Benign lymph nodes can be located "within" the breast tissue sometimes. It's sometimes biopsied due to suspicious appearance on ultrasound or other im... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
RBC rupture: It means that the red blood cells in the blood sample were disrupted and ruptured.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Follow up: The biopsy shows that the endometirum is growing or proliferating in response to the treatment or even the normal cycle. Given accurate charting of me... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Depends: Basically depends on why your physician did the biopsy.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Depends : Pain, fractures, and other secondary symptoms including mobility issues related to spread of the cancer. The management is related to the type of canc... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Maybe: If you had a positive response to the allergy test, it is probably valid. However, the medications could have interfered with the test to give you a n... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
No: The color of the fluid does not indicate a malignancy. Breast cysts are rarely cancerous. The aspiration is done for a variety of very good reasons li... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Difficult to say: Lot of the listed diagnoses may be caused by environmental or dietary habits like poor diet and tobacco use, although hereditary predilection may also... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Very: I assume that the biopsy was done for symptoms or as f/u for the prior biopsy and/or surveillance. If the findings were normal and the report agrees w... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 14 years experience
Visit doc: It may be a combined special type mole. You should have a dermatologist or general practitioner examine it and even remove it, if it's bothersome.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Varughese is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Varughese is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I do have phlegm always, is there a difference btween whitish or greenish ones? Appreciate your responce. Thanks
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Had every test and back hysteroscopy vinegar solution endo biopsy ultra sound extensive cultures on discharge all normal
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you.but befor thiis biopsy I was told by my doctor I have lupus. Auotimm.def.????

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER, New York, NY
Completed 2011

Awards

Top Pathologist, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Pathologist, Third Place, New York - Summer
2013
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