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Dr. Amy Deeken

Pathology
Oh, OH
20 years experience female

Locations

Summit Pathology Associates

Oh, OH

Address

525 East Market St., Akron, Oh, OH
Directions

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Fax

330-375-4874

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Pathology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

363 Answers
786 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Many things...: Always check the label of what your fed ding to be sure it is gluten free. Most kinds of rice cereal are gluten free (not rice crispies). Many brands... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Discuss with doctor: If you are compliant with gluten free diet and not getting symptoms due to contamination or ingesting hidden gluten. Consider discussing this with yo... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Yes: There is a small risk of HIV if you have a needle stick exposure. See your doctor for recommended post-needle stick exposure testing recommendations.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Microscopic descript: That part of the biopsy report is a verbal description of what the pathogist sees when he/ she looks at the biopsy under the microscope. All those f... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Gastroenterologist: Consider visiting a gastroenterologist if this continues. The most common reason to have stomach upset is a virus, but that usually only lasts a few ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Follow up with doc: Please follow up with your doctor. It sounds as if you are still not doing well even with therapy for the as, so additional testing may be needed det... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Pregnancy possible: The symptoms above can be seen in pregnancy. Home pregnancy test can show false negatives on occasion depending what time of day tested, how much wat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Depends on the brand: Always check the label of products you use and call the company if you are not sure. Newman's own is a very good company about labeling gluten free d... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Many things...: Always check the label of what your fed ding to be sure it is gluten free. Most kinds of rice cereal are gluten free (not rice crispies). Many brands... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Likely not...: False negative tests are usually the result of being on a gluten free diet at the time of testing. Make sure you are eating gluten for at least sever... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
They produce it...: Amylase and lipase are two different enzymes produced by the pancreas normally. (amylase is also produced by the salivary glands). Amylase helps bre... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Quantitative HCG: The earliest pregnancy test you can take is a quantitative HCG blood test. It can detect HCG 8-9 days after fertilization of the egg. If it shows a ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
See a doctor: Bleeding gums and nose bleeds are concerning for low platelet count or bleeding disorder. They are not normal complaints in pregnancy. Please see a ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Unlikely, but ...: Not impossible. Subclinical celiac can have few or non-traditional symptoms such as migraines, reflux, abdominal pain, ect... Celiac involvement can... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
No: Bruising is not related to blood antigens. The symptom of brusing is more commonly related to platelets or clotting factors, either function or number... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Yes.: There may be blood vessels or tubal remnants there which can calcify.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Not necessarily: It is better to look at the absolute count than the percentage to determine monocytosis. However, it can be caused by infections and autoimmune disor... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Autoimmune disorder: An autoimmune disorder where following ingestion of wheat gluten, the body's immune cells (lymphocytes) are stimulated to attack the small intestine a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Be evaluated: If there are symptoms that are concerning anytime during a pregnancy, do not hesitate to be evaluated. However, it is a little early to check for via... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
No: The pap smear tests for abnormal cells in the cervix. Sometimes we see cells that shed from the endometrium or fallopian tubes that exit through the ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Be evaluated.: These symptoms can be seen in many different diseases including bowel obstruction, gastritis, gastric ulcers, pancreatitis or gallbladder issues. Rar... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Visit GYN: Bleeding mid cycle like that is abnormal and needs to be evaluated. There may be dysynchrony of the endometrium or a polyp causing abnormal bleeding ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
See a surgeon...: Many times swelling under the jaw is an inflamed lymph node or salivary gland. However, if a course of antibiotics has failed, it may be a good idea ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Check you cycle: Check how many days from your last period. Sometimes sharp pains can result from ovulation. If you have a history of ovarian cysts or concern of pre... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Have it checked: There are many things it could be and an examination is the best way to find out. It is most likely a nevus (a mole). Sometimes young women can also... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Anytime: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
No: Drugs do not usually interfere with pregnancy tests.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
See below.: If there is concern about antibiotic resistance, discuss with your doctor if it might be appropriate to have a urine culture and sensitivity test. Th... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Shingles?: Many types of skin rashes can look like chicken pox blisters. It is best to be evaluated by your primary care doctor or see a dermatologist. The mos... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
See a GYN doctor: The description of your symptoms is concerning for a vaginal infection. Please be evaluated by a physician to be sure. They may also order a blood p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Tumor of fibroblast: Fibroblasts are the cells in your body that create collagen or scar tissue. These tumors are made of these cells that grow out of control and invade ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Should be negative: Ibuprofen should not affect a toxicology screen.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Yes: Breast cancers in young women are usually high grade which means the cells are rapidly and actively dividing which can cause a rapid increase in tumor... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Kind of...: Many gynecologists perform liquid based pap tests today. The doctor must order a chlamydia pcr test as a separate test, but it can be performed on th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
JAK-2 mutation test: P. Vera is definately in the differential diagnosis with the above lab results. However, additional testing should be performed to confirm the diagno... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
No: Should not affect any of the molecular std tests. It makes reading the pap test a little bit more difficult with endometrial cells in the background ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Possible infection : Neutrophils are the white blood cells that fight bacterial infections. An elevated absolute count can be seen in patients with infections, inflammati... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
See below: The level of cells carrying oxygen in the blood is low. In stage 4. Carcinoma there can be several causes. If she is taking chemotherapy to treat th... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Yes: You can have decaf tea or coffee before fasting blood test. Hold the milk and sweetener though.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Cancer not likely: It is not likely this is cancer. It may represent an infected hair follicle from shaving or possibly hydradenitis (sweat gland infection). See your d... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Not always: Many times skin tags and moles (nevi) in this area get irritated by clothing rubbing on them. This can cause them to hurt or even bleed. Since it is... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
See below...: Chemotherapy effects the bone marrow which produces blood cells. It kills the lymphoma cells, but also affects other cells which are rapidly dividing... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Not sure: Please check your test results and resubmit your question. HLA tests are not usually reported in percentages, so it's hard to comment about these res... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Unlikely: If there are no open sore or wounds in the area, it is very unlikely that there would be HIV transmission with what you've described. Be as careful a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Yes: Blood tests can be done soon after conception (8-9 days after). It's best to wait until after your first missed period to test with he urine pregnanc... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Follow up needed.: The test is positive, but in order to determine if the antibodies present are due to past infection, new infection, re activation/treatment failure, o... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Check with your doc: Low neutrophils can be seen in many different conditions. Common things that cause neutropenia are infections and drugs. The drug listed in your his... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Not sure...: Anytime after a missed period, it is a good idea to buy a home pregnancy test if you are sexually active and check to be sure you are not pregnant. I... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Check with doctor: Common causes of brown spots following bug bites would include post inflammatory pigmentation or possibly purigo nodularis if you picked at the bites.... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 20 years experience
Very accurate if-: Most home pregnancy tests are highly accurate once you have missed your first period. Follow the instructions closely and use your first morning urin... Read More

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May 11, 2013
Always has very informative posts and does a great job with patient education
Sep 7, 2013
Very talented physician
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Deeken is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! They were found in my pap. Thank you so much. I don't want to waste any more time or money than I have to, to see if I have cancer or not.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate your super fast response and great answer to let me know to get my pelvic adhesion syndrome checked out for obstructions
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Thanks for your quick reply! Was wondering why I never got diagnosed with either of these as I suffer more from constipation than symptoms of these. Thank you so much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

SUMMA HEALTH SYSTEMS HOSPITALS

Awards

College of American Pathologists Telepathology Grant
Top Doctor, Second Place, Akron Region, OH - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Akron Region, OH - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Associate Professor, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Fellow, College of American Pathologists
Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathology
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