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Dr. Amy Deeken

Pathology
Oh, OH
22 years experience female

Locations

Summit Pathology Associates

Oh, OH

Address

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

330-375-4874

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Pathology

Languages spoken

English

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279 Answers
603 Agrees
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
It is possible...: Familial cases of erythroleukemia (m6) have been described. M6 itself is relatively rare, and familial cases even more rare. Usually, m6 develops in... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Very Rare: Htlv is present in less than 1% of healthy us blood donors. In endemic areas such as japan and carribean, it can be as high as 15% of the population.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
No: Drugs do not usually interfere with pregnancy tests.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Not certain...: A hemoglobin level of 14 is essentially normal for an adult woman. Weakness is a pretty generalized complaint and is best evaluated by examining the ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Likely yes: If the test is performed correctly and the hair is cut at the scalp. A hair test cannot detect recent drug use - ie less than 5 days before the test.... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See the doctor: Urine odor may be a symptom of some metabolic diseases as well as urinary tract infections.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Suggest evaluation: Cirrhosis is possible in young people. Developing cirrhosis is dependent on how much liver damage has been done, the amount of alcohol used, and the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes...: I would check with your doctor. These symptoms can be seen in a stomach virus, but at this late stage of pregnancy, it is a good idea to check with h... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Many causes: CSF protein results can be high in many conditions. It is best to interpret the results in the context of all the other results of CSF fluid analysis... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Carbohydrates: Blood type is determined by testing for different types of carbohydrates on the surface of red blood cells. Abo are the most commonly known but there... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Damages intestine: There are very complex immune reactions between b-cells (antibody producing cells) and CD4 helper cells in celiac patients which result in anti-ttg an... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
More details needed: Evaluation of this question really depends on the specific personal history of the patient, and the length of time the lymph node has been growing. I... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes: Standard HIV screening tests actually test for the presence of igg antibodies that the body makes to fight the HIV virus. The period of time for the ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See below: Celiac patient can rarely develop a type of arthritis that responds to gluten free diet. It is usually not erosive and symptoms resolve on gluten fre... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes: Cancer can spread to all parts of the body. Different types of cancers spread in very predictable ways. Such as lung cancer often spreads to the adr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See your doctor: There are many causes of low platelet and white cell counts. Many times the cause is medication effects or infection. However, there are many more s... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
No: 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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See below: I hope that you receive good news for your mom's biopsy results. I know that it is so hard to wait for news like that, but give the pathologist time... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Many causes...: Many things can cause high bilirubin and low white count. Common causes are biliary obstruction by gallstones, tumors or scarring in the gallbladder,... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Maybe...: A barium swallow would detect a large tumor when it is the size to compress the esophagus. Patients with longstanding reflux symptoms should discuss ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Check with your doc: The symptoms above can be seen in pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests can show false negatives on occasion depending what time of day tested, how much wa... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
ASAP: With a history of multiple miscarriages, early prenatal care is important. Depending on the cause of the other miscarriages, there may be precautions... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Do you snore?: The above symptoms are sometimes complaints in sleep apnea. Discuss with your doctor if an evaluation for sleep apnea would be appropriate.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See your primary : Care doctor. This is the type of thing that needs to be examined to accurately evaluate. It may be due to something minor like an infection (epidiym... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See your GI doc: Continued symptoms after starting the gluten free diet are concerning. A full evaluation is needed. It may be that there is exposure to "hidden glut... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
No: If the MRI wasn't ordered to stage a malignancy that you all ready have. The radiologist favors something benign. Most lesions that are distinct on ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
How do you know?: There are many causes of genital ulcers including sexually transmitted infections (syphillis, herpes, lymphogranuloma venerum). Autoimmune disorders ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Quantitative HCG: It might be too early at this point for a urine pregnancy test to turn positive. The earliest pregnancy test you can take is a quantitative blood tes... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Normal bacteria: Group b strep is a normal bacteria in women's vaginal area. Pregnant women need to be tested for group b strep and receive antibiotics to get rid of ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Correct approach...: Starvation ketosis is a derangement of the blood chemistry making it too acidic. If the patient receives intravenous or gastric tube feedings before ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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 30, 2015
Dr. Deeken is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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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