Dr. Amy Deeken

Pathology
Oh, OH
22 years experience female

Locations

Summit Pathology Associates

Oh, OH

Address

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

Practice website

Fax

330-375-4874

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Pathology

Languages spoken

English

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279 Answers
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Symptoms return: Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return and are persistent even on a gluten free diet. Patients should be evaluated by th... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
History: There are no direct pathological findings in an autopsy of cardiac arrhythmia. We use the ECG monitor feed or automated defibrillator information fro... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Different focus: Hospital autopsies performed by non-forensic pathologists are performed for documenting medical diseases and the extent of their involvement. This he... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Excision: Excision of the skin tumor by a surgeon with wide negative margins is the treatment for most malignant adnexal tumors. Many have propensity for local... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Clarify report: If there is concern for a hereditary condition, clarify with the pathologist who wrote the report. Hypertrophic myocytes nuclei seen on microscopic u... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Ignore: Enjoy every moment of alone time with your significant other if you have one.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See below: We evaluate all the numerical counts for abnormality. Different conditions are characterized by too many or not enough cells in the blood . It also... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Hard to say...: Hpv warts can have the appearance of skin tags. However, the increased hormone levels of pregnancy can stimulate small skin tags or nevi (moles) that... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Very similar: Symptoms of ibs and celiac's disease are very similar. The diagnosis of ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion (ie the doctor has ruled out any other diseas... 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 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 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 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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes: Standard HIV screening tests actually test for the presence of antibodies that the body makes to fight the HIV virus. False negatives are most common... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Very little : Rarely do I receive patient inquires regarding the pathologist working on biopsy type cases. Most of the time i receive inquiries about my qualificat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Medical terminology: Which means that blood has pooled inside the vessels as it stopped circulating. It can give significance inside organs. The lungs are usually especi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Tumor cell pattern: Tumor cells grow in different patterns. One of the tools that pathologists use to identify different types of tumors is the pattern that the cells gr... 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Absolutely: Testing for celiac disease should always be performed before a patient start gluten free diet. That can be a cause of a false negative test.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Gallstones: Gallstones or bile duct narrowing/strictures can cause laboratory findings like that. Some stones are too small to see on ct scans, but still can ca... 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Depends ...: Average brain weight in males is 1336 g, while in females it is 1198 g. As age increases in adulthood, brain weight decreases due to natural aging 2.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Likely infection: White blood cells are increased with bands. Bands are immature white blood cells that are released into the blood stream from the bone marrow, usuall... 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 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 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Splitting: Splitting your dose of Methotrexate in the morning and evening can result in better absorption.
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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 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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
It can: Many patients with celiac disease suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and irritabity. Some actually describe that they can feel decreased... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Should be negative: Ibuprofen should not affect a toxicology screen.
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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 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 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 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 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Probably not.: It depends on the lab and how extensive of a drug screen. Routine drug screens do not pick up Suboxone because it is a synthetic opioid. However, if... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Yes: You can have decaf tea or coffee before fasting blood test. Hold the milk and sweetener though.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
Many options...: All the things you listed are viable options. Regular wines produced from grapes are allowed. I have seen gluten free beer, but i don't know how pal... 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 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 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 years experience
See below.: Cancer is not as simple and straight forward as one might believe. There are many different types of cancer, and they all have many molecular pathway... 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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
Pathology 22 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
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Recommendations
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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 30, 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
HealthTap member
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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