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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
Low estrogen: Atrophic patterns on pap smears are usually associated with decreased estrogen levels. Low estrogen levels are found in women that are either going i ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Low estrogen: What you described is consistent with atrophy of the vaginal lining due to low estrogen. It is expected in a post-menopausal woman. If you have any sy ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not much: This is to be expected as we get older. Best wishes.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: Because the ANA is a nonspecific test and can be positive in numerous diseases and even in normals, the meaning must be determined in the context of t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
18 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Usually generalised hair loss.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Male pattern baldnes: Usually there is a genetic predisposition. Excessive activity of the adrenal or pituitary glands can also cause this along with polycystic ovarian syn ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia: These are the two most commonly recommended regimens under the guidance of dermatologists. See a doc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelly Friedman
38 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The only definitive way to diagnose is to perform a punch biopsy.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: Testosterone is broken down in body into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estrodiol (E2). Excess T is converted into DHT & E2 above & beyond base ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Thinning: atrophic gastritis refers to a thinning of the the lining of your stomach.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Almost certain: Positive anti-centromere antibodies would indicate the presence of scleroderma/crest, better if anti–scl-70 antibodies also present, plus clinical sym ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Pathology 101: An endometrial biopsy is usually done to look for cancer, and the pathologist here saw no signs of cancer (malignancy/atypia) in the sample obtained. ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Nucleolar Pattern: There are many different kinds of the nucleolar pattern. It can be speckled, cytoplasmic etc. Knowing what the pattern was is important in trying to f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Zinc supplements: Male pattern baldness is triggered by genetic factors and not by zinc supplements.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The majority of cases of male pattern alopecia have a family history of baldness. It is thought to be autosomal dominant with mexed penetrance.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Celiac disease: Your ANA levels are non-specific.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Bruner
27 years experience in Gynecology
Normal: After menopause, your estrogen levels decrease. Estrogen helps to grow the uterine lining before menopause. Atrophy means the lining is thin because ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
Usually.: Usually. Biopsy is needed when no serious other drugs like antidepressants are used, playing with hair, rapid weight loss, lack of redmeat etc.
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A female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
No worries!: Benign is normal or "non-cancerous". Proliferative just means the cells are in the phase where they are dividing which is normal during the estrogen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience in Radiology
Fibroid Uterus: Fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors aka leiomyomas which are extremely common. I would guess that more than 50% of women over 50 years old have t ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Look around: You will easily find balding men & women with kinky, wavey, or straight hair.

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