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what does abnormal bone marrow signals on a lower back mri mean and why do I have to have a CT scan and a bone marrow biopsy

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Almost understand: The question is a bit choppy and I struggle to see how the bone marrow biopsy fits in with the rest. Was the CT scan of the sinus? Stuffy nose, loss ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
DDx: I see a lot of multiple myeloma, so i think of lytic (punched out) lesions in the skull (calvarium) as myeloma. However other cancers such as squamous ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: The B2M protein is "non-specific: and not necessarily associated with APS I am going to refer your question to one of our HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY experts. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not Really: Shortly after the biopsy there will be some acute changes on the mri, but it would probably be hard to tell if these changes are due to a biopsy or so ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes/No: Lymphoma can ,on rare occasions, involve spleen alone, sparing all other organs. But PET will show increased uptake(high SUV) and CT would show enlarg ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unrelated: Hypothyroidism is very common condition, so it is not uncommon to have other conditions that can coexist independent of each other. Neutropenia is oft ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Sjogrens: It is difficult to say in one paragraph as there are so many variables involved with connective tissues disease. Routine blood work and physical exam ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It may or maynot: The diagnosis of polycythemia requires several criteria which are well defined. They include CBC, Hb level, WBC level, platelets and Blood erythropoet ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
Bone marrow: Bone marrow cellularity refers to how much of the marrow is making blood cells, and how much is fat. As people age, it tends to decline and move more ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Chronic anemia: Not uncommon, in normocytic anemia if they want to see how the cells are generating RBC, whether it is making cells or not making cells. Have you ... Read More
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