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Dr. Michael Gross
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Maybe: Did you mean hypotension? This can cause pow blood flow to the =kidney which could cause damage to you kidney
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Need context: "hypointense" means "dark" signal on either t1 (more likely) or t2 weighted sequences. These mean different things, and thus more info is needed. Y ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Bone/cartilage shift: Osteochondritis dessicans refers to a condition in which a piece of cartilage and a small piece of bone have come detached. It is common in the knee. ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
HRT: Hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen and Progesterone in women after menopause who have their uterus still. Estrogen only in women after menopause ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
A picture of pelvis: It is an X-ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience Pediatrics
Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Cartilage calcifcat: Calcification within cartilage. Common causes are primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemochromatosis. This condition can cause an arthop ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
It means: That a definitive diagnosis cannot be provided. For example, in the case of liver mass the MRI may be indeterminate if it cannot discriminate between ... Read More
A 87-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No symptoms: It basically means that you have no symptom from it. For e.g. In subclinical hypothyroidim your thyroid hormone level might be low but you have no sym ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Transfer Factor: Tlco is a lung function test measuring the diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide. The measurement looks at carbon monoxide uptake from ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dysplastic=poorly : ...Formed or small . Can b due to an injury 2 the growth plate if 1 side. Both sides may b congenital. The image is a fracture of the olecranon proces ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No IgG: Disease of plasma cells or b cells in which inadequate ( very low or none) amounts of antibodies (globulin) of the gamma type are produced. The cause ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Suprasternal: Suprasternal is above sternum (lie. suprasternal notch).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hamartoneoplastic: Hamartoneoplastic Syndromes are Neurocutaneous Disorders.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hypogastric: Hypogastric = lowest of the three median abdominal areas.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
The term means: "new blood vessels".
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Spreading: Metastatic refers to the point that the cancer has spread from where it originated. For example, if someone has colon cancer in their liver, then tha ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Non-problem: Some folks have islands of especially dense bone around their skeleton. Nobody knows why and it's generally a total non-problem, though inexperienced ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could suggest : Congenital kidney conditions such as medullary sponge kidney or could be from conditions that cause elevated calcium level like huperparathyroidism . ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mathews
15 years experience Endocrinology
Hyperaldosteronism: Means too much aldosterone in the blood. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. It helps to raise blood pressure by causing the ki ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Could be many things: Bca could mean many things. However, it commonly means breast cancer. Also, balloon catheter (coronary) angioplasty. Need more information on how it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer: Malignant = cancer i can't think of an exception, but one may exist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
The back part: The lamina is the flat part of the bone on the back side of the spinal bone (vertebra) that helps form the channel for the sac containing the spinal c ... Read More
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