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Can I Be Positive For Cml Even Though I Have Had Two Negative Bone Marrow Biopsies
Three years ago had negative blood tests for different arthritis. Can it be possible that i test positive now? Pain/tender joints and bones, tired.
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
I have a transplant kidney, but I have an infection (candidiasis)and the first 2 tests results were negative but the last was positive, what can I do?
Talk to your doctor: Infections post transplant can occur due to your body's lower protective state. Candida infection if superficial such as in the mouth or stomach can be treated with medication. Some patients will require long term use of anti-yeast medication to keep it from recurring. Talk to your doctor about this option. ...Read more
Is a false negative likely in c diff test? had it recently, now have all symptoms again but coming up negative. won't i be in danger if i don't treat?
Could have again: I would consider talking to a gastroenterologist. There are some oral medications that may help in that require a hospitalization. I would say that you're not in lethal or critical danger, but no one needs to be severely ill if it can be treated when it's mild at onset. Wish you well ...Read more
I haven't had my period in two months. But all at home tests are showing negative. I did just have an abnormal pap. Could that be an indicator?
Pregnant: The pap test is merely a test looking for abnormal cells being shed by the cervix. It is a cancer screening test and can not diagnose pregnancy. The fact that you have not had a period in 2 months and have negative pregnancy tests suggests that you are not ovulating. This can be caused by stress, poor diet, vigorous exercise, medications (BCPs), polycystic ovary syndrome You should be examined ...Read more
If i tested positive for lupus a few yrs ago and now tested 2x positive HSV II but never had sigms of it, could it be false due to autoimmume?
Unlikely false pos: The pain along the strip of skin is more suggestive of an infection rather an autoimmune cause like lupus. With hsv ii, many people think of the presence of a sore, blister or ulcer on the skin; depending on details of the case and the specific test results, symptoms may be absent or the lesion is not in an easily observable site on the skin. Definite discuss your good question with your doctor. ...Read more
Does early stage smalcell lung cancer cause malabsorption? I have had malabsorption for over a year, but a CT scan was clear in Feb, but still worried
See below: Small cell cancer of the lung does not cause malabsorption. Had you had untreated small cell lung cancer for a year, you would likely have the tumor all over in your body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have had two bone marrow biospy, both came back negative, but my platelets still drop n, can I have a stroke?How do I cure it, wht is it
Depends: You may have other reasons that impaired production for low platelets; you could have an overactive spleen (as in cirrhosis or itp), or the platelets may be consumed in circulation. You should be under the care of a hematologist, especially if you have been getting bone marrow biopsies. ...Read more
I had a PAP that came back positive for HPV and ultrasound came back positive for fibroids. I also had to have a liquid PAP and biopsy test on July 5th. Results are still not back. Should I be worried ?
Just wait until...: Thus far all your gyn-care has been timely adequate, and just wait for the upcoming follow-up for reporting cervical biopsy and counseling for all the findings of all tests which may be meant to your individual condition. This is most logical, and sporadic online opinion may bring some unnecessary confusion, anxiety, & fear. To do well for such, go to http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
I had a biopsy done in march for a nodule on my isthemus that was suspicious. Thankfully the results were negative for cancer. However I have had chills and extreme fatigue. T-4 = 7.2 tsh= 1.760.?
Possible infection: Your thyroid appears to be functioning appropriately from the values you have given. It sounds like you may have a hidden infection or an autoimmune process where the body damages itself. You should see your md. When you go give your md a time line for your symptoms, time of day they are worst and any other out of the ordinary things you notice about yourself. This will help your md find the answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doc, i have PCOS and was delayed for 15days already. Had a number of preganancy tests but all came back negative. can this be false?
I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?
Organomegaly: Celiac disease is not usually associated with enlargement of liver and spleen. While some leukemias/lymphomas might cause this, they are not common in your age group, and might be associated with abnormalities of CBC or other tests. If you have solid anti-gliadin antibody test, then a small bowel biopsy is probably not essential. Fatty liver, cirrhosis, circulatory issues might be worth excluding. ...Read more
Can RA factor still be detected in the blood test after 8 years of onset ? I tested serronegative then but I want to retest for RA now.
It can change.: Rhumatoid arthritis may be seronagative and with time convert to seropositive. If you believe you have RA there are other tests to administer like anti cccp. The clinical presentation remains an important feature for diagnosis, so follow up with a Rheumatologist to confirm your symptoms. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with polycythemia for last 2 yrs, but haven't had bone marrow byopsie to confirm polycythemia vera are not. What else could it be?
Lots of things: At age 18, polycythemia vera would be surprising. I am more concerned that you may have a right-to-left heart shunt, a high-affinity hemoglobin, or any of a host of other causes of secondary polycythemia. Today the diagnosis of p vera might be made on genetic analysis & finding low erythropoietin, which could be done without a 2 year delay. Consider a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
I am recently diagnosis with acute osteomyelitis accrdg to bone biopsy result but no bacteria found, MRI and indium scan was done may but negative?
Suprising: Sometimes organisms are not localized in osteomyelitis because of partial treatment with antibiotics.Another reason is osteomyelitis is actually subacute and not actually acute.Patients with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis(CRMO)can get osteomyelitis in multiple sites with no bacteria that is autoimmune process.Surprising that MRI is normal. Indium is usually positive with no bacteria ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got tested for a majority of std's a few months ago & they all came back negative. Didn't test for HIV. Would other tests show if I have it or not?
I have had test done they found 2 tumor on liver. Been sick and in pain what chances could it be cancer. They were not there a year ago?
Get a workup: The masses are either cancer or they are not. Focal nodular hyperplasia can pop up, or a different radiologist may have spotted / chosen to report something minor. If they are primary liver cancer, you have a fair shot at a cure with today's treatment. Metastatic disease is much less likely to be curable but you may have a good year or two & you won't be abandoned. Good luck. ...Read more
We have been trying for a baby, i rarely have a 'proper' period so dont know when i would ovulate, pregnancy test shows negative but have all symptoms?
I had sex without protection one month ago, I have just made a HIV screening test the result was negative, do I need more tests or investigations?
Had positive skin test for beef/pork, but have zero symptoms. Awaiting blood work on it but have read blood tests have a 40%-60% false positives. ?
beef/ pork allergy?: You don't state why the tests were done. False positives are much less common when the tests are done in people who have symptoms induced by the food in question. Food testing by blood or skin test is not really indicated if you don't have symptoms. Perhaps your doctor was looking for mammalian protein allergy syndrome which can cause delayed reactions that are sometimes misidentified by pts. ...Read more
I have not had my period for two months. I have taken 4 hpts and a blood yes all were negative my family has a history of very low hcg levels could I be pregnant I am showing all of the symptoms! I would be 5 weeks from conception tomorrow if I were to b
Unlikely: With 4 negative pregnancy tests it isn't likely that you are pregnant. The sensitivity of even home pregnancy tests is so good that they will usually pick up even low levels of HCG. Since in a normal pregnancy HCG levels double every 48-72 hr., you could always repeat the test once more in 1 week to be sure or see your doctor for a blood pregnancy test and to explore your symptoms.Hope this helps. ...Read more
Bone marrow is the flexible tissue found in the interior of bones. In humans, red blood cells are produced in the heads of long bones, in a process known as hematopoesis. On average, bone marrow constitutes 4% of the total body mass of humans; in an adult weighing 65 kilograms (140 lb), bone marrow accounts for approximately ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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