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What does this mean; small sized, mild intensity, distal inferior defect. There is no reversibility in this region?

What does this mean; small sized, mild intensity, distal inferior defect. There is no reversibility in this region?

Possibly means: That there is a small area in your heart that is not getting normal blood flow (perfusion) in the distal (furthest away) inferior (bottom part) of your heart. No reversibility means that the small region affected did not improve blood flow with rest. This is assuming you are referring to a SPECT scan of your heart! (Since you didn't clarify what test you had, I am only assuming this). ...Read more

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What is a small size, mild severity, fixed anterseptal wall perfusion defect?

What is a small size, mild severity, fixed anterseptal wall perfusion defect?

Prior heart attack: This represents either evidence of a prior heart attack or an area of the heart receiving very poor blood flow from a blocked artery. ...Read more

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There is a medium-sized inferoseptal and a small sized apical defect worse at rest suggestive of soft tissue attenuation and reconstruction artifact.

There is a medium-sized inferoseptal and a small sized apical defect worse at rest suggestive of soft tissue attenuation and reconstruction artifact.

Scan: I assume This is a nuclear cardiac stress test and if so, is consistent with scarred heart muscle possibly related to coronary artery blockages and old damage. I presume that your EKG was also abnormal. These important findings are best evaluated by a cardiologist skilled in interpreting nuclear cardiac scans, and who knows all your findings. Coronary Angiography may be recommended. ...Read more

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Stress test shows small perfusion defect along lateral wall which appears reverisable and is suspicious of ischemia 2. Mild hypothesis prior mi?

Stress test shows small perfusion defect along lateral wall which appears reverisable and is suspicious of ischemia 2. Mild hypothesis prior mi?

Imaging: Imaging tests are an indirect way of evaluating the various organ systems. Some tests provide numeric values with an attached range of 'normal values'which are meant to be a guide to be used for the clinician when correlating the test findings with the patients complaints and examination findings. Numbers can be erroneous due to technical factors or irrelevant in a specific patient (eg body size). ...Read more

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In an adult, what size (in mm or cm) differentiates a small, medium, and large unrepaired atrial septal defect?

In an adult, what size (in mm or cm) differentiates a small, medium, and large unrepaired atrial septal defect?

ASD: These are really arbitrary, subjective terms, but I think of small as less than 8mm, medium as 8-16mm and large as greater than 16mm. However, the bottom line as to whether or not an ASD needs to get closed by catheter-based device or surgery hinges on whether the right side of the heart (right atrium and right ventricle) are enlarged. ...Read more

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What does this mean from a stress test? Small sized, mildly reduced, fixed, apical perfusion defect consistent with artifact.

What does this mean from a stress test? Small sized, mildly reduced, fixed, apical perfusion defect consistent with artifact.

It means that there: Was a slight abnormality on the nuclear images of the test which the reader interprets as most likely related to things unassociated with your heart or heart problems such as large breasts. The test was within normal limits. It would be like taking your temperature and getting 98.7 rather than 98.6. Not exactly normal but also not indicative of a problem to be concerned about. ...Read more

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ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

ABNORMAL MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION STUDY: SMALL SIZED REVERSIBLE PERFUSION DEFECT INVOLVING APICAL INFEROLATERAL SEGMENT AND APEX OF LEFT VENTRICLE?

Arterial blockage.: Ischemia in areas of the heart, as you have related, infers that the arteries that feed these parts of the heart are narrowed such that blood flow through them reduces with exertion. It means these areas of the heart are vulnerable and further testing is needed and intervention may be necessary. ...Read more

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Hi I had a stress test done where they put the dye in my IV and my paper work says a small mild perfusion defect Of apical aspect of the anteroseptal?

Hi I had a stress test done where they put the dye in my IV and my paper work says a small mild perfusion defect Of apical aspect of the anteroseptal?

Perfusion defect: Hi, was the defect reversible or irreversible? The perfusion defect simply means that there is reduced blood flow to a part of the heart muscle, there are couple of possibilities including blockage in the artery feeding that area, an old heart attack or an artifact due to the test not being perfect or the heart muscle at that moment is hibernating due to chronic low blood flow, I suggest that you ...Read more

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Would a small atrial septal defect cause a murmur? Or does it usually have to be a certain size to cause murmur?

Would a small atrial septal defect cause a murmur? Or does it usually have to be a certain size to cause murmur?

It can: Murmurs occur when blood flows turbulently from one area to another area. If the pressure between the two atria is different, blood can flow through even a small defect from one side to the other. In fact, small defects often cause louder murmurs because the blood going through a smaller hole is noisier than through a big hole. ...Read more

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My son has a small pea sized lump 3" below his right armpit its very soft and does not hurt its been 3 wk and he's is 12. He has only mild allergies?

My son has a small pea sized lump 3" below his right armpit its very soft and does not hurt its been 3 wk and he's is 12. He has only mild allergies?

Hmmm...: It could be a benign lymph node, but if soft, smooth and painless, probably a lipoma, a benign little "tumor" of fat under the skin. They are of no consequence unless they grow big enough to be seen or be in the way, then people often have them removed. If it grows bigger, gets hard, firm tender or red, talk to his doc. ...Read more

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My abdomen report hav come. Small umbilical hernia noted with defect measuring 16mm and mild herniation of omental fat. Wt treatment I hav to go?

My abdomen report hav come. Small umbilical hernia noted with defect measuring 16mm and mild herniation of omental fat. Wt treatment I hav to go?

Repair it if...: If clinical evaluation confirms manual reduction of the hernia relieves its related symptoms like pain, go to be surgically repaired since there would be no other option likely for permanent relief. More on HOw to Handle Sickness? Go to http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. More? Contact me and I can help. ...Read more

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Thyroid gland appears borderline small in size. Small 3x2x3 mm hypoechoic nodule of mid right thyroid lobe with some mild associated vascularity?

Common: Thyroid nodules are common. Your nodule is still very small. Nothing needs to be done right now. I recommend another ultrasound one year from now to monitor for size changes. ...Read more

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I have a weeping sore on hand the size of a small coin. Started as a boil a week ago. Prescribed Bactoban. Mild pain now spread up arm to pit. N...

I have a weeping sore on hand the size of a small coin. Started as a boil a week ago. Prescribed Bactoban. Mild pain now spread up arm to pit. N...

Possible: Your doctors suspected MRSA. The spread could suggest infectious process. Hygiene including avoiding scratching or drainage from spreading. Generally Doctors may prescribe Hibiclens soap or other antibacterial soap as well as covering all open lesions. Follow up with treating Physician may be necessary as I& D and or oral Antibiotics may be indicated ...Read more

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Single, small blister on arm. Blister is pea-sized, clear fluid filled -similar to a burn. Mild pain, arm sore. Possible causes? Spider? Treatment?

Single, small blister on arm. Blister is pea-sized, clear fluid filled -similar to a burn. Mild pain, arm sore. Possible causes? Spider? Treatment?

Don't pop it.: Observe for increasing redness/tenderness. If gets worse, c ur PCP for evaluation and treatment.
Fire ant bites cause tender small pustules. ...Read more

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I have a small painful lump about the size of a marbel by where my left tonsils should be. That and my left ear hurts when I swallow. And I mild cough?

I have a small painful lump about the size of a marbel by where my left tonsils should be. That and my left ear hurts when I swallow. And I mild cough?

Acute tonsillitis.: You need to get a rapid strep throat test. See your doctor. In the mean time do warm salt water gargle for the throat irritation to prevent the mild cough or use an over the counter throat spray for throat discomfor. ...Read more

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I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis. What could it be?

I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis. What could it be?

Incidental finding: These are common benign nonpainful findings on normal MRI high intensity just means they appear white on MRI low signals are dark don't give them a second thought. Like dark disc they can be found on many mris of the spine in tje painful amd in the painless alike tjey are not treated unless they ar huge yours is small. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis what's that?

What to do if I have a small vertebral boy hemangioma showing high signal intensity in t1&t2wis what's that?

Why was MRI done?: Hemangiomas are abnormal bundles of blood vessels. Most are benign although there are exceptions. It is important to know why the MRI was done. If the MRI was done for pain at the location of the hemangioma, you may have found the problem. Otherwise, this may be an incidental finding unrelated to the problem which led to the MRI. Discuss it with the doctor who ordered the MRI to determine a plan. ...Read more

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What does this MRI mean? Pituitary is with adecuate location and size with preserved signal intensity but with hypersignal on neurohipophiza

What does this MRI mean? Pituitary is with adecuate location and size with preserved signal intensity but with hypersignal on neurohipophiza

Meaning of MRI: MRI- Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a machine that takes very high resolution pictures in the body. In this case the picture is of the pituitary gland which is divided into a portion "in front" called the ADENOHYPOPHYSIS and another "in back" called the neurohypophysis. Your physician will tell you what the results mean when talking about signal intensities etc. ...Read more

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Would an oral cancer lesion vary from hour to hour? Nearly fades away, flares, then fades. Intensity of color, size, and shape all seem to oscillate.

Would an oral cancer lesion vary from hour to hour? Nearly fades away, flares, then fades. Intensity of color, size, and shape all seem to oscillate.

Oral lesion: This is not likely oral cancer if it is waxing and waning. I would recommend seeing your dentist for a exam so you can figure out what your problem is. It's likely inflammatory in nature, but should be looked at just to make sure it is nothing serious. The general rule of thumb is that if you have a lesion in your mouth that stays around for more than 2 weeks, see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Myocardial. Medium perfusion defect moderate intensity in basal mid inferior basal inferior partial reversibility. Ef54%. TID. 97 abnormal redegenson.

Abnormal stress test: A "myocardial perfusion defect with reversibility" indicates that there is something reducing the blood supply to the heart muscle. Most commonly this would be because of atherosclerosis causing a blockage in the coronary artery. The next steps depend on the medical details. Additional testing, such as a catheter angiogram, may be needed. ...Read more

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What does abnormal signal intensity posteriorly in the midline at C2-superior endplate C3. Mild cord signal heterogeneity postiorly also at C5-6 in po?

What does abnormal signal intensity posteriorly in the midline at C2-superior endplate C3. Mild cord signal heterogeneity postiorly also at C5-6 in po?

See below: There is a certain "signal" or color that structures have as seen on an MRI. When the color is different than expected, they are described as abnormal. Just one possible cause of abnormal signal at C3 would be if you had a small fracture there, for example. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read more

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Mri:very small area with abnormal high signal intensity on t2 fat sat is seen in the dome of the talus suggestive for subchondral edamatous contusion?

Mri:very small area with abnormal high signal intensity on t2 fat sat is seen in the dome of the talus suggestive for subchondral edamatous contusion?

Talar dome lesion: This could indicate a possible talar dome lesion. Talar dome lesions are usually caused by an injury, such as an ankle sprain. If the cartilage does not heal properly following the injury, it softens and may break off. Sometimes a broken piece of the damaged cartilage and bone will “float” in the ankle. ...Read more

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Knee MRI report: - mild increased signal intensity of popliteal tendon, favor mild injury can you please explain and suggest course of action?

Knee MRI report: - mild increased signal intensity of popliteal tendon, favor mild injury can you please explain and suggest course of action?

Knee sprain: Could be a minor knee sprain of this tendon, if this is the only finding on the mri, it sounds fairly minor. Also depends some on whether you had an injury to the knee or not. Mri's are based on fluid and increased signal can mean increased fluid in the tendon as can happen if there is an injury to it. Rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, ice it down (rice) can help if it is swollen/hurts. ...Read more

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I have mild acne and everytime I do high intensity workouts there is a rush of itchiness all over my body but more in my face and neck. Why is that?

I have mild acne and everytime I do high intensity workouts there is a rush of itchiness all over my body but more in my face and neck. Why is that?

Heat effect: Acne and body itch are probably unrelated. Vigorous exercise raises core body temperature with dilatation of the skin blood vessels that can cause itching in some people. Try exercising in a cool environment. ...Read more

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Explain? Mild l4-l5 facet hypertrophy. L5-s1 mild diminished signal intensity & although/annulus fissure is similar. The foramina are mildly narrowed.

Explain? Mild l4-l5 facet hypertrophy. L5-s1 mild diminished signal intensity & although/annulus fissure is similar. The foramina are mildly narrowed.

No explanation: Is needed. You basically have mild arthritic changes which are insignificant and simply as a result of time and gravity. If you have back pain it is most likely muscular because this MRI result could be found on someone who has no pain. ...Read more

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Is muscle fasciculation size/intensity a clue in considering BFS vs ALS onset? I've had intense, large fasciculations in feet and calfs for a week.

Is muscle fasciculation size/intensity a clue in considering BFS vs ALS onset? I've had intense, large fasciculations in feet and calfs for a week.

Not so simple: Fasiculations can be a sign of muscle denervation or simply muscular fatigue. Don't jump to unwarranted conclusions. See if they last and if they do see a good neurologist ...Read more

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Left hip MRI Meaning. There is a small focus of water signal intensity anterior aspect junction left femoral neck and head that has a degenerative ap?

Left hip MRI Meaning. There is a small focus of water signal intensity anterior aspect junction left femoral neck and head that has a degenerative ap?

Fluid in joint: There is normally a small amount joint fluid in all of the types if joints. This is not a big thing. If this signal is in the bone may be bruise or may be degenerative finding, less likely. A plain X-ray of the hip would also help ...Read more

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MRI - tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?

MRI - tear of posterior horn/medial meniscus (infer/sup surfaces) + mild cartilage thinning + ant osteophyte formation + subchondral h/intensity signa?

Torn menscuc: The meniscus is a cartilage cushion that sits between the femur and the tibia and acts as somewhat of a shock absorber. Each knee has a medial and lateral meniscus; and when they tear they can cause pain, swelling, and catching. They can be fixed arthroscopically by repair or shaving with good results. ...Read more

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Intermittent upper left arm pain, dull and achy. At times spreading down the arm, and with a more severe intensity. Lasting approximately 1 week. No recent injury to the arm. Lightheaded, palpitations, mild chest discomfort, headache. Anxiety?

Intermittent upper left arm pain, dull and achy. At times spreading down the arm, and with a more severe intensity. Lasting approximately 1 week. No recent injury to the arm. Lightheaded, palpitations, mild chest discomfort, headache. Anxiety?

Left arm pain: Could very well be anxiety but has to be checked oiut from a cardiac standpt. Women do not have the classic pains associated with angina when they are in the forties and above, is there a family history of heart disease? If yes, the cardiac workup is even more important. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Small pieces of mucus plug lost, diarrhea, increased intensity of contractions (diagnosed w irritable uterus), 35 weeks. Early signs of labor?

Small pieces of mucus plug lost, diarrhea, increased intensity of contractions (diagnosed w irritable uterus), 35 weeks. Early signs of labor?

5 more weeks: It is not uncommon for attraction to begin starting at 32 weeks and they may not be a true sign of labor, rather the might just be practice contractions or whatare called Braxton Hicks contractions. Just because you lose some mucus, does not mean you will go into labor because your cervix will keep on creating mucus. Call the hospital though, for regular painful contractions or loss of fluid. ...Read more

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Could cryofibrinogenemia cause shortness of breath and/or mild pulmonary hypertension that increases at times in intensity, improving overall with daily low-dose hydrocortisone?

Could cryofibrinogenemia cause shortness of breath and/or mild pulmonary hypertension that increases at times in intensity, improving overall with daily low-dose hydrocortisone?

Theoretically yes: Cryofibrinogenemia increases your risk of arterial and venous clots. Anything that does this, including clotting disorders, can increase your risk for pulmonary hypertension. And because cryofibrinogenemia is associated with inflammation, Hydrocortisone treatment would theoretically decrease inflammation and your risk for pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more