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What if you peritoneal fluid is yellow?

Probably normal: Normal peritoneal fluid is "straw" colored and clear. If this is the color you are referring to, it would be normal. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Amylase (Definition)

An enzyme produced by either the panceas or the salivary glands that aid is the ...Read more


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I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?

I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?

Endo is inflammatory: Endometriosis causes an inflammatory reaction. This produces "mini-hormones" that can affect many aspects of the reproductive process including ovulation, tubal pick-up of the egss, and implantation. ...Read more

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Pelvic MRI shows small cystic structure with adjacent second small contiguous cysts & small amount of free peritoneal fluid at culdesac. What is this?

Pelvic MRI shows small cystic structure with adjacent second small contiguous cysts & small amount of free peritoneal fluid at culdesac. What is this?

Follow up with docto: Who ordered test could be an asmptomatic incidental finding needs clinical correlation with symptoms what they are now are words on a page without clinical corelation ...Read more

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My mom aged 75 got recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with peritoneal fluid. CT shows no liver or lymph node What is life expectency with Treat?

My mom aged 75 got recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, with peritoneal fluid. CT shows no liver or lymph node  What is  life expectency with Treat?

No way to tell: Some of these are super-slow growers and she may have more good years ahead. Her oncologist can look at the pathology report and tell her the chances -- and it's always "percentage odds" rather than life expectancy. ...Read more

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Why do they test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase?

Why do they test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase?

Pancreas: To try and determine where is has or is coming from. Amylase may be a sign that that there is a problem with the pancreas nad although rare may be foind in thoracentesis fluid. ...Read more

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Why do they test the fluid samples from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

Why do they test the fluid samples from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

Evaluate cause: A thoracentesis involves removing fluid from the pleural cavity. Laboratory values obtained from the fluid may enable a doctor to determine the cause of the fluid accumulation. Amylase present in the fluid could mean either pancreatitis or, more rarely, esophageal perforation. Glucose<40mg/dl, possible infection, >40mg/dl probably not infectious. ...Read more

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What are the reasons doctors test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

What are the reasons doctors test the fluid from a thoracentesis for amylase and glucose?

Cancer & infections: A few possible causes of increased pleural fluid amylase level are cancer, pancreatitis, liver cirrhosis and tuberculous infection. Cancer is more commonly and is more likely with high amylase level. Pleural fluid glucose helps in certain infections from noninfectious causes of pleural effusions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high levels of amylase what does that mean?

What to do if I have high levels of amylase what does that mean?

How do you FEEL?: About 1% of healthy folks have their amylase tagged with an immunoglobulin that prevents it from being lost via the kidney like other folks. This is nothing to worry about. If you feel okay, this is probably the explanation. ...Read more