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Anorectal Manometry Results
I have to get anorectal manometry. can someone please explain, with a lot of detail, the procedure?
Not painful: A thin catheter will be inserted into the anus, and pressure readings will be taken. The catheter takes pressure readings at different levels in the anal canal and low rectum to evaluate what the muscles are capable of doing. You may have a small balloon placed into the rectum and be asked to push it out as well. Don't be frightened. They are trying to figure out what the problem is. ...Read more
I need to get anorectal manometry. Can someone please explain, with a lot of detail, the procedure?
Several steps: Anorectal manometry involves a pressure test of the anal sphincter muscles. A small catheter with side facing pressure sensors is pulled through the canal when you are resting and when you are squeezing. Several passes are made to ensure accurate numbers. Usually also measure electrical activity in the muscles using ECG like pads and sensation of rectal filling with a large balloon. ...Read more
Is a anorectal manometry useful to diagnose constipation? How do I prepare for the test? How long does the test take?
Does a gastroenterologist perform anorectal manometry? Are there any other doctors that perform this diagnostic test?
GI COSULt: Anorectal manometry is performed by Gastroenterologist and some General Surgeons ...Read more
If a balloon catheter cannot pass anastomosis site during anorectal manometry, does that mean there's likely a stricture there?
Very: Possible with a prior anastamosis, that there is a stricture there. It may or may not be symptomatic and they may consider balloon dilation of the stricture. ...Read more
How soon after lar surgery will it be safe to perform anorectal manometry for diagnosis of functional constipation, and to start bio-feedback training?
Safe at one month: While it is probably safe to do anorectal manometry and start biofeedback at a month, there is still a lot of swelling and stiffness around the rectum so the results will likely not be accurate and the biofeedback probably not be effective. Three months would be a more appropriate interval. ...Read more
Common bacteria: I assume a culture was performed. This bacteria is very common and can be found on many surfaces including skin. It becomes a problem when it gets passed the barrier of the skin and often causes boils and skin infections. With anitbiotics it can be treated but is quickly becoming resistant to them. Sensitivities are often performed so your provider can chose the drug best suited. ...Read more
Usually none: The usual test for s pyogenes infection is culture. Antibodies to streptolysin O (ASO) may be done to diagnose infection in the recent past. ...Read more
Is there anything overseas that has not been approved in the u.S. That provides better results than velashape?
LOTS of things: are available elsewhere for fat/circumferential loss but don't expect many US practitioners to know much about them. Latest US approved device that sounds promising to me is "Ultraslim" ...Read more
How do you read the results on an altrasound that say: b frq 8.0mhz gn37 s/a 3/2 mapa/o/o d 14.0cm dr 69 fr 15 hz ao 69%?
Those aren't results: Those are the technical parameters of the scan. ...Read more
My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results."
What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?
Don't let paranoia: get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it.The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more
Heartbeat 110 and correct sz for 6w4d, levels aren't rising currently 7w1 4879. Dr wants more tests. Worried pg doomed even with u/s results. Is it?
Pregnancy: If the fetus is growing in size according to the us, it's encouraging. If it is not growing, then there is a problem. Hcg should be rising, the level of 4879 is not high and if it is rising in 48 hours significantly (roughly doubling), then it's not encouraging. As far as doomed or not, i cannot tell because there should be dynamic related (repeat us, repeat HCG level). ...Read more
PV Vmax 1.31 m/s (Normal 0.6 - 0.9)
IVSd 0.9 cm
IVSs 1.2 (Normal (-)) what normal mean?
LVPWd 1.0 cm
LVPWs 1.4 cm
should I be concerned?
Echo: Ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the results to you. Good luck ...Read more
CP test results reading this means what many phenotypic patterns have been described, including deficiency states with F, S, Z or other alles.
Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, F,S and Z are types of alpha 1 antitrypsin. If the total level of the protein is normal, you do not need to worry about these types. ...Read more
Had a U/S on Wed. Tech saw 3cm cyst she told me bc I am a MA. Dr wants to discuss results. If it were a functional cyst would dr say so on phone?
You must see your do: Doctor who ordered test must explain test and do not relly on technician. This cyst is probable benign, but you must be 100% sure, and your doctor is the one to give you an answer. ...Read more
Considering sperm can live 1wk inside a woman and u/s can be 3 wks off max, is it possible the sex on May31st/14 could result in a DD of May10th/15?
Seems off: I think you're off by a couple of months ...Read more
U/S in 2008 and 2015 resulted in Fatty Liver. How often should LFT and U/S be repeated to monitor the Fatty Liver? How often??
Don't repeat: I would advise monitoring LFTs no more often than every 6 months. The US is not a sensitive way of monitoring fatty liver and therefore you don't need to repeat it. Even LFTs are not sensitive since you can have normal values with fatty liver and increased LFTs may be due to many other causes. ...Read more
Normal is Above 1500: Normal absolute neutrophil count or ANC should be above 1500 cubic milliliter of blood. When this number falls below 500 is defined as significant neutropenia and increases risk of serious infections etc... So, 90 cmm is severely low and needs medical attention. I am not sure your reason to have low anc, but 90 is very concerning. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: What was cultured and by whom? Hospital labs are the usual place for culturing human specimens and they are well equipped to read the results. The question is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more
Blood work: You can either ask a more specific question about your blood work or have a more extended dialog using Healthtap prime or concierge. The simplest course of action is to ask the doctor who ordered it. Take care. ...Read more
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