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What is the meaning of a benign fine needle biopsy of the thyroid?

What is the meaning of a benign fine needle biopsy of the thyroid?

Thyroid FNA: Assuming the fna sample was adequate and representative of the lesion, a diagnosis of a benign nodule means that it is very likely that your thyroid nodule is not cancerous. It should still be periodically evaluated by your doctor, just to make sure that there are no significant changes. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of my apicolordotic result: failed to confirm presence of infiltrates in both upper lobes. Impression: Essentially Normal Study?

What's the meaning of my apicolordotic result: failed to confirm presence of infiltrates in both upper lobes. Impression: Essentially Normal Study?

See below: The chest x-ray suggested abnormal areas of infiltrate (increased density, often suggestive of pneumonia or another inflammatory process) in both upper lobes. However, on additional views looking downward at the lung the infiltrates were not seen. Essentially: Normal chest x-ray ...Read more

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What is the meaning of symptom and sign?

What is the meaning of symptom and sign?

Feel or see: A symptoms is something you feel or describe, for example my pain is dull and in the belly. A sign is something the physican or you see, like a black eye, or a deformed arm. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of unhealthy eating habits?

What is the meaning of unhealthy eating habits?

Very, very general: ? Not eating regularly? Eating too much or too little? Too much fat? Too many junk carbs? Lack of balance in diet, ETC. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of densities in right apex?

What is the meaning of densities in right apex?

? TB? Tumor: If you mean radiologic densities in the right apex of the lung, it warrants exclusion of tuberculosis or a tumor. ...Read more

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How to diagnose benign ms?

Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life.

We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read more

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What are benign squamous cells?

What are benign squamous cells?

Good News: Benign for all intensive purposes means that its not something bad. Squamous epithelium is a type of cell that lines a body cavity or internal organ...For example, the inside of your mouth. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of CEA test?

What is the meaning of CEA test?

Maybe marks tumor: Cea is a protein that can be made by some malignant tumor cells (cancer-ca). Some benign diseases can increase CEA levels.
High CEA doesn't make a diagnosis. Helpful for follow up. If ca diagnosed, CEA checked. If elevated, follow after treatment. So if CEA high before surgery, CEA should fall after, and with chemo/rt. Cea rises can be with recurrence or metastatic spread. Lower is better. ...Read more

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What is benign focal amyotrophy?

What is benign focal amyotrophy?

Rare: It is a rare neurological disease that affects only one limb which is why it is also called monomelic amyotrophic. Generally considered benign with a good prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of st elevation?

What is the meaning of st elevation?

Refers to EKG change: Refers to changes seen on the EKG of a person suffering a "transmural" heart attack. I.E., in cases where a coronary artery becomes suddently completely occluded by a clot, cutting off blood flow to the entire thickness of the heart muscle in the wall supplied by the artery, a portion of the EKG called the "st segment" rises substantially. This is the basis of immediate diagnosis of a heart attack. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of follicle size?

What is the meaning of follicle size?

TTC: When you are trying to conceive, either through an ovulation induction cycle or through ivf, the infertility specialist will discuss with you your egg follicle sizes. It is known that the follicle has to reach an average diameter of a minimum of 15 mms for the egg within to be mature. We cannot see the egg because it is microscopic size. Therefore, maturation is assumed by the size of the follicle. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of HBsAG negative?

What is the meaning of HBsAG negative?

Hepatitis antibody: Hepatitis b infection (or vaccine injection) stimulates production of igm and igg antibodies. Igm is short-lived antibody type and if present, suggests a recent infection, if igg is present, a past-infection (or sucessful immunization) is likely. A negative test suggests no prior infection or no prior immunization (or a failed immunization attempt). ...Read more

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What is the meaning of ovarian reserve?

What is the meaning of ovarian reserve?

Ovarina reserve: Ovarian reserve refers to the potential of a woman's ovaries to release mature eggs at her age. This directly relates to the chance to become pregnant. Those women will lower ovarian reserve have less of a chance to conceive either naturally or by ivf. ...Read more

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Tell me what is the meaning of malignant?

Tell me what is the meaning of malignant?

See below: 1. Threatening to life, as a disease; virulent.
2. Tending to metastasize; cancerous. Used of a tumor. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of scientific method?

See below: The principles and empirical processes of discovery and demonstration considered characteristic of or necessary for scientific investigation, generally involving the observation of phenomena, the formulation of a hypothesis concerning the phenomena, experimentation to demonstrate the truth or falseness of the hypothesis, and a conclusion that validates or modifies the hypothesis. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

What is the meaning of the word spasticity?

Velocity dependent: While spasticity has taken on many colloquial meanings, the true meaning is that of a velocity dependent resistance to stretch. A spastic muscle may be able to be stretched slowly, but when the velocity is increased, the stretch causes a reflexive contraction within the muscle to antagonize the stretch. It is very commonly seen in upper motor neuron related diseases (stroke, cp, etc). ...Read more

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What is the definition or meaning of aorta?

What is the definition or meaning of aorta?

Main artery: It's the largest and main artery coming of the left ventricle/heart. It gives branches to the heart, brain and all organs in the body. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

See below: Painful leg cramps that are not caused by peripheral artery disease (true claudication) but rather by spinal, neurologic, or orthopedic disorders, such as spinal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, or arthritis. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the meaning of phlebitis?

Please help! What is the meaning of phlebitis?

Inflammation: Phlebitis means inflammation of the vein. This red, warm vein is painful and usually associated with a clot. The clot can be spontaneous in the lower leg or after an IV in the arm. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of intercostal retraction?

What is the meaning of intercostal retraction?

Hard breathing: You can see the skin sucked in between the ribs when breathing is hard. These may be seen in an elite shirtless runner or someone who is gravely sick struggling to breathe. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of hepatitis be ab reactive?

What's the meaning of hepatitis be ab reactive?

Depends: The presence of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen indicates affected individual is protected against hepatitis b, usually through hepatitis b vaccination.
However, the presence of antibody against hepatitis b core antigen indicates an active hepatitis b infection. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "clasp-knife spasticity"?

What is the meaning of "clasp-knife spasticity"?

Involuntary tightness: This occurs with certain types of strokes, and with spinal cord injuries. Involuntary tightening of the flexor muscles, with intermittent gear as you try to passively straighten a muscle out or extended from the flex position. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the meaning of "andropause"?

Please help! What is the meaning of "andropause"?

Andropause: It is the equivalent of the female menopause in female. As men age they may have decrease in their testosterone level giving symptoms of loss of sexual desire, depression, erectile dysfunction, obesity, muscle weakness, loss of muscle mass. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the meaning of "antrectomy"?

Please help! What is the meaning of "antrectomy"?

Partial Stomach: The antrum is the distal portion of the stomach. Removing the antrum is an antrectomy. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

See below: Chronic over a long time uaually about 6 weeks
sub acute recent or within 3 weeks

problems with a joint. ...Read more

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What criteria must be met for a tumor to be classified as benign?

What criteria must be met for a tumor to be classified as benign?

No signs of Cancer: To make this distinction, we can use some history of a tumor which has been biopsied and given to a Pathologist for microscopic examination. There under the microscope the pathologist looks for signs of Cancer which are quite varied but mitosis, cellular atypia and invasiveness beyond the basement membrane will point to a cancer. Their absence would imply that the tumor is benign. IHC aids in diag ...Read more

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What is the meaning of s.typhi - h 1/320 and s.typhi o-1/320 on a widal test?

What is the meaning of s.typhi - h 1/320 and s.typhi o-1/320 on a widal test?

Antibodies: There are antibodies to S typhi in the blood of the person. If the person does not have fever, it is likely to be an indication of prior exposure to this bacterium. ...Read more

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Meaning of blood in cough?

Meaning of blood in cough?

Blood in cough: This can as simple as an infection or as ominous as cancer. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Benign cyst at kidney 3.8mm?

Benign cyst at kidney 3.8mm?

Cyst: Solitary ad small. Shouldn't need to worry. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of OTC ppi?

What's the meaning of OTC ppi?

Medication: Over the counter proton pump inhibitor, such as Omeprazole (ie prilosec). They are used to treat frequent heartburn. ...Read more

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What is a benign fibroid adanoma?

What is a benign fibroid adanoma?

Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-defined edges, and the size may vary with your menstrual cycle. A fine needle biopsy confirms the benign nature, and treatment is usually surgical excision. ...Read more