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Causes Of Burr Cells
Means nothing: Burr cells are an artifact of how the smear was pushed when it was made. It is simply a technical note for the lab folks. If she is otherwise healthy, ignore it. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 2.5 YO to have results of Anisocytosis: Rare Burr Cells: Slight, Microcytes: Rare, Polychromasia: Rare on a morphology Report?
No, your comments are not "normal". If your child has the issues you report you must continue to see a specialist.
If you are not satisfied with the doctor you take tour child, have one of your friends refer you to a doctor with whom you will be more satisfied.
Wish the baby well - please keep me posted; we can all learn something. ...Read more
3 yr old. Very poor growth. Calprotectin 165, ESR 30, burr cells 1+. Very high IGA. Could this be normal or is something definitely wrong? GI related?
3yr old. Calprotectin 165. ESR Sed rate 26, Immunoglobulin A 183. Burr cells 1+. Poor weight gain. Could this be normal? GI related?
3yr old h/O failure to thrive/poor growth. Ped GI found IgA 183, ESR 26, calprotectin 165, burr cells 1+. Plan is to repeat labs & if unchanged colonoscopy. Food allergy??? Maybe see allergist too????
Failure to thrive: I think your GI doctor suggested an upper endoscopy with possible sigmoidoscopy. Eosinophilic gastroenteropathy Is a possible reason which is evaluated by biopsies. If the biopsies are consistent with above then next step is an allergist but make sure you see a pediatric allergist who is familiar with this condition. There are other reasons for failure to thrive as well so follow your GI rec's ...Read more
Not necessarily: Hopefully this has been decided by your parents before it is necessary. That is what a will is for. Parents usually choose the child who they feel should be in charge and that may or may not be the oldest. Being firstborn doesn't rest that responsibility on one just by virtue of birth order...Unless you are an only child. ...Read more
Do parents whose child died and have donated the organs get to keep the body for burial or cremation?
Yes: This will be arranged at the time of organ donation. ...Read more
Can my untreated teeth be detrimental to my health? I have over $8000 worth of work to get done. With $0 I'm afraid my health will start deteriorating I'm only 25 years old. Should I start making my burial arrangements? Or are there any dentists that do
Yes, detrimental: See if there is a dental school near you. The treatment is much less expensive -- what you save in money, you pay in time. It takes longer for treatment. You also might find a clinic at a hospital that has a teaching program for postdoctoral dental training. (gpr or aegd). Good luck -- no burial yet! ...Read more
My brother in law died this morning Cancer patient. But Died of Pneumonia. Can we delay burial one day till tomorrow afternoon. Until all family gather? Dr say he was on chemo and burial Asap should be
Wait for family: Tomorrow counts as ASAP. It will be better for the family and closure for all. I can not imagine a medical reason to say you cannot wait ...Read more
Pap smear?: Are you referring to a Pap smear result of AGUS- "atypical glandular cells of undetermined significance"? If so, this is a cytologic description/category of Pap smear results. Basically the pathologist is saying there are some glandular cells that don't look " quite right". You should see your gynecologist who will most likely perform an exam called a colposcopy- basically looking at your cervix ...Read more
IUDs are Safe:
If the idea of having something inserted into your body and leaving it there for years freaks you out, you can rest easy: A new study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology found that the intrauterine device...is a safe birth control method for women of any age, including teenagers.
http://www. Womenshealthmag. Com/health/great-news-about-iuds ...Read more
Radiofrequency: Cell phones are a source of radio frequency radiation, however at this time, there is lack of significant evidence to show that cell phones can lead to an increased risk to formation of brain tumors or any other health conditions. Many of the studies already done have biases or data that is not conclusive. ...Read more
Several: There was a breakthrough a few months ago in the molecular biology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The spinal atrophies (which is what stephen hawking probably really has) are genetically programmed. Poliomyelitis and a west nile variant selectively kill these cells when they become infected with a virus. ...Read more
Amongst others, IgE: IgE is an antibody that binds to the mast cell surface (aka "allergy antibody"). Its binding to an allergen causes the mast cell to deganulate. Non-IgE molecules can also cause mast cells to degranulate or just lower the threshold level for degranulation. These include signalling molecules (cytokines/hormones), drugs such as narcotics and NSAIDS, neuropeptides, tissue injury and microbes/toxins ...Read more
The cell cycle: ...is activated in the immature "blast" cells of acute leukemia. This is not so much a defect, as it is also a normal attribute of immature blood cells. A major problem is the lack of maturation of these cells into normal non-dividing blood cells. Various transcription factors are mutated and these may cause increased proliferation. CLL is characterized by decreased apoptosis (cell death). ...Read more
Cellphones: Cell phones can affect health if used while driving. Many states have laws preventing cell use while driving. ...Read more
Give guidance too!: Just giving your child adult electronic tools without guidelines on their use is just as dangerous as giving them a chain saw without instruction in how to ue it. But with proper instruction and guidelines, it can be a useful tool. First, two musts - never use in school and never take to bed. Beyond that, you need to set limits and customize its use. Help them learn appropriate social norms in use. ...Read more
Each cell is destroying day by day.....And he is paralysed but is not the cause for death...Is it true?
Need a little: More detail here. I cannot tell what the specific question is without more context. ...Read more
My last bloidwork showed smudge cells. I know cll is a possibility. Is all also a possibility? What elae can cause smudge cells?
Not of diagnostic va: Not of clear value. If your CBC is otherwise normal then smudge cells can be ignored. By themselves alone they are do not imply a diagnosis of cll or all. Tell us the results of your CBC and differential counts so that we can be more accurate in informing you what it all means. ...Read more
Depends on location: The most common form of squamous cell carcinoma (scc) occurs on skin, with sun damage being the leading cause. Scc can also occur in the esophagus, lung, oral cavity, and anal canal. Prolonged exposure to irritants such as smoking and chewing tobacco can lead to increased risk of scc in the lung and oral cavity. A certain type of virus (human papillomavirus) can also increase the risk of scc. ...Read more