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Cytology Non Gyn
Gyn cytology report reads "rare hyperchromatic groups of atypical cells". Does rare in this case mean "few" or a rare group i.e. a rare cancer?
Daily Pelvic pain 1 yr. Gyn exam ok. Pee 15 times/day no burning w/urination. Urinalysis no WBC or nitrate, but abnormal Leuk esterase +1. Urine Cytology, ok. CT scan small kidney cyst. Why Leuk but no WBC? Still in Pain What test should I ask for
How long does it typically take to receive the results from a urine cytology? It's been 9 days and I still haven't received the results.
Cytology: It depends on the pathology lab. Generally 4-5 working days unless they have to send it out to a larger lab. In those instances it can take a 7 or more working days. ...Read more
Cytology: Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc. ...Read more
For Diagnosis: Depending on the location, the primary cause may need to be investigated, malignancies can be detected, metabolic or infectios diseases, parasitic infestations, foreing bodies etc. ...Read more
Yes: In short, yes, pneumonia can cause abnormal cells to show up on a sputum cytology- typically we see bacteria or fungus, both possible causes of the pneumonia. Did your doctor or the report tell you exactly what kind of abnormal cells are present? That can say a lot about the source of the abnormal cells. There are numerous other causes for abnormal cells on cytology so talk to your doc to clarify. ...Read more
Typically 3 days: That is minimally 3 days usually.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pretty much: Accurate histopathologic evaluation of lymphomas requires a tissue biopsy, preferably an intact lymph node. Fnas suggesting the presence of a lymphoma should be followed up with a definitive tissue biopsy. Some centers use fna as an initial screening test to determine if the patient's lymphadenopathy is a benign reactive form. The accurate diagnosis of lymphoma based on fna is not possible. ...Read more
My urine analysis says the urine is clear but the cytology report says it's cloudy. I have only squamous and urothelial cells present. Why is that?
Urinalysis: Urinalysis does not detect squamous cells or urinary sediment. "Cloudy" urine is usually due to heavy urinary sediment if infection has been ruled out. This may be a result of incomplete voiding, inadequate fluid ingestion or medications precipitating out in your urine. ...Read more
Go ahead with test: A urine cytology is a test from a voided urine to allow pathologic assessment of the urothelial cells which line the bladder, ureters, and interior of the kidneys. It is usually ordered when you have had blood in the urine previously to make sure the blood is not from a potential malignancy. You may have some blood contamination from your period but this should not affect the urothelial cells. ...Read more
What does urothelial cells with degenerative changes on urine cytology mean? Crystals present. Also mild fullness renal collecting system.
One episode gross hematuria 2 months ago no subsequent micro or macro hematuria, with 7 micros. Cytologies negative. 69 years. Complete workup?
Yes: Yes need to to find the source f bleeding in gu system, ask your pcp to refer you to a urologist for tests, source and treatment. ...Read more
What does very rare small groups of papillary urothelial cells identified mean on a urine cytology? Alos low grade urothelial neoplasm within dx
Labs: Discuss your labs with the ordering physician. They need to be correlated with your complete clinical picture. ...Read more
36 yr male non smoker no family history or cancer. I had a sputum cytology done and out of three samples one came back atypical. Had a CT scan two weeks before and it was clear. What does this mean?
Repeat with TB test: I would agree that a sputum cytology and cultures should be repeated in 2 to 3 months. A TB test is advised and if there is another abnormal cytology or positive TB test, a bronchial lavage should be performed at that time. ...Read more
Hematuria. Non- contrast Ct scan, urine cytology, cystoscopy all good. 2 painless non-obstructing stones in lower pole. Could I still have cancer?
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What can cause reactive squamous metaplasia in male urethra? Non smoker with negative for bacteria in urine cytology and common stds. Hpv positive.
Trauma, infection: Or hormones. Intermittent catheterization or indwelling catheters can induce squamous metaplasia, hpv, which is a std as well as other STDs can cause it. Estrogen pretreated men undergoing gender change have urethral metaplasia. Can be associated with bladder and urethral cancers. Sometimes harmless and of no known cause. ...Read more
Dr says might have bladder cancer did cytology and ultrasound both with abnormilities what do I do?
Comply: If you have bladder cancer and you don't follow up, it will kill you. It will not be pleasant. If you get a definitive diagnosis and treatment, for most varieties you can either get a cure or keep things under control for a basically normal life. Usually you can keep your bladder. ...Read more
Tested positive for hpv rna rather than DNA. Normal cytology. Dr. says we'll repeat in one year. Is hpv rna more serious? Ask for colposcopy?
More info in biopsy: Urine cytology examines single cells that are shed from the bladder lining and are suspended in fluid. Nuclear features of each cell can be evaluated but low grade cancer may look similar to reactive changes. A biopsy is a whole piece of tissue. The entire thickness of the lining and overall morphology can be evaluated. A biopsy is far better than urine cytology, especially for low grade lesion ...Read more
Can someone explain to me how come a biopsy is more reliable in diagnosing bladder cancer than a urine cytology?
Cytology report says : Benign squamous cells with leukocytes. No dyskaryosis seen. What does this mean? Is it necessary to take vaccination?
Normal cytology: The findings you have reported mean that the cells examined under the microscope were normal. If you are referring the the HPV vaccine, you are older than the recommended age group for administration unless you have never had sex. Discuss the vaccine with your doctor for clarification. ...Read more
Cytology report: smears show fragments of adipose tissue and few histiocytes. No duct epithelium cell is present. No malignant cell. Is it good news?
Good news: Sounds like its go news if no malignant cells found. ...Read more