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Endo Cells And Meta Cells
Endocervical cells: Hi AnswerD402, This is usually reported in a PAP SMEAR and it means that there are present on the slide for micro exam, cells from the INSIDE of the cervix. This means you have had a perfectly performed PAP smear because these are important cells to see under the microscope, to rule out cervical cancer. thanks ...Read more
I am 44 had abnormal paps due to hpv. Had biopsy s (good) etc. Pap came with endo cells. But was on last day of period...Can period cause that?
Yes: It is not uncommon to see endometrial cells on a pap smear, especially with the newer liquid phase preparations. It would be more worrisome if you had irregular bleeding or spotting between periods. Many clinicians would repeat the pap smear when you are not menstruating to be more certain. ...Read more
Nodule 2cm found on neck. One biopsy said atypia cells and I was told I had cancer. Went to endo she said its benign with 2nd biopsy on thyroid. Now ?
FNA: Sounds like you had a fine needle aspirate of the thyroid. You may have gotten the diagnosis of a follicular lesion. It is difficult on a needle aspirate to differentiate a,follicular adenoma,from carcinoma,and from a hyperplastic nodule. The tissue diagnosis nay have been more specific . Get a second opinion and gave an expert pathologist review your slides and biopsies. ...Read more
Is it common for a reproductive endo to test for elevated natural killer cells? Has it been proven that these cells can cause an early miscarriage?
Not common: It's not common, though it could be useful in specific cases. No 'proof' at all has been established of a link, but it's also not implausible. ...Read more
3 yr post menopause, no bleeding, 5mm endo/ lining, 2 small fibroids, negative biopsy and pap but atrophy, parabasal cell type. 1 yr pap, or sooner?
Pap history: Those are normal findings. When you need another pap is based on your previous pap smears. If you have no hpv, never had an abnormal pap and have had 3 abnormal paps, you may not need another pap for 3 years. You still need to see your gyn for a physical exam and assess your ovaries. ...Read more
My endo biopsy results came + for plasma cells&polyps.Have been askd to take levaquin&flagyl 10days.Is it possible to get pregnant after the meds?Iui/ivf?
I've seen endo and cardio. Episodes last 1h, then i return to normal, q 2-4w. What part of my body is the source of the problem? See my symptoms list
Diagnosed with endo in 07 n was put on continuous bc an haven't had a problem til about 6 weeks ago. Started havin crampin n now spottin and tissue loss?
Tvs fol st on 11th day rt ovary f1=15*13mmf2=12.5*12.5mm lt ovary msf endo 7.7mm on13th day rt ovary f1=18*17*15 f2= 15*14*13mm lt ovary msf endo 11mm?
Follow with OB/GYN: Need to follow thoroughly with ob/gyn physician. ...Read more
Do a test: If you are having unprotected intercourse you could be pregnant. You don't mention your period or what makes you think you could be pregnant or have a recurrence of the endometriosis so it's hard to say more. Check a pregnancy test and, if it is negative and your period hasn't started, repeat it in 3-5 days. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Information gatherin: Height, weight measurement and good history gathering. If there was past medical testing or any imaging studies, i would recmen you bring copies with you (regardless of whether they were faxed or not by your referring doctor). For stature issues, birth measures and biological patents heights will be helpful. For girls with menstrual problems, a menses diary will also be of great help. Good luck ! ...Read more
See below: 155 plus or minus 10% so 140 to 170 would be the range . ...Read more
Endocrine gland : There are 2 endocrine gland in the neck called thyroid gland and parathyroid gland. They have distinct functions. ...Read more
I was diagnose with endo but when i had a laproscope i was told there isnt any endo. What could it be than is all symptoms relate to endo?
Can a pt before expected cycle start date give a false positive? 33 days late, 5 tests, 1 positive. Cycles should start in 3 days. Also have endo.
Well, your: Best remedy would be to check again in a couple of days. If you have a normal pregnancy and are 33 days late, however, the test should be lighting up. Keep testing but you may have missed your ovulation, time will tell. Considering your endo and pelvic pain hx, you should be on birth control unless u r trying to get pregnant. Either way. Good luck. ...Read more
Took Armour for 2months. Stopped Armour 8dys. Then tried 1/4 of 15mg tablet (dr advised). Hyper sx. Off for week now. (Endo adv) how long til sx gone?
Hi Dr, I'm having a colono. & endos. 2morrow, I've slept, 4.5 hrs per night lately and didn't sleep at all last night. What can I do to sleep. Thanks.
I've had a low ACTH level for over a year 5, Cortosil level of 8, I've been to two different endos and no one seems to have an answer any suggestion ?
Could be normal: Hi. The adrenals are notoriously difficult to test due to diurnal variation, and testing is directed by clinical suspicion. If neither endo sees a problem, you have to accept there probably is not a problem. Of the two tests (ACTH & cortisol), ACTH is the tricky one to measure. The only standard is 8 AM, and if the 8 AM cortisol is normal (like 8), then by default, ACTH is normal. Good luck. ...Read more
Those are normal: That 8 AM cortisol & ACTH are normal. Cushing's can be very subtle. If your endo still has a clinical suspicion based on your history and physical exam, he/she may request things like midnight salivary cortisol, 24-hour urinary cortisol, Dexamethasone suppression testing, etc. ...Read more
Metformin: Your endocrinologist has specialized training in diabetes management and must have come to the conclusion that you would benefit from metformin. For prediabetic patients the first line of treatment is lifestyle change with weight loss, exercise, and diet modification. If this does not work, a physician may choose to start a patient on metformin before they progress to full blown diabetes. ...Read more
My endo sent me for an ultrasound despite feeling no nodules-thyroid. If they dont feel them, should I feel safer that u/s will be ok?
Thyroid nodules: The thyroid ultrasound is more sensitive for detecting nodules. Small nodules, or nodules deep in the gland, may be difficult or impossible to detect on physical exam. So, the ultrasound could find small non palpable nodules. ...Read more
Intubation: After rendering a patient unconscious with anesthetic medications a metal instrument called a laryngoscope is placed in the mouth. The laryngoscope has a light on it and allows one to look down the throat and into the airway at the vocal cords. The endotracheal tube is then passed through the vocal cords and then its cuff is blown up to occlude the trachea. The endotracheal tube is then ventilat. ...Read more
Should be okay: There should be no problem doing this the day after endoscopies. ...Read more