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Endometrium Measure 8mm What Does That Mean
Ask your doctor: C-reactive protein (CRP) is a non-specific test. It is used by a doctor to detect inflammation if there is a high suspicion of tissue injury or infection somewhere in the body, but the test cannot tell where the inflammation is or what condition is causing it. Unfortunately, CRP values are best interpreted by the lab paperwork that is sent to your doctor. Best to f/u with him/her. ...Read more
What does blood test of ionized calcium mean? What does it measure? What does it mean if the ionized calcium is below the normal range?
Can't tell: By itself any one blood test, normal or abnormal, means absolutely nothing unless there is some context. You can't determine the significance of this without knowing when it was drawn, why it was drawn, and whether there are any other abnormal tests. Sometimes it means absolutely nothing. Ask the doctor who drew it. ...Read more
A warrior increase: Think of an antibody as a soldier to help you beat the enemy (infection) if you have increasing antibodies you have more warriors. The problem here is if the warriors decide to fight against your own body rather than infection. You then have an auto-immune disease like rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
Multiple babies: Multiple gestation means more than one baby at a time. They can be twins, triplets, etc. The multiple can be identical or fraternal. Our infertility treatments increase the risk for having multiples. Multiples are much more complicated pregnancies (more for babies than mom). We are trying to reduce the number of multiples with our treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible Hashimotos: Heterogeneous texture on a thyroid ultrasound means that the thyroid tissue is irregular appearing, not homogeneous, but there are no true nodules. This is most commonly seen in people with hashimoto's thyroiditis. Thyroid function may or may not be normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Means: That it measures too think on the ultrasound, and at your age the standard of care is to do a hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy, I do them in office , and pt is awake takes 5 minutes at the most, rare this should have to be done in hospital and that you would have to go to sleep , you need to r/o precancer or not as commonly cancer of the endometrium, please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
Top of uterus: Fundal means the top of your uterus. A fundal placenta means it is located at the top which is normal. Placental grading is somewhat controversial. Most radiologist and perinatologists do not use this system. Grade 2 placentas at 25 weeks may or may not be normal. You will need to discuss the details with the doctor who performed the sonogram or is managing your pregnancy ...Read more
Early hypothyroidism: Usually due to hashimoto's thyroiditis in developed countries. Easily treated with thyroid hormone supplement. Insomnia is not usually a symptom but rather somnolence. Caution here because rarely an elevated TSH with symptoms of overactive thyroid, tremor, heart racing, weight loss would indicate the presence of a TSH producing pituitary adenoma. Sgpt can be elevated from regular alcohol drinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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