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Doctor insights on: Epithelial Hyperplasia

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What is atypical epithelial hyperplasia and hyperorthokeratosis?

What is atypical epithelial hyperplasia and hyperorthokeratosis?

Description of skin: Hyperorthokeratosis means that the surface layer of the skin is thickened (extra layers of keratin) and hyperplasia means that there is an increased growth of the cells. The adjective "atypical" means that microscopically the appearance of these cells is not quite normal, although likely they are not abnormal enough to diagnose cancer or a precancerous change. Check with your doc to follow-up. ...Read more

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What is epithelial tissue??

What is epithelial tissue??

Outer layer of skin: The epithelial tissue is the outer layer skin and the visible portion. ...Read more

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Are lips made of epithelial tissue?

Are lips made of epithelial tissue?

Lip surface: The lips are the border between skin (epithelial tissue) and the lining of the mouth (mucosal tissue). They of course have deeper layers of connective tissue, muscles, nerves, blood vessels, etc. ...Read more

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What causes renal epithelial cells in my urine?

What causes renal epithelial cells in my urine?

Interstitial problem: Renal epithelial cells are not normally found in the urine. Their presence reflects inflammation of the interstitial portion of the kidney and can be due to drugs, infections, or other diseases. Renal epithelial cells need to be differentiated from look like sunny side up eggs. Other findings could include blood and white blood cells. I'd recommend that your urine be examined by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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My urinalysis shows i have many epithelial cells?

My urinalysis shows i have many epithelial cells?

Probably nothing: Epithelial cells are skin cells and cells that line hollow organs, like the urinary bladder and urethra. Epithelial cells seen on a urine analysis can be normal. However, if there are other abnormalities like blood or WBC'S , or if there are worrisome accompanying symptoms, further investigation is warranted. Otherwise, another specimen may need to be collected using a "clean catch" technique. ...Read more

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How to figure out the normal range of epithelial cells in urine?

How to figure out the normal range of epithelial cells in urine?

What type?: There are a number of different types of epithelial cells that may be present in the urine. Squamous cells indicate contamination with skin or vaginal contents. None of the other epithelial cells are not normally present in urine. ...Read more

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Hi my urine analysis shows epithelial cells as 6-8/hpf. is it normal?

Hi my urine analysis shows epithelial cells as 6-8/hpf. is it normal?

Most likely: There are always few sloughed epithelial cells from the lining of the urogenital tract that are dragged by the urine. If you are otherwise healthy with no urinary tract symptoms then it is within normal limits ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a result of many epithelial cells in a urine test?

What does it mean if you have a result of many epithelial cells in a urine test?

Vaginal cells in it: Epithelial cells come from vagina and introitus and not from the urinary tract ; are a normal finding ; no cause for alarm. Squamous epithelial cells are a different matter ; could be from a squamous bladder growth. This would be uncommom in someone as young as you unless you born with bladder exstrophy. ...Read more