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Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how ...Read more


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I have had 3 urine tests since August, all 3 showed hematuria and high ketones. One cystoscopy, negative cytology. Is this a concern, or need work up?

I have had 3 urine tests since August, all 3 showed hematuria and high ketones. One cystoscopy, negative cytology. Is this a concern, or need work up?

Ketones are: Not important, as ketones concentrate in the urine and may go up just due to fasting, The hematuria needs to be followed and evaluation continued. ...Read more

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Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous, I just has a CT scan and all clear as well. What could this be?

Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous, I just has a CT scan and all clear as well. What could this be?

Sputum cytology: If report mentions that atypical cells present, but not cancerous, then it means they are reactive in nature, could be due to some inflammation or infection etc.
As CT scan is clear, so don't worry. Just follow doctor's advise. ...Read more

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I had a urine cytology done because last 4 months moderate blood is in my urine alot of lower belly and back pain test results showed moderate blood a?

I had a urine cytology done because last 4 months moderate blood is in my urine alot of lower belly and back pain test results showed moderate blood a?

Consult Urologist: Blood in urine requires a comprehensive physical examination including digital rectal exam, speculum vaginal examination & at least kidney, pelvic & bladder ultrasound. Could this be a STD? Might also require CT scan of pelvis. Good Luck ...Read more

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Urine cytology test showed benign urothelial cells negative for malignancy, some red blood cells. Blood test-increase in neutrophils. Sould I worry?

Urine cytology test showed benign urothelial cells negative for malignancy, some red blood cells. Blood test-increase in neutrophils. Sould I worry?

Urine Cytology: If the urine cytology provided a good sample, you needn't worry about a bladder tumor. The increased white cell count (coupled with the red cells in the urine) could signify a bladder infection or inflammatory process, but without further history, it is difficult to pinpoint. A simple urinalysis may help clarify whether you have a bladder infection or not. An increased WBC is entirely non-specific. ...Read more

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What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension? Help

What tests should one perform after realizing that he has hematuria after urine cytology tests having polycystik kidney disease and hypertension? Help

Polycystic Kidneys: Polycystic kidney disease (pckd) is a chronic condition, and can result in kidney failure if you don't follow up regularly with your doctor. You will need regular blood work and monitoring by a nephrologist (kidney specialist), regular follow up ultrasounds or ct scans of your kidneys, and you will need good blood pressure control to prevent damage to your kidneys. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered a urine cytology test due to hematuria. He ordered it done on 24 hr urine sample. Lab says not 24hr test. Who's right?

My doctor ordered a urine cytology test due to hematuria. He ordered it done on 24 hr urine sample. Lab says not 24hr test. Who's right?

Usually: Urine cytology is a one time test, where you send a sample immediately to the cytology/pathology lab without having to collect 24 hours worth of urine. ...Read more

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Had gross hematuria in april & july. Had 2 cysto., 4 US, ct, 2 cytology done. All normal. Today, blood in semen. Last test :ct in octobr. Worried teen?

Had gross hematuria in april & july. Had 2 cysto., 4 US, ct, 2 cytology done. All normal. Today, blood in semen. Last test :ct in octobr. Worried teen?

Medical eval: You've had an exhaustive surgical evaluation. Now, you should have a medical evaluation which would include test for autoimmune and collagen vascular diseases. The 24 hour urine collection should also be done. ...Read more

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Bilateral nipple discharge with stimulation, cytology was negative, no lump or mass seen on u/s.Is this accurate test for breast cancer?

Bilateral nipple discharge with stimulation, cytology was negative, no lump or mass seen on u/s.Is this accurate test for breast cancer?

Sort of: Cytology is not a great test to rule out cancer in the case of nipple discharge. Ultrasound is a good test but also doesn't rule out cancer. However bilateral discharge, only with stimulation, is extremely unlikely to represent cancer, especially at your age. Unilateral, spontaneous discharge is more concerning, as is bloody nipple discharge. ...Read more

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I have micro hematuria since last year, everytime visiting the washroom there is a micro blood in my urine. I did all required test such as cystoscopy, ultrasound, CT, CBC, urine cytology, kidney function and KUB Xray. Symptoms are testicle disconfot?

I have micro hematuria since last year, everytime visiting the washroom there is a micro blood in my urine. I did all required test such as cystoscopy, ultrasound, CT, CBC, urine cytology, kidney function and KUB Xray. Symptoms are testicle disconfot?

Testicle discomfort: You had all of the tests and what were the results? If you don't know, then set up an appointment with your PCP to find them out. You had a lot of tests done, so you should be able to find out something. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cytology?

Cytology: Is the study of cells, where they came from, how they work, how they go wrong, etc. ...Read more

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Why would someone need a cyst fluid cytology?

Why would someone need a cyst fluid cytology?

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

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What does a urine cytology look for?

What does a urine cytology look for?

Cancer cells: It looks for evidence of cancer cells, usually to make the diagnosis of bladder cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there are suspicious cells in a urine cytology?

What does it mean if there are suspicious cells in a urine cytology?

It is not specific.: It may indicate a malignancy in the urinary tract however these changes can also be observed with infections and inflammatory reactions. Please follow up with the doctor that ordered the urine cytology. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

Can pneumonia cause atypical cells in a sputum cytology?

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

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What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

What is meant by ENDOCX/SQ. MET CELLS : Present in the gynaecology cytology result?

Cervix: Endocervical cells present means smear is sufficient for evaluation (result). Squamous metaplasia is very common, not to be worried. ...Read more

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Are fna's - even w/ flow cytology - useless for diagnosing lymphoma?

Are fna's - even w/ flow cytology - useless for diagnosing lymphoma?

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

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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?

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

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Why would doctor order urine cytology? What would ithe results show?

Why would doctor order urine cytology? What would ithe results show?

Urine cytology: This is a test that looks for cancerous cells in a urine sample. ...Read more

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I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. What should I do?

I have to take a urine cytology teat and I am menstruating. What should I do?

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

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Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Can you have a cytology done to see if there are cancer cells in urine?

Yes, but...: Many cancers do not shed their cells into the urine. The decision to pursue a further workup in the absence of a positive urine cytology is your physician's, with your input of course. If I had new hematuria, i'd have imaging even with negative cytology. Good luck. ...Read more

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One episode gross hematuria 2 months ago no subsequent micro or macro hematuria, with 7 micros. Cytologies negative. 69 years. Complete workup?

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

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Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Why is bladder cancer cytology positive and HPV negative?

Different issues: Hpv infection has not been shown to cause bladder cancer, therefore bladder/urine cytology and hpv infection are unrelated. ...Read more