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I have been urinating 15-33x a day for months. UA is clean. Dr. Ordered a urine cytology and ultrasound. What other tests would you recommend?

I have been urinating 15-33x a day for months. UA is clean. Dr. Ordered a urine cytology and ultrasound. What other tests would you recommend?

Urodynamic: If UA is negative. You might need urodynamic to study the bladder function. You might also need cystoscopy to inspect the bladder

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 a medical evaluation which would include test for autoimmune and collagen vascular diseases. The 24 hour urine collection should also be done.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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