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What does "reactive Epithelial Cell Changes" mean?

What does "reactive Epithelial Cell Changes" mean?

Reaction to injury: Many body structures have an inner lining, somewhat like a "skin" on their service. This is true of the airway or the Gut. This "skin" is made up of a lining cell called epithelium. When these body parts are exposed to irritation or injury there can be changes in the lining cells that reflect evidence of this injury or irritation that are not very specific for any one disease, called reactive. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation

What does this mean? Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation

Immune response: It just means there is evidence of an immune system response. Without further details it's not possible to speculate more about the cause. ...Read more

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28wks preg. Babys movt pattern changed. Kicking 5 hourly when active bt less intense and softer kicks. Had NST was reactive. Is my baby safe hr 150-160bpm

28wks preg. Babys movt pattern changed. Kicking 5 hourly when active bt less intense and softer kicks. Had NST was reactive. Is my baby safe hr 150-160bpm

Fetal movement: As the baby continues to get bigger, the quality of movement will change. You will experience more rolling type activity than all the punches you experienced when the baby was smaller and had more room. ...Read more

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In 2015 they found focal adenomatous changes should I have another colonoscopy?

In 2015 they found focal adenomatous changes should I have another colonoscopy?

Contact doctor: You will need to contact the doctor and find out what the recommendation is for your case since whether you need another one in less than 5 years will depend on the risk (family history, size and number of polyps etc). ...Read more

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Satisfactory for evaluation. Endocervical cells are present Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation?

Satisfactory for evaluation. Endocervical cells are present Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation?

Irritated Cervix: "Satisfactory for evaluation Endocervical cells are present" means that it was a good sample and contains the proper cells for evaluation. "Reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation" means that inflammation is present. Cervical inflammation can result from simple irritation or an infection on the cervix. It doesn't mean there is any cancer or pre-cancer there. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why would a person's pupils stay constricted, i.E., not reactive to light? No medicinal changes have been made, and there has been no trauma.

Why would a person's pupils stay constricted, i.E., not reactive to light? No medicinal changes have been made, and there has been no trauma.

Not a problem: It would likely depend on if this is something new (acute) or has been present for a long time. As long as they are equal in size that is ok. Pupils will be smaller in bright sunlight than in a dimly lite room. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound today and it said. "Consistent with diffuse fatty changes, no focal lesions noted" what does this means please explain bit more. Thnz?

I had ultrasound today and it said. "Consistent with diffuse fatty changes, no focal lesions noted" what does this means please explain bit more. Thnz?

Fatty changes: Fatty changes in the liver, or fatty infiltration of the liver, is essentially what it sounds like....fat deposition in the liver. It is a common finding, sometimes there is no cause (idiopathic). Other times associated with obesity, steroids and other medications, and a variety of other things. It is a benign and often reversible condition. Talk to your doctor about potential causes. ...Read more

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What do benign reactive changes in pap test mean?

What do benign reactive changes in pap test mean?

Nothing to worry abo: If the changes are benign, that means there is no sign of cancer. So you can relax and be happy. Reactive does not mean anything special...So you can ignore it. ...Read more

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Are focal seizures caused by hormonal change?

Are focal seizures caused by hormonal change?

Could be provoked: The hormonal issues can increase likelihood of seizure activity, but are not the underlying cause. Therefore, you need to be evaluated for a focal brain lesion, metabolic imbalance, toxins, medication side effects, contact with recreational drugs, vitamin deficiencies, chronic infections, etc. ...Read more

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What are the causes of reactive end plate changes in the cervical spine?

What are the causes of reactive end plate changes in the cervical spine?

Aging/activity: As we get older we develop some degree of osteoarthritis in many of our joints. The speed of these changes depends on the wear and tear/trauma or how much activity we have and are enduring. Reactive endplate changes may be considered some of the earliest changes in osteoarthritis we can get. In my opinion theses are common in people in their 40's and do not mean severe disease is going to occur. ...Read more

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Will weight loss cause a change in focal density on a mammogram?

Will weight loss cause a change in focal density on a mammogram?

Usually not: Losing weight can reduce the overall fat content of the breast tissue but this will cause a generalized increase in breast density that should be seen on both sides. ...Read more

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Pap smear shows severe reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation. What does it mean?

Treat infection and: Re do pap. Cervicitis may result in the findings you stated. It would be prudent to treat the inflammation and repeat the pap once infection has cleared. ...Read more

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About papsmear, it says reactive cellular changes associated with acute mild inflammation. Atrophy. What does it means?

About papsmear, it says reactive cellular changes associated with acute mild inflammation. Atrophy. What does it means?

Not cancer: Please consult your doctor to find out why you may have inflammation. The cause of inflammation should be treated. Follow your doctor's advice for subsequent care. The results are not cancer. ...Read more

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: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion identified.?

: Slightly coarse and heterogeneous hepatic parenchymal echotexture without substantial change. No focal lesion identified.?

More to it than this: This looks to be part of a report of an ultrasound and this portion of the report is discussing the echotexture pattern of the liver. Nothing in what you posted is very concerning. No focal lesion identified is a good thing, but the whole report including reason study done would be more helpful. Please discuss findings with doctor who ordered it for you. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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What does enhancement pattern appears homogeneous and no focal signal changes on T2 images of the Pituitary mean on a MRI report of the pituitary?

What does enhancement pattern appears homogeneous and no focal signal changes on T2 images of the Pituitary mean on a MRI report of the pituitary?

Pituitary MRI: This is a radiological description of a normal pituitary gland. Homogenous simply means that there are no focal enhancing lesions that would suggest tumor. The pit. Gland is highly vascular and readily enhances or "lights up" with IV contrast ...Read more

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Hi, can you please explain if a coploscopy finding is immature squamous metaplasia with reactive changes, is this is cance; do I need a cone biopsy?

Hi, can you please explain if a coploscopy finding is immature squamous metaplasia with reactive changes, is this is cance; do I need a cone biopsy?

Seems like..: The findings are positive.
Seems like you need a biopsy, and there is no reason to panic. This is not a procedure that is major, and you can know what is really happening and treat it accordingly ...Read more

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Good day, I just wnt to ask the result of my papsmear. As per descriptive diagnoses, there is a bacteria. Coccobacilli. Reactive changes:inflammation?

Good day, I just wnt to ask the result of my papsmear. As per descriptive diagnoses, there is a bacteria. Coccobacilli. Reactive changes:inflammation?

Need to tx condition: If you have a positive finding on your pap smear that involves bacteria, it's best to follow the advice of your ob/gyn, who can recommend treatment. Take the full course recommended. ...Read more

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What is COLONIC MUCOSA WITH FOCAL REACTIVE FEATURES,?

What is COLONIC MUCOSA WITH FOCAL REACTIVE FEATURES,?

Non-specific: This is best interpreted along with the clinical presentation, exam, and pathological finding. ...Read more

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My pap smear result says "reactive changes due to inflammation". What does it means?

My pap smear result says "reactive changes due to inflammation". What does it means?

Generally: The purpose of a pap smear is to find precancerous cells so the problem can be remedied. This is not precancerous. If your chlamydia test and gonnerea tests were negative, you have no pain or discharge, it the pathologists way if saying "there could be an infection, we're not sure" it doesn't mean there is one and most often not. Generally it's an incidental finding. ...Read more

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Pap smear result is reactive cellular changes associated with inflammation (includes typical repair)?

Normal: That is a perfectly normal pap smear result. No worries. Abnormal pap smears will mention hpv present, dysphasia, neoplasia or carcinoma. Your pap indicates none of these. It's findings are normal. ...Read more

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What does this mean A right plantar calcaneal spur is present without reactive change. Os trigonum on the right shows cysts and a spur?

What does this mean A right plantar calcaneal spur is present without reactive change. Os trigonum on the right shows cysts and a spur?

Nothing w/o symptoms: You need to relay your symptoms to a podiatrist (foot doctor) before interpreting any scan / test. It sounds like this X-ray shows some bony growth in the right heel (calcaneal spur) that's not causing any inflammation (reactive change). The trigonum bone in the foot has fluid pockets & some spurs that'd cause pain on the inside of the foot if it were symptomatic. It could be diabetic Charcot foot ...Read more

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I have history of LEEP 10 yr ago, normal paps since then but all say "reactive cellular changes assoc w/ inflam" neg HPV tests. What is going on??

I have history of LEEP 10 yr ago, normal paps since then but all say "reactive cellular changes assoc w/ inflam" neg HPV tests. What is going on??

Probably nothing: Probably nothing. There is no evidence of malignancy or pre-cancer. Your physician should screen for infection but that is probably being done already. I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size 1.6 x 0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node. Should I be worried? 3 years now

Ovoid subcutaneous hypoechoic focal lesion size 1.6 x 0.9 echogenic central hilum. Minimally enlarged reactive node. Should I be worried? 3 years now

Biopsy.: It is not possible to determine malignant metastasis solely via ultrasound of lymph nodes, but some are more suspicious than others. Best to do a fine needle aspiration or excisional biopsy depending on where it is.

http://www. Orlfrance. Org/college/biblio/Bibliographies_Reco_chirurgie_ganglionnaire/Lymph%20Node%20sonography. Pdf ...Read more