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I have been diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia. I wasnt told much?

I have been diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia. I wasnt told much?

ADH (vasopressin) - risk marker: Long term, ADH (vasopressin) is a marker for elevated risk (2.5-4x's) and warrants increased screening (?Bmri) and possible chemoprevention. When found on a core biopsy, the standard is for open biopsy obtaining additional tissue to provide context for the pathology to exclude upgrading to dcis. It does not need to be completely excised with margins. ...Read more

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What should be my next step if i'm diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia?

What should be my next step if i'm diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia?

Chemoprevention: There is an increased risk of developing breast cancer associated with a tissue diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia. This risk can be reduced by taking exists or tamoxifen. Please go and consult with a medical oncologist with an interest in breast cancer to discuss the risk and benefits of chemoprevention. ...Read more

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Is atypical ductal hyperplasia common in women?

Is atypical ductal hyperplasia common in women?

Yes.: The presence of abnormal duct cells at the time of a breast biopsy (ADH (vasopressin)) is common. This is not a pre-cancerous condition, however, women with ADH (vasopressin) do have a 2 to 4 fold increased lifetime risk of developing breast cancer as compared to the general population. ...Read more

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Are there natural drugs to take to treat atypical ductal hyperplasia?

Are there natural drugs to take to treat atypical ductal hyperplasia?

I'd choose not to.: A diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia on a biopsy means we need to do surgery to remove the area out. If in case that diagnosis was made on a surgically removed specimen and if it was completely removed then it does not need any additional surgery. Sometimes tamoxifen can be used to follow up as a medical treatment but i would not recommend natural drugs for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly is atypical ductal hyperplasia (adh)?

What exactly is atypical ductal hyperplasia (adh)?

Breast cancer marker: ADH (vasopressin) is an abnormal proliferation of breast duct cells that is benign but is associated with present or future breast cancer. ADH (vasopressin) is suspected on mammograms with microcalcifications and is diagnosed on needle biopsy and usually requires surgical excision. About 30% of excisions for ADH (vasopressin) will show cancer. For the other 70% of women the risk of developing breast cancer over the next 8 years is 3.7%. ...Read more

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Breastduct excision fibrocystic changes,ductal hyperplasia w/o atypical,apocrine metaplasia,dilated benign ducts with thermal artifact.this means what?

Breastduct excision fibrocystic changes,ductal hyperplasia w/o atypical,apocrine metaplasia,dilated benign ducts with thermal artifact.this means what?

No cancer: All of the changes in your breast are benign and there is no cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is macrophages and cytologically bland of ductal hyperplasia?

What is macrophages and cytologically bland of ductal hyperplasia?

Normal: Macrophages are a type of white blood cells (in the blood they are called monocytes). They are known for phagocytosing ('eating') foreign microscopic substances. Ductal hyperplasia is a benign proliferation of ducts usually described in breast biopsies. ...Read more

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Could usual hyperplasia be mistaken for duct ectasia on a breast MRI?

No,: "usual hyperplasia" is a histologic diagnosis made by a pathologist looking at tissue under a microscope. It cannot be identified as such on MRI or any other imaging study. "Duct ectasia" means duct dilatation and can be identified on MRI. ...Read more

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To have a second opinion about the need of removing a fibroadenoma 5.5×5.2×2.4 CM with usual focal hyperplasia ductal in right breast. ?

To have a second opinion about the need of removing a fibroadenoma 5.5×5.2×2.4 CM with usual focal hyperplasia ductal in right breast.  ?

Sure.: It's always OK to get a second opinion, especially when surgery is involved. See a breast surgeon. A breast mass measuring 5cm is quite large, and a biopsy only removes and tests a tiny piece of it. Without removing the whole mass, it's hard to know for sure that it's benign (not cancer). ...Read more

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Hi, I had a lumpectomy last year to find ductal hyperplasia. Last mammogram was fine. Now I'm having heaviness in same breast. Normal?

Hi, I had a lumpectomy last year to find ductal hyperplasia.  Last mammogram was fine.  Now I'm having heaviness in same breast.  Normal?

Need medical checkup: It is not uncommon to have some numbness/heaviness after surgery in any area of your body. This can take up 1 to 2 years to completely normalize. But you should have annual clinical breast examinations with your doctor who did breast surgery and seek his advice. An annual mammogram is also recommended. ...Read more

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Am 19 & my MRCP report shows chronic pancreatitis with 4.4mm pancreatict duct.Doct. Gave medicines and told it will be reduced as my age increases????

Am 19 & my MRCP report shows chronic pancreatitis with 4.4mm pancreatict duct.Doct. Gave medicines and told it will be reduced as my age increases????

Important. Cause ??: The normal Pancreatic Duct should be under 3 mm. Why you duct is dilated is uncertain, My guess is that you had inflammation of pancreas or gall bladder stone in common bile duct. You should be follewed by doctor. ...Read more

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I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

I was told I have a mild borderline bile duct prominence what does that mean?

Probably nothing: A dilated bile duct can indicate passage of stones or pancreatic disease or cancer but a mildly prominent duct may be normal. You should have your study reviewed by a gastroenterologist to determine its significance. ...Read more

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How do u know that one of your ejaculatory duct is blocked n what do u feel while ejaculation? How to diagnose the issue? And treatment?

See below: Typically there will be diminished amount of semen ejaculated and rarely pain. This condition is diagnosed by transrectal ultrasound and cystoscopy. Be aware that some medications (most notably Alpha blockers) can cause diminished ejaculation. ...Read more

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My eyes dry out too quickly. Been told its due to blocked tear ducts/glands. What can I do to unblock them?

Dry eyes: Are due to a deficiency or an imbalance of the three components of your tear film. Ocular surface inflammation can also contribute to the symptoms, but this is not related to blocked tear ducts. Dry eyes are often not curable but can be managed well with various types of drops. You should see your ophthalmologist to discuss these treatment options. ...Read more

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Perscribed 50 tramadols 50mg.Told to take 4/day 1 every 4-6hrs. In that case when do I refill and do I have to take 4? Its for bile duct stonepain.Sos

Perscribed 50 tramadols 50mg.Told to take 4/day 1 every 4-6hrs. In that case when do I refill and do I have to take 4? Its for bile duct stonepain.Sos

Problem: This is a big problem in my practice also. When i write an rx for pain medication and use those open end directions then patients tend think that they must take as directed on the bottle. The key word is adding 'as needed' on the prescription. I would look at the directions as a guideline to the maximal number you should take. If you do not need to take the pain medication, take as needed. ...Read more

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