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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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I have been diagnosed with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. What can I expect?

I have been diagnosed with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia. What can I expect?

Hopefully nothing se: There is no immediately serious problems. But you need regular check ups as this can sometimes get worse and change into cancer. But it is a slow process when it happens and it can be easily detected by you and your monitoring doctor. You should have once yearly check ups for a minimum. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with infiltrative ductal carcinoma (breast)? What happens next?

I have just been diagnosed with infiltrative ductal carcinoma (breast)?  What happens next?

Several steps: The surgeon will discuss options for breast surgery. You may chose conservation or mastectomy. If there is plan for a lumpectomy a sentinel lymph node sample might be suggested. Your tumor will be tested for her-2, hormone receptors, and sometimes for an oncotype test to determine the best preventative treatment. The team should review all of the options. A genetics test might also be suggested. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with intestinal metsplasia 2 years ago. I had another gastroscope recently and apparently I don't have IM any more! Is IM reversible?

I  was diagnosed with intestinal metsplasia 2 years ago. I had another gastroscope recently and apparently I don't have IM any more! Is IM reversible?

Yes: Metaplasia is just a term meaning a mild to moderate change in cellular structure on the way to dysplasiayet is closer to cancer. So metaplasia is reversible. We see it classically in Barrett's esophagus that can be healed over long-term use of proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed Glandular Hyperplasia with Focal Atypia and my doc suggests for Hysterectomy immediately what you say?

I have been diagnosed Glandular Hyperplasia with Focal Atypia and my doc suggests for Hysterectomy immediately what you say?

Maybe not always: uterine lining hyperplasia with atypia has a small chance of turning into uterus lining cancer, or actually hiding a small cancer already. So, yes, a hysterectomy is one option, but for some people that want to avoid hysterectomy, it is also ok to just get a D and C with hysteroscopy ( look inside). that way all the lining gets removed and tested. You will need to followup if that comes back ok. ...Read more

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I have just recieved my pathological report and I have been diagnosed with stage t1n0m0 breast cancer my tumor being 1.2 CM big. Can chemo be avoided?

I have just recieved my pathological report and I have been diagnosed with stage t1n0m0 breast cancer my tumor being 1.2 CM big. Can chemo be avoided?

Need more informatio: There is a lot more to assess before it is decided u need chemo or not what is your age are u post menopausal ? What is the er , pr and her2 status of the timeout then we can decide u need chemo or not. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa and was told there was no cure. I have cystic acne and was told thats why. How can i manage?

I was just diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa and was told there was no cure. I have cystic acne and was told thats why. How can i manage?

Surgical excision: might be only option, if all medical treatments have been unsuccessful. Consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had my whole thyroid removed for i was diagnosed having follicullar variant of papiilary carcinoma now my reports are clear but my TSH is 0.004?

Great: That's where you want your tsh. Your "normal" levels are different from the normal levels on the lab slip, as you need to be suppressed so that you don't stimulate any thyroid growth. Make sure you're on brand name T4 replacement and your doctor keeps close tabs on your level. Also check your serum thyroglobulin, which can be a thyroid cancer tumor marker and ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia years ago, but my recent MRI shows normal, could i really have schizophrenia or is it something else?

I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia years ago, but my recent MRI shows normal, could i really have schizophrenia or is it something else?

Symptoms change: I would recommend a reevaluation if you're uncertain. Just because you were diagnosed years ago, doesn't mean the symptoms or disorder hasn't changed. Perhaps it is in a remitted state. Perhaps you have learned to manage symptoms so well they are no longer troubling you. Reevaluations in psych are quite common and part of the process in treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with IBS and I have been told I have a positive ana, what does that mean?

I was recently diagnosed with IBS and I have been told I have a positive ana, what does that mean?

Probably nothing.: ANA is a non-specific test seen in numerous illnesses as well as in healthy people. By itself, it has no prognostic significance except in juvenile idiopathic arthritis. It is a frequent incidental finding when broad work ups are done for non-specific symptoms. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lazy ovary but i speculate i may have endometriosis. My older sister had it. Is it hereditary?

I was diagnosed with lazy ovary but i speculate i may have endometriosis. My older sister had it. Is it hereditary?

What's 'lazy ovary?": You may be aware endometriosis is diagnosed only by surgery. Yes it is 'partly' hereditary, it seems to be more frequent in relatives but the exact inheritance is not known. ...Read more

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I was told had prostatic hyperplasia in a ultrasonography examination . I have never had sex.So, how can I do?Thx~~

I was told had prostatic hyperplasia in a ultrasonography examination . I have never had sex.So, how can I do?Thx~~

One possibility: A pitfall that may occur when a young man is being examined is that the large volume of prostatic fluid may fool the examiner. Both this and prostatic hyperplasia (an old man's concern) produce a symmetrically enlarged prostate. If you'd gone for a few days without masturbating, this is the likely explanation. Congratulations too on saving yourself for that one special girl -- excellent move! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed "empty sella syndrome" what should I expect/do now?

I have been diagnosed "empty sella syndrome" what should I expect/do now?

Test and reassure: Hi. Empty sella syndrome is most often associated with normal pituitary function. You should see an endocrinologist to be tested for pituitary hormone insufficiency (and/or elevated prolactin due to pituitary stalk effects). Empty sella may be associated with increased intracranial pressure, and the "empty sella" is due to CSF pushing into the sella from above. Usually not a problem. ...Read more

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If I had idiopathic PE a year ago and it was caused by pancreatic cancer would I have symptoms of PC yet? Just scared I have PC.

If I had idiopathic PE a year ago and it was caused by pancreatic cancer would I have symptoms of PC yet? Just scared I have PC.

Not pancreas cancer: While deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is common as a complication of pancreatic cancer, it is VERY rare for that to be the first sign of the disease. You are not at above-average risk of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 2 years ago treatment successful but symptoms have returned what do I do now?

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 2 years ago treatment successful but symptoms have returned what do I do now?

That is simple: If that is really the case go back to see your doctor asap. You are in the age that if they kill the gland with radioactive iodine you will never have to a problem except that you will have to take a pill every day. ...Read more

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When i was diagnosed with COPD i had 23%. How is it posslbe that i now have 50%?

When i was diagnosed with COPD i had 23%. How is it posslbe that i now have 50%?

Possibilities...: It is possible that when you were first diagnosed, there was also a component of reversible bronchospasm present. Once that reversible component reversed, either on its own or with treatment, your lung function increased to the 50%. Another possibility is that you were still smoking at the time of the initial test and you have since quit, thus increasing your lung function! good news! ...Read more

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I have focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver, diagnosed 2 years ago. Today I have mild/moderate RUQ pain. Has it possibly ruptured?

I have focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver, diagnosed 2 years ago. Today I have mild/moderate RUQ pain. Has it possibly ruptured?

No: The nodular liver lesions don't rupture. You don't describe the pattern of your pain, or your surgical history, but gallbladder disease is a common cause of RUQ pain. ...Read more