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Is Staphylobacillus A Possible Cell Morphology
Test reads squamous epithelial cells analysis is rare. Bacteria is also rare. Not sure what that means?
No worries...: These results (likely for urinalysis) are unremarkable. The term "rare" in this context means "very few in number." In other words, on microscope exam of the urine sample, there were very few bacteria (meaning not worrisome) and you had some squamous cells (very common, skin cells from skin outside of urethra [eg from penis or from your hand in close contact]). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As used in pathology, this is the abnormal shapes and arrangements of organs, tissues, cells, and components of cells that enable the diagnosis of disease and help to understand its impact. Some diseases involve only abnormal function of normal-appearing parts and thus ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a lymphoma be confirmed as a secondary of renal cell carcinoma through biopsy of the lymph node?
See answer: If a lymph node is sufficiently enlarged, it can be biopsied either by needle or surgically in some cases. Definitive pathological analysis will identify any disease. I am unfamiliar with the concept of lymphoma as a "secondary of renal cell carcinoma" as they are distinctly different and unrelated. ...Read more
I would not rely on : Basophils etc are not reliable. Cml diagnosis requires clinical picture of leucocytosis, immature white cells in the peripheral blood and in bone marrow. But most importantly if the WBC count is over 15, 000, i would do cytogenetics and look for philadelphia chromosome . That is th eonly reliable diagnostic test. ...Read more
Very abnormal ct. : I am not sure whther you mean 10, 000 or 100, 000(1 lakh) . If it is 1 lakh definitely is a very abnormal count. See your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Not likely: Atypical lymphocytes may have to do with a viral infection, seen on peripheral blood smear (pbs). Microcytic anemia is a type of anemia where the size of the red blood cells are smaller th an normal; causes would include iron deficiency, thalassemia, lead poisoning, or some form of hemolytic anemia. Are you a med student? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a glio blastoma multeform is detected early, is it possible to resect with a a total successful conclusion.
What is the likelihood of aplastic anemia with a normal CBC but a very low RBC production based on a bone marrow biopsy?
Not really: High blood protein can be seen in different settings like in infections, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, or sometimes in condition like plasma cell disorders. It is not specifically associated with and it is not particularly a sign of hodgkin's lymphoma . If you are concern about your health condition, you should go to see your doctor and discuss in detail with your doctor. ...Read more
How likely is it for a sperm with mutated DNA not acquired from birth to have normal morphology and motility?
Somatic mutation: It happens all the time. Plenty of kids are born with mutations in Dad's gene that Dad himself didn't express. The vast majority of genes in the genome have no impact whatever on how your sperms look or swim. Basically, it's a good thing, as we need a certain rate of mutations to allow our species to adapt. ...Read more
Is bacteroides fragilis considered a regular bacteria that can get anyone, or an opportunistic pathogen?
Somewhere in between: B fragilis is somewhat rare among gut flora- namely the bacteria that usually live in the gut, often less than 1% of the total types of bacteria. It is not opportunistic in the sense that it needs HIV or chemotherapy to do its work, but does need to take advantage of another injury or infection, such as an anal burn, an abcess or an intestinal rupture to cause serious infections. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy and the biopsies showed a change is the cell type, called interstinal metaplasia. What does that mean?
Need follow up: Metaplasia means area of biopsy , did not have normal looking mucosa , cells are changing , it does not mean cancer , still cell are normal cells , if unchecked theses areas may transform to malignant cells , if cluster of cancer cells are formed , if they are not invading to adjacent membrane is called ' in situ cancer ' earliest possible stage .Do not worry just follow your doctors advise , . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an HVS test with result as follows Pus cells is 0.2 hpf,epithelial cells is ++, yeast cells nil, RBC is nil, bactRia is ++?
Biopsy report shows "features are in favour of toxoplasma lymphadenitis. Advised: serological confirmation". What does it mean? Is there a problem?
I assume you had : A lymph node biopsy, and this is the path report. Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by a protozoal organism. The report is suggesting that you get a blood test to see if you have an infection with this organism. Consult with your doctor for specific recommendation regarding diagnosis and further treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common for a child with a lysosome storage disease (unspecified) to have a low white cell count?
Possibly: To answer this question (and to determin the best plan of care for the child), it would be important to determine what type of lysosomal storage disease this child has. These diseases differ from each other in many ways, and may need to be treated differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances a 4mm thyroid nodule with microcalcifications present is malignant? What are the cure and survival rates for a 29 y. O. Male?
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most of your normal b-cells bear this marker. It's typically used in subclassifying malignant lymphomas that have already been diagnosed, in combination with a huge array of other markers, though it can be used to "light up" the distribution of b-cells in non-cancerous tissue as well. It's the target for Rituximab and some other new rx's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?
Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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