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Left Atrial Anatomy
Mirror image: The two sides are the same but not identical. One side is the mirror image of the other, just like your right and left hands. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
When I turn my neck to the left I feel like a lump or swollen gland on the right. Can that just be my anatomy or should it be checked?
Exam: This may be a swollen lymph node or a thyroid enlargement or mass. Must be checked and evaluated. ...Read more
I had a brain MRA-MRV, all is normal but there is a note "hypoplasia LEFT TRANSVERSE Gulf REPRESENTS ANATOMY variation. What does this means? Its ok?
It means: It is normal. What you describe is a common normal anatomic variation. ...Read more
What does 'heart - ht/st left' mean on a first trimester scan report? Was found in the fetal anatomy section.
Small lump on tubes (?) going from scrotum to body. Top left side of ball sac. No pain. Is this just my texture/anatomy
Probably Normal: Sounds like you are feeling tiny lymph glans surrounding the vas deferens (the tube that carries the sperm from the testicles to your seminal vesicles A good question to ask is "does it feel the same on both sides?? If YES its probably normal. If NO see your Primary Care Doctor. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
15 yo. Syncope & pots syndrome. Mild ^ aortic artery and mild ^ left ventricle low sa node. What is low sa node? Would anatomy cause the diagnoses
POTs: Pots is a syndrome where there is an exaggerated heart rate response to changes in blood pressure. When the heart rate goes too high, certain reflexes kick in and can then cause low blood pressure and fainting. This condition is typically not caused by an anatomical problem but rather a physiological one. ...Read more
I know my right ear anatomy is the same as the left. My right ear is sore and swollen and when I tug my ear the pain is inevitable. What should I do?
"The bone scan confirmed asymmetric SI joints; however, is likely related to a transitional lumbosacral anatomy at the L5 on the left side." Meaning?
Transitional: Some people have a transitional vertebral body at S1 which appears exactly the same as a lumbar verterbral body. This sometimes can result in asymmetric SI joints, but it is an incidental finding ...Read more
Can feel small pea size lump (not visible) on upper left of scrotum, maybe on the tubes in the area. Cancer or just my anatomy?
Here are some. ..: Most likely & most commonly, what you depicted merely represents the presence of a benign sebaceous cyst - not cancerou, which is harmless and needs no active Rx except at the rare occurrence of superimposed infection leading to a boil. For confirmation, seek a timely pro-evaluation. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Left atrial enlargem: Left atrium is the chamber the blood enters after flowing through the lungs. If its enlarged, there may be problems related to the pressure or volume of blood flow through the chamber. Many things can cause this, best to discuss with your doctor for your specifics. ...Read more
Ecg: What you list are electrocardiographic patterns. Left atrial abnormality suggests the possibility of structural abnormalities of the left atrium. Incomplete right bundle branch block suggests slowing of electrical impulse conduction in the right bundle branch of the conduction system. These findings can be associated with abnormal structure and function but are not diagnostic any specific problem. ...Read more
Seen a cardiologistEcg normal apart from possible left Atrial Enlargement, no further tests done and discharged. Please advise?
72.5 in, 158 lb, 33 yo male. ECHO done 2 years ago, normal, 3.2 cm left atrium, just had another one, was normal, 4.00 cm left atrium. Why different?
Depends when: In the cardiac cycle the "thickness" is measured BOTH are NORMAL (within this variation) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the cause and the size of the chambers. ...Read more