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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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Pap test normal and mammogram with only fibrocystic breast condition.Menses needed regulated with progesterone but now it is making it worse. Options?

Pap test normal and mammogram with only fibrocystic breast condition.Menses needed regulated with progesterone but now it is making it worse. Options?

Yes: Progesterone definitely has significant effects on some women's breast tissue. Some women are more sensitive to Progesterone than others and this could definitely be the situation in your case. If you're done having children, what about endometrial ablation? Or an iud? These could help with periods and obviate the need for progesterone. ...Read more

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I scheduled an appointment to get three tests done: pap smear, mammogram and cholesterol testing. What can I expect?

I scheduled an appointment to get three tests done: pap smear, mammogram and cholesterol testing. What can I expect?

3 different tests: Cholesterol test is bloodwork. You will go to the blood lab for them to draw a tube of blood. Mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer typically start at age 40 unless you have a problem or are at high risk. Breasts are compressed in the mammogram machine and xrays taken (2 per breast usually). Pap -speculum inserted into vagina and cells scraped from cervix to test for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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I had a suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells with pap smear. I amscheduled for further mamo and another pap. The 2 togethter worrisome or coincident?

I had a suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells with pap smear. I amscheduled for further mamo and another pap. The 2 togethter worrisome or coincident?

Mammogram/Pap: They are most likely coincidental. A suspicious mammogram and abnormal cells in pap are findings on these screening tests, and they don't confirm the presence of cancer. But rarely certain types of breast cancer can metastasize to the uterine cervix. You definitely do need to follow up and find out what these findings really are. ...Read more

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What is another check-up a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

What is another check-up a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Pelvic exam: A woman over 35 needs a pelvic exam including a bimanual and rectovaginal examination yearly. Your pap smear, if normal, may not need to be yearly. ...Read more

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Which is the other thing a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Which is the other thing a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Depends on age: At your age you need pap but if the pap is normal 2-3 years in a row you can do it less often. Mammogram is recommended after age 50. You may wish to check blood lipids, blood sugar and take vaccinations as needed. See this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/. ...Read more

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If I go to the doctor, when do they have to do a pelvic exam/pap smear/mammogram?

If I go to the doctor, when do they have to do a pelvic exam/pap smear/mammogram?

Yearly mammogram: It is recommended that women over 40 get a yearly mammogram with a clinical breast examination. As far as the frequency of pelvic exam and pap smear it would be best to check with your primary health care provider or gynecologist. Perhaps another expert on HealthTap can answer that for you. ...Read more

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My platelets have been at 478 and WBC at 13 for a year. Im healthy but tired. Bmb, blood test, pap, mammogram good. What can it be.

My platelets have been at 478 and WBC at 13 for a year. Im healthy but tired. Bmb, blood test, pap, mammogram good. What can it be.

See specialist.: Persistent high WBC and tiredness would likely need a review by a hematologist/oncologist first. If cleared by him/her then you may need to see a rheumatologist or an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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My platelets have been at 478 and WBC at 13 for a year. Im healthy but tired. Bmb, blood test, pap, mammogram good. What can it be?

My platelets have been at 478 and WBC at 13 for a year. Im healthy but tired. Bmb, blood test, pap, mammogram good. What can it be?

Fatigue is common...: Your platelet count and WBC are minimally elevated, and i doubt they have anything to do with your symptoms. The list of causes of fatigue is very long. Some other common causes of fatigue that i see in my practice include under active thyroid, depression / stress, and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

Kidney diseases include hereditary problems such as polycystic kidney disease, structural abnormalities, infections, cancer, and damage to kidneys due to other medical conditions ...Read more