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Medicine For 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a biopsy report for atypical ductal hyperplasia, are benign margins the same as clear margins. Or does it mean more adh (vasopressin)
Breastduct excision fibrocystic changes, ductal hyperplasia w/o atypical, apocrine metaplasia, dilated benign ducts with thermal artifact. This means what?
All of the changes in your breast are benign and there is no cancer.
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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
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
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
Past kidney ca ultrasound show 3 possible focal nodular hyperplasia on liver and swollen common bile duct. Should I be worried?
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 and duct is enlarged by 4.4mm. Doc gave medicines and told as my age increases it will be cured????
I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 11 years ago, but I prefer to follow a naturopathic doctor, may I know your opinion about naturophatic medicine?
No: People should stick with our regular allopathic medicine. There are as many ways to practice regular allopathic medicine as there are doctors. Each doctor is a little different in personality and practice style. After all, we're all human. I don't recommend any other types of "doctors". ...Read more
Taking medicine to dissolve gall stone, will it create blockage in bile duct or along the path? Advice me.
Not usually: The standard treatment for gallstone removal is to remove where they are formed: the gallbladder. Other means may be used to dissolve gallstones, such as pills, lithotripsy, or even "gallbladder flushes": these all fail to permanently solve the problem, and, in the case of the "flush", may be dangerous if stones get stuck in the bile duct. Thankfully, surgery is usually out-pt, safe, and easy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could anybody suggest medicine for parotid gland infection swelling and how to clear gland duct stone with out operation?
Parotid stone: Make sure you are on antibiotics if there is swelling. Also stay well hydrated (drink plenty water), take NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen scheduled doses for 1-2 weeks, and encourage daily salivation to get the gland working - hard lemon candy or lemon wedges 3 times per day. ...Read more