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Positive ANA (1.8) and multiple nuclear dots...what does this mean and what are any possible diagnoses?

Positive ANA (1.8) and multiple nuclear dots...what does this mean and what are any possible diagnoses?

Most likely nothing: An ANA 1:8 is probably something that you would find in a large part of the population on a regular basis and most of the time means absolutely nothing. Guessing, but it probably shouldn't have been sent to begin with. ...Read more

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Having a host of worsening symptoms, and pcp is dismissive. I requested an Ana test as she seemed to slightly suspect autoimmune and I'm tired of no answers. Results were: few nuclear dots pattern and 1:160 titer. Not sure where to go from here.

See Rheumatology: The ANA (Antinuclear Antibody) Test is used as a screening for autoimmune disease and in particular for Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE). It can be positive in a normal individual and negative in a sick individual. One of it's main utilities is ruling out Lupus. If the ANA is negative, then it is unlikely that you have Lupus but it is still possible. I recommend you see Rheum for workup. ...Read more

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I'm on accutane been clear for 1.5yrs until now. Past 4 months I've been getting some small pink dots. What can I take? Topicals NOT WORKING! Tried s

I'm on accutane been clear for 1.5yrs until now. Past 4 months I've been getting some small pink dots. What can I take? Topicals NOT WORKING! Tried s

Topical: So u were on Accutane systemic? And how long since you stopped and how long were you on it? Topical retinoids (prescription strength) and OCPs might help. Consult with your MD ...Read more

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I'm seeing black dots floating around, is something wrong?

I'm seeing black dots floating around, is something wrong?

See an eye doctor: This starts to occur at a certain age in many people where they see "floaters". Depending on degree your eye doc will have possible solutions for you. ...Read more

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I had a small red dot a bit brown. But I thought it was just from shaving. Now a month later it's grown larger and I'm sure it's not. What is it?

I had a small red dot a bit brown. But I thought it was just from shaving. Now a month later it's grown larger and I'm sure it's not. What is it?

Needs exam: Anytime you have any skin lesion that's changing it's important to show it to someone. You can upload a picture to a doctor online for us to review it.
If it started out red then I'm less concerned about a malignancy but if it's getting larger I would like to see it.
It could be a benign mole, it could be a seborrheic keratosis or a melanoma. ...Read more

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I'm have red dots all over my calves. What could it be?

I'm have red dots all over my calves. What could it be?

Been around chiggers: There are so many possible cause of these symptoms, that it would require dermatologic assessment to narrow this down. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black dot on my tongue this week. Any ideas what it is?

I'm seeing black dot on my tongue this week. Any ideas what it is?

Black dot: Not possible to answer without an examination. Is this swollen, painful, a hard or soft lump? Are you a smoker or do you use snuff or chew? Do you have any other symptoms?
Have this examined by your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have black dots in my vision, what is happening?

I have black dots in my vision, what is happening?

Floaters: A few dots are called floaters and are minor semi-opaque membranes and debris in the vitreous cavity. If your vision is good, and there are no light flashes and you have not received something like a conk to the head, you are probably all right. If you see hundreds of floaters all at once, then you need an evaluation fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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What is a non-dot drug test?

What is a non-dot drug test?

NonDept of Transport: A DOT drug test is a drug test the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires for businesses in the business of transportation. Businesses not regulated by the DOT can pick and choose which substances they check for (a non-DOT drug test). ...Read more

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Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Nothing 100%: Accurate, nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In some diseases nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endo-radiology" because it records radiation emitting from within ...Read more

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White dots around and on my areolas?

White dots around and on my areolas?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why are there white dots on my sunburn?

Why are there white dots on my sunburn?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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If u have black dots on yo head what is it?

If u have black dots on yo head what is it?

Trichophyton: Trichophyton ringworm produces black dots and is the likely cause. This is the hated "black dot ringworm" that spreads through classrooms. Check online and see if this fits. ...Read more

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What are the little white dots on my ankles?

What are the little white dots on my ankles?

White dots: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

What are the limitations of nuclear medicine?

Detailed anatomy: No imaging study has all of the information or answers, however nuclear medicine is especially helpful to identify physiology in the body. That is. The function. What nuclear medicine does not do well is look at the fine details of anatomy. Ct and MRI are great for looking at anatomy. ...Read more

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Advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Functional imaging..: Nuclear imaging allows one to see physiologic function. The use of new nuclear fusion imaging such as pet/ct allows physicians to get the best of both worlds and see anatomy and function simultaneously.

One must always remember that nuclear procedures contribute to a patient's radiation exposure but the benefits of the nuclear procedure usually outweigh the risks of the radiation. ...Read more

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What is the examples of medicine of nuclear medicine?

What is the examples of medicine of nuclear medicine?

Many: Nuclear medicine covers a large number of medical conditions, including diagnosis and some treatments. Scans are routinely done in for the brain, thyroid gland, parathyroid, lung, heart, liver, spleen, bone and other organs. These scans are used to diagnose multiple acute and chronic diseases. Treatment of thyroid disease and some malignancies are also performed in nuclear medicine. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a floating black dot in my vision?

Please help! I have a floating black dot in my vision?

Floaters: Sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". When it pills away, it causes flashes. You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Could the benefits of nuclear medicine outweigh the risks?

Could the benefits of nuclear medicine outweigh the risks?

Certainly: Risk of some irradiation. Dosage usually low and affects grown adult less than child. Certainly finding source of disabling pain or suffering whether gb, bone, kidney, thyroid, myocardium etc important. Always way benefits versus risk. Nuclear medicine tests determine function and physiology which usually not seen by mr, x-ray, ultrasound, or ct. Pet? Ct has bee instrumental in finding occult tumor. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and limitations of nuclear medicine?

Molecular imaging: Nuclear medicine has the ability to examine the molecular basis of disease by using very low levels of radioactivity that targets the disease-specific biomarkers and specific organs. The downside is it uses radioactivity (very little) and has somewhat limited resolution, but the modern scanners are attached to other modalities such as ct or mri. ...Read more

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What causes red dots on the skin?

What causes red dots on the skin?

Angiomas: Location: angiomas may develop anywhere on the body at or near the surface of the skin. Symptoms: angiomas - are benign (non-malignant) tumors that are made up of small blood and lymphatic vessels. Angioma is one of the most commonly occurring of all skin lesions, it does not threaten the health or well-being of an individual and is removed generally for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What is cost of nuclear bone scans?

What is cost of nuclear bone scans?

Depends: Varies by hospital, are you insured? If not then hospital will try to charge you their rack rate. This rate is often heavily discounted after negotiations with insurance companies. Ask the hospital billing dept. ...Read more

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I have red dots on my stomache and back?

Determine cause w: Eval. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Red pinpoint dots on skin and lids. What?

Red pinpoint dots on skin and lids. What?

Angiomas: There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign growth that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and angiokeratomas. The cause of most types of angiomas is not known. Cherry angiomas are due to aging and do not have any known significance. ...Read more

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What are the two 2 brown dots on my ribs?

Uncertain: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the black dots in the skin called?

What is the black dots in the skin called?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more