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My sister was diagnosed with anll. What does this mean?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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My sister was diagnosed with anll. What does this mean?

ANLL=AML: First of all, I am sorry for your sister. Anll or more commonly known as acute myelogenous leukemia- is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common cause of acute leukemia- about 80%. Symptoms are caused by supression of normal blood cells by the leukemic cells-will include fever, fatigue, bleeding, bone pain etc. Treatment will be combination of chemotherapy +/- transplant if indicated. ...Read more

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Anll (Definition)

Also known as AML, acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells (called myeloid) cells formed in bone marrow. It often occurs in late adult or elderly patients and has usually a short development phase (hence acute). Symptoms of AML include easy bleeding or bruising or tiny red flecks on the skin ("petechiae") from low platelets; pale skin, fatigue or shortness of breath from anemia (low red blood cells); or infections (from low numbers of ...Read more


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My daughter was diagnosed with macrocephaly. What does this mean?

My daughter was diagnosed with macrocephaly. What does this mean?

Big head: Macro=big, cephaly=head.This is just a label for someone with a larger than expected head, which at least 3-5% of the normal population will have. It is usually genetic, with one or both parents affected. There are some medical conditions that can also cause the head to be large which can be sorted out by a physician. For most, it just makes finding a hat that fits difficult. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

Enlarged prostate: It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged. It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted. If it gets worse a person may not be able to urinate leading to kidney obstruction. It is treated by medicines. When severe, surgery is helpful. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia. What does this mean?

Outdated term: "atypical pneumonia" is actually very common, but differs from the "textbook" description of acute onset symptoms with a very predictable x-ray appearance. The designation is not useful. It tells us little about the causative bug(s), and treatment is not determined by the x-ray or acuity of symptoms. Currently, a more useful term used to guide treatment decisions is community acquired pneumonia. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. What does this mean?

Brain Infection: Brain abscesses are infections in the brain. Like a boil on skin. Bacteria and fungi are the most likely causes. Treated with antibiotics and when necessary drainage. Bugs get into brain from blood flow, sinus infections and through fractures. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with congenital abnormalities. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with congenital abnormalities. What does this mean?

Congenital abnormali: Congenital means you were born with the abnormailty. It was not aquired as an illness it was there all the time (since birth). ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma idg. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with multiple myeloma idg. What does this mean?

Plasma cell cancer: From the National Cancer Institute --> What You Need To Know About™ - What is Multiple #Myeloma - via @theNCI http://ow.ly/o7CJR #mmsm and Snapshot: http://ow.ly/ungNs The IgG is the type of immunoglobulin heavy chain involved and can be used to follow the cancer in the blood. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. What does this mean?

Inflamation muscle: Autoimmune disorder of muscles leading to diffuse muscle pain. It is usually identified by abnormal blood tests indicating inflammation such as increased CRP sed rate, and is usually treated with oral steroids like Prednisone it usually responds quickly to higher doses which are then tapered down to the lowest effective dose. The disease may come and go. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with juvenile xanthogranuloma today. What does that mean?

My daughter was diagnosed with juvenile xanthogranuloma today. What does that mean?

JXG: Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a benign, self limiting disease of the skin. It is a form of histicytosis. It usually occurs in the earlymonths of life, more frequently in males, and may clear up by age two ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. What does this mean?

It means: She needs your love and support. Bipolar is a mood disorder characterized by mood swings from depression to mania (too much energy and euphoric mood). Both moods are dangerous! she needs you to help her get the treatment she needs to have stability in her life. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with early Lyme disease. What does this mean?

My sister was diagnosed with early Lyme disease. What does this mean?

She should recover: Lyme disease is caused by a spiral bacteria called borellia burgdorfii. It is transmitted to humans by the bite of ticks which pick it up from the local woodland animals (deer, rodents). It typically causes a circular rash which clears in the center and spreads outwards, but is also responsible for damage to the heart, nervous system and other areas of body. Easily treated if diagnose early. ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with procrastination addiction. What does this mean?

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My sister was diagnosed with procrastination addiction. What does this mean?

Put it off: I will get back to you. Someone who routinely puts off initiating and completing important tasks could be said to be addicted of sorts to that behavior. It can be caused by numerous emotional problems - depression, add, avoidant personality traits/disorder, perfectionism, or even interpersonal agendas. Well-intended family members may take on an overresponsible role in rescuing/chronically remind. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with german measles. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with german measles. What does this mean?

German Measles: Most of the population get vaccinated to this. It will run it's course with him and he needs to keep away from un-vaccinated people. It is more of a problem with pregnant patients who have no immunity because it can cause mental retardation in the baby. ...Read more

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My grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma. What is that?

My grandma was just diagnosed with myeloma. What is that?

Plasma Cell Cancer: From the National Cancer Institute --> What You Need To Know About™ - What is Multiple #Myeloma - via @theNCI http://ow.ly/o7CJR #mmsm and Snapshot: http://ow.ly/ungNs ...Read more

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My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

My sister has angiitis. What does this mean?

Inflammed vessels: Angiitis means inflammation of blood vessels. This also fits into the category of vaculitis. The size pf the inflammed vessel is improtant of deciding therapy. The dianosi can be made by a biopsy - or at times by dye injected into bloods vessels and seeing the x-ray pattrn. The type of angiitis determines the therapy. This can be a very serious illness at times or a not so serious illness. ...Read more

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My mother was diagnosed with those post colonscopy. what does this mean?

My mother was diagnosed with those post colonscopy. what does this mean?

Diagnosed with ?: I think your spellchecker must have changed your question - or I'm missing the first half of the conversation! Please resubmit your question with your mom's diagnosis! :) ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with excessive sleepiness. What does this mean?

My son was diagnosed with excessive sleepiness. What does this mean?

Sleep disorder: There are few causes of daytime sleepiness. One is obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, usually seen in obese individuals and certain other issues, the other cause is narcolepsy. Obviously we need to look into medications, etc wich can cause drowsiness and sleepiness. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with borderline cardiac heart size. What does this mean?

My husband was diagnosed with borderline cardiac heart size. What does this mean?

Heart: Every organ has physical parameters with a range of size considered normal. Borderline cardiac heart size means either at the upper or lower limits of the normal range for size of heart. This doesn't mean something is wrong it just defines where the size falls in the range. Could be normal size and abnormal function etc................ ...Read more

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My sister was diagnosed with anll. What does this mean?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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ANLL=AML: First of all, I am sorry for your sister. Anll or more commonly known as acute myelogenous leukemia- is a cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common cause of acute leukemia- about 80%. Symptoms are caused by supression of normal blood cells by the leukemic cells-will include fever, fatigue, bleeding, bone pain etc. Treatment will be combination of chemotherapy +/- transplant if indicated. ...Read more

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What causes ANLL?

What causes ANLL?

Uncertain: The cause of Leukemia is often difficult to pin point. One known cause is Benzene exposure. Radiation and chemotherapy can also be causative agents in some small percentage of patients. Often the cause remains unknown. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anll?

A blood count: Presuming that this question is asking about how acute leukemia is diagnosed, a blood count is required. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ANLL?

Stage: It depends to stage of disease and age of patients, and usually they have anemia ,tiredness and fever and bruises on body. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of anll?

So what are the symptoms of anll?

Many symptoms: Acute myeloid leukemia can have many symptoms such as fatigue, fevers, sweats, weight loss, easy bruising, bleeding, shortness of breath and frequent infections. It is a very serious illness that requires therapy immediately. ...Read more

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What are the complications of ANLL?

Management: The treatment Of ANLL is directed toward the consequences of bone marrow failure (anemia ,neutropenia ,thrombopenia) and hyperuricemia. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for ANLL?

A few known ones: Most cases diagnosed with AML(ANLL) have no obvious reason or cause that one can pin point. The few know risk factors are prior chemotherapy and prior Radiotherapy use as treatments for Cancer. Benzene exposure is another known risk factor. ...Read more

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What's the significance of having anll?

Acute Leukemia: Anll is generally referred to as aml, acute myeloid leukemia. This is an aggressive leukemia that is life-threatening and needs treatment quickly. You should be seen by a hematologist or oncologist who specializes in the treatment of this type of leukemia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ANLL?

ANLL: Acute nonlymphocytic leukemia is cancer of the blood & bone marrow with excessive immature white blood cells (myeloblasts). ...Read more

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Which treatments for anll are most effective?

Chemotherapy: Anll is usually treated with inpatient chemotherapy except in the very elderly. Once in remission from the leukemia many patients benefit from bone marrow transplant depending on their risk profile. ...Read more

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Is it genes or lifestyle or both that make it likely to get anll?

Both: An old axiom is everyones phenotype (how they appear- their illnesses etc) is due to their genes plus the environment plus the interaction of the 2.... ...Read more

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What are the treatments for ANLL?

Do you Mean for AML?: Abbreviations can be misinterpreted. That is the risk you take. I hope I am on the right track by calling it AML because AML(Acute Myeloid Leukemia) is sometimes called Acute non Lymphoid Leukemia. Please verify this first and then ask a question with full name of the condition that you are interested in knowing about. ...Read more

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My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

My sister has hodgkin's disease. What does this mean?

A blood disorder: Sorry to hear that. Your sister has been diagnosed with a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells. It is very curable with proper treatment including chemotherapy and possibly radiation therapy. Best of luck to your sister. ...Read more

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My sister has dysthymic disorder. What does this mean?

My sister has dysthymic disorder. What does this mean?

Dysthymic Disorder: Dysthymic disorder is a milder condition than major depression.The disability is less. It is not bounded by a distinct cause or time of onset rather being chronic in nature, more like a personality trait. It is characterized by low moods, pessimisstic or negative trend of thinking, lack of enthusiasm, always seeing the glass half empty. Anti depressant drugs may or may not help in this disorder. ...Read more

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Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Why does my sister keep seeing hallucinations? Does this mean she has mental issues?

Are you sure : she seeing things? If she is consistently, get her eyes checked and take her to a psychiatrist. If she is seeing ghosts/energetic forms, take her to a psychologist who is trained in the supernatural/spiritual like myself. ...Read more

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Hello , my sister is 41 years old . She has been diagnosed :amh < 0.1 ng. What does that mean?

Hello , my sister is 41 years old . She has been diagnosed :amh < 0.1 ng. What does that mean?

AMH?: Do you mean Anti-Mullerian hormone levels? If so, very low levels could mean she is menopausal, but it depends on her other symptoms, too. See https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/anti-mullerian-hormone/tab/test/ If that is not the test you mean, please clarify, and give symptoms. Lab work means nothing without knowing why it was ordered and the other symptoms a person is having. ...Read more

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What does small and frail wrists indicate? Does it mean im still growing? No one in my family has tiny wrists except for me and my sister shes 12

What does small and frail wrists indicate? Does it mean im still growing? No one in my family has tiny wrists except for me and my sister shes 12

Variant of normal: Small children have small wrists, but if they appear frail it is possible that the maturation is delayed. This can be determined by an x-ray of the wrist to assess the age of the wrist bones relative to your age. If there is a significant delay, a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist is appropriate. The frailness can also mean that the long bones need to be x-rayed. ...Read more