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

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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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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Outdated term: "atypical pneumonia" is actually very common, but differs from the "textbook" description of acute onset symptoms with a very predictable x-ray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 Aboutâ„¢ - 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?

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 Aboutâ„¢ - 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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