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I have a culture proven candida overgrowth due to 5 years of taking broad spectrum antibiotics for acne. After taking a year of Amphotericin B troches and 3 months of nasal spray for oral and nasopharnyx/sinus candida my ID doctor prescribed Voriconazol

Incomplete question!: There is a 150 character limit, and your question was cut off. Please ask again, and know we won't be able to track your previous question. So keep the question brief but complete, but there is a place to list your meds and medical problems, which will help. ...Read more

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Cervical Culture (Definition)

Cervical cultures are performed by swabbing the secretion or discharge on the cervix or vaginal and allow it to be grown in culture. Yeast is one of the infectious agents that can cause an infection in the vagina (there are many others). This is one of the most common causes of infection, and candida is the most common species. However, bacteria and viruses are also tested for ...Read more


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Nasopharynx cancer, what to do?

Nasopharynx cancer, what to do?

Get treatment!: I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You should get treatment at a center that has specialists for head and neck cancer, typically an academic hospital. Fortunately, you live in Boston and there are several options. ...Read more

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How is nasopharynx cancer treated?

How is nasopharynx cancer treated?

It varies: Surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy will be required. Hope that a good result is obtained. ...Read more

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What does a congested nasopharynx indicate on an x-ray?

X-ray: Difficult to diagnose much on x-ray can mean swollen glass or other. Ct or MRI more diagnostic if there is suspicion of pathology. ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival for a nasopharynx cancer patient?

What are the chances of survival for a nasopharynx cancer patient?

Depends: It depends on several factors with the most important being the stage. This is determined by what the cancer is invading in the nasopharynx, whether there are lymph nodes involved, and whether is has spread to other organs. Other factors include your age and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Two small soft tissue masses found in my nasopharynx. what is the chance they are cancer given that my brother has been diagnosed for NPC recently?

Unlikely: But possible. Brother with NPC does not really raise your risk unless of course you share the same risk factors. Your doc should have been able to look at these on CT scan or on nasopharyngoscope and give you a better read. A good look is better than any risk factor analysis.... ...Read more

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Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Nasopharynx related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma?

Yes: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a cancer of te nasopharynx- the uppermost of the pharynx bordered by the nasal cavity anteriorly, base of skull superiorly, eustacian tube laterally, soft palate inferiorly. Due to its location in close proximity to the base of skull/cavernous sinus, nasopharyngeal cancer is not typically managed with surgical resection, and requires chemotherapy and radiation. ...Read more

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What does a "mild prominence of adenoids in the posterior nasopharynx" indicate?

What does a "mild prominence of adenoids in the posterior nasopharynx" indicate?

Size of adenoids: Adenoids can vary in size from mild, moderate, to severe. In general the largest adenoids are more prone to cause symptoms from nasopharyngeal obstruction. ...Read more

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Nasopharynx cancer (npc)! My father has npc second stage. Is there a cure? What are his odds of survival?

Nasopharynx cancer (npc)! My father has npc second stage. Is there a cure? What are his odds of survival?

Good: Nasopharynx cancer is easily treated. In second stage therei are cervical lymph nodes but when high in neck it is easy to encompass a field where the pharyngeal lesion is hit by cross RT beams and the neck also treated with RT. Chemo is then given which in most instances is successful. Surgery most of the time is not indicated. ...Read more

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Feels like a lot of phlegm in nasopharynx. Been trying steam and allergy medicine. Nothing is helping. What can I do?

Feels like a lot of phlegm in nasopharynx. Been trying steam and allergy medicine. Nothing is helping. What can I do?

Steroids: If you are having congestion then saline spray/wash may help and also local steroids such as flonase can be tried. If you have symptoms of sinusitis (fever, sinus pain) then you may need to see a doctor for possible antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have, as an adult, a "rather large" amount of lymphatic tissue in the nasopharynx? Nasal channels "normal" after endoscopy.

What does it mean to have, as an adult, a "rather large" amount of lymphatic tissue in the nasopharynx? Nasal channels "normal" after endoscopy.

Adenoid hypertrophy: It sounds like your ENT likely saw large adenoids on nasal endoscopy. The adenoid pad is formed by lymphatic tissue and exists on the back wall of the space behind your nasal cavities. Adenoid enlargement is common in young children but unusual in adults. Causes can include chronic infection (common) HIV, lymphoma, or other tumor. Your ENT could perform a biopsy if it looked at all suspicious. ...Read more

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My X-Ray report's Impression states that: soft tissue mass indenting the anterior margin of nasopharynx. Suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy. What's it?

My X-Ray report's Impression states that: soft tissue mass indenting the anterior margin of nasopharynx. Suggestive of adenoid hypertrophy. What's it?

Enlarged adenoids: Adenoid tissue , part of immune system, resides in nasopharynx. Can enlarge and cause mouth breathing, airway obstruction, chronic ear infections and sometimes associated with sinus disease. ,Adenoids and tonsils are sometimes removed if chronic issues impair patients health. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had a tonsillectomy adenoidectomy and nasopharynx can you please tell me what the nasopharynx is please?

My 5 year old had a tonsillectomy adenoidectomy and nasopharynx can you please tell me what the nasopharynx is please?

Upper throat area: The oropharynx is the portion of one's throat that is visible when one opens his mouth widely. The nasopharynx is the part of the throat above what is visible, and is above the soft palate, so one cannot see the nasopharynx when looking into the mouth. A nice diagram is at: https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/nasopharynx ...Read more

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Had nasal scope done 1.5 years ago, dr saw small cyst in nasopharynx--retention cyst? Horrible allergies all year long... Likely the cause?

Had nasal scope done 1.5 years ago, dr saw small cyst in nasopharynx--retention cyst? Horrible allergies all year long... Likely the cause?

Probably not but: First see your allergist to be examined and start initial treatment....There are many very good, safe medications. If you don't improve, ask them to send you back to the ENT to be re-checked. ...Read more

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What is prominent lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx and oropharynx, and 1.5cm lymph node in the anterior and posterior cervical chain means, help?

Ct report?: I presume this is on a ct report or mri. It means the adenoid tissue in nasopharyngeal area and tonsil and/or base of tongue tissue is enlarged or prominent. It is a description of findings but not really anything unusual. The lymph nodes are slightly enlarged in the front (anterior) and back(posterior) drainage pathways in the neck. ...Read more

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Mucosal irregularity in the posterior wall of nasopharynx is a normal finding or its dangerous? My ENT said its normal, but google makes me scared.

Mucosal irregularity in the posterior wall of nasopharynx is a normal finding or its dangerous? My ENT said its normal, but google makes me scared.

Trust your ENT: Yes, the mucosal irregularity could be caused by really bad things, but don't you think your ENT would be checking for those very things? Apparently they weren't there. If still concerned, identify the 2-3 most fearful things (infection? cancer?) from your Google search. Then ask your ENT what their features are. If you don't have them then no worries. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Relatively large soft tissue shadow seen in the nasopharynx upon nasopharyngeal air column leaving a small residual part ant.In child? May be adenoid

Relatively large soft tissue shadow seen in the nasopharynx upon nasopharyngeal air column leaving a small residual part ant.In child? May be adenoid

Adenoids: Most likely you are describing x-ray findings in a child which does sound like enlarged adenoids. More information would be needed to give you a more detailed response. Discuss the findings with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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For a Radiologist, what is the signal intensity (hyper/hypo) of lymphoid tissue around the nasopharynx on T1 MRI sagittal view?

For a Radiologist, what is the signal intensity (hyper/hypo) of lymphoid tissue around the nasopharynx on T1 MRI sagittal view?

T1 weighted: Refers to the time constant of longitudinal rate of return to normal of excited protons created by external radio frequency application. This can have different interpretations depending upon the tissue being imaged. Best talk to the ordering radiologist before getting too many opinions that may cause unnecessary concern. ...Read more

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What to do about nasopharynx cancer(npc)! my father has npc second stage.whats the survival rate for this cancer and is it curable?

What to do about nasopharynx cancer(npc)! my father has npc second stage.whats the survival rate for this cancer and is it curable?

About 60% survival: Nasopharynx Ca probably caused by the EBV virus arises in the posterior throat area just behind the nose. When localized it is easily treated by radiation therapy. When it spreads to the cervical nodes chemo such as the platinums are added. Here survival dropos to the 40% level. With newer drugs the survival however is improving. ...Read more

Hsv Culture (Definition)

An hsv culture is a microbiology test to determine the presence of live virus in a sample - such as a swab from a herpes skin lesion. The test involves growing the herpes simplex virus in a petri dish that has susceptible cells growing in it. If the virus grows in those living cells, then characteristic changes in the culture plate occur and ...Read more


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Urinalysis With Reflex To Culture (Definition)

It is a routine test on urine which tests for concentration of urine with specific gravity, screening for glucose, protein, blood, nitrites which is a screening test for infection.And microscopic exam for white blood cells ...Read more