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What does small mediastinal nodes are nonspecific mean?

Incidental: Most of the time they are incidental findings with no clinical significance. If the test was done looking for lymph nodes best will be to ask the ordering provider what to do next. ...Read more

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What is the implication of small mediastinal nodes nonspecific?

Many: Unfortunately or fortunately, that is as vague a finding as you can have. It needs to be taken in the context of your general health, history of smoking, any physical finding, and the reason for which your doc ordered the scan. Very often these are benign findings and just need be followed up but your doc will have to decide what to do next. You need to discuss this with him/her. ...Read more

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What's nonspecific urethritis from?

What's nonspecific urethritis from?

NSU, also known as…: …ngu (non-gonococcal urethritis) is most often a disease transmitted by vaginal/oral/ anal sex; may involve chlamydia, trichomonas, or herpes. Occasionally urethritis can be caused by friction (intercourse or masturbation), detergents/ soap, or excess alcohol. Diagnosis reached by eliminating possible causes. ...Read more

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How is nonspecific urethritis diagnosed?

How is nonspecific urethritis diagnosed?

NSU/NGU is diagnosed: By excluding possible causes: gonorrhea, other std's, excessive alcohol or caffeine, allergy to soaps or detergents. In majority of cases, cause is std like chlamydia, trichomonas, or herpes. Testing is done via urine or a specimen swabbed from the end of the urethra. ...Read more

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What causes nonspecific urethritis to develop?

Mycoplasma: Is a less common infectious cause that is not easily diagnosed by looking at the urine or doing a routine urine culture. ...Read more

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What does scattered nonspecific lymph nodes mean?

Vague: It is a very vague description that basically says the lymph nodes look abnormal in some way, but it's minimally abnormal and there is no pattern to the abnormality. Best to discuss with your doctor but usually, clinically this doesn't really mean translate into anything. (i.e. non-diagnostic, not really helpful for guiding treatment either) Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could nonspecific mean in an upper endoscopy?

What could nonspecific mean in an upper endoscopy?

It means:: Nothing in particular, what was seen on the upper endoscopy does not reflect any particular disease, and could represent many things or nothing at all! Depending on the scenario, a biopsy is taken ...Read more

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What does the ultrasound language 'nonspecific' mean?

What does the ultrasound language 'nonspecific' mean?

Non specific: No specific ultrasound findings were present. Findings were not likely pathological and could be caused by a variety of things. ...Read more

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What exactly does "nonspecific" mean in an upper endoscopy?

What exactly does "nonspecific" mean in an upper endoscopy?

Endoscopy: All that "nonspecific" means is that there were not findings that demonstrated a specific diagnosis. This does not mean that there was nothing wrong, it just means that there was nothing found to point in a definite direction. You may need more testing or a trial of medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please explain what does nonspecific mean in an upper endoscopy?

Please explain what does nonspecific mean in an upper endoscopy?

No diagnosis: Usually means sometime mild, of uncertain clinical significance. If something is non-specific, the endoscopist usually takes a biopsy to ensure it is nothing significant indeed. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between nonspecific t wave changes and inverted t-wave?

Is there any difference between nonspecific t wave changes and inverted t-wave?

Not really: Not really. Those are just two different ways to describe the same abnormality seen in the ekg. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between "nonspecific t wave changes" and "inverted t-wave"?

Yes: Non-specific is anything that isn't perfectly normal but not necessarily abnormal. Inverted means it's upside down. That's not non-specific. ...Read more

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What is best prescription for nonspecific itching?

What is best prescription for nonspecific itching?

Itching: Itching can be caused by : medications, thyroid disease, liver disease, kidney disease, anemia, eczema, nerve damage, and even internal malignancy. See your doctor to determine the cause of your itching. ...Read more

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What does nonspecific subcortical and periventricular foci mean?

What does nonspecific subcortical and periventricular foci mean?

It means: There are small areas of MRI signal changes in the white matter of your brain next to the ventricles and grey matter (cortex). Usually this is an incidental, age-related finding. Sometimes it can be a sign of other white matter diseases like MS. The finding has to be correlated with your clinical picture to assess the significance, so talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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What does nonspecific t abnormalities on lateral leads mean on an ecg?

What does nonspecific t abnormalities on lateral leads mean on an ecg?

Medical Diagnostics: This is simply that the t waves seen on this ECG were not normal but they were also not diagnostic of any condition. Ekgs have specific changes that correlate with specific and commonly seen cardiac damage. This is just a way of saying there is nothing here that explains any disease. It is not to be worried over. ...Read more

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Probability of developing diabetes if you have nonspecific neuropathy?

Probability of developing diabetes if you have nonspecific neuropathy?

May not be related.: Nonspecific diabetes does not necessarily lead to having diabetes. ...Read more

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Can any one tell me what is permanent treatment of nonspecific gastritis?

Can any one tell me what is permanent treatment of nonspecific gastritis?

Possibly surgery: It depends on what actually caused the gastritis but very commonly it's from decreased stomach motility and a failing gastroesophageal flap valve that, besides causing reflux (gerd), decreases the strength of the stomach to push the acid out of the stomach. Stomach acid is so strong that if it sits in the stomach too long it even hurts the stomach lining. This can be fixed by fixing the valve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when your t wave changes are nonspecific on an ekg?

Can you tell me what it mean when your t wave changes are nonspecific on an ekg?

Not satisfying: I know my answer won't be satisfying to you, but "non-specific st-t wave changes" mean exactly what they sound like. The ekg has changes that are abnormal but are non-specific, ie they don't diagnose anything. For example, sometimes you don't feel good. You can't describe what's wrong - something is wrong but the problem is "non-specific". You just don't feel normal. ...Read more

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What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

What are the differences between reactive lymph nodes and nonspecific inflammatory lymph nodes?

Not much: Lymph nodes are filters of disease processes and can react to infection, surgery, trauma, and tumor, nonspecific inflammatory nodes are reacting to inflammation of some sort can be tonsilllitis, sore throat, viral infection etc all these nodes are benign and usually will disappear once inciting process has resolved. ...Read more

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I had a paptest and the result shows coccobacilli and nonspecific moderate inflammation, is this cervical ca? : (

No: Based on the information you provided, this result does not indicate cancer, but an inflammatory condition (coccobacilli are bacteria). Gardnerella vaginalis is a coccobacillus that causes bacterial vaginosis. Another coccobacillus that may be found in that location is chlamydia trachomatis, a bacterium that can cause cervicitis (inflammation of the cervix) and pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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If my papsmear results showed coccobacilli and nonspecific moderate inflammation, this this mean its cervicitis?

If my papsmear results showed coccobacilli and nonspecific moderate inflammation, this this mean its cervicitis?

It might: Cervicitis means inflammation of the cervix, but "non-specific" means the cause of the inflammation was not evident from the tests that were done. Not all types of cervicitis require treatment, as it may resolve with time. ...Read more

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11 EKGs done in 1 year because of Er visits BC of panic disoder. All normal except recent one. Nonspecific T abnormalitieslateral leads should I worr?

11 EKGs done in 1 year because of Er visits BC of panic disoder. All normal except recent one. Nonspecific T abnormalitieslateral leads should I worr?

No: I suspect you have been getting chest pain during your panic attacks. A normal EKG at the time of the chest pain rules out an acute coronary syndrome in most people. You should talk to your doctor about getting a stress test just to be sure. ...Read more

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What does nonspecific t wave abnormalities in lateral leads mean?

What does nonspecific t wave abnormalities in lateral leads mean?

T abnormalities: As the description says, they are non specific and do not cause alarm by themselves and need to be correlated with clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe nonspecific inflammation in pap result. How to treat this?

Severe nonspecific inflammation in pap result. How to treat this?

Bethesda System: Pap results can be worrisome to all if what you receive is anything but "normal". An international classification system of the different types of results is available online, known as the Bethesda System. The most common abnormal result to which you may be referring to is "atypical squamous cell" or ASCUS. You need to clarify the result with your doctor to know what you can do about it. Cheers. ...Read more

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What is a nonspecific intraventricular block mean shown on an ekg?

An electrical delay: Just an anomaly in the electrical conduction system. It is a very common finding. ...Read more

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What is nonspecific diffuse liver parenchymal disease and can it relate to acute hepatitist. I'm c?

What is nonspecific diffuse liver parenchymal disease and can it relate to acute hepatitist. I'm c?

Liver: This is common finding on Ultrasound and not specific for specific liver disease ...Read more

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I am 541. Nonspecific white matter T2 hyperintensities. I was told this was normal. Should I seek a 2nd opinion?

I am 541. Nonspecific white matter T2 hyperintensities. I was told this was normal. Should I seek a 2nd opinion?

Common finding: With regard to obtaining a second opinion, my first question would be why did you have an MRI performed in the first place? Did you review the MRI with your neurologist? Where are the white matter hyperintensities situated? Was the MRI an appropriate study for your condition? ...Read more

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MRI -The distribution and morphology of these white matter lesions are nonspecific - What does this mean,?

MRI -The distribution and morphology of these white matter lesions are nonspecific - What does this mean,?

MRIs: This is a very common finding on MRIs of the brain, typically neurologists will state they are from past migraines. Not sure why you had the MRI done though, headaches, memory issues, weakness, talk to e doctor who ordered the MRi about the results. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with "nonspecific mild salmon colored tissue in esophagus biopsied" what does the non specific part mean?

Diagnosed with "nonspecific mild salmon colored tissue in esophagus biopsied" what does the non specific part mean?

Not sure?: The finding of "salmon colored" mucosa in the esophagus is usually associated with Barrett's esophagus. The "non specific" descriptor may mean that the endoscopist saw something that looked like Barrett's and biopsied it. The pathologist examining the biopsy material will be able to answer that question one way or another. ...Read more