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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
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
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
MRI results: scattered nonspecific foci of T2/FLAIR signal hyperintensity w/out associated mass effect w/in the supratentorial white matter. Meaning?
It is hard...: ...to comment on an MRI without knowing clinical details. The radiologist should have put his/her impression in the report and that may provide additional information. However, the physician who ordered the MRI would be the best person from whom to seek an explanation. Wish you the best. ...Read more
What does nonspecific, subtle subcortical left frontal lobe hypodensities without significant mass mean on ct scan impression?
Nothing w/o symptoms: The impression of a CT scan means nothing unless there are symptoms or signs that warrant the scan to begin with. Why was the CT scan ordered? What symptoms did you have? The impression says that there are less dense spots in the left front part of the brain, but no mass, no tumor. The cause (& significance) of the spots is unknown. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test or use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
Brain MRI results: differential includes nonspecific demyelinating process such as MS vasculitis and infectious etilogies. What does this mean?
Meaning of MRI: Differential- this refers to the list of possible diagnoses for the person. The radiologist is not exactly sure what the imaging diagnosis is but what they are saying is that it looks like is ms or ms like things. Ms vasculitis (swelling of the arteries seen in ms). The other thing he/she thinks is possible are infectious etiologies (causes: such as bacterial or viral infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does nonspecific heterogeneous marrow signal suggestive of red marrow reconversion on brain MRI means?
Red marrow: reconversion usually indicates a chronic hypoxic or anemic state. For example, it is sometimes seen in heavy smokers. Talk to your doctor about what it means in your case. ...Read more
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
MRI showed moderate supratenatorial white matter disease suspicious of demyelinating process. Multiple nodular foci periventricular Could you explain?
Concern for MS, But: Phyllis, talk to the doctor who ordered the MRI, since he/she can interpret the MRI in the context of the symptoms that brought you to the clinic. In some cases, periventricular white matter lesions are the result of migraines, old head trauma, neuron migration issues, or MS. It is hard to know from just a description of the MRI which is the cause. Good Luck and Stay Healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild periventricular and subcortical abnormal T2 and FLAIR signal is
nonspecific, but likely representative of chronic microvascular disease ?
Need clarification.: Tiny white matter spots like these can be due to small vessel vascular insufficiency, as mentioned, as well as conditions like multiple sclerosis and Lyme disease. Or they can have no specific cause at all. But in a young person like yourself, a good examination and testing would be in order. ...Read more
Mild atrophy with fairly prominentperiventricular and subcortical nonspecific white matter changes. Chronic. What does this mean?
See below: These findings are not uncommon in older persons. They are nonspecific but are more frequently related to chronic small vessel ischemic disease from diabetes or hypertension. The more severe the findings, the more likely they may be related to future development of vascular dementia. If the findings are in a young person, they could be from mutlple sclerosis or other causes & need further eval. ...Read more
Solitary focus abnormal signal frontal subcortical white matter nonspecific for this young pt. This is MRI report. All labs normal. What does mean?
What cancer/other could cause long-term low-grade fevers lymph node swelling sweats malaise when CXR mammograms FBC ESR CRP UE autoimmune all normal?
In Box consult: Difficult to answer as more information would be needed to narrow down the possibilities from a very long list of potential causes.May want to consider an In Box Text consultation at Health Tap. After posing your question you would need to be available to answer questions from the physician. ...Read more
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
Highly nonspecific scattered nonenhancing white matter lesion (3mm) the bilateral cerebral hemispheres. Possible vasculitis? What are the symptoms?
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