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Paracardiac Haziness Meaning
Abnormal chest X-Ray: This may be pneumonia, but it would be best if your physician sat down with the radiologist and reviewed the xray. Your physician would describe your symptoms and physical findings and the radiologist would state his opinion and suggest any further studies deemed advisable. Referral to a specialist may also be suggested. ...Read more
I have 3 weeks cough and in my x- ray result I have right paracardiac pneumonitis. Please explain the what it means by right paracardiac pneumonitis.
Pneumonitis/ Pneumon: This report indicates that you have a small patch of Pneumonia located next to your heart (on the right side). If you have symptoms of pneumonia your doctor would/should have given you an antibiotic. Do you have any fever or chest pain?? Call up your doctor for antibiotics, if not already given. ...Read more
Not 100% sure: This is not a common term used, so I cannot be completely sure. However, I would assume if someone told you your pain was bimodal, they were trying to tell you that you are having pain for two different reasons. For example, if you have neuropathic pain in your leg and a sprained, ankle, that could be seen as bimodal. Normally we use bimodal to describe rates of pathology and diff age peaks. ...Read more
Nonspecific finding: An increased RDW indicates the presence of increased variability in red cell size. An increased RDW is commonly found when there is a nutritional deficiency (eg, iron, folate, (folic acid) and vitamin B12), resulting in variability in red cell endowment and, therefore, size. However, the finding of an increased RDW is not specific for any one abnormality. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Rh D positive: Rh is a blood grouping system like ABO system. Rh is taken from rhesus monkey. There are specific proteins called antigens on rbcs. They are termed a, b, c, d, e and so on. There are many of them. It means that antigen d is present on the rbcs surface. The rh system is important in hemolytic anemia of newly born babies. Thanks. ...Read more
Cardiovascular: Cardio is a shortened term for cardiovascular and it is usually in the context of exercise. If one does good exercise that causes a rise in heart rate and for a prolonged period of time then the heart muscle is stronger, metabolism is improved and one's natural health gets better. ...Read more
Hgb electrophoresis: A blood test that identifies the different types of hemoglobin in the blood. Can help diagnose sickle cell; thalassemias; or otherwise sort out cause of some anemias. For more information, see: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003639.Htm /// or: http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/hemoglobin-electrophoresis. ...Read more
Radiology term: This is usually a term radiologists use when reading a study. If there is an area that needs the context of history and physical exam to further determine an appropriate read, the radiologist will communicate w/the treating physician to take a look @ pt and the image/read and determine if there is a significant finding (e.g. A spot on an xray that might be a pneumonia in patient with a cough). ...Read more
Multiple: If your BP is normally in the 110 range and you suddenly have a rise to a higher range, you should seek care to rule out damage to your heart or kidneys. Of course, over time BP ranges can increase gradually and this also be a sign of hypertension beginning in your life. Consider your family's medical history and your own personal physical conditioning. ...Read more
Ins and Outs: This is typically used in a hospital setting and describes measuring the intake and output a patient has over a 24 hour period. All the food and liquids are the ins and urine and bms are the outs. Usually, however, only the liquids are measured to determine the patients fluid balance and whether they are able to put out whatever is taken in. ...Read more
Multiple Sclerosis: For doctors, ms usually means multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (results in numbness or paresthesia). With multiple sclerosis, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one's own immune system, so ms is called an autoimmune disease. ...Read more
Maybe marks tumor:
Cea is a protein that can be made by some malignant tumor cells (cancer-ca). Some benign diseases can increase CEA levels.
High CEA doesn't make a diagnosis. Helpful for follow up. If ca diagnosed, CEA checked. If elevated, follow after treatment. So if CEA high before surgery, CEA should fall after, and with chemo/rt. Cea rises can be with recurrence or metastatic spread. Lower is better. ...Read more
Refers to EKG change: Refers to changes seen on the EKG of a person suffering a "transmural" heart attack. I.E., in cases where a coronary artery becomes suddently completely occluded by a clot, cutting off blood flow to the entire thickness of the heart muscle in the wall supplied by the artery, a portion of the EKG called the "st segment" rises substantially. This is the basis of immediate diagnosis of a heart attack. ...Read more
TTC: When you are trying to conceive, either through an ovulation induction cycle or through ivf, the infertility specialist will discuss with you your egg follicle sizes. It is known that the follicle has to reach an average diameter of a minimum of 15 mms for the egg within to be mature. We cannot see the egg because it is microscopic size. Therefore, maturation is assumed by the size of the follicle. ...Read more
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