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Partially Obscuring Inflammation
Last pap was 2 years ago & had a note of partially obscuring inflammation yet the doctor said all was normal no f-up. New doc said now pap every 3y?
I would repeat now: While the notation of "partially obscuring inflammation" is not abnormal in itself, it suggests that the Pap wasn't perfect .... that some parts were not visible due to inflammation. Many would recommend a repeat Pap in 1 year's time in this situation, and I agree. Since it has been 2 years, ask for a repeat exam now. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Pap smear results. Epithelial cell abnormality, asc-us, endocervical home component present. Partially obscuring inflammation. Normal?
No: ASCUS stands for "atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance." You should follow-up with your OB/GYN for appropriate follow-up as your past history will be needed for proper management. ...Read more
After partially removing tvt bladder sling that led to severe inflammation and flare of cryofibrinogenemia, given continued pain near the remaining mesh and cryofibrinogenemia, should mesh be removed?
You could, however: There is no data and no guarantee that doing so will cure your problems. Mesh gets blamed for lots of things these days but in most cases there is little data to support such claims. And removing any remaining mesh may not be that easy either. Such procedures can be quite challenging and the surgery you go through may not be worth it. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
DX reports that my gallbladder is partially distended without surrounding inflammation or internal calcification. Been having pain in upper abdomen.
Have allergic rhinitis now partially blocked tear duct .Had Ct scan at my request normal except nasal and sinus inflammation does r/o tumor in duct?
Needs special view: with thinner cuts / high resolution study, and ask in the request that a mass is suspected in the tear ducts, but what makes you suspect such diagnosis? please confer with your opthalmologist/ otolaryngologist for evaluation, best wishes ...Read more
Depends: The location of the inflammation and the intensity of the inflammation will dictate the speed of recovery and whether you can accomplish what you need to efficiently and rapidly. Be sure you clear with your doctor wheat activities you are engaging in so that you do not re-activate the inflammation. ...Read more
CRP!: Hidden inflammation would not come from arthritis, which would cause pain. Both increased sed rates and crps can come from metabolic syndrome. High estrogen levels increase firbrinogen, which increases sed rate, but not crp. I wish my medical colleages would stop ordering esrs and focus on crps. ...Read more
Inflammation: Inflammation can linger for a very long time. It really depends on what is causing the inflammation. Exposure to air pollution, stress, a high sugar diet, too much saturated fat, certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies, toxic relationships - all of these can contribute to inflammation. ...Read more
Redness: Some signs of Inflammation can be redness, pain, swelling, and sometimes fever or warmth. Inflammation is a broad term though. There are stages of inflammation in wound healing, in infection, and even periods cause inflammation. Is there a specific type of inflammation you are interested in? ...Read more
Inflammation in AM: May be worse possibly because the pain med you took at bed time has worn off. Also body's natural anti-inflammatory steroids are at their lowest level during the night. With osteo-arthritis, the lack of movement allows joints & muscles to stiffen; pain improves once movement is restored. ...Read more
Chronic inflammation: Ginger reduces inflammation through a variety of mechanisms & is effective for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis & muscle soreness. Its effects are similar to nsaid's like Aspirin & Ibuprofen but it doesn't cause side effects like GI bleeding. However, whereas one might have rapid relief from nsaid's, it often takes a few days to see ginger's benefits. Please see my comment for useful links. ...Read more
Loose body not infla: The loose body is like a piece of debris - calcium lump, cartilage piece, bone chip inside the knee that moves about and hurts when pressure like standing up can put pressure on it on the lump. It is like a stone i you show and it hurts to wall. Inflammation can occur from infection or non infection and can swelling, pain and can destroy the inside of the knee. We call these loose bodies jt mice. ...Read more
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