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CSF says "mature lymphocytes" present. Also 5 OCBs. 4cm brain lesion, persistent enhancement, relapsing remitting symptoms. 5 years trying to dx.?
Not finished: You only present half the story, not the full feature. It is tempting to blurt out "MS" with 5 OCB, but there are other autoimmune disorders that are more rare. NOBODY (in my opinion) has a stronger autoimmune Neurology program than Mayo. If its been five years, no diagnosis, time to see an institution of that power. ...Read more
What could "mature lymphocytes" in CSF mean? I also have 5+ OCBs and relapsing remitting symptoms. 4cm brain lesion w/ persistent enhancement. Not MS.
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Up to five mature lymphocytes is within normal limits. You may consult this site for more information:
https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003625.htm ...Read more
Persistent cough for months and can’t keep any food down most times, no weight loss and did an endoscopy and colonoscopy found a lesion On my stomach?
What kind of lesion?: You need to ask the doctor who did the endoscopy to find out if what was the lesion (if I understood your question correctly) found on your stomach or esophagus. If you have vomiting along with the coughing, consider whooping cough as a potential cause. These issues need be clarified before we can assist you. ...Read more
Persistent vulvar itch in one spot lasting several months. Comes and goes but same location. No sores, lesions, lumps, or spots. No pt hx of sti's.
Needs Evaluation...: Infection is a common cause of vulvar itching; however, there are other, less well known causes. For example vulvar vestibulitis and lichen sclerosis are skin conditions that cause itching. Pre-cancer or cancer can also sometimes cause itching as can menopausal atrophy. In some cases, a biopsy is required. Persistent itching like this is best initially evaluated by an Ob/Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more
Are there other resistant bacteria (Other than MRSA) that could could cause a deep, persistent cellulitis (being in my 5th week of 4 antibiotics)? The wounds are open & 2 drain very thick gray pus. Dead tissue has had to be removed from 3 of them.
I have two lesions on my chest by my collar bone and a persistent cough. My doc also said she saw a ruptured cyst from a chest x-ray. Any opinions?
Need clarification: I am uncertain about the explanation. You need a pulmonary evaluation. ...Read more
Any docs familiar with Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis? Ever seen a persistently enhancing lesion? 4cm lesion 5yrs enhancement. RR symptoms. 5 OCB.
"Tumefactive" lesions are not uncommon in MS, and may be associated with even very potent medications. From your description, would presume your diagnosis is correct for R/R MS, but the lesion in question may be a co-morbidity, such as a vascular malformation, a brain
glioma, or even a nidus of infection, such as abscess. Need to see your neurologist and go through careful and thorough testing. ...Read more
On a stalk: Pedunculated lesions (in the colon, on the skin, etc) are growths (either benign or malignant) that stick out from the surface (ie they are on a stalk). This contrasts with growths that are flat on the surface of the skin or membrane. ...Read more
Disease of the eye: There are many 'lesions' affecting the vision and optics of the eye. Ophthalmologists speak of optic disease mostly when referring to the optic nerve. That can be damaged by trauma, multiple sclerosis, tumors, and some other rare conditions. Check with the doctor who used this term and see where your optic lesion is located and what that means for you. ...Read more
Be patient: Molluscum lesions are cousins of the wart & are a transient problem for a kid & will gradually become irritated & fall off over a 3-4mo period. Kids that scratch at them may spread them over a broad area. They can be frozen or removed with various agents, but the process will leave a scar. Most that self shed will leave a temporary mark that fades in a year. ...Read more
Breast cancer is a much more tricky than that. The prognosis is determined by a host of factors which include the histologic type of tumor and invasion. The way the cells look, the specific markers found on the cell surface, the presence of genetic mutations, the size of the tumor, the presence of lymph nodes, etc.
Talk with your doc about your prognostic factors. ...Read more
Portal veins: The portal veins are around the liver so a periportal cystic lesion is a cyst near those veins. Cysts are fluid filled sacs that can occur anywhere in the body and they are usually a benign finding and are not concerning. ...Read more
Depends.: Some lesions are benign, some malignant, and many unknown until treatment or a biopsy is performed. Many tumors, cysts, or kidney stones that are benign do not need treatment, and may be observed. Some benign lesions can enlarge in size to later cause problems, and require treatment though they are not cancerous. And malignant lesions should be treated by an experienced urologist. ...Read more
Ask your doc...: A perampullary lesion could be benign or malignant and should be biopsied for microscopic verification. For detail, ask you doc. Best wish to health.... ...Read more
One explanation -:
Normally this equates to a level of the nervous system- supra= above the ears (approximately) or infra=below.
The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebrum (the popular, highly functional part of the brain) from the cerebellum, brain stem and spinal cord (the old fashioned, simple, automatic? Parts).
Sometimes supratentorial is a term used to describe unexplained or imagined symptoms. ...Read more