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I had a total hysterectomy I had my first visit after surgery and got my pathology results it says serous borderline tumor/atypical proliferative?
Pathology results: Your pathology report results listed are incomplete. The "borderline serous tumor" is probably ovarian in nature. The "atypical proliferative" is presumptively, the endometrium. Please go over the complete results with your treating GYN MD who did the hysterectomy and he/she can give you a accurate interpretation and what to do about any follow up if needed. ...Read more
Pathology - Just got my blood results back says kappa / Lambda light chains free with ratio urine came 18 high / prostaglandin serum 550? What's mean
Unclear data: 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, the data you provided does not seem to add up. What did serum and urine protein electrophoresis show? You wish to talk to the pathologist of the lab that did the tests. ...Read more
I did recently a enoscopy and in the result it says: duodenal mucosal atrophy but no pathology. Can it still be celiac disease? What else can it be?
Diagnosis of Celiac disease can usually be made by blood tests. Small intestinal biopsy may be used to confirm the diagnosis and monitor the response to treatment. You have not provided sufficient information for a diagnostic opinion. Please consult this site for information.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/celiac-disease-diagnosis-tests ...Read more
Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?
Inflammation&Hernia: Mild Gatritis means there is mild inflammation in the stomach. It is easy to treat with acid suppression therapy like Prilosec or ranitidine and as acid is reduced it will get better. Stomach is in the adominal cavity normally separated from the chest cavity by diaphragm. When part of somach protrudes through the diaphram into chest cavity, it is called Hiatus Hernia.Wait for Pathology&H pylori report ...Read more
Your doctor: Pathology reports are generally sent to the doctor requesting the test. Reports are not usually sent to the patient directly, as all lab reports need to be interpreted in the context of the total health picture. Most blood lab tests are reported the same day. Tissue reports often take 2-7 days or longer, depending on the complexity of examination. ...Read more
Negative smear, negative pathology result, positive m tubercolois culture but no symptoms n not sick, what to do? Tnx!
Pulmonologist: See a doctor of pulmonology asap. You need treatment. Tb is reportable and usually the local health office will follow up and any positive cultures for tb. ...Read more
If your colonoscopist did not give you a date when pathology should be back for your biopsy or he doesn even say there was a biopsy taken did he take1?
Very likely: It is very likely a biopsy was taken. Most labs report out within 48 hours. Just call and ask. ...Read more
Enlarged node since birth. Was removed last week pathology report says benign but they are sending to mayo for second opinion? Should we worry?
No: If pathology was benign do not worry ...Read more
Plz help me understand. What does it mean on my pathology report when it says that I have microgranuloma formation in my colon? What's next for me?
Not cancer: One thing it means is that it is not cancer. There is inflammation in your colon and more information is needed to ascertain the cause of inflammation. Crohns disease needs to be ruled out. Please note that treatments are available for most types of colonic inflammation. Do keep your appointments with your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Pathology report says prominent thickened Endometrial lining at 1.5cm. Is this bad? What does it mean by prominent thickened endo lining?
There are a couple: Of ways to measure the thickness of the endometrial lining. By ultrasound or by endometrial biopsy. Most agree that a thickness of 1 cm or 10 mm is classified as "thickened." Especially in older women, a thickened endometrium may suggest cancer, but most often non-cancerous causes explain it: normal hormonal changes, obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome. Your Doctor will advise. ...Read more
Staging: Various procedures will be done to determine how far the cancers has gotten, and the pathologist's determination of the type of cancer (there are maybe 100 for breast alone) will guide the decision whether or not to give adjuvant chemotherapy or some other intervention. Glad you're taking a proactive stance; good luck. ...Read more
Wait time: Usually most labs have results by 2 business days for a straight forward case. If the case is complicated addition material may be submitted and additional stains may be ordered and could add a couple business days. Feel free to contact the pathologist working on your case. Most of us enjoy speaking with patients. ...Read more
If radiologist is adamant that biopsy results are "concordant" with pathology, is that the best you can get?
Concordance: Concordance means that what the radiologist sees by imaging (solid mass, cystic mass, etc) matches in consistency with the diagnosis pathologist makes under the microscope. If those findings don't seem to fit with what you or your doctor expected before the biopsy, a second opinion (review) of the pathology, as both doctors alluded to, may be very helpful for you. ...Read more
If my pathology report only says "consistent with Barrett's esophagus" does that mean non dyplasic? Dr said fu 3 years EGD is that a good sign?
Very good sign: Call your doctor and pathologist's office and let them know you would like clarification of whether or not there were dysplastic changes. They would certainly mention them if they were present because they change the prognosis and treatment. Make sure you follow your treatment recommendations and in 3 years hopefully you will get great news. GERD does not go away, you must treat it. Good luck. ...Read more
How common is it for a pathology report to return cin111 when it is actually cin1? I had a cone biopsy and the results came back showing only cin1!
Cervical bx: High grade changes (CIN 3) often occurs in a background of lower grade changes (CIN 1 and 2). They go together. So it is possible that the area of CIN 3 was removed by the first biopsy (if that is what you had) and there was only the lower grade changes left when the cone was done. ...Read more
Having hpv 16&58 had cold knife conization 2 weeks ago due to HGSIL. Waiting for pathology results. Your advice for boosting immunity. I don't smoke.
Too late for vaccine: At age 45 + the presence of HGSIL already, it is too late to be immunized with the HPV vaccine which is recommended for ages 11 and up for both boys and girls. After the coniization, you will need regular follow up care with your GYN to avoid recurrences and Rx if you do have them. By the way, be very careful about future sex partners by screening them carefully pre event. ...Read more
Had a total thyroidectomy last wk due to indeterminante nodule.1 pathology say cancer other say its not its being pass to other pathology who believe?
Thyroid Nodules: Most common thyroid cancer is papillary, followed by follicular and much less commonly medullary and rarely Anaplastic. The pathologist needs the entire specimen for proper determination and not just needle aspiration or "biopsy". You need to speak to your doctor and if the reading on the thyroidectomy is in doubt, then it needs to be sent for another opinion, possibly consult AFIP. ...Read more
My pathology report basically says I don't have non Hodgkin's lymphoma but should go through other testings to exclude Hodgkin's lymphoma among others?
Pathology of what?: My guess is you had blood sent for flow cytometry. If you just had this blood test, Hodgkin's disease (a type of lymphoma) can't be diagnosed with that. A pathologist has to look at tissue under the microscope to make the diagnosis. This is usually a lymph node that has been removed. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, this may be a test you will need. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
How long does it take for pathology to get a result when testing for golden staph from a swab taken from an open / infected wound?
Next day: Actually it is microbiology. Generally with staph the next day one should know something. However, it may take days to obtain the sensitivities of the antibiotics used to treat the staph. ...Read more
Still waiting for pathology results from polypectomy and endometrial biopsy. I had the op on the 11th of march. Is this normal? I called twice myself
Should have answer.: You should have gotten a result by this time. Sometimes the pathologists need to work on it longer if they see something, but they would be in touch with your other doctor (s), at least the doctor who robed your polyp. So it would be wise to speak to that doctor to try to get an answer as to what's going on. Best of luck. ...Read more
I had my Trans vaginal scan, it says that I have a thickened endometrium consider endomentrial pathology, I endometrium is heterogenous measuring 1.7?
Endometrial: Biopsy is the next logical study to determine why the lining is thickened. I suggest further GYN evaluation. ...Read more
Hello. I have the following question: I have MRI and EEG results - is there an option that your specialist will look through them and share his thoughts whether there is any pathology there?
Try Premium Service: A HealthTap CONCIERGE Neurology specialist may be requested. A patient is answered by an available neurologist. A patient can also request by name the neurologist, if that doctor is providing CONCIERGE virtual visits. The patient has a one-on-one visit with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, and he can show the doctor pictures or results, such as MRI or EEG reports. ...Read more
Not long: Depending on the lab, the result should be available in a day or two. It may take longer if any special studies or consultation is needed. In some cases, the result may be available sooner, especially if the aspirated was done by the pathologist. ...Read more
What does it mean if a post-operation (Whipple) pathology test result comes back with no cancer involvement into the lymph nodes?
Focal adenomatous chg seen in the epithelium, does not involve the margin on gall bladder pathology report, what does it mean? Told results were norma
If bladder cancer tumor was size of an orange, would u say that more than likely the stage will be a bad stage? Does large tumor mean death? I know weneed pathology report but can u please shed light?
Bladder tumor: The size does increase the possibility that the tumor extends into the muscle layer. Even so, that doesn't mean it can not be effectively treated. ...Read more
Colon cancer: pathology report says pt4a pn1c. And it also says no lymph nodes involved, how could that be?
Not in lymph nodes: In general, the 'N' of a tumor staging report refers to involvement of lymph nodes, and anything that isn't 'N-0 (zero)' usually means there are lymph nodes involved by tumor. However, 'N' staging is different for every organ site. In the colon, the N1c stage specifically refers to there being tumor deposits in the fat outside of the colon wall, but not in the lymph nodes themselves. ...Read more
Is biopsy not a determining factor for klatskin? Pathology says no cancer but doctor says he saw it during operation and it is klatskin.
Get a review: These are often very low-grade and a second pathologist should sign out on a tumor that a surgeon believes is a Klatskin tumor ...Read more