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ENT discovered an incidental neoplasm on bottom of tonsil She biopsied it. Results pending. What % are cancerous? Could Dr tell its HPV by looking?

ENT discovered an incidental neoplasm on bottom of tonsil  She biopsied it. Results pending. What % are cancerous? Could Dr tell its HPV by looking?

Not looking: Physicians need the benefit of looking at tissue under the microscope. Also viral studies including what is called PCR will help identify the virus. Hope everything goes well. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Does handwriting legibly a maximum of 10 wpm confirm the diagnosis of dysgraphia?

Does handwriting legibly a maximum of 10 wpm confirm the diagnosis of dysgraphia?

No: Dysgraphia is a deficiency in the ability to write primarily in terms of handwriting, but also in terms of coherence. ...Read more

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ENT says salivary lip biopsy only 40% accurate to Dx Sjogrens, and suggests parotid gland biopsy, saying 80 accurate%. Is this correct?

ENT says salivary lip biopsy only 40% accurate to Dx Sjogrens, and suggests parotid gland biopsy, saying 80 accurate%.  Is this correct?

Sjogren's: I've not seen those exact percentages noted in the medical literature, but they may certainly be reasonable. The key to diagnosis of this disorder is the salivary gland cells. The best place to perform biopsies to get salivary cells are in the lower lip and the tail of parotid. A lip biopsy can be done without a visible scar. A tail of parotid biopsy will scar, but you can usually hide it well ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for following pediatric fact pattern?

Differential diagnosis for following pediatric fact pattern?

Confusing question: Your question makes no sense.Please submit appropriate basic facts and a clear question if you seek an answer.The questions are not linked on the site so each question should stand alone & be submitted as an open question, not to a specific person. ...Read more

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How?Do yo confirm the diagnosis of ?A broken neck?

How?Do yo confirm the diagnosis of ?A broken neck?

Radiographically: Xrays ct of the cervical spine mri cervical spine these are all tests to confirm a broken neck. ...Read more

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Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?

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Read about 40 YO male who grew 2 inches taller. Doctor suggested Xray of hand to check bone conditions. What type of conditions would they look for?

Acromegaly: A growth hormone secreting pituitary tumor would cause acromegaly in an adult and gigantism in a child. There are radiographic findings on a hand radiograph of acromegaly such as enlarged pisiform bone. A GH secreting pituitary tumor should not cause increased height in an adult unless the person had some other rare metabolic bone disease in which the physeal growth plates were still open. ...Read more

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Is being able to read line 8 on the snellen eye chart a rare ability?

Is being able to read line 8 on the snellen eye chart a rare ability?

No: It depends on the size of the print on "line 8" and the distance from the chart. It is common for people to read the 20/15 equivalent, and not unusual to read 20/12, but the limit is probably about 20/10. ...Read more

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What is the basic difference between papule , macule and crops . send me some clinically relevant pics ?

What is the basic difference between papule , macule and crops . send me some clinically relevant pics ?

How raised is it: A macule is flat. Can't feel it with your eyes closed. A papule is raised and can be felt. A vesicle is a papule that has fluid in it - like a tear drop. It may also have pus in it- yellowish - then it's called a pustule. All these lesions are smaller than 5 mm in greatest dimension. Please google for images. ...Read more

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Kindly refer attached test reports of mr. Mohinder sood kindly provide possible diagnosis and prognosis patient is complaining about numness in feet?

Kindly refer attached test reports of mr. Mohinder sood kindly provide possible diagnosis and prognosis patient is complaining about numness in feet?

We can't access: the test reports via this part of HealthTap. This portion of HealthTap is not intended to diagnose or treat medical conditions - it is to provide medical education. You can consult with a physician using Healthtap Prime if you desire. ...Read more

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Trying 2 determine what to do w/gap year. Could finish BS sociology, 1yr MS anatomy, get a job w/#1 choice MD school. What ^ odds of admission most?

Trying 2 determine what to do w/gap year. Could finish BS sociology, 1yr MS anatomy, get a job w/#1 choice MD school. What ^ odds of admission most?

MD: If you really want to complete an MD degree discuss this with one of your current professors. Most will have an idea of the medical school faculty that would be happy to meet with you. One of our family's daughters graduated from Med School last Saturday and the joy all round was great! Can happen to you if you put your mind to it. ...Read more

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Intl adoption, what does this mean regarding preemie eye exam: fundus: both plus(-), full vascularization, no rop rec; fix & following eom, cr (@2yo)?

Intl adoption, what does this mean regarding preemie eye exam: fundus: both plus(-), full vascularization, no rop rec; fix & following eom, cr (@2yo)?

Infant eye exam: Both eyes hyperopic but may be myopic in future, normal vascularization, no rlf signs, fixates on objects and can follow their movement, repeat exam in 2 yrs.. ...Read more

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How accurate is the first dsm psych test? Diagnosis was bi-polar & bpd? Is it accurate enough to diagnosis & start med? Other testing needed first?

"Reliability" of Dx: Most dsm diagnoses r made using a clinical/diagnostic interview - by talking w/ person (a) 2gather history of symptoms s/he's experiencing &(b) 2ask specific q's re: those symptoms. A doc's diagnosis may not correspond exactly (or at all) 2another's. Sometimes symptom scales r used 2lend support 2a diagnosis. An assessment by psychologist trained 2use formal psych tests can help pinpoint diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cytometric immunuphenotypic study was performed on the child bone marrow please explain what this study measures and how this study improved diagnosis?

Cytometric immunuphenotypic study was performed on the child bone marrow please explain what this study measures and how this study improved diagnosis?

Ask your oncologist: The doctor who ordered this test is the best person to ask such questions. This test is a way to further classify blood cancers into the various sub-types once the diagnosis has been made and it is a lymphoma or leukemia. It can help define the various cell types based on the immunological cell characteristics or cell markers. ...Read more

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Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Low risk: A single set of fluoroscopic evaluations has a very low risk of triggering any cancer in a patients lifetime.He is much more likely to be severely injured in an accident than to develop such a problem. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed w moderate TMJ w headaches, neck pain, numbness etc - 4 stage treatment suggested 1- bottom retainer for aligning jaw, 2- Max Growth appliance, 3- braces, 4- retainer . THis sound like correct approach? anything else i should ask?

Been diagnosed w moderate TMJ w headaches, neck pain, numbness etc - 4 stage treatment suggested 1- bottom retainer for aligning jaw, 2- Max Growth appliance, 3- braces, 4- retainer .  THis sound like correct approach?  anything else i should ask?

Yes: Ask yourself based upon your entire past dental history if this makes sense to you and if you trust the dentist who is advising this course of treatment. Is he/she highly recommended and is someone who has extensive experience and training treating patients with TMD/TMJ dysfunction? If yes may be a reasonable approach. If not why net get a second opinion before making your decision. ...Read more

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My son who is 4 has an orange tongue to the back of his tongue. We brush his teeth regularly and he's not on any meds.What is going on?

My son who is 4 has an orange tongue to the back of his tongue. We brush his teeth regularly and he's not on any meds.What is going on?

Brush His Tongue: sounds like color from food he ate. Try brushing his tongue with a soft brush or clean with a clean washcloth wrapped around your finger. If the color persists, see your pediatric dentist. ...Read more