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What is the difference between a vesicle and a vacuole?

What is the difference between a vesicle and a vacuole?

Vesicle - vacuole: A Vacuole is “A cavity within the cytoplasm of a cell, surrounded by a single membrane and containing fluid, food, or metabolic waste. Vacuoles are found in the cells of plants, protists, and some primitive animals.” REF: http://www. Dictionary. Com/browse/vacuole. A vesicle is a “ membranous and usually fluid-filled pouch (as a cyst, vacuole, or cell) in a plant or animal”. REF: https://www. M ...Read more

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What is the cause that men suffer from sperm vacuole?

What is the cause that men suffer from sperm vacuole?

Defect of sperm...: Formation. During a workup for male infertility, the sperm are examined microscopically for any malformations. Recently, higher magnifications have been used and have identified sperm vacuoles, which are bubble like inclusions in the sperm head that are associated with lower rates of egg fertilization. The exact cause is unknown, but a problem with packaging of the dna seems to be the cause. ...Read more

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How can we treat sperm vacuole. And if this problem increase with time and age.?

How can we treat sperm vacuole. And if this problem increase with time and age.?

No treatment yet.: Sperm vacuoles have only been recently characterized as higher magnification examinations are being performed prior to fertility treatments such as ivf & icsi. We are only beginning to understand how they affect fertilization & embryo formation. The cause is unknown, & there is no known treatment to prevent this. Vacuolated sperm are now being excluded from ivf/icsi. ...Read more

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I have a vacuole on the bottom/backside of both testicles. Should I be concerned, they are not noticeable until I am inspecting them?

I have a vacuole on the bottom/backside of both testicles. Should I be concerned, they are not noticeable until I am inspecting them?

Testicular self exam: You are probably palpating your epididymis on both sides. Men should know what the epididymis feels like: a soft cord on the back of the testicles. I have attached directions for you from the NIH. If you feel something hard, different, have family history of testicular cancer or personal history of an undescended testicle, see a Urologist https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003909.htm ...Read more

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My husband spermogram shows that he has >nighty nine % of sperms are vacuoles. What does that mean. Can we have a baby through ivf. And is their a treat?

My husband spermogram shows that he has >nighty nine % of sperms are vacuoles. What does that mean. Can we have a baby through ivf. And is their a treat?

Poor sperm quality: Vacuoles in sperm are considered a sign of poor quality - but they can't be seen with conventional microscopy of sperm, as used when we do icsi (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). Three choices for you & your husband - 1. Ivf with imsi (ultra high magnification view of sperm) which is 'experimental'. 2. Use testicular sperm (surgically retrieved sperm) instead of ejaculated sperm. 3. Donor sperm. ...Read more

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Does pres. Of vacuoles & smudge cells during coinfections mean sepsis? Do rare bite cells mean anything in relation to those? Can cause systemic symps?

Does pres. Of vacuoles & smudge cells during coinfections mean sepsis? Do rare bite cells mean anything in relation to those? Can cause systemic symps?

CBC Test Results: I assume you have read the CBC description. While the features described are non-specific, in aggregate they are worrisome. Without any other history, it is hard to be specific, but I would follow up with a hematologist. ...Read more

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What's is Intracytoplasmic vacuoles in breast biopsy result mean?

What's is Intracytoplasmic vacuoles in breast biopsy result mean?

Milk: Breast gland cells make milk and it may present as intra-cytoplasmic vacuoles. To get a more complete answer, please talk to the pathologist who read the biopsy.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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SLIDE REVIEW results, anisocytosis 1+, microcytes 1+, normochromic, ovalocytes occasional, toxic granulation 2+, toxic vacuoles 1+, large platelet 1+Whado?

SLIDE REVIEW results, anisocytosis 1+, microcytes 1+, normochromic, ovalocytes occasional, toxic granulation 2+, toxic vacuoles 1+, large platelet 1+Whado?

Clinical picture: The real question is, how do you feel? These findings, while abnormal, may never be explained. In isolation, apart from the clinical picture, they are meaningless. I trust the reader is a pathologist or hematologist -- I'm the former, and often remind people that labs, while indispensable, are adjuncts to the clinical findings. ...Read more

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How long does shingles vaccone last?

How long does shingles vaccone last?

As far as we know: It has been shown to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster (known as shingles) by 51.3%. As far as we know at this time it is a one time vaccine. ...Read more

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So as soon as I start doing things like mopping or vacuming my neck begins to hurt befor long I can't even move my neck with out gettin electric shocks?

So as soon as I start doing things like mopping or vacuming my neck begins to hurt befor long I can't even move my neck with out gettin electric shocks?

Discogenic: Possibility of protruded or even ruptured neck disc, with contact to a nerve root or even spinal cord (electrical shocks). This could indeed represent risk and an MRI of the neck is indicated with treatment directed from there. ...Read more

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A vacume was used on my newborn baby during natural delivery. This has left a small pocket of fluid between the scull and skin how long to disappear?

A vacume was used on my newborn baby during natural delivery. This has left a small pocket of fluid between the scull and skin how long to disappear?

Usually two to three: 2-3 weeks. This usually not serious, vbut the cosmetic nature causes concern! Not uncommon after pregancy and delivery with vacuum apparatus. Children (ie. Infants) heal quickly. ...Read more

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3 years post op (hem. Stroke): larger hypodense zone temporoparietal-right with enlargement of the right ventricle ex vacuo; any prognosis? Tnx

3 years post op (hem. Stroke): larger hypodense zone temporoparietal-right with enlargement of the right ventricle ex vacuo; any prognosis? Tnx

"Hole" in the brain: This is just an imaging description of the hole in the brain where the hemorrhage happened. These areas usually fill in with cerebrospinal fluid (csf). This will not change or worsen your condition over time. The prognosis depends on whether you keep your stroke risk factors (especially blood pressure) under control (preventing another stroke is the goal). ...Read more

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I have a 6 mo. Daughter who has ex vacuo hydrocephalus, her left ventricle mostly. What should I look out for on her?

I have a 6 mo. Daughter who has ex vacuo hydrocephalus, her left ventricle mostly. What should I look out for on her?

Developmental mileso: Since she is 6 mos old her sutures haven't closed so keep tract of her head circumference at home. Also developmental milestones and eating habits to watch for. ...Read more

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So I started working at this cleaning business and my job was vacuming. Now under my right shoulder blade it burns when I move a ccertain way?

So I started working at this cleaning business and my job was vacuming. Now under my right shoulder blade it burns when I move a ccertain way?

Repetitive strain...: ...injuries (overuse of muscles, joints & tendons) are common when someone does repetitive or prolonged physical activities that they're not used to. The symptoms are similar to those of a single, direct injury (like twisting your ankle.) The best thing to do is let your supervisor know about the problem and get referred to a doctor who specializes in on-the-job injuries. Good luck! ...Read more

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HI doc, I'm a male that bought the sex toy Fleshlight which shaped like a real vagina my question is, can I get hiv from using one? Is it a vacume?

HI doc, I'm a male that bought the sex toy Fleshlight which shaped like a real vagina my question is, can I get hiv from using one? Is it a vacume?

Need fluids for HIV: If a sex toy is used by someone with HIV and then you use it you can get HIV. However if a sex toy is new and no one uses it but you then there is no risk of HIV. ...Read more

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An elderly relative in hospital had a result of "Vacuolated Neutrophils +". I understand that this can be an early sign of sepsis. He's only had this test once but 6 days later he doesn't seem to be any worse. He hasn't been on Abx. I'm at a loss..

An elderly relative in hospital had a result of "Vacuolated Neutrophils +". I understand that this can be an early sign of sepsis. He's only had this test once but 6 days later he doesn't seem to be any worse. He hasn't been on Abx. I'm at a loss..

DiscussWithDoctors: While it is true that Vacuolated Neutrophils is an early sign of sepsis and due to massive bacterial growth and when these cells persist for more than 36 hours, the disease may be considered beyond control. And you are correct in saying that these patients are treated with Antibiotics. But we can not comment on this elderly relative of yours. You have to ask his treating doctors about his case ...Read more

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Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes. Does thismean allergic vasculitis?

Skin biopsy result: superficial to mid dermal perivascular lymphocytic infilitrate with focal basal vacuolar changes. Does thismean allergic vasculitis?

No: There is no involvement of the blood vessels themselves- thus not vasculitis by definition. This is a very common skin biopsy finding which has no diagnostic meaning other than ruling out a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Derm biopsy report: mild vacuolar dermatitis with scattered papillary dermal interstitial eosinophils and perivascular lymphocytes. What does it mean?

Derm biopsy report: mild vacuolar dermatitis with scattered papillary dermal interstitial eosinophils and perivascular lymphocytes. What does it mean?

Biopsy report: You need to discuss this with the person who did the biopsy and ordered the report. They are in the best position to interpret it. We don't even know where the biopsy was from. ...Read more

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Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Vacuolar interface dermatitis, tight superficl perivascular & periadnexial lymphocytic infiltrate, mild incr. In dermal mucin. No fungus.-rash biopsy.?

Varied possibilities: These findings suggest several possible entities. Based on this description of biopsy findings diagnoses including connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus may be considered, as well as a drug reaction. However, the only way to accurately make a diagnosis is to correlate the biopsy findings with the clinical presentation and other symptoms a patient may be having. ...Read more

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55-yr-old friend has sudden swollen belly, belly pain, urgent urination. Has seen gastro but I think she needs GYN. Could she be wasting valuble time?

55-yr-old friend has sudden swollen belly, belly pain, urgent urination. Has seen gastro but I think she needs GYN. Could she be wasting valuble time?

Belly pain: What did "gastro" do for her?
What makes you think she needs a Gynecologist?
Is she 55 or 61?
Several unanswered questions are a problem for your friend.

Please have your friend go to a Gynecologist for advice and help! ...Read more

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Been having serious fatigue. My CBC shows WBC of 3.9, reduced platelet on film with some giants and vacuoleted forms. Pcv 44 normochromi. Do I av cancer?

Been having serious fatigue. My CBC shows WBC of 3.9, reduced platelet on film with some giants and vacuoleted forms. Pcv 44 normochromi. Do I av cancer?

Unlikely: But you should have a complete examination by your doctor and request a complete blood count (cbc) to be done to find out if it is normal or abnormal. Then he/she can investigate any abnormality if it is really there. ...Read more

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MRI brain results, atrophy & ex vacuo dilated lateral ventricles. TBI 10yrs ago. Headache, nausea, blurry/double vision. Is it acquired Hydrocephalus?

MRI brain results, atrophy & ex vacuo dilated lateral ventricles. TBI 10yrs ago. Headache, nausea, blurry/double vision. Is it acquired Hydrocephalus?

Possibly: Ex vacuo is usually ventricular enlargement due to decreased cerebral tissue. Usually asymptomatic, your acquired hydrocephalus and its underlying mechanism of traumatic brain injury are likely related to your symptoms. Please speak with your health care provider about symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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