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What Do Asymptomatic Mean
No: Hydrocephalus means there is something preventing the fluid in your brain from draining correctly. Thus, it backs up and makes the areas that "hold" the fluid dilate. While this causes many problems, and if left untreated it can progress to serious issues, it does not mean you will die. It can be treated, and you should see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Lymphocytosis: Lymphocytes are one type of white blood cell. They can be elevated in various inflammatory and infectious disorders, as well as in some malignancies. Specifying the type, the degree of elevation, and possibly determining what markers they have on their surface can help exclude important things like leukemia or lymphoma. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Keep an eye on itGet a more detailed answer ›
What does non-active on HIV test mean does it mean im negative or do i have something thats not showing up? please answer
Negative: "Non reactive" means negative. Do understand that you could still have infection. It can take up to 6 months from date of exposure to "sero convert" to show up as positive on a test. You need to practice "safer" sex with the use of condoms for any intimate contact to minimize your risk of HIV or other transmissible diseases. ...Read more
"Half is big": Hemi-hypertrophy is a term used to imply that half the body is larger than the other half. It is occasionally seen in some named syndromes. ...Read more
CA silent killers: There are a few cancers that present late in the course of the disease because they have very vague or even common symptoms. Some examples are ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, glioblastoma multiforma, lung , and stomach. Some cancers are very fast growing...esophageal and Burkit's lymphoma. ...Read more
Read this on my lab report "low positive thyroglobulin antibodies are seen in assymptomatic population"
what does that mean in real terms?
Not diagnostic: In general, lab tests are used to support a clinical diagnosis and thus a positive test per se does not provide a diagnosis without abnormal physical findings or symptoms. On many occasions, an abnormal lab test is not associated with any disease condition especially when the value is only slightly abnormal. If you do hundreds of tests on a healthy person, you will likely find something abnormal. ...Read more
Totally Greek to me: Good evening. I am a neurologist and I must admit the term you are using is COMPLETELY FOREIGN to me...I even tried looking at it phonetically in case you had miswritten something....you got me scratchin' my head. Can you provide more detail? Is this from a report? You may write me a note and I'll be happy to investigate it for you: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Upload report to me please. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Veins return blood back to the heart and can carry a large volume of blood. Depending on many factors including levels of hydration, genetics, outside temperature and even physical activity, the size of the veins will vary. Another important function of the veins is to help control body temperature and this too will affect vein size. Also with aging, veins enlarge as tissue volume decreases. ...Read more
Low red blood cells: Anemia means you have a low red blood cell count. There are many causes for this such as iron or vitamin deficiencies, bleeding problems, infections, inflammatory conditions, kidney problems and bone marrow problems. The list goes on and on. The first step is to have a workup to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are : Books written about the subject. Some believe in them some do not. Go have a life, this is a too early preoccupation for an 11 years old. Go for science instead! chemistry, physics or go learn magic to entertain your friends! if you will become a shrink, you can chose to interpret dreams. ...Read more