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What does asymptomatic mean?

What does asymptomatic mean?

No Symptoms: Asptomatic is fancy doctor speak for "you have no symptoms". What use are our degrees if we don't make ourselves sound really smart :). ...Read more

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Asymptomatic (Definition)

This is when a given condition is present but it’s not ...Read more


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So what is a asymptomatic carrier? What does this mean i truly don't understand.

See answer: That means you have the disease, detectable in your blood or urine, etc., but are lucky to have no symptoms. You still have the disease in your system though, and can transmit it to others. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus mean you are dying?

Do hydrocephalus mean you are  dying?

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

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What to do if I have high lymphocytes. what does it mean?

What to do if I have high lymphocytes. what does it mean?

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

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What does it mean if you have degenerative disease?

What does it mean if you have degenerative disease?

Your generally ove30: You human and generally over 30 and you have had a MRI you may or may not have symptoms. ...Read more

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What does non-active on HIV test mean does it mean im negative or do i have something thats not showing up? please 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

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What does it mean if I have ataxia?

What does it mean if I have ataxia?

Ataxia: The word ataxia means without coordination. People with ataxia have problems with coordination because parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are affected. Ataxia may affect the fingers, hands, arms, legs, body, speech, and eye movements. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you are diagnosed with hemihypertrophy?

"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

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What do you mean by small chronic infarct?

What do you mean by small chronic infarct?

Well...: It means that it is old, small, and an area that died due to lack of oxygen. These are common in older folks on ct's and mri's of the head, expecially with history of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What cancers are silent killers? Does that mean they don't have symptoms?

What cancers are silent killers? Does that mean they don't have symptoms?

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

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Read this on my lab report "low positive thyroglobulin antibodies are seen in assymptomatic population" what does that mean in real terms?

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

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What does grans electrons, and what does it mean if they are high?

What does grans electrons, and what does it mean if they are high?

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

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What does it mean if you have enlarged veins?

What does it mean if you have  enlarged  veins?

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

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What does it mean when you have high rdw?

What does it mean when you have high rdw?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have anemia?

What does it mean if I have anemia?

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 more

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What does it mean if you have high hematocrit?

What does it mean if you have high hematocrit?

Polycythemia: A high hematocrit indicates that one has too many red cells (polycythemia). There are many different causes of this condition, some of them potentially serious, so it is always important to have this problem evaluated by a hematologist. ...Read more

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What do dreams mean or are they meaningless?

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