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What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

What does diffuse disc desiccation mean?

Might be age: The term is saying that multiple discs (presumably in your back/neck) are dried out and decreased in size. This happens to everyone as you age and the question is whether it is more than normal. ...Read more

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What does the diffuse mean in arthralgias?

What does the diffuse mean in arthralgias?

Major and minor jts.: Arthralgias means pain without obvious swellin of the involved joints.Arthitis is both pain as well as inflammatory swelling of joints. Diffuse arthralgias include pain from major joints like shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle joints involvement as well as minor joints like finger joints, toe joints, foot joints, spine joints involvement and causing pain in those regions. Rheumatic fever has both. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegaly means?

Please tell me what does diffuse thyromegaly means?

Diffuse thyromegaly: means generalized enlargement of the thyroid gland. There are multiple possible causes. ...Read more

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What does diffuse disk desiccation mean im 56year old?

56 year old spine: Means your discs are not looking as young as they used to. Rather than being plump, they are flatter and drier. That is not necessarily a bad thing, just an age related change. ...Read more

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What does it mean if mild diffuse bladder wall is thickening?

What does it mean if mild diffuse bladder wall is thickening?

Outflow obstruction: To bladder such as enlared prostate or urethral stricture in males or bladder prolapse or obstructing ureterocele in females. Can also be due to neurogenic bladder dysfuction in either sex or cystitis can also be reported if bladder is only partly filled ; appears thickened on ultrasound. Can also be a perfectly innocent finding.. ...Read more

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Non diffuse non specific ST-T changes . What does that mean in a 30 year old f? Could it be from anxiety

Non diffuse non specific ST-T changes . What does that mean in a 30 year old f? Could it be from anxiety

NO: the words "non-specific" are the important part of the description! The changes are not only NOT due to anxiety...they are not due to ANYTHING. They simple electrical waves that differ from EXACT normal but are NOT IN THEMSELVES ABNORMAL!!! Hope this is helpful... Dr Z ...Read more

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What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

What is mild diffuse cerebral involvement mean?

Cerebral involvement: I wonder if you may have misinterpretered the conclusion of the study (probably ct or mri). If it is what it is, then all it means is that your brain tissue (diffuse) is not significantly involved in some kind of process, inflammatory or infection or malignancy, or... ...Read more

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What does mild diffuse enhancement mean on mri?

What does mild diffuse enhancement mean on mri?

Brighter signal: On MRIs, we are often looking at the signal (brightness/darkness) of various tissues. Enhancement would suggest increased signal, but this is a nonspecific finding. Depending on the tissue, it can mean swelling, inflammation, injury, etc. However, it's best to check with the ordering physician to get more information on this study. ...Read more

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What does diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

What does diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

Obesity: The most common cause of fat in the liver is due to obesity. If you lose weight the fat in the liver will resolve too. It can also be caused by high cholesterol, high triglycerides or heavy alcohol use. "Diffuse infiltration" just means that they see fat deposits distributed evenly throughout the liver. ...Read more

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What does mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

What does mild diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver mean?

Fatty infiltration: Fatty infiltration has the other name of fatty hepatitis. This is not good to have This finding means fat is getting into the liver and taking over the liver and if enough kills the liver. It comes from being obese, too much alcohol intake repeatedly, eating too many fatty foods. Diffuse means the fat is already all over the liver mild means not a lot yet. Should stop the cause of this now. ...Read more

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What diffuse disease of the ethmoid cells is agin noted without change probably related to the polyposis means?

What diffuse disease of the ethmoid cells is agin noted without change probably related to the polyposis means?

Chronic sinusitis: I assume this refers to the radiologist's interpretation of a ct scan of the sinuses. The ethmoid sinuses are located between the eyes and diffuse disease refers to thickening of tissue within the entire sinus. The thickened tissue generally represents chronic sinus infection although polyps can also cause this. The radiologist sees masses in the nose that look like polyps. ...Read more

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I had ultrasound today and it said. "Consistent with diffuse fatty changes, no focal lesions noted" what does this means please explain bit more.thnz?

I had ultrasound today and it said. "Consistent with diffuse fatty changes,  no focal lesions noted" what does this means please explain bit more.thnz?

Fatty changes: Fatty changes in the liver, or fatty infiltration of the liver, is essentially what it sounds like....fat deposition in the liver. It is a common finding, sometimes there is no cause(idiopathic). Other times associated with obesity, steroids and other medications, and a variety of other things. It is a benign and often reversible condition. Talk to your doctor about potential causes. ...Read more

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What does vascular dry mean?

What does vascular dry mean?

Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I get dry and flakly around my virgina?

What does it mean when I get dry and flakly around my virgina?

Dry and flaky vagina: Does the area itch? How long do you have it? Any changes in soaps or laundry detergents? Any new creams or ointments on the area? Any new medications you may be taking? Do you have diabetes? If it persists, do see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My vaginal is so dry and I am late 5days. What does this mean?

My vaginal is so dry and I am late 5days. What does this mean?

Late: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What exactly does diffuse fatty liver change mean ?

What exactly does diffuse fatty liver change mean ?

Excess LiverCell Fat: All food absorbed from intestines goes to liver first. Normally liver produces >50% of body supply glucose+ketones (from fat+protein) for fuel, esp. Brain. When carb/sugar intake (esp. Etoh: from sugar) ingested, liver conversion decreases/stops: a little carb stored as glycogen, a little burned & rest converted to fat & exported, with chronic ingestion, fat accumulates in liver cells & liver sick. ...Read more

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To find out what diffuse reversible ischaemic in the apex means on my perfusion scan?

To find out what diffuse reversible ischaemic in the apex means on my perfusion scan?

Demand not met: it means that there are areas of the heart that likely do not get enought blood when exercise. The demand for oxygen in the cardiac muscle are higher than what it is provided to them ...Read more

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My MRI shows: abnormal diffuse hypointensive marroe signal through out the spine. Should I be worried? What does this mean?

My MRI shows: abnormal diffuse hypointensive marroe signal through out the spine. Should I be worried? What does this mean?

There are a: host of processes that can cause this finding, ranging from relatively innocuous to very serious. Without assessing the pattern or severity, it is difficult to speculate on the cause in your case. You need to discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does the statement "a diffuse are of mucosa in the terminal ileum was nodular" mean. I dont understand the medical language ?

What does the statement "a diffuse are of mucosa in the terminal ileum was nodular" mean. I dont understand the medical language ?

Ask GI doc who ordrd: This question's best answered by the GI doctor who performed the procedure & submitted the report. The GI doctor should explain its significance (i.e., if it correlates with your symptoms or not). "Diffuse" = widespread. "Terminal ileum" = region of small intestine near appendix / large intestine. "Nodular" means forming a mass or round spherical shape (nodule). TTYD. Good luck & thanks for asking ...Read more