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What Does Free Of Infiltrates Mean
Imaging finding: This is a comment on pictures that you've had. It may mean that you have some inflammation of the mastoid air cells which are located behind your ear. You will likely get a good answer from your ENT who will know the significance of this finding based on your history and physical exam. Check with your ent! ...Read more
Possible infection: Sherry, "toxic granulation" refers to the appearance of the white blood cells seen when your doctor does a blood count. This finding is associated with several things but could indicate you are having an infection of some type. It is not a serious finding and you should not be worried if you have this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reaction or Infectio: Inflammation is the body's reaction to something irritating it. The inflammation may be a reaction to trauma (injury) or a reaction to an infection. The most common infections are to yeast, bacteria or viruses (yeast most likely). But, they may also be part of a sexually transmitted disease -- so that is the reason for additional testing of the pap smear. ...Read more
Low count: It means that your t-cell count is low. There are many reasons that this can happen. T-cells are a part of the immune system, and a very low t-call count can leave one prone to infections. ...Read more
Collapse of air sacs: Atelectasis is a a complete or partial collapse of an are of lung. It happens when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lung become deflated. 'mild' means that the changes are slight/minimal. 'dependent' means that the less inflated areas are in regions of the lung where gravity is pulling the tissue down - often related to the patient being in one position for a long time. ...Read more
Hepatic parenchyma: This is a term used to describe the tissue of the liver. It helps distinguish between different parts of the liver such as the liver capsule, the blood vessels, and the parenchyma. The parenchyma is where you liver performs it's metabolism, such as storing energy, releasing energy, or eliminating waste from the blood. ...Read more
"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more
What does this mean is it bad? "the liver demonstrates homogeneous signal intensity without focal lesion"?
Sounds normal: I assume the report includes other verbage, but what phrase you are questioning is an observation by the radiologist that the liver is not fatty nor has tumors or cysts. ...Read more
What does it mean on results of CT scan no abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy. No free fluid or pneumoeritoneum mean is it that it wasnt checked?
Not at all: It means you don't have those findings. And you should want to have them. Also it sounds like whatever your doctors were looking for wasn't there. Don't worry about those findings. Discuss the report with your doctor ...Read more
Non-specific: This can be seen (on mri) in a variety of states. It can mean a recent traumatic injury, disruption in blood flow (seen in pregnancy), infection, or other processes. It is relatively non-specific, but if you give your radiologist a full history, they should be able to narrow the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes for : Increase. 100-280mg per 100 ml of serum is the normal level of Alpha 2. It is elevated in inflammation and nephrotic syndrome. However, all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical test and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. See this more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/9270. ...Read more
Lung issue: This means the bottoms of the lungs are slightly compressed or collapsed. Think of a sponge standing on end on a hard surface, with the portion on the bottom squished together a bit. Can be alleviated with taking deep breaths in most cases. ...Read more
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
it depends: In general calcification in tumor is not bad and may indicates (for example) benighn lesion in lung mass. You need more work up of thyroid mass and eventually bx if needed. ...Read more
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