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What does ENDOSALPINGOSIS mean?

What does ENDOSALPINGOSIS mean?

Pelvic Pain: This means that the cells which line the tube through which the eggs flow into the uterus are growing OUTSIDE the tubes and this is though to be a cause for CHRONIC pelvic pain. Hope this helps!! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. Seth Derman
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Hysterosalpingogram (Definition)

It means a test to determine the countour of the uterine cavity and whether to tubes are open. It's part of an infertility work up, and also used to check for uterine polyps or fibroids. It's usually performed in a radiologists office wihout anesthesia. If the physician injects the dye slowly ...Read more


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What does pyelogram mean exactly?

What does pyelogram mean exactly?

A picture of pelvis: It is an x ray picture with dye of the pelvis of the kidneys, either from above or below. From above, dye is infused IV and filtered into kidneys (iv pyelogram) then goes to pelvis of kidneys which is the funnel connection bet a kidney and a ureter. From below means a urologist injects a dye upwards the ureter using a scope then takes the picture (ascending pyelogram). It shows stones or tumors. ...Read more

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What does ttc mean?

What does ttc mean?

Trying To Conceive: People use TTC to say they are trying to get pregnant and have a baby. (TTC stands for Trying To Conceive) ...Read more

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What does transvaginal mean?

What does transvaginal mean?

It means: Through the vagina. A transvaginal ultrasound uses a probe that goes into the vagina and sees the pelvic organs through the vaginal wall. A transabdominal ultrasound is done with a probe on the skin surface and sees the organs through the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

What does tlco mean? What does it measure?

DLCO?: If your actually meant dlco, it measures how well oxygen is absorbed from the air you breathe into your blood stream and how well carbon dioxide is removed from your blood stream into the air you breathe out ... ...Read more

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What does infertile mean?

What does infertile mean?

Infertility: Inability to conceive within a year (or 6 months if over 35) after unprotected intercourse. See a fertility specialist if it is taking longer! ...Read more

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What does infertility mean?

What does infertility mean?

It depends: For younger women (younger than 35), we can use the traditional definition of 1 year or trying to conceive. For women 35-40, 6 months is enough time to consider seeing a specialist for an evaluation. And for women older than 40, it is important to seek help as soon as you are ready! ...Read more

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What exactly does bilateral ovarian endometreosis mean?

What exactly does bilateral ovarian endometreosis mean?

Biltateral: It means that endometrial (lining of the uterus) tissue is present in both your ovaries. This can cause you pain. See your gyn for treatment. ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

What does ovulation mean .. and fertilition?

Definitions: Ovulation is when an egg is released by the ovaries, which usually happens in women each month. Fertilization is when that released egg meets sperm from a male, causing a series of events to occur which, barring any problems, typically results in a baby about nine months later. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

What exactly does it mean to have an ovarian cyst?

Larger Cyst in Ovary: By nature, the ovary is a cystic organ, follicular cells around egg cells begin secreting fluid into space around egg creating a cyst, several every cycle. Mid-cycle, the cysts rupture releasing the egg, called ovulation. If 1 or more cysts become larger, without shedding egg, can more easily be seen on ultrasound, ct, etc and termed an ovarian cyst. More common in people with ?body fat & diabetes. ...Read more

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What does it mean lt.Side adnexal cyst?

What does it mean lt.Side adnexal cyst?

Left Side: Adnexa refers to structures beside an organ. The tubes and ovaries are the adnexa of the uterus. Lt.Side adnexal cyst refers to a cyst on the left side. Possibly a cyst of the tube or ovary. Cysts are typically fluid filled structures. ...Read more

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What does ovulation mean? What actually happens?

What does ovulation mean? What actually happens?

Ovulation: Its the process of releasing an egg (or two) from the ovary. After ovulation, the space where the egg came from forms a cyst, called the corpus luteal cyst, which starts making Progesterone to help get the uterus ready for a pregnancy. Once the egg comes out, it will only last an hour or two, so for fertilization (and pregnancy) to occur, it has to fall into a pool of sperm. ...Read more

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What does 'enlarged ovaries' mean?

What does 'enlarged ovaries' mean?

Cysts or PCOS ...: Enlarged ovaries (high ovarian volumes) are most commonly caused by ovarian cysts, but if the ovaries are enlarged without large cysts it can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome or pcos, a hormonal condition that affects about 1 in 10 women. An ultrasound scan of your ovaries will look for ovarian cysts, and is part of the diagnostic tests that we do to look for pcos, as well as blood testing. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

What does it mean to have enlarged ovary?

Enlarged ovaries?: Many possibilities- first it depends on why they're enlarged, and how enlarged they are. If you care to share more specifics i'll comment further. ...Read more

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What exactly does dialysis mean?

What exactly does dialysis mean?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have multicystic ovary?

Many cysts: It simply means there are multiple cysts on your ovary. If cysts are small, it can be a normal finding. It can also be seen with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). By itself, it doesn't mean too much but may have significance in the context of another diagnosis such as PCOS. If the cysts are grapefruit sized, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does fundoscopy mean?

What does fundoscopy mean?

Look at fundus: It means looking at the fundus. It is an exam technique to look at the fundus and retina of the eye for clues on various diseases. ...Read more

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What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

What does it mean when MRI is indeterminate?

It means: That a definitive diagnosis cannot be provided. For example, in the case of liver mass the MRI may be indeterminate if it cannot discriminate between something benign and something cancerous. ...Read more

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What does thalassemia mean exactly?

What does thalassemia mean exactly?

Start with this link: There are several types. This is a good starting resource. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000587.htm ...Read more