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What Does It Mean If You Have Biopsy And Its Inconclusive
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
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
Unless done too: early - if doesn't sound like you are pregnant. ...Read more
Depends "abnormal": There is a wide range of abnormal pap smear results. Some tests come back showing you have a virus called hpv which is extremely common in sexually active women. Pap smears can also show that the cells of the cervix themselves are abnormal, showing pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. Since "abnormal" can mean so many things, you should ask your doctor specifically what it showed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sputum analysis report is negative. What does that mean? Does it follow that I do not have PTB or pneumonia?
Sputum: Looking at sputum in a laboratory is a hit and miss proposition. If positive it is of value, but when negative needs to be repeated and supplemented by more detailed means of collection and examination. You can easily have pulmonary tuberculosis with no acid-fast organisms seen on stain and sometimes cultures are also negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean if your doctor tells you you have thyroid antibodies? She felt on my neck and said everything was ok but what can this mean in futur
Higher risk: All that means is that you are somewhat more likely to develop a thyroid problem than those without the antibody. However the presence of a thyroid antibody may or may not lead to thyroid disease at all. It does tell you that you may be predisposed to develop an autoimmune disorder especially with the thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prostate if male: Benign prostatic hypertrophy (prostate enlargement) may present like this however this usually occurs in males past middle age. If younger, you worry about prostatitis i.e. Infection in prostate. Other simple causes include cold/decongetant medicines over the counter and some prescription medicines. Urethral stricture and bladder stones are less common causes. Need to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney shadow: You need to ask the physician (p) who ordered the test this question. I do not know what test was ordered or why it ordered. Speak to the p who ordered the test for an answer to your question as the p knows the patient the best and can give a meaningful differential diagnosis. ...Read more
What does it mean when a doctor tells me im on stage 3 of change if cells? I have a colposcopy comming up, but what can it be std? Cancer? Any answers
HSIL-CIN 3: I assume that you are talking about high grade intraepithelial lesion- cin 3- carcinoma in situ. It refers to severely cellular changes on the cervical epithelial lining., colposcopy is needed. The treatment is to remove (excise) or destroy (ablate) the abnormal area to prevent cancer. The risk to develop invasive cancer of the cervix is about 20% if nothing is done, follow up w/ your gyne closely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See immunologist: Immunoglobulin A and G are major parts of the immune system that protect us from serious bacterial infections. Lacking IgA is fairly common but lacking IgG can lead to severe infections. An immunologist can assess the rest of the immune system and review in detail the types of infections you have had to determine what the best treatment approach would be. ...Read more
What does it mean when they say you have a antral mass? Pancreatic and it has been biopsied and a irregular z line.
2 answers: The antrum is the farther part of the stomach before it leads into the small intestine. A mass there could be intrinsic (within) or extrinsic (outside) the stomach. If the pancreas has a mass, it could indent into the antrum. Irregular z line is a finding in the esophagus, where the esophageal lining meets the lining of the stomach is not in the usual position and is a sign of inflammation. ...Read more
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