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What Does It Means By Ptb Infiltrates
Depends : would need to hear the detailed report to be sure but this usually refers to evidence that someone had TB in the past and it has left a scar. If you were treated for TB then likely nothing more will need to be done. If you have never been treated, you may need to be treated for either active or latent TB. This decision would be based on your history and symptoms. ...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
Thyroid ...: Calcification in the thyroid can occur in both benign and malignant conditions. Thyroid calcifications can be classified as coarse calcifications, microcalcifications, or peripheral calcifications. Microcalcifications on thyroid ultrasound are one of the most specific ultrasound findings for thyroid malignancy. ...Read more
Ducts versus tissue: The biliary tree is a network of pipes running through the liver tissue. Liver disease can often be divided into those affecting the pipes versus those affecting the tissue (which is made up of liver cells). Diseases which primarily affect the liver cells (and not the pipes) are considered parenchymal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My x-rays result is suspicious upper lung densities, heart is not enlarge, apicolorotic view. What does it mean?
Follow up further: Apical Lordotic view refers to the the positioning of the x-ray beam coming from in front of your chest to the film behind you. Heart not enlarged is a normal finding. As for the "suspicious upper lung density"...this is not very specific but indicates he likely saw something that caught his attention and likely needs to be evaluated further either by CT scan or maybe follow up x-ray later. ...Read more
My xray impression is this: regression of the left upper lobe infiltrates
What does it means?
Which enzyme?: If it is alt or ast, then it is an indication of liver injury. If you drink, stop taking alcohol entirely in any form and redo the test in three months. Liver makes many other enzymes also. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...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
What does it mean of " stable upper lobe opacities, Reflective PTB with fibrosis" I have under go treatment on PTB before.
Stable: THis report describes scarred or healed areas of the lung which have shown no significant or suspicious changes after serial imaging studies. YOur primary care physician can review the film's with the radiologist to learn when further follow-up studies are advisable. ...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
Endothelium: In the blood, these are usually the cells that line the inside of the blood vessels. It's from an unlucky venipuncture. If your physician is not concerned, you should not be either. ...Read more
What does it mean if I'm non reactive for hepc and the HCV signal to cutoff: 0.4 what does that mean Why is it 0.4 if I'm nonreactive wouldn't it be 0?
No: This is the nature of immunoassays. It's not counting sheep in a pasture; it's 21st century deep electronic technology stuff. And I'll admit it's often confusing. There's background noise that produces the 0.4. Best wishes. ...Read more
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