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Why should I get a chronicity scan?

Why should I get a chronicity scan?

If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read more

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Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?

Yes: This is a very good but complicated question.You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion.If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read more

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I have subacute chronic spongiotic dermatitis with scattered eosinophils- what does that mean?

I have subacute chronic spongiotic dermatitis with scattered eosinophils- what does that mean?

Allergic dermatitis: The eosinophils indicate an allergic component. This can be due to drug (or other ingested products), or contact allergen. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

See below: Chronic over a long time uaually about 6 weeks sub acute recent or within 3 weeks problems with a joint. ...Read more

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I have chronically elevated CK levels. What does that mean?

I have chronically elevated CK levels. What does that mean?

How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, elevated CK usually indicates some disorder of the muscles. Please consult this site for information and discuss the issue with your doctor http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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What does "Chronically coarsened interstitial markings" mean?

What does "Chronically coarsened interstitial markings" mean?

Thickening: of the lung interstitial tissues that is long-standing. There are enough potential causes to fill a textbook. Talk to your doctor about what it means for you. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have chronic cord compression?

What does it mean to have chronic cord compression?

A "squeezed" cord: The spinal cord has less space available then normal due to compression by something (such as a disc herniation, arthritis, tumors, infections, etc.). The word "chronic" implies that this has been going on for a long time and is not a recent problem. Cord compression can be a serious problem with potential paralysis. You should be evaluated by a spinal specialist for this problem. ...Read more

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What does "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5" mean?

What does "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5" mean?

Pars defect: Refers to the pars interarticularis which is the bone connecting the inferior and superior facets which is anterior to the lamina and posterior to the pedicle. There are two per vertebrae. Lumbar pars defects can occur in young athletes or from stress fractures secondary to chronic arthritic changes or sudden severe trauma. ...Read more

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What does it mean to me and what should I do if I have "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5"?

What does it mean to me and what should I do if I have "chronic bilateral pars defects at l5"?

Me too!: Bilateral pars defects are genetic defects of the spine that mean that the joints that hold the spine together at that are, and you could be more prone to spondylolisthesis--the top vertebra slipping over the bottom, which can case back pain, and radicular pain from pinched nerves. My mother had this, and so do i. Mine caught earlier because i was a gymnast--didn't know i had this until too late. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

What does it mean to have a "chronic" headache? Is there such a thing?

Lots of variation...: It means to have a headache regularly over a long period of time. Believe it or not....Some people have daily headache and some have constant headache. Specialized headache clinics see many of these people. ...Read more

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What does chronic biapical plueroparenchymal thinkening or scarring mean ?

What does chronic biapical plueroparenchymal thinkening or scarring mean ?

Many possibilities: This means that when they took a chest x-ray on you, they saw some thickening of the tissues at the top of the lungs. Since it is chronic, it appears to have been there for awhile. This could be a result of scarring from pneumonia or lung inflammations in the post or ongoing. A thorough history and examination, while may not reveal a cause, could r/o something more serious. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What does the term "chronic condition" mean?

Chronic vs. Acute: Chronic either means one has had the illness or diagnosis for some time or it is not one that can be cured. This is in contrast to an acute problem that resolves. ...Read more

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What could isolated chronic cough mean?

What could isolated chronic cough mean?

Chronic assumes: 3 month duration or more. But the real answer to your question begs more information from you regarding at a minimum age, gender, physical location, medical history, medications, social habits, results of any recent tests and then more based upon the answers. There is no point providing a lengthy list of cough etiologies which won't be helpful and may just confuse you more. See your doctor ...Read more

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What do you mean by small chronic infarct?

What do you mean by small chronic infarct?

Well...: It means that it is old, small, and an area that died due to lack of oxygen. These are common in older folks on ct's and mri's of the head, expecially with history of high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What does having adult chronic leukemia mean?

What does having adult chronic leukemia mean?

Blood cancer: Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells and bone marrow is the site of the defect. Treatment and outcome depend on the type of leukemia and stage of the disease. Some leukemias may be curable with intensive therapy and may require bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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What does chronic microvascular disease mean?

What does chronic microvascular disease mean?

Microvascular diseas: It means the diffuse microvascularity at the distal end of the arterial tree is narrowed so that end vessel flow is impaired and unless a way can be found to open up the microvasculature chronic ischemia of the beds supplied will be present. ...Read more

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Does chronic pain mean it lasts your whole life ?

Does chronic pain mean it lasts your whole life ?

Chronic Pain: is defined as pain still present after three months despite appropriate treatment. Chronic pain does not point the clinician in the direction of underlying pathology and chronic pain cannot be cured; it must be managed. ...Read more