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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 blood test of ionized calcium mean? What does it measure? What does it mean if the ionized calcium is below the normal range?

What does blood test of ionized calcium mean? What does it measure? What does it mean if the ionized calcium is below the normal range?

Can't tell: By itself any one blood test, normal or abnormal, means absolutely nothing unless there is some context. You can't determine the significance of this without knowing when it was drawn, why it was drawn, and whether there are any other abnormal tests. Sometimes it means absolutely nothing. Ask the doctor who drew it. ...Read more

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Endometrium measures 7mm. What does that mean?

Endometrium measures 7mm. What does that mean?

Proliferative phase: In a postmenopausal woman it means it is too thick, and tissue sampling (a biopsy) should be done. In a woman with regular menstrual cycles it indicates that she is in the first half of her menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What does inhomogene mean I have a endometrial line that measures 17mm?

?inhomogene: Not sure what you mean by inhomogene. Your endometrial lining is 17mm, which is normal for your age, depending on where you were during your cycle. ...Read more

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I was told that my gallbladder wall measures 9ml does that mean i need my gallbladder taken out?

I was told that my gallbladder wall measures 9ml does that mean i need my gallbladder taken out?

In what context...?: No x-ray finding is absolutely normal or abnormal unless it is viewed in clinical context--e.g. Is the patient symptomatic or ill? Measurement of the gallbladder wall (in millimeters, not milliliters) when thickened may indicate gallbladder inflammation, but it may also mean the gallbladder was partially (and normally) contracted. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ovary measure over 40mls? It seems to be a little on the large side? It used to measure 14.1mls. All very confusing.

What does it mean if my ovary measure over 40mls? It seems to be a little on the large side? It used to measure 14.1mls. All very confusing.

Depends: That is a little enlarged for an ovary. Their are many potential causes for an enlarged ovary. Typically the cause will be an ovarian cyst or mass. Their can be multiple smaller cysts. Your doctor should be able to help clarify the cause and significance of the enlarged ovary and determine what should be done next. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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At my 12 week ultrasound the NT measured 3.9mm ... What does that mean?

At my 12 week ultrasound the NT measured 3.9mm ... What does that mean?

You need more tests: This test is a screening test done during pregnancy. A value higher than 3.5mm indicates that further tests, such as amniocentesis or cvs, could be useful to be sure that the baby doesn't have down syndrome. ...Read more

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If my surgar level is between 189-271 measured on a glucose meter what does that mean?

If my surgar level is between 189-271 measured on a glucose meter what does that mean?

Elevated blood sugar: Depending on what time of day those blood sugar readings are taken, it could mean you have an elevated blood sugar level. If those values are while you are fasting (like when you first get up in the morning) then you may have diabetes. If they are after you eat, they still are a little elevated and you are at risk for diabetes. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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When an ultrasound scan measures you at 6 weeks, does it mean you are really at 4 weeks?

When an ultrasound scan measures you at 6 weeks, does it mean you are really at 4 weeks?

From conception.: Depends, how you calculate. The term is calculated from the first day of your period. This is traditionally so. So, what it means really? From the time of conception? Yes. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your baby measures 3 days ahead? Due date of Nov 6 changed to Nov 3. LMP 1/31/2016 sex on Feb 10 & 11 2016

What does it mean if your baby measures 3 days ahead? Due date of Nov 6 changed to Nov 3. LMP 1/31/2016 sex on Feb 10 & 11 2016

Likely nothing: First trimester ultrasounds have an error rate of approximately one week (max). So you cannot really say that those two dates are different. Hope that helps. Good luck with everything! ...Read more