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What If The Colonoscopy Shows Something Abnormal
Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my MRI shows this: abnormal diffuse hypointensive marroe signal through out the spine. I'm worried what is it?
There are numerous: potential reasons for this finding, including marrow replacement/infiltrative/dysplastic disorders and red marrow reconversion. Do you smoke? Smoking or other chronic hypoxic conditions can do this. You need to talk to your doctor about what this finding means in your case. ...Read more
I had a cat scan of chest and there was an incidental finding that there was done thyroid thickening . What does that mean could that be thyroid cance?
Unlikely: Your note suggests that the whole thyroid gland is mildly enlarged. This is called a goiter and is not cancer. If the gland is enlarged in just one area there may be a nodule or cyst of the thyroid gland and these are also likely to be benign. Your doctor should be able to clarify the findings on the report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could you tell me if someone has thyroid cancer wouldn't the CBC blood test show that something was abnormal?
Had a colonoscopy and the biopsies showed a change is the cell type, called interstinal metaplasia. What does that mean?
Need follow up: Metaplasia means area of biopsy , did not have normal looking mucosa , cells are changing , it does not mean cancer , still cell are normal cells , if unchecked theses areas may transform to malignant cells , if cluster of cancer cells are formed , if they are not invading to adjacent membrane is called ' in situ cancer ' earliest possible stage .Do not worry just follow your doctors advise , . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had an abdominal ct scan. The report states that the bladder wall is mildly thickened. What does that mean?
If an MRI shows a 1 CM iliac bone lesion that radiologist speculates could be hemangioma, what, if anything, should be done to further define the lesion or follow up? What else could the lesion be?
Biopsies of stomach showed a change in the call type called intestinal metaplasia, what does that mean? Does it need watching?
see be: Intestinal metaplasia (im) of the stomach is a risk factor in developing intestinal-type gastric cancer and hence the question of reversibility is vital. There is emerging epidemiological evidence that with long term follow up, im may be reversible although a combination of antioxidant agents and eradication of h pylori may be necessary to achieve this. The pathogenesis is in research. ...Read more
A recent CT scan showed dilated cardiomyopathy, but the doctor didn't mention it. Does the mention of it on the report mean that it's a diagnosis?
My MRI shows: abnormal diffuse hypointensive marroe signal through out the spine. Should I be worried? What does this mean?
There are a: host of processes that can cause this finding, ranging from relatively innocuous to very serious. Without assessing the pattern or severity, it is difficult to speculate on the cause in your case. You need to discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more
Hi, i had a upper GI endoscopy. They found mucosal nodularity in the fundus. What does this mean? Is it an indication for ulcer? And is it something c
Possibilities...: I understand your concern but, like many things in medicine, a single physical finding taken out of context can suggest nonspecifically a variety of phenomenon. Fundic nodularity may indicate hyperplasia, inflammation, an inflltrative process (like lymphoma), more. Rather than worry needlessly, please wait to hear your biopsy results, then treat objectively. ...Read more
If an ultrasound test result says " the gallbladder is physiologically distended " what does it mean?
Likely normal: That ultrasound reading may be a normal finding. If symptoms of gallbladder disease persist, further testing may be helpful. A nuclear cholangiogram can sometimes show if the gallbladder is emptying properly, or if it has signs of obstruction that are not clear on the ultrasound. ...Read more
I had a CT scan. And it says "mucosal thickening is noted in the right antrum".
What does this mean? Is this a serious issue?
If your CT scan results are " Red Alert " what does this mean?got an extremely thickened sigmoid colon and bulky uterus also cystic like change?
It means it needs: follow up right away. You need to discuss your result ASAP with the ordering physician! ...Read more
Ct reports 'physiological change seen in both adnexa and uterine cavity'. Could this indicate a prolapse? And/or what else could it indicate?
Not prolapse: Physiological canges are changes that happen naturally in your body and are normal. They included signs of ovulation or signs of a period about to come or that both ovulation and your period is over. It can mean normal things that happen to your ovaries and your uterine cavity ...Read more
Can you tell me if you have a pet scan what is the percentage rate the something showing up is just an infection and not cance?
No percentage...: Pet scans use radioactive glucose as the tracer. Glucose is nonspecific ; can be taken up in infection, inflammation, ; tumor. Pet scans are often used to localize infection in fever of unknown origin. In addition pet scans can be helpful in diagnosing in spinal osteomyelitis. The mechanism of glucose uptake is different from other infection imaging agents such as indium WBC and gallium scans. ...Read more
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