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What is atropic dermititis?

What is atropic dermititis?

Atopic: The word is atopic dermatitis which is an inherited sensitivity of the skin that makes it more likely to get irritated and itch than normal skin. Once itching is severe, the patient scratches until a rash breaks out leading to redness, oozing and crust often called eczema. Often associated with family history of asthma or nose allergies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

What are the symptoms of atrophic vaginalitis?

Several: You mean atrophic vaginitis.Symptoms include dryness, soreness, white malodorous discharge due to infection,painful intercourse. sometimes bleeding in post menopause. Estrogens are helpful. If you have these symptoms see a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Can certain medications cause the kidney to become atrophic?

Yes.: Many drugs can result in renal failure which will eventually lead to atrophy of the kidneys. It's rare today though since we are well aware of these drugs and your doctor should monitor renal function if you're taking them. ...Read more

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How we can cure atrophic testes?

How we can cure atrophic testes?

See answer: Testicular atrophy, or shrinking of the testicles, can be due to a variety of causes, including: congenital abnormality, injury, prior infection (mumps), old age, medications (steroids, testosterone, chemotherapy), varicocele, etc. Most causes of testicular atrophy are irreversible unless medication is the cause in which case stopping the medication and restoring proper hormone balance may help. ...Read more

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How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

Atrophic Glossitis: This condition is diagnosed with a complete medical and dental history and a visual diagnosis. A biopsy can help rule out other conditions if the diagnosis is atypical and unclear. There are many causes and therefore a physician would need to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

Atrophic hole, No: An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous. A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if the surgeon feels that it is a threat and may progress to a detachment. If it progresses to a detachment, that is serious. ...Read more

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Pap showed atrophic pattern, what does this mean?

Pap showed atrophic pattern, what does this mean?

Low estrogen: Atrophic patterns on pap smears are usually associated with decreased estrogen levels. Low estrogen levels are found in women that are either going into, or already in menopause. ...Read more

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What the differences between erosive and atrophic gastritis?

What the differences between erosive and atrophic gastritis?

See below: Erosive gastritis indicated the presence of small, shallow ulcers in the stomach. This are commonly related to the use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen) or h.Yplori infection. Atrophic gastritis is the remnant of chronic stomach inflammation which has left the stomach glands atrophied (wasted, shriveled, weakened). This can be caused by h.Pylori or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How to determine if sinus or atrophic rhinitis?

How to determine if sinus  or atrophic rhinitis?

Exam and history: Your primary physician or allergist can help with this. Part of it depends on the appearance of the lining of the nose, along with a detailed description of your symptoms. Response to treamtent is another clue - atrophic rhinitis responds best to ipratroprium spray, whereas sinus inflammation is best treated with steroid sprays. ...Read more

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What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

What does pancreatic parenchyma is atrophic mean?

It means: The tissue of your pancreas has deteriorated and is shrunken down. Often seen in people with history of alcohol excess or other causes of prior pancreatic inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Atrophic scars?

What is the definition or description of: Atrophic scars?

Atrophic scar: An old injury site that is regressing or becoming LESS noticeable. As opposed to a hypertrophic scar which is raised, proud, and getting larger. ...Read more

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Any ideas if I can have kids if I have atrophic right kidney?

Any ideas if I can have kids if I have atrophic right kidney?

Yep: If your overall kidney function (measured most commonly by a blood test) is normal, an atrophic kidney shouldn't give you any problems conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to full term. If you have reduced kidney function, you may be at a higher risk for pregnancy complications. Your primary care doctor and obstetrician can help advise you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for atrophic scar aka pitted scar?

Are there any good home remedies for atrophic scar aka pitted scar?

Pitted Scars: Unfortunately there are no good home remedies for these types of scars. Raised scars are a different issue. You can improve the appearance of that type of scar with massage and pressure over time. But pitted scars usually require excision. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of atrophic gastritis? Is it serious condition?

What is the treatment of atrophic gastritis? Is it serious condition?

Depends on cause: Can be due to long term infection with bacteria, h. Pylori which can cause ulcers, and cancer of stomach. Can be autoiimmune, also can increase risk for stomach cancer. Decreases acid prod. Either can cause vitamin B12 deficiency (can affect blood count and neurological function), iron def, risk of gut infection. If h pylori-rx with meds for about 2 wks. Both need B12 replacement lifelong. ...Read more

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Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Yes: Certain cancer drugs are known to be toxic to the kidneys, which is why your kidney function is closely monitored on them. ...Read more

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My spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 CM , my pancreas is mildly atrophic should I be concerned how does it get corrected.

My spleen is enlarged measuring 14.8 CM , my pancreas is mildly atrophic should I be concerned how does it get corrected.

You haven't: provided enough clinical information, but I would definitely discuss your problem with your physician. ...Read more

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My left testis is atrophic how can it be fixed?

My left testis is atrophic how can it be fixed?

Atrophic Testicle: It may not be possible to "fix" the atrophic testicle. It is possible to get a prosthetic testicle for cosmetic purposes. If you just have some shrinkage of the testicle, it may be possible to increase the size with either Clomid (clomiphene) or hCG (both are prescription medications). ...Read more

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How common is atrophic vaginitis in 42 year old?

How common is atrophic vaginitis in 42 year old?

Not very: Atrophic vaginitis typically presents after menopause. While menopause can occur any time after the age of 40, most women will not experience menopause (or atrophic vaginitis) until after the age of 50 or 52. When it does occur, it is quite treatable with estrogen replacement. ...Read more

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How long does it take atrophic vaginitis to clear up?

How long does it take atrophic vaginitis to clear up?

1-2 weeks: When the estrogen is given directly into the vagina (as a cream, tablet or ring) then it is quite rapid the turnaround in symptoms. The actual vagina skin does not make its full recovery until around 2 wks of use. Using oral estrogen sometimes takes a long time, much longer by weeks even months to rebuild the vaginal tissue. ...Read more

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What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

What do mild atrophic changes in brain parenchyma means?

Depends: Isolated atrophy (with no other findings on the scan) in a young person could be a sign of something serious, like a toxic exposure or inflammatory condition, and is seen in dementia. In much older adult patients this may be an expected (normal) finding. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating atrophic vaginitis?

I want to know my options for treating atrophic vaginitis?

See below: Estrogen vaginal cream is the main choice of treatment options. Other options include replens, dong quai, black cohosh, phytoestrogen (soybean, flaxseed, alfafla sprout and red clover), lubriant (just for intercourse) and moisturizer (especially with natural aloe vera). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: atrophic vaginitis?

A menopause problem: The vaginal mucosa is sensitive to estrogen, so when estrogen levels drop after menopause the tissue thins out, becoming more fragile, sensitive, and dry. This symptomatic vaginal atrophy is referred to as atrophic vaginitis although it is not really an infection. ...Read more

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How does atrophic gastritis predispose to gastric carcinoma?

How does atrophic gastritis predispose to  gastric carcinoma?

Good question: Atrophic gastritis is caused by chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa with loss of gastric glandular cells and replacement by intestinal-type epithelium and intestinal metaplasia eventually occurs. Metaplasia precedes dysplasia which is precursor to cancer in many tumors. Overall, this is an adaption of mucosa to chronic inflammation that pushes this cell to replicate and eventually mutate. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a heterogeneous atrophic thyroid?

Should I be worried if I have a heterogeneous atrophic thyroid?

Usually not: It implies that much of your thyroid gland is not producing thyroid hormone. There can be many reasons. To properly interpret and manage this situation, the thyroid function tests and size,texture, and nodularity of the gland on exam need to be known. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is atrophic vaginitis?

I've heard different things. What exactly is atrophic vaginitis?

Inflammation: Atrophic vaginitis happens when the vaginal tissue becomes irritated and inflamed due to the thinning of the tissue that happens after menopause. It usually causes burning, and/or itching and a discharge. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have atrophic changes with basal ganglia lacunar infracts.?

What does it mean to have atrophic changes with  basal ganglia lacunar infracts.?

Brain changes: These finding suggest a chronic process which has caused damage to parts of the brain. The most common culprit is atherosclerotic disease of the arteries. Additional evaluation by a physician is recommended. ...Read more