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What does radiopharmaceutical uptake from a bone scan mean in layman's terms?

What does radiopharmaceutical uptake from a bone scan mean in layman's terms?

Tracer uptake: Read the report. But it sounds like it means that there is increased bone metabolism at that location. The radiopharmaceutical maps calcium activity (osteoblastic) of the bone. Can have increased metabolism in response to mechanical stress, a fracture, cancer, infection, and miscellaneous reasons. ...Read more

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What does moderate to severely decreased uptake of the radiopharmaceutical by the inferior-inferolateral wall mean?

What does moderate to severely decreased uptake of the radiopharmaceutical by the inferior-inferolateral wall mean?

Risk for MI.: This seems to suggest that the defined areas of the heart are at risk for damage. This seems to suggest that a blockage exists to the blood flow to those parts of the heart, which can lead to a heart attack. This needs to be investigated further and treated. You need an angiogram. ...Read more

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Had a pelvic ct. What does adnexal hyperemia and bladder not well distended mean?

Had a pelvic ct. What does adnexal hyperemia and bladder not well distended mean?

Focus on hyperemia: Adnexa=area of ovaries, Hyperemia=increased blood flow. Assuming nothing else was mentioned this is likely a normal finding. Despite advances in CT technology, I still believe an ultrasound is the best way to examine the adnexa and bladder.
"Bladder not well distended" just means you went to the bathroom before the scan. It is normal. ...Read more

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What does patchy hyperemia throughout stomach and colon mean? Is it a medical condition?

What does patchy hyperemia throughout stomach and colon mean? Is it a medical condition?

Subjective: I presume your colonoscopy endoscopy report said patchy hyperemia. Usually this is nothing just like facial flushing when you are nervous. Sometimes hyperemia is associated with inflammation, but biopsies of the hyperemic areas would confirm this.

You should ask your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My MRI reads: Modic type I curvilinear trabecular stress response/hyperemia at L4-5. what does that mean. I have had low back pain with leg and feet?

My MRI reads: Modic type I curvilinear trabecular stress response/hyperemia at L4-5. what does that mean. I have had low back pain with leg and feet?

Modic changes: Describe various stages of vertebral body end plate marrow changes in the progression of degenerative disc disease. It could potentially be associated with pain, but not the leg/foot pain you describe, because it doesn't involve nerve roots. ...Read more

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I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

Red eyes: There are many causes for red eyes. You could try some over-the-counter lubricant drops to see if this helps. Avoid allergy or "get the red out" drops as they can make the red eyes worse. If this does not help, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I've read from several articles that frequent masturbation can cause prostatic hyperemia and thus cause prostatitis. Is that real?

I've read from several articles that frequent masturbation can cause prostatic hyperemia and thus cause prostatitis. Is that real?

Reading is good: Reading is good, and makes a young person well-rounded and wiser about affairs of the world. One's prostate gland does not know where one's penis is (for example, outside the girl vs. Inside the girl), and one's prostate does not know how the penis is being stimulated (for example, with hands vs. Inside the girl). So, the effects from vaginal sex or masturbation appear identical to one's prostate. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a radionuclide and a radiopharmaceutical in medical imaging?

What are the differences between a radionuclide and a radiopharmaceutical in medical imaging?

Nothing significant: These two term are often used interchangeably for the agent injected to create Nuclear Medicine scan images. ...Read more

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How can I heal hyperemia in eyes?

How can I heal hyperemia in eyes?

Hyperemia: Is just increased redness. The cause of the redness is what would require treatment. There are many causes for red eyes which can be difficult to determine without an eye exam. Your eye doctor can help diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the hyperemia. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat hyperemia in eyes?

How can I treat hyperemia in eyes?

Hyperemia: Is just increased redness. The cause of the redness is what would require treatment. There are many causes for red eyes which can be difficult to determine without an eye exam. Your eye doctor can help diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the hyperemia. Good luck. ...Read more

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Esophagus : hyperemia and erosion present at the lower end?

Esophagus : hyperemia and erosion present at the lower end?

See your doctor.: The only one who can tell the significance of these findings is the doctor who did the endoscopy in the first place. I would ask that doctor to explain what the findings mean and recommend where to go from here. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

Any advice? I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

Hyperemia: Is just increased redness. The cause of the redness is what would require treatment. There are many causes for red eyes which can be difficult to determine without an eye exam. Your eye doctor can help diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the hyperemia. Good luck.. ...Read more

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Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Mild depent hyperemia in the posterior lung base?

Unimportant usually: Radiologist code intended to indicate slight excess fluid in the lower part of the lung field (posterior if lying down) due to the influence of mild excess volume in the blood vessels and effect of gravity and not typical of other causes. Description implies 2 issues- > usual blood vessel volume and cause as gravity and positioning. Danger is if this is being misinterpreted by the radiologist. ...Read more

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3 months ago I stopped using clear eyes. Now, after 3 months my eyes are turning really bloodshot. Could this be rebound hyperemia?

3 months ago I stopped using clear eyes. Now, after 3 months my eyes are turning really bloodshot. Could this be rebound hyperemia?

Doubt: Using the eye drops sound like they helped you, it is ok to continue the drops. The main cause of redness is dryness and irritation, the treatment is artificial tear drops. ...Read more

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Do injections cause hyperemia?

Do injections cause hyperemia?

Yes: Hyperemia means increase blood flow through an area. Scratching causes hyperemia and so can any injury.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the rebound hyperemia?

Please help! What is the rebound hyperemia?

Decongestent: People use "decongestents" to treat nasal inflammation. It suppresses the discharge temporarily, when the drug effect wears off, the tissue is more engorged with blood than it was before drug use, rebound increase in blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the redness and heat of an inflamed area from hyperemia caused by?

What is the redness and heat of an inflamed area from hyperemia caused by?

Blood flow: The cardinal signs of inflammation are pain, swelling, loss of function, redness and warmth. The last two are related to increased blood flow through the site of inflammation. You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/arthritis/about-inflammation#1
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of conjunctival hyperemia? Is there too much blood there?

What is the meaning of conjunctival hyperemia? Is there too much blood there?

Redness.: Conjunctival hyperemia is one form of what results in a "red" eye. The term "hyperemia" refers to an engorgement of the blood vessels in any part of the body. In this case it is in the conjunctivae. It is a sign of inflammation in the part of the body where the "hyperemia" is present. The blood vessels are engorged as a result of additional inflammatory cells accumulating in the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Why would I have adnexal hyperemia?

Why would I have adnexal hyperemia?

Which adnexa?: "Adnexa" is plural of "adnexum" which means accessory organ. Skin adnexa include hair, sweat glands and sebaceous glands. Uterine adnexa are the ovaries and tubes. Hyperemia means increased blood flow, which gives the organ a red color and can be due to congestion or inflammation ...Read more

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Is there any way I could speed up the rebound hyperemia recovery? I am currently taking Lutein Omega 3 supplements and using some artificial tears

Is there any way I could speed up the rebound hyperemia recovery? I am currently taking Lutein Omega 3 supplements and using some artificial tears

Recovery: Assuming no circulatory deficit and good cardiovascular conditioning there is nothing else proven to accelerate recovery ...Read more

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Dx - optic nerve hyperemia. Blurred vision in left eye for more than a year. Possible causes? Can be from use of Zaditor (ketotifen) for allergies?

Dx - optic nerve hyperemia. Blurred vision in left eye for more than a year. Possible causes? Can be from use of Zaditor (ketotifen) for allergies?

Ophthalmologist: Make sure you see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. You may have congenital blurring of optic disc, disc drusen, hypoplasia, but with the blurred vision, I'd be worried about something different. A year-long history without worsening is not typical of inflammatory optic neuritis. Compression of nerve by tumor? Zaditor™ is not the cause. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Traces of blood in stool 2 days ago. Normal CBC. Colonoscopy found hyperemia and erosions in rectum. Doctor prescribed melasamine. Normal stool now. Will I have to deal with IBD from now on?

Traces of blood in stool 2 days ago. Normal CBC. Colonoscopy found hyperemia and erosions in rectum. Doctor prescribed melasamine. Normal stool now. Will I have to deal with IBD from now on?

Do you have anyone: In your family with crohn's or ulcerative colitis because studies have shown a strong genetic component. Once you have been diagnosed with IBD, it normally is controlled with diet and/or medication. According to the CDC, about 2/3- 3/4 of patients with crohns may undergo surgery. In ulcerative colitis, once the colon is removed, there will be no more flare ups as the colon is now gone. ...Read more

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Results from my daughter's bone scan says that there is mildly increased uptake in the dorsum of her midfoot on delayed imaging. Stress fracture?

Results from my daughter's bone scan says that there is mildly increased uptake in the dorsum of her midfoot on delayed imaging. Stress fracture?

Not necessarily: I would expect the same type of report from a kid with a bone bruise or scuff at the same location. Such wording should be paired with the results of a history and physical exam to decide the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your thyroid uptake is at 90% at 24 hours?

What does it mean if your thyroid uptake is at 90% at 24 hours?

May be hyperthyroid: Normally it should be 30% or less at 24 hr
see an endocrinologist to evaluate hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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On a pet scan does a lower SUV uptake meAn less aggressive cancer? The SUV uptake was 5.2,

On a pet scan does a lower SUV uptake meAn less aggressive cancer? The SUV uptake was 5.2,

No: SUV has no bearing on the aggressiveness of the cancer. It is a relative measure of the glucose metabolism. In fact, some very aggressive tumors have no FDG uptake at all. Some benign conditions like infection can have high uptake. The standard uptake value depends on many factors like patient body size and serum glucose level and the normal uptake in the tissue surrounding the target lesion. ...Read more

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Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Husband's renogram report says relative uptake 39% and poor relative function with obstruction in right kidney. Does it mean kidney removal?

Yes or not...: Nuclear diuretic renal scan is used to roughly assess the percentage of total function contributed from each kidney so to decide if worthwhile to remove a severely damaged kidney or to decide and plan to remove a kidney with cancer which could not be managed with trans-ureteroscopic approach. If such a kidney is removed, possible dialysis may be required. So, ask surgeon for detailing...

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