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What Is Hyperemia And Delayed Radiopharmaceutical Uptake Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes for : Increase. 100-280mg per 100 ml of serum is the normal level of Alpha 2. It is elevated in inflammation and nephrotic syndrome. However, all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical test and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. See this more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/9270. ...Read more
Radiologist told me that there is early commencement of liver disease after scanning of liver. What does that mean?
Uncertainty: When a test result comes back as indeterminate, it means "inconclusive." In other words, the degree of uptake into the mediastinal nodes was neither conclusively normal nor abnormal Therefore the conclusion is uncertain or indeterminate. It seems unfair to put you in this medical limbo but your doctor can do further tests to ascertain if the lymph nodes are overactive metabolically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does "uptake" mean on a bone scan as in "mildly increased uptake involving the RIGHT C6-C7 facet joint?
Bone scan: Uptake means there is simply bone turnover or bone production and degradation in the form of cellular activity. Diagnosis includes fracture arthritis infection tumor anything that dynamically affects bone A bone scan is not an absolute and MUST be correlated with a clinical question plain X-rays and a working differential diagnosis. You must speak to the ordering or treating physician !!!! ...Read more
What does Small calcifc foci in bilateral lentiform nuceli mean and what is medication and how severe is this?
Depends: Usually nothing to worry about, especially if you are over 60 years old. ...Read more
I am experiencing flushing.
Is it common for 5HIAA to be mildly elevated?
If so, what causes this?
If my CT scan and ultrasound of the liver is normal, what is the chances of carcinoid syndrome from a midgut carcinoid tumor?
Distal metastasis.: Usually carcinoid tumors cause more syndromal symptoms than just flushing in the late stage. (Diarrhea, weight loss, etc. should occur). 5-HIAA is a metabolite (breakdown product) of serotonin; but also of tryptophan (protein found in foods) - the levels are unreliable for diagnosis but OK as a screening tool. Chromogranin-A = confirmatory test. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss- this is complicated! ...Read more
What is normal level of TSH and t4? What is more dangerous between the two?Which indicates thyroid level?
My hysterectomy biopsy reports mixed phase glands highly suggestive of exogenous hormone therapy. What does this mean?
Description: the glands inside the lining of the uterus reflect exposure to estrogen or progesterone and depends on the hormones that have the higher influence, determine the type of glands. for women that are overweight they may have excessive estrogen exposure (ur fat cells make more estrogen), it may show that effect. Its not concerning. bet wishes dr M ...Read more
What can be the cause of an elevated dhea sulfate level (elevated adrenal hormones) of 599 mcg/dl? What does it mean if it's idiopathic?
Not that high: A dhea-s of 599 (correct -comes from the adrenals) is somewhat increased but will usually not cause problems. It would help to know the reason why it was done. If periods are irregular other tests were probably run and if normal would be reassuring. If periods very irregular and increased facial hair you should definitely see an endocrinologist if you have not done so to look for other things. ...Read more
There's a blockage : By "radicals" i assume you mean ducts. When a duct (pipe) is dilated it means it's enlarged. Imagine a stretchy soft pipe that normally drains liquid. If something blocks it, the back end will enlarge. The most common things that cause a dilated biliary duct are stones.:). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: The result of a thyroid uptake test could be abnormally increased or decreased. In the usa, the normal thyroid uptake range is approximately 10-30% at 24 hours. An increased result may be due to various reasons including: grave's disease, multinodular toxic goiter or hashitoxicosis. A decreased uptake could be due to subacute thyroiditis, iodine or amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis among others. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
What does it mean by Thickened Endometrium.
echogenic material with no vascular signal noted in the endometrial and what are its effects?
Phase of cycle: The thickness of the endometrium may reflect the phase of your cycle. You didn't say how thick. As for echogenic material in the lining, it is not uncommon to have a calcification in the endometrial lining. As long as these findings are related to your cycle there maybe little effect. I would still discuss this with your doctors ...Read more
What does this mean.... Abnormal appearance of the liver with somewhat heterogeneous uptake and and mild to moderate cholestasis, it's part of scan r?
It is abnormal: This sounds like a liver spleen scan. Heterogeneous uptake is an indication of an abnormal liver but is not specific. Did you have any other tests? These would be helpful in identifying a specific disease. You should consult your doctor as to what it means. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The CT scan result was "linear fracture in distal part of sacral bone is detected." What does this mean exactly?
Sacral fractures: Sacral fractures are relatively rare. The most common presentation is usually after high energy trauma such as a car crash or motorcycle crash. Even rarer instances occur when people slip and fall onto their behinds on ice. The treatment for these fractures depends on the location. Higher fractures in the sacrum may need surgery whereas lower ones near the tailbone are treated nonoperatively. ...Read more
Normal finding: this is a normal finding,Get a more detailed answer ›
More information: To answer your question more information is needed like exactly what the issue is you are asking the cause of. ...Read more
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