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What does the s/p in s/p biopsy mean?

What does the s/p in s/p biopsy mean?

Status post: "Status post" something means that "something" had been done. For example, s/p biopsy means a biopsy had been done, and s/p bone marrow biopsy means a bone marrow biopsy had been done. ...Read more

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What does it mean if s.Indirect bilirubin is .68mg/dl?

What does it mean if s.Indirect bilirubin is .68mg/dl?

Probably normal: Total bilirubin is broken down into direct and indirect bilirubin. Different labs report different values that fall in the normal range for total bilirubin, which usually is 1.2 or less. Your indirect bilirubin is probably in the normal range or slightly above normal. Other liver tests can be helpful. I wouldn't worry, but talk to your liver doctor or pcp if concerned. ...Read more

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Oxygen levels in upper 80's while on oxygen what does mean?

Oxygen levels in upper 80's while on oxygen what does mean?

Need more oxygen: Oxygen saturation should be higher you need higher flow and or other treatment to address low oxygen. Could be a lung/ heart problem or combination. Low oxygen is not good for the body most organs get affected and do not function properly. Talk to you doctor. ...Read more

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Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is reiter’s syndrome?

Funny how a diagnosis doesn't mean much till you have it. What is reiter’s syndrome?

Inflammation: Reiter's syndrome is sometimes termed reactive arthritis. In susceptible individuals (often with marker called hla b27 in their blood), there is joint inflammation, as well as inflammation of the urethra and conjunctivitis. The reaction may be to a prior infection elsewhere in the body. Reiter's should be evaluated and treated by an ophthalmologist and rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I came on my cycle on the 5th and i went off on the 8th and now my cycle came in today what does that mean? s

I came on my cycle on the 5th and i went off on the 8th and now my cycle came in today what does that mean? s

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My s. Tringlyceride is 291 mg/dl. Normal range is 50-150 mg/dl. What does it mean in non technical term? I have ckd

My s. Tringlyceride is 291 mg/dl. Normal range is 50-150 mg/dl. What does it mean in non technical term? I have ckd

Too much Sugar: Triglycerides are the fat storage molecules made from excess sugar in the diet. These molecules thicken up the blood and lead to more arterial damage that leads to plaques of cholesterol blocking the artery. ...Read more

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My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results." What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?

My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results."
What does this mean? why would dr edit the #s?

Don't let paranoia: get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it.The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more