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Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

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Unread 04-06-2006, 07:22 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

ok,had my ct scan yesterday,i called them today,and my report was already done,so i went and picked it up.heres what it says,can you all help me figure out exactly what it means???
THE PREVIOUS REPORTED SUBCUTANIOUS FLUID COLLECTIONS HAVE RESOLVED SINCE THE PREVIOUS STUDY ON 2/25/06.HOWEVER,AT THIS TIME,THERE IS INCISIONAL DEHISCENCE ASSOCIATED WITH AREAS OF SUBCUTANIOUS AIR ANTERIORLY.REACTIVE TISSUE CHANGES WITHIN THE SUBCUTANIOIUS TISSUES ARE ALSO SEEN.COMPLEX CYSTIC CHANGES OF THE OVARIES ARE ONCE AGAIN NOTED ON TODAYS STUDY....IMPRESSION:COMPLEX CYSTIC CHANGES OF BOTH OVARIES ARE PRESENT.AT THIS TIME,THERE IS INCISIONAL DEHISCENCE ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCUTANIOUS AIR.REACTIVE CHANGES WITHIN THE SUBCUTANIOUS TISSUE IS SEEN.SEVERE REACTIVE CHANGE IS SEEN ADJACENT TO THE VAGINAL CUFF.....

NOW,does anyone know in human terms,not doctor terms what this means??i know that the complex cysts mean,i have complex cysts on both ovaries..AGAIN....the other wording i dont understand,and i know the doctor said i have severe tunneling,and i have to have a operation again,but i need to know how serious this is..can you please help me????love you all...sonie
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Unread 04-06-2006, 07:26 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

It's good to see you back and posting Sonie. I can't help with the doctor lingo but wanted to offer you some
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Unread 04-06-2006, 07:32 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

thank you green..your alls support and prayers have been more appriciated than you all could ever know..thank you so much...sonie
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Unread 04-06-2006, 07:44 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

Hi Sonie, can I suggest that you give your Dr. a call and ask him to explain in "layman" terms what it all means. If he can't speak with you then perhaps his nurse can. That's what we pay them big $s for! I wish you all the best with whatever lies ahead - it sometimes sounds worse than what it really is, especially if we have had complications previously, and medical terminology can be quite scarey. Best wishes, and lots of hugs from across the oceans!
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Unread 04-06-2006, 08:38 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

hi sister this is one those things that make me feel sooooo stupid i hope everything gets better and do call ur dr and tell him to tell u what u need to know and if he cant do it right then tell him u will put a stop-payment on his check then see what he does much luv to u
samantha
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Unread 04-06-2006, 08:47 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

I found a medical dictionary online at: http://www.medic8.com/MedicalDictionary.htm

you can type in a term and it will translate it for you.

I wish I could be more help.
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Unread 04-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

What it sounds like to me is that you're incision has opened back up and the incisional areas are becoming infected. The fluid that they drained from the abcess is mostly clear, but the skin itself is infected. I would think they would probably do another debridement of the infected area, a round of IV antibiotics and fluids and possibly hyperbaric treatment, which is basically a sterilized water soak. I would definately keep on them about antibiotics both oral or IV & topical and speak to a wound care specialist. I'm not an MD, I'm a medical assitant with 10 years experience in insurance, transcription & medical office & hospital medical assisting. I might be a little off, but I think I have the gist of it. Hope everything turns out ok. Keep the faith!
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Unread 04-06-2006, 09:19 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

hi there...you were right about the infection..i was re hospitilized 3 weeks ago and found to have mrsa...they had to re-open part of my incision to debride it..but the subcutanious fluid that was there was never drained,it just apparently disappeared.weird!i have a pic line in now and on vancomycin..the doc told me the infection has now tunneled deep into my abdomen..thats why he sent me for the ct scan...thank you all for replying..you all are wonderful!!oh yea,it was the wound care specialist that sent me for the ct scan..he told me tuesday i needed surgery again
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Unread 04-06-2006, 09:55 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

Be sure to ask about the hyperbaric treatment when you see the wound care specialist again. Best wishes!
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Unread 04-06-2006, 10:02 PM
Can You Ladies Help Me,i Need To Know What These Results Mean In Human Terms,not Docs

Hi Soniek, I am not a nurse, but I have had to sort through a lot of my own medical reports from ct scans and the like. I did some online searches for some of your terms and this is what I came up with.
Subcutaneous means under the skin, so the first sentence means you had fluid under your skin previously but not anymore -a good thing!!!

Second, dehiscence means bursting open or gaping ("a surgical wound may partially or completely dehisce after surgery depending upon whether some or all of the layers of tissue come open"); anterior means the front as opposed to the back-posterior. So, second sentence means your incision has come open, connected with areas of air under your skin in the front .

Reactive tissue changes was a little harder to figure out. From what I could find on the net, when there is chronic inflammation you can get reactive tissue changes. One example they gave was chronic bursitis of the hip. Since you've had a long standing infection and inflammation, I guess it makes sense that you would have reactive tissue changes. Nothing I read said exactlly what those changes were and how serious it was.

Impression just means summary or in conclusion. So, in normal people's terms: In summary, your incision has burst open. You have air under your skin and reactive tissue changes in the layer just below your skin, the most severe tissue change is next to your vaginal cuff.

I don't know about the complex cystic changes in your ovaries.

I hope this helps you sort things out a little. Thinking of you and wishing you the best outcomes in the days to come. Hugs, guitar.
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