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Pls help with the meaning of my test results Pls help with the meaning of my test results

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Unread 02-11-2009, 04:41 AM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

Hi,

I just got a copy of my report after my virtual colonoscopy. Pls could somebody put it in laymans terms:

1. Bilateral Multilocular complex cystic parametrial space occupying lesions.

2. These are causing impingement upon the recto-sigmoid loops with the right sided lesion appearing to involve the
serosal surface.

3. The ureters are deviated (more so on the left)

Plus they picked up some type of lumbar discopathy, but I've since picked up it's got something to do with my back?

I told you ladies I'm gonna make you all crazy!! Please could somebody help me with the meanings.

Thanks,

Geri
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Unread 02-11-2009, 08:35 AM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

Hi Geri. Medical reports can be so confusing, can't they? I can't help you with the translation, but I can tell you what I did with my hyst path report: every phrase I didn't understand, I did searches in google and WebMD with the exact phrases I was reading. I was looking for not only a definition but an explanation of whether these were things I should worry about. Also, you could call the doctor's office and ask for someone to call you back to talk through the report to make sure you understand what they found.

Good luck!
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Unread 02-11-2009, 09:48 AM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

Wow. I would ask my doctor to put those into basic English. Also the idea of Google searching would probably help.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 01:36 PM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

Ask the Doctor. But in short, you have masses on both sides of your abdomen impinging on part of your bowel as well as diverting/displacing the tubes which run from your kidneys to your bladder. Please don't panic, they could be anything. Or nothing.
The disc problem is your back and you may or may not experience symptoms from that depending on it's severity.
Good luck with it all.
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Unread 02-11-2009, 02:00 PM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

i would not try to interpret that online...your dr should be the person to discuss those results with you. he could tell you all of those things are perfectly normal..or if theres a problem. i hope everything is okay!
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Unread 02-11-2009, 10:21 PM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

Thanks girls. I googled the whole day yesterday, but all I got was some more medical jargon!! The specialist did not really explain. Just said it needs to come out. So, as everyone on this board always say, get more opinions. So, even tho my surgery is already scheduled, I'm going back to my 2nd opinion tomorrow to talk about everything. I need to be sure.
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Unread 02-12-2009, 11:52 AM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

(((Geri123))) I can imagine how frustrated and frightened you must feel right now. It's not enough to have to go through all sorts of tests -- now you have a whole bunch of results you can't understand.

I'm with the other (((sisters))) who say you need to have a "sit-down" with someone who can explain exactly what's going on. I'm no medical person, either, but my doctor took all sorts of time explaining exactly what was wrong, why it needed surgery, and it was all done in terms I could understand.

I like the fact that you've gone for a second medical opinion. Feel free to go for a third (or fourth, or ninth ) opinion if that's what it takes to feel comfortable with what is going on and what the doctors recommend you do in the future.

Another very helpful thing is to take someone along (friend, relative, partner) who can act as an advocate, or at least as a "second set of ears" to help you interpret the diagnosis and treatment plan. When things have gotten tough for me, just having someone else in the room helped immensely in terms of support.

I hope you get some good answers soon.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 02:19 PM
Pls help with the meaning of my test results

i can try to help you out, but it's been a while since i took anatomy!

1. Bilateral Multilocular complex cystic parametrial space occupying lesions.
Bilateral = both sides
Multilocular = many places
Parametrial space aka subperitoneal space - it's hard to explain this. Your peritoneum is all the spaces around your organs in your abdomen. If you've ever heard of peritonitis - that's an infection of the spaces around your organs, not the organs themselves. Usually people get that from something like a ruptured appendix. The parametrial space aka subperitoneal space is the space around your pelvic organs.
So, in other words, you have a bunch of cysts in the space around your pelvic organs (uterus, vagina, etc) - the cyst are on both sides and are complex. Complex means that they are filled with debris in addition to fluid.

2. These are causing impingement upon the recto-sigmoid loops with the right sided lesion appearing to involve the
serosal surface.

Here's a nice image that shows the parts of your colon, and you can see that the rectum becomes the sigmoid colon: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...&ct=image&cd=1

Serosal = the membrane around an organ.

Sounds like the cysts are basically pressing and adhering to the membrane surface of your lower colon.

3. The ureters are deviated (more so on the left)

Your ureters connect your kidneys to your bladder. So they are not going down in a straight line, but are curved.

Hope that helps. I've got a biology degree, but I'm no doctor, so take it with a grain of salt!
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