Patient discussion about cystic

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Q. Can cystic fibrosis patients have children?

My boyfriend has cystic fibrosis, and currently he’s treated with many medications but usually healthy (other than pneumonia from hospitalization from time to time). I heard that men with cystic fibrosis can’t have children - is that true? Is there anything he can do about it?
A1WE ARE A HEALTHY COUPLE BUT MY WIFE NEVER GET PREGNANT IN 20 YEARS OF RELATIONSHIP.
I'M SO SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH, I'M LEARNING.
A2In addition to the answer above, it’s nowadays possible for cystic fibrosis men to have children with special fertility treatments (try google MESA and ICSI).
A3While 95% of cystic fibrosis men are indeed infertile, it’s nowadays possible for to have children with special fertility treatments.

Q. Do women with cystic fibrosis have difficult pregnancy?

My wife has cystic fibrosis, and after 3 year of marriage we decided we want a baby. I know that men with cystic fibrosis are usually infertile and can’t have children- is that the case also for women with cystic fibrosis? Is the pregnancy in women with cystic fibrosis more problematic? Is it dangerous?
A1Before you attempt a pregnancy, you should consult her doctor to make sure she can tolerate it, because very severe disease can make the pregnancy dangerous for her. If her disease isn’t so severe, usually there are no special problems.
A2If your wife’s disease isn’t severe, and her lungs are functioning fairly well, she can have normal pregnancy. The important thing is to treat the disease intensively to improve the chances of the pregnancy.
A3Women with cystic fibrosis has also problems with fertility, although the chances are much less than in men, only about 20%, and sometimes these problems are reversible and can be treated.

Q. My daughter has a cystic mygroma. Has anyone else had this or know anyone who has, and how did you treat it?

I really need some help on this issue, she has it in her neck and they say they shouldn't opperate because it may come back. I hope that someone out here can help me.
A1cystic hygroma is a benign lesion. therefore if surgery is not an option (the lesion is placed in a risky to operate area) they tend not to do so.. they use Sclerosing agents as Terrany suggested. include OK-432 , bleomycin, pure ethanol, bleomycin, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, and doxycycline.
ask your Doctors about them.
A2These may be useful also:
http://www.birthmarks.us/LM.htm
http://www.livestrong.com/disease/1211-cystic-hygroma/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_Diseases
http://www.eapsa.org/parents/resources/hygroma.cfm
A3Although some authors have reported watchful waiting of cystic hygroma (CH), it should be considered only in patients who are asymptomatic. The medical treatment of CH consists of the administration of sclerosing agents. Sclerosing agents include OK-432 (an inactive strain of group A Streptococcus pyogenes), bleomycin, pure ethanol, bleomycin, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, and doxycycline.
OK-432: Although not currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), OK-432 (Picibanil) has been reported to successfully treat CH.6 The mechanism of action is proposed to be an inflammatory response to the inactive bacteria, leading to fibrosis of the hygroma. OK-432 may be a viable option for large unilocular cysts. Currently, OK-432 is available in the United States only by protocol. http://www.emedicine.com/ped/topic536.htm Scroll down until you see medical treatment. Hope this helps.

Q. would bipolar and severe cystic acne have anything to do with the other?

I am 22 years old and was diagnosed with bipolar about 3 1/2 years ago and have been on and off meds since then. Since 5th grade I have dealt with acne. I have had stages where it has cleared up and then come back. For about one year now it has been cystic and now it's worse than it has ever been. It is extrememly painful. What the heck is going on?
Acystic acne is an out come of a sever skin infection. lithium (if this is what your medication you are taking) doesn't known to inflict acne. but it doesn't matter if it's connected or not- ask your Dr. if you can start a treatment in Isotretinoin. it's a very aggressive medication you take for a period of 6-8 months and it has 90% success. but you have to check it has no synergistic affect with your bipolar medication.

Q. can you get poly-cystic ovarian syndrome when you still have your menstrual cycle?

A1polycystic ovarian syndrome is when the egg does not come out- so i guess there is no menstrual that month. but as far as i know it's not every month that an egg decides to stay at home after 18... i guess you can check up more exact at this site:
http://www.pcosupport.org/
A2Yes you can. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that can affect a woman's menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, heart, blood vessels, and appearance. With PCOS, women typically have:

high levels of androgens (AN-druh-junz). These are sometimes called male hormones, although females also make them.
missed or irregular periods
many small cysts (sists) in their ovaries. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs.

For the full article:
http://www.4women.gov/faq/pcos.htm#a

Hope this helps.

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck?

the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)
APathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.
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