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My hospital discharge summary says OPD 3/52 what does that

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My hospital discharge summary says
OPD 3/52 what does that mean
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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Dr. David :

OPD most likely means Out Patient Department

Dr. David :

3/52 is probably the code of what out patient department it is

Dr. David :

was this typed out or written by hand?

Customer:

typed out

Dr. David :

that is pretty sad that the hospital itself doesn't seem to know.

Dr. David :

you should show it to discharge nurses.

Customer:

I agree with you

Dr. David :

they most likely will know.

Customer:

can I ask you a question related to my tests please

Dr. David :

sure.

Customer:

two years ago I lost my voice for two months, but a camera could not show any problems.I have had problems swallowing pills they get stuck in top of my throat so i had a camera down again two weeks ago, they said my throat was swollen and inflamed so they took biopsy of the swelling from base of my tongue and top of throat, abnormal cells, also a cyct near my voice box. they said did not think it was anything to worry about and it could be caused by acid reflux or using my cpap machine, but I am worried

Dr. David :

worried about what?

Customer:

abnormal cells and cancer

Dr. David :

I am a cancer doctor.

Dr. David :

the biopsy would have seen cancer cells there.

Customer:

I understand that, but does abnormal cells mean its cancer or could it be caused by inflamation due to another illness

Customer:

I have not heard from hospital, would they have called me now if it was serious

Dr. David :

abnormal cells does not mean cancer.

Dr. David :

it can be from inflammation from acid reflux.

Dr. David :

you don't have cancer.

Dr. David :

the biopsy would have shown cancer if there was cancer there.

Dr. David :

also cancer would not cause loss of your voice for 2 months and then your voice to come back.

Dr. David :

however, a cyst can do that

Customer:

I agree , but I have not received the biopsy results and its over a week ago, I am a real worryier and I am at my wits end with the waiting

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

try to call the pathology department or the medical records department to get a copy of your biopsy results.

Customer:

Ok and thank you for your time, if I need to come back to you, how do I do that

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Customer:

regards barrie

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