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Transverse myelitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 11th, 2019 - Diagnosis A doctor will diagnose transverse myelitis based on your answers to questions about your signs and symptoms, your medical history, a clinical assessment of nerve function, and test results. These tests, which may indicate inflammation of the spinal cord and rule out other disorders, include the following: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create...

Ingrown toenails - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 9th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor can diagnose an ingrown toenail based on your symptoms and a physical examination of your nail and the surrounding skin. Treatment Ingrown toenail treatment Ingrown toenail treatment Ingrown toenail treatment may include placing cotton under the edge of the nail to separate the nail from the overlying skin. This helps the nail grow above the skin edge. If home remedies hav...

Ingrown toenails - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 9th, 2019 - Overview Ingrown toenail Ingrown toenail An ingrown toenail may cause pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection around the toenail. Ingrown toenails are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh. The result is pain, redness, swelling and, sometimes, an infection. Ingrown toenails usually affect your big toe. Often you can take care of ingro...

Gonorrhea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 5th, 2019 - Diagnosis To determine whether you have gonorrhea, your doctor will analyze a sample of cells. Samples can be collected by: Urine test. This can help identify bacteria in your urethra. Swab of affected area. A swab of your throat, urethra, vagina or rectum can collect bacteria that can be identified in a lab. For women, home test kits are available for gonorrhea. They include vaginal swabs for ...

Rabies - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 5th, 2019 - Overview Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. Animals most likely to transmit rabies in the United States include bats, coyotes, foxes, raccoons and skunks. In developing countries of Africa and Southeast Asia, stray dogs are the most likely to spread rabies to people. Once a person begins showing ...

Gonorrhea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 5th, 2019 - Overview Gonorrhea is an infection caused by a sexually transmitted bacterium that infects both males and females. Gonorrhea most often affects the urethra, rectum or throat. In females, gonorrhea can also infect the cervix. Gonorrhea is most commonly spread during vaginal, oral or anal sex. But babies of infected mothers can be infected during childbirth. In babies, gonorrhea most commonly aff...

Rabies - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 5th, 2019 - Diagnosis At the time a rabid animal bites you, there's no way to know whether the animal has transmitted the rabies virus to you. For this reason, treatment to prevent the rabies virus from infecting your body is recommended if the doctor thinks there's a chance you have been exposed to the virus. Treatment Once a rabies infection is established, there's no effective treatment. Though a small ...

Anhidrosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 2nd, 2019 - Overview Anhidrosis is the inability to sweat normally. When you don't sweat (perspire), your body can't cool itself, which can lead to overheating and sometimes to heatstroke — a potentially fatal condition. Anhidrosis — sometimes called hypohidrosis — can be difficult to diagnose. Mild anhidrosis often goes unrecognized. Dozens of factors can cause the condition, including skin trauma and cer...

Goiter - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 26th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor may discover an enlarged thyroid gland simply by feeling your neck and having you swallow during a routine physical exam. In some cases, your doctor may also be able to feel the presence of nodules. Diagnosing a goiter may also involve: A hormone test. Blood tests can determine the amount of hormones produced by your thyroid and pituitary glands. If your thyroid is underac...

Goiter - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 26th, 2019 - Overview Enlarged thyroid Enlarged thyroid Widespread enlargement of your thyroid can expand the gland well beyond its normal size (left) and cause a noticeable bulge in your neck (right). A goiter (GOI-tur) is an abnormal enlargement of your thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck just below your Adam's apple. Although goiters are usually painle...

Sheehan's syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 25th, 2019 - Overview Pituitary gland and hypothalamus Pituitary gland and hypothalamus The pituitary gland and the hypothalamus are located within the brain and control hormone production. Sheehan's syndrome is a condition that affects women who lose a life-threatening amount of blood in childbirth or who have severe low blood pressure during or after childbirth, which can deprive the body of oxygen. This ...

Graves' disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 22nd, 2019 - Overview Thyroid gland Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, just below the Adam's apple. Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Although a number of disorders may result in hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease is a common cause. Because thyroid hormones affect a number of different body ...

Genital warts - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 19th, 2019 - Diagnosis Genital warts are often diagnosed by appearance. Sometimes a biopsy might be necessary. Pap tests Pap test Pap test In a Pap test, your doctor uses a vaginal speculum to hold your vaginal walls apart and to see the cervix. Next, a sample of cells from your cervix is collected using a small cone-shaped brush and a tiny plastic spatula (1 and 2). Your doctor then rinses the brush and sp...

Genital warts - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 19th, 2019 - Overview Genital warts are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. Nearly all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes genital warts, at some point during their lives. Genital warts affect the moist tissues of the genital area. They can look like small, flesh-colored bumps or have a cauliflow...

Broken heart syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 13th, 2019 - Overview Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations and extreme emotions. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. It may also be called stress cardiomyopathy, takotsubo cardiomyopathy or apical ballooning syndrome. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a...

Iritis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 12th, 2019 - Overview Eye with uvea Eye with uvea The uvea is a layer of tissue beneath the white of the eye (sclera). It has three parts: the iris, which is the colored part of the eye; the ciliary body, which secretes the transparent liquid (aqueous humor) into the eye; and the choroid layer, which is the layer of blood vessels and connective tissue between the sclera and the retina. Iritis (i-RYE-tis) is...

Vaginitis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 12th, 2019 - Overview Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders can also cause vaginitis. The most common types of vaginitis are: Bacterial vaginosis, which results from a change of the normal bacteria found ...

Vaginitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 12th, 2019 - Diagnosis To diagnose vaginitis, your doctor is likely to: Review your medical history. This includes your history of vaginal or sexually transmitted infections. Perform a pelvic exam. During the pelvic exam, your doctor may use an instrument (speculum) to look inside your vagina for inflammation and abnormal discharge. Collect a sample for lab testing. Your doctor might collect a sample of cer...

Schizoaffective disorder - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 8th, 2019 - Overview Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health disorder that is marked by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions, and mood disorder symptoms, such as depression or mania. The two types of schizoaffective disorder — both of which include some symptoms of schizophrenia — are: Bipolar type, which includes episodes of mania and sometimes major depression ...

Ankylosing spondylitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Nov 7th, 2019 - Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor might ask you to bend in different directions to test the range of motion in your spine. He or she might try to reproduce your pain by pressing on specific portions of your pelvis or by moving your legs into a particular position. Also, your doctor might ask you to take a deep breath to see if you have difficulty expanding your chest. Imaging test...