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Preparing for a colonoscopy
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/preparing-for-a-colonoscopy

Aug 12th, 2019 - If you shudder at the thought of having a colonoscopy to check for hidden colon cancer, chances are it's the "prep" that's stoking your apprehension. It's certainly a major inconvenience: getting ready for the procedure takes much longer — an average of 16 hours, according to one study — than the three hours or so you'll spend at a medical center the day of your colonoscopy. But what's most off...

Resources for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & Caregivers | Talk SLE
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The need for healthcare providers to effectively engage with patients with SLE is ongoing and the stakes are high. Even when patients have no complaints and no visual signs of disease, organ damage can be occurring. We've developed these tools to help both you and your patients communicate and be vigilant.

Migraine - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 15th, 2020 - Migraine care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team The doctors trained in nervous system disorders (neurologists) include internationally recognized researchers in the treatment and prevention of migraines. Teams of doctors work together to bring you the best possible treatment for your migraines. Your care team of experts collaborates to provide you with the benefit of each specialist's k...

Enlarged heart - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 15th, 2020 - Overview Enlarged heart, in heart failure Enlarged heart, in heart failure As your heart weakens, such as in heart failure, it begins to enlarge, forcing your heart to work harder to pump blood to the rest of your body. An enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) isn't a disease, but rather a sign of another condition. The term "cardiomegaly" refers to an enlarged heart seen on any imaging test, including...

Migraine - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20360207

Jan 15th, 2020 - Diagnosis If you have migraines or a family history of migraines, a doctor trained in treating headaches (neurologist) will likely diagnose migraines based on your medical history, symptoms, and a physical and neurological examination. If your condition is unusual, complex or suddenly becomes severe, tests to rule out other causes for your pain might include: MRI. An MRI scan uses a powerful ma...

Migraine - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/symptoms-causes/syc-20360201

Jan 15th, 2020 - Overview A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the ...

Bronchiolitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 14th, 2020 - Diagnosis Tests and X-rays are not usually needed to diagnose bronchiolitis. The doctor can usually identify the problem by observing your child and listening to the lungs with a stethoscope. If your child is at risk of severe bronchiolitis, if symptoms are worsening or if another problem is suspected, your doctor may order tests, including: Chest X-ray. Your doctor may request a chest X-ray to...

Aplastic anemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 10th, 2020 - Overview Aplastic anemia is a condition that occurs when your body stops producing enough new blood cells. The condition leaves you fatigued and more prone to infections and uncontrolled bleeding. A rare and serious condition, aplastic anemia can develop at any age. It can occur suddenly, or it can come on slowly and worsen over time. It can be mild or severe. Treatment for aplastic anemia migh...

Aplastic anemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 10th, 2020 - Diagnosis Bone marrow biopsy Bone marrow biopsy In a bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, a doctor or nurse uses a thin needle to remove a small amount of liquid bone marrow, usually from a spot in the back of your hipbone (pelvis). A bone marrow biopsy is often taken at the same time. This second procedure removes a small piece of bone tissue and the enclosed marrow. The following tests can help...

Claudication - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 10th, 2020 - Overview Claudication Claudication Claudication is pain caused by too little blood flow to your legs or arms. This is usually a symptom of peripheral artery disease, in which the arteries that supply blood to your limbs are narrowed, usually because of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when arteries get thick and stiff due to a buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) on your artery walls. Cla...

Pulmonary embolism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354653

Jan 9th, 2020 - Diagnosis Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, especially in people who have underlying heart or lung disease. For that reason, your doctor will likely discuss your medical history, do a physical exam, and order one or more of the following tests. Blood tests Your doctor may order a blood test for the clot-dissolving substance D dimer. High levels may suggest an increased likelihood...

Pulmonary embolism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354647

Jan 9th, 2020 - Overview Pulmonary embolism Pulmonary embolism Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets lodged in an artery in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the lung. Blood clots most often originate in the legs and travel up through the right side of the heart and into the lungs. Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. In most cases, pulmonary emboli...

Hemochromatosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemochromatosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351448

Jan 8th, 2020 - Diagnosis Hereditary hemochromatosis can be difficult to diagnose. Early symptoms such as stiff joints and fatigue may be due to conditions other than hemochromatosis. Many people with the disease don't have any signs or symptoms other than elevated levels of iron in their blood. Hemochromatosis may be identified because of abnormal blood tests done for other reasons or from screening of family...

Schizophrenia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354449

Jan 6th, 2020 - Diagnosis Diagnosis of schizophrenia involves ruling out other mental health disorders and determining that symptoms are not due to substance abuse, medication or a medical condition. Determining a diagnosis of schizophrenia may include: Physical exam. This may be done to help rule out other problems that could be causing symptoms and to check for any related complications. Tests and screenings...

Schizophrenia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/schizophrenia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354443

Jan 6th, 2020 - Overview Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling. People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment. Early treatment may help get symptoms under control before serious co...

Hashimoto's disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351860

Jan 6th, 2020 - Diagnosis In general, your doctor may test for Hashimoto's disease if you're feeling increasingly tired or sluggish, have dry skin, constipation, and a hoarse voice, or have had previous thyroid problems or a goiter. Diagnosis of Hashimoto's disease is based on your signs and symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure levels of thyroid hormone and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) pro...

Graves' disease - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20356248

Jan 6th, 2020 - Graves' disease care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team For more than 100 years, Mayo Clinic has been researching and treating Graves' disease and its associated eye-related changes, called Graves' ophthalmopathy, as well as specializing in surgery to treat both Graves' disease and Graves' ophthalmopathy. Mayo doctors see an average of more than 1,500 people with Graves' disease every ye...

Hypothyroidism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350289

Jan 6th, 2020 - Diagnosis In general, your doctor may test for an underactive thyroid if you are feeling increasingly tired, have dry skin, constipation and weight gain, or have had previous thyroid problems or a goiter. Blood tests Diagnosis of hypothyroidism is based on your symptoms and the results of blood tests that measure the level of TSH and sometimes the level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. A low l...

C. difficile infection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/symptoms-causes/syc-20351691

Jan 3rd, 2020 - Overview Clostridium difficile (klos-TRID-e-um dif-uh-SEEL), also known as Clostridioides difficile and often referred to as C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. Illness from C. difficile most commonly affects older adults in hospitals or in long-term care facilities and typically occurs after use of...

C. difficile infection - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351697

Jan 3rd, 2020 - Diagnosis Doctors often suspect C. difficile in anyone who has diarrhea and who has other risk factors for C. difficile. In such cases, doctors are likely to order one or more of the following tests. Stool tests Toxins produced by C. difficile bacteria can usually be detected in a sample of your stool. Several main types of lab tests exist, and they include: Polymerase chain reaction. This sens...

X-linked agammaglobulinemia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/x-linked-agammaglobulinemia/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20361641

Jan 2nd, 2020 - X-linked agammaglobulinemia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team XLA can affect a variety of organs. So at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus, specialists in allergy and immunology in the Primary Immunodeficiency Center work with doctors and researchers in a wide variety of departments. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Analysis of your DNA can reveal whether you have the inherited gene th...

X-linked agammaglobulinemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/x-linked-agammaglobulinemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20361635

Jan 2nd, 2020 - Overview X-linked agammaglobulinemia (a-gam-uh-glob-u-lih-NEE-me-uh) — also called XLA — is an inherited (genetic) immune system disorder that reduces your ability to fight infections. People with XLA might get infections of the inner ear, sinuses, respiratory tract, bloodstream and internal organs. XLA affects males almost exclusively, although females can be genetic carriers of the condition....

Pleurisy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 2nd, 2020 - Overview Pleurisy Pleurisy Pleurisy occurs when the pleura — a membrane consisting of a layer of tissue that lines the chest cavity and a layer of tissue that surrounds the lungs — becomes inflamed, causing chest pain. Pleurisy (PLOOR-ih-see) is a condition in which the pleura — two large, thin layers of tissue that separate your lungs from your chest wall — becomes inflamed. Also called pleuri...

Pleurisy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jan 2nd, 2020 - Diagnosis Your doctor will start by asking about your medical history and doing a physical exam, including examining your chest with a stethoscope. To determine if you have pleurisy and identify the cause, your doctor might recommend: Blood tests. A blood test might tell your doctor if you have an infection. Other blood tests also might detect an autoimmune disorder, such as rheumatoid arthriti...

External compression headaches - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 27th, 2019 - Overview External compression headaches can occur when something worn on your head puts continuous pressure on your forehead or scalp. They often occur in people required to wear certain headwear, such as helmets or goggles, for their work or sports activities. Sometimes an external compression headache is called "swim-goggle headache" or "football-helmet headache" or another name that refers t...

External compression headaches - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 27th, 2019 - Treatment To end your headache, remove the headwear that's causing the pressure. Further treatment is rarely needed. If you have a history of migraines, wearing tight headwear may trigger an attack that requires migraine medication for relief. Clinical trials Explore Mayo Clinic studies testing new treatments, interventions and tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage this disease. ...

Crohn's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 23rd, 2019 - Overview Colon and rectum Colon and rectum The colon, also called the large intestine, is a long, tubelike organ in your abdomen. The colon carries waste to be expelled from the body. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery Blog Connect with others and follow the latest advances in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis on Mayo Clinic Connect. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IB...

Ulcerative colitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353331

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely diagnose ulcerative colitis after ruling out other possible causes for your signs and symptoms. To help confirm a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, you may have one or more of the following tests and procedures: Blood tests. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check for anemia — a condition in which there aren't enough red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen...

Crohn's disease - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353309

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely diagnose Crohn's disease only after ruling out other possible causes for your signs and symptoms. There is no one test to diagnose Crohn's disease. Your doctor will likely use a combination of tests to help confirm a diagnosis of Crohn's disease, including: Blood tests Tests for anemia or infection. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check for anemia — a co...

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353320

Dec 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely diagnose inflammatory bowel disease only after ruling out other possible causes for your signs and symptoms. To help confirm a diagnosis of IBD, you may have one or more of the following tests and procedures: Blood tests Tests for anemia or infection. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check for anemia — a condition in which there aren't enough red blood ce...

Lead poisoning - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/symptoms-causes/syc-20354717

Dec 19th, 2019 - Overview Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health problems. Children younger than 6 years are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely affect mental and physical development. At very high levels, lead poisoning can be fatal. Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust in older buildi...

Lead poisoning - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354723

Dec 19th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your child's doctor may recommend your child be tested for lead levels during routine check-ups. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that doctors and parents follow the recommendations of their state or local health department. Some areas, such as those with older homes, have a higher lead exposure risk, so more frequent testing might be recommended for children who live ...

Hip labral tear - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hip-labral-tear/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354878

Dec 19th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will take a history of your discomfort. During the physical exam, your doctor will move your leg, and especially your hip joint, into various positions to check for pain and evaluate your hip's range of motion. He or she might also watch you walk. Imaging scans A hip labral tear rarely occurs in isolation. In most cases, other structures within the hip joint also have inju...

Hirsutism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354935

Dec 13th, 2019 - Overview Hirsutism Hirsutism Hirsutism is excess hair most often noticeable around the mouth and chin. Hirsutism (HUR-soot-iz-um) is a condition in women that results in excessive growth of dark or coarse hair in a male-like pattern — face, chest and back. With hirsutism, extra hair growth often arises from excess male hormones (androgens), primarily testosterone. Self-care methods and effectiv...

Hirsutism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354941

Dec 13th, 2019 - Diagnosis Tests that measure the amount of certain hormones in your blood, including testosterone or testosterone-like hormones, might help determine whether elevated androgen levels are causing your hirsutism. Your doctor might also examine your abdomen and do a pelvic exam to look for masses that could indicate a tumor. More Information CT scan Ultrasound Treatment Treatment of hirsutism with...

Cryptosporidium infection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cryptosporidium/symptoms-causes/syc-20351870

Dec 11th, 2019 - Overview Cryptosporidium infection (cryptosporidiosis) is an illness caused by tiny, one-celled cryptosporidium parasites. When cryptosporidia (krip-toe-spoe-RID-e-uh) enter your body, they travel to your small intestine and then burrow into the walls. Later, they're shed in your feces. In most healthy people, a cryptosporidium infection produces a bout of watery diarrhea. The infection usually...

Vitamin deficiency anemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitamin-deficiency-anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355025

Dec 9th, 2019 - Overview Vitamin deficiency anemia is a lack of healthy red blood cells caused when you have lower than normal amounts of certain vitamins. Vitamins linked to vitamin deficiency anemia include folate, vitamin B-12 and vitamin C. Vitamin deficiency anemia can occur if you don't eat enough foods containing folate, vitamin B-12 or vitamin C, or it can occur if your body has trouble absorbing or pr...

Vitamin deficiency anemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vitamin-deficiency-anemia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355031

Dec 9th, 2019 - Diagnosis Doctors diagnose vitamin deficiency anemias through blood tests that check: The number and appearance of red blood cells. People with anemia have fewer red blood cells than normal. In vitamin deficiency anemias related to a lack of vitamin B-12 and folate, the red blood cells appear large and underdeveloped. In advanced deficiencies, the numbers of white blood cells and platelets also...

Serotonin syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20354758

Dec 9th, 2019 - Overview Serotonin syndrome occurs when you take medications that cause high levels of the chemical serotonin to accumulate in your body. Serotonin is a chemical your body produces that's needed for your nerve cells and brain to function. But too much serotonin causes signs and symptoms that can range from mild (shivering and diarrhea) to severe (muscle rigidity, fever and seizures). Severe ser...

Antisocial personality disorder - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/antisocial-personality-disorder/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353934

Dec 9th, 2019 - Diagnosis People with antisocial personality disorder are unlikely to believe they need help. However, they may seek help from their primary care provider because of other symptoms such as depression, anxiety or angry outbursts or for treatment of substance misuse. People with antisocial personality disorder may not provide an accurate account of signs and symptoms. A key factor in diagnosis is...

Cellulite - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Dec 5th, 2019 - Overview Anatomy of cellulite Anatomy of cellulite As fat cells increase, they push up against the skin. Tough, long connective cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling, often referred to as cellulite. Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. The condition is most prevalent in women. Many p...

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 ...

Penicillin allergy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/penicillin-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20376222

Dec 4th, 2019 - Overview Penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction of your immune system to the antibiotic drug penicillin. Penicillin is prescribed for treating various bacterial infections. Common signs and symptoms of penicillin allergy include hives, rash and itching. Severe reactions include anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that affects multiple body systems. Research has shown that penicillin a...

Peyronie's disease - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/peyronies-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20353468

Nov 22nd, 2019 - Overview Peyronie's (pay-roe-NEEZ) disease is a noncancerous condition resulting from fibrous scar tissue that develops on the penis and causes curved, painful erections. Penises vary in shape and size, and having a curved erection isn't necessarily a cause for concern. But Peyronie's disease causes a significant bend or pain in some men. This can prevent you from having sex or might make it di...

Thalassemia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thalassemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354995

Nov 21st, 2019 - Overview Thalassemia (thal-uh-SEE-me-uh) is an inherited blood disorder that causes your body to have less hemoglobin than normal. Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry oxygen. Thalassemia can cause anemia, leaving you fatigued. If you have mild thalassemia, you might not need treatment. But more severe forms might require regular blood transfusions. You can take steps to cope with fatigu...

Breast cancer - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/breast-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352475

Nov 21st, 2019 - Diagnosis Diagnosing breast cancer Core needle biopsy Core needle biopsy A core needle biopsy uses a long, hollow tube to extract a sample of tissue. Here, a biopsy of a suspicious breast lump is being done. The sample is sent to a laboratory for testing. Breast MRI Breast MRI During a breast MRI, you lie on your stomach on a padded scanning table. Your breasts fit into a hollow depression in t...

Genital warts - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355240

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
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/symptoms-causes/syc-20355234

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...

Moles - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/moles/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20375204

Nov 18th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor can identify moles by looking at your skin. You may choose to make a skin examination a regular part of your preventive medical care. Talk to your doctor about a schedule that's appropriate for you. During a skin exam, your doctor inspects your skin from head to toe. If your doctor suspects that a mole may be cancerous, he or she may take a tissue sample (biopsy) for micro...

Supraventricular tachycardia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/supraventricular-tachycardia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355243

Nov 12th, 2019 - Overview Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), also called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, is defined as an abnormally fast heartbeat. It's a broad term that includes many forms of heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) that originate above the ventricles (supraventricular) in the atria or AV node. A normal heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute. A heart rate of more than 100 beats ...