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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...

How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy Using MiraLAX

Aug 5th, 2019 - This information will help you get ready for your colonoscopy using polyethylene glycol (MiraLAX®). A colonoscopy is an exam of your colon (large intestine). Your doctor will use a colonoscope (flexible tube with a camera on the end) to see the inside of your colon on a video monitor. During your procedure, your doctor can:

A Patient’s Guide to Opioid Tapering

May 20th, 2018 - Treating acute pain caused by orthopedic surgery has improved drastically over the past few years. This is due in part to the use of multimodal analgesic strategies (balancing the use of multiple non-opioid pain medications) and an increase in regional anesthesia in orthopedic procedures.

NCCN Quick Guide™ | Metastatic Breast Cancer

Jan 1st, 2018 - NCCN QUICK GUIDE tm Breast Cancer – Metastatic, 2018 PAT-N-1075-0618 What are the treatment options? Hormone-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer „„ Chemotherapy may be given first if the cancer is quickly growing within internal organs

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups and is most common in people age 50 and older.

Resources for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus & Caregivers | Talk SLE

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.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Oct 21st, 2019 - The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist that holds tendons and your median nerve. This space is compressed in carpal tunnel syndrome. One symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness that spreads throughout the hand (see shaded blue area). What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist. It ...

Lymphoma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 16th, 2019 - Overview Lymphatic system Lymphatic system Your body's lymphatic system is part of your immune system, which protects you against infection and disease. The lymphatic system includes your spleen, thymus, lymph nodes and lymph channels, as well as your tonsils and adenoids. Lymph node clusters Lymph node clusters Lymph nodes are bean-sized collections of lymphocytes. About 600 of these nodes clu...

Bone spurs - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 16th, 2019 - Overview Bone spurs are bony projections that develop along bone edges. Bone spurs (osteophytes) often form where bones meet each other — in your joints. They can also form on the bones of your spine. The main cause of bone spurs is the joint damage associated with osteoarthritis. Most bone spurs cause no symptoms and can go undetected for years. They might not require treatment. If treatment i...

Lymphoma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 16th, 2019 - Diagnosis Bone marrow biopsy 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). The second part of the procedure removes a small piece of bone tissue and the enclosed marrow. Tests and procedures used to diagnose lymphoma inclu...

Dysphagia - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 16th, 2019 - Overview Esophagus Esophagus The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects your mouth and your stomach. Rings of muscle (sphincters) in the upper and lower portions contract and relax to allow food and liquid to pass. Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) means it takes more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia may also be associated with pain. In some ...

Dysphagia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 16th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely perform a physical examination and may use a variety of tests to determine the cause of your swallowing problem. Tests may include: X-ray with a contrast material (barium X-ray). You drink a barium solution that coats your esophagus, allowing it to show up better on X-rays. Your doctor can then see changes in the shape of your esophagus and can assess the muscu...

Lymphoma - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 16th, 2019 - Lymphoma care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic specialists provide expert, personalized care to people with lymphoma, including very rare types of the disease. Your care team might include: Hematologists Pathologists Radiation oncologists Radiologists Bone marrow transplant specialists Surgeons Dematologists If you have other health conditions that could be affected by canc...

Dysphagia - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 16th, 2019 - Dysphagia care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team A team of specialists at Mayo Clinic work together to identify the appropriate treatment approach for each person. The team includes doctors who specialize in gastroenterology and hepatology, otorhinolaryngology, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and speech pathology. If you have esophageal cancer, specialists in thoracic s...

Pectus carinatum - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis Doctors usually can diagnose pectus carinatum by examining the chest. Imaging tests like CT scans can help determine the severity of the disorder. Treatment Pectus carinatum can be treated with either a brace or surgery. If the child’s bones are still growing, a brace can help flatten the chest. The brace is worn up to 23 hours a day and symptoms usually begin improving in just a few ...

Scarlet fever - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Oct 15th, 2019 - Overview Scarlet fever Scarlet fever The red rash of scarlet fever usually begins on the face or neck, later spreading to the chest, trunk, arms and legs. Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that develops in some people who have strep throat. Also known as scarlatina, scarlet fever features a bright red rash that covers most of the body. Scarlet fever is almost always accompanied by a sore thr...

Endometriosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis Pelvic exam Pelvic exam During a pelvic exam, your doctor inserts two gloved fingers inside your vagina. While simultaneously pressing down on your abdomen, he or she can evaluate your uterus, ovaries and other pelvic organs. Transvaginal ultrasound Transvaginal ultrasound During a transvaginal ultrasound, your doctor or a medical technician inserts a wandlike device (transducer) into...

Patellar tendinitis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis During the exam, your doctor may apply pressure to parts of your knee to determine where you hurt. Usually, pain from patellar tendinitis is on the front part of your knee, just below your kneecap. Imaging tests Your doctor may suggest one or more of the following imaging tests: X-rays. X-rays help to exclude other bone problems that can cause knee pain. Ultrasound. This test uses sou...

Endometriosis - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Oct 15th, 2019 - Endometriosis care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team. At Mayo Clinic, gynecologists, radiologists and fertility specialists, along with others, work together to offer you options regarding endometriosis treatment — especially with managing the pain associated with this condition. Each year on average, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 1,500 women with endometriosis or pel...

Scarlet fever - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Oct 15th, 2019 - Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will: Look at the condition of your child's throat, tonsils and tongue Feel your child's neck to determine if lymph nodes are enlarged Assess the appearance and texture of the rash Throat swab If your doctor suspects strep is the cause of your child's illness, he or she will also swab the tonsils and back of your child's throat to collect material...