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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.

Restless legs syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 20th, 2020 - Overview Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes an uncontrollable urge to move your legs, usually because of an uncomfortable sensation. It typically happens in the evening or nighttime hours when you're sitting or lying down. Moving eases the unpleasant feeling temporarily. Restless legs syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, can begin at any age and generally worsens a...

Age spots (liver spots) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 20th, 2020 - Diagnosis Diagnosing age spots might include: Visual inspection. Your doctor can usually diagnose age spots by looking at your skin. It's important to distinguish age spots from other skin disorders because the treatments differ and using the wrong procedure may delay other needed therapy. Skin biopsy. Your doctor might do other tests, such as removing a small sample of skin for examination in ...

Thyroid cancer - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jan 20th, 2020 - Thyroid cancer care at Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic experts provide personalized, comprehensive care for people with thyroid cancer. Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors work in multidisciplinary teams of specialists to provide comprehensive care for people with thyroid cancer. Your care team might include: Endocrinologists Endocrine surgeons Head and neck surgeons Ear, nose and throat spe...

Listeria infection (listeriosis) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 17th, 2020 - Overview Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with weakened immune systems. It's most commonly caused by eating improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized milk products. Healthy people rarely become ill from listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies, newborns and people wit...

Placental abruption - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 17th, 2020 - Overview Placental abruption Placental abruption The placenta is an organ that develops in the uterus during pregnancy. Placental abruption occurs when the placenta separates from the inner wall of the uterus before birth. Placental abruption can deprive the baby of oxygen and nutrients and cause heavy bleeding in the mother. In some cases, early delivery is needed. Placental abruption (abrupti...

Hepatopulmonary syndrome - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Hepatopulmonary syndrome care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Although hepatopulmonary syndrome is a rare condition, Mayo Clinic doctors are experienced in treating it. Liver, lung and transplant specialists work closely together to diagnose and treat hepatopulmonary syndrome. Advanced technology and treatment Mayo Clinic is one of the nation's leading treatment and research centers f...

Hepatopulmonary syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Overview Hepatopulmonary (hep-uh-toe-POOL-moe-nar-e) syndrome is an uncommon condition that affects the lungs of people with advanced liver disease. Hepatopulmonary syndrome is caused by blood vessels in the lungs expanding (dilating) and increasing in number, making it hard for red blood cells to properly absorb oxygen. This leaves the lungs unable to deliver adequate amounts of oxygen to the ...

Fecal incontinence - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Overview Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (feces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Also called bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control. Common causes of fecal incontinence include diarrhea, constipation, and muscle or nerve damage. The muscle or nerve...

Stroke - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Overview A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can reduce brain damage and other complications. The good news is that many fewer Americans die of stroke now than in the past...

Hepatopulmonary syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Diagnosis These tests can help determine if you have hepatopulmonary syndrome: Pulse oximetry. In pulse oximetry, a sensor attached to your finger or ear uses light to determine how much oxygen is in your blood. Chest imaging. X-rays, computerized tomography (CT) scanning or echocardiogram imaging can help rule out other heart or lungs conditions. Treatment Supplemental oxygen therapy is the ma...

Fecal incontinence - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Diagnosis Your doctor will ask questions about your condition and perform a physical exam that usually includes a visual inspection of your anus. A probe may be used to examine this area for nerve damage. Normally, this touching causes your anal sphincter to contract and your anus to pucker. Medical tests A number of tests are available to help pinpoint the cause of fecal incontinence: Digital ...

Stroke - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jan 16th, 2020 - Stroke care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic's world-renowned stroke teams include doctors trained in blood vessel and brain conditions (cerebrovascular neurologists), brain blood vessel imaging (endovascular surgical neuroradiologists), blood vessel brain surgery (vascular neurosurgeons), physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), emergency medicine, and other su...

Enlarged heart - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

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...

Hurthle cell cancer - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 15th, 2020 - Overview Thyroid gland Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland is located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Hurthle (HEERT-luh) cell cancer is a rare cancer that affects the thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the base of your neck. It secretes hormones that are essential for regulating your body's metabolism. Hurthle cell cancer is also called Hurthle cell ...