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Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jaw-tumors-cysts/symptoms-causes/syc-20350973?p=1

ew Jaw tumors and cysts are relatively rare lesions that develop in the jawbone or the soft tissues in the mouth and face. Jaw tumors and cysts, sometimes called odontogenic tumors and cysts, can vary greatly in size and severity and the cause is not known. These lesions are usually noncancerous (benign), but they can be aggressive and invade the surrounding bone and tissue. Treatment of jaw tu...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycystic-kidney-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352825?p=1

sis For polycystic kidney disease, certain tests can detect the size and number of kidney cysts you have and evaluate the amount of healthy kidney tissue, including: Ultrasound. During an ultrasound, a wandlike device called a transducer is placed on your body. It emits sound waves that are reflected back to the transducer — like sonar. A computer translates the reflected sound waves into image...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sebaceous-cysts/symptoms-causes/syc-20352701?p=1

ew Epidermoid (ep-ih-DUR-moid) cysts are noncancerous small bumps beneath the skin. They can appear anywhere on the skin, but are most common on the face, neck and trunk. Epidermoid cysts are slow growing and often painless, so they rarely cause problems or need treatment. You might choose to have a cyst removed by a doctor if its appearance bothers you or if it's painful, ruptured or infected....

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350098?p=1

sis To diagnose your condition, your doctor will review your symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may order several tests to diagnose epilepsy and determine the cause of seizures. Your evaluation may include: A neurological exam. Your doctor may test your behavior, motor abilities, mental function and other areas to diagnose your condition and determine the type of epilepsy you may have. B...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menstrual-cramps/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20374944?p=1

sis Your doctor will review your medical history and perform a physical exam, including a pelvic exam. During the pelvic exam, your doctor will check for abnormalities in your reproductive organs and look for signs of infection. If your doctor suspects that a disorder is causing your menstrual cramps, he or she may recommend other tests, such as: Ultrasound. This test uses sound waves to create...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pilonidal-cyst/symptoms-causes/syc-20376329?p=1

ew A pilonidal (pie-low-NIE-dul) cyst is an abnormal pocket in the skin that usually contains hair and skin debris. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. Pilonidal cysts usually occur when hair punctures the skin and then becomes embedded. If a pilonidal cyst becomes infected, the resulting abscess is often extremely painful. The cy...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seizure/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20365730?p=1

sis After a seizure, your doctor will thoroughly review your symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may order several tests to determine the cause of your seizure and evaluate how likely it is that you'll have another one. Tests may include: A neurological exam. Your doctor may test your behavior, motor abilities and mental function to determine if you have a problem with your brain and nerv...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/secondary-hypertension/symptoms-causes/syc-20350679?p=1

ew Secondary hypertension (secondary high blood pressure) is high blood pressure that's caused by another medical condition. Secondary hypertension can be caused by conditions that affect your kidneys, arteries, heart or endocrine system. Secondary hypertension can also occur during pregnancy. Secondary hypertension differs from the usual type of high blood pressure (primary hypertension or ess...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-pelvic-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20354368?p=1

ew Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area below your bellybutton and between your hips that lasts six months or longer. Chronic pelvic pain can have multiple causes. It can be a symptom of another disease, or it can be a condition in its own right. If your chronic pelvic pain appears to be caused by another medical problem, treating that problem may be enough to eliminate your pain. However, i...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acanthosis-nigricans/symptoms-causes/syc-20368983?p=1

ew Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition characterized by areas of dark, velvety discoloration in body folds and creases. The affected skin can become thickened. Most often, acanthosis nigricans affects your armpits, groin and neck. The skin changes of acanthosis nigricans (ak-an-THOE-sis NIE-grih-kuns) typically occur in people who are obese or have diabetes. Children who develop the condit...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/urine-color/symptoms-causes/syc-20367333?p=1

ew Normal urine color ranges from pale yellow to deep amber — the result of a pigment called urochrome and how diluted or concentrated the urine is. Pigments and other compounds in certain foods and medications can change your urine color. Beets, berries and fava beans are among the foods most likely to affect the color. Many over-the-counter and prescription medications give urine vivid tones,...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/swollen-knee/symptoms-causes/syc-20378129?p=1

ew A swollen knee occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around your knee joint. Your doctor might refer to this condition as an effusion (ih-FYU-zhen) in your knee joint. Some people call this condition "water on the knee." A swollen knee may be the result of trauma, overuse injuries, or an underlying disease or condition. To determine the cause of the swelling, your doctor might need to o...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibrocystic-breasts/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350442?p=1

sis Tests to evaluate your condition may include: Clinical breast exam. Your doctor checks for unusual areas by visually and manually examining your breasts and the lymph nodes located in your lower neck and underarm area. If your medical history and the clinical breast exam indicate normal breast changes, you may not need additional tests. If your doctor finds a new lump and suspects fibrocyst...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hirsutism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354941?p=1

sis Tests that measure the amount of certain hormones in your blood, including testosterone or other testosterone-like hormones, might help determine whether elevated androgen levels are causing your hirsutism. If so, your doctor might recommend an ultrasound or a CT scan to check your ovaries and adrenal glands for tumors or cysts. Your doctor might also examine your abdomen and do a pelvic ex...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20355421?p=1

ew Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas — an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. Your pancreas releases enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help manage your blood sugar. Pancreatic cancer typically spreads rapidly to nearby organs. It is seldom detected in its early stages. But for people with pancreatic cysts or a fam...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-pelvic-pain/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354371?p=1

sis Figuring out what's causing your chronic pelvic pain often involves a process of elimination because many different disorders can cause pelvic pain. In addition to a detailed interview about your pain, your personal health history and your family history, your doctor may ask you to keep a journal of your pain and other symptoms. Tests or exams your doctor might suggest include: Pelvic exam....

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tapeworm/symptoms-causes/syc-20378174?p=1

ew Tapeworm infection is caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with tapeworm eggs or larvae. If you ingest certain tapeworm eggs, they can migrate outside your intestines and form larval cysts in body tissues and organs (invasive infection). If you ingest tapeworm larvae, however, they develop into adult tapeworms in your intestines (intestinal infection). An adult tapeworm consists of...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cysts/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353411?p=1

sis A cyst on your ovary can be found during a pelvic exam. Depending on its size and whether it's fluid filled, solid or mixed, your doctor likely will recommend tests to determine its type and whether you need treatment. Possible tests include: Pregnancy test. A positive test might suggest that you have a corpus luteum cyst. Pelvic ultrasound. A wandlike device (transducer) sends and receives...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354661?p=1

sis To diagnose endometriosis and other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, your doctor will ask you to describe your symptoms, including the location of your pain and when it occurs. Tests to check for physical clues of endometriosis include: Pelvic exam. During a pelvic exam, your doctor manually feels (palpates) areas in your pelvis for abnormalities, such as cysts on your reproductive or...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/grand-mal-seizure/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20364165?p=1

sis After a seizure, your doctor will thoroughly review your symptoms and medical history. Your doctor may order several tests to determine the cause of your seizure and evaluate how likely it is that you'll have another one. Tests may include: Neurological exam. Your doctor may test your behavior, motor abilities and mental function to determine if you have a problem with your brain and nervou...