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Proctitis: What it is, Symptoms,
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Jan 19th, 2023 - Overview What is proctitis? Proctitis is inflammation inside your rectum, which is the lower end of your large intestine just before your anus. “Procto” means “rectum,” and “itis” means “inflammation”. Your rectum can become inflamed if bacteria or chemicals irritate the inner lining, or if it’s affected by inflammatory bowel disease. It can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as pain, rectal bl...

Enterocolitis: Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/24633-enterocolitis

Jan 19th, 2023 - Overview What is enterocolitis? Enterocolitis is inflammation that occurs throughout your intestines. It combines “enteritis,” inflammation of the small intestine, with “colitis,” inflammation of the large intestine. Inflammation in either of your intestines is common, but when it occurs in both, it tends to be more severe. It also tends to affect those with more vulnerable immune systems, espe...

Lymphocytic Colitis: Symptoms &
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Jan 19th, 2023 - Overview Certain foods can trigger diarrhea with lymphocytic colitis. What is lymphocytic colitis? Lymphocytic colitis is a type of microscopic colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic diseases that cause ongoing inflammation in your intestines. Colitis means inflammation of the large intestine (colon). Microscopic colitis is colitis that c...

Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Sym
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Jan 18th, 2023 - Overview What is Ectopic Pregnancy? What is an ectopic pregnancy? An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that happens outside of your uterus. This occurs when a fertilized egg implants in a location that can’t support its growth. An ectopic pregnancy most often happens in your fallopian tube (a structure that connects your ovaries and uterus). Ectopic pregnancies more rarely can occur in your ovar...

Prostate Cancer: Symptoms,
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Jan 17th, 2023 - Overview 10 Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer develops in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men and people assigned male at birth (AMAB). This tiny gland secretes fluid that mixes with semen, keeping sperm healthy for conception and pregnancy. Prostate cancer is a serious disease. Fortunately...

Depression: Causes, Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9290-depression

Jan 13th, 2023 - Overview What is depression? Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in things and activities you once enjoyed. It can also cause difficulty with thinking, memory, eating and sleeping. It’s normal to feel sad about or grieve over difficult life situations, such as losing your job or a divorce. But depression is different in that it persists...

Post-Polio Syndrome: What It Is, Sy
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Jan 8th, 2023 - Overview What is post-polio syndrome? Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that causes gradual muscle weakness and muscle atrophy (loss) that can affect people who’ve had polio. PPS usually happens 10 to 40 years after you’ve recovered from the initial polio infection. Polio (poliomyelitis) is a disease caused by the poliovirus. It causes mild or no symptoms in most people. But it can somet...

Stevens-Johnson syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stevens-johnson-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20355936

Jan 7th, 2023 - Overview Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It's usually a reaction to medication that starts with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful rash that spreads and blisters. Then the top layer of affected skin dies, sheds and begins to heal after several days. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a medical emergency that usually requires hospitaliz...

Polio - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polio/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20376517

Jan 5th, 2023 - Diagnosis Health care providers often recognize polio by symptoms, such as neck and back stiffness or abnormal reflexes or muscle weakness. To confirm the diagnosis, a lab test of a stool sample can detect the poliovirus. The virus can be found in a throat sample only during the first week of illness. So a throat sample is a less reliable source for testing. A test of the fluid surrounding the ...

Intussusception - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/intussusception/symptoms-causes/syc-20351452

Jan 5th, 2023 - Overview Intussusception Open pop-up dialog box Close Intussusception Intussusception Intussusception is a rare, serious disorder in which one part of the intestine slides inside an adjacent part. Intussusception (in-tuh-suh-SEP-shun) is a serious condition in which part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine. This telescoping action often blocks food or fluid from passi...

Intussusception - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/intussusception/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351457

Jan 5th, 2023 - Diagnosis Your or your child's health care provider will start by getting a history of the symptoms of the problem. The provider may be able to feel a sausage-shaped lump in the belly. To confirm the diagnosis, your provider may order: Ultrasound or other abdominal imaging. An ultrasound, X-ray or computerized tomography (CT) scan may reveal intestinal obstruction caused by intussusception. Ima...

Anal fissure - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/symptoms-causes/syc-20351424

Dec 31st, 2022 - Overview An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue that lines the anus. The anus is the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract where stool exits the body. Common causes of an anal fissure include constipation and straining or passing hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experi...

Anal fissure - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351430

Dec 31st, 2022 - Diagnosis Your health care provider will likely ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam, including a gentle inspection of the anal region. Often the tear is visible. Usually this exam is all that's needed to diagnose an anal fissure. A more recent, acute anal fissure looks like a fresh tear, somewhat like a paper cut. A long-lasting, also called chronic, anal fissure likely h...

Erythema Nodosum: Symptoms,
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Dec 30th, 2022 - Overview What is erythema nodosum? Erythema nodosum is a condition in which the fat within your skin becomes inflamed. It’s characterized by bumps (nodules) on your shins. This can be a reactive process to an underlying cause. Who does erythema nodosum affect? Studies show that the condition can affect anyone at any age, but it most often affects women and people assigned female at birth betwee...

Cushing Syndrome: Causes, Sy
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Dec 27th, 2022 - Overview What is Cushing syndrome? Cushing syndrome is an uncommon condition that happens when your body has too much of a hormone called cortisol. Another word for Cushing syndrome is hypercortisolism. A syndrome is a medical term that refers to a group of signs and symptoms that happen together. You may see some people call this condition Cushing’s syndrome. Cortisol is a steroid hormone comm...

Vulvodynia: Causes, Symptoms, Mana
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17878-vulvodynia

Dec 27th, 2022 - Overview What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia (pronounced vul-vo-DIN-ee-a) is chronic pain in your vulva, and or vagina or genitals, with no apparent cause. Vulvar and vaginal pain are common symptoms of various conditions, including infections and skin disorders. Vulvodynia is different. Vulvodynia is pain lasting three or more months that isn’t an obvious symptom of a specific condition. The pain c...

Pure Red C
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Dec 21st, 2022 - Overview What is pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)? Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a rare blood disorder that happens when your bone marrow doesn’t produce the normal number of red blood cells. When your red blood cell supply drops below normal levels, you have anemia. With anemia, you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells carrying oxygen to your tissues and organs. Symptoms and Causes What are...

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne Inversa): Sym
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Dec 20th, 2022 - Overview What is hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)? Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a condition that causes painful, recurring boils in areas of your body with sweat glands. There isn’t a cure, but treatment can help manage symptoms and prevent new boils and scarring. Another name for HS is acne inversa. What types of skin growths does HS cause? Nodules: Firm lumps beneath your skin’s surface. Abs...

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963

Dec 17th, 2022 - Overview Coronavirus Open pop-up dialog box Close Coronavirus Coronavirus Coronavirus is a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle ...

Sweet syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sweets-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351122

Dec 16th, 2022 - Diagnosis A doctor who specializes in skin conditions (dermatologist) might be able to diagnose Sweet syndrome simply by looking at your skin. But you may need testing before your doctor can make a definite diagnosis. Tests that are useful in assessing people for Sweet syndrome include: Blood tests. A sample of your blood may be sent to a laboratory where it's checked for too many white blood c...