Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is infection of a woman’s reproductive organs. Infection spreads upward from the cervix to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and surrounding structures. Bacteria can infect the fallopian tubes and cause inflammation. When this happens, normal tissue can become scarred and block the normal passage of an egg. You may become infertile. But if your tubes are partially blocked, an egg may implant outside the uterus and cause a dangerous condition called an...

What Causes Pain in a Leg?

Definition Trauma is the most obvious cause of leg pain. Falls, near falls, and twisting injuries can damage bones, muscles, and joints or a combination of all three. There are many non-traumatic causes of leg pain. Causes of pain in leg Fractures: The terms fracture, broken, and cracked all mean the same thing when referring to a bone. It means that the integrity of the bone has been compromised. The most common symptom is pain which arises from the nerve endings located in the lining of the bone...

Abdominal Pain

Also known as stomachache, abdominal pain is a health condition that can be associated with serious illnesses or transient diseases. This condition can be felt in the upper, lower, right or left parts of the stomach. It can be categorized into four types, which include aching in the parietal peritoneum as well as the gradual or sudden pain in the abdomen. To know more about this medical condition, it is important to look at the various abdominal pain symptoms and causes. In addition, it is advantageous...

What Causes Ankles to Swell?

Swelling of the ankle occurs when there is an accumulation of fluid in the tissues surrounding the ankle or in the ankle joint. Swelling of the ankle can be caused due to various reasons. Some Causes of Ankle Swelling Let us now study some of the causes that lead to the swelling of ankles. rheumatoid arthritis obstruction of blood flow peripheral edema gout injury diseases rheumatoid arthritis: This is a condition that is caused due to the inflammation around the joints. It can lead to pain in...

What Causes Polydactyly?

Polydactyly, polydactylia, polydactylism or hyperdactyly is a congenital abnormality where an individual is born with more than the normal number of fingers and toes. The condition is usually inherited as a dominant abnormal gene from one parent and is passed on at birth. Persons that have polydactyly may have fully developed fingers/toes or undeveloped ones. A further disorder may also occur where there is also fusing or webbing of the extra fingers and toes, this is call polysyndactyly. Polysyndactyly...

What Causes a Person to Blackout?

Syncope is defined as “partial or complete loss of consciousness with interruption of awareness of oneself and ones surroundings”. When the loss of consciousness is temporary and the person recovers spontaneously, it is referred to as syncope or, in non-medical terms as  fainting. Syncope or fainting, results from a temporary reduction in the blood flow and insufficient oxygen supply to the brain. When this occurs, the individual may experience lightheadedness, a “blackout” episode or loss...

Kidney Failure Symptoms

The kidney can falter acutely or chronically. An acute failure can be cured. Chronic failure can be fatal. Both however, need to be diagnosed by a doctor immediately. Kidney Failure Signs Chronic failure can stem from injuries or infections. The acute type is caused by diseases. When it fails, toxins can no longer be taken out of the body. Those with acute failure will have swollen hands and feet. The blood pressure goes up. This is accompanied by dizziness and feelings of nausea. Among the major...

Cardiovascular Disease Signs and Symptoms

There are many types of heart diseases and each have their own distinct symptoms. However some of the early and major warning signs are similar. Cardiovascular Disease Signs The most conspicuous symptom is chest pain. This can be a squeezing or sharp stabbing sensation. Some feel tightness in the chest or shortness of breath. Often, patients feel numbness in the chest and the arms. This goes through the shoulders, hands and feet. Pain is also felt in the jaw and teeth. Many patients also feel a...

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