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Syphilis - symptoms, signs and treatment

What is Syphilis and definition A sexually transmitted disease (STD) that results from INFECTION with the bacterium Treponema pallidum. Syphilis spreads through vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, and oral sex. It is not possible to acquire syphilis from objects such as toilet seats or in hot tubs. Syphilis is

Mastectomy - surgery, recovery, breast cancer and risks and complications

What is Mastectomy A surgical OPERATION to remove the BREAST. Mastectomy is most commonly a treatment for BREAST CANCER. Women who have extraordinarily high risk for breast cancer (such as because of family history or known MUTATION of the BRCA-1/BRCA-2 genes) may choose prophylactic mastectomy, also called

Overdose - symptoms and treatment

Overdose - symptoms and treatment

Overdose - consumption of a quantity of a DRUG in excess of its recommended DOSE or of a combination of drugs that results in potentiated effects from any or all of the drugs. Overdose may occur with prescription or OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) DRUGS. The consequences of an overdose may range from no apparent symptoms to

Enema procedure

The instillation of fluid into the RECTUM through the ANUS to stimulate a BOWEL MOVEMENT. An enema may relieve CONSTIPATION or be part of the preparation to cleanse the COLON for diagnostic procedures or surgery. Frequent enemas may result in dependence on them for bowel movements. Eating a diet high in fiber helps

Diarrhea - causes and treatment

Diarrhea - causes and treatment

Diarrhea - watery or frequent bowel movements. Diarrhea can have serious health consequences for the very young, the very old, and those who have debilitating illnesses. It is important to increase fluid consumption when diarrhea is present as DEHYDRATION can occur very quickly. Diarrhea in an infant under six months

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

What is Coronary Artery Disease ATHEROSCLEROSIS of the CORONARY ARTERIES that reduces BLOOD flow to the HEART. About 14 million Americans have Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), though many of them do not know it until HEART ATTACK strikes. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) causes 1.2 million heart attacks and more than

VBAC - vaginal birth after cesarean section and risks

What is VBAC Vaginal birth after CESAREAN SECTION. In cesarean section, the obstetrician makes a surgical incision through the wall of the UTERUS to deliver the baby, then sutures (stitches) the incision closed. The SCAR that forms when the surgical wound heals is somewhat weaker than the surrounding MUSCLE of the