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Liver Failure

Liver Failure

Liver Failure Liver failure is a condition in which a large part of the liver is damaged and no longer able to function. In cases of acute liver failure, the organ can no longer regenerate or repair itself. The life-threatening condition cannot be reversed and...

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Hemorrhagic Cystitis

Hemorrhagic Cystitis

Hemorrhagic Cystitis An inflammation of the bladder, hemorrhagic cystitis is a condition in which the patient experiences irritable bowel syndrome and bladder pain. In other words, it is the onset of hematuria or blood in the urine. Causes The condition is commonly...

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Fournier Gangrene

Fournier Gangrene

Fournier Gangrene An infection of the genitalia, Fournier's gangrene affects the male perineum and scrotum, causing severe pain in the genital area. The infection quickly progresses from redness to tissue death. The tissue damage may be too severe for the patient to...

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Urethral Strictures in Males

Urethral Strictures in Males

Urethral Strictures in Males   The tube that carries urine out of the body from the urinary bladder is called as urethra. Any abnormal narrowing of this tube is called as urethral stricture. Although it can be found both in males and females, the condition somehow has...

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Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Food Allergies   Food allergy is the term used for an allergic reaction triggered by the immune system of the body after consuming certain food items.  Eating even a small portion of allergy causing food can lead to development of hives, swelling of airways, and even...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome A condition of the digestive system, irritable bowel syndrome affects the colon or large intestine, causing a change in the bowel movement. Also known as IBS, it is a functional gastrointestinal tract disorder that causes bloating, abdominal...

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Horseshoe Kidney

Horseshoe Kidney

Horseshoe Kidney   Horseshoe kidney is the commonest congenital anomaly involving the urogenital tract. It is estimated that one in every 500 children suffers from this condition. In the fetus, once the kidneys are developed, they rotate in a manner that their axes...

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Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction   Ureteropelvic junction is the part of the kidney where the ureter joins the renal pelvis. Normally, kidneys filter the blood and remove the waste products in the form of urine. This urine is drained through the renal pelvis into...

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Women have two ovaries, of which one ovary is present on each side of the uterus in the pelvic region. The ovaries are responsible for producing eggs or ova. The female hormones namely estrogen and progesterone are also secreted by the ovaries....

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Coughing | Causes and Treatments

Coughing | Causes and Treatments

Coughing | Causes and Treatments Coughing is a natural defense mechanism employed by the body to get rid of the mucus or any foreign body which may be present in the upper respiratory passage and irritating it. When the cells lining the upper respiratory tract get...

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