Stomach Growling after Eating

What is Stomach growling? Stomach growling is a noise within the stomach and considered to be a normal part of gastrointestinal physiology. It is produced when contents of the gastrointestinal tract move and propel through the small and large intestines….

Sores on Lips

What is a lip sore? Lip sores are blisters, ulcers, lesions or bumps that develop on the lips.  When you’re having a lip sore, most of the time the surface of the lips might be bleeding and broken, and sometimes…

Infected Smelly Belly Button

An Infected smelly belly button may have a pus like discharge coming out of it. It could also be characterized by a tender lump under the skin, or redness around the infected part of the body. There are many different…

Hangnail Infection

What is a Hangnail? Also called an agnail, it is a small, torn piece of skin next to a nail, either at the toe or finger. This piece is usually loose and hangs from the side or bottom of a…

Bumps on Tongue

The tongue is actually a muscle and one that allows us to accomplish a number of important functions, such as talking, eating and swallowing. When the tongue is healthy, it is pink in color and covered with small papillae. In…

Lymphedema

What is Lymphedema? Lymphedema is an obstruction of lymphatic system characterized by swelling and fluid retention in one or two extremities and is the result of impaired drainage ability of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is composed of specialized…

Astigmatism

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is a common eye condition characterized by an optical deficiency particularly blurry vision as a result of irregularity in the curvature of the cornea of the eye. It is known as a refractive error that can…

Spinal Meningitis

What is Spinal Meningitis? Meningitis or spinal meningitis is the inflammation of the membrane surrounding or covering the brain and the spinal cord. It is a life-threatening inflammatory disease that can destroy and harm the nerve cells and cause bleeding…

Valley Fever

What is Valley Fever? Valley fever is a disease caused by fungal infection most specifically that of Coccidioides immitis fungi. It is medically termed as Coccidoidomycosis after the name of the fungi which cause the disease although it has several…

Psoriatic Arthritis

What is Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis that affects people already suffering from a skin condition called psoriasis. The onset of arthritis may develop later in patient with psoriasis or may also develop before the skin lesions…

Meningitis Rash

What is Meningitis Rash? Meningitis rash is a distinguishing sign of a progression in Meningococcal meningitis. Meningococcal meningitis is basically a form of meningitis that is caused by a bacterium known as Neisseria meningitidis. The causative bacteria make this type…

Sarcoidosis

What is Sarcoidosis? Sarcoidosis is a condition characterized by growth of tiny inflammatory cells or granulomas in multiple system of the body most commonly the lungs, lymph nodes and the eyes. The condition of Sarcoidosis has no known etiology and…

Roseola Rash

What is a Roseola Rash? Roseola rash is a mild infection affecting children ages two years and below although can also affect young adults with limited manifestations. Roseola is also known as the Sixth Disease and Exanthema subitum and is…

Poison Oak Rash

What is a Poison Oak Rash? Poison oak rash is a skin reaction that occurs after contact with poison oak plant. The rash usually appears within 8 to 48 hours after initial contact with the plant or may also take…

Cloudy Vision

What is Cloudy Vision? Cloudy vision is a condition that impedes the visual acuity and color perception of an individual. The visual is characterized as foggy or hazy in terms of clarity and is often associated with visions of halos…

Hepatomegaly

What is Hepatomegaly? This condition occurs when your liver becomes enlarged. Your liver is located in your upper right quadrant of the abdomen and is shaped like a football. A normal liver is approximately ten point five centimeters in men…

Pituitary Adenoma

What is Pituitary Adenoma? This is an abnormal growth of cells in your anterior pituitary gland and is also called pituitary gland tumors. Your pituitary glad is and endocrine gland and is oval-shaped. Your pituitary glad releases hormones directly into…

Meningioma

What is Meningioma? This is a type of brain tumor that develops in your meninges, which is the membrane that covers your spinal cord and brain. Although it is not dangerous in the beginning stages if it grows in size…

Mumps

What is Mumps? Mumps is an inflammation of your parotid glands. Your parotid glands can be found at the back of each of your cheeks and is what produces saliva. There are three sets of these glands and are located…

Multiple Sclerosis

What is Multiple Sclerosis? This is a medical disease of your central nervous system. At this time it is considered an autoimmune disease which is when your immune system attacks and then damages your nerve cells of your spinal cord…

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