UTI
UTI is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. [faq]What's a UTI? Infection of the urinary tract![/faq] Sx Lower UTI's: Painful urination Burning sensation in the urethra, may hbe present even when not urinating,...
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse (aka vaginal prolapse, female genital prolapse) is where a portion of the vaginal canal protrudes/prolapses from the opening of the vagina. [faq]What is pelvic organ prolapse? It's where something usually...
Health care
Health care is the Dx, Tx, and prevention of disease (also illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments). Classification Primary care, who act as first point of consultation for all Pt's...
Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia (aka low blood sugar) is when blood sugar decreases to below normal. Sx Sx typically come on quickly, including: Feeling of hunger Cold sweatiness Shakiness, trembling, or jiteriness Weakness Pounding heart Pallor Neurological Sx: Clumsiness Trouble talking Difficulty concentrating Blurred/double vision Difficulty hearing Slurred speech Confusion Diziness,...
Diuretic
Diuretics promote production of urine. [faq]What's a diuretic? It's a drug that makes you pee more.[/faq] Classification Loop diuretic (aka high ceiling), which may cause substantial diuresis of up to 20%, of filtered load of...
CT scan
CT scan (aka computer axial tomography, CAT scan, computer-aided tomography) uses multiple x-rays taken from different angles, to generate a tomographic image (i.e. virtual cross-sectional slice), or even 3D image using a...
Scurvy
Scurvy is vitamin C deficiency. Sx Initially, malaise and lethargy Formation of spots on the skin, most abundant on the thighs and legs Spongy gums Bleeding from the mucus membranes Looking pale Feeling depressed Partially immobilized In advanced disease: Open,...
Stool
Stool (aka feces) are the solid waste products of the GI tract, including bacteria. Sx Vary significantly in appearance (size, color, texture) according ot the state of the GI system, diet, and...
Heart attack
Heart attack (aka myocardial infarction) is where blood [and thus oxygen] flow stops to a part of the heart, and heart muscle becomes damaged. [faq]What is a myocardial infarction, and how...
Birth control
Birth control (aka contraception, fertility control) are methods/devices used to prevent pregnancy. Family planning is the planning, provision and use of birth control. Methods Hormonal contraceptives, including: [[Oral contraceptive pill]] (see page) [Contraceptive] patch, which...
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