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What sort of problem is ascites?

What sort of problem is ascites?

Fluid : Ascites is fluid buildup in the abdomen. Although most commonly found in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis, it can also be caused by certain cancers and heart failure. ...Read more

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Abnormal Fluid Buildup In Abdomen (Definition)

Abnormal fluid buildup in abdomen refers to Ascites, a medical condition in which a person has excess fluid in the abdomen (in the peritoneal space). Abdominal fluid buildup occurs in conditions such as liver failure, kidney ...Read more


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What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

What sort of problem is abdominal swelling?

Many possibilities: Many things can cause abdominal swelling - it can be fluid, masses (e.g. Cancer), hernias, bleeding, and others. Imaging of your belly will help provide an answer, as well as the clinical scenario. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is appendicitis?

What sort of problem is appendicitis?

Acute inflammation: The appendix is a worm-shaped part of the intestine that is very prone to obstruction, leading to acute inflammation that can progress to perforation if left untreated. While different theories exist, we really don't know why this occurs, but it has remained very common, occurring in app. 10% of the population. Ct scanning has led to the removal of fewer normal appendices based on suspicion. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amyloidosis?

What sort of problem is amyloidosis?

Protein deposition: Amyloidosis refers to the deposition of a type of protein into certain organs. There are different subtypes of amyloid proteins depending on the cause. Amyloidosis can be of hereditary, infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic types. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is arachnoiditis?

What sort of problem is arachnoiditis?

Inflammation: This refers to inflammation of one of the membranes (protective coverings) that surround the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is angiitis?

What sort of problem is angiitis?

Vasculitis: Angiitis is a synonym for vasculitis, i.e. Inflammation of blood vessels. This is a very large category of diseases and may include inflammation of small blood vessels in the skin, or larger blood vessels in internal organs. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is anencephaly?

What sort of problem is anencephaly?

Failure of closure: The fetus is busy around 20-30 days in when the nervous system starts forming along a line like a trench. The trench folds in on itself and begins to form a tube, sealing itself in the middle first and moving toward both ends like two zippers. When the top end fails to close, many brain structures don't form & we have anencephaly.At the bottom, we get spina bifida. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is arachnodactyly?

What sort of problem is arachnodactyly?

Spider-like fingers: Seen in marfans syndrome. Abe lincoln had it. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is alcoholism?

What sort of problem is alcoholism?

A serious one.: Alcoholism is a disease that affects mind, body & spirit. One loses control of alcohol use, is preoccupied w alcohol & continues to drink alcohol in spite of problems related to it's use. One may drink more than intended & over time may need to drink larger amounts of alcohol to obtain the same effect. Attempts to cut down on use or to stop use may have been unsuccessful. Alcoholism creates > ...Read more

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What sort of problem is asbestosis?

What sort of problem is asbestosis?

Scarring of the lung: Asbestos exposure can result in tiny asbestos fibers getting deposited in the lungs. This causes inflammation, and scarring. The lungs get stiff, harder to inflate and oxygen transfer from lung to blood is impaired. This is called asbestosis. It is often progressive.In addition the lining around the lungs can scar ( pleural plaques) and is a cause of cancer involving this lining (mesothelioma). ...Read more

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What sort of problem is adrenoleukodystrophy?

What sort of problem is adrenoleukodystrophy?

Adrenoleukodystrophy: Adrenoleukodystrophy is passed from parents to their children as an x-linked genetic trait. It affects males, although some women who are carriers can have mild disease. It affects 1 in 20, 000. The condition results in the buildup of very-long-chain fatty acids in nervous system, adrenal gland, and testes, which disturbs normal function. For more see: http://www.Umm.Edu/ency/article/001182.Htm. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amebiasis?

What sort of problem is amebiasis?

Variety of problems: Depending on the patient's immune system, infections with amoebas can cause conditions such as liver abscesses (entamoeba histolytica) from unwashed hands (less common now with better sanitation) and keratitis (acanthamoeba) from contaminated contact lens solution, to catastrophes such as meninigitis and brain abscesses (naegleria fowlerii, balamuthia mandrillaris) through inhalation of cysts. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is atherosclerosis?

What sort of problem is atherosclerosis?

Disease of arteries: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process which occurs in arteries. Advanced stages cause narrowing of the arteries involved. The narrowing can lead to complete blockage of blood flow or to what is termed "plaque rupture" (when pieces of the lining of diseased artery break free. Clot forms and floats downstream). In the heart this causes heart attacks, in the brain this causes strokes. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is angioedema?

What sort of problem is angioedema?

Swelling: Angioedema is a swelling of tissues. Some cases can be shown to be a lack of a particular enzyme, but the mild angioedema that occasionally causes swelling of the tongue or eyelid is not life threatening and usually can't be diagnosed. Angioedema is not hives; if it itches, it is not angioedema. Your allergist can help figure out what is going on, and help you if it is treatable. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is anaphylaxis?

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What sort of problem is anaphylaxis?

Allergic reaction: Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Common symptoms are difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, a rash, skin redness, swelling, shortness of breath, coughing, and several others. It involves the entire body and needs to be treated right away as it can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is abdominal trauma?

What sort of problem is abdominal trauma?

Internal Injuries: We differentiate abdominal injuries secondary to penetrating trauma (gun shot-, knife wounds) vs. Blunt trauma (car crashes, falls). The former almost-always requires immediate surgery whereas the latter tends to cause injuries to solid organs (liver, spleen, kidney, etc) and may often be treated non-surgically. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acidosis of the blood?

What sort of problem is acidosis of the blood?

Let's get specific: In the absence of obvious disease / poisoning, perhaps you have been told you have metabolic acidosis (complicates a host of illnesses and especially some of the diabetes / metabolic syndrome pills) or renal tubular acidosis (mild-to-serious problem handling bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).) some charlatans diagnose "blood acidosis" without basis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is airsickness?

What sort of problem is airsickness?

Motion sickness: This is a type of motion sickness caused by airplane travel. In susceptible individuals, nausea, vomiting and dizziness develop when flying. It can be treated by otc motion sickness medications or your doctor can prescribe medication to use while flying. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amblyopia?

What sort of problem is amblyopia?

Poor vision: Amblyopia occurs when one or both eyes are not given the opportunity to see well in infancy and youth. It can be caused by uncorrected need for glasses, an eye that is not straight (strabismus), or something blocking the vision (congenital cataract, drooping eyelid). If not caught and treated early (by age 4-6), the eye will have limited potential vision (usually 20/40 or worse). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Ascites (Definition)

Ascites = abnormal accumulation of fluid in peritoneal ...Read more


Dr. Jay Yepuri
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Fluid In The Abdomen (Definition)

Fluid in the abdomen (Ascites) = Excess fluid accumulated in ...Read more