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Which condition is caused by an inflammation of a fallopian tube?

Which condition is caused by an inflammation of a fallopian tube?

PID: Inflammation or infection of the tube causes a pelvic infection, also terms PID or pelvic inflammatory disease. It can be a very severe infection. Sometimes the tube is chronically inflamed and may be swollen and enlarged, called a hydrosalpinx. Any infection of the cervix, uterus, tubes, appendix, or colon can cause this. ...Read more

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Fallopian Tube (Definition)

Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more


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Wich can be the causes of an complication caused by an cesarian surgery that provoced taking out the uterus?

Wich can be the causes of an complication caused by an cesarian surgery that provoced taking out the uterus?

Bleeding: Usually doctors do not like to take out the uterus during a csection because it is a difficult surgery. It is generally done because of very heavy uncontrolled bleeding that is a threat to the new mother's life. General several other options are tried and removal if the uterus is seen as a last resort. ...Read more

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Can sterility be caused by a blockage in both of the tubes?

Can sterility be caused by a blockage in both of the tubes?

Yes: Tubal blockage on both sides would prevent sperm and egg from meeting, and thus would be considered sterility. ...Read more

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What is the cure for cervix inflammation caused by trauma?

What is the cure for cervix inflammation caused by trauma?

Depends on the: Cause of the trauma and the overall apearances on exam. If there is pain and bleeding you should be seen by an obgyn. In all likelhood there is no treatment but an inflamed cervix usually means infection and checking for stds like gonorrhea and chlamydia are well within reason. Talk to your obgyn. ...Read more

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Is an infection in my nose related to a previous diagnosis of and treatment for acute cystitis? Could both be caused by yeast overgrowth?

Is an infection in my nose related to a previous diagnosis of and treatment for acute cystitis? Could both be caused by yeast overgrowth?

Very unlikely: I have never seen a yeast infection in the nose but have seen sinusitis caused by a different sort of fungus, aspergillus. You can be relatively sure it has nothing to do with treatment of your bladder infection. You should have a culture done to see what is causing the nasal infection. There is a slight risk of lymphatic spread of infection from your nose into your brain. ...Read more

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Is acne caused by an infection in the body?

Is acne caused by an infection in the body?

Not necessarily: We often treat it as an infection. However the primary problem is inflammation in the sebaceous glands of the skin that may cause obstruction and/or cyst formation. This is commonly associated with bacterial colonization (not necessarily infection) that may cause the inflammation to become worse. Antibiotics may help to ease the bacterial overgrowth but treatment requires addressing the oil glands. ...Read more

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How is inflammation or blockage of eustachian tube determined and then treated?

How is inflammation or blockage of eustachian tube determined and then treated?

ENT doc 4 evaluation: Use decongestant to reduce swelling of tube linine; take antihistamine or use steroid nasal spray to reduce allergic response if allergies are factor; place pressure equalization tubes (PETs) in eardrums to equalize ear pressure; make tiny incision in eardrum/suction out the fluid in middle ear. This gives the eustachian tube lining time to shrink while the eardrum is healing (usually 1 to 3 days) ...Read more

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Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?

Can a dilation of the ascending aorta be temporary and caused by infection?

Not Temporary: Chagas disease is a tropical parasitic disease caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. It can cause aortic dilation aka aneurysm. Once dilation happens it is not temporary. Close monitoring needed. ...Read more

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If vas deferens is blocked by scar from an acute infection, can the blockage be unblocked?

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If vas deferens is blocked by scar from an acute infection, can the blockage be unblocked?

Here are some....: Yes, it is possible, but how this concern may apply to personal clinical profile in a sensible way should hinge on the clinical concern such as the issues of infertility, genitourinary symptoms, etc. Note: Our body has a strong healing ability to return its functional state in a great degree, though never be perfect as that at birth since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification,... ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic cystitis? Is it just caused by uti?...If so, is this due to an anatomical problem where bacteria is stuck somewhere?

What are the causes of chronic cystitis?  Is it just caused by uti?...If so, is this due to an anatomical problem where bacteria is stuck somewhere?

"itis"=inflammation: "cystitis" means that you have inflammation or an infection in the bladder. Most commonly it will be because of a bacterial infection. You can soldo have a fungal (yeast) or viral infection; or you could just have inflammation (eg secondary to radiation therapy or overuse). Ic is a chronic inflammation in the bladder presumed secondary to the loss of bladder lining ("protection"). See a urologist. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which mucus plugs cause a tracheal pull?

What is the mechanism by which mucus plugs cause a tracheal pull?

It acts as a cork: The mucus plug simply acts as a cork and stops up the windpipe not allowing for the air to flow easily back forth thru the trachea. ...Read more

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What is the destruction of alveoli due to age or by respiratory irritants is called?

What is the destruction of alveoli due to age or by respiratory irritants is called?

Emphysema: is, by definition, destruction of alveoli most commonly from cigarette smoking but there are other causes. Age usually reduces lung capacity but not the same way as smoking does. ...Read more

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What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

What is a serious disease of the lungs caused by the fungus histoplasma capsulatum?

Histoplasmosis: Histoplasmosis is an initial infection of the lungs giving flu-like or cold-like symptoms...The fungus can sometimes infect the retina (the inside light sensitive lining of the eye). The infection can cause direct damage to the retina and if it affects the macula, central vision may be destroyed. Exposure to histoplasmosis correlates with chicken farming, the fungus lingers in the animal waste. ...Read more

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Can e-coli bacteria which is directly entering the bloodstream by a razor blade cause an enlarged testicle or an intestinal abscess? Thank you.

Can e-coli bacteria which is directly entering the bloodstream by a razor blade cause an enlarged testicle or an intestinal abscess? Thank you.

No: Not by itself. E coli enter your bloodstream every time you pass stool. There needs to be some other reason for you to have infections at these other places. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which polyps form in the intestine?

Neoplasia: Polyps commonly occur in the colon and are a precursor to cancer. Briefly, polyps form because cell growth in an area exceeds the loss of cells. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/colonicpolyps.html. ...Read more

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Is it conceivable that an unchecked skin condition caused by infection could eventually cause issues elsewhere in the body?

Is it conceivable that an unchecked skin condition caused by infection could eventually cause issues elsewhere in the body?

YES!!: Intact integument (skin and mucous membranes and associated structures) is the most important portion of the immune system. When infection occurs there it may easily spread to other areas, and also by being present it may adversely affect other portions of the immune system. This is a topic which would require much more space than what is available here. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more