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Achilles Tendon

... a good overview of the symptoms and factors involved in injuries of the Achilles tendon . Rheumatoid nodules are painless , hard, round or oval masses that appear under the skin , usually on pressure points, such as the elbow or Achilles tendon . These are present in about 20% of cases and t...

Aphthous ulcer

...e from several millimeters to 2 cm in diameter and can occur as single or multi ple lesion s. CANKER SORES ( Aphthous Ulcer s ) SYMPTOMS"Small oval or round white ulcers that can be very painful. They appear on the tongue , gums , inner or outer lips, or on the insides of the cheeks. Apert...

Aphthous ulcers

...he weather. They often appear for the first time during puberty and they can run in families. CANKER SORES ( Aphthous Ulcers ) SYMPTOMS"Small oval or round white ulcers that can be very painful. They appear on the tongue , gums , inner or outer lips, or on the insides of the cheeks. Medica...

Baldness

... women, such as excess hair on the face and body, baldness , acne , deeper voice, ... Most commonly, ringworm appears as one or more round or oval patches of baldness or scaly skin on the scalp or beard. Japanese men develop baldness less commonly than whites do. On average they also d...

Blister

... to be spread Genital herpes is spread through the skin during intimate sexual contact, such as penetrative or oral sex. blister ing (raised oval or round collections of fluid within or beneath the outer layer of skin ) macula r (flat spots) nodular (small, firm, knotty rounded mass) ... b...

Candida

...ually begins in the creases or folds of the thighs and in the diaper area, and then spreads. The rash is usually a deep, red, shiny rash with many oval lesion s. CANDIDA : A yeast like fungus commonly found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin , intestinal tract, and vagina , which can bec...

Disk

...rough your mouth - not your nose. After inhaling, remove the disk from your mouth and hold your breath for up to 10 seconds. LUMBAR DISK REM oval - A surgical procedure which is designed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve root that is being caused by a "slipped" or herniated dis...

Hepatomegaly

...r enlargement ) Spleen enlargement Clear cornea s Echocardiogram may show thickened heart Abnormal bone x-ray s, such as thickened skull and oval vertebrae Seizures , mental retardation ... Hepatomegaly Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal can...

Lice

...gs. They are hard to see and are often confused with dandruff or hair spray droplets. Nits are found firmly attached to the hair shaft. They are oval and usually yellow to white. Nits take about a week to hatch. Rickettsia prowazekii causes louse-borne typhus , carried from person to person by...

Liver enlargement

...r enlargement ) Spleen enlargement Clear cornea s Echocardiogram may show thickened heart Abnormal bone x-ray s, such as thickened skull and oval vertebrae Seizures , mental retardation ... Liver enlargement ( hepatomegaly ) can cause a firm, irregular mass below the right rib cage (...

Lymphedema

... Lymphedema Swelling either from obstructed cancer ous lymph node s or from surgically removed lymph node s. Lymph node s Hundreds of small oval bodies that contain lymph . Lymph node s act as our first line of defense against infections and cancer . The name for this swelling is l...

Ossicle

...rom the eardrum to the inner ear. The chain of ossicle s connected to the ear drum--the incus, malleus, and stapes--carries the vibration to the oval window, increasing its amplitude 20 times on the way. The three tiny bones of the ear ( ossicle s) may fail to conduct sound to the cochlea or th...

Patches

...ften occur on sun-exposed areas of the skin and in older, white men. These patches may become malignant ( cancer ous). Patches of circular to oval shaped red plaques that itch or burn are typical of plaque psoriasis . The patches are usually found on the arms, legs, trunk, or scalp but may b...

Pituitary gland

...ting hormone s. RadiotherapyThe use of ionizing radiation, either as x rays or radioactive isotopes, to treat disease . PITUITARY GLAND : Small, oval endocrine gland that lies at the base of the brain. It is called the master gland because the other endocrine glands depend on its secretions ...

REM

...h, ranging from 5 minutes to over an hour. REM oval OF IMPLANTED METAL DEVICES Metal pins, screws, sta...d movement of the eyes . rem edy ... REM oval OF IMPLANTED METAL DEVICES Metal pins, screws, sta... before removing any large metal implants. REM oval OF ENLARGED SPLEEN Splenectomy is performed unde...

Streptococcal Infection

... a streptococcal infection , appears rapidly and affects the face, chest (trunk) and nearest ( proximal ) limbs. The patches are small and round or oval and have the typical appearance of psoriasis . This was because of concern of a streptococcal infection , such as rheumatic fever might develop...

Tonsils

... "human mad-cow disease ") likes to lurk in these little glands . (Don't panic - vCJD is not a cause of tonsillitis .) ... tonsils A pair of oval masses of lymph oid tissue , one on each side of the throat at the back of the mouth. toxemia ... " Tonsils and Adenoids ." In Nelson Textboo...

Urticaria

...ts, seen here on the arm. The majority of urticaria develop as a result of allergic reactions . Hives , also called urticaria , are rounded or oval bumps ( swelling s) on the skin that often are itchy. Sometimes they are red, but they don't have to be. URTICARIA (Nettle Rash ) SYMPTOMS"Sma...
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