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Shotty Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are a group of cells that are enclosed in connective tissue capsules, and are categorized as lymphocytes and macrophages. Lymphocytes manufacture proteins which capture bacteria and foreign bodies, while Macrophages break down the captured matter; together they protect the body by destroying pathogens. They filter lymph fluid too. When the lymph nodes become […]

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Blood Clot in Finger

A blood clot in the finger, which is called a thrombus in the finger, is caused by local aggregation of blood in damaged vessels and tissues of the finger. A blood clot is formed by the normal reaction of our bodies to avoid excessive bleeding due to injury. It is dangerous to have blood clots […]

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Swelling under Tongue

The tongue may appear small, but is very important in that it helps in oral cleansing, deglutition, taste, mastication, and articulation. This flexible organ is part of oral cavity, partly located in the pharynx. Often, people fail to look at what’s happening beneath the tongue and do so after they have some pain or suspect […]

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Pressure in Temples

The temple area refers to the region on the sides of the head in line with your eyes. Experiencing pressure in your temples region is, unfortunately, common affecting your performance of life activities. Although milder than pain in temples, the pressure in the temple can manifest in a tension headache or a debilitating headache with […]

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Mermaid Syndrome

Mermaid syndrome is a very rare congenital development disorder that is characterized by anomalies affecting the lower spine and limbs. This disorder may also be referred in other names as sirenomelus or midline disorder Usually, affected infants have partial or complete fusion of the lower limbs. There may be other additional malfunctions, which may be […]

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Collagen Deficiency

Collagen deficiency can bring about collagen vascular diseases, which is a group of disease that affect connective tissue. Collagen is a protein connective tissue that helps hold up your skin, bones, muscles and ligaments together. Connective tissue diseases is the other name that is given to collagen vascular disease. Collagen deficiency and the resultant disease […]

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Dependent Edema

Edema is a medical term that refers to swelling. Most body parts swell as a result of inflammation or injury. The whole body can be affected or just a small area. Edema usually occurs once the minor blood vessels start leaking and discharge fluids to the nearby tissues. This excess fluid will build up and […]

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Pinched Nerve In Ankle

The medical name for a pinched nerve in the ankle is tarsal tunnel syndrome. It is very similar to a more common disorder known as carpal tunnel syndrome that happens in the wrist joints. As for the tunnel tarsal syndrome, the tibial nerve gets irritated and pinched when passing from a tarsal nerve. The Latin […]

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Discoid Atelectasis

The collapse of part of the whole of the lungs is a condition known as discoid atelectasis. The collapsed part does not re-inflate properly and is therefore devoid of any airflow. Discoid atelectasis is usually a side effect of anesthesia use during surgery. This happens to patients who have been bedridden for long periods of […]

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Iron Saturation

Iron saturation has been known to vary from time to time, and one should know when the range is sufficient of not. When you have low iron saturation, you may experience anemic symptoms and you should seek iron tests from your lab. Here you will see some of the tests, and what happens, when you […]

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