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Mumps is an acute viral illness caused by the mumps virus. Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite, followed by swelling of the salivary glands.

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    • Headache Headaches can be divided into two categories: primary headaches and secondary headaches. Migraine headaches, tension headaches,...learn more »
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      Headache Article
      • Headache definition and facts
      • What is a headache?
      • How are headaches classified?
      • What are primary headaches?
      • What are secondary headaches?
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      • 17 types of headaches
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      • What causes tension headaches?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of tension headaches?
      • How are tension headaches diagnosed?
      • How are tension headaches treated?
      • What causes cluster headaches?
      • What are the symptoms of cluster headaches?
      • How are cluster headaches diagnosed?
      • How are cluster headaches treated?
      • Can cluster headaches be prevented?
      • What diseases cause secondary headaches?
      • How are secondary headaches diagnosed?
      • What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches?
      • When should I seek medical care for a headache?
      • How do you get rid of a headache? Are home remedies effective for headaches?
    • Testicular Pain (Pain in the Testicles) Testicular pain, or pain in the testicle or testicles are caused by a variety of diseases or conditions such as testicular...learn more »
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      Testicular Pain (Pain in the Testicles) Article
      • Testicular pain definition and facts
      • What are the testicles
      • What is testicular pain (pain in the testicles)?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of conditions causing testicular pain?
      • Testicular torsion symptoms
      • Epididymitis symptoms
      • Torsion of a testicular appendage symptoms
      • Kidney stones symptoms
      • Testicular tumor symptoms
      • Trauma and injury symptoms
      • Testicle rupture symptoms
      • Inguinal hernia symptoms
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      • What are the complications of the conditions causing testicular pain?
      • What causes testicular pain?
      • How are the causes of testicular pain diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for testicular pain?
      • How can testicular pain be prevented?
    • Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice, a person is usually not...learn more »
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      Fever Article
      • Fever facts
      • What is a fever?
      • What causes a fever?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a fever?
      • How do health-care professionals diagnose a fever?
      • How should someone take a temperature for fever?
      • What is the treatment for a fever?
      • What are home remedies for a fever?
      • When should someone seek medical care for a fever?
      • What kind of doctors treat a fever?
      • What are complications of a fever?
      • What is the prognosis for a fever?
      • Is it possible to prevent a fever?
      • Where can people find more information about fevers?
    • Low Testosterone (Low T) Low testosterone (low-T) can be caused by conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, liver or kidney disease, hormonal...learn more »
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      Low Testosterone (Low T) Article
      • What is the definition of low testosterone (Low-T)?
      • What is low testosterone (Low-T)?
      • What causes low testosterone (Low-T)
      • What are low testosterone (Low-T) symptoms and signs?
      • How do you know if you have low testosterone (Low-T)?
      • What are the treatment options for low testosterone (Low-T)?
      • What natural remedies treat low testosterone (Low-T)?
      • What are the side effects of testosterone therapy?
      • Should I take testosterone?
    • Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) refers to a decreased number of platelets in the blood. Symptoms of thrombocytopenia...learn more »
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      Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Article
      • Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) definition and facts
      • What is thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)?
      • What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?
      • What causes thrombocytopenia?
      • Decreased platelet production
      • Increased platelet destruction or consumption
      • Splenic sequestration
      • When should I seek medical care for thrombocytopenia?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat thrombycytopenia (low platelet count)?
      • How is thrombocytopenia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)?
      • What are the complications of thrombocytopenia?
      • Can thrombocytopenia be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for a person with thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)?

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