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    • Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoid is an enlarged vein in the walls of the anus and sometimes around the rectum, usually caused by untreated...learn more »
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      Hemorrhoids Article
      • Hemorrhoid facts
      • What are hemorrhoids?
      • What causes hemorrhoids?
      • What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
      • How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for hemorrhoids?
      • Diet
      • Over-the-counter medications for hemorrhoids
      • Nonoperative procedures for internal hemorrhoids
      • Surgery
    • Strep Throat Strep throat is a sore throat caused by a bacterium called streptococcus (strep) that can be treated through antibiotics. Common...learn more »
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      Strep Throat Article
      • Strep throat facts
      • What is strep throat?
      • What causes a sore throat?
      • What are the tonsils and what is tonsillitis?
      • What is the pharynx and what is pharyngitis?
      • Viral causes of throat infection
      • Bacterial causes of throat infection
      • How common is strep throat?
      • Is strep throat contagious?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of strep throat?
      • Are strep throat symptoms different in children compared to adults?
      • When should I be concerned about a possible strep throat?
      • How is strep throat diagnosed?
      • Who should be tested for strep throat?
      • How is strep infection treated?
      • How can viral throat infection be treated?
      • Are there any recommended strep throat remedies and symptom reducers?
      • When should the tonsils be removed?
      • Why is it very important to detect and treat a strep throat?
      • What are the potential complications of untreated strep throat infection?
      • Is there a vaccine for strep throat?
      • Can strep throat be prevented?
    • Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Herpes simplex infections are common and when they appear around the mouth and lips, people often refer to them as "cold sores"...learn more »
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      Cold Sores (Nongenital Herpes Simplex Infections) Article
      • Herpes simplex infections (nongenital cold sores) facts
      • What are herpes simplex infections?
      • What causes cold sores?
      • What makes herpes (cold sores) recur?
      • How do cold sores spread?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of cold sores?
      • What is primary oral herpes?
      • What does recurrent herpes look like?
      • How long do cold sores last?
      • What are the risk factors for herpes simplex infections?
      • What are the possible complications of oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What is the prognosis for oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What other conditions can look like oral herpes (cold sores)?
      • What is angular stomatitis?
      • What are canker sores?
      • How is oral herpes diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cold sores, are there any home remedies, and what medications are used?
      • Is it possible to prevent cold sores?
    • Streptococcal Infections Group A streptococcal infections are caused by group A streptococcus, a bacteria that causes a variety of health problems,...learn more »
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      Streptococcal Infections Article
      • Group A streptococcal infections facts
      • What is group A Streptococcus (GAS)?
      • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections contracted?
      • What diseases are caused by group A streptococcal infection?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of GAS infections?
      • What is invasive group A streptococcal disease? Who is most at risk for getting invasive GAS disease?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of necrotizing fasciitis?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome (TSS)?
      • How are group A streptococcal (GAS) infections diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for invasive group A streptococcal disease?
      • What complications are seen with group A streptococcal infections?
      • Can group A streptococcal infections be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for group A streptococcal infections?
      • Where can people find more information about group A streptococcal infections?
    • Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis (toxo) is a parasitic infection that causes flulike symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle aches and pains that...learn more »
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      Toxoplasmosis Article
      • Toxoplasmosis facts
      • What is toxoplasmosis?
      • What is the cause of toxoplasmosis?
      • What factors increase the risk of acquiring toxo?
      • What are the usual symptoms of toxoplasmosis?
      • Why do some people develop severe problems from toxo?
      • Can toxoplasmosis develop into a more serious illness in babies?
      • What is meant by a baby developing "a more severe case of toxo"?
      • How is toxo diagnosed in the lab?
      • How can toxoplasmosis be prevented?
      • Am I able to keep my cat?
      • Once infected with toxo, is my cat always able to spread the infection to me?
      • What is the treatment for toxoplasmosis?
      • What is the prognosis for toxoplasmosis?
    • Miscarriage A miscarriage is any pregnancy that ends spontaneously before the fetus can survive. Miscarriage usually occurs before the 13th...learn more »
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      Miscarriage Article
      • Miscarriage facts
      • What is a miscarriage?
      • What causes a miscarriage, and what are the tests for the different causes?
      • What does NOT cause miscarriage?
      • Are there lifestyle factors associated with miscarriage?
      • What are the symptoms of a miscarriage?
      • What will the doctor look for during an examination with suspected miscarriage?
      • How is threatened abortion evaluated?
      • What are common terms a woman might hear during evaluation for miscarriage?
      • What treatment can a woman expect when she has had a miscarriage?
      • When should a woman receive evaluation for underlying causes of pregnancy loss?
      • Can something be done to prevent future miscarriages?

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