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Hyperhidrosis - familydoctor.org

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating without the usual triggers.

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HIV – familydoctor.org

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. When first infected with HIV, you may not experience any symptoms. Learn more here!

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Hyperthyroidism – familydoctor.org

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your body’s metabolism. It affects your heart rate, organ function, muscles, and bones.

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – familydoctor.org

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. There are more than 100 types of HPV.

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Hypothyroidism – familydoctor.org

Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, heart rate, muscles, bones, and other organs.

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Hypothermia – familydoctor.org

Hypothermia occurs when your body temperature drops below 95°F. Cold weather is a common cause. Learn more about symptoms and treatment here.

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Hypopituitarism - familydoctor.org

Hypopituitarism is a disorder in which your body doesn’t make enough pituitary hormones. When that happens, your body functions are affected.

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Indigestion (Dyspepsia) – familydoctor.org

Indigestion is a common condition. It can happen when your body has trouble digesting food. Learn more about causes and symptoms here.

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Infertility – familydoctor.org

Infertility means a couple is not able to become pregnant after 1 year of having regular, unprotected sex. Learn about treatment and causes here.

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Inhalant Abuse - familydoctor.org

Inhalant abuse is a form of substance abuse that involves breathing in or sniffing common household products to get high.

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Ingrown Toenails - familydoctor.org

An ingrown toenail occurs when a part of your nail grows and cuts into your skin. Learn how to treat and prevent the problem.

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Insect-Borne Diseases - familydoctor.org

Insect-borne diseases are viral and bacterial illnesses from insect (bug) bites, most commonly those bites from mosquitoes, sand flies, ticks, and fleas.

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Insomnia – familydoctor.org

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. People with insomnia have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. It can affect you physically and mentally.

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Insulin Resistance – familydoctor.org

Insulin resistance means your body is unable to respond to the amount of the hormone insulin it is producing. Learn more about symptoms and treatment here.

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Infant Jaundice – familydoctor.org

Infant jaundice is when a newborn baby’s skin, eyes, and mouth turn a yellow color. It is common and usually not serious.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the name of a group of disorders that cause the intestines to become inflamed (red and swollen).

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Intertrigo – familydoctor.org

Intertrigo is a rash that usually affects the folds of the skin, where the skin rubs together or where it is often moist.

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Intrauterine Growth Restriction - familydoctor.org

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a term that describes an unborn baby who isn’t growing at the normal rate inside the uterus.

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Intussusception - familydoctor.org

Intussusception is medical emergency when one part of the intestine slides into another section. This causes a serious blockage.

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What Is Jock Itch? - Skin Rash Around The Groin | familydoctor.org

Jock itch appears as a skin rash around the groin, but can appear on your upper thigh, scrotum, penis, and anus. Tap here to learn more.

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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis begins in children younger than 16. It can be a life-long condition. Learn more about symptoms and treatment here.

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Keloids – familydoctor.org

Keloids are growths of extra scar tissue that occur where the skin has healed after an injury. Click here to learn about available treatment options.

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Interstitial Cystitis – familydoctor.org

Interstitial cystitis is chronic inflammation of the bladder. This inflammation can scar the bladder or make it stiff.

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Keratosis Pilaris - Causes and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes small bumps on the skin. It often appears on the upper arms and thighs.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – familydoctor.org

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine. Learn more about common symptoms and treatment here.

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Kidney Infection – familydoctor.org

Kidney infections are caused by inflammation from bacteria or a virus. Antibiotics treat kidney infections, but sometimes, a hospital stay is necessary.

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Labyrinthitis - familydoctor.org

Labyrinthitis is a condition that affects a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. When it is swollen, you may feel like you are falling or spinning.

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Kidney Cysts – familydoctor.org

As people get older, sacs can form in the kidneys. These sacs are called cysts. They are usually small sacs with watery fluid in them.

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Latex Allergy – familydoctor.org

The protein in rubber latex can cause an allergic reaction in some people. This reaction can range from sneezing to anaphylactic shock.

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Leukemia - familydoctor.org

Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. There are 4 main types that have different symptoms and treatments.

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Kidney Stones – familydoctor.org

A kidney stone is a hard, solid lump that forms in your kidney. The lump can be as small as a tiny pebble or it can be much bigger.

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Lichen Planus – familydoctor.org

Lichen planus is a type of rash that forms on your skin, on genitalia, or in your mouth. It is marked by purple bumps that are flat and uneven in size.

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Kidney Stones - familydoctor.org

A kidney stone is a hard, solid lump that forms in your kidney. The lump can be as small as a tiny pebble or it can be much bigger.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/kidney-stones/

Lichen Sclerosus - familydoctor.org

Lichen sclerosus is a type of skin condition. It often affects your genital or anal areas, but you can get it on other parts of your body.

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Lipomas - familydoctor.org

Lipomas are benign (not cancerous), slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable lumps under the skin.

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Lung Cancer – familydoctor.org

Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world.

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What Is Lupus? - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to become overactive and attack healthy cells and tissue. Lupus can be different for different people.

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Malaria – familydoctor.org

Malaria is a serious disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is carried by one type of mosquito. Humans get malaria when bitten by an infected mosquito.

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Measles – familydoctor.org

Measles is a very contagious respiratory illness that also causes a fever and a rash. It is preventable with a vaccine. Learn more about symptoms here.

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Male Breast Cancer - familydoctor.org

Men can get breast cancer, but it is more common in women. Because of this, men often don’t know they have breast cancer until it is advanced.

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Mastitis - Symptoms - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast. It is usually caused by an infection and often happens while a woman is breastfeeding.

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Mastocytosis - familydoctor.org

Mastocytosis is the abnormal accumulation of mast cells, which protect the body from infection. It can cause rashes, nausea, diarrhea, fainting, and more.

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Meckel's Diverticulum - familydoctor.org

A Meckel’s diverticulum is a small pouch on the wall of the lower part of the small intestine. It is congenital and occurs in about 2% of the population.

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Melasma – familydoctor.org

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown patches to appear on the skin, usually on the face. Click here for symptom and treatment information.

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Metabolic Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Metabolic syndrome is the term used to describe a set of risk factors for heart disease. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

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Meningitis - Bacterial Meningitis - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Bacterial and viral meningitis cause the tissue around your brain and spinal cord to swell. Bacterial meningitis can cause brain damage or death.

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – familydoctor.org

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a subset of bacterial (staph) infection of the skin.

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Migraines – familydoctor.org

A migraine is usually an intense pounding headache that can last for hours or even days. Nausea and vomiting are common during a migraine.

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Meniere’s Disease - familydoctor.org

Meniere’s disease is a chronic disorder in your inner ear.

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Menopause – familydoctor.org

Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a woman ages, her ovaries make fewer female hormones.

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Morning Sickness - familydoctor.org

Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that some women have when they become pregnant. Morning sickness is very common in early pregnancy.

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Mumps – familydoctor.org

Mumps is a virus that is spread like the common cold. Its mild symptoms can cause you to feel sick for two weeks. Learn more about symptoms and treatment.

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Muscular Dystrophy - familydoctor.org

Muscular dystrophy is a rare group of genetic diseases that permanently weaken and shrink your muscles.

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis - familydoctor.org

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a disease of the intestine that can affect premature and newborn babies.

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Mononucleosis (Mono) – familydoctor.org

Mononucleosis is a contagious illness usually spread through saliva. For this reason, it’s sometimes called kissing disease.

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – familydoctor.org

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer of the lymph tissue. The most notable symptom is swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, underarm, or groin. Learn more here.

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a buildup of fat in the liver. It is a common condition. Click here for symptoms and treatment.

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Neural Tube Defects - familydoctor.org

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are birth defects in a baby’s spine, spinal cord, or brain. They occur when a fetus’ neural tube doesn’t properly form or close.

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Nosebleeds – familydoctor.org

The most common causes of nosebleeds are dryness (often caused by indoor heat in the winter) and nose picking. Learn more here.

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in babies who had drug exposure in the womb, go through drug withdrawal and need medical care.

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Occupational Respiratory Disease – familydoctor.org

Occupational respiratory disease is any lung condition you get at work. It occurs because of repeated exposure to certain toxins. Learn more here.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – familydoctor.org

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a type of anxiety disorder that causes unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors (compulsions).

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Obesity – familydoctor.org

Obesity occurs when you weigh more than what is considered healthy for your age, gender, and height. It can cause a number of serious health issues.

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Osteoarthritis – familydoctor.org

Arthritis is inflammation (swelling) of the joints. While there are many kinds of arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common kind. Learn more here.

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Osteoporosis – familydoctor.org

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes your bones brittle and breakable. Learn how to prevent and manage it, and when to get screened.

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Osteosarcoma – familydoctor.org

Osteosarcoma is a kind of bone cancer that most often affects children, teenagers, and young adults between the ages of 10 and 20.

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Otitis Externa - What To Do For Swimmers Ear | familydoctor.org

Otitis externa, more commonly known as swimmer’s ear is an ear infection in the outer ear or ear canal. Learn more about treatment here.

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder – familydoctor.org

Oppositional defiant disorder is a behavior condition that makes children and teens angry, argumentative, and defiant much more often than their peers.

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Otitis Media (with Effusion) - Symptoms - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Otitis media with effusion means there is fluid in the middle ear. It is common in young children and usually goes away on its own. Click to learn more.

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Ovarian Cancer - Signs of Ovarian Cancer - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Ovarian cancer can occur in women of any age. Be mindful of common risks and take notice of symptoms that may be signs of ovarian cancer.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/ovarian-cancer/

Panic Disorder - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Panic disorder is a condition in which a person has episodes of intense fear or anxiety that occur suddenly, often without warning.

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Overactive Bladder - familydoctor.org

Overactive bladder is a condition that causes you to lose control of your bladder without warning.

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What Is Paraphimosis? - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Paraphimosis is when an uncircumcised boy or man’s foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis. It is most common in boys and older men.

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Parkinson’s Disease - familydoctor.org

Parkinson’s disease is a kind of movement disorder. It affects the nervous system and causes problems with muscle movement.

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Ovarian Cyst – familydoctor.org

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in or on a woman’s ovary. They are very common. Most go away on their own without treatment.

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Paronychia – familydoctor.org

Paronychia is a skin infection around the fingernails or toenails. It usually affects the skin at the base (cuticle) or up the sides of the nail.

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Pelvic Floor Disorders - familydoctor.org

When your pelvic floor weakens, it can cause problems. You may have bladder- or bowel-control problems (incontinence).

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Pancreatitis – familydoctor.org

Pancreatitis is inflammation or swelling of your pancreas. It can be acute or chronic. Both forms are serious conditions. Click here for causes and treatment.

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Peptic Ulcer Disease - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which you have a sore area in the lining of your stomach or the top of your small intestine. Learn more here.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – familydoctor.org

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a chronic and painful knee condition. It’s sometimes called runner’s knee. Learn more here.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication – familydoctor.org

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a problem with blood flow in the arteries, especially in your legs. Claudication is leg or hip pain after walking.

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Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) – familydoctor.org

Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic depression that lasts at least 2 years.

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Phenylketonuria (PKU) – familydoctor.org

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare condition where babies are born with the inability to process an essential amino acid called phenylalanine.

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What Is Pica? - Pica Eating Disorder | familydoctor.org

Pica is a compulsive eating disorder in which people eat nonfood items, such as dirt, clay, or flaking paint. Learn more about symptoms and treatment here.

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease – familydoctor.org

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It is often caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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Perimenopause - familydoctor.org

Perimenopause is a stage in a woman’s reproductive years that means she is nearing menopause.

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Peritonsillar Abscess – familydoctor.org

A peritonsillar abscess is a puss-filled sore near the back of your throat and tonsils. It is filled with bacteria.

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What Are Pinworms? - Treatment and Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Pinworm infection is an intestinal infection caused by small, white worms. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in young children. Learn more here.

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What Is Plantar Fasciitis? - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Plantar fasciitis It occurs in the plantar fascia, which is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot. Common symptoms are pain and swelling.

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What Is Pityriasis Rosea? - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Pityriasis rosea is a scaly, reddish-pink skin rash. It is most common in people between the ages of 10 and 35 years old.

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Plagiocephaly - familydoctor.org

Plagiocephaly is most commonly known as flat head syndrome. It is a condition with various levels of severity, treatments, and outcomes.

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What Is Pleurisy (Pleuritis)? - Pleurisy Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Pleurisy is inflammation or irritation of the tissue in your lungs or chest. It hurts to cough or breathe deeply. Learn more here.

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Pneumonia – familydoctor.org

Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia are an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe symptoms depending on the cause, your age, and overall health.

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Poison Ivy - Poison Ivy Treatment | familydoctor.org

Poison ivy is a common toxic plant, found in most parts of the United States. Click here to learn how to detect, prevent, and treat poison ivy.

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Poison - Poisoning Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

There are several ways you can be exposed to poison. You could breathe it in, swallow it, or absorb it through your skin. Find more infromation here.

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Polycystic Kidney Disease – familydoctor.org

Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease that causes abnormal sacs of fluid (called cysts) to grow in the kidney.

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Postpartum Depression (PPD) – familydoctor.org

It is normal to feel the baby blues for a few weeks after giving birth, but postpartum depression can have more serious symptoms for much longer.

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – familydoctor.org

There are several options for treating and managing your PTSD. Therapy is commonly used to treat PTSD. Tap here for a list of therapy types.

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Preeclampsia - High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy | familydoctor.org

Preeclampsia can cause high blood pressure, protein in the urine and sometimes excessive swelling in pregnant women. Tap here to learn more.

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Postpartum Preeclampsia - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Postpartum preeclampsia is a condition that affects women who have just given birth. It is high blood pressure and too much protein in your urine.

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