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Chlamydia – familydoctor.org

Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that affects both men and women. It is spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex.

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Club Drug Use - familydoctor.org

Club drugs are commonly found at parties, bars, nightclubs, and concerts. Most of these drugs are illegal and can cause illness, injury, or even death.

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Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension – familydoctor.org

Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged beyond repair. Portal hypertension is a side effect of cirrhosis.

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Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection – familydoctor.org

A clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection is a bacterial infection in your intestines.

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Colorectal Cancer – familydoctor.org

Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum. Because they share common features, these two cancers are often referred to as colorectal cancer.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – familydoctor.org

COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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Colds and the Flu – familydoctor.org

Colds and the flu are caused by viruses, but not the same virus. They have similar symptoms and affect the respiratory system. Learn more here.

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Concussion – familydoctor.org

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It occurs when you hit your head, neck, or body hard against an object.

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Constipation – familydoctor.org

Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement. People of all ages experience constipation occasionally.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – familydoctor.org

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition. It can occur after an injury. It usually affects an arm or a leg.

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Concussion - familydoctor.org

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). It occurs when you hit your head, neck, or body hard against an object.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – familydoctor.org

A coronavirus is a virus found in animals that can be transmitted to humans. Coronavirus symptoms include cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose and fever.

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Congenital Heart Disease - familydoctor.org

Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart that is present at birth. Congenital is another way of saying your baby was born with it.

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) – familydoctor.org

Coronary artery disease is also called CAD. It is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. — and is the leading cause of death, too.

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Cytomegalovirus - familydoctor.org

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is common and spreads through sexual contact and contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. It causes flu-like symptoms.

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De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis – familydoctor.org

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your wrist.

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Dementia – familydoctor.org

Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that can be caused by brain damage. It’s not related to normal aging.

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Croup – familydoctor.org

Croup is caused by a respiratory virus and causes children, usually age 5 and younger, to have a barking cough.

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Diabetes Insipidus - familydoctor.org

Diabetes insipidus is a hormone disorder. It occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or use the hormone correctly.

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Diabetic Nephropathy – familydoctor.org

High levels of sugar in the blood can damage tiny blood vessels in your kidneys. This can cause kidney disease, which is also called nephropathy.

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis – familydoctor.org

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) happens when your blood sugar is high and your insulin level is low. This imbalance causes a build-up of ketones.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis – familydoctor.org

Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot. If the blood clot breaks it can block a blood vessel in your lungs. This blockage is called a pulmonary embolism.

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Diaper Rash - familydoctor.org

Diaper rash is a red rash found on a baby’s bottom or genital area. It is very common and can usually be treated at home.

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Depression – familydoctor.org

Depression is a medical illness characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness and loss of interest in things you used to enjoy.

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Diabetic Retinopathy – familydoctor.org

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It affects your retina. A healthy retina is necessary for good vision.

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Down Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities.

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Diabetic Neuropathy – familydoctor.org

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that happens in people who have diabetes.

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Ear Infection – familydoctor.org

Ear infections are one of the most common conditions in children, especially younger children. They are caused by a bacterial or viral infection.

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Diverticular Disease – familydoctor.org

Diverticular disease is a group of conditions that affect your large intestine (colon). It involves small pouches or sacs, called diverticula.

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Early Pregnancy Loss - familydoctor.org

Early pregnancy loss is known as a miscarriage. It is a pregnancy that ends on its own in the first 20 weeks of gestation.

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - Symptoms and Causes | familydoctor.org

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare but serious disease caused by infection of the Ebola virus. There are 5 strains of the virus. 4 of them affect people.

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Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis – familydoctor.org

Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which is caused by allergies.

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Endometrial Cancer – familydoctor.org

Endometrial cancer occurs in the lining of a woman’s uterus. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this cancer.

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Endometrial Hyperplasia - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Endometrial hyperplasia is an overgrowth of tissue in the endometrium, in which the uterine lining becomes too thick and causes abnormal bleeding.

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Endometriosis - familydoctor.org

Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus grows on the outside of the uterus.

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Ectopic Pregnancy – familydoctor.org

An ectopic pregnancy or tubal pregnancy happens when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube.

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Edema – familydoctor.org

Edema is swelling or puffiness of parts of the body. Edema usually happens in the feet, ankles, and legs. Tap here to learn more.

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Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis – familydoctor.org

Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which is caused by allergies.

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Enlarged Adenoids - Enlarged Adenoids Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Adenoids are located in the back of your throat. They catch germs to fight infections and can become enlarged when you are sick.

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis - familydoctor.org

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory, allergic disease. It may be confused with GERD. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

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Epilepsy: Symptom and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. People who have epilepsy have electrical activity in the brain that is not normal, causing seizures.

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Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula - familydoctor.org

Esophageal atresia (EA) and a tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a digestive disorder that can affect some babies at birth.

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Exercise-induced Bronchospasm - familydoctor.org

Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of exercise-induced bronchospasm.

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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction – familydoctor.org

Eustachian tube dysfunction is when the tube connecting your throat and middle ear gets inflamed and plugged up. It can cause feelings of fullness or pain.

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Exercise-induced Urticaria – familydoctor.org

Exercise-induced urticaria is a condition that produces hives and other allergic symptoms, such as itching or swelling, during or after exercise.

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Febrile Seizures – familydoctor.org

Febrile seizures typically occur in children ages 12 months to 18 months. They are generally harmless and caused by a high fever.

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Female Athlete Triad – familydoctor.org

The female athlete triad is a disorder that women can develop that affects energy levels, menstrual cycles, and bone mass.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – familydoctor.org

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most serious type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which occur when a mother drinks alcohol while pregnant.

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Fecal Incontinence - Causes and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. This leads to stool leaking from the rectum at unexpected times. Treatment is available.

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Fever in Infants and Children – familydoctor.org

A fever is a sign that your body is sick or has an infection. A fever helps kill infections, bacteria and viruses that are causing the fever.

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Fifth Disease - familydoctor.org

Fifth disease is a mild viral infection common in children. It usually causes a bright red rash on the face that looks like the child has been slapped.

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Food Allergies – familydoctor.org

A food allergy is an abnormal reaction to a food triggered by your immune system.

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Food Poisoning – familydoctor.org

Food poisoning occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, or parasites).

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Fibromyalgia – familydoctor.org

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that causes muscle pain and general fatigue.

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Galactorrhea – familydoctor.org

Galactorrhea occurs when one or both breasts make milk or a milky discharge. It’s not related to milk production in breastfeeding.

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Gastroparesis - familydoctor.org

Gastroparesis is a medical condition resulting from damaged stomach nerves and muscles. It prevents your stomach from emptying properly.

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Flat Feet – familydoctor.org

Flat feet is a condition in which one or both feet don’t have normal arches. You may be born with flat feet or develop them over time.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder – familydoctor.org

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is ongoing anxiety not related to a particular situation. It also can be anxiety that isn’t normal about a situation.

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Food Poisoning | Mushroom Poisoning - familydoctor.org

People are poisoned each year after eating mushrooms from their yard or outside locations. Poisonous mushrooms can make you sick. Some are actually deadly.

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Gallstones – familydoctor.org

Gallstones are hard deposits that can form inside the gallbladder, causing pain in the upper abdomen.

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Giardiasis - familydoctor.org

Giardiasis is an infection you can get in your small intestine. It is caused by a microscopic parasite called Giardia lamblia.

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Glaucoma – familydoctor.org

Glaucoma is an eye disease that happens when fluid builds up in the eye, increasing pressure. Click here for symptoms and treatment.

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Genital Warts – familydoctor.org

Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more here.

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Gestational Diabetes – familydoctor.org

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that starts during pregnancy usually during the second trimester. It affects 1% to 3% of all pregnant women.

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H1N1 Influenza - familydoctor.org

H1N1 influenza is a viral infection. It’s not the same as seasonal flu (influenza). The first outbreak occurred in 2009 and infected people all over the world.

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Gynecomastia – familydoctor.org

Gynecomastia is a condition in which men have enlarged breasts.

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Group B Strep Infection – familydoctor.org

Group B strep is a kind of bacteria commonly found in 25% of healthy pregnant women, that can sicken newborns who are exposed to it during birth.

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Hair Loss - familydoctor.org

It is normal to shed some hair each day. However, excessive shedding can result in balding.

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Hashimoto's Disease - familydoctor.org

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that affects your thyroid gland.

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Head Injuries – familydoctor.org

A head injury is any harm to your brain, skull, or scalp. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Tap here for more information.

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Gout – familydoctor.org

Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes swelling and pain in your big toe and other joints. Learn how to help prevent and treat gout attacks.

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Headaches – familydoctor.org

There are several different types of headaches. Migraines and tension headaches are the most common.

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Heart Attack – familydoctor.org

Heart attack treatment will depend on what is causing your symptoms. Most heart attacks occur when a blockage slows or stops blood flow. Learn more here.

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Heart Failure – familydoctor.org

Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood as well as it should. It is the result of other diseases or conditions weakening your heart.

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Heart Murmurs - familydoctor.org

A heart murmur is an abnormal noise between heartbeats and can be innocent or indicative of a more serious health problem.

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Hand, foot, and mouth disease – familydoctor.org

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood illness characterized by sores or blisters around the mouth, palms, and feet. Learn more here.

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Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke – familydoctor.org

Heat exhaustion happens when your body gets too hot. If you don’t treat heat exhaustion, it can lead to heatstroke, which is more serious. Learn more here.

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Heat Rash - familydoctor.org

Heat rash is a common skin irritation that often occurs in hot, humid weather. It causes small bumps and itchiness, and generally clears up on its own.

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HELLP Syndrome - familydoctor.org

HELLP syndrome is a rare but serious illness during pregnancy.

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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition involving red blood cells and your kidneys. HUS happens after you get an infection in your digestive system.

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Hemorrhoids - Swollen Veins - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your rectum or anus. If you have a hemorrhoid, you may feel a tender lump on the edge of your anus.

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Hepatitis A – familydoctor.org

Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is very contagious. Click here to learn more about treatment options.

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What Is A Hernia? - Hernia Symptoms | familydoctor.org

A hernia is a tear in your muscle or tissue that allows part of your insides to stick out. It can be a bulge of an internal organ or your intestines.

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Herniated Disc – familydoctor.org

A herniated disc is a painful medical condition that occurs in your spine.

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Herpes – familydoctor.org

Herpes is a group of viruses that cause blisters and sores. They usually appear near your mouth or on your genitals.

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Hepatitis B – familydoctor.org

Hepatitis B (Hep B) is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus is usually spread through contact with blood and/or body fluids.

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Hepatitis C – familydoctor.org

Hepatitis C is a serious virus that causes inflammation of the liver. It is spread from person to person through contact with blood.

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Henoch-Schönlein Purpura – familydoctor.org

Henoch- Schönlein purpura is a medical condition that causes a skin rash and potential kidney problems. It is commonly caused by an infection.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa – familydoctor.org

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease that blocks sweat glands and hair follicle openings, leading to painful red bumps and foul odors.

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High Blood Pressure – familydoctor.org

The best way to lower blood pressure begins with lifestyle changes to help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. Learn more here.

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High-Altitude Illness – familydoctor.org

High-altitude illness, or sickness, can occur when your body doesn’t get enough oxygen. Learn how to recognize, prevent, and treat the illness.

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High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy – familydoctor.org

A small percentage of pregnant women in the U.S. have high blood pressure during their pregnancy. Some cases are mild; others are severe.

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Hirschsprung’s Disease - familydoctor.org

Hirschsprung’s is a rare birth defect that affects the large intestine. It is caused by missing nerves near the end of the bowel.

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Hip Problems in Infants – familydoctor.org

A hip problem in infants is known as developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). It is when the ball of the hip joint does not fit well in the socket.

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Hip Fractures – familydoctor.org

A hip fracture is a break in the bones of your hip. Hip fractures can happen at any age. However, it is more common in people 65 and older.

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Hirsutism – familydoctor.org

Hirsutism causes women to have excess hair on their face or body. It can have different causes, including genetics and high levels of androgens.

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What Is HIV? - HIV Symptoms And Treatment | 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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Hives (Urticaria) - What Causes Hives? | familydoctor.org

Hives are a skin condition that causes red, raised bumps to appear on the surface of your skin. They can be red, itchy and swollen. Learn more here.

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Hypercoagulation – familydoctor.org

Hypercoagulation is when your blood forms a clot when it shouldn’t. This clot can then travel through your body. This is dangerous and can led to death.

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Hyperparathyroidism - familydoctor.org

Hyperparathyroidism occurs in your parathyroid glands and results in the production of too much parathyroid hormone and a lack of calcium in the bones.

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