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Retracted Eardrum

Retracted Eardrum

The eardrum refers to the thin and flexible membrane which helps differentiate the outer ear from the middle ear. Doctors use the term ‘tympanic membrane’ to describe an eardrum. The eardrum is located between the outer ear canal and the middle ear....
Frequent Belching – Causes

Frequent Belching – Causes

Burping or belching refers to release of air, accumulated in the stomach, from the mouth along with a sound. The sound of a burp is not caused due to vocal cords, but due to vibration of the upper esophageal sphincter muscles. The muscles vibrate due...
Abetalipoproteinemia

Abetalipoproteinemia

When a person has problems of absorbing fat through the digestion process, this may be caused by a condition known as abetalipoproteinemia. Abetalipoproteinemia is an inheritance-related condition in which the body is unable to absorb fats, fat-soluble...
Green Stool in Adults

Green Stool in Adults

Green bowel movement should be dealt with depending on the identified cause of the change in stool color. If you are passing green stool because of taking green leafy vegetables and iron supplements, this should not be of much concern since these are...
Pyogenic Granuloma

Pyogenic Granuloma

Pyogenic granuloma is often described as a shiny red growth on the skin which commonly develops on the arms, face and hands. It could also form inside or around the mouth.  These growths show up in areas that had previously sustained trauma. The appearance...
Enlarged lymph nodes in neck

Enlarged lymph nodes in neck

Enlarged lymph nodes in neck are usually caused due the presence of viral or bacterial infections, or due to attack by other microorganisms. On occasions, enlarged lymph nodes in neck may also be caused due to presence of cancer. It may be noted that...
Inflamed Lymph Nodes

Inflamed Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are bean-shaped, tiny glands which occur across the body. Lymph nodes are an important constituent of the lymphatic system, and is responsible for carrying nutrients, lymph fluid, and unwanted waste between the blood stream and the tissues...
Lymph nodes in the neck

Lymph nodes in the neck

Lymph nodes are a part of the lymphatic system. They are responsible for protecting the body against infections. The neck region comprises of nearly 300 lymph nodes, and collectively it is referred to as cervical lymph nodes. Some of the node groups present...
Mediastinal lymph nodes

Mediastinal lymph nodes

The lymph nodes are essential components of the lymphatic system. It is a known fact that the lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system and is plays a vital role in the defense of the body against attack by viruses, bacteria, and other...
Torticollis

Torticollis

Torticollis causes the head to be tilted to one side with the chin turned to the opposite direction. This can be evident at birth or at some point in the person’s life. Aside from having an incorrect neck position, the affected individual will also...
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