Conditions & Treatments

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    Poison Ivy / Poison Oak

    Poison ivy rash is an allergic reaction to poison ivy. Poison ivy is very common plant in the U.S. It is similar to two other plants called poison oak and poison sumac. The plants cause allergic dermatitis....

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    Poland Syndrome

    Poland syndrome is a complex genetic deformity in which the chest muscle is underdeveloped or absent....

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    Polio

    Poliomyelitis (polio) is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. Most children who are infected with polio have no symptoms....

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    Pollakiuria

    Pollakiuria means frequent, abnormal urination during the day....

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    Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

    Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a rare genetic disorder. It causes numerous cysts filled with fluid to grow in the kidneys. PKD cysts can reduce kidney function, leading to kidney failure. PKD is the 4th leading cause of kidney failure. People with PKD can also...

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    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms caused by a problem with a woman’s hormones. It affects the small organs that store a woman’s eggs (ovaries). But it can also affect the rest of the body....

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    Polycythemia

    Polycythemia vera is a serious, but very rare blood disorder in children. With polycythemia vera, the bone marrow makes too many red blood cells....

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    Polydactyly

    Although new mothers counting their newborns’ fingers may seem clichéd, in reality the finger count varies from the normal 10 digits more often than many realize. Polydactyly—the presence of extra fingers—occurs in about one out of every 1,000 births. Polydactyly usually involves an extra small...

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    Portal Hypertension

    Portal hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure in the portal vein, which supplies the liver with blood from the intestine. Portal hypertension may be due to increased blood pressure in the portal blood vessels, or resistance to blood flow through the liver....

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    Post-Term Pregnancy

    A pregnancy that lasts more than 42 weeks is called post-term. A pregnancy that is between 41 and 42 weeks is called late-term. Most women deliver between 37 and 42 weeks of pregnancy....