Conditions & Treatments

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    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

    Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is a group of physical and emotional symptoms many women may have in the days before their period starts. Symptoms usually stop once the period starts. It’s thought to be related to the changing hormone levels of the menstrual cycle....

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    Pressure Sores

    Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips....

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    Preterm Labor

    Overview Preterm labor is labor that starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy. Labor is when the uterus regularly tightens and the cervix starts to thin and open. This lets the baby (fetus) enter the birth canal. Causes The cause is unknown in most women....

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    Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

    What is primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)? PCD is a rare inherited lung disease. It causes the airways to become blocked with mucus and the lungs to be chronically infected. What are the symptoms of primary ciliary dyskinesia? Children with PCD have frequent infections of the...

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    Primary Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC)

    Primary Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis (PFIC) is a class of chronic cholestasis disorders that begin in infancy and usually progress to cirrhosis within the first decade of life. The average age at onset is 3 months, although some patients do not develop jaundice until later, even...

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    Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors (PNET)

    Primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET) can occur anywhere in the brain of a child, although the most common place is in the back of the brain near the cerebellum. When they occur here, they are called medulloblastomas....

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    Prominent Ears

    Prominent ears, also know as Dumbo ears, is when a child's ears project more than the normal distance from the head. The ear may lack an antihelical fold, have an obtuse scaphoconchal angle and deep conchal bowl....

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    Proportionate Short Stature

    Short-stature conditions that result in the arms, legs, trunk, and head being in the same proportion (relative size to one another) as in an average-size person -- is often the result of a hormonal deficiency, and may be treated medically, resulting in an average or...

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    Protein C Deficiency

    The severity of this condition varies from mild, which is most common, to severe. Most people who have it will have no symptoms or simply have an increased risk for deep vein thrombosis during recovery from surgery or periods of immobility....

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    Protein S Deficiency

    Most people who have Protein S Deficiency will have no symptoms or simply have increased risk for deep vein thrombosis during recovery from surgery or periods of immobility, but those born with the severe form of this condition can develop tiny blood clots that may...