Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening 02/22/2012 () Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Topic Overview Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be found during an ultrasound screening test. Screening tests help your doctor look for a certain disease or condition before any symptoms appear. Your doctor may recommend a screening test if you are a man who is: Age 65 to 75 and has ever smoked.
Abdominal Fullness or Bloating 07/05/2013 () Abdominal Fullness or Bloating Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Abdominal Fullness or Bloating Topic Overview Abdominal fullness or bloating occurs when excess gas builds up in the digestive tract. Common causes of gas include: Swallowed air. If swallowed air is not burped up, it passes through the digestive tract and is released through the anus as gas (flatus). Excessive air swallowing may cause hiccups.
Abdominal Gas and Colic 02/25/2013 () Abdominal Gas and Colic Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Abdominal Gas and Colic Topic Overview Some people have problems digesting milk protein or milk sugar ( lactose intolerance ). But these problems are very rare in babies. Until your doctor can evaluate your baby, it is usually not advisable to switch formula or stop breast-feeding as a means to remedy suspected food digestion problems.
Abdominal Pain Causes 01/09/2013 () Abdominal Pain Causes Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Abdominal Pain Causes Topic Overview Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain.
Abnormal Pap Test 12/12/2012 () Abnormal Pap Test Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools Cause Types of Results Follow-Up Tests Treatment Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Abnormal Pap Test Topic Overview What is an abnormal Pap test? When your doctor says that your Pap test , or Pap smear, was abnormal, it means that the test found some cells on your cervix that do not look normal.
Abnormal Pap Test While Pregnant 12/12/2012 () Abnormal Pap Test While Pregnant Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Abnormal Pap Test While Pregnant Topic Overview Pregnancy does not seem to increase the progression of abnormal cervical cell changes. The presence of abnormal cervical cell changes or HPV does not affect the outcome of the pregnancy. Close monitoring is needed so that you and your health professional can make the best treatment decisions at each stage of the pregnancy.
Abortion 08/05/2013 () Abortion Topic Contents Topic Overview Reasons Women Choose Abortion Exams and Tests Choices: Medical Abortion Choices: Surgical Abortion What to Think About Before, During, and After an Abortion: When to Call a Doctor Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Explains what abortion is. Covers when abortion can be done and different abortion choices. Discusses safety and future fertility. Also covers how to know if abortion is right for you.
Abortion: Emotional Recovery 08/31/2012 () Abortion: Emotional Recovery Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Abortion: Emotional Recovery Topic Overview Deciding to end a pregnancy is never easy. Every woman has a different reason for an abortion, and emotional reactions are common. After an abortion, it is normal to feel relief, sadness, grief, or guilt. These feelings can change from woman to woman. Natural hormonal changes that occur in your body during pregnancy are affected by an abortion.
Abscessed Tooth 01/24/2013 () Abscessed Tooth Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools FAQs Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Abscessed Tooth Topic Overview What is an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is an infection in or around the tooth. It can be very painful. If the infection isn't treated, it can spread and you can lose your tooth or have other health problems.
Absence Epilepsy 08/28/2013 () Absence Epilepsy Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Absence Epilepsy Topic Overview Childhood absence epilepsy develops between ages 4 and 10. It causes very brief absence seizures that may include staring into space, eye fluttering, and slight muscle jerks. Juvenile absence epilepsy develops between ages 10 and 17 and causes similar seizures. Many children with juvenile absence epilepsy have generalized tonic-clonic seizures as well.