Pregnancy begins with a fertilized egg, which usually attaches itself to the lining of the uterus. In case of an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants somewhere else.
Almost always, an ectopic pregnancy occurs in one of the tubes that carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus, called fallopian tubes. This type of ectopic pregnancy is called a tubal pregnancy. In some rare cases, the ectopic pregnancy can occur in the ... more
The rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of the internal organs (mesothelium) is called malignant mesothelioma.
Based on what part of the mesothelium is affected, mesothelioma is divided into different types that include the following:
Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis:
This type occurs in the lining around the testicles.
This type occurs in the tissue in ... more
When a man isn’t able to maintain a firm erection long enough to have sex, it means that he has erectile dysfunction. This common problem can occur at any age; however, it is more common in older men. Although having trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, however, if the problem is ongoing, it could affect self-esteem and cause relationship problems and stress.
In the past, erectile ... more
An inflammation of the membranes (meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid surrounding one's brain and spinal cord, which is usually due to the spread of an infection, is called meningitis. The characteristic symptoms of this condition, including a stiff neck, fever and headache, are often triggered by the swelling associated with meningitis.
Bacterial and fungal infections can lead to meningitis, though most cases of meningitis ... more
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common disorders that can cause vertigo.
A person's sudden sensation of unsteadiness or that their surroundings are moving is called vertigo.
One of the characteristics of this disease is brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness associated with specific changes in the position of the head. Usually, this sensation occurs when a person sits up in the morning, turn over ... more
An estimated 10 to 15% of couples are classified as infertile, meaning that they've been trying to get pregnant with unprotected, frequent intercourse for at least a year without success.
Male infertility is the factor in about half the cases. Exposure to certain environmental factors, general health and lifestyle issues, impaired delivery of sperm and abnormal sperm production or function are included in the causes of ... more