Stomach polyps, which are rare, are usually found when a person is being examined for other reasons. About 1% of people who are undergoing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a procedure in which the lining of the stomach is examined, are diagnosed with stomach polyps.
Stomach polyps have three types that are common, they are:
More than half of all diagnosed stomach polyps are hyperplastic polyps, about 2% of ... more
This is the case of tendon inflammation; tendons are the cords that attach the muscles to the bones and they consist of thick fibers. This condition is most common in the tendons of heels, wrists, elbows and shoulders, but it can happen to any of the body tendons. Problems of tendinitis are named as follows:
Golfer’s ... more
Multiple parts of the body, such as the face, ears, eyes, bones, heart and joints may be affected by this inherited disorder known as Stickler syndrome, which is also called hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy. A gene mutation that affects the formation of a connective tissue called collagen is what causes this syndrome. Stickler syndrome is usually diagnosed in young children.
In case a child has been diagnosed with Stickler ... more
This infection occurs when a person ingests food or water containing the eggs or larvae of tapeworm. There are two common types of tapeworm infection; invasive tapeworm infection, in which eggs can penetrate the intestines and migrate to other parts of the body forming cysts, and intestinal tapeworm infection, which occurs in case of larvae ingestion that develop in the intestines to form adult tapeworms.
An adult tapeworm has ... more
This condition is a disorder of the female reproductive system, in which the endometrium that usually lines the uterus grows in other places as well. Usually, the growth is on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis.
The endometrial tissue, when located elsewhere in the body, continues to act as it normally would during menstrual cycle; it thickens, breaks down and bleeds each month. However, this blood ... more
When an injury to the network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand occurs, it is called brachial plexus injury. This injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, or in some severe cases torn, which generally happens when a person's shoulder is pressed down forcefully while their head is pushed up and away from that shoulder.
Although a brachial plexus injury can occur in auto accidents, ... more