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  • Patient getting ultrasound

    Abdominal Ultrasound

    An abdominal ultrasound is an imaging test that allows a doctor to look inside your abdomen (belly)… stomach or urine in your bladder makes it difficult for the technician to see inside your abdomen. Other reasons your doctor may order this test include: To locate…

  • Woman holding stomach in pain


    Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement. People of all ages experience constipation… The doctor will insert his or her finger (while wearing rubber gloves) into your rectum to feel for blockages. Your doctor may order additional tests,…

  • Lupus

    Lupus is a disease that causes your immune system to become overactive and attack healthy cells and tissue. Lupus can… eyes. Severe headaches. Dizziness. Stroke. Depression. Hallucinations. Repeated miscarriages or other infertility problems. Children can have the same symptoms of lupus as adults. The most…

  • A cross section of a pituitary gland and endocrine cells


    Hypopituitarism is a disorder in which the pituitary gland doesn’t make enough hormones… other cases, the cause of hypopituitarism may be unknown. How is hypopituitarism diagnosed? If you have symptoms of hypopituitarism, your doctor may order blood tests to check your hormone levels. Or you…

  • Close-up of a pink ribbon (the symbol of breast cancer awareness) in a man’s hands

    Male Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the breast. Men can get breast cancer even though it… will perform a physical exam and review your history. If your doctor thinks you may have breast cancer, he or she may order more tests…

  • Planning for the Future After a Diagnosis of Dementia

    After a diagnosis of dementia, it’s important for family members to talk about plans for care and support, and to… the disease progresses. Talk with family members about how you'll handle these needs. Community services: Find out whether services such as adult day care, home…