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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,…

  • A doctor uses a stethoscope while examining a patient. Lupus is a disease that affects your immune system. Lupus symptoms can affect many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, and organs.


    Lupus is a disease that affects your immune system, causing it to attack healthy cells and tissue… 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 common symptoms in…

  • 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… What is male breast cancer? Breast cancer is a form of cancer that occurs in your breast(s). Men can get breast cancer, but it…

  • Plan 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… If you or a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important to plan for the future. Discussing these issues with family can be…