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What are the treatment options for BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally...

Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain

A 4-year prospective cohort study finds that cannabis may not be very effective for treating chronic pain that is not cancer-related.

You may be partly conscious under general anesthesia

Under anesthesia, do we completely lose consciousness, or does part of it persist but in a different form? New research investigates.

How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?

Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of c...

What are Heberden's nodes?

Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that occur on finger joints. They typically only develop in people who have severe osteoarthritis. These growths can cause pain, stiffness, and discomfort. Here, we l...

What causes chest pain and vomiting?

There are many potential causes of chest pain and vomiting, including gastrointestinal issues and panic attacks. Sometimes, however, these symptoms are an early symptom of a heart attack or another ca...

Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats

Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night ...

What causes bellybutton pain during pregnancy?

Bellybutton or navel pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy and has a variety of potential causes. Possible reasons for experiencing bellybutton pain include skin stretching, pressure from the g...

What causes a headache with nausea?

Headaches and nausea are common complaints. When the two symptoms occur together, a range of health issues may be responsible, including migraines, the flu, a cold, dehydration, food allergies, or too...

What do different types of contractions feel like?

It can be difficult to know what to expect from labor contractions, especially during a person’s first pregnancy. In this article, we provide a guide to help soon-to-be-parents understand what types o...

How long does a pregnancy loss last?

A miscarriage, or pregnancy loss, is a different experience for every woman. How long it lasts will depend on whether a woman has an early- or late-stage pregnancy loss, and the number of weeks that t...

Is having vaginal pressure during pregnancy normal?

It is normal to feel a heaviness or pressure on the vagina or pelvis during pregnancy. The common causes of vaginal or pelvic pressure are different in the early and late trimesters but are not usuall...

Why does it hurt when I swallow?

People can experience pain when swallowing for a wide range of reasons. Depending on the cause, they may feel sharp or dull pain in various places, including the mouth, throat, esophagus, chest, or on...

Are Epsom salt baths safe during pregnancy?

Epsom salt is a common home remedy for many ailments. Taking an Epsom salt bath can be an effective and safe way for people to ease aches and pains during pregnancy. However, they must take care not t...

How to get debris out of your eye

Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign o...

What to know about cramps on birth control

Doctors often prescribe birth control to help reduce cramps, so are cramps on birth control normal? Pelvic pain may be common as the body adjusts to hormonal medications, but these symptoms should les...

Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment

Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types...

How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home

Burning the roof of the mouth is common. These burns are easy to treat at home and rarely cause for concern. Natural remedies can help, including yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. Here, learn ab...

What does having both chest pain and headache mean?

When someone has chest pain and a headache at the same time, the causes are usually unrelated. However, some conditions can cause both symptoms. We explain these conditions here. We also discuss when ...

Disrupted immune system? Avoid getting a tattoo

Specialists present the case of a woman who sought medical advice as she developed unusual, persistent pain in her knee and thigh after getting a tattoo.

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