hernia in newborns

When a newborn has a bulge around their belly button, it is called an umbilical hernia. Some children are born with a weakness or opening in the muscles around the belly button through which some small intestine or abdominal membrane protrudes. While a woman is pregnant, the umbilical cord is connected to her baby’s abdominal…

types of hernias

Here’s a list with the most common types of hernias, in both men and women. Inguinal hernia These hernias have origin in the lower abdomen just above the leg crease, near to the pubic area. They often occur on both sides of the pubic area, and this is called bilateral inguinal hernia. Femoral hernia Femoral…

gliadel

The medicine called Gliadel Wafer is an implant prescribed for the treatment of brain tumors of certain types like malignant glioma. The generic name is Carmustine In Polifeprosan. The implant is a mixture of product (carmustine and polifeprosan 20). the first one is part of alkylating agents and works by stopping or slowing the cancer…

fentanyl

The drug Fentanyl is a narcotic analgesic. This is a potent kind and frequent usage can lead to addiction or habituation. Primarily, it is a mu-opioid agonist. It can also be used as an alternative to general anesthetics or as an induction and maintenance anesthetic.   Fentanyl belongs to the antidepressant drugs. It works by…

hernia

A hernia is most commonly caused by a combination of muscle strain and muscle weakness. It can develop quickly or over a longer time period, depending on the cause. One of the common causes of hernia is failure of the abdominal wall to close properly in the womb (this is called a congenital defect). Sometimes…

A man holding his stomach, probably suffering from traveler's diarrhea

The most common cause of people getting traveler’s diarrhea is enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) bacteria from food and water supplies of a foreign country. This problem is most common in developing countries. People in these countries drink their tap water without consequences, but someone who’s not used to it may get sick. The bacteria that…

A hand reaching for toilet paper due to diarrhea

Diarrhea is characterized by loose or watery stools that occur three or more times per day. Most cases of this potentially dangerous condition are caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. It can also be caused by Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and some food intolerances, among other reasons. Taking certain medications such as antibiotics can make…

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