Diseases and Conditions


By Dr. Raj MD on September 29th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Obstipation Definition It is a term used to describe an obstructive constipation. It is a health condition wherein the body lacks the ability to pass gas and stool due to obstruction in the intestines. It is a form of constipation, but chronic and severe type. Obstipation should be treated right away for it could lead […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on March 3rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Lipolysis? Definition : Lipolysis (1) is the process of breaking down lipids including triglycerides stored in the fat tissues to generate energy. Today, it is a widely used non-surgical way of removing fat deposits in various parts of the body. It removes fats around the waist, chin, under the upper arms, and abdomen. […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on March 1st, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition Anisocytosis is a condition in which the red blood cells are unequal in size. It is common in people suffering from anemia, thalassemia, and other types of blood cell disorders. It comes from the word “aniso” which means dissimilar or unequal and “cytosis” meaning movement of or features of cells. Anisocytosis represents a serious […]

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Inflamed Colon

By Dr. Raj MD on February 23rd, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Inflammation of the colon is medically known as colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Health experts associate the condition to weak immune system, hereditary, and environmental factors. There is no definite cure for inflamed colon. The focus of care is palliative or easing the symptoms of the disease. Image 1: A view of the colon comparing […]

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Greenstick Fracture

By Dr. Raj MD on February 12th, 2017 in Diseases and Conditions

Most of us are aware of the medical term, ‘fracture’. It means breakage of bones. Fractures are caused when the tensile strength of the bone is overcome by the deforming forces acting on the bones. There are different types of fracture based on the bone in which it occur and the mechanism by which it […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on December 31st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Definition of Ecchymosis Ecchymosis [pronunciation: (/ˌɛkᵻˈmoʊsᵻs/, ICD-10: R23.3] is defined as hemorrhagic blotching due to pooling of blood under the skin or mucous membrane caused by medical conditions, hematologic diseases, or trauma. Violaceous discoloration of the skin is observed which is usually negative for pain, induration, and firmness [1, 2]. After the trauma, red blood […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on July 24th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

Hyperopia Definition Hyperopia is derived from the words hyper- (beyond) and the Greek word ōps or eye. This means that a person with this condition would be reporting ability to see objects clearly at a distance compared to seeing them at close proximity. Other terms to describe hyperopia are farsightedness or long-sightedness [9], which are […]

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Ingrown pubic hair

By Dr. Raj MD on June 4th, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

An ingrown pubic hair is when a previously cut or shaven hair reenters the skin and causes inflammation and infection. This inflammation of the hair follicle is called folliculitis. The hair follicle could be infected with bacteria, virus, fungal or parasitic types of infections. But most commonly it is noninfectious. Symptoms of Ingrown pubic hair? […]

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By Dr. Raj MD on May 23rd, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

What is Leukopenia? Synonyms: leukopenia, agranulocytosis, leukocytopenia. Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing defines leukopenia (pronounced: [loo″ko-pe´ne-ah]) as “any condition in which the number of leukocytes (white blood cells) in the circulating blood is lower than normal, the lower limit of which is generally regarded as 4000-5000 WBCs/mm3” [1]. Recent medical workups have […]

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White Bump on the Eyelid

By Dr. Raj MD on May 1st, 2016 in Diseases and Conditions

A white bump on the eyelid is likely to be a stye or milia. These usually appear as tiny pimple-like elevations along the eyelid rim or lash line. Pain in the affected area can be present or absent. They are usually filled with pus or a clear fluid, making it appear whitish or yellowish. Other […]

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