Blood and Immunity

Swollen Lymph Nodes, Glands – Lymphedema, Lymphadenopathy

A swollen lymph node or gland is a term commonly used to describe lymphadenopathy, a condition associated with enlarged lymph nodes in a specific area of the body (localized) or throughout the entire body (generalized lymphadenopathy). Lymphadenopathy is an indicator of a disorder affecting a certain area of the body or a >> Read More ...

Bowel Bleeding ~ Medical Terminology

Bowel bleeding is a popular term for rectal bleeding which refers to the passage of blood through the anus, either in stool or on its own. This may be noticed as blood in the stool, in the toilet bowl water or even blood upon wiping after defecation. In severe cases, the bleeding is spontaneous and can even soil a >> Read More ...

Melena ~ Medical Terminology

Melena (Gk. melas = black) is a medical term for a black tarry stool due to blood in the stool, usually originating from the upper gastrointestinal tract (the stomach, esophagus, mouth, nose). It is often thought that blood in the stool will appear bright red and fresh but this is known as hematochezia. When there is >> Read More ...

Causes of Blood in Your Stool and Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)

How Does the Blood in the Stool Look Like? The blood in the stool may appear as: Invisible (occult) Bright red fluid Red streaks on the stool surface Red or maroon colored stool Black tarry stool Is Blood in the Stool a Symptom of a Dangerous Disorder? When blood in the stool results from rough wiping or hemorrhoids, it is >> Read More ...

Vaccinations For Travel to India (Recommended by CDC)

About Vaccinations (Immunizations) For Travel to India Large numbers of travelers are visiting developing countries, like India, from developed countries (Europe, North America). Studies show that 50-75% of travelers to the tropics and sub-tropics (including India) report some health problem during their stay or after >> Read More ...
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