Medical Questions

What is Spontaneous Abortion? Types of Miscarriage in Pregnancy

Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is the spontaneous termination of pregnancy before 20 weeks of gestation or delivery of a fetus weighing 500 grams or less (a non-viable fetus). Spontaneous abortion encompasses threatened, incomplete, inevitable, complete, missed and septic abortions and is the most common cause of >> Read More ...

Home Pregnancy Tests – FAQ, Information, Use and Results

What is a home pregnancy test? A home pregnancy test is a simple test to detect pregnancy using a urine sample and can be easily done within the home environment with little or no technical knowledge. The test may be done with any urine sample but the first voided morning urine sample is preferred since it is likely to >> Read More ...

Explosive Diarrhea Immediately After Eating, Using Antibiotics

RyanS73 Asked : About a week ago I was put on antibiotics because I contracted food poisoning. The diarrhea and vomiting was not stopping after 2 days so my doctor felt that a course of antibiotics may do the trick. The diarrhea went down almost completely within a day of starting the antibiotics but slowly started up >> Read More ...

Male Rectal Exam, Other Tests and Alternatives

BernieK Asked : I am a 52 year old male and have been have had 3 urinary tract infections in the last 8 months. The first two times I was just given antibiotics by my doctor. No tests apart from an examination. I developed severe diarrhea that lasted for like 2 months. When I got my third infection I insisted that tests be >> Read More ...

What is a UTI? Causes of Urinary Tract Infections

UTI is the acronym for urinary tract infection. This refers to an infection of the urethra, bladder, ureter and/or kidney. Most UTI’s are due to bacteria but other microbes may also be responsible although this is rare. The action of the causative microbe results in inflammation of the organ or part of the organ that >> Read More ...

Stinging Urination, When Urging, During and After Passing Urine

DanielleTK Asked : I have been experiencing a stinging pain whenever my bladder is full past week and my doctor suspected a UTI and prescribed antibiotics. I have completed the course but the sting has not settled down as yet. It gets much worse while passing urine and continues afterwards but slowly settles down. There is >> Read More ...

Hematuria and Bloody Color Urination

What is hematuria? Hematuria is the term for red blood cells (RBC’s) in the urine commonly referred to as blood in the urine. This is not a normal phenomenon and the presence of red blood cells raises the concern about some kidney or urinary tract disease leading to bleeding. Hematuria will not always result in a >> Read More ...

Itching Urination, After Urinating, No Pain or Skin Rash

HaroldG55 Asked : I have been experiencing intense itching while urinating which settles but does not go away completely after I stop urinating. The itching sensation is like inside the penis and no matter how much I rub the area or try to scratch around the penis, nothing relieves it. Sometimes the itching gets quite >> Read More ...
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