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What Is Post-Birth Control Syndrome?

Post-birth control syndrome can arise months after discontinuing birth control, with symptoms like acne, amenorrhea, and hair loss. Learn more. Post-birth control syndrome can arise in people with a uterus months after discontinuing their hormonal...

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What Is "Chemo Fever?"

"Chemo fever" is a fever that is caused by the body's reaction to chemotherapy. Another common term for this occurrence is neutropenic fever. "Chemo fever" is a term used to describe a fever caused by chemotherapy treatment,...

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What Is Uterine Rupture?

Uterine rupture occurs during the end of pregnancy when the wall of the uterus breaks open. A C-section can save the life of the mother and baby. Uterine rupture is a rare but life-threatening event in which layers of the uterus (womb) tear and...

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Is Thrush Contagious?

Generally, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting thrush from someone else. But in some cases, there’s a risk for a thrush infection if exposed. Thrush is an infection caused by an overgrowth of a yeast, known as Candida albicans, that...

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How a Desmoid Tumor Is Diagnosed

Desmoid tumor signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, and why a biopsy is important. Desmoid tumors are a rare type of benign (noncancerous) tumor. Some grow for months or years before a person notices them. Others cause symptoms such as pain or...

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How to Tell If You Have Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous growths inside the nose or sinuses. Here are the signs and symptoms that might suggest you've got nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are soft, harmless growths that can develop in your nose or sinuses. While these...