Cancer of the outer surface area of the female genitalia is called vulvar cancer, which is an uncommon one. Squamous cell carcinoma is the type of skin cancer that develops slowly over the years. Most of the vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas, but a small number of vulvar cancers begin as melanoma and in some rare cases, vulvar cancer develops in the mucus-producing glands located on the sides of the vaginal opening. The development ... more
Small, hard deposits of mineral and acid salts on the inner surfaces of the kidneys are called renal lithiasis or kidney stones. Typically, the substances that make up kidney stones are diluted in the urine. However, when the urine is concentrated, the minerals could crystallize, stick together and solidify, resulting in a kidney stone. Calcium is contained in most kidney stones.
Passing kidney stones could be an excruciating ... more
Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted bacterium. The urethra, rectum and throat of both men and women could be infected with this bacterium. The cervix could also be infected in women. Usually, gonorrhea is contracted during sex. Pregnant women with gonorrhea could also pass it to their babies. This condition usually affects the eyes. By abstaining from sex or using a condom, a person can prevent him/herself from getting ... more
There's cholesterol in every cell in the body. The body uses this cholesterol to build healthy cells and some vital hormones.
One may develop fatty deposits in their blood vessels in case they have high cholesterol. These deposits will eventually make it difficult for enough blood to flow through the arteries. The risk of a heart attack will increase the heart doesn't get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs. A stroke could ... more
The rare cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of the internal organs (mesothelium) is called malignant mesothelioma.
Based on what part of the mesothelium is affected, mesothelioma is divided into different types that include the following:
Mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis:
This type occurs in the lining around the testicles.
This type occurs in the tissue in ... more
This condition is a disorder of the female reproductive system, in which the endometrium that usually lines the uterus grows in other places as well. Usually, the growth is on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis.
The endometrial tissue, when located elsewhere in the body, continues to act as it normally would during menstrual cycle; it thickens, breaks down and bleeds each month. However, this blood ... more