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Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm The appendix is a small, tube-like structure attached to the first part of the large intestine, also called the colon. The appendix is located in the lower right portion of the abdomen. It has no known function. Removal of the appendix appears to cause no change in digestive function. Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. ... Read on »
Oh, Swell. Something New. by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Wed 06 Apr 2011 11:30am I seem to be decomposing, and I’m not even dead yet.  Bummer. Yesterday before physical therapy , I went through the paces of my morning ablutions and everything was fine.  I still have this seborrheic dermatitis growing on the right side of my head.  I generally wait until the scab is about ready to fall off… or turn into a unilater ... Read on »
My Journey with DBS: Deep Brain Stimulation by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 05 Jul 2012 10:01pm My doctor asked questions as to why I felt ready this time as opposed to some apprehension the last time.  My first answer was that I didn’t want to take over 20 pills a day longer than I had to. (All those drugs can’t really be good for you, right?)  I had read and heard personal accounts of people who had the Deep Brain Stimulation who ha ... Read on »
It's Another Girl! by Sarah Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 11:47pm Born 16.8.05 - Full Term - 9lb 3oz - It was devastating to hear after our daughter Violet was born, that she had been born with health problems. It was last thing we expected, as we already had a healthy 4½ year old daughter, Emily. I had done all I could possibly do, to have what I thought was a healthy pregnancy, but some things you just have ... Read on »
About Appendicitis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment General Info about Appendicitis The vermifom appendix or appendix in short, is a small part of the bowel or intestine. It is situated on the right side of the abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestines . It is a small narrow sac approximately 10 cm long and 1 cm wide. The appendix is a vestigial organ, that is, it serv ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
As I sit and reflect...... by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:48am on life, I think about all of the trials Rhett has been through. He came into the world so small, and had alot of problems. When he was first born, he had a blood disorder, where basically his blood had a consistency of oil. This comes from his body making too many red blood cells. While in the NICU, they performed an infusion to correct it, wh ... Read on »
A HypnoBirthing story for a 3rd baby by Carol Yeh-Garner Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 3:44pm Christina & Simon took my HypnoBirthing classes in November 2009 at Babies by the Sea Boutique. Christina's previous births were vaginal but traumatic & long. They both found the classes to be calming & helpful during Christina's pregnancy. They birthed at Scripps Encinitas Hospital with the help of Dr. Capetenakis/Dr. Cap, partner of Dr. Biter, ... Read on »
If It Makes You Defecate on the Side of the Road, Maybe You Shouldn’t Do It! by Kathy .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 26 Jan 2009 3:53pm 1 Comment My husband and I had a very interesting conversation on our way down to Florida to visit family this past weekend. So interesting it made me spit water from my mouth. As soon as the words were out of his mouth I knew it would become the title to Monday’s post! Our conversation went something like this. Me: “You know what was funny at the Di ... Read on »
Life outside of cancer can still be a GIANT pain in the ass by robs723 Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Aug 2009 7:23pm And now post two of "So overwhelmingly much I'd like to blog about today"... had a lot to think about as I was taking the biggest most important test ever. First, there's the idea of how I deal with stress quasi-post thyca. I get high strung on little itty bitty things. Big things, don't phase me. Is that weird? Is that normal? Is it ba ... Read on »