How is hepatitis A transmitted?
The hepatitis A virus spreads via the oral-fecal route, often through food and water that is contaminated with human bodily waste.
How is hives diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose hives by looking at your skin and asking about your symptoms, medical history and any family members with an allergy or skin condition. To figure out what is triggering sympt…
How is scabies diagnosed?
Your doctor can diagnose scabies by visual examination of a skin sample under a microscope and by a simple ink test of the burrows. Further diagnostic methods, such as a skin biopsy or histopathology …
How is short stature diagnosed during childhood?
Your doctor will assess your child's height by: measuring your child's height against standard growth and development curves; evaluating your child's height based on their age, health status, and fami…
How is solar keratosis diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose solar keratosis by examining your skin. A biopsy may be taken for a laboratory examination, if necessary.
How is type 1 diabetes diagnosed?
Diabetes is diagnosed with laboratory tests that analyze a blood sample for the amount of glucose found in the blood.
How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?
Your doctor can diagnose urinary incontinence by performing a physical examination and asking you questions about the frequency of incontinence and the times at which incontinence occurs. Other diagno…
If I have inflammatory bowel disease, am I at greater risk of getting bowel (colon) cancer?
If you have inflammatory bowel disease, the prolonged inflammation of the colon puts you at increased risk of developing bowel (colon) cancer.
Is there a cure for arthritis?
There is no cure for arthritis, but medication and physical therapy can help you to manage symptoms, allowing you to live a full life.
What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy (CP)?
The most common symptoms of cerebral palsy (CP) are movement problems caused by muscles that are either very tight or very loose. People with CP often have difficulty controlling their movements, or m…
What are the symptoms of genital herpes?
In some people, the herpes virus causes small blisters or ulcers on or around the genitals. The blisters can also occur around the anus, buttocks and upper thighs. If you have genital herpes you may a…