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Abdomen

1. What happens when you have a stomach ache? When you have a stomach ache, you have pain or discomfort in your belly. Sometimes that’s the only symptom you have. Other times, you can have other symptoms such as: Burning in your chest known as heartburn Burping Bloating (feeling like your belly is filled with …

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Breast

Breast 1.What are some common breast problems? People can have different kinds of problems with their breasts. The important thing to know is that in most but not all cases, breast-related problems are not caused by breast cancer. Even so, if you develop any problem with your breasts, see a doctor or nurse to have it checked …

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Hernia

Hernias 1. What is a hernia? A hernia is an area in a layer of tissue that is weak or torn. Often when there is a hernia, other tissues that are normally held in by the damaged layer bulge or stick out through the weak or torn spot. Hernias can happen in different parts of …

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Thyroid Nodule

Thyroid nodules 1.What are thyroid nodules? ImageThyroid nodules are round or oval-shaped growths in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is in the middle of the neck. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the middle of the neck. It sits just below the larynx (voice box). The thyroid makes two hormones, called T3 and …

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