Monthly Archives: September 2017

Dark or Black Period Blood: Causes and What to Do

Dark or black period blood will often cause many women to worry because they are used to menstrual blood being deep red color. Thankfully, the appearance of dark brown, almost black spots connected with your menstrual period is not usually a sign that something is wrong. In fact, many women experience some black or dark

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What Does Implantation Bleeding Look Like?

If you are hoping to get pregnant, then knowing what implantation bleeding looks like can help you determine if you are pregnant or not. Because implantation bleeding happens around a week to 12 days after ovulation, noticing spotting on your underwear could indicate the start of your period. However, implantation bleeding looks different to your

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Xiphoid Process Pain: Causes, Symptoms & When to See a Doctor

The xiphoid process is located in the center of your chest and is found just at the end of your sternum (breastbone). Inflammation, digestive issues, or injury can cause xiphoid process pain which doctors refer to as xiphoid syndrome, xiphoidalgia, or xiphodynia. Xiphoid process pain is a common source of chest pain that can also

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Xiphoid Process Pain: Causes, Symptoms & When to See a Doctor

The xiphoid process is located in the center of your chest and is found just at the end of your sternum (breastbone). Inflammation, digestive issues, or injury can cause xiphoid process pain which doctors refer to as xiphoid syndrome, xiphoidalgia, or xiphodynia. Xiphoid process pain is a common source of chest pain that can also

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Brown Discharge – What Does It Mean?

Clear, thin, white vaginal discharge is normal for most women, but the appearance of brown discharge may make you wonder what it means. Sometimes the brown discharge occurs after or before your period is due. You may also notice that on some occasions you have brown period with menstrual blood looking dark brown. Thankfully, in

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Brown Discharge – What Does It Mean?

Clear, thin, white vaginal discharge is normal for most women, but the appearance of brown discharge may make you wonder what it means. Sometimes the brown discharge occurs after or before your period is due. You may also notice that on some occasions you have brown period with menstrual blood looking dark brown. Thankfully, in

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What Side Is Your Appendix On? (Including Warning Signs of Appendicitis)

Your appendix is a small organ that is located on the right side of your abdomen. Pains that increase in intensity on the lower right of your stomach can be a sign of appendicitis – the medical name when your appendix on the right side of your body becomes inflamed. It is important to know

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Pruney fingers: Causes, Treatments and When to See a Doctor

Having pruney fingers is a common occurrence after submerging your hands in water for a period of time. Very often, soaking in the bath, washing dishes, or swimming can cause your fingertips to look like shriveled up prunes. However, many people have noticed that their fingers can wrinkle when they are not in water. For

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Headache Above or Behind Left Eye: Causes and Treatments

Experiencing a headache above or behind the left eye can have a debilitating effect on your daily activities. Pain that occurs around your left eye can start off as a dull throb and gradually becomes more intense and turn into sharp stabbing pain. Along with the headache on your forehead above the left eye, you

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RDW blood test: What It Means and What It Tells About Your Health

Red cell distribution width (RDW for short) in a blood test is used to measure the difference in size and volume of your red blood cells. Doctors use a the RDW blood test as part of a complete blood test to help diagnose certain conditions that can affect your health. A blood test to measure

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