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Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short, is the enlargement of the prostate gland. It is caused by excess growth of cells in the prostate. This condition is not the same as prostate cancer






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Cholera

Cholera | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the infection diagnosed?

The diagnosis of cholera begins with a complete medical history and physical examination. Sometimes, the doctor can see the bacteria in a stool sample by using a microscope. In other cases, a stool culture is needed. Stool culture involves putting a sample of stool in a special container. This container has a solution in it that allows the Vibrio cholerae bacteria to grow. If the organism grows, it can be identified, and the diagnosis can be made.


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Author: Danielle Zerr, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 02/08/02



Alternate Names : Dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps are the pain and cramping some women experience during their monthly periods. The term dysmenorrhea usually refers to pain and cramps severe enough to prevent normal activity





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