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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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Diverticulitis

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

How is the disease diagnosed?

Diverticulitis is suspected after a history and physical examination. A history of lower, left-sided abdominal pain is a clue. The physical exam often reveals a tender abdomen. Tightness of the abdominal muscles, called abdominal rigidity, suggests serious infection. The white blood cell count is often elevated. A test called a CT scan may be used to confirm the diagnosis.


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Diverticulitis: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Minot Cleveland, MD
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/20/02



Pregnancy is the period from conception to birth. A pregnancy may be complicated by health problems or lifestyle issues known as risk factors. These risk factors can affect the mother or fetus, or both





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