That’s a big word that refers to a pair of small organs: the ovaries. Specifically, oophorectomy refers to the surgical removal of one or both ovaries.
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This relatively common condition of the lower leg mainly affects children who are active in sports. It isn’t contagious, and it rarely results in any lasting
Loss of bone tissue and density occurs frequently in older people of both sexes, and it hits women earlier in life. Here’s what you need to
Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs. The infection may be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses or other germs. An infection in your lung causes the tiny air sacs (‘alveoli’) to become inflamed and fill up with fluid.
Tonsillitis is so common, it’s estimated nearly every child in America will experience it at least once. A painful inflammation of the throat, tonsillitis often goes
The thyroid gland, an organ located just below your Adam’s apple, supplies vital hormones that affect the functioning of every major body system. Usually, the thyroid
If you’ve never had a urinary tract infection (UTI), you’re in rare company. UTIs account for over 8 million visits to healthcare providers in the United
This rare condition affects just one in a million people. Most common in men between the ages of 30 and 50, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome causes the digestive