Symptoms

We talk about symptoms, what you need to look out for when you suspect you’re sick and the measures you need to take.

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Symptoms

Thrombosis

Venous thromboembolism is a serious condition but many deaths and disabilities can be prevented through greater awareness of its causes, signs and symptoms.

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Fever

Fevers in children are often cause for alarm. Here’s how to bring your child’s fever down.

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Memory loss

People suffering from memory loss display forgetfulness. They commonly have an inability to learn new information and this is called short-term memory impairment.

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Swollen glands

There are approximately 500 – 600 lymph nodes in the body, some of which are arranged in clusters in the abdomen, chest, neck, groin and under-arm (axilla).

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Joint pain

Pain in the joints, known as arthralgia, is experienced by most people at some point in their life. The type of pain varies and can be due to a number of factors.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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Vaginal itching

Itching of the area around the opening of the vagina is a common problem for many women. It can be persistent and severe and make life completely miserable.

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Rashes

A rash involves changes in the colour or texture of the skin. In most cases the cause of the rash can be determined by its visible characteristics or other symptoms.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our hospitals did the first minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve implant procedure in Africa.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
    #MediclinicFacts
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Eye health

Most of the knowledge we acquire in life is taught through sight. Still, many of us are poorly informed about our eyes, and how to protect them from injury or disease.

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Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is any deviation from the normal rhythm of the heart. Arrhythmias are important as they cause unpleasant symptoms, which may progress to serious complications.

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Swelling of ankles and feet

This refers to swelling of the soft tissues of the feet and ankles – the bones are not enlarged. Most people taking part in sports suffer injury at some point.

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Penis pain

The penis is the male reproductive organ. It contains a tube (the urethra) that carries urine from the bladder to the outside.

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Pain in the penis

The penis is the male reproductive organ. It contains a tube (the urethra) that carries urine from the bladder to the outside.

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Urinary hesitancy

Hesitancy is where the person feels that the bladder is full and wants to pass urine, but then has to wait a long time before the urine stream starts to flow.

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Flank Pain

Flank pain is a pain that is either on the left or the right side of the flank/side of back.

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Eye pain

Eye pain can be defined as intense, severe, faded, grainy, scratchy, painful, pounding or acute.

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Vaginal discharge

Vaginal discharge is secretions from the vagina. All women have some vaginal discharge which is the body’s way of keeping the vagina healthy and clean.

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Increased appetite

Increased appetite is generally understood to mean an increased desire for food, or an abnormal pattern of hunger.

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Side pain

Flank pain is a pain that is either on the left or the right side of the flank/side of back.

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