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.

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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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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.

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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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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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