Directory of Diseases

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Intracranial Hemorrhage (Bleeding in or around the Brain)

Intracranial hemorrhage is a general term that means bleeding in or around the brain within the area of the skull. Bleeding in or around the brain is a life-threatening emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Bleeding can occur in different areas within the skull, each with a different name or diagnosis that cause different types of symptoms. Some types of bleeding include: subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, epidural hematoma, and hemorrhagic stroke. Someone who has suffered an intracranial hemorrhage needs to be evaluated in an ER immediately.

Irritative Uvulitis

Uvulitis is inflammation and/or swelling of your uvula ( the bell-like thing hanging in the back of the throat ). Irritative uvulitis can occur due to direct trauma or from ingesting/inhaling harmful chemicals such as crack cocaine or marijuana. Although this type of uvulitis usually goes away on its own, you might require medication to recover quicker. If you are having trouble breathing or swallowing you must go to the ER immediately. Otherwise, you may go to any type of facility if you feel that you need treatment such as an ER, Urgent Care Center, Primary Physician or ENT specialist . Home Treatment for this condition might include stopping smoking or using illicit drugs.

Ischial Tuberosity Pain Syndrome and Ischiogluteal Bursitis

A bursa is a soft, fluid-filled sac located in the body that acts as a cushion between muscles, bone, and skin. Bursa can become inflamed which is usually the result of injury or overuse. Ischiogluteal Bursitis, also known as "ischial bursitis," is a painful condition that results from inflammation of the ischiogluteal bursa located on the back of the hip in the buttocks. Bursitis usually feels like an aching pain made worse with use of the affected joint. When people have bursitis, they almost always know what motions worsen the pain. Ischial bursitis causes pain in the back of the hip bone in the buttocks. Pain usually worsens with sitting cross-legged or any motion that stretches the hamstrings. Treatment must be supervised by a health professional and involves rest, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections and physical therapy. Only in severe cases is surgery necessary.