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  1. Endometritis Endometritis
    Endometritis is an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the uterus (the endometrium). See also: Endometriosis Pelvic inflammatory disease Causes Endometritis is caused by infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, tuberculosis, or mixtures of normal vaginal bacteria. Endometritis is more...
  2. Endophthalmitis Endophthalmitis
    Endophthalmitis is a serious condition involving swelling (inflammation) within the eyeball. Causes Endophthalmitis is most often caused by infection with bacteria or other microorganisms. It can also occur as a rare complication of cataract or other eye surgery. Symptoms The symptoms are: Decreas...
  3. Endoscope Endoscope
    An endoscope is a device with a light attached that is used to look inside a body cavity or organ. The scope is inserted through a natural opening, such as the mouth during a bronchoscopy, the rectum for a sigmoidoscopy, or the vagina for a cystoscopy. A medical procedure using any type of endoscope...
  4. Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy
    Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is surgery to treat sweating that is much heavier than normal. This condition is called hyperhidrosis. Usually the surgery is used to treat sweating in the palms or face. The surgery stops or turns off the nerve signals that tell the part of the body to sweat ...
  5. Endoscopy Endoscopy
    Endoscopy is a way of looking inside the body using a flexible tube that has a small camera on the end of it. This instrument is called an endoscope. How the Test is Performed There are many types of endoscopes. Each one is named according to the organs or areas they are used to examine. For exampl...
  6. Endotracheal intubation Endotracheal intubation
    Endotracheal intubation is a medical procedure in which a tube is placed into the windpipe (trachea), through the mouth or the nose. In most emergency situations it is placed through the mouth. See also: Bronchoscopy, Tracheostomy Why the Test is Performed Endotracheal intubation is done to open t...
  7. Endovascular embolization Endovascular embolization
    Endovascular embolization is a medical procedure to treat abnormal blood vessels in the brain and other parts of the body. It is an alternative to open surgery. Description A small surgical cut will be made in the groin area. The health care provider will use a needle to create a hole in the femora...
  8. Enlarged adenoids Enlarged adenoids
    Enlarged adenoids refers to swollen lymphatic tissue that is found in the airway between your nose and the back of your throat. The tissue is similar to the tonsils. Causes Enlargement of the adenoids may occur naturally (beginning when the baby grows in the womb), or it may be caused by long-term ...
  9. Enlarged prostate Enlarged prostate
    The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body. An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get ol...
  10. Enlarged prostate - what to ask your doctor Enlarged prostate - what to ask your doctor
    The prostate gland often grows larger as men get older. This is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). An enlarged prostate may cause you problems with urinating. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse about your prostate. Questions What is the prostate gland? Where ...
  11. Enteral nutrition - child - managing problems Enteral nutrition - child - managing problems
    Enteral feeding is a way to feed your child using a feeding tube. Enteral feedings will become easier for you to do with practice. Your nurse will go over all of the steps you should follow to deliver the feedings. You will learn how to care for the tube, the skin, flush the tube, and set up the bol...
  12. Enteritis Enteritis
    Enteritis is inflammation of the small intestine. Causes Enteritis is usually caused by eating or drinking substances that are contaminated with bacteria or viruses. The germs settle in the small intestine and cause inflammation and swelling, which may lead to abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, fe...
  13. Enteroclysis Enteroclysis
    Enteroclysis is an x-ray of the small intestine that looks at how a liquid called contrast moves through the area. How the Test is Performed This test is done in a hospital radiology department. The health care provider will insert a tube through your nose or mouth into your stomach and into part o...
  14. Enteroscopy Enteroscopy
    Enteroscopy is a procedure used to examine the small intestine (small bowel). How the Test is Performed A thin, flexible tube (endoscope) is inserted through the mouth or nose and into the upper gastrointestinal tract. During a double-balloon enteroscopy, balloons attached to the endoscope can be i...
  15. Enterotoxin Enterotoxin
    An enterotoxin is a harmful substance produced by certain bacteria that is specifically dangerous to parts of your gastrointestinal tract. The substance enters your stomach and intestines when you eat tainted food or water, causing symptoms such as cramps, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. See: Food po...