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  1. Fetal alcohol syndrome Fetal alcohol syndrome
    Fetal alcohol syndrome refers to growth, mental, and physical problems that may occur in a baby when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy. Causes Using or abusing alcohol during pregnancy can cause the same risks as using alcohol in general. However, it poses extra risks to the fetus. When a pr...
  2. Fetal development Fetal development
    This article discusses how a human baby is conceived and how the baby develops inside the mother's womb. See also: Gestational age Information When sperm is deposited in the vagina, it travels through the cervix and into the Fallopian tubes. ZYGOTE A single sperm penetrates the mother's egg cell, ...
  3. Fetal echocardiography Fetal echocardiography
    Fetal echocardiography is a test that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to evaluate the baby’s heart for problems before birth. How the Test is Performed Fetal echocardiography is a test that is done while the baby is still in the womb. It is usually done during the second trimester of pregnancy...
  4. Fetal heart monitoring Fetal heart monitoring
    Fetal heart monitoring lets the health care provider monitor the baby's heartbeat in the uterus, including during labor. The procedure can be done with monitors outside the body (external monitoring) or in the uterus (internal monitoring). How the Test is Performed EXTERNAL FETAL MONITORING By defi...
  5. Fetal scalp pH testing Fetal scalp pH testing
    Fetal scalp pH testing is a vaginal procedure performed when a woman is in active labor to determine if the baby is getting enough oxygen. How the Test is Performed The procedure typically takes about 5 minutes. The mother lies on her back with her feet in stirrups. If her cervix is dilated at leas...
  6. Fetal-maternal erythrocyte distribution Fetal-maternal erythrocyte distribution
    The fetal-maternal erythrocyte distribution test is used to measure the number of the unborn baby's red blood cells in a pregnant woman's blood. See also: Rh incompatibility How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand...
  7. Fever Fever
    Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of these levels: 100.4 °F (38 °C) measured in the bottom (rectally) 99.5 °F(37.5 °C) measured in the mouth (orally) 99 °F (37....
  8. Fever blister causes Fever blister causes
    Question: What causes fever blisters? Answer: A fever blister located on the lips, mouth, and face is usually caused by the highly contagious herpes simplex type 1 virus. Only a small number are caused by herpes simplex type 2, the type usually associated with genital lesions. There is no cure for a...
  9. Fever blisters and canker sores Fever blisters and canker sores
    Question: Are fever blisters and canker sores the same thing? Answer: No. Canker sores occur only inside the mouth and are not contagious. They sometimes occur as a result of trauma (biting the inside of the lip, burning the mouth with hot food), but may also occur without any known reason. Fever b...
  10. Fiber Fiber
    Fiber is a substance found in plants. Dietary fiber -- the kind you eat -- is found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. It is an important part of a healthy diet. Function Dietary fiber adds bulk to your diet. Because it makes you feel full faster, it can be helpful in controlling weight...
  11. Fibrin degradation products Fibrin degradation products
    Fibrin degradation products (FDPs) are the substances left behind when clots dissolve in the blood. This article discusses the blood test to measure these products. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site...
  12. Fibrinogen Fibrinogen
    Fibrinogen is a protein produced by the liver. This protein helps stop bleeding by helping blood clots to form. A blood test can be done to tell how much fibrinogen you have in the blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the bac...
  13. Fibrinopeptide A Fibrinopeptide A
    Fibrinopeptide A is a substance released as part of the blood clotting process. A test can be done to measure the level of this substance in your blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ...
  14. Fibroadenoma - breast Fibroadenoma - breast
    Fibroadenoma of the breast is a benign (noncancerous) tumor. Causes Fibroadenoma is the most common benign tumor of the breast and the most common breast tumor in women under age 30. Fibroadenomas are usually found as single lumps, but about 10 - 15% of women have several lumps that may affect both...
  15. Fibrocystic breast disease Fibrocystic breast disease
    Fibrocystic breast disease is a commonly used phrase to describe findings on a breast exam. The word "disease" makes women worry that their breasts are abnormal, but this is not really a disease. Most health care providers use this term when a woman has painful, lumpy breasts. Some health care provi...