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  1. Ibuprofen overdose Ibuprofen overdose
    Ibuprofen is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. See also: Pain medicine This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or mana...
  2. Ichthyosis vulgaris Ichthyosis vulgaris
    Ichthyosis vulgaris is a common skin disorder passed down through families that leads to dry, scaly skin. Causes Ichthyosis vulgaris is one of the most common of the inherited skin disorders. It may begin in early childhood, before age 4. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern...
  3. Idiopathic aplastic anemia Idiopathic aplastic anemia
    Idiopathic aplastic anemia is a condition in which the bone marrow fails to properly make blood cells. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue in the center of bones. See also: Anemia Secondary (acquired) aplastic anemia Causes Aplastic anemia results from injury to the blood stem cells, immatu...
  4. Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia
    Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a drop in the number of red blood cells due to increased destruction by the body's defense (immune) system. Causes Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia is an acquired disease that occurs when antibodies form against a person's own red blood cells. In the ...
  5. Idiopathic hypercalciuria Idiopathic hypercalciuria
    Idiopathic hypercalciuria is the presence of excess calcium in the urine without obvious cause. This condition can lead to kidney stones or osteoporosis. Alternative Names Hypercalciuria - idiopathic ...
  6. Idiopathic hypersomnia Idiopathic hypersomnia
    Idiopathic hypersomnia is excessive sleeping (hypersomnia) without an obvious cause. It is different from narcolepsy in that idiopathic hypersomnia does not involve suddenly falling asleep or losing muscle control associated with strong emotions (cataplexy). Causes The usual approach is to consider...
  7. Idiopathic livedo reticularis Idiopathic livedo reticularis
    Idiopathic or primary livedo reticularis refers to a netlike pattern of reddish-blue skin discoloration, usually on the legs. The condition is linked to swollen blood vessels. It may get worse when the temperature is cold. Idiopathic means the cause is unknown. Alternative Names Livedo reticularis;...
  8. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is scarring or thickening of the lungs without a known cause. Causes No one knows what causes pulmonary fibrosis or why some people get it. It causes the lungs to become scarred and stiffened. This stiffening may make it increasingly difficult to breathe. In some peopl...
  9. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
    Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys platelets, which are necessary for normal blood clotting. Persons with the disease have too few platelets in the blood. ITP is sometimes called immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Causes ITP occurs when cer...
  10. IgA nephropathy IgA nephropathy
    Nephropathy refers to damage, disease , or other abnormalities of the kidney. IgA nephropathy is a kidney disorder in which antibodies to a protein called IgA build up in kidney tissue. It is also called Berger’s disease. Causes IgA is a protein that helps the body fight infections. IgA neph...
  11. Ileostomy Ileostomy
    An ileostomy is an opening in your belly wall that is made during surgery. The word "ileostomy" comes from the words "ileum" and "stoma." Your ileum is the lowest part of your small intestine. "Stoma" means "opening." Your ileum will pass through a stoma after your surgery. Description Ileostomies ...
  12. Ileostomy - caring for your stoma Ileostomy - caring for your stoma
    You had an injury or disease in your digestive system and needed an operation called an ileostomy. The operation changes the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or poop). Now you have an opening called a stoma in your belly. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it....
  13. Ileostomy - changing your pouch Ileostomy - changing your pouch
    You had an injury or disease in your digestive system and needed an operation called an ileostomy. The operation changed the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or poop). Now you have an opening called a stoma in your belly. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it....
  14. Ileostomy - discharge Ileostomy - discharge
    You had an injury or disease in your digestive system and needed an operation called an ileostomy. The operation changed the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or poop). Now you have an opening called a stoma in your belly. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it....
  15. Ileostomy - what to ask your doctor Ileostomy - what to ask your doctor
    You have had an operation to create an ileostomy or colostomy. Your ileostomy or colostomy changes the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or “poop”). Now you have an opening in your belly called a stoma. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it. You wil...