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Urticaria (hives) - myDr.com.au

Urticaria, which is also known as hives, is an itchy rash or skin eruption that usually only lasts from 24 to 48 hours.

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Leg ache - myDr.com.au

One of the more serious causes of leg pain is intermittent claudication. Find out more about this condition.

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Impetigo - myDr.com.au

Impetigo - sometimes called school sores - is a very contagious skin infection. It is most common in children and infants and causes sores, especially on the face.

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Prescription medicines - myDr.com.au

Prescription medicines are an important part of treating and preventing illness. However, incorrect use of these medicines can make them unsafe.

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Liver biopsy - myDr.com.au

Find out what is involved when you have a liver biopsy, in which a small piece of liver tissue is removed to help doctors detect liver abnormalities.

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Menarche - myDr.com.au

Menarche is the time when a girl has her first period. It usually occurs between the ages of 10 and 14 years. Find out more about puberty and periods here.

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Gallstones: diagnosis - myDr.com.au

Several tests may be used in the diagnosis of gallstones, including blood tests, ultrasound and other imaging tests.

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Bone mineral density tests - myDr.com.au

Bone mineral density testing assesses the mineral content of your bones. Low bone mineral density - osteopenia or osteoporosis - makes bones weak.

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Vulval problems: a self-help guide - myDr.com.au

The aim of this guide is to demystify vulval problems by offering an alternative to the current ways of explaining and treating these conditions.

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Pap smear tests - myDr.com.au

The Pap smear test is used to help detect early changes in the cells of the cervix which may lead to cervical cancer.

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