Named after Alexander Tietze, a German surgeon (1864-1927), Tietze's syndrome is an inflammation of the costochondral (pertaining to the ribs) cartilages. It is characterized by swelling of one or more costal cartilages causing pain that may radiate to the neck, shoulder, or arm and mimic the pain of coronary artery disease.
Testicular cancer is the growth of malignant cells in the testicles, the male reproductive glands that produce sperm and testosterone.
This syndrome is characterized by the acute onset of pain during torsional strain, tenderness over the affected joint, and relief of symptoms by infiltration of the joint with a local anesthetic.
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA) is a chronic skin disease characterized by white, flat papules with an erythematous halo and black, hard follicular plugs. In advanced cases, the papules tend to coalesce (blend) into large, white patches of thin, itchy skin.
Birth control is a term used to describe an artificial or natural means to prevent pregnancy.
Anovulation is a condition in which the ovary does not release a ripened egg each month as part of a woman's normal cycle in her reproductive years. Naturally, with no egg available for sperm, a woman cannot become pregnant. Thus, anovulation is a prime factor in infertility.