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soft swelling caused by free fluid (oedema) on the head of a newborn baby at, or shortly after, birth - disappears rapidly
patchy brown pigmentation on face (like a mask) appearing in pregnancy due to hormone changes - also in women on contraceptive pill
malignant tumour of chorionic cells usually after formation of hyatidiform mole complication
inherited disease which glandular tissue abnormal and, in particular, lung tissue becomes increasingly unable to function properly
congenital (present at birth) sac containing embryonic tissue of hair, nails, teeth, skin etc.
congenital condition in which there is often severe mental abnormality together with physical features of a mongoloid appearance, large tongue and stubby hands (abnormality of chromosome 21)
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
heavy menstrual bleeding which does not appear to have any anatomical cause
a condition in which fits occur as blood pressure becomes extremely high (danger to both fetus and mother, see pre-eclampsia)
inability of woman to become pregnant or man to fertilise the ovum (does not mean sterility)
first fetal stools - if passed in the womb it is a clear indication of fetal distress in labour
Munchausen syndrome by proxy
a situation where a child or other person is deliberately made to appear ill or suffer injury so that the person responsible gains attention
Polycystic ovarian syndrome
an increasingly common condition in women in which there are multiple, enlarged follicles of the ovary, together with high levels of testosterone (male hormone). A cause of infertility and also linked with Diabetes Type II
a condition during pregnancy where there is a raised blood pressure, albumin in the urine and oedema of the face and body (also known as toxaemia of pregnancy) - it precedes eclampsia
'monster producing' - a virus which is capable of producing deformities in the developing fetus
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