In-depth

Complications

Infant jaundice

Infant jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes, is common after birth. Careful monitoring and treatment is important for preventing rare, but serious, complications.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Urine color

Changes in urine color can be alarming, but they're often harmless — the result of certain foods, supplements or medications.

Tests and diagnosis

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this prenatal test.

Chorionic villus sampling

Chorionic villus sampling — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this early prenatal test.

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Treatments and drugs

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusions boost blood levels that are low due to surgery, injury or disease. Learn about the benefits, risks and what to expect.

Jan. 02, 2014

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