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Failure to Thrive (Poor Growth)

Failure to thrive is defined as decelerated or arrested physical growth (height and weight measurements fall below the fifth percentile, or a downward change in growth across two major growth percentiles) and is associated with poor developmental and emotional functioning.

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence means that you aren't able to hold your bowel movement (feces or stool) until you get to a toilet. Learn more about this condition and treatments.

Fetal Echocardiography

Fetal echocardiography is an ultrasound test performed during pregnancy to evaluate the heart of the unborn baby. Learn more about this procedure.

Fetal Ultrasound

Fetal ultrasound is a test used during pregnancy. It creates an image of the baby in the mother's womb (uterus). Learn more about this procedure.

Fever of Unknown Origin

A fever is defined by most healthcare providers as a temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) and higher when taken rectally. Learn more about this condition.


Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue. Learn more about this condition.

Fine Needle Aspiration

In a fine needle aspiration procedure, a doctor will insert a very thin needle into the gland and withdraw a tiny sample of tissue or fluid. Learn more about this procedure.

First Aid for Poisonings

In some cases, accidental poisoning of a child can be treated at home. In other cases, you will need emergency medical care. Learn more about first aid for poisonings in children.

First-Degree Burn

A first-degree burn affects only the outer layer of skin. Learn more about this condition in children.