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UTI vs Yeast Infection   Urinary tract infections and yeast infections may present with similar symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Both may present with lower abdominal pain and painful micturition. Despite similar presentations, there are many differences between the two, which is discussed below in... 
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Dysentery vs Diarrhea   Diarrhea and dysentery are two common clinical presentations especially in pediatric practice. In pediatric wards, in some countries, there is a separate section for children with diarrhea to admit. This section has expanded latrine facilities and purposefully separated from the other patients... 
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Gonorrhea vs Chlamydia   Gonorrhea and chlamydia are both sexually transmitted infections (STI). Both transmit via intimate contact. Both infections are bacterial and respond to antibiotics. Both infections thrive in immune-compromised individuals. Both infections present with same symptoms most of the time, but... 
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Laparotomy vs Laparoscopy   Laparoscopy and laparotomy are two approaches to abdominal surgery. Laparotomy is the older of the two and laparoscopy is a very recent development. Both conditions have their advantages and disadvantages. It is the decision of the surgeon to choose between the two approaches. This article... 
Difference Between Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear
Pelvic Exam vs Pap Smear   Pap smear and pelvic examination are very common gynecological procedures done both at the office level and hospitals. Pap smear is targeted more towards prevention while pelvic examination is a more of a diagnostic procedure. Pap smear Pap smear is done at well-women clinics, to screen... 
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Syphilis vs Herpes   Syphilis and Herpes are two sexually transmitted diseases (STD). They both are highly dangerous and cause widespread damage to the body. While both may present similarly, there are many fundamental differences between the two and that will be discussed here in detail. Syphilis Syphilis is... 
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Yeast Fungal vs Bacterial Infections   Yeast and other bacterial infections are very commonly encountered in general practice. It is very important for the medical practitioner as well as the layman to differentiate between the two. Clear cut differences are there between yeast infection and bacterial infections.... 
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Fibroid vs Polyp   Fibroids and polyps are both common gynecological conditions encountered in clinical practice. Even though there are different types of fibroids and polyps, endometrial polyps and uterine fibroids are the two entities that usually cause confusion. Both conditions have somewhat similar presentations... 
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Amniotic Fluid vs Urine   Amniotic fluid and urine are two important fluids in the animal body. They serve many functions in the body. However, the main component of these two fluids is water. The anatomy and physiology of urine and amniotic fluid vary widely. Amniotic Fluid Amniotic fluid is a colorless... 
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Fungi vs Parasites   Both fungi and parasites cause various diseases to humans. Not only humans, but parasites cause diseases to other animals and plants, as well. Parasites are the organisms which are adapted to a mode of life called parasitism, which is categorized as a type of symbiotic relationship between... 
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Testosterone vs Estrogen   Even though testosterone and estrogen are called ‘male’ and female’ hormones respectively, both males and females produce both these hormones in their adrenal glands. However, female testosterone levels are very low (ten times less than that of men), and most of the time they are... 
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Yeast Infection vs STD   Yeast infection and sexually transmitted diseases are two different clinical entities. While yeast infections can transmit via intimate sexual contact, yeast infection is not medically classified as a sexually transmitted disease. Because Yeast transmits via sexual contact and can cause... 
Difference Between Melanin and Melatonin
Melanin vs Melatonin   Melanin and melatonin are two chemically related substances, but with many different characteristic features. Their origin, function, chemical composition and location in the human body vary widely, and which will be discussed here in detail. What is Melanin? Melanin is one of the major pigments... 
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Navy Blue Royal Blue vs Cobalt Blue   Blue is one color that has been a favorite of millions of people around the world. This is because it is a very soothing color and also because it reminds us of the skies and the oceans, both of which reflect blue colors to appear to us different hues of the color blue.... 
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Sculling vs Rowing   Rowing is a very exciting outdoor sport that requires an individual to maneuver a boat forward by making movements of oars backwards using their hands. There is another sport called sculling that looks very similar to rowing as players in this sport too seem to be moving the boat on water... 
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Rucksack Backpack vs Knapsack   Many different words are used for a bag that is carried by people over their shoulders in the form of a sack. The most common term for such a sack that is made of canvas or any other sturdy material is backpack. There are other terms such as rucksack and knapsack also used... 
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