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Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older

The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms. Fortunately,...

Acne

Acne is a disorder of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. With acne, the sebaceous glands are clogged, which leads to pimples and cysts.

Anxiety Disorders

Detailed information on the most common types of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and phobias.

Appendicitis

What is appendicitis? Appendicitis is one of the causes of serious belly pain. It happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed. The...

Arthralgia

Arthralgia is pain in a joint. A joint is the point at which two bones are connected. Many joints provide support and stability and allow movement,...

Arthropathy

Psoriatic arthritis is a rheumatoid-like arthritic condition characterized by pain and swelling of the joints that occurs in association with gray...

Asthma

Asthma is a long-term disease of the airways of the lung. The airways become sensitive to triggers (allergens and irritants).

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats in an irregular pattern. It is caused by a problem in the heart's electrical pathways. It can be a sign of heart disease or other health problems that affect the heart.

Back and Neck Pain

Back or neck pain can range from a mild, dull, annoying ache, to persistent, severe disabling pain that can restrict mobility and interfere with your quality of life.You should always consult your health care provider if you have persistent pain.

Breast lump

Breast lumps are common, especially in women ages 30 to 50. A number of conditions can result in a lump or lumps in your breast. Most of these...

Burns

Burns are a type of painful wound caused by thermal, cold, electrical, chemical or electromagnetic energy. Smoking and open flame are the leading causes of burn injury for older adults. Scalding is the leading cause of burn injury for children.

Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is a hard, pebble-like deposit that forms in the kidney. It may be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a pearl - some are as big as golf balls; a stone may be smooth, irregular in shape, or jagged.

Calluses and Corns

Calluses develop as a normal response to chronic excessive friction and pressure. They are protective pads made up of a thickened upper layer of skin.

Skin Infections

Detailed information on different types of skin infections, including bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic skin infections.

Cervicitis

Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix, most often caused by infection. Symptoms of cervicitis include an unusual vaginal discharge or...

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a common childhood disease. It causes an itchy, blistering rash and is easily spread to others.

Chronic ischemic heart disease

Chronic ischemic heart disease is a condition that causes reduced circulation of blood to the heart.

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a skin rash caused by something that touches the skin and makes it irritated and inflamed. Your skin may be red, swollen, dry, and may be cracked. Blisters may form and ooze. The rash will itch.

Cough

Health advice for those with a dry cough, with little to no clear-white phlegm; or a wet cough, where there is yellow, green or brown phlegm.

Croup

Croup is a disease that causes swelling in the upper portion of the airway in the neck and problems breathing. Children with croup often have a high-pitched “creaking” or whistling sound when breathing in; this is called stridor.

Cyst of ovary, follicular

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that contains a maturing egg. A follicular cyst occurs when a sac on the ovary does not release an egg, and...

Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when your body loses too much fluid. This can happen when you stop drinking water or lose large amounts of fluid through...

Depression

Health advice for those feeling depression; feeling depressed, sadness or having no hope; decreased joy from or interest in daily activities; thoughts of suicide.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the sudden increase in the frequency and looseness of bowel movements (BMs); mild diarrhea is the passage of a few loose or mushy BMs; severe diarrhea is the passage of many watery BMs.

Diverticulosis of colon

Diverticulosis is a condition that develops when pouches form in the wall of the colon. These pouches may be up to 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) in diameter...

Dizziness

Learn what to do when you feels dizzy or woozy; like your head or the room is spinning or tilting.

Dysuria

Burning or pain with urination (dysuria) is the most common symptom of a urinary tract problem. As bacteria grow in the bladder, the bladder wall...

Eczema, atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis, sometimes called eczema, is a condition that causes dry skin, intense itching and a red, raised rash. For some people, atopic...

Limb swelling

Swelling is an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body. Swelling can be caused by collection of body fluid, tissue...

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a problem that affects womens' reproductive organs and menstrual cycle, that can cause cramps and pain during periods or pelvic pain the whole month.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy causes repeated seizures and is one of the most common neurological condition. The seizures are caused by bursts of electrical activity...

Failure to Thrive

Failure to thrive is defined as slowed down or arrested physical growth and is associated with abnormal growth and development.

Fatigue

Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness, exhaustion, or lack of energy.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, causing pain and tenderness in connective tissues, as well as muscle pain.

Gastritis

Gastritis is when your stomach lining gets red and swollen (inflamed).

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that occurs when gastric acid from the stomach flows back up into the food pipe or esophagus. Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD.

Genetic disorders

Genetic disorders are diseases that can be passed from parents to children. Some disorders may be inherited if only one parent has the abnormal...

Glucose intolerance

Prediabetes is a term that is used when you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes. It means that your blood sugar is higher than it should be. Most...

Gout

Gout is an inflammation of a joint due to a build-up of gout crystals in the joint fluid, which occurs when there is an excess of uric acid (a normal blood waste product filtered by the kidneys) in the body.

Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common pain-related health problems in both children and adults. You may have a headache along with another minor...

Heart murmur

A heart murmur is an extra sound that the blood makes as it flows through the heart. Your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat....

Heartburn

Heartburn is a feeling of burning, warmth, heat or pain that often starts in the upper abdomen just beneath the lower breastbone. This discomfort...

Hematuria

Common causes of blood in the urine (hematuria) include urinary tract infections, kidney stones, inflammation, tumors or certain other diseases of the kidney or bladder. If it occurs after an injury (such as a car accident or fall), it is most often a sign of bruising to the kidney or bladder.

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a rare genetic bleeding disorder. It runs in families and is almost always seen in males. Hemophilia occurs when blood clotting...

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins inside the rectum and near the anus, most often caused by chronic constipation or diarrhea, straining when having a bowel movement, sitting too long on the toilet, a low-fiber diet or pregnancy.

Inguinal hernia

A hernia is a bulge of intestine, another organ, or fat through the muscles of the belly. A hernia can occur when there is weakness in the...

Hernia, hiatal

A hernia is a bulge of intestine, another organ, or fat through the muscles of the belly. A hernia can occur when there is weakness in the muscle...

High Blood Pressure

Helpful information if your Systolic blood pressure greater than 140; your Diastolic blood pressure greater than 90; or if you are taking medications for high blood pressure.

High Cholesterol

Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, but you also get cholesterol from many of the foods you eat. Cholesterol your body makes from the fat you eat creates the most risk for disease.

Hives

Hives are an itchy rash made up of raised pink bumps with pale centers, that comes and goes.

Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, can affect the entire body, but usually occurs in the palms, soles, armpits and/or groin area. Excessive sweating is normal when associated with warm weather, physical activity, anxiety or fever. However, if the condition is chronic, you may have hyperhidrosis.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism means your thyroid gland is not making enough thyroid hormone - vital to body growth and metabolism.

Impotence

Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, occurs when a man cannot achieve or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse....

Influenza (Seasonal flu)

Influenza (flu) is a viral infection. People often use the term "flu" to describe any kind of mild illness, such as a cold or a stomach virus that...

Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail is a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of over it. This usually happens to the big toe, but it can also happen to...

Insect Bite

Most insect bites do not cause illness, and the itching and swelling most often go away without treatment or with a home remedy. However, an infection can develop if the bite is scratched and the skin broken; rarely, a person may have an allergic reaction to an insect bite.

Insomnia

Insomnia is repeated difficulty going to sleep or staying asleep, or both.

Keloids

A keloid is a thick scar that can develop after curettage treatment. A keloid can be itchy or grow larger over time but it doesn't require medical...

Knee injuries

Most people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not...

Localized swelling

Swelling is an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body. Swelling can be caused by collection of body fluid, tissue...

Meningitis

Meningitis is a disease caused by an inflammation of the meninges - the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord - and is usually caused by infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Menopause

When a woman permanently stops having menstrual periods, she has reached the stage of life called menopause; this stage signals the period of time when a woman's hormone levels begin to change and the end of a woman's ability to have children.

Menstruation problems

The menstrual cycle is the series of changes a woman's body goes through to prepare for a pregnancy. About once a month, the uterus grows a new...

Metrorrhagia

Metrorrhagia is uterine bleeding at irregular intervals, particularly between the expected menstrual periods. Metrorrhagia may be a sign of an...

Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older

Nausea is a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. When you are nauseated, you may feel weak and sweaty and have too much saliva in your mouth....

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (also called degenerative joint disease) happens when the cartilage in a joint becomes damaged and worn, usually due to age, wear and tear, overuse of the joint, or other problems.

Otitis externa

Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an inflammation or infection of the ear canal, the passage that leads from the outer ear to the eardrum. This...

Otitis media

Ear infections (acute otitis media) occur in the space behind the eardrum, which is called the middle ear. Ear infections are more likely to occur...

Pain in limb

Minor arm and leg injuries are common. Symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse or an injury. Limb injuries are often caused...

Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a slow and progressive circulation disorder. Narrowing, blockage, or spasms in a blood vessel can cause PVD and it may affect any blood vessel outside of the heart including the arteries, veins or lymphatic vessels.

Moles

Colored skin spots, also called pigmented lesions, can include freckles, moles or flesh-colored skin spots.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of one or both of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It is a serious infection in which the air sacs fill with pus and other liquid.

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that affects the skin and nails. You may have patches of thick, red skin (plaques) covered with silvery scales. These often appear on the elbows, knees, legs, lower back, and scalp.

Rosacea

Rosacea is a long-lasting (chronic) skin condition affecting the face. In the early stages it causes easy flushing or blushing. It looks like a bad case of acne, and has been called adult acne.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Symptoms of a torn rotator cuff (the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint) include shoulder pain that gets worse when you raise your arm overhead; weakness of the shoulder muscles with overhead activity; popping and clicking when you move your shoulder; and shoulder pain that wakes you up at night when sleeping on the hurt shoulder.

Sebaceous cyst

Sebaceous cysts are caused by plugged ducts at the site of a hair follicle. Like a cyst, they move freely under the fingers. Hormone stimulation or...

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a worrisome symptom and has many acute and chronic causes including asthma and COPD.  You should see your health...

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinuses near the nose. These infections most often happen after a cold or after an allergy flare-up.

Skin disease

Most skin problems first appear as a rash, which may go away with home treatment. In some cases a rash does not go away or the skin may become so...

Skin ulcers

Skin ulcers are open sores that are often accompanied by the sloughing-off of inflamed tissue. They can be caused by a variety of events, such...

Sunburn

A sunburn is an injury to the skin. It is caused by over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun. The skin becomes pink or red and painful. Very severe sunburns may cause blistering and fluid draining from the skin.

Synovitis/tenosynovitis

Synovitis is the inflammation of a synovial (joint-lining) membrane. It is usually painful, particularly on motion, and is characterized by...

Tobacco abuse

When people use tobacco products on a regular basis, their bodies develop a need for nicotine. If they don't get nicotine, they start having...

Tonsillitis

What is tonsillitis? Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. The tonsils are balls of lymphatic tissue on both sides of...

Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the body can’t make insulin. Insulin is needed to help glucose enter cells for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood. This causes high blood glucose or high blood sugar.

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes - a chronic disease that has no known cure. It is the most common type of diabetes.

Warts

Warts are common skin growths that can appear anywhere on the body. In most cases, they are benign (not cancer) and harmless.