In-depth

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a dangerous condition in which a part of your body's main artery (aorta) is enlarged and in danger of rupturing.

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is an uncommon hormonal disorder caused by the overproduction of growth hormone. It typically causes signs such as enlarged hands and feet.

Addison's disease

Addison's disease occurs when your adrenal glands produce insufficient amounts of certain important hormones. Treatment may include taking corticosteroids.

Angina

Aortic aneurysm

Aortic dissection

Avascular necrosis

Bladder cancer

Bone spurs

Brucellosis

Brucellosis is an infectious disease that spreads from animals to people, mainly via unpasteurized dairy products. Travelers should take special care to avoid infection.

Depression

Eyestrain

Gallstones

Gallstones often don't cause symptoms. But if you have a gallbladder attack, you're not likely to forget it.

Guillain-Barre syndrome

Incompetent cervix

Influenza (flu)

Kidney cancer

Kidney infection

Kidney stones

Kyphosis

Menstrual cramps

A monthly period is bad enough. Add in painful menstrual cramps, and you may be cursing this thing called womanhood. How do you get relief?

Mental illness

Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma most commonly affects children age 5 and younger. It's the most common form of cancer in babies.

Osteoporosis

Ovarian cancer

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Placental abruption

Polio

One of the most feared diseases of the 20th century, polio has been eradicated from the developed world but remains a threat in less developed nations.

Polycystic kidney disease

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Porphyria

Porphyria is a group of inherited disorders that result from buildup of natural chemicals call porphyrins, which can cause nervous system and skin problems.

Preterm labor

Prostatitis

Prostatitis, inflammation of the prostate gland, can cause significant male pelvic pain and other symptoms.

Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of increased pressure inside the skull.

Psoriatic arthritis

Some people with psoriasis may develop joint pain called psoriatic arthritis. Get the basics here.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases are mild, but severe cases may require treatment with braces or surgery.

Scrotal masses

Small bowel prolapse (enterocele)

Small vessel disease

If you have symptoms of heart disease, but your doctor doesn't see any blocked major arteries, small vessel disease may be the cause.

Smallpox

Spinal cord injury

Teen depression

All teens feel down from time to time. But if negative feelings persist or start to interfere with daily life, it might be depression.

Tuberculosis

Uterine fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors of the uterus. Medical therapy and surgical procedures can shrink or remove uterine fibroids.

Uterine prolapse

June 23, 2015