In-depth

Acanthosis nigricans

ACL injury

Acute coronary syndrome

Acute lymphocytic leukemia

Adult Still's disease

Ambiguous genitalia

Anal cancer

Ankylosing spondylitis

Anorexia nervosa

Arthritis

Ascariasis

Aspergillosis

Asthma

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial septal defect

Avascular necrosis

Back pain

Bed-wetting

Bell's palsy

Bird flu (avian influenza)

Bladder stones

Blastocystis hominis infection

Blind loop syndrome

Bone cancer

Bone metastasis

Bone spurs

Breast cancer

Broken ankle/broken foot

Broken arm

Broken arm? If your arm hurts too much to use normally, seek prompt medical care.

Broken collarbone

Broken leg

Broken leg — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this type of fracture.

Broken nose

Broken ribs

Broken wrist/broken hand

Brucellosis

Bulimia nervosa

Bunions

Bursitis

Cancer

Carcinoid tumors

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the nerve running through your wrist. Treatment can provide relief.

Castleman disease

Cavities/tooth decay

Take cavities and tooth decay seriously. Brushing, sealants and avoiding certain foods are important ways to prevent cavities, toothache pain and tooth loss.

Cervical cancer

Cervical spondylosis

Chagas disease

Chronic constipation

Chronic cough

Chronic exertional compartment syndrome

Chronic pelvic pain in women

Churg-strauss syndrome

Clubfoot

Colic

Colon cancer

Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic, painful disease that typically affects an arm or leg that was recently injured or infected.

Constipation in children

Conversion disorder

Conversion disorder occurs when your response to stress shows up as seizures, paralysis or another physical symptom.

Craniopharyngioma

Craniosynostosis

Croup

Cystic fibrosis

Cystitis

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)

Dislocated elbow

Dislocated shoulder

Dislocation

A blow to your joint can dislocate the bones that meet at that joint. Don't try popping them back into place yourself. Get medical help.

Dry socket

Dry socket, a painful complication of tooth extraction, results from improper healing of the surgical wound.

Dwarfism

Dysphagia

Edema

Encopresis

Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)

Epiglottitis

Esophageal cancer

Reduce your risk of esophageal cancer by eating more fruits and vegetables.

Esophageal spasms

Esophageal spasms are irregular contractions of the esophageal muscles, which impair the movement of food to the stomach.

Fever

Don't be in a hurry to treat a low-grade fever — it's probably helping your body fight infection. High or lasting fevers may need medical attention.

Fibrous dysplasia

Flatfeet

Foot drop

Frostbite

Frozen shoulder

Ganglion cyst

Gangrene

Gastritis

GERD

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis affects your kidneys' filtering function. Complications include high blood pressure, protein in the urine (proteinuria) and kidney failure.

Golfer's elbow

Greenstick fractures

Growing pains

Growth plate fractures

Hamstring injury

Heartburn

Heatstroke

Herniated disk

High potassium (hyperkalemia)

Hip dysplasia

Hip fracture

Hip labral tear

Hirschsprung's disease

Hodgkin's lymphoma

Hyperparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism

Impacted wisdom teeth

Infant reflux

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Intestinal obstruction

Intussusception

Invasive lobular carcinoma

Iritis

Joint infections

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Knee bursitis

Knee pain

Kyphosis

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease is a rare childhood hip condition that requires specialty care.

Lung cancer

Lupus

Male breast cancer

Meningitis

Meralgia paresthetica

Meralgia paresthetica — the result of a compressed sensory nerve — is characterized by tingling, numbness and burning pain in your outer thigh.

Metatarsalgia

Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)

Morton's neuroma

Mouth cancer

Multiple myeloma

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Neck pain

Neuroblastoma

Neurofibromatosis

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Osgood-Schlatter disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease can cause pain, swelling and tenderness below the kneecap. This common condition often affects young athletes involved in running, jumping and bending activities.

Osteoarthritis

Osteochondritis dissecans

Osteomalacia

Osteomyelitis

Paget's disease of bone

Paget's disease of the breast

Patellar tendinitis

Patellofemoral pain syndrome

Peptic ulcer

Peritonitis

Perthes disease

Peyronie's disease

Plantar fasciitis

Posterior cruciate ligament injury

Posterior prolapse (rectocele)

Precocious puberty

Pseudogout

Pseudomembranous colitis

Psoriatic arthritis

Pulmonary atresia

Reactive arthritis

Recurrent breast cancer

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rickets

Rotator cuff injury

Sacroiliitis

Sarcoidosis

Sciatica

Scoliosis

Separated shoulder

Sepsis

Septic arthritis

Shaken baby syndrome


Shin splints

Snoring

Soft tissue sarcoma

Spinal cord injury

Spinal stenosis

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

Sprained ankle

Sprains and strains

Stickler syndrome

Stress fractures

Swollen knee

Takayasu's arteritis

Tapeworm infection

Tendinitis

Tennis elbow

Thoracic outlet syndrome

Throat cancer

Thumb arthritis

TMJ disorders

Tooth abscess

Torn meniscus

Trench mouth

Although trench mouth is much less common than in years past, some people still get this painful gum infection. Brushing and flossing are keys to prevention.

Tularemia

Ulcerative colitis

Umbilical hernia

Vaginal cancer

Vascular dementia

Vasculitis

Vocal cord paralysis

Whiplash

Wrist pain


March 26, 2015