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anal discomfort
- The anus is the lowest part of the digestive tract, the opening from which stool is passed out of the body. Anal discomfort includes pain, itching, or burning.
- Ataxia describes a lack of ability to move the muscles in a co-ordinated fashion. People with ataxia have irregular or awkward movements.
bad breath
- Unpleasant, unusual, or offensive odour to the breath
- Bleeding is any loss of blood from the body. Bleeding can occur either internally or externally. It can occur through a natural opening such as the vagina. Most bleeding occurs through a break in the skin.
blood in the stools
- Blood in the stools means that blood from somewhere in the body is being excreted in the stool, or bowel movement.
blood in the urine
- Blood in the urine can be visible, or it may only be noticed when the urine is tested.
body odour
- Body odour is the term given to any smell associated with a person's body.
- Bruising is an area of discoloured skin. Bruising develops when the lining of small blood vessels is damaged, allowing blood cells to escape into the skin and tissues. This condition most often occurs after a person injures a particular part of the body.
chapped lips
- Chapped lips are dry, peeling, and uncomfortable.
chapped hands
- Chapped hands are a result of very dry skin. Hands that are chapped are usually: rough dry red peeling cracked sensitiveWhat is going on in the body?
colic in infants
- Colic is a condition that affects some newborn infants. Colic causes intense crying and fussing for which there is no obvious cause.
chronic pain
- Chronic pain can be described as pain that lasts long enough, or is intense enough, to affect a person's normal activities and well-being. It may continue over a long period of time or come and go. Any area of the body can be affected.
chest pain
- The chest is the area where the heart and lungs are located. These organs are protected by the rib cage and breastbone. Many different conditions can cause pain in the chest.
blood in the semen
- Blood in the semen is uncommon. Seeing it can make people quite anxious, but it is rarely serious.
crying in infancy
- Infants may cry for many reasons ranging from serious health problems to being hungry.
- A cough is a sudden, noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that sometimes includes mucous.
- Diarrhoea is the passage of watery stools.
- Confusion is an abnormal mental condition or state of mind. A person who is confused has trouble understanding the environment and may react or respond inappropriately to it.
- Dyspareunia is pain in or at the entrance of the vagina when the penis is inserted during sexual intercourse.
difficulty swallowing
- Difficult swallowing describes any type of trouble a person may have when trying to swallow food or liquids.
- Drowsiness is a state of decreased awareness or alertness associated with a desire or tendency to fall asleep.
ear pain
- Ear pain is any pain that occurs in any part of the inner, middle, or outer ear. This pain can be by itself or associated with other symptoms.
- Malaise is a general feeling of physical discomfort or uneasiness.
- Constipation is a condition in which a person's bowel movements become uncomfortable or less frequent than usual. Acute constipation begins suddenly and noticeably. Chronic constipation may begin slowly and last for months or years.
dry eye
- Some people do not produce enough tears to keep the front surface of the eye lubricated and comfortable. This condition is known as dry eye.
- Fatigue is a condition in which a person becomes weary or exhausted. It is usually caused by overdoing some physical activity. It can also occur after a long period of mental stress. In some cases, it may occur for no clear reason.
eye pain
- Eye pain refers to any discomfort in the area of the eye.
fever and children
- Fever is defined as a higher than normal body temperature. Normal temperature is 37 degrees Celsius (c).
- Dizziness is a term that is used to describe a wide range of symptoms. These include lightheadedness, faintness, confusion, spinning, and feeling giddy or unsteady.
oral thrush
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
- A chill is a sensation of cold. When chills occur at an unexpected time, they may be due to a fever-causing illness.
muscle cramp
neck pain
neck stiffness
- A stiff neck refers to a tightness or rigidity in the muscles supporting the neck. Nuchal rigidity refers to a stiffness that prevents bending of the neck and limits movement of the neck. Neck stiffness can be simply a mild discomfort and slight problem in moving the neck. Or it can be severe pain and the inability to move or bend the neck at all.
nonspecific back pain
- Hives are red, itchy welts on the skin that come and go over the course of minutes or hours. All types of hives can cause itching. They usually form on the skin but sometimes hives form in the soft tissue of the mouth, eyes and throat.
transient tic disorder
peptic ulcer disease
prostate cancer
PSA density
hydrocephalus in children
- Hydrocephalus is a condition involving the abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in and around the brain.
painful foot joints
genital irritation in females
- Genital irritation in females is any condition that causes discomfort in the female genitalia. The hymen or outer lips of the vagina and labia, the clitoris, and the vulva are parts of the external female genitalia. The internal female genitalia include the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
- Itching is an irritating sensation in the skin that makes a person want to scratch.
- Nausea is a feeling of queasiness in the stomach. It is usually associated with the feeling that one is going to throw up, or vomit.
noisy breathing in children
- Noisy breathing in children is a common condition, usually caused by a blockage in the air passages.
nose emergencies
- Any event involving severe loss of blood through the nose or the fracturing of bones in the nose is considered a nose emergency. Nose emergencies can also occur when an object is lodged in the nose preventing the person from breathing.
polycystic kidney disease
primary glomerulonephritis
mobility impairment
- Mobility impairment can include any or all of the following: inability to move about as easily as others limited movement of arms or legs decrease in strength or control of the muscles and bones abnormal or impaired co-ordination medical condition requiring bed rest What is the information for this topic? 
noisy breathing in adults
- Noisy breathing in adults is a common condition, usually caused by a blockage in the air passages.
polycythemia vera
paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
peripheral arterial disease
pulmonary edema
pulse rate
rapid heartbeat
rectal prolapse
selective mutism
Raynaud's phenomenon
pervasive developmental disorder
sexual dysfunction in women
ophthalmoplegic migraine
pulmonary embolus
posterior cruciate ligament injury
- This type of injury results from the tearing of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in its fibres or at its attachment to the femur or tibia.
pain medications
pelvic pain in males
painful urination
prostatitis, acute
panic disorder
paranoid personality disorder
post-traumatic stress disorder
placental insufficiency
physical exam schedule
shortness of breath
port wine stain
oral herpes
sore throat
oral hygiene
pelvic pain in females
placenta abruptio
polycystic ovarian syndrome
postpartum depression
premenstrual syndrome
vaginal bleeding between periods
vaginal discharge
vaginal dryness treatment
slow heartbeat
urinary incontinence
- Urinary incontinence is the uncontrollable loss of urine. The six main types of urinary incontinence are: urge incontinence, which is an urgent need to urinate followed by urine leakage stress incontinence, which is the leakage of urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects overflow incontinence, which occurs when small amounts of urine leak from a full bladder total incontinence, or a constant dripping of urine day and night psychological incontinence, which has an emotional rather than a physical cause mixed incontinence, which is a mixture of the causes listedWhat is going on in the body?
vaginal bleeding in pregnancy
swelling of the extremities
scrotal mass
- The term scrotal mass means that a distinct mass can be felt within the scrotum, as opposed to a general swelling of the scrotum.
swollen glands
- Vertigo is a type of dizziness or sensation of movement when none is actually occurring.
excessive thirst
- Excessive thirst is an abnormally strong desire to drink liquids. It can be related to an underlying medical condition.
flashes and floaters
- Floaters are spots or lines that seem to float in a person's field of vision. The affected person often sees these accompanied by flashes of light coming from the side of the eye.
- Hoarseness is a condition resulting in a rough or harsh sound to the voice.
hot flushes
- Hot flushes are the sensation of sudden flushing and sweating. This condition is felt by 75% of women going through the change of life, known as menopause. It may also affect women who have had their ovaries removed.
irritability in adults
- Irritability is a state of being overly sensitive to stimulation. Adults who are irritable may easily become impatient or angry.
oily skin and oily hair
- Some people have more active oil glands in the skin and notice that their skin and hair take on an oily sheen over the course of just a few minutes to hours after washing.
weight loss
- Weight loss is due to a person burning more kilojoules, or energy, than he or she takes in.
poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac dermatitis
urge incontinence
- Urge incontinence is an urgent desire to urinate followed by uncontrolled loss of urine.
- Wheezing describes a form of difficult, noisy breathing.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
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