Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain, also called a stomach ache, is pain typically located under the rib cage and above the pelvic region. An inflammation that affects the intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, liver or pancreas can cause abdominal pain.

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Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, also commonly referred to as GERD (gastrointestinal reflux disease) or heartburn, is a gastrointestinal condition that is characterized by a burning sensation behind the breastbone that starts after eating.

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Acne

Acne is a skin condition that develops when hair follicles are blocked with oil or dead skin cells. It can cause other skin conditions such as blackheads, pimples or whiteheads.

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ADHD and ADD

ADHD is a medical condition named attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder that impacts a person’s ability to pay attention, finish tasks and sit still. ADD is a type of ADHD called attention-deficit disorder.

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Alcoholism (Alcohol Use Disorder)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, alcohol abuse or alcohol dependency, is a condition that is characterized by the unhealthy drinking habits. Alcohol use disorder can range from mild to severe.

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Anxiety Disorders

Any disorder that could cause apprehension, fear, nervousness or worry could be considered anxiety. Day-to-day anxiousness associated with activities that you may not be used to doing are normal fears.

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Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that occurs when the airways become inflamed, making it difficult to breathe. Although asthma can’t be cured, symptoms can be managed so you can live a full life.

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH, more commonly referred to as an enlarged prostate, is a common urological condition that causes trouble with urination.

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Blood in Stool

Blood found in your feces (stool), on toilet paper or in the toilet after a bowel movement is often times is harmless, but can signal a serious health condition. Blood in your stool is also sometimes discovered in routine diagnostic tests.

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Bronchitis

Bronchitis occurs when bronchial tubes inside your lungs become inflamed, making it difficult to breathe. Acute bronchitis is referred to as a “chest cold” due to the breathing and chest pain that accompany or follow cold symptoms.

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Bruise or Hematoma

"A bruise, also known as a contusion, occurs when the small veins and capillaries under the skin break. Typically after trauma, such as a blow to the body. A hematoma is a collection (or pooling) of blood outside the blood vessel."

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Bug (Insect) Bites and Stings

Bites or stings from insects or bees are very common and usually harmless. In some cases, an insect bite or sting can cause an allergic reaction or transmit diseases to a human.

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Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, is a digestive disease that is characterized by digestive distress when consuming food that contains gluten. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disease, is the most severe case of gluten intolerance.

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Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Chicken pox is a rare, highly contagious viral infection that causes itchy blisters all over the body. If you have the disease, you are contagious as soon as two days before the bumps appear until all the bumps on the body have scabbed over.

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Cold Sore (Fever Blister)

A cold sore, also known as oral herpes or a fever blister, is a small blister on or near your lips and mouth caused by a viral infection. Once infected, cold sores will remain dormant inside nerve cells and activate periodically throughout your life.

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Common Cold (Upper Respiratory Infection)

The common cold, also known as an upper respiratory infection, is a virus that infects the upper respiratory tract – your nose, mouth and throat. They are typically self-diagnosable, self-treatable and resolve within a few days or as long as a few weeks.

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Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common digestive disease issues that affects more than 15 percent of the population annually. Constipation is characterized by the inability to have a bowel movement or having fewer than three in a week.

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Cuts and Scrapes

Cuts, scratches and scrapes are minor skin wounds like a small puncture or skinned knee that may or may not draw blood. Anytime your skin is broken, whether it bleeds or not, there is a risk for infection.

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Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that impacts more than 6 percent of the American population each year. It is characterized by extreme fatigue, sadness, feelings of loneliness and in severe cases, suicidal thoughts.

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Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is characterized by loose, watery stools. Most people get diarrhea once or more each year. If left untreated, diarrhea can lead to dehydration and can be life-threatening.

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Ear Infection

An ear infection is an inflammation and/or fluid buildup in the Eustachian tubes that connect your throat to your eardrums. An ear infection often occurs during a cold or throat infection when germs enter the middle ear and start growing.

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Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Eczema is a chronic condition is characterized by red, itchy skin that is caused by inflammation. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema.

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Swelling (Edema)

Swelling is the body’s reaction to an injury or other disease. Swelling occurs when a body part increases in size or if there is a buildup of fluid in the organs, skin or other parts of the body. Swelling in the tissue alone is called edema.

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Flu

The flu is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory tract, including your nose, throat and lungs. The flu is like a common cold, but symptoms are much worse. The flu typically doesn't cause vomiting or diarrhea, a common misconception.

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Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is a STD (sexually transmitted disease) that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). If infected, you can develop sores on your genitals, rectum, buttocks or thighs.

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Genital Warts

A genital wart is a sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Genital warts appear around the genitals or anus.

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Headaches

A headache is pain in the head or neck. Because the brain does not have nerves, the pain comes from the tissues around the skull or brain. A migraine is a recurrent, pounding headache that typically affects one side of the head.

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Hematuria (Blood in Urine)

Hematuria is a medical condition when blood is found in the urine. Some patients will be able to see the blood in the urine while others may only find the condition during a physical exam.

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Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that occurs when patients have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, wake up too early in the morning or are not able to go back to sleep.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What is irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive diseases disorder that affects the large intestine of the digestive track that is characterized by chronic abdominal symptoms. While irritable bowel syndrome is not life-threatening, if left untreated it can lead to hemorrhoids, mood disorders and impact quality of life for anyone who suffers from it.Irritable bowel syndrome affects about 10 – 15 percent of the worldwide population.

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Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are hard mineral material that forms in the kidney or bladder. Kidney stones form when urine becomes concentrated and minerals in the urine stick together and crystallize.

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Laryngitis

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the vocal cords in your larynx. Acute laryngitis is temporary swelling and irritation, while chronic laryngitis is persistent and often recurring, which can lead to vocal damage.

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Minor (First-Degree) Burns

A minor (or first-degree) burn is one of the most common injuries. It is characterized by mild to moderate skin damage.

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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum (molluscum) is a viral infection resulting in benign, painless skin lesions on the body. Although molluscum can develop on any area of the skin, it typically presents on the legs, arms, abdomen, genital area, neck or face.

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Mononucleosis (Mono)

Mononucleosis, or mono, is a contagious viral infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that is frequently referred to as kissing disease or glandular fever.

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Nausea

Nausea is a common symptom of many medical conditions recognized by feeling sick to the stomach or a sensation of wanting to vomit.

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Nicotine Dependence (Tobacco Addiction)

People who become addicted to nicotine, the main addictive chemical in tobacco, suffer from tobacco addiction.

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Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition where the body stores an excessive amount of body fat. If you have a BMI over 30, you are considered obese.

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Overactive Bladder (OAB)

An overactive bladder is a medical condition that is caused by abrupt, involuntary muscle contraction in the urinary bladder wall. As the muscle contracts, you may feel an urgent need to urinate that is hard to suppress.

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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)

Pink eye, also commonly known as conjunctivitis, occurs when the surface of your eyeball and inner lining of your eyelid become inflamed. Bacteria, viruses, allergies, irritants and other underlying infectious or noninfectious diseases can cause pink eye.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection causing inflammation of the air sacs in your lungs, which become filled with fluid and make it difficult to breathe. It most commonly affects the elderly when their immune system is weakened from another condition or infection.

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Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac are plants that can cause an itchy skin rash. The rash is caused by urushiol, an oil in the plants. If you are allergic to any of these plants, you may develop an itchy, blistering rash after contact.

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Prostatitis (Prostate Inflammation)

Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland that is typically caused by an infection. Symptoms of prostatitis include painful or difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, fever, chills, body aches and/or painful ejaculation.

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Ringworm

Ringworm is a contagious fungal skin infection, named after its unique ring-shaped appearance. Ringworm is most common on your torso, scalp, groin or feet. Jock itch (in the groin) and athlete’s foot are both types of ringworm.

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

Shingles, also commonly known as herpes zoster, is a viral skin infection typically presenting on one side of the face or body as a painful rash.

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Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus cavities surrounding your forehead, cheekbones and nose, leading to blockage. Sinusitis is more commonly referred to as a sinus infection, but the presence of inflammation doesn’t necessarily indicate an infection.

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Skin Abscess (Boil)

A skin abscess is a tender spot on the skin that is typically filled with pus, bacteria and other debris. Skin abscesses can develop anywhere on the body but most frequently appear around the armpits, groin, anus and vagina.

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Staph Infection

Staph infection, also commonly called staph, is a contagious bacterial infection that typically starts on the skin or in the nose. If staph spreads to your bloodstream, it can have severe consequences.

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Strep Throat

Strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection in your throat and tonsils. It differs from other types of pharyngitis, or sore throat, that are caused by viral infection.

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Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is inflammation and contagious infection of your tonsils, which are located on each side in the back of your throat. Tonsils are an integral part of the lymphatic system that help clear infection and keep body fluids in balance.

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Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious bacterial infection in your lungs. Bacteria is transmitted from person to person via the air after an infected person sneezes or coughs.

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Urinary Incontinence (Bladder Control)

Urinary incontinence is defined as the loss of bladder control in men and women. Some people have mild urinary incontinence, where they leak urine when they sneeze, while others have sudden urges to urinate and are not able to get to the bathroom in time.

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

A urinary tract infection, commonly referred to as an UTI, is an infection in the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Most urinary tract infections are in the urethra or bladder and are caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses.

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Vomiting

Vomiting, also known as throwing up, is forceful emptying of the stomach out of the mouth. Vomiting is almost always a symptom of an underlying condition. To treat the vomiting, your doctor will need to identify the cause.

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Warts

"Warts are a skin condition, characterized by rough, small, skin-colored growths, caused by HPV that infects the top layer of skin. Warts are contagious and can be spread by contact with someone who has a wart or something that touched the wart."

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Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection, named after its most notable symptom, a “whoop” sound when coughing. Whooping cough most commonly affects young children who have not yet finished the full course of vaccinations.

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