Diseases and Conditions

Find doctor-approved information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of common diseases and conditions.

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  • Pseudogout

    Pseudogout is a type of arthritis that causes painful swelling in one or more of your joints. It can lead…

  • Peptic Ulcer Disease

    A peptic ulcer is a raw area in the stomach or near the top of the small intestine. The lining…

  • Pleurisy (Pleuritis)

    Pleurisy is a medical condition that affects the lining of your lungs and chest, which can become irritated with the…

  • Pica

    Pica is a compulsive eating disorder in which people eat nonfood items. Dirt, clay, and flaking paint are the most…

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease and Claudication

    Peripheral arterial disease is a blood flow problem in the arteries, especially the legs. Claudication is pain in the leg…

  • Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is cancer in one or both ovaries. Ovaries are small organs located on each side of a women’s…

  • Paraphimosis

    Paraphimosis is a serious condition that happens when the foreskin gets stuck behind the head of the penis and can’t…

  • Pancreatitis

    Pancreatitis is inflammation (swelling) of your pancreas. The pancreas is a gland near your stomach and liver. It makes digestive…

  • Osteochondritis Dissecans

    Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint problem. It occurs when an area of bone under a piece of cartilage in the…

  • Osteoarthritis

    Arthritis is swelling of the joints. It’s painful and can limit your movement. There are many kinds of arthritis. Osteoarthritis…

  • Nail Fungal Infections

    A nail infection is caused by a fungus. This infection can happen in toenails and fingernails. It is more common…

  • Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

    Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) is a mental illness. It is also a form of child abuse. It affects caregivers,…

  • Multiple Myeloma

    Multiple myeloma is a kind of cancer in the bone marrow. It is caused when your body makes too many…

  • Morning Sickness

    Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that some people have when they become pregnant. Morning sickness is very…

  • Mad Cow Disease

    Mad cow disease is the common name for a rare and deadly brain disease. The disease is spread by eating…

  • Jock Itch

    Jock itch is a fungal skin infection. It is caused by a fungus commonly found in gyms and locker rooms…

  • Mass Psychogenic Illness

    Mass psychogenic illness is when people in a group start feeling sick at the same time with no physical or…

  • Latex Allergy

    Natural rubber latex comes from a liquid in tropical rubber trees. The protein in this rubber can cause an allergic…

  • Hernia

    A hernia is a tear in your muscle or tissue that allows part of your insides to bulge out. Sometimes…

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. It describes a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine…