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Vaginitis in Teens

Vaginitis is any inflammation or infection of the vagina. It is a common problem in girls and women of all ages.

Varicoceles in Children

A varicocele is when veins in the scrotum have become large and swollen (dilated). The condition is like varicose veins that occur in the legs.

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is caused by decreased blood flow to brain tissue causing signs of dementia.

Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas

Hemangiomas are growths of blood vessels. They’re also called birthmarks. But they often can't be seen at birth. They usually form in the first few weeks of life.

Vasovagal Syncope

Vasovagal syncope is a condition that leads to fainting in some people. It is the most common cause of fainting and is usually thought of as benign.

Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, that affects your heart’s ventricles.

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a congenital heart defect. This means that your baby is born with it. A VSD is an opening or hole in the dividing wall (septum) between the 2 lower chambers of the heart (right and left ventricles). ...

Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

Ventricular tachycardia is a fast, abnormal heart rate that begins in the lower chambers of the heart. It can become life-threatening if it lasts more than a few seconds.

Vertebrae of the Spine

The adult spine is made up of approximately 24 bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other from the bottom of the skull to the pelvis. Each vertebra is composed of several parts that act as a whole to surround and protect the spinal ...

Very Low Birth Weight

Very low birth weight is a term used to describe babies who are born weighing less than 3 pounds, 4 ounces. It is very rare that babies are born this tiny. Only about 1 in 100 babies born in the U.S. are very low birth weight.

Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) in Children

Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is a condition where urine in the bladder flows in the wrong direction. It goes up into the tubes (ureters) that lead to the kidneys.

Vestibular Balance Disorder

Dizziness and vertigo are classic symptoms of a vestibular balance disorder. Balance disorders can strike at any age, but are most common as you get older.

Viral Gastroenteritis

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of your gastrointestinal tract. It can cause diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms. In most otherwise healthy adults, it usually runs its course in a few days. The biggest risk is dehydration.

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are illnesses caused by several types of viruses. Some of these viruses cause mild illness. Many others lead to life-threatening diseases with no known cures. One of the best known of this group is the ...

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia

Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia is a condition in which your body does not have enough healthy red blood cells, due to a lack (deficiency) of vitamin B12. This vitamin is needed to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all parts of ...

Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding in the Newborn

Vitamin K deficiency bleeding is a problem that occurs in some newborns. It happens during the first few days of life. This condition used to be called hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.

Vocal Cord Disorders

The vocal cords (also called vocal folds) are 2 bands of smooth muscle tissue found in the larynx (voice box). The larynx is set in the neck at the top of the trachea (windpipe). The vocal cords vibrate and air passes through the cords ...

Voice Disorders

A voice disorder is when a person has a problem with pitch, volume, tone, and other qualities of this or her voice. These problems occur when the vocal cords don't vibrate normally.

Von Willebrand Disease (VWD)

Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an inherited disorder that affects the blood's ability to clot.

Vulvitis

Vulvitis is inflammation of the soft folds of skin outside the vagina.

Vulvitis in Teens

Vulvitis is an inflammation of the vulva. The vulva is the outer part of the female reproductive system.

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