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Amenorrhea in Teens

Amenorrhea is when a girl's menstrual bleeding (period) doesn't occur.

Ampullary Cancer

Detailed information about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of ampullary cancer.

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a condition in which too much of a particular protein (amyloid) collects in the organs, so that they are not able to work normally. Amyloidosis can affect the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system, stomach or ...

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neurological disorder that causes progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain. It is often referred to as Lou Gehrig disease.

Anal Cancer

The anus is the opening of the rectum where waste material passes out of the body. In anal cancer, malignant cells (cancerous cells) are found in the anus.

Anal Cancer Overview

The anus is the last part of the digestive tract. Most anal cancers start in the cells that make the inside lining of the anus. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a small, painful tear in the lining of the anus. Anal fissures may hurt and bleed during or after a bowel movement, but about 90% heal without surgery.

Anal Fissures

Several muscles encircle the anal canal and work together to control bowel movements. The inner muscle, just beneath the lining of the anal canal, is called the internal (involuntary) anal sphincter. This muscle is usually covered by ...

Anal Fistula

An anal fistula is an abnormal opening in the skin near the anus. It leads to the inside of the anal canal in the colon.

Analgesic Nephropathy

Taking one or a mix of painkiller medicines daily over a long time may cause chronic kidney problems. This is called analgesic nephropathy. Painkillers that combine 2 or more medicines (such as, aspirin and acetaminophen together) with ...

Anaphylaxis in Children

Anaphylaxis is a severe and sometimes life-threatening reaction to an allergen. An allergen is something that your child is allergic to. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency. Your child can have a reaction within seconds or as long as an ...

Anaplasmosis

Anaplasmosis is an illness caused by bacteria that’s spread by ticks. The bacteria are called Anaplasma phagocytophilum. The illness causes fever, muscle aches, and other symptoms.

Anastomotic Leak After Gastric Bypass Surgery

One risk of gastric bypass surgery is that the anastomosis, the new connection created in your intestines during the bypass surgery, will leak. Leaking of digestive juices and partially digested food through an anastomosis is one of the ...

Anastomotic Stenosis (Stricture) After Gastric Bypass Surgery

After gastric bypass surgery for weight loss, the new connection between the stomach pouch and the small intestine may narrow. This is called an anastomotic stenosis. It’s also known as a stricture.

Anastomotic Stenosis (Stricture) After Gastric Bypass Surgery

After gastric bypass surgery for weight loss, the new connection between the stomach pouch and the small intestine may narrow. This is called an anastomotic stenosis. It’s also known as a stricture.

Anatomy of the Spine

The human spine is a complex anatomic structure that is the scaffolding for the entire body. It provides several important functions, including protection the spinal cord and nerves, and structural support for the body, allowing us to ...

Anemia in Children

Anemia is a common problem in children. A child who has anemia does not have enough red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a type of protein that allows red blood cells to carry oxygen to other cells in the body.

Anemia in Pregnancy

Anemia is when your blood has too few red blood cells. Having too few red blood cells makes it harder for your blood to carry oxygen or iron. This can affect how cells work in nerves and muscles. During pregnancy, your baby also needs ...

Anemia Overview

Anemia is a common blood disorder. It occurs when you have fewer red blood cells than normal, or not enough hemoglobin in your blood. Here's what you need to know about this condition.

Anemia Overview

Anemia is a common blood disorder. It occurs when you have fewer red blood cells than normal, or not enough hemoglobin in your blood. Here's what you need to know about this condition.

Anencephaly in Children

Anencephaly is a birth defect that affects the brain and skull bones. With this condition, the brain is not fully formed. It often lacks part or all of the cerebrum.

Aneurysm

An aneurysm is a bulging, weak area in the wall of a blood vessel. An aneurysm may occur in any blood vessel, but most often develops in an artery rather than a vein.

Aneurysmal Bone Cysts (ABCs)

Most common to children and adolescents, these spinal tumors cause pain and swelling, and can be large and vascular (numerous blood vessels).

Angina Pectoris

Angina pectoris - or simply angina - is chest pain or discomfort that keeps coming back. It happens when some part of your heart does not get enough blood and oxygen.

Angina Pectoris

Angina pectoris - or simply angina - is chest pain or discomfort that keeps coming back. It happens when some part of your heart does not get enough blood and oxygen.

Angiogenesis Inhibitors

Cancerous tumors need a good blood supply to grow and spread. Fueling this growth is the cancer's ability to create new blood vessels to provide itself with oxygen and nutrients. Angiogenesis inhibitors are unique cancer-fighting drugs ...

Angioplasty and Stenting

Coronary angioplasty is a nonsurgical treatment for blocked or narrowed passages in one or more of the coronary arteries. This procedure allows a normal supply of blood to flow through the heart muscle.

Aniridia

Aniridia is a serious and rare eye disorder in which the iris is partly or completely gone.

Ankle Dislocation

A joint dislocation is when there is an abnormal separation between the bones of a joint. When this happens in your ankle joint, it's known as an ankle dislocation. It is a severe injury.

Ankle Fractures

While we tend to talk about the ankle as if it were a single joint, it is actually two joints. The portion that we usually mean when we refer to the ankle is called the true ankle joint. It is the coming together of three bones: the ...

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