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Labor and Delivery

Labor differs from woman to woman and from pregnancy to pregnancy, but common signs and symptoms can let you know when it is starting. Contractions that increase in strength and frequency are a sure sign you are in true labor. This video...

Labrum Tears

Labral tears are rare ruptures anywhere in the fibrocartilage around the rim of pelvis socket (acetabulum). The damage to the cartilage inside the socket of the hip joint makes your thighbone less stable inside the joint. The damage can ...

Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis is the inflammation of part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. The inflammation causes vertigo, hearing loss, and other symptoms.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is the main sugar in cow's milk. People who have difficulty digesting milk have lactose intolerance. The condition is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose into a form that can be used by the ...

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is when your body can’t break down or digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance happens when your small intestine does not make enough of a digestive enzyme called ...

Lactose Intolerance in Children

Lactose intolerance is when the body can’t easily break down or digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products.

Lambert-Eaton Syndrome

Lambert-Eaton syndrome is an autoimmune disorder affecting the areas where nerves and muscles connect. It causes weak muscles, trouble walking, and other symptoms.

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) in Children

Detailed information on Landau-Kleffner syndrome, including signs, diagnosis, and treatment

Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a condition that shows up during childhood, causing difficulties with speech and seizures. Children with LKS lose the ability to talk and understand speech. This loss is called aphasia. Many children ...

Language Disorders in Children

A language disorder in a child means he or she has trouble understanding words that he or she hears and reads. Or the child has trouble speaking with others and expressing thoughts and feelings.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix are removed. The surgery can be done in several ways, one of which is laparoscopically. This video takes a closer look ...

Large for Gestational Age

Large for gestational age is used to describe newborn babies who weigh more than the usual amount for the number of weeks of pregnancy. Babies are called large for gestational age if they weigh more than 9 in 10 babies of the same ...

Laryngeal Cancer

The larynx (voice box) is located at the top of the trachea (windpipe). The larynx contains the vocal cords. Vocal cords vibrate and allow us talk and sing. In cancer of the larynx (laryngeal cancer) malignant cells develop in the tissue...

Laryngeal Cancer: Overview

Laryngeal cancer starts in the voice box (larynx), which is located in your neck. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Laryngopharyngeal reflux is defined as injury to the throat (pharynx) or voice box (larynx) or symptoms caused by flow of stomach contents back up into the throat.

Lateral Collateral Ligament Tears

Tears to the lateral collateral ligament most often occur from a direct blow to the inside of the knee. This can stretch the ligaments on the outside of the near too far and may cause them to tear. This type of injury occurs in sports. ...

Latex Allergy

Symptoms of latex allergy include watery or itchy eyes, wheezing, hives, flushing or a skin rash, itching, or swelling.

LDL Apheresis

LDL refers to what is known as the "bad" cholesterol. The LDL apheresis procedure is like kidney dialysis. Blood is continually removed from a patient's vein and run through a machine that separates out the plasma. While the rest of the ...

Lead Poisoning

Detailed information on lead poisoning

Learning Disorders in Children

A learning disorder is when a child has trouble learning in certain school subjects. Your child may have problems with reading, math, or writing. Here's what you need to know, and how to help.

Left Bundle Branch Block

In left bundle branch block, there is a problem with the left branch of the electrical conduction system. The electrical signal can't travel down this path the way it normally would. The signal still gets to the left ventricle, but it is...

Leg Length Discrepancy

While many people have slight differences in the length of one leg compared to the other, a significant difference between the two legs can cause problems. Leg length discrepancies can disturb the way a person walks, how his or her spine...

Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease in Children

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (or Perthes disease) is a rare hip condition that affects children.

Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a type of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system. Epilepsy causes sudden, intense bursts of electrical activity in the brain. Patients with LGS experience many different types of seizures.

Leukemia

An estimated 27,000 new cases of leukemia are diagnosed annually. Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Bone marrow is the sponge-like material found inside the large bones in the body. Bone marrow makes white blood cells ...

Leukemia in Children

Leukemia is cancer of the blood. It’s the most common form of cancer in childhood. The cancer cells grow in bone marrow and go into the blood.

Lichen Planus

Lichen planus is a common disease that causes inflammation (swelling and irritation) on your skin or inside your mouth. On your skin, lichen planus causes a rash that is usually itchy. Inside your mouth, it may cause burning or soreness.

Lichen Sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is a long-term (chronic) skin condition. It causes the skin to become thin, white, and wrinkly.

Liposarcoma

A liposarcoma is a rare type of cancer that develops in your fatty tissue. This type of tumor can grow anywhere in your body. Common places include your abdomen, thigh, and behind your knee.

Lisfranc Joint Injury

A Lisfranc joint injury is a type of injury to the bones or ligaments in the middle part of your foot. In this type of injury, there also is usually damage to the cartilage covering these bones.

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