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26 Conditions E

Earache

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Temperature | Swelling | Discharge

 

Earache is a frequent complaint, especially among children. It can be alarming, but it’s usually caused by a little illness that clears up on its own in a few days. The most prevalent causes of earache are discussed on this page.

Early or delayed puberty

Symptoms Include:
Problems with sexual development

 

When a child reaches puberty, their bodies begin to develop and change in preparation for adulthood. There’s usually no need to be concerned if puberty doesn’t begin around the age of puberty (see below). If it starts before the age of eight or hasn’t started by the age of fourteen, consult your doctor.

Earwax build-up

Symptoms Include:
Hearing loss | Pain | Tinnitus | Itchiness

 

Earwax is created inside your ears to protect the ear canal’s lining by trapping dirt and keeping water out. It normally passes through the ears unnoticed. Too much can sometimes build up in the ears, causing them to become blocked.

 

Related Conditions:
Earache

Eating disorders

Symptoms Include:
Weight loss | Body image issues | Flawed self-image | Overeating

 

Both men and women are susceptible to eating disorders. People who suffer from an eating disorder are concerned about what they consume. Food has the power to control their lives and prevent people from making decisions about what and how much they consume. Your doctor and professional services can help you with an eating disorder.

 

Related Conditions:
Mental health conditions

Ebola virus disease

Symptoms Include:
Temperature | Headache | Muscle ache | Joint pain | Fatigue

 

The Ebola virus causes an uncommon but deadly disease called Ebola. It is not an airborne disease and can only be spread through physical contact with infected people, their blood, or bodily fluids, or through contact with contaminated objects.

Ectopic pregnancy

Symptoms Include:
Late period | Pain | Blood | Dizziness

 

When a pregnancy develops outside of the uterus (womb), it is known as an ectopic pregnancy. Usually, this occurs in one of the fallopian tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus. Because an ectopic pregnancy can be dangerous, it’s critical to get medical help as soon as possible.

Ectropion

Symptoms Include:
Drooping eyelids | Red eye | Watering eye | Pain

 

Ectropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid droops and turns outwards away from the eye. It’s usually not serious, although it can be bothersome. If you think you have ectropion, you should see your doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Eyelid problems

Eczema (atopic)

Symptoms Include:
Rash | Itch | Pain

 

The most prevalent type of eczema is atopic (allergy-related) eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. It is primarily a problem for children, although it can also impact adults.

 

Related Conditions:
Allergies | Atopic dermatitis

Ejaculation problems

Symptoms Include:
Ejaculation problems

 

Ejaculation issues are a prevalent sexual issue among men. If you’re having trouble ejaculating, consult a doctor, who will discuss the issue with you. They may perform a physical examination or send you to a specialist.

 

Related Conditions:
Penis problems

Embolism

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Pale | Absent pulse | Muscle weakness

 

A foreign body, such as a blood clot, causes an embolism, which is a blockage in an artery. Because the blood supply to that region of the body is cut off, it loses some or all of its function. If you or someone else has an embolism, call 999 immediately.

Empyema

Symptoms Include:
Temperature | Night sweats | Weakness | Shortness of breath

 

The medical name for pus pockets that have formed inside a bodily cavity is empyema (space). They can form if a bacterial infection is left untreated or if it does not respond to treatment completely. Empyema is a dangerous condition that necessitates immediate medical attention (see symptoms below).

Encephalitis

Symptoms Include:
Temperature | Headache | Sensory confusion

 

Inflammation of the brain caused by encephalitis is a rare but deadly disorder. It can be life-threatening and necessitates immediate hospitalisation (see symptoms of encephalitis). Anyone can be harmed, but the very young and elderly are the most vulnerable.

End of life care and palliative care

 

You have the right to quality treatment if you are nearing the end of your life. You have the right to express your preferences for where you want to be cared for and where you want to die. See the links for information on end-of-life and palliative care.

Endocarditis

Symptoms Include:
Temperature | Night sweats | Weakness | Shortness of breath

 

Endocarditis is an infection of the heart’s inner lining that can be deadly (the endocardium). If you acquire any of the symptoms listed, contact a doctor as soon as possible. See also the section on when to seek emergency medical help.

Endometriosis

Symptoms Include:
Painful periods | Heavy periods | Painful sex | Bleeding between periods

 

Endometriosis is a common condition in which endometrial deposits (small portions of the womb lining) are located outside the womb. Endometriosis is more common in women between the ages of 30 and 40.

 

Related Conditions:
Period pain

Epidermolysis bullosa

Symptoms Include:
Blistering | Pain

 

Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) refers to a category of rare inherited skin conditions in which the skin becomes extremely brittle. Blisters can be caused by any type of damage or friction to the skin.

Epiglottitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Difficulty swallowing | Shortness of breath | Temperature

 

Epiglottitis is a condition in which the epiglottis becomes inflamed and swells. It’s usually caused by an infection, although it can also be caused by a throat injury. Epiglottitis is a serious medical condition. If you or your child gets epiglottitis, call 999 for an ambulance (see symptoms section).

Epilepsy

Symptoms Include:
Fits | Passed out | Mood change | Twitches

 

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes seizures (fits) in the brain. Seizures and the symptoms they induce range from one person to the next. Epilepsy can strike at any age, but it is most common in children.

Erectile dysfunction (impotence)

Symptoms Include:
Erection problems

 

Impotence (issues with erection) is fairly prevalent. It grows more common as males age, especially among those over 40. It might be an unpleasant condition, but it usually goes away on its own. If it continues, you should consult a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Penis problems

Erythema multiforme

Symptoms Include:
Rash | Itch | Temperature | Headache

 

Erythema multiforme is a modest skin reaction that is usually triggered by an infection or by the use of certain medications. It usually lasts only a few weeks. A severe type of Erythema multiforme, Erythema multiforme major, can be fatal. Erythema multiforme primarily affects people under the age of 40. If you suspect you have erythema multiforme, see a doctor as soon as possible.

Erythema nodosum

Symptoms Include:
Rash | Skin lesions | Lumps | Pain

 

Painful, red, spherical lumps form on the shins in an Erythema nodosum patient. It can strike anyone at any age and in both sexes. It is more common in women, especially those between the ages of 20 and 30. It normally goes away on its own, but it could indicate something more serious.

Essential tremor

Symptoms Include:
Twitches | Tremors

 

An essential tremor is an involuntary shaking or trembling of a body part. It is more severe than a ‘normal tremor,’ and it worsens with time. If you have regular or severe tremors, you should see a doctor. This is so that your symptoms can be investigated thoroughly.

Exophthalmos (bulging eyes)

Symptoms Include:
Bulging eyes

 

Exophthalmos, often called proptosis, is a medical term for a projecting or bulging eyeball or eyeballs. Thyroid eye illness is the most common cause. If you discover that one or both of your eyes are bulging, see your doctor or an optometrist (optician).

Eye cancer

Symptoms Include:
Reduced eyesight | Blurred vision | Swelling | Discolouration

 

The eyes can be affected by a variety of cancers. Eye cancer may go undetected for years and only be discovered during a routine eye exam. Other eye conditions can cause the symptoms listed, so it’s critical to get them checked as soon as possible.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Eye injuries

 

Minor irritation or injury to the front of the eye does not generally require treatment and will go away within 24 hours. If you’re worried about your injuries or it hasn’t improved in 24 hours, see your optician or doctor. A more serious injury necessitates medical attention right away.

Eyelid problems

 

Eyelid issues are prevalent, but they are rarely significant. If you’re concerned, see your doctor. If you feel discomfort in or around your eye, or if you have any new, unexpected vision loss, contact a GP or GP out-of-hours service right away, or go to your nearest emergency department.
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