Cushing’s syndrome is a disease characterised by an excess of the hormone cortisol in the body. If it isn’t addressed, it can be serious. If you develop signs of Cushing’s syndrome, consult a doctor, especially if you’re on steroids.
Gastroparesis is a long-term (chronic) disorder in which the stomach is unable to empty properly. Food moves more slowly through the stomach than usual. If you have symptoms of gastroparesis, see your doctor. This is because it has the potential to produce catastrophic consequences (see symptoms section).
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STI). The condition can be spread via vaginal, anal, and oral intercourse. Treatment at a sexual health clinic may be beneficial. Symptoms usually go away on their own, although they can reappear.
Small fleshy growths, lumps, or skin abnormalities that occur on or around the genital or anal area are known as genital warts.
Growing pains are aches and pains that arise in the evening or night, mainly in the lower legs. Children aged three to twelve years old may be affected. If your child’s symptoms are especially severe or indicate that they may have another problem, consult your doctor (see ‘when to see a doctor’).
A hamstring injury occurs when the tendons or major muscles in the back of the leg are strained or torn. If you have worries about a hamstring injury, consult a doctor, especially if you fear it’s a significant injury, it’s not healing, or your symptoms are worsening.
Hip discomfort usually improves on its own with rest and over-the-counter pain relievers. If any of the symptoms indicated (under ‘when to visit your GP’) apply to you, see a doctor. On this page, we’ll go through some of the most prevalent reasons for hip discomfort.
Irritable hip is the most common cause of hip pain in youngsters, and it usually goes away on its own. However, it should be evaluated on a regular basis because it could be an indication of something more serious.
Hirsutism is a condition characterised by excessive hair growth in specific places of the body. It primarily affects females. It’s a rather typical occurrence. It may be uncomfortable or upsetting for some women to live with. Although it’s usually a long-term issue, there are a few therapies that can help keep it under control.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin disorder that causes pain. It leads to skin abscesses and scars. It’s unclear what causes hidradenitis Suppurativa. It commonly develops around sweat glands near hair follicles, such as in the groyne, buttocks, breasts, and armpits.
Joint pain is a frequent condition that can have a variety of causes. However, it’s frequently due to an injury or arthritis. Joint discomfort that worsens over time is frequently a marker of osteoarthritis in elderly adults. If you have persistent osteoarthritis symptoms, see a doctor.
Keratosis pilaris is a harmless skin disorder that causes little bumps to form on your skin. It might last a long time, but there are several things you can do to help your skin look better. Keratosis pilaris is usually treated without medical intervention.
Leg cramps are a common but typically innocuous ailment. Cramps occur when the muscles in your leg become tight and painful all of a sudden. The calf muscles are the most commonly affected, but they can affect any area of your leg, including your foot and thighs.
Myositis is a muscle disease that affects a small number of people. Myositis is a term that refers to muscular inflammation. Muscle weakness, uncomfortable or aching muscles, tripping or stumbling, and excessive weariness after walking or standing are the most common symptoms. You should see your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Muscular dystrophies (MD) are a collection of hereditary genetic diseases. MD causes muscular weakness over time. As a result, the amount of disability rises. If you or your child experiences signs of MD, visit a doctor (see the section on symptoms).
Lump | Lumps
Lipomas are fatty lumps that form beneath the skin. They’re normally safe and don’t require any treatment.
Lipoedema is a long-term disorder in which fat cells accumulate abnormally in the legs, thighs, and buttocks, as well as the arms. Lipoedema mostly affects women, however, it can also affect men in rare situations. If you’re experiencing lipoedema symptoms, visit a doctor.
Most women feel period pain as a regular component of their menstrual cycle. It commonly manifests as excruciating stomach pains that travel to the back and thighs. It can come in strong spasms at times, or it can be dull but consistent at other times.
Restricted growth (dwarfism)
Dwarfism, or restricted growth, is a condition in which a person’s height is abnormally small. The majority of people do not have any additional serious issues and are able to enjoy a pretty regular life with a typical lifespan.
A bacterial infection causes septic arthritis, which is the inflammation of a joint. Any joint can be affected, but knees and hips are the most frequent. It’s possible that more than one joint is impacted. After treatment, the majority of people recover. It can cause severe joint damage and is potentially life-threatening if not treated.
When someone purposefully harms or injures their own body, this is known as self-harm. It’s frequently a coping or expression mechanism for dealing with or expressing severe emotional discomfort.
Rashes in children are quite prevalent. The majority of rashes are harmless and go away on their own. If your child develops a rash and appears unwell, or if you’re concerned, contact a doctor or phone the GP out-of-hours service.
Although the advantages of sports and exercise much exceed the hazards, accidents can occur from time to time.
Sprains and strains
Sprains and strains
Symptoms Include: Pain | Swelling | Bruising | Reduced movement
Sprains and strains of the muscles and ligaments are common injuries. They can affect anyone, but they are more common in athletes. The majority of illnesses can be treated at home without the need to see a doctor.
Stretch marks | Skin lesions | Skin discolouration
Stretch marks are long, thin streaks that develop on the skin’s surface. They’re usually crimson or purple at first, then fade to a silvery-white colour. They’re especially frequent during pregnancy, puberty, or when a person gains a lot of weight quickly. They’re more prevalent in women, although they can happen to men as well.
Vulvodynia is severe pain in the vulva that persists for no apparent reason (the skin surrounding the entrance to the vagina). It can affect women of all ages, and it frequently occurs in otherwise healthy women. Vulvodynia can be a difficult condition to live with. If you experience recurrent vulval pain, see a doctor.