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Goiter Goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland in the front of the neck. Associated with the overproduction or underproduction of thyroid hormones. What to look for swelling at the base of the neck If you have an overactive thyroid gland, you may also experience weight loss despite...

Glaucoma This is a condition where the pressure of the fluid in the eyeball builds up. What to look for Teary, aching eyes, blurred vision, occasional headaches. A sudden onset of severe throbbing pain, headaches, blurred vision, redness in the eye, dilated pupils, and sometimes nausea and vomiting. In infants,...

German Measles A common mild viral infection which occurs mainly in children. What to look for A child with German measles may not look or act sick, but symptoms may include: swollen glands. rash on the face and the neck; it spreads to the trunk and limbs loss of appetite, irritability,...

Genital Warts What to look for painless flesh-coloured or white growths on the vulva, anus, or penis that may develop a cauliflower-like appearance. growths that are itchy or mildly sore. sometimes there are no symptoms Women who are pregnant and people with weak immune systems are more susceptible to this...

Genital Herpes Genital Herpes is a highly contagious, sexually transmitted disease caused by a viral infection. What to look for numbness, tingling, itching or burning in the genitals. burning sensation while urinating or having intercourse. painful or frequent urination watery blisters in the genital area. This is a very common and highly...

Gastritis This is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. What to look for Some people do not have symptoms but if they do the symptoms are usually:- upper abdominal pain. nausea. vomiting. diarrhoea. loss of appetite. Gastritis is a general medical term for inflammation of the stomach lining. Attacks of acute (meaning that...

Gallstones Gallstones are hard, round lumps of solid material usually composed of either cholesterol or bile. What to look for severe pain indigestion. fever. severe nausea and vomiting. jaundice. Gallstones develop in the gall bladder (a small, organ that stores bile which a digestive juice produced by the liver. The stones may be...

Food Poisoning This is an illness caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria, toxins or chemicals. What to look for Usually, food poisoning causes some combination of nausea, ABDOMINAL_PAIN, vomiting, and diarrhoea that may or may not be bloody, sometimes with other symptoms. If you eat food contaminated by...

Epilepsy Epilepsy is a chronic disease of the nervous system characterised by fits or seizures. What to look for Seizures (episodes of abnormal mental or muscular activity) are the basic indicator of epilepsy. They vary widely… Staring straight ahead and lapsing into complete immobility for a few seconds. Loss of...

Emphysema A Serious lung disease where the alveoli and the narrow passages leading to these air sacs become permanently swollen with air. What to look for Typical symptoms of emphysema include: breathlessness, worsening over the years. a chronic, mild cough, sometimes accompanied by a small amount of phlegm brought on...

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