Health Information by category Symptoms

In this section you can find information on the symptom you are experiencing, for example abdominal pain, headache, breathlessness and leg cramps. Our doctor-authored leaflets explain the symptom, the kind of people who might experience it, what investigations are commonly done to make a diagnosis and which conditions may be responsible for causing that symptom. You can then follow the links provided to read more about specific possible causes of your symptom. There is also information about what you should do when you have that symptom - for example "Should I call an ambulance if I have severe shortness of breath?". If you just need a bit more confidence to manage a symptom at home, for example "How do I treat my cough?" then our information will help you.

Abdominal PainAcute Diarrhoea in Adults
Acute Diarrhoea in ChildrenBad Breath (Halitosis)
Blood in UrineBreast Lumps
Breast PainBreathlessness/Breathing Difficulties
Chest PainCough
Coughing up Blood (Haemoptysis)Coughs and Colds in Children
Cramps in the LegDizziness
Dry EyesDry Mouth
Dyspareunia (Pain Having Sex)Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
Earache/Ear Pain and Other Ear ProblemsEmbarrassing Problems
Epilepsy - Could it be?Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)Eye Problems
Faint/CollapseFever and Night Sweats
Fever/High Temperature in ChildrenGastritis
HeadacheHearing Problems
Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)Hiccups (Hiccoughs)
Infertility - a Basic UnderstandingInsomnia (Poor Sleep)
ItchingItchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)Jaundice
Jet LagJoint Pain
Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain)Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in WomenLumps
Muscle WeaknessNasal Congestion
Nausea and VomitingNeuropathic Pain
Nonspecific Lower Back Pain in AdultsNonspecific Neck Pain
Nosebleed (Epistaxis)Numbness/Pins and Needles
Oedema (Swelling)Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Diary
Pelvic Pain in WomenPeriod Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
Pregnancy - Morning SicknessRectal Bleeding (Blood in Faeces)
Rhinitis - PersistentScrotal Lumps/Pain/Swelling
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsShoulder Pain
Skin RashesSore Throat
Swollen Lymph GlandsTinnitus
Tiredness (Fatigue)Urethritis and Urethral Discharge in Men
Urinary IncontinenceVaginal Discharge and Vaginal Bleeding
Vaginal Dryness (Atrophic Vaginitis)Viral Rashes
Visual ProblemsVomiting Blood (Haematemesis)
Weight Loss (Unintentional)Wind/Gas/Bloating