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)
Bad Breath (Halitosis) - Bad breath coming from the mouthBad Breath (Halitosis) - Causes
Bad Breath (Halitosis) - DiagnosisBad Breath (Halitosis) - Prevention
Bad Breath (Halitosis) - SymptomsBad Breath (Halitosis) - Treatment
Blood in UrineBreast Lumps
Breast PainBreathlessness/Breathing Difficulties
Chest PainCough
Coughing up Blood (Haemoptysis)Coughs and Colds in Children
Cramps in the LegDizziness
Dizziness - Causes of feeling faintDizziness - Causes of loss of balance
Dizziness - Causes of vertigo (dizziness with a spinning sensation)Dizziness - Seeing a doctor
Dizziness - TreatmentsDry Eyes
Dry MouthDyspareunia (Pain Having Sex)
Dyspepsia (Indigestion)Earache/Ear Pain and Other Ear Problems
Embarrassing ProblemsEpilepsy - Could it be?
Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence)Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - CausesExcessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - Self-help
Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) - TreatmentEye Problems
Faint/CollapseFever and Night Sweats
Fever/High Temperature in ChildrenFever/High Temperature in Children - Causes
Fever/High Temperature in Children - Meningitis and SepticaemiaFever/High Temperature in Children - Seeing a doctor
Fever/High Temperature in Children - SymptomsFever/High Temperature in Children - Tests
Fever/High Temperature in Children - TreatmentsGastritis
HeadacheHearing Problems
Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)Hiccups (Hiccoughs)
Hiccups (Hiccoughs) - Symptoms, Causes and DiagnosisHiccups (Hiccoughs) - Treatment and Complications
Infertility - a Basic UnderstandingInsomnia (Poor Sleep)
ItchingItchy Bottom (Pruritus Ani)
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Investigations
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Outlook (Prognosis)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Symptoms & Causes
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - TreatmentsJaundice
Jet LagJoint Pain
Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain)Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain) - Causes
Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain) - Symptoms and DiagnosisKnee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain) - Treatment
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in MenLower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women
LumpsMorning Sickness in Pregnancy
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
Palliative CarePalliative Care - How does it help?
Palliative Care - What is it?Palliative Care - Who provides it?
Pelvic Pain in WomenPeriod Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
Persistent RhinitisRectal Bleeding (Blood in Faeces)
Scrotal Lumps/Pain/SwellingSexually Transmitted Infections
Shoulder PainSkin Rashes
Sore ThroatSwollen Lymph Glands
TinnitusTinnitus - Causes
Tinnitus - DiagnosisTinnitus - Symptoms
Tinnitus - TreatmentTiredness (Fatigue)
Tiredness (Fatigue) - CausesTiredness (Fatigue) - Tests
Tiredness (Fatigue) - TreatmentsUrethritis 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