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- Abdominal birth defects
During fetal development, the diaphragm or abdominal wall may fail to properly fuse, allowing the abdominal organs to protrude.
- Abdominal muscles
The abdominal muscles support the trunk, allow movement and hold organs in place by regulating internal abdominal pressure.
- Abdominal pain in adults
The type of pain felt in the abdomen can vary greatly.
- Abdominal pain in children
Children may feel stomach pain for a range of reasons and may need treatment
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
A 'tummy tuck', or abdominoplasty, is cosmetic surgery to remove fat and excess loose skin from the abdomen.
- Absent periods – amenorrhoea
Some women are more at risk of amenorrhoea (the absence of periods) because of emotional stress or changes in weight.
- Achilles tendinopathy
People who run regularly seem to be susceptible to Achilles tendonitis
Acne is common and can make people of all ages feel embarrassed, but treatments can help if acne is causing distress.
- Acoustic neuroma
In its earlier stages, an acoustic neuroma can present similar symptoms to other, less serious conditions, which may delay diagnosis and treatment.
- Acquired brain injury
The long-term effects of brain injury will be different for each person and can range from mild to profound.