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  1. Back pain

    Back pain is common. Some people will develop back pain that is persistent (lasts more than three months). There are many things that you can do to live well with back pain.

  2. Back pain in children

    Children with back pain may grow into adults with chronic bad backs, so it is important to encourage sensible back care.

  3. Back pain – disc problems

    Most disc problems resolve without specific treatment.

  4. Bacterial vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is caused by an imbalance of the bacteria normally present in the vagina. Includes causes, symptoms, transmission, treatments, prevention and where to get help.

  5. Baker's cyst

    Baker's cysts of the knee don't always require active treatment and sometimes will only require observation by the treating doctor.

  6. Barium tests

    Barium tests are used to examine conditions of the digestive tract such as reflux, narrowing or ulceration.

  7. Barmah Forest virus infection

    Barmah Forest virus (BFV) disease can cause joint inflammation and pain, fatigue and a rash of variable appearance. A full recovery can be expected. Most people recover completely within six months, although some people have intermittent symptoms for longer.

  8. Barrett's oesophagus

    Symptoms of Barrett's oesophagus are similar to regular heartburn, which means many people don't seek treatment until their condition is quite advanced.

  9. Bedbugs

    Bedbugs have highly developed mouth parts that can pierce skin.

  10. Bedwetting

    Bedwetting is a problem for many children and punishing them for it will only add to their distress.