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  1. Abdominal birth defects

    During fetal development, the diaphragm or abdominal wall may fail to properly fuse, allowing the abdominal organs to protrude.

  2. Abdominal muscles

    The abdominal muscles support the trunk, allow movement and hold organs in place by regulating internal abdominal pressure.

  3. Abdominal pain in adults

    The type of pain felt in the abdomen can vary greatly.

  4. Abdominal pain in children

    Children may feel stomach pain for a range of reasons and may need treatment.

  5. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

    A 'tummy tuck', or abdominoplasty, is cosmetic surgery to remove fat and excess loose skin from the abdomen.

  6. Absent periods – amenorrhoea

    Some women are more at risk of amenorrhoea (the absence of periods) because of emotional stress or changes in weight.

  7. Achilles tendinopathy

    People who run regularly seem to be susceptible to Achilles tendonitis

  8. Acne

    Acne is common and can make people of all ages feel embarrassed, but treatments can help if acne is causing distress.

  9. Acoustic neuroma

    In its earlier stages, an acoustic neuroma can present similar symptoms to other, less serious conditions, which may delay diagnosis and treatment.

  10. Acquired brain injury

    The long-term effects of brain injury will be different for each person and can range from mild to profound.