Aches and pains
Abdominal pain, stomach cramps or sharp gut pain can have many causes. Learn about them and their treatment as well as when to see a doctor.
Back pain is common and affects most people at some point in their life. Learn about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
Chest pain is any sort of pain felt in your upper body, from your jaw and shoulders down to your ribs. It can be a symptom of a heart attack.
Chronic pain lasts for more than 3 months or beyond normal healing time. Learn more about its causes, living with, and managing chronic pain.
Groin pain or swelling
Get tips and advice on how to look after yourself if you are experiencing groin pain or swelling, and when to see your doctor.
Headache is a common health complaint, but most headaches are easily treated. Learn about the different types of headaches and pain-relief options.
Hip pain is very common. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, treatments and self-care options and when to seek medical attention.
Joint pain and swelling
Joint pain and swelling can affect any joint in the body, and is often accompanied by stiffness and aches. Find out how to relieve the pain.
Discover more about the causes of and risk factors for knee pain, as well as treatment options and how it's diagnosed.
Leg pain is any pain, ache or discomfort between your groin and ankle, and can be caused by many things from ulcers to sciatica. Find out about leg pa...
Muscle aches and pains
Muscular aches and pains are common, often caused by the unfamiliar use or overuse of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia.
Nerve pain (neuralgia)
Nerve pain can feel like a shooting, stabbing or burning sensation. You can be treated with pain relief medicines, exercise and alternative therapies....
Painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)
Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common, especially among young females, and the pain tends to ease as you get older. Learn more about the symptoms and ...
There's a range of pain-relief medicines for acute or chronic pain, including over-the-counter and prescription medication. All have possible side eff...
Painful sex for women
Experiencing pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common, but in some cases there is an underlying cause.
Paracetamol is for mild to moderate pain. Learn about how paracetamol works, the possible side effects and when you should not take it.
Penis injury, swelling or pain
Your penis may become swollen or inflamed if injured. Follow this self-care advice and find out how to relieve the symptoms.
Shoulder pain has many different causes. The pain may occur in the joint itself or in the many muscles, tendons and ligaments in the shoulders.
Sore throat (pharyngitis)
Pharyngitis is normally a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection and is common with a cold or flu. Here's how to care for a sore throat.