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Knee injuries

There are two general kinds of knee problems: mechanical and inflammatory. Find out more about knee injuries as a result of accidents or illness.

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Blocked tear duct

A blocked tear duct will prevent tears from draining properly, causing watery and irritated eyes. Learn what causes blocked tear ducts and about treatment.

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Aortic dissection

Aortic dissection is a rare but serious condition where there is a tear in the innermost wall of the aorta — the largest artery in the body.

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Rotator cuff injury

Rotator cuff injury is caused by a strain or tear in the muscles or tendons of your shoulder. Learn more about they symptoms and how to treat it.

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Dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that happens when your eyes don’t produce enough tears.

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Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a small tear or split in the skin that lines the anus. Learn what causes anal fissures and how to prevent them.

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Subdural haematoma

A subdural haematoma is a tear of a blood vessel between the surface of the brain and a layer covering the brain, usually caused by a blow to the head.

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Surgery for tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is caused by wear and tear of the tendons on the outside of your elbow. 9 in 10 people heal within a year without any treatment. The main benefit of surgery is to get relief from the symptoms more quickly.

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Anal injury

Injuries to the anal region can be the result of changes in bowel function or sexual activity. Learn when to seek urgent medical attention and how to relieve any pain.

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Itchy anus (pruritus ani)

An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. Read about causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.

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Eye floaters

Small specks, cobweb-like strands or clouds that move across your vision are called eye floaters.

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