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A to Z Symptom: Belly Pain

Belly pain is common and, most of the time, doesn't have a serious cause.

A to Z: Abnormality of Gait (Gait Abnormality)

Abnormality of gait (or gait abnormality) is an unusual walking pattern or style.

A to Z: Abrasion

An abrasion is a minor scrape of the skin that can be treated easily with proper cleaning and care.

A to Z: Abscess

An abscess is a collection of pus that forms as part of the body's response to an infection.

A to Z: Abscess, Skin

A skin abscess forms when bacteria get under the skin.

A to Z: Abscess, Tooth

A tooth abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) that forms at the tip of the root of a tooth.

A to Z: Abuse, Physical

Physical abuse can be any kind of hitting, shaking, burning, pinching, biting, choking, throwing, beating, and other actions that cause physical injury, leave marks, or cause pain.

A to Z: Abuse, Psychological

Psychological abuse happens when yelling and anger go too far or when people caring for kids constantly criticize, threaten, or dismiss them until their feelings of self-worth are damaged.

A to Z: Abuse, Sexual

Sexual abuse is sexual contact with a child or any behavior that is meant to sexually arouse the abuser.

A to Z: Abuse, Substance

Substance abuse is when someone drinks alcohol or smokes or takes drugs in a way that could lead to health, legal, and other problems.