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A to Z Symptom: Back Pain

Back pain is fairly common, and is often due to muscle strain or sprain. In students, wearing a heavy backpack is a common cause.

A to Z: Babesiosis

Learn about parasitic infections, tickborne illnesses, and conditions that affect the bloodstream and red blood cells.

A to Z: Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection in the vagina.

A to Z: Balanitis

Learn about conditions that affect the penis and foreskin.

A to Z: Balanoposthitis

Learn more about this inflammation of the foreskin and head of the penis.

A to Z: Barrett's Esophagus

Learn about complications of acid reflux and conditions that affect the esophagus and upper gastrointestinal tract.

A to Z: Bell's Palsy

Learn about complications of viral infections and conditions that can affect the face and nervous system.

A to Z: Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Learn about inherited disorders and conditions that can affect the joints and connective tissues.

A to Z: Beriberi

Learn about complications of poor nutrition and conditions that can affect the cardiovascular and nervous systems.

A to Z: Beta Thalassemia

Learn about genetic disorders and diseases and conditions that affect the blood.