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A condition in which there is a mass of dilated, tortuous veins in the anorectum involving the venous plexuses of that area.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A syndrome that is probably a group of disorders that are characterized by a combination of abdominal pain and irregular pattern of defecation coupled with at least three of the following: altered stool form (hard or loose and watery), altered stool passage (straining or urgency or feeling of incomplete evacuation), passage of mucus and/or bloating or feeling abdominal distention.

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A common chronic disease of the skin consisting of red elevated areas on the skin which coalesce to form plaques with distinct borders. As the disease progresses and if it is untreated, a silvery, yellow-white scale develops. New lesions tend to appear at sites of trauma; they may appear in any location but frequently are on the scalp, knees, elbows, umbilicus and genitalia.

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Sports Injuries

Any of a number of conditions including concussions, sprains and strains, shoulder separations, hamstring injuries, knee ligament injuries, shin splints, foot and ankle injuries, bursitis, tendonitis, stress fractures or broken bones that occur in the context of playing a sport or engaging in other forms of recreation.

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An open sore or lesion on the skin or mucous membrane that is accompanied by sloughing of inflamed necrotic tissue. If the sore becomes infected, pus is discharged. Ulcers may appear in many places but are often found in the duodenum or the stomach.

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