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Disorders of sex development

Disorders of sex development (DSDs) are a group of rare conditions where the reproductive organs and genitals don't develop as expected.

Dog bites

Serious animal and human bites can get infected if they're not checked and treated quickly.

DXA scan

A DEXA scan is a special type of X-ray that measures bone mineral density (BMD).

Delirium (acute confusion)

Being in a state of confusionmeans not being able to think clearly or quickly, feeling disorientated, and struggling to pay attention, make decisions, or remember things.


Dandruff is a common skin condition that causes white or grey flakes of skin to appear onthe scalp and in the hair.


Deafblindness is a combination of sight and hearing loss that affects a person's ability to communicate, access information and get around .

Decongestant medication

Decongestants are a type of medicine that can provide short-term relief for a blocked or stuffy nose (nasal congestion).

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg.


Dehydrationoccurs when yourbody loses more fluid than you take in.


Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes. It's widespread in many parts of the world. In most people the infection is mild and passes in about a week without causing any lasting problems. But in rare cases it can be very serious and potentially life threatening.


Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days.

Dyspraxia in children

Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination that causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for his or her age, and appear to move clumsily.

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes insipidus is a rare condition where you produce a large amount of urine and often feel thirsty.


Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes caused by a lack of insulin in the body.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes , caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause Visual impairment if left undiagnosed and untreated.


Dialysis is a procedure to remove waste products and excess fluid from the bloodwhen the kidneys stop working properly. It often involves diverting blood to a machine to be cleaned.

Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)

Dysarthria is difficulty speaking caused by brain damage or brain changes later in life.


Diphtheria is a potentially fatal contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat, and sometimes the skin.

Double vision

Double vision (medically known as diplopia) is seeing two images of a single object. The two images may be one on top of the other, side by side, or a mix of both.

Dissociative disorders

A dissociative disorder is a mental health condition thatalters a person's sense of reality.

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis

Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon).

Dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome, or dry eyedisease, is a common condition that occurs when the eyes don't make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly.

Dupuytren's contracture

Dupuytrens contracture (Dupuytren's disease) is a condition that affects the hands and fingers. It causes one or more fingers to bend into the palm of the hand. It can affect one or both hands, and sometimes affect the thumb.


Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty thatcan cause problems with reading, writingandspelling.

Dyspraxia (adults)

Dyspraxia is a common disorder that affects movement and co-ordination. It is also known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD).


Dystonia is a medical termfor a range of movement disorders that cause muscle spasms and contractions.

Delayed ejaculation

Delayed ejaculation (male orgasmic disorder) is classed as either experiencing a significant delay before ejaculation or being unable to ejaculate at all, even though the man wants to and his erection is normal.


Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose or liquid bowel movements each day. It often lasts for a few days and can result in dehydration due to fluid loss.