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Elbow or arm pain
Arm pain is common and usually caused by an injury or fall. It can often be managed with rest and over-the-counter painkillers.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is the name for a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue. It is also known as Cutis laxa.
Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.
A black eye isbruising to the tissue under the skin surrounding youreye.
Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin and the underlying tissue. It can be serious if not treated promptly.
Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157
Escherichia coli O157, sometimes called VTEC, is a bacterial infection that can cause severe stomach pain, bloody diarrhoea and kidney failure.
Earache is a common problem, particularly in children. It can be worrying, but it's usually only caused by a minor infection and will often get better in a few days without treatment.
Earwax is produced inside your ears to keepthem clean and free of germs. It usually passes out of the ears harmlessly, but sometimes too much can build up and block the ears.
Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes someone to change their eating habits and behaviour.
Ebola virus disease
Ebola virus disease is a serious illness that originated in Africa, where a large outbreak occurred in 2014-15. In June 2016, the outbreak was officially declared over.
An echocardiogram, or "echo", is a scan used tolook atthe heart and nearby blood vessels.
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
Ectropion is where the lower eyelid droops away from the eye and turns outwards. It's not usually serious, but can be uncomfortable.
An electrolyte test can help determine whether there's an electrolyte imbalance in the body.
An embolism isa condition where the blood flow in an artery is blocked by a foreign body, such as a blood clot or an air bubble .
Emollients are moisturising treatments applied directly to the skin to reduce water loss and cover it with a protective film .
'Empyema' is the medical term for pockets of pus that have collected inside a body cavity.
Encephalitis is a rare but serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed (swollen).
Endocarditis is a rare and potentially fatal infection of the inner lining of the heart (the endocardium). It's most commonly caused by bacteria entering the blood and travelling to the heart.
Endometriosis is a common condition wheretissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb.
An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an instrument called an endoscope.
Enhanced recovery is a modern evidence-based approach that helps people recover more quickly after having major surgery.
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB)
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a general term used to describe a group of rare inherited skin disorders that cause the skin to become very fragile.
At the back of each testicle is a coiled tubecalled the epididymis that stores and carries sperm.
Epiglottitis is inflammation and swelling of the epiglottis. In most cases, it's caused by infection.
Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures.
Erythema multiforme is a skin reaction that can be triggered by an infection or medication. It's usually mild and goes away in a few weeks.
Erythromelalgia is a rare disorder that causes episodes ofburning pain andrednessin the hands andfeet, and sometimes the arms, legs, ears and face.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide
Euthanasia is the act of deliberately ending a person's life to relieve suffering.
Eye injuries can occur in many settings, including at home, at work or when playing sports.
Excessive Sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a simple test that can be used to check your heart's rhythm and electrical activity. Sensors attached to the skin are used to detect the electrical signals produced by your heart each time it beats.
Endocrinologists are doctors who specialize in glands and the hormones they make. They deal with metabolism, or all the biochemical processes that make your body work, including how your body changes food into energy and how it grows.