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Vestibular schwannoma

An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour. It's also known as a vestibular schwannoma.

Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

Vitamin B12 or B9 (commonly called folate) deficiency anaemia occurswhen a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that can't function properly.

Visual impairment

In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Every year, thousands of people in the UK develop a blood clot in a vein. It's known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) and is a serious, potentially fatal, medical condition.

Vomiting blood

Vomiting blood (haematemesis)could be a sign of a serious problem .

Vaginal thrush

Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects most women at some point.

Vegetative state

A disorder of consciousness, or impaired consciousness, is a state where consciousness has been affected by damage to the brain.

Vaginal prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs into the vagina.

Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness is a common but treatable problemthat many women experience at somepoint in their lives.

Vision tests for children

Routine eye tests are offered to newborn babies and children to identify any problems early on in their development.

Venous leg ulcer

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) sore that takes more than four to six weeks to heal. They usuallydevelop on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle.

Vomiting in children and babies

It's normal for babies and children to vomit occasionally.In most cases, it will last nolonger than one to twodays and isn't a sign of anything serious.


Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina (soreness and swelling).

Vaginal cancer

Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer that begins in the vagina. Around 260 new cases arediagnosed in the UK each year.

Vaginal discharge

It's normal for women and older girls to have vaginal discharge, buta sudden change in your discharge could be a sign of a problem.


Vaginismus is the term used to describe recurrent or persistent involuntary tightening of muscles around the vagina whenever penetration is attempted.

Varicose eczema

Varicose eczema, also known as venous, gravitational or stasis eczema,is a long-term skin condition that affects the lower legs.It's common in people withvaricose veins.

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are swollen and enlarged veins usually blue or dark purple that usually occur on the legs. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementiais a common form of dementia that's estimated to affect more than 135,000 people in the UK.


Vasculitis means "inflammation of the blood vessels".


Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It's the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning.

Vestibular neuronitis

Vestibular neuronitis, or neuritis, is an infection of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear. It causes the vestibular nerve to become inflamed, disrupting your sense of balance.

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrientsyour body needs in small amounts to work properly.


Vitiligo is a long-term condition where pale white patches develop on the skin. It's caused by the lack of melanin, a pigment in the skin.

Vomiting in adults

Nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) in adults isn't usually a sign of anything serious. In most cases, you won't need any specific treatment and can take care of yourself at home until you feel better.

Von Willebrand disease

Von Willebrand disease is the most common inherited bleeding disorder.

Vulval cancer

Cancer of the vulva is a rare type of cancer that affects women. Around 1,200 new casesare diagnosed each year in the UK.

Vulvodynia (persistent vulval pain)

Vulvodynia is persistent, unexplained pain in the vulva ( the skin surrounding the entrance to the vagina).