Directory of Diseases
A traumatic tear of the tendon of the biceps, this is a very painful and debilitating injury. It most often occurs in athletes and weightlifters. The biceps is responsible for bending the elbow and lifting raising the forearm. Treatment often consists of surgery. If a person has had sudden pain to the elbow or bicep muscle, a large bulge over the painful area and an inability to flex the arm, then they may have a bicep tendon rupture. This is a condition that needs to be evaluated within the next 12 hours, either in the emergency room or by a specialist.
This is a tear of the biceps tendon at the level of the shoulder. This is a very painful and debilitating injury. It most often occurs in athletes and weightlifters after forceful contraction of the biceps muscle. The biceps is responsible for bending the elbow and lifting or raising the forearm. Most people with this injury usually experience a snap in the arm after lifting. The tendon can "snap" or rupture from trying to lift something very heavy or from a sudden force applied to the forearm while the elbow is bent. Treatment often consists of surgery. This is a condition that needs to be evaluated within the next 12 hours, either in the emergency room or by a specialist. If a person experiences sudden pain in the bicep muscle after a forceful movement of the arm and there is a bulge over the muscle near the shoulder, there may be a rupture of the biceps tendon.
This is inflammation of the biceps tendon inside the shoulder. This usually occurs as a result of overuse or minor trauma to the shoulder. The pain in biceps tendonitis usually worsens with forward arm elevation or carrying objects with the elbow bent at ninety degrees. The pain is usually in the front of the shoulder at the origin of the biceps muscle. This condition is usually treated with anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and rest.
Biliary colic presents as attacks of pain that typically occur in the right upper abdomen. These attacks are caused by a stone in the gallbladder which temporarily blocks the bile duct. Pain typically can last for hours and can sometimes radiate to the shoulder. Statistics show that up to 15% of adults have stones in the gallbladder but only a small percentage will develop the symptoms of biliary colic. Treatment is usually pain control and surgical removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy).
Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar affective disorder (and originally called manic-depressive illness), is a mental disorder characterized by periods of elevated mood and periods of depression. The elevated mood is significant and is known as mania or hypomania depending on the severity or whether there is psychosis. During mania, an individual feels or acts abnormally happy, energetic, or irritable. They often make compulsive or spontaneous decisions with little regard to the consequences. The feeling of need for sleep is usually reduced. During periods of depression, there may be crying, poor eye contact with others, and a negative outlook on life. The risk of suicide among those with the disorder is high, and self harm occurs often as well. Other mental health issues such as anxiety disorder and drug misuse are commonly associated.
A urinary tract infection (UTI - also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a simple cystitis (a bladder infection). Urinary tract infections occur more commonly in women than men, with half of women having at least one infection at some point in their lives. Recurrences are common. Risk factors include female anatomy, sexual intercourse and family history.
A urinary tract infection (UTI - also known as acute cystitis or bladder infection) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a simple cystitis (a bladder infection). Urinary tract infections occur more commonly in women than men. Recurrences are common.
Certain medications may cause blurred vision. Although this is almost always a temporary condition, it is still a good idea to have your eyes checked by a doctor to make sure there are no alternate conditions affecting the eyes. Eye drops given by an ophthalmologist or optometrist during an eye exam can cause the eyes to dilate which can affect vision of nearby objects. Medications with ocular side effects include bisphosphonates, amiodarone, anticholinergics, some erectile dysfunction drugs, so blood pressure medications, and others. A specialist can be chosen from the link on this page or a visit to the emergency department is recommended.