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Fainting (syncope) is a brief loss of consciousness. This leads to falling down or needing to lie down, followed by a quick recovery. Fainting by itself is not a problem, but it could be a sign of a serious health condition.
AFLP is a rare, but serious, liver problem in pregnancy. With AFLP the liver cells have too much fat, which can damage the liver.
An anal fistula is an abnormal opening in the skin near the anus. It leads to the inside of the anal canal in the colon.
Without enough folate, the body makes red blood cells that are too large. This blood disorder is called anemia caused by folate deficiency.
You have an ankle fracture. This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats in an irregular pattern. It is caused by a problem in the heart's electrical pathways. It can be a sign of heart disease or other health problems that affect the heart.
Atrial fibrillation is when the upper chambers of the heart don’t pump normally. Learn what happens in the heart, and how it can be managed.
Atrial flutter is when the upper chambers of the heart beat too fast. Learn how it happens, and how it can be treated.
During pregnancy, the fetal lungs are not used for breathing - the placenta does the work of exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide through the mother's circulation. With the first breaths of air the baby takes at birth, the fetal circulation changes.
You have a fracture, or break, of one of the bones in your hand. This causes pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising. This injury is treated with a splint or cast.