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Facial hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that occurs on the face, scalp and neck. It can cause your hair to have an oily appearance and cause make-up to run...


Facial nerve disorder is a broad term used to describe a number of conditions that provoke twitching, weakness, or paralysis of the face. There are many different potential causes ranging from injury and nerve compression to circulatory issues, infections, tumors, or disease...


The pain in your face can have several causes. Most commonly, the pain is from a group of conditions called temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJDs)...


Facial paralysis is the loss of function of the seventh cranial nerve that results in total or partial loss of the movement of the muscles of the face...


Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), also known as familial polyposis coli, adenomatous polyposis coli, or Gardner syndrome. The incidence varies from 1 in 7,000 to 1 in 22,000 live births with males and females equally affected...


Amyloidosis is a condition in which amyloid, an abnormal protein, builds up in the tissues and organs and impacts how they work. The buildup of protein can occur throughout the body or in just one area...


Fecal incontinence is a condition where you are not able to hold your feces, or stool, within your rectum (the final section of the large intestine) until you get to a toilet...


The gynecologists at Northwell Health always encourage an open discussion about sex. We help women with sexual dysfunction understand how things like aging, menopause, depression, medication and physical changes can affect your sexual function...


More than 13 million people in the United States experience urinary incontinence. Incontinence can range from slight losses of urine to severe, frequent wetting...


The femur, the longest and strongest bone in the human body, is quite hard to break. Unless your bone has been weakened (most commonly the result of osteoporosis, medication side effects or cancer), it takes quite a lot of force to sustain a femur fracture...


The femur (thigh bone) frequently is injured in children, usually as the result of significant trauma such as a motor vehicle accident or a fall from a height...


Fever (also called pyrexia) is defined as body temperature that is higher than normal for each individual. It generally indicates that there is an abnormal process occurring in the body...


Papillary fibroelastomas are cardiac tumors, usually 9 millimeters to 12 millimeters in diameter. They often affect the aortic valve, ventricular outflow and anterior mitral leaflet, where one or more lesions may appear...


When it comes to the treatment of fibroids, our gynecologic experts approach your condition purposefully and thoroughly. We start by focusing on improving your quality of life by emphasizing nutrition and exercise...


Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a condition that causes the narrowing and enlargement of arteries. Most commonly, it occurs in the carotid arteries which supply blood to the head and neck, or the renal arteries which supply the kidneys...


When you have fibromyalgia, you know firsthand just how chronic pain can impact your life. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome rather than a disease that has a collection of signs, symptoms and medical problems that tend to occur together, but are not related to a specific, identifiable cause...


Fibrous dysplasia and esthesioneuroblatoma are pediatric tumors of the cranial base. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Flexible flatfoot is a deformity of the foot characterized by a partial or total collapse of the arch. The term “flexible” means the arch of the foot is present when not bearing weight...


Flexor tendon injury is damage to the tendons, elastic cord-like structures that connect the muscles to the bones in your fingers. Flexor muscles allow your fingers to bend and flex...


Focal , or partial, seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity which begin in one portion of the brain, but may spread to other areas during an episode...


Focal hemangiomas are common birthmarks that involve only one area of the face. It is a benign (non-cancerous) tumor that is present at birth, grows rapidly in size in the first month or two and then stops growing by the age of six or seven months...


Food-borne illnesses affect millions of Americans each year. Many people who think they have the "stomach flu" or a virus are really victims of a mild case of food poisoning, caused by bacteria and viruses found in food...


Symptoms of foot pain can vary widely and are not always easy to diagnose. Foot pain could be caused by acute trauma (such as a broken or sprained ankle) or an overuse injury from exercise or sports...


Your forearm ?" the length of arm between your wrist and elbow ?" is made up of two bones, called the radius and the ulna. If your arms are hanging at your sides with your palms facing back, the radius is the bone facing toward your body, and the ulna is the bone facing away from it...


A fracture of the shoulder blade (scapula) is not a common injury, as the scapula is shielded from trauma by muscles which ensure that the shoulder joint moves fluidly...


A talus fracture or broken talus is a fracture of the large bone between the heel bone (calcaneus) and the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula). The tibia and fibula sit on top and around the sides of the talus to form the ankle joint...


Teeth are remarkably strong but they can fracture or break. Teeth can get fractured by biting down on something hard, being hit in the face or mouth, falling, having cavities, or continually clenching or grinding teeth...


Fractures of the heel are breaks in the heel bone. Due to their location, fractures of the heel can be very painful and debilitating. They usually occur as a result of high-impact collisions such as a fall from a great height...


Friedreich's Ataxia is a movement disorder caused by a gene abnormality, leading to nerve cell damage in the spine which affects the part of the brain responsible for voluntary muscle movement in the body...


The cornea is like the windshield to the eye. However it is not plastic or glass, but rather, living tissue. One can think of the cornea like an onion in that it has several layers...