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Please note that this service is provided by NHS Choices not Helmsley Medical Centre, Please contact the Surgery or 111 if out of hours, if you have any concerns.

Find out about vaginal discharge, including what's normal, signs of a problem, what can cause unusual discharge and when to get medical advice.

Read about vaginal dryness, including why it happens and what can be done about it.

Find out about vaginitis, including information about symptoms, when to see a GP, causes and treatment.

Find out about the main types of vasculitis, with links to more information.

Find out what can cause vomiting blood and when it might be a medical emergency.

Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a condition that causes heavy or long-lasting bleeding. Find out about the symptoms, causes and treatments for it.

Read about the symptoms of vulvodynia, what the treatments are, and what else can cause vulval pain.

A leg ulcer is a long-lasting (chronic) sore on your leg or foot that takes more than four to six weeks to heal.

Read about vaginal cancer, a very rare type of cancer usually caused by certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Find out about treatments and how to prevent it.

Read about vaginismus, which is when the vagina suddenly tightens up when you try to put something into it. Find out about possible causes and treatments.

Read about varicose eczema, a long-term skin condition that affects the lower legs and is common in people with varicose veins

Read about varicose veins, which are swollen and enlarged veins that are usually blue or dark purple. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance.

Find out about vascular dementia, including what the symptoms are, how it's treated and what the outlook is.

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

Read about vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia, which occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells.

Find out about common vitamins and minerals, including what they do, how much you need, and how to ensure you get enough.

Find out about vitiligo, which is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin.

Read more about the symptoms, causes and treatments of vulval cancer, which is a rare type of cancer that affects women.