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Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital heart defect in which the ductus arteriosus, a blood vessel near the heart which normally closes after birth, remains open (patent). The main symptom for babies is labored breathing and failure to put on weight. If uncorrected, this can lead to heart failure in older children and adults.

Learn more about patent ductus arteriosus by joining our online group, of experts, concerned lay people and parents, on this condition.

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are ulcers or sores in the esophagus, stomach or the upper part of the small intestines. The main symptom of peptic ulcers is abdominal pain which is worse when your stomach is empty. Most ulcers are caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori, and not because of stress or spicy food.

Join this online support group for people with peptic ulcers to learn more about the condition from the experts, and meet other people with the same problem.


A chemical signal that elicits a natural response in a member of the same species is called a pheromone. There are different kinds of pheromones based on behavior or physiology –alarm pheromones, food trail pheromones, sex pheromones, and several others.

More on pheromones can be learnt from our support group by experts in this field. So join Medindia’s support group today.

Phimosis / Tight Foreskin

A condition that has embarrassed several men and often goes without the adequate medical attention it requires, phimosis or ‘tight foreskin’ refers to the inability to retract the prepuce (foreskin) of the penis over the shaft due to a narrow opening.

To share details of this condition with others, or to learn more on its symptoms and diagnosis, join Medindia’s support group today.


Phimosis or circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, which covers the head of the penis. Usually, this is done for religious or cultural reasons soon after a baby boy is born. Some people also do it for reasons of hygiene or health if the child seems prone to urinary tract infections.

Join our online group on circumcision to learn more about this procedure and meet other people and doctors who are interested in it.


Phobias are unreasonable, intense fears of things that are not dangerous in themselves. In psychiatry it is classed as a kind of anxiety disorder. Severe phobias can interfere with everyday life, but there are a number of treatments (like desensitization and cognitive behavioral therapy) that are effective for phobias.

Join our online support group for people with phobias and their families. Ask your questions to experts, share your experiences, and learn more.

Pierre Robin Syndrome / Bird Facies

The Pierre Robin Syndrome is a congenital condition which causes certain deformities in the face – a small jaw bone placed far back on the throat, a cleft palate, and a tongue which tends to fall back and obstruct the airway. Babies with the Pierre Robin syndrome have recurrent ear infections and problems feeding and sleeping.

Join our online group on the Pierre Robin syndrome for support and information.

Piles / Hemorrhoids

Piles, also called hemorrhoids, are swollen and inflamed blood vessels in the rectum and anus. They are painful and they might bleed during defecation.

This online support group for people with piles will help you find solutions by networking with healthcare professionals and others who suffer from the same condition.

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a self-limiting skin rash. Usually, there is a large red oval patch of flaky skin followed by smaller, more widespread rashes. Sometimes, there is itching in the affected area along with fever and nausea. The condition is usually resolved without treatment within six months, though a doctor may prescribe medicines for the symptoms.

Join our online support group for people with pityriasis rosea. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.


Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs usually caused by an infection. Pneumonia often follows infection of the upper respiratory tract, and the main symptoms are fever, chills, pain in the chest, and labored breathing. Untreated, pneumonia can be deadly.

Join our online group on pneumonia to learn more about the disease and get answers for your questions from experts.

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