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    recently i have had flatulance more regulary, i have notice a strange feeling coming from around my anul area. It feels like a creaking door or the feeling you get when you rub a balloon. its hard to describe. i also have seemed to have put on weight or my stomache has got alot larger. i am a male aged 40





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    Can ET also cause pain in the joints? I got diagnosed last year with essential tremor, and i noticed I get pain in my joints before the shakes come, but as i am taking propranlol to stop the pain i am just getting the pain..is this normal? Also using a raised mouse on the computer is hurting my hand. could this be due to ET





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    Im 19 and i have chronic back ache, it feels like its compressing and the only way to relieve this is to turn my upper body as far round as i can until my spine clicks , this has extended to my neck also, the compressing feeling until i click the joints, the majority of my joints click. what can i do?





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    well you may wont to see a doctor sometimes this comes with periods but i would go and tell your doctor and let him check it out

    Hi I am 24 year old. Since I started puberty my breasts have always been low down. They have never been pert and my nipples rest on my stomach. I look like an 80 year old. It makes me feel very self conscious. I can't wear any tops without wearing a nra. I have a problem with ligaments around my joints (they are loose and my joints are prone to dislocating,) and I was wondering if this might be the problem with my breasts and if there was anything I could do about them. Thanks x





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    Toni,... joints are the issue?? which joints?? I cant see how it would effect, but I not a medical person, and you could be on to something here as for reasoning... Go and see a Doctor, find one you are comfortable with and discuss this issue.. You are young 24 and you don't want to waste anymore of you life worrying about this.. Tops without bra's,you ask Toni?, that is a hard ask of any woman that is over a size a/b cup ... Toni, they have tape you can use to perk up your breasts under clothing, allot of the fashion industry people use it... You should go to a GP, this at least will give you information, options, direction and feeling of well being as you feel you are doing something positive about yourself.. You wont get things done or fixed in life, that goes with all issues, if you just leave it inside your mind/head.. No windows there, sunshine cant get in.. take care.. :)

    the doc says that all the bone in my right foot is crushed and I have cysts where joints have been, he can operate but risks are clots, infection and my age 62 yrs. I am in terrible pain, can hardly walk but don't know what to do, please help.





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    Is it possible to tell if there is arthritis in the hips by just prodding the painful joints, and can the doctor accertain how much pain it is causing? Or can only a scan or bone density test tell?





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    Hi Sandra No it isn't, I have had arthritis for 16 years (I am 32) and have osteoarthritis as a result. Joints with RA tend to be swollen and hot but you will need a blood test to diagnose it. Osteo arthritis will need an xray or MRI to see if there is damage to the joint. The pain could be caused by all sorts of things so you do need a test.

    Hi I'm 19 years of age and I have stretch marks all over my stomach and on my back on my hips and also in every one of my joints and its making me very depressed I have tried creams for it since my son was born in 2009 and it hasn't done nothing can you help please!





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    my right testis look small and for few day i feel pain near the hip joints . if i press that part main moves to my testis? am i normal or what should i do now?





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    hi i'm a 21 year old female and ever since i was young my joints have ached when i've done alot of activity and as i've grown up it's gotten worse, especially since i've had my children. i've been to my gp and had blood work done but they came back odd but didn't add up to anything. i want to know why my joint hurt even though my bloods are fine?





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    hi i have been told i have osteoarthritis the pain is painfull i have just been given morphine tablets from my gp the question im asking is when i go to bed and sleep my joints are painfull stiff and like tingle cramps is this normal and is there any thing else i can do .





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    I'm 17 but i've been suffering from stiff joints, clicking and if i crouch down and stand up my knees make an awful creaking sound like a door, Its isn't just my knees though its all of my joints! My mum suffers from really bad arthritis especially in winter when she can barely walk, is there any chance i have the same?





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    im 17 years old and for a few years now i have suffered from problems with my joints. in 2009 i went to my GP and explained that my thumbs kept locking up every morning i wake up and also when i write or draw. he referred me to Newham hospital, where i was told the name but completely forgot the name now, and was also told that it will gradually spread throughout my joints and that if it reaches my spine or neck, it can cause discomfort. i was told surgery was an option but the problem should fade and go soon. three years later i cannot rotate my wrist without it creaking and hurting, if i bend or cross my legs its very hard and painful to stretch them out again, my toes always click when i bend them and i suffer from very bad back pain. i am worried as i am only 17 and i worried that this will affect me in the future...





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    For a number of years since leaving the forces I have suffered with creaky, grating and what sounds like crepitas in my knee joints, but for the last six months the creaking and pain has worsened and sometimes my knees lock with a snap and severe pain and will take a few minutes to ease enough to move. I am taking anti-inflamatrate medication but they unfortunately do not work





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    A few days before my periods I get severe flu like symptoms. Aching knee joints writs joints and ankle joints. I also have a sore throte and sneeze a lot. I am a long distance runner and cannot hardly walk a few days before my period, so this really gets in the way of my sport each month. Why is this?





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    hi I am female 68 and have nodules on both my first and second joints of the fingers of my right hand, 2nd joint has now started to swell and is painful and there is a hard lump forming over the joint. The other joints that have already gone are completely locked, I am worried about this going further as theleft hand is showing the beginings of swelling. I keep knocking these joints and it is very painful ,is there anything I can do to reverse this, thanks





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    Since having breast cancer, which I am now clear of, I have had to come off hrt, its been nearly a year and I am due a check up. The problem I am having is that in the last few months I have developed really aching joints, to the point I felt like a cripple, the Dr has given me and anti depressent which I cannot pronounce to relax my joints or muscels to ease the pain, it has helped me some but I am still in real pain in my joints some days, and feel like an old lady, this does nothing for my self esteem as I am a very active and outgoing person, I belive it is due to me coming off hrt, as I cannot have it any more can you suggest an alternative, I am using black cohoss, but this is not as good as hrt, and what do I do when the onset of dry virginalness happens ?





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    I am 32 and have benign joint hypermobility syndrome. I have found that most of my joints click 10-20 times a day. Some of these joints end up being painful and I have to click them manually or the pain gets worse. Is there anything that can be done to help this except taking painkillers and anti-inflammatories?





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    Have you tried seeing a nutritionist? A good one can advise on which foods help against inflammation, fatigue, etc, etc. For me,wheat and dairy foods are a problem. If I avoid them, the pain in my joints from RA is noy so bad. If I do eat them, I have stiff, painful joints and am constantly tired, just like ME. I am 63 years old.

    I am 42 and now 18.5 stone . I put on circa 4 stone this year due to being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and to help get mobility back ive had 5 intramuscular steroid injections this year hence the additional weight I can't move! Please help, as the extra weight (of course does not help my joints). I was previously very active with 60+ hour job, lost it through my lack of mobility . I swim 4 times a week which helps my joints but does not impAct weight loss? Dr Christian advised on today's show that you are looking for people in my situation ( or similar). I would really appreciate help! X I can't go to gym and run for other exercise due to painful joints and with not working, it's difficult to eat healthily all the time. Kind regards





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    Hi, I am 16 years old and somethings get very stiff joints that click and crack. My shoulder,elbows,knees and sometimes wrists.It can be quite sore sometimes.Especially the joints in my hands can get very sore and hard to bend sometimes. Also possibly irrelevnt but my hands can get very shaky sometimes and sometimes my body may shake too.





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    speak to doctor about hypermobility. I was diagnosed over 10 year ago when i was 17, often genetic i think, based on missing protein between liagaments in joints, something like that anyway!.Many sufferers are quite flexible and knee and elbow joints often bend further back than straight( Bowed back slightly) That was some of the things my gp looked for when I was diagnosed. I suffer mainly in hips and back. Joints click unexpectedly or lock up and am forced to click them. Also experience near constant dull aches and unexpected sharp pains. Excersise is supposed to help, physio in more serious cases. I neglected to follow early advice and suffer for it now! so worth mentioning it to gp. Hope that helps.

    Hi, I'm 17 years old and get bad pain in both knees after standing/sitting for any length of time. The joint often creaks too, and I often pop varoius joints (knees, ankles, back, neck etc.) whenever I move...is this a case of JIA? And what could I do to stop the pain in the joints? I also have Raynaud's Syndrome. Are they related in any way?





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    my friend lost all her nails on her toes & fingers,she then had to have her nails on both feet & hands dressed & redressed every couple of days. When the took the dressings off there was a vile smell coming from the nails. In the end she lost a couple of joints on her finger & thumb.The consultants thought she had e. bullosa with one or two test they ruled it out. But didnt do any further tests on the nails. Know she has nails growing back but they split & come off with the slightest knock & she back to square one with red nails beds where the nail has come away. The joints which she lost has never come back & wondered if it was anything to do with a different nail condition, as she cant figure out how the joints just disapeared. could it be another nail disorder.





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    I am the same i am 23 and started with knee pain my joints crunch and click when walking the burning pain is really getting to me over the last three years it seems to have started affecting my hips and shoulders my joints are terrible i am in constant pain. The doctors that i have seen have fobed me off not taking me seriously.

    Hey Megan, Im 16 and for the past few years all my joints have been aching and i can feel them creak and when i put my ear to my hand at night i can also hear my fingers, wrists and neck creak. My joints click all day long (especially my ankles in the morning.)I thought it could've been arthiritis so i went to my doctor and she said that i might just have Hypermobility syndrome but has booked xrays for my neck just to check. i think maybe u might have that too? X

    Please does anyone know of a specialist in the north of England. I had a bullseye rash bout 6 years ago, after 3-4 years of pain in joints I pursuaded GP to do a Lymes test that came back negative. However I now have swollen joints, constant tiredness and my hearing is reduced to the point of needing hearing aids, I am 52 years old. I need to go private as the GP won't do anything else





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    I am the same my doctor won't do the test I have bad joint pain no strength in my lower body can't see well and can't remember any thing I was bitten with a tic 8years ago and don't now no wot todo about it

    Hi, Im only 15 years old but I've been having Some joint pains. Whenever I participate in things to do with sport especially any sort of running and sprinting my joints go off in a spazm; whilst Im running my knee just goees off and it hurts soo badly forr at least 2 minutes and my ankle does as well; I feel like my joints are too weak to handle things like running, and this problem is causing me to be overweight since I cant aprticipate in any exercise as much, please help me I don't know what to do!





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    Just an update, Last March I had surgery on my right hip, it has since failed and I am now due further surgery in the next two months. I have confirmed arthritis and been advised I have unstable and poorly formed joints particuarly in the ball and socket joints. I am looking to be referred to a pain management team as my surgeon advises I will need both hips replaced in the future and it's become clear my joint problems will last and require surgery for a significant subsequent period of my life.

    I'm 13 and have really bad joint problems. Most of my joints click, ache and sometimes get 'stuck'. Recently, I've been having quite a few problems in my knees specifically. They click quite loudly sometimes, I also have aches and pain when walking downstairs and kneeling. I haven't experienced any recent injuries though. My sister suffers from Arthritis in all joints although a lot in her knees.-I have had blood tests in the past but it came back negative.-What could be the problem?





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    Hi, my son is now 13 and for 3 years he has suffered from painful joints. It started with pain in his heels which then moved to his ankles, knees, wrists, hips etc. After taking him to the doctors he saw a consultant who told us that he is suffering from growing pains and not juvenile athritis which affects most of his joints, explaining that the anchors to the tendons become inflamed and painful. I have been told to give him paracetamol and he should grow out of it. He was never given a blood test but he is always in pain somewhere on his body. Might go back for a 2nd opinion as it seems to be getting worse. Thanks

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