Conditions with symptom: 'excessive blinking'
hi im 14 and im always blinking alot and very hard. when i do i twitch my fingers at the same time and i sometimes roll my eyes. also i tense up my muscles in my stomach alot. is this a tic?? please help
Hi i am a 17 year old male and i have excessive hair on my legs(whole except soles), back(most), shoulders(most), chest and abdominal area(thin line off dark hair). i know its excessive because every time i'm in the changing rooms no one near enough hair than me its embarrassing to take my clothes off.is there anything i can do to reduce the viscosity of the hair.
Hi i'm 17 years old and I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. My doctor has told me that my hormonal balance is fine and this was seen through a blood test and pelvic ultra sound. Though she said my hormonal balance is fine i actually have excessive amounts of hair growth literally everywhere on my body and I don't know how to get rid of it. I was on the pill for 6 months to regulate my period cycle but the pill also didn't help with my excessive hair growth. Is there any creams or other pills i can take for the hair problem? Including facial hair.
DO NOT SHAVE IT. that is the worst thing you can do. Speak to your parents about it and see if they can afford laser/ IPL treatment. It's not available on the Nhs as it's considered a cosmetic procedure (even though you'd be having it done for medical reasons) and if you can't afford it then waxing would be your next best bet. I had IPL treatment when i was younger (i'm 20 now) and it honestly changed my life- my confidence grew so much and my personality changed from shy to outgoing. It's horrible how something like this can affect your life but there are ways to sort it :)
I was told years ago that I had IBS many years ago and was prescribed Fibogel, which never worked but over the years increased my fibre intake which helped my constipation a lot. In the last 6years I was diagnosed with fibroids and polyps and been having excessive bleeding and sometimes excessive, debilitating pain. I contacted NHS Direct who advised I have further investigation done by camera as I have been under the care of UCH and they cannot see why I'm constantly receiving excess pain on the left hand side of my body. At first I wasn't sure what the pain was because it always came during or just after a period. My GP said having investigation with camera in a hospital would be inconclusive so wouldn't refer me. I'm very worried as my sister died of abdominal cancer in 2005. Please help!!
Hi EB Over the past three years I have noticed an increase in bodily sweating. The most socially awkward aea is the top of my head which is bald. A warm day can set this into floods even without excessive exercise. I havent noticed if this is diet related. I would say that I am a little over weight (A stone or two). I also notice that the top of my head acn feel quite hot often and I also get some symptoms of facial flushing. Sweating can be excessive two on my back and armpits and all over to a degree. Social situations can be a trigger but the symptons can even happen when I am on my own. I am 49 and around 14 stone 5"9 I have mentioned it to my GP a couple of years ago. He tells me this can vary from person to person and that not a lot can be done about it. Excerise can lower stress and reduce symtons. Any advice would be appreciated. thank you
I'm a 24m and have the following problems and need help 1. acne on the back n face and chest have excessive hair growth so waxed my chest which resulted in more growth, also shaving leads to a lot of skin irritation and more acne on th face. I wanted to know if i can reduce the hair growth in some way 2 excessive hair loss, itchy scalp and dandruff 3. the inner side of my thighs have become back. from inside n the skin is a bit rough. i dont feel pain or burning, at times due to sweat i feel itchy but no irritation in the area as such 4. worst of all i've got some small white sports on the pennis and i'm not sure what they are. been to embarrassed to get them checked. so please i need some help as to what to do.
Hi Nicholas. Thanks for your question. Typically men who have high levels of the hormone testosterone generally have quite a bit of body hair. Strangely enough, the same chemical responsible for hair growth on the body can also cause hair to thin on the top of the head. The reason for this is because (for reasons still unknown to science) the hairs on the top of the head are sensitive to a chemical called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) which is a form of testosterone. What happens next is that the hairs on the top of the head tend to go into the 'sleep' stage of their development, which means that the hair follicle will only produce thin, short, pale hairs. There are many treatments for this kind of hair thinning such as Rogaine, Procepia and Growthex. For example, Growthex works by putting the hair back in to the 'growth' phase so the hair follicle start producing thicker longer hairs.
Hello, i am really worry. I have excessive skin hanging from my vagina? What is this?
you mean the inner labia? like picture five? if thats what you mean its normal and definitely not something to worry about. if you mean actually coming out of the vagina (the hole) then you should go and see a doctor.
Can pain killing medication cause excessive all over sweating?
i have excessive sweating but i also sweat on my eyebrows it occurs all the time and its really shamefull
Hello Has any females suffered and been cured from excessive sweating in the groin area? Thanks
Well I have found the answer!!!! Obdaban....dont use a lot, otherwise it will irritate but it works for me after all these years.
Yes I suffer with that too and getting to the point where I might go to the doctors. I have had this for many years but I do sweat alot full stop.
Dr Christian answers your most frequently asked questions about excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Read more →
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