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    hi i am 27 and have 2 children,last child i had 3years ago,breastfed him for 9months,realised i still hav fluid in my breast wen he was 18 months. went to consult doctor they said it will go, still had fluid 2months ago went to doctors again,they did a blood test and said ive still got fluid so gave me tablets and now his 3,so ive had fluid for 3years.i have the coil for over 2years, but recently feel like im pregnant,breast are getting bigger, back pain,flutters in stomach,stomach feels big,get a regular period,im really dont understand whats goin on,please can u help me,could it be my hormones? thank you xxx





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    When I am sleeping all of a sudden fluid will come up and into my throat. I wake up and run to the bathroom. I am not getting sick to my stomach. Then I have to cough and clear my throat for 1/2 hour or so to get rid of the fluid in my throat/lungs(?). It is stomach fluid (I guess) coming up. This has been happening more frequently since the middle of July. I had radiation 3 years ago to my lower body and am wondering if this could have possibly damaged something and it took this long to show up.





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    I have this too and have been diagnosed with hiatus hernia and reflux. It's worth seeing your gp and following his/her advice.

    I am 22 years old. From around past 1 year I am having a discharge of white fluid(maybe sperm) everytime I urinate while I go to poty . But this fluid does not come out when I only urinate. Plz tell me what to do?





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    I'm 30! After ejuculation the sperm, there is fluid that I do not understand and is clear and not offensive, it comes for few minutes after sperm release if I do not ejuculate, the fluid it does not come! What is going on?





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    I have clear fluid filled nodules on the backs of both legs and they leak clear fluid and then the skin turns red...What is it?





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    Hi Im 29 and I have had fluid leaking from my left breast for about 18 months now. I had my prolactin levels checked and they came back normal. I was sent to a breast clinic, I never got a mammogram as they said I was too young to have one, they said the fluid would settle down, however it's got worse and it's happening most days. I'm not pregnant and never have been. Please help. Cheryl.





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    Hi Cheryl I sorry to hear you have a Tumor Hun, it's hard to deal with I know that, I had my scan with contrast the other week, I got my results Wednesday, they say they can't see a Tumor but doesn't mean I don't have one, I now have to see a Endocrinologist and hopefully they can get to the buttom of what is going on. Cheryl I hope they fix you good, and you have a happy furture Hun keep strong xxx

    why does my knee swell with fluid .I had knee replacement 3 years ago and since feb this year my knee keeps gathering fluid .dr says joint ok just rest but it is happening so many times now and so painful





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    Hello,i am a 46yr old female and i have blocked milk ducts which causes the nipple to really itch and leak a green fluid, i have seen a consultant who said there isn't a cure but the itching is driving me insane, is there anything i could use to stop the itch and stop the green fluid leaking.





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    i'm 18 and during ejaculation i feel tht my sperms are semi fluid ( not like light paste type ) i had mums during the age 14 and onr of my testicles ( left ) seems to become very large for 5days nd after the mums had gone my testics came small not as( right side )but think so normal . now i need to know whether i'm fertile or i need to consultant any doc.. when i ejaculate it is white semi fluid nd slight smelly . would i become a family man after marriage .





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    Same as mine bro.

    Is constipation normal when you have gone through the menopause? I have had my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed for genetic reasons. I am 46 years old. This is completly abnormal to me as my bowels were always regular pre op. Now I find I have to sit for quite some time to go, if I can at all. I have to mention that I drink 5 pints of water a day to replace fluid that I lose during my 8/10 sweats a night. I am lactose intolerant; can you advise me on what I should do as I think I have a balanced diet. My fluid intake is ok; what am I doing wrong?





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    My friends soon suffers from a condition for many years, she asked me if I could look up on this website if someone can diagnose it correctly or at least ease the suffering. The patients ear is producing large quantities of fluid ( litre or so a day) sometimes it is foul smelling. He is in a lot of pain for nearly 40 years. Many treatments were attempted, but none of them worked (antibiotics, steroids etc). He is from one of the EU countries, He would ravel to the UK if you could look at his condition. This man is beyond desperate to get some help. The condition has not effected his brain, he has normal brain capacity.





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    Your brain could be leaking fluid through your nasal cavity, do you suffer from headaches as well?

    Hi I've just found out at the 20 week scan that my child has spina bifida the worst kind and fluid on the brain and have been given the option to terminate and making this decision is proving to hard for words x





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    My wife and I discovered at the 20 week scan that our daughter had spina bifida...we were given the worst possible diagnosis - they have us the worst possible outcomes. We were told it was illegal to abort but that we could be sent to another state and then register as a miscarriage. It is definetly your decision, I can't tell you what to do but we are so glad that we did not terminate our beautiful girl Rainey. She turned 4 a couple of days ago and she has a few issues...she uses a wheelchair. But seeing the beautiful girl she is we are so glad that we did not end her life prematurely. All I think about is how good her life can be, not how bad it can be...you can be born perfectly healthy and then something happens. That's life. If my seven year old broke his back and was confined to a wheelchair I would not decide that he should be terminated because he has been injured. He can still have a great life, as will our daughter Rainey.

    Hi thank you for you advice I did decide to keep my little girl as she felt like a fighter and want her to get every chance she can I'm now 31 weeks pregnant and she is doing get so far all growth normal and fluid on brain only increasing with growth and her feet are normal and at the moment has movement in them although I know that might not stay the same I'm staying positive and hopeful I belong to a great support group for parents of sb kids and they have been my rock , im so glad your little one is bringing you so many happy memories xxx

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    It's called pre-cum (bulboureathral fluid).. This is a normal excretion from the penis mostly before sex, but the penis will continue to seep seminal fluid after ejaculation. Pre-cum (seminal fluid) cleans the urethra before ejaculation so the semen entering your partner is clean of any bacteria. Fret not, as long as it isn't a greenish, sticky fluid, you're probably ok!

    There are many different reasons why people bed wet, but it is often to do with brain training. We are using a bed mat alarm with our daughter, which is teaching her brain to wake up when she starts wetting. Over time her brain will pick up that it needs to wake up BEFORE she wets and eventually the brain reduces the amount of urine so that her sleep is no longer disturbed. Desmotabs are a synthetic hormone that help to reduce the amount of urine, treating a symptom rather then curing. However for some people, this hormone is not produced and can work. Good luck, and don't give up!





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    My name is Medo from west africa well when I was growing up I once had this fluid of sack in my testicles then I had to remove this fluid all by my self,that was so many years ago,probably when I was 17 now that I am 35 noticed some strange feelings down there recently then had to check it in toilet found some little fluid coming out from that same spot..I have been really worried so how do treat this on my own





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    I also have a brain avm about 5cm in size i took a brain hemorrhage in feb this year, my avm is right in the middle of my brain and also goes up to the top of the right hand side of my brain the doctors have told me because of the size and location of my avm that it would be impossible for them to perform surgery on me, there was also the option of glueing the malfirmation but again because of the size it would also be impossible so then i was referref for stereotatic radio surgery but was told again because of the size and location that it was to risky as they would have to give me a strong dose of radiotherapy to my whole brain so really i am left with no options to remove it, i dont mind the avm being there i can live with it but since i had the bleed in feb i have been suffering with severe pains in my head which means i am in and out of hospital, my doctors put me on amitriptyline to see if it helps with the pain but it doesnt seem to make any difference, all i want is for the paine but nothing seems to be working any suggestions welcome.

    When/before having sex my penus tends to release lot of clear fluid. This is not an STI because me I know both me and my wife only have sex with each other. Is this something I should get help with? It not a fluid that is bad if this makes sense....its the fluid that helps lubricate while making love but I produce to much fluid. Hope this makes sense - it embarassing to ask although my wife doesnt view it as a problem. I have lived with this problem for many years. Many thanks for you advice





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    I started wetting the bed every night following a brain heamorraghe and brain surgery. Tests revealled my bladder was working properley but that my brain doesn't seem to have contact with it. As a consequence i never know if i need to go. Daytime is much easier to manage but night time took a lot longer to deal with but i haven;t had a wet night for over a year. I guess what i'm saying is find out what works for you and never give up hope. xx





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    My sons 3 sons all have nf1 and they had regular checks without those check ups they would not have found that my youngest with the decease has renal stenosis, epilepsy , high blood pressure and he also has the internal tumors in his brain, one of the brain tumors was removed in 2008 when he was just 15as it grew and he nearly died. Now this year 2014. Already have found out yet another one in his brain has also stated to grow it scares me to think that we have to go threw surgery again .

    Hi Katie, i also forgot to add to my comment that my tummy also swells around the time of my monthly period. This is due to fluid retention which most women get. The fluid should go at the on set of your period. One can also buy fluid reducing tablets from the chemist which are especially made for this purpose. I take them myself and they do the trick. (don't forget to read the instructions though as they can only be taken at certain times) Hope this helps you. ;-)

    its weird because i always used feel and think i had more of a male brain. But it turened out that i have a female brain and honestly science is extraordinary :)





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    I scored 11 so have a mixed brain, I am straigh but always though I was more of a male brain but I'm as avergae as they come so it would seem.





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    If men and women can have either a systemising brain or an empathising brain then why is a systemising described as male and an empathising brain described as female? Shouldn't they just be described as systemising and empathising brains without a gender attached?





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    Just said exactly the same thing to my partner! Why do we define these characteristics are male or female? Anyway, I am 11/20, so as I predicted before doing it, right where I expected to be!

    I have a squidgy type lump on what feels like the top of testicle I think is called the Epidermis?. It sometimes goes smaller and feels less fluidy but sometimes it can gather allot of fluid. I sometimes get an ache but its nothing bad. I went the doctors years ago and they detected a fluid around my testicles because one had a squidgy fluid around it casuing it to be bigger.

    they wont run a brain scan - there was limited evidence that schizphrenia causes shrinkage of the brain but nothing was ever confirmed because they couldnt work out if the fact that the brain was smaller was BECAUSE of the schizophrenia or the cause of it. its since been abandoned as a diagnostic tool. they'll talk to you about your symptoms and the triggers for them. there are lots of mental health conditions that have psychosis as part of them and doctors dont just say 'you're crazy' i hallucinate fairly constantly and im bipolar. please go and see someone and try and take a friend or loved one who has witnessed your symptoms. it makes it a lot easier for the doctor to tell what is going on if you have someone independent to back you up.

    I have Cervical Dystonia, I received Botox injections fot 5 years until they ceased to work. In 2006 I had Deep Brain Stimulation electrodes planted into my brain connected to a neurostimulator (pacemaker for the brain) it bypasses the incorrect message sent to your muscles and corrects it. It's by no means a cure but it's an amazing surgery that has given me my life back. Thankyou for bringing awareness to this condition, stress will make it worse, & hypnotherepy may help in the short term but I was suprised it was said to be psycological!! I felt that to be far from the truth & I think a lot of people with the condition would agree!! The twisting & spasms are caused by a faulty signal from your brain and you have no control over them. I would love you to show more on DBS which is used also for Parkinsons, pain & severe cases of tourettes. Well done on the awareness!





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    Comments for the person who put the questionnaire together: 1 There's a typo in the list of questions: 'I enjoy reading novels more /then\ THAN non-fiction.' 2 There seems to be something missing on the form, as it ends thus: 'Hands are a further marker for brain organisation. Combining the questionnaire results together with the following finger pattern result may give you a clearer picture of your brain organisation.' Or has it just got out of order? PS I have a moderately female brain (14, with both index fingers longer), and am a retired midwife and the founder of GASP - Grammar And Spelling Pedants.





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    hi i am 24, and about a year ago i found a lump in my breast, i gt it checked out and was toled it was a cluster of lumps that had fluid in them, i had the fluid removed, but about 6 months after this the lump came back. should i go back to the doctors? will i have 2 keep having the fluid removed? and what would happen if i just left it? please help me. thanks.





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    Hi thank you for you advice I did decide to keep my little girl as she felt like a fighter and want her to get every chance she can I'm now 31 weeks pregnant and she is doing get so far all growth normal and fluid on brain only increasing with growth and her feet are normal and at the moment has movement in them although I know that might not stay the same I'm staying positive and hopeful I belong to a great support group for parents of sb kids and they have been my rock , im so glad your little one is bringing you so many happy memories xxx

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