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    Gender Dysphoria is a condition where a person feels they are trapped in the body of the wrong sex - men feel they should have been born a woman, and women feel they should have been born a man. Read more →

    Hi, I haven't had my period since January and I know I'm not pregnant for 2 reasons 1 I never have unprotected sex and 2 my doctor tested and it was negative and I test twice and they were both negative. This is causing me quite a bit of worry and confusion.





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    dont worry you will be fine prob u get it bk hopefully

    I take medication for epilepsy and several tablets for a heart attack I've had .would this explain why i cannot get a erection.Would my child abuse by same sex from a person who passed away always affect my gender. Its hard not to know my TRUE agenda





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    Gender: Female Age: 28 Weight: 54 k Height: 160 cm I don't feel a good ability to eat even some times I feel hungry & I noticed that I'm loosing my hair which it was very thick. do you think I need to see a doctor?





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    I am asking on behalf of my mother who is 45. She is 45 and is starting her menopause, however she has some concern about her symptoms, which are; hot flushes temperamental aggitated lethargic confusion irregular periods She would like a solution to be rid of/or control these symptoms, as they are making her life more difficult and thus making her depressed. Please reply soon,thanks!





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    I'm an 18 year old girl and after years of confusion and questions i feel i should ask my question, my urethra is just inside the opening of my vagina and is BELOW my vagina, not in between my clitoris and vagina opening, i realise that this isn't the normal placement and i wonder if this is at all abnormal or dangerous? Help!





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    If your 2 days into your period and you mastibate then your period stops what does this mean? I need to know this for a friend not for me... She's worried as her period isn't over but she isn't sure why it has carried on? Can anyone help?

    I am 16 with 34GG, extremely sagging breasts. Because of them I have back pain, trouble doing sports, trouble sleeping, excessive sweating under them and immense psychological distress over them. I am also gender fluid, and it is difficult for people to take me seriously when I introduce myself as a male. Because of my age, I do not know if I could be accepted for a breast reduction on the NHS. Does anyone have any ideas?





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    Hi Currently 27 and for last year I've been secretly dressing as a girl in private. This started out to be a bit of fun but it seemed rather natural. However recently I've been thinking more and more about it. I would like to be a girl full time but don't really want to act girly more of a tomboy. Little worried about telling GP or a therapist as above don't want to be girly just have a body of a girl. Can would this still be considered as gender-dysphoria or will I just get laughed out of the office..





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    Hi, just as people who are raised as their self-identified gender can be anything from super-girly to super-macho, so can transgender people. I'm a transguy and i wouldn't consider myself exceptionally macho and I know some very tomboy transgirls and thats okay. All that matters is that you are who you want and feel comfortable being, and no decent gender therapist will have an issue with that. The best thing to do would be to go to your GP and ask to be referred to a gender specialist, as GPs are often not very well qualified in that area. Once you see the specialist, you haven't signed up for anything long-term and you can just chat and work out who you are and what the next step is for you.

    I'm 17 and I'm transgender. I was born a female and I now identify as male but I haven't started with any medical procedures or hormone replacement therapy yet. Due to my gender dysphoria it can be difficult to take a look down there but since I've always been scared of inserting anything, fingers or otherwise, I've taken a couple of looks recently. I think my vaginal opening might actually be too small, and I get very heavy and uncomfortable discharge. So I'm worried that I may have a problem, and I have no idea what's going on inside but it could be damaging me. My problem is that I had a swab before and it hurt so bad and I felt really shaken by it, so I don't know if I can go to the doctor. What do I do?





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    My advice for you is to go and visit your doctor

    Having a very small opening is nothing to be worried about. If you haven't done much down there then it is likely not going to have stretched at all and I was always really worried about this growing up, that it would never fit what it was supposed to fit etc, so I had similar concerns if for different reasons. Swabs and things like smear tests can hurt for everyone, as when not aroused the vaginal opening is far less elastic. Vaginas tend to take care of themselves just fine most of the time! If you are having uncomfortable and heavy periods then speak to a doctor, as they suck, and especially if it is an aspect of your body you aren't comfortable with and don't associate yourself with then going on something like the pill will help sort that out and can make them far lighter and less uncomfortable (Although if/once you start hormone therapy this might not be neede/possible). I doubt very much that any of it is damaging - even if it feels like someone has pressed the 'blend' button! But if you are really worried, speak to a doctor, they don't have to go prodding about, but can likely just give you the confirmation you need. Embrace who you are! Even Cis guys and girls have similar worries/hang-ups so although I can imagine it must be really hard for you, you are not alone!

    i had a gastric bypass eight weeks ago, i have only been able to eat around a hundred calories a day; i had an edoscope test and the consultant said i have h pylori which i have been treated for and a small pouch, he gave me some fortisips however the sugar gives me dumping, i have been to see my gp as i am getting pain in my lower back and pain in my stomach radiating to my middle back and feeling very sick i even have terrible cramps in my legs and have bouts of confusion and feeling faint, my gp doesnt seem concerned and just advised that it takes 3-6 months before u feel better, has anyone else had these problems?





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    Since gender reassignment surgery I have had two ops to repair a prolapse which is basically the scrotal skin flopping out of my vagina. It doesn't completely flop out, but results in a bulge of skin between my legs. Each repair operation is the equivalent of undergoing reassignment surgery again and is very painful and I have to stay in hospital for 10 + days and have a pack etc. Is there any way to repair this without having the extensive surgery that I have already undergone 3 times now?





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    not that odd, being gender fluid is (amongst quite a large sub culture) pretty common. if you're not into sex with either gender you could be asexual, again pretty common and not anything to worry about. just be happy as you are whether you're feeling feminine or masculine on any particular day. i tend to think that gender and sexuality are very fluid for a lot of people and theres no need to tie yourself up in knots trying to label yourself.

    please either use very generic, gender-specific fake names, or tell us your gender.

    Sounds like you could have a form of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome AIS. This is not as rare as one may think, if you take into account all the forms it can present it self in. I personally believe I share a lesser form of this myself. In fact I also tend to think of myself as Asexual in many ways. I would also like to point out that the full spectrum of intersex conditions comprise much more than 1 in every 2000 births. In fact that figure could be more like 1-2% and even up to 4-5% by some accounts. The 1 in 2000 number isn't even in the ball park. Again keep in mind these conditions will present themselves differently from person to person. Also it seems to show up in males more often. There are so theories as to why this is this way but that is beyond the scope of this letter. I have started to write a great deal on this subject but for now only for myself. I do belong to a number of intersex groups and try to help those in need. Suicide rates are very high for those who present as one gender and feel the need to transition to the other gender. The one thing everyone has to remember is that transgender confusion is VERY common in the world. The cause is not as important as the care a person needs to deal with phycological pain people go though. This is a biological condition that often needs phycological care and even surgery for a few. Do what you need to do to survive.

    Under 18s can be referred to a gender identity clinic called the Tavistock and Portland clinic. They can assess you and see if you have gender dysphoria. You have to talk to your GP and see a psychiatrist first to check it's not caused by any other condition.

    As a 27 year old with Gender Dysphoria I can tell you that it is something to get seen to ASAP. You can check for your local clinic that deals with sexual health and gender issues via the NHS or just Googling it should find it. If it is just a phase then you will grow out of it and get on with the rest of your life, but if you do need help then going on drugs to stave off puberty may be a good option. I self referred my self to the clinic in Glasgow, took a month or two to get an point meant and got my diagnosis back pretty quickly and am now on rout to getting HRT. Only you know what you want to be. Good luck!

    Hi i started having hot flashes about 18 months ago. they stopped after about 3 months. I had a bad ear infection which resulted in 5 days in hospital on a drip and ear drops. Then the hot flashes headaches confusion anxiety attacks dizzyness and confusion all started. Ive had 2 MRI scans 1 CT scan numerus blood tests am just about to go for an EEG , Then i have to have a scan to check for blocked arteries. I have about 2 hours a day where i feel ok but the rest of the time im feeling so ill.....dizzy, sick, headache, anxious actually think im dying im so depressed. They cant give me HRT as my sister has just had a double mastectomy. I am tired of it all now, cant see any reason to carry on I have been struggling with this since last march............ why cant anybody tell me whats wrong with me. They are saying its not menapause alone as im so poorly. Is anyone else suffering like this.? I have found soya products reduce the hot sweats thankfully. Please help, thank you





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    hi there my names teresa just to let u no i am feeling the same and have had all what uv had done and noones nos anything about whats wrong with me so i no where ur coming from i feel ill always keep going back and forth to drs and hospital fed up too blood tests after blood test so please if they find something let me no from teresa iam 47 yrs old ps hang in there

    o dear ur having a rough time!, ure not alone, ime really anoyed with my doctor, ive had hot flushes for about 3years now, i learned to live with that and had an electric fan in every room!, ive gained nearly 4 stone, my periods have been as regular as clock work until december i was 6 weeks late, extremely anxious, tearful and moody, anyway after lengthy research ive read about natural progesterone cream, its 100% and has no side effects, p.s my doctor never told me about this!, and said ime not perienopausal!, i no my own body but he didnt listen!, wellsprings progesterone has helped my hot flushes a lot :), and the progesterone ream helps to balance your hormones given time, the main thi.g thats worrying me is chronic diarhea, sorry about the spelling, i have brain fog just lately, in april i had diahorrea every day for 6 weeks!, i had blood tests all clear, and ive got it again now, had it for 10 days in a row :(, my love life has gone yhrough the window, altbough my partener is wonderfully understanding, has anybody out there had chronic diahorrea?, is there any natural treatments?, and ladies hang on i. there, wele get through this together :)

    I wish to be male, I'm 21 years old and part of the Channel Isles. I know that you have to wait 2years to be considered for the full transistion and there lays part of my problem...My doctor reconizes I am Gender Disphoric but there no steps forward at all as she enforces I need a Job before I can even be considered for treatment but this is why I don't think I am been taking seriously as well as fact support is limited on our island. Besides this I have asbergers and a VERY unsupportive family. I can barely stand this anymore and not knowing how to persent myself is constant torture..As I know if I dare let myself be happy and be my TRUE gender, that my family will scorn and hate me and my mum will blame me more and more for her illness..I feel like i'm a prisoner, i shy away from life like its going to tear me apart, i hate myself so much and its hard to grasp who i am and each day feels like a bitter year and i don't want to go on but just be fixed Is there anything you can advise?





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    It's a really difficult situation but you are not alone. There are loads of places - both in real life and online - you can go to meet other people in your situation and talk to specialists. I'd suggest visiting some chatrooms (lauras playground is good for meeting people and is safe, you can google it) and do a search to see if there are any transgender or specifically FTM support groups on your island. I know with aspergers talking and meeting new people can be difficult, but in - definitely mine, but i presume this goes for most - support groups you don't have to speak or talk unless you want to, just listening is okay and having that safe space to be yourself is important. Good luck :)

    Get out of that island and do your best to be away from the people that torment you. Are you completely sure you cannot find a nice or far away nephew or uncle that could support you on this? If not, you will be very much on your own so watch out. You may want to go far away and find a job, then make fiends in a short term studying group. Studying groups are the safest groups of people I can think about. Because you will need support. Do you go to church, can you trust them? With a job and the right people’s support you will be able to move forward into the followings steps of your transition. The best of all for you!!!

    not to add to your confusion but if you identify as female and are attracted to men then you're straight. not gay.

    Can you help me? I cant find how to check my brain gender?

    Get your GP to refer you to a gender identity clinic!

    hi i am also 14 and feel the same way. Personally i think it is a phase of experimentation and confusion. However i never seem to talk camp. hope this helps.

    Wow! That explains why. I eat branflakes up to 3 times a day, loads of fruit etc. I could ear more fibre even if I tried. So understand my confusion now I got hit with this shit disease.

    I scored 19 very female both my ring fingers are longer but I do identify as having gender dysphoria





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    I have been living as a women now for 8 years, Changed my name by deed poll Passport driving licence all in my name Jess etc etc etc. I have been seen by a doctor in london and told I`m suffering Gender Dysphoria. I have been on hormons for the same number of years.I have now retired and can`t afford to travel to London any more . So asked my doctor to refer me to Leed s gender clinic,He won`t help at all. I wrote to the head Of commissoining PCT in Lelyand Lancashire. After taking a full year to reply with the information and the corrEct pathway, that I already new.They said they had spoken to my doctor and he wished to speak to me about my request .Stll no luck. I`m at my wits end I get down I live alone .I have lost members of my family, yet I still have to be what I am What can I do .I live in a village and there are no other doctors to go to .I have walked out of my doctors and again felt numb and in shock again. nowwhere to turn, Feel desperate .I`m on black Market drugs, having no blood test at all now, and worried they might harm me. Jess

    hi im 18 years old and for what seems a long time i have been getting i strong smelling discharge. it sometime really smells and i hate being around people as i think they can smell it. i went the doctors but in some confusion never got the results. im really worried and wish is would go way please help.





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    The first step is to go to your GP, I believe, and tell them. Then they'll refer you to a specialist in gender identity issues. I believe you can't legally start hormones until you're over 16, but they can put you on hormone blockers.

    Sorry, but in re-reading what I wrote, I see I wrote the wrong thing for #4. What I meant to write was "pin-hole phimosis." Sorry for the confusion.

    hi im a 25 year old male. my problem is i noticed that my gender area shrivles to a much smaller size than normal would this be caused from cannabis as i am a smoker.





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    I am a 18 almost 19 year old MTF Transsexual. I came out and told my mum when I was turning 12, it was the best thing as she was so understanding. She then contacted my school where I seen an educational psychiatrist that referred me to a psychiatrist at my local GP hospital. I was referred to a clinic called the Sandyford initiative clinic in Glasgow Scotland where I seen a Gender specialist who then told me that I was basically a transsexual. I had to keep going back to get further checkups to make sure that what I was feeling wasn't a faze and I was truly adamant about what I was feeling. I was then told that I was to young for any additional treatment to pursue my body's desire, but I could go on a blocker that could stop puberty from continuing any further (GNrh agnostic therapy)which was injected into my leg every three months. I am now on hormone treatment and getting facial/genital laser hair removal. I am now on a waiting list to undergo my gender transition which I cannot wait for. But for all those people out there, please don't hide it, as once puberty has done its damage it's very hard to go back almost impossible, and most people will be understanding as this horrible condition is becoming more common and open in life today.





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    Amy! Click on the 'you can test the gender of your brain by downloading the form here'. It's just under the bulk of writing, it's a word document and you just answer the questions and place yourself on the male-female scale

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