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    Hi if suffered for what seems to be h.s I just wanted to know is it hereditary and can it be transmitted





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    Hi Jodie HS cannot be transmitted - it is just something that you have. I've had it since I was 16 but not diagnosed until I was 19. Sadly, not much is know about it so GP's rarely have much info - I was lucky that it was picked up by a locum and gave me welcomed peace so well worth asking you GP about it specifically. Many forums have said that it can be hereditary although I think that it is different for everyone. Antibiotics don't work for me but there are other preventative methods such as washing in Head and Shoulders (because of the zinc) and taking turmeric tablets seem to help me - I guess it's jut finding something that works for you. Good luck and if you think you have it I would definitely recommend joining an online support group - it helps knowing that there are others out there and getting some tried and tested methods for keeping it at bay.

    Hi Jodie HS cannot be transmitted - it is just something that you have. I've had it since I was 16 but not diagnosed until I was 19. Sadly, not much is know about it so GP's rarely have much info - I was lucky that it was picked up by a locum and gave me welcomed peace so well worth asking you GP about it specifically. Many forums have said that it can be hereditary although I think that it is different for everyone. Antibiotics don't work for me but there are other preventative methods such as washing in Head and Shoulders (because of the zinc) and taking turmeric tablets seem to help me - I guess it's jut finding something that works for you. Good luck and if you think you have it I would definitely recommend joining an online support group - it helps knowing that there are others out there and getting some tried and tested methods for keeping it at bay.

    I am a mixed race Afro-carribean person therefore my skin complexion is quite light but my penis is extremely dark I know this is hereditary because my dad has the same problem but are there any solutions?





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    Hi, I am 21 years old and I've had light pinkish coloring (which I heard was the lack of pigmentation) and it's on my stomach. My question: Is it hereditary and is there I anything I can do or use to get rid of the "pigmentation?" Also, it will get itchy on occasion.





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    My mum had/has endometriosis and was diagnosed age 17. I started my period around 8 months ago, but this month, it's really heavy and the clots can be around the size of a two pound coin :| I'm quite scared and am worrying whether it could be endometriosis and whether endometriosis is hereditary. Oh and I'm 15 :/





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    they say it runs in family's but im the only one in my family who's has it .im always having big clots in my periods but av never took it up with doctors , the best way is to get checked out early n good luck n hope ur ok by now x

    i suffer from excessive body hair and i'd like to know how to get rid of it as i've been told that the laser is not a solution for people of colour. i'm african but do not suffer form diabetes and do not have any excess of male hormones as some tests have been taken some years ago. I just want to know if there's a solution to how to get rid of a hereditary condition. Thanks for taking the time to read this mail.





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    HI i was diagnosed with polands syndrome when i was 6 months old. I am 30 now. I Had two breast ops at 13 I had a saline implant in with butterfly clip to inflate deflate the implant. After it became uncomfortable I had second op at 23 and had a saline gel implant put in. I was told they have a " 10 year sell by date " as they put it. is this correct and am i able to breast feed ?, i have no children yet. Is it hereditary? nobody have confirmed these for me yet.





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    I think implant wise you should probably get it reviewed. Although I had the saline expander in and was told as long as I was happy it could stay put. In the end I found the port bit uncomfy so went in for my second operation for the permanant implant. Since then I've had my little girl and although I didn't breast feed as I wasn't sure if I could, both breasts leaked milk, and it was infact the affected side that was first to. So the milk ducts seem to be totally unaffected. I checked my little girl and she has no signs. I don't think it is hereditary as they have found no cause for it, and also nobody in my family have had it.

    Nature is brilliant at compensating Jo. I have breast fed all of my children [tho I admit I had to suppliment my prem twins] and this was acheived with one breast only. The only minor drawback is having to keep a selection of external prosthesis handy if you are self-conscious of asymmetry as your breast changes size by the hour as the milk comes in. I got by by a mixture of baggy tops and the immense satisfaction of succeeding in feeding despite my PS. And re being hereditory, I have had a large family and there are no major PS issues. Having a multiple pregnancy with a naturally narrow pelvis was actually of more concern to the medics...

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    I am 25 years old, nearly 26 and have suffered with night terrors and nightmares for as long as I can remember. recently my daughter of 20 months has started with sitting up screaming (still asleep) and thrashing in her bed usually taking a good few minutes to calm her. I read that if a parent suffers with them, then so does the child, is this true as I have them due to childhood experiences and cant see it being a hereditary thing. also is there anything I can do to prevent these for my daughter, if its upsetting me surely its upsetting her too?





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    Hi I'm 17 years old (girl) and I haven't started my period yet... I've recently had a hip operation and was told that the stress of it could have halted the process... But for so long... I also got really depressed afterwards and had to go on anti depressants... Am still on them ...I am overwieght and I always have been ... Never been able to be a "normal" weight... I'm not sure if there's something wrong with me due to my operation or if its actually a hereditary problem...? I've seen doctors but they just want to do tests... I've had enough of hospitals after my hip was pinned and plated... So is there something wrong with me that I haven't started yet or am I just over reacting? Thanks for the help :)





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    Is it ok to donate bone marrow if you have depression? I am on 30mg of citalopram daily to help with mood levels. I read the criteria and I worry I might not be quite right as its a long term problem. I've hard it since I was young and believe it to be hereditary from my mothers side. I am already on the organ donor registration and willing to give blood etc. For me it makes me feel good knowing I can help others and would hate for my depression to stop me. I also smoke and I have been told this stops you from donating, like blood, and I really want to. Is it true?





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    My daughter is 14 this month and hasn't yet started her periods. I have polycystic ovary (left side only!) and wondered if it's hereditary? I started around 11-12 years old and am slightly concerned. My daughter is also epileptic and takes Lamotrigine and levetiracetam (keppra) would this cause a disturbance to puberty and periods? She has started developing breasts and has underarm hair, but no pubic hair, surely this is slightly unusual???





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    MY 18yr old daughter has ezema,she has recently been to the hospital she is going to have skin tests to see if she is allergic to anything,the doctor has informed her that he thinks it is hereditary after discussing this with her Dad we both have a good idea that no one in either family has ever had a skin complaint or an allergy so how can this be hereditary.





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    The doctor I went to, had told me that mine was hereditary. My father has is, so does my grandfather and his brothers. I've been through every single treatment and antibiotics you can think of. Also creams, and yet to have found my solution. Reading all these comments and stuff I now know that I can have surgery. I was told from my doctor that it was hereditary, that it was just something I was to deal with. Unfortunately. Even though that was almost 10-11 years ago. Maybe they will tell me otherwise.

    Is this syndrome hereditary?





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    Is Eczema hereditary?





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    It is probably hereditary. Someone on your family must have had bunions.

    To add to above I have been told its hereditary as I have had regular periods and have had 3 children so have nothing wrong with me!

    Are inverted nipple hereditary ? as i have one and it looks like my daughter has one to , would the doctors do anything to help her now as she is only 7 , I don't want her to suffer like have





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    I was told it wasnt hereditary! Apparently it is something that happens on the 41st day of pregnancy!

    i have the same problem as Gill..posted 12th june 09,only that with mine genus valgum, it was hereditary, if there are any treatments, please i will want to know,





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    Medical term for this is saringoma...I also have this thing in my eyes...it will never be removed..it's hereditary. .I tried cautirization..but after 2 years it appears again..

    I have varicose veins is hereditary. I go to GP several time , they give me socks , but I have lot a pain and aesthretic look very bad. I standing all day in my work. How much and where surgery can be done?





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    hey varsha i got the same issue...and guess what my folks told the same they say its hereditary and i'm suffering from past three years..i tried all possible things first it was not all that bad when i was 19 but now since i'm 21 its got worse....

    i have them on my eye lids and my cheeks, i went to my doctor and he said just pop them with a sterile needle, not the best option as its very sore and quite dangerous when you have 1 eye closed, are there any creams for them? also are they hereditary, as my mum and sister have them also.





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    I have them on my cheeks and on large one on my left eyelid. About four years ago i went to a beautician and payed approximately £60 for all of them to be popped. This left me with a pizza face. My skin was blotchy and pierced afterwards and having so many removed from around my eyes was painful,making me feel quite sick. The spots came back quite quickly once my skin had healed and bigger than ever in some places. So it is not advised, especially around the eyes.

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    My doctor has said that it can be hereditary, but in terms of cross infection I don't think that it can be passed on. it is probably an idea to practice good hygiene, such as not sharing towels etc.

    Hi, I have suffered with constipation all my life as did my mother before me so not sure if it's hereditary. Sometimes I only go to the loo for a wee with no feeling of wanting to poo but when I get there I'll do one. I also have piles and now my poo is hard and has scratched my bottom and I have bled quite a bit.





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    Hey im 13 and a 32A... i know people younger than me who are 34DD's! Its kinda depressing now... and even worse, they're not even both the same size. the right is smaller than the left, but i know its normal and hereditary cos my mum has it. I think i'll end up being a 34D like my mum but it seems to small for me, and they're taking aages to grow!





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    Hello,i have read your comment and you sound the same as me. I am 14 and a AA cup size it is depressing for me as well but you should feel good about the fact your mum is a good size and you soon will be to. You might not have big boobs but I bet you have other lovley things about you. Please reply.

    I got a score of 37 and have an autistic daughter - there are studies that suggest autism is hereditary. However this test is not definitive, it could be giving high scores to the shy, those going through the awkward teens and people with low self-esteem.





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    I'm getting loads of ache on my face and back, its like a nuke crater of it on my face. My brother had acne from 10-26, could it be hereditary?





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    i have PCOS and was told that it could be hereditary and my daughter has now started her periods (she is 13) and i wondered if she should get checked for it. Her periods are regular and she is in the first year of having them





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    I have had acne from about the age of 12...I am now nearly 35! This condition really gets me down. Have had nunerous treatments over the years,including from a dermatologist (Roacuttane). Having been to my doctors again this week, he says it is hereditary and there is nothing that can be done, I am taking anti-biotics which help to keep the infection under control. Can anybody recommend anything else??? Thanks.





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