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  • Atonic Bladder

    Ever been so desperate for the toilet you thought you might burst? Well that’s a bit like what having a case of atonic bladder feels like – all the time. Read more →

    Hi am 23 and am suffering from knee problems.Been two years now, and the doctors have said i have osteoarthiritis. My left knee gets stiff and unlocks and i have inability to even walk and i have tried accupuncture,physiotheraphy and i am also trying to do as much exercise at home. Due to this i have, i am having difficulties with everyday activities. I have no idea what to do.Please could you help me thank you





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    Hello, I'm a 30 yr old female in a long term relationship. I've recently noticed that when I swallow my boyfriend's semen, I have liquid diarrhea a few hours later. I had this with the boyfriend before him too but not before them. I am worried my upset stomach may be a warning about a potential allergy to semen and therefore an inability conceive. I've had a look online and can see I'm not the only one who has this problem but there are no solutions apart from "don't swallow..."





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    I believe that I have a anal fistula, however, I would describe the small opening to be more just beneath the end of my spine that around my anal opening. I have what seems to be a hard mass above the fistula. This mass can be painfull. If I press it blood and a very pale fluid can come out from the fistula. The amount of blood can be quite a lot. Is this normal with a fistula? I am seeing my GP next week but I am worried that fistulas typically need surgery to heal them. I am worried about the treatment cutting the muscles in the rectum and this leading to an inability to control my bowels. I am only 24 so this could be difficult to live with. I have private medical cover - are there alternative ways to fix fistulas?





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    i had the same thing and had to have an op to put it right ,get it seen to sooner rather than later.

    Thanks, I went to the doctor who put me on anti biotics (that I was allergic to!) and a cream for the cist. He said I actually have three very small openings. He suspects they all lead to this cist which is discharging. The cist seems to have gone down with the cream but the doctor said they would not operate on the openings as thy were so small. Should I just accept this or should some further investigation be done to find our where they lead to?

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    My 6 1/2 year old son has recently been having assessments in school due to what we thought we development issues. He is one of a non-identical twin and being August children myself and teachers thought he's just catch up. To some extent he has done incredibly well, there's not a great deal of difference in the quality of work between him and his brother althouhh, things like poor pencil grip and inability to concerntrate came to attention over the last few months. As a result of this, an occupational therapist has been involved and many many assessments have been take including the "Connor's test" which has sugested that he is on the Autisitic spectrum. Obviously I've found this difficult to digest given he is very bright, knowledgable and quick although has difficulty in putting things down on paper. My main concern is that this has come to light in his final few weeks at Infant school and will be moving to Junior school very shortly where I am told the headteacher is not particularly supportive. I have been told we will be referred to CAHMS, i'm just wondering what support is available to parent's and how I can further assist my child?





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    Hi.... I just wanted to offer you some words of support - my 6 year old son was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome over 2 years ago, the summer before he started school. At that time the bottom of our world fell away and i was left so worried about his future. We were awarded 15 hours a week classroom support for my son and he has now just moved up into year 2. He copes extremely well in a mainstream school and despite him finding somethings quite difficult to do e.g writing as pencil grip is weak he tries his absolute best in every way. He is funny and popular and his classmates seem to understand when he needs that little bit of time out away from the hussle and bussle. I havent received any real support but i am aware that there are some support groups out there - if you go on the national autistic website there may be a group near you. Unfortunately the one near to us closed down. Hope this has helped a little.

    I know you're probably going through the process now (albeit very slowly),but things seem to depend heavily on your local education authority alongside your primary care trust. From personal experience (I have two sons, both very different but both on the autistic spectrum), the medical side seems to assess and process your child (it is that heartless and clinical unfortunately), much faster than it takes the local education authority to pull their finger out. All I want to say to you is; write things down, meetings with God knows how many 'professionals' is not only daunting but emotionally exhausting when all you seem to be doing is dwelling on what your child can't do. That said, they have a legal obligation to EDUCATE your child and NOT sit them at their own workspace in front of a board filled with laminated symbols so as to fulfil their 'social inclusion' criterion and simultaneously prevent your child from interacting and disrupting the class. My lads are in advance of their peers in some areas but well behing in others. Things will get better but grit your teeth for many more meetings and repeating yourself ad nauseum. The NAS is brilliant for info and some American links are quite useful (the 'blame the upbringing' consensus doesn't apply so much here). I wish I could offer you more help but with cutbacks and everything, if your child presents as physically healthy, respite care and support from social services simply is not there (in Oldham where I am anyway).

    My girlfriend and I have recently started having sex together. Due to my inability to ejaculate while using a condom, and my girlfriend's persistence that she wants me to, we decided that we would start having sex without a condom (and she insisted that I release inside her). The morning after, she complained about burning and swelling, and went to see her doctor. The results came back, and they said that she has HSPH. She is very disheartened by this, because she knows that I'm unable to ejaculate when using a condom, and I'm very worried about hurting her! We don't have any desire to conceive children at the moment, so not being able to release inside her is not a concern of ours. So would I be correct in saying that if I pull out before I ejaculate, the risks of her suffering symptoms will be very low (even with the low amounts of pre-come released during intercourse)? I've found some of the information on this website very informative, thank you! While I've been researching this for us, I've also read that possible ways to reduce symptoms would be for my to be well hydrated (to dilute the semen), and to try and lower my body's acidity levels. I've also briefly read about a possible treatment called "Intravaginal Seminal Graded Challenge", which sounds like it works on building up an immunity to the semen? However, it was a brief article, so I'm not fully aware of how it works, and its validity etc... Feedback will be greatly appreciated! Thank you





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    It depends on how severe her reactions are and how sensitive her allergy is. I have HSPH and am just as effected by pre-ejaculate as I am by the full amount.

    I have been to the doctors several times about the possibility of having PCOS. I currently have severe acne, dark facial hair, inability to lose weight and irregular periods. However when having given a blood sample to my gp it becomes negative. This aggravates me as although my family do suffer from acne and the inability to lose weight, i seem to be the only one with facial hair and irregualr periods. This is distressing because of my fair skin and sometimes severe abdominal pain. Does a blood sample determine this condition and if it is not PCOS what is it?





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    I'am 57yrs old I have Diabetes type two,in 2005 I contracted CIDP.This has affected my muscles in my annus.Question,Could it also affect my inability to ejaculate seamen.I also get pain in my left groin.

    It sounds like sleep apnea if witnesses are telling you that your breathing stops. Speak with your doctor - advise them if you have any other symntoms too like headaches when you wake up (lack of oxygen), sweating (from the stress your body is under) or inability to stay awake.

    hi i was wondering if you could help... Since having my 2 children, 2nd child quite heavy i have had pain and inability to pass urine fully. The pain and discomfort is getting worse, and sex has now become uncomfortble but it's the passing urine thats the problem... hope you can help





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    I too had Bells Palsy 8 year ago whilst pregnant with my first child. I have had to just soldier on with my crooked smile and inability to raise on eyebrow. I have been offered little or no help from doctors. I would love to know if this surgery would work on me and whether it might be available on the NHS! Sorry I can't answer your question but I too would love to know the answer.

    My Boyfriend can manage to get an erection but is unable to ejaculate through sexual intercourse. He can ejaculate by hand. He also has a very low sex drive which I think maybe caused by his inability to ejaculate with sex. He often loses an erection during sex! Please help!





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    Hi Samantha, Firstly I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriends unfortunate condition. However do not despair, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I suffered a similar fate several years ago. I was told it was the medication I was on, it was just a slight hiccup it will sort itself out soon enough. Yeh right....not! I kept on at my GP but to no avail. I was under a consultant at my nearby hospital for something unconnected and mentioned my problem to him. He arranged some tests and gave me a rectal examination to check my prostate, all clear there. Then he arranged some blood tests and it was found that I had next to no Testosterone in my blood. Testosterone is what makes us blokes tick, the whoa look at that beauty, etc. etc. yada yada. You get the picture. It also affects our Libido and our erections and sometimes the ability to ejaculate during intercourse. Don't despair there is help. I started with Testosterone gel which I had to apply daily to my chest. It is important that it doesn't come into contact with females, for obvious reasons, it's the male hormone. To be honest it's very messy and didn't do much for me. I was then prescribed Testosterone injections. These are quite uncomfortable and have to be injected into a large muscle mass, i.e. Buttocks or thigh. Yippee I can now rise to the occasion on demand, sometimes though too much for my good lady, who now requests at least a couple of days rest in between, lol. I hope this gives you some hope and something to look forward to. Don't give up, please, and it's not your boyfriend going off you or that he doesn't fancy you any more. It's not his fault, but there is hope and help. Good luck and be good to each other.

    I'm 32 and have a few problems that may be related. My foreskin dose not pull all the way back while erect. This does not bother me or give me any pain so I have never sort advice about it. What I do have is an inability to ejaculate. Most people think it is a blessing that I can hold an erection for over an hour without any problem, however when I am with my wife, sometimes we just want to finish the love making. Just stopping without an ejaculation leave me feeling frustrated and sometimes that I am not doing something right. Please help.





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    For over 10 years, I have been experiencing some wriggling and wiggling –like movement all over my body including my scrotum. I have gone for several blood tests but nothing had been detected. I also think it’s the root cause of my inability to father a child- developed Azospermia. I honestly feel this is a result of some kind of unidentified virus. I don’t mind coming in to see you, if appointed; being recommended to a specialist that may be able to help.





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    Bad breath can be caused by inability to digest diary products. I've given them up and it has helped a lot. It can also be caused by tonsil stones, which are small roundish compacted food particles caught in 'holes' in the tonsils. These can be washed out if you're lucky by spraying water into the holes with a syringe. Stress is another known cause.





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    I think you're asking about "the angle of the dangle." The fact is that when erect, penises will point in just about every direction there is: some point straight up, actually touching the tummy; some point straight out; many others in between; and then there are those that curve downward. Yup! That's right. When some guys are "up," they are down. Then there are the curves to the left and the right. As long as all these variations do not cause any discomfort or inability to have satisfying sex, then nothing is wrong with any of them.

    I am 44 years of age and have 3 children. I have what I can only describe as feeling like a turkey neck insde my vagina, most pronounced before a period. I did go to my doctor about this problem about 18 months ago, describing all my symptoms which include, very heavy periods, inability to keep a tampon in, lack of tightness, bladder leakage and constipation. Is it possible that I have a prolapse vagina. I would appreciate any advice you may be able to give me.





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    Hello, I am very concerned as I have an inability to control urine. I can stop myself from going but once I move some comes away ( enough to soak my pants. I have also felt an uncomfortable feeling like a tampon coming out so I checked. I have a large bulge inside my vagina on my left side, big enough to stop access of my fingers to check further. I am really worried if this requires an operation and also what has collapsed. Any reply would be fantastic, thank you, Julie





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    My sister has the checking thing really badly and an inability to throw out rubbish !! She has had a diagnosis of OCD for many years and has found behavioural therapy some help! I belive it never really goes, I think it is some type of insecurity , but the BEST thing about you is that you are not in denial and you will have to learn 'coping mechanisms ' and confide in those that can help. More than anything, learn to trust someone , confide with them and 'laugh' about it . Sounds silly but you will get some relief!

    Yes, all of this is normal. Penises will bend and curve in every which direction - left, right, up and down. As long as the bending or curving is not too extreme as to cause physical discomfort or inability to have sex, then these are all part of normal variation. It is also normal for one testicle to be slightly larger than the other, as well as to be higher or lower than the other. As for the slight liquid at the tip, this is "pre-cum" which is a natural lubricant that your body produces to get the inside of your urethra ready for ejaculation. Some guys produce a LOT, others not so much.

    im 17 and have had funnel chest for as long as i can remember. I've always been teased about it and find it really embarrising. Recently it's been more of an issue with girlfriends and i have started to notice the hole getting deeper and lower ribs sticking out more as i grow. Just the other week i started noticing physical symptoms, a short sharp pain in my chest and the inability to breathe properly for a few minutes while exercising. Should I be worried tom ???





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    very embarrassed by my inability to maintain full erection for long enough to satisfy my partner for any length of time.usually only stay for about 5 minutes before i lose hardness.she's very understanding but i wish to perform well for her pleasure.tried golden root herbal tablets and that improves my erection sometimes,but feel like a letdown without them and wish there was a permanent fix so i don't have to rely on tablets.makes me feel inadequate.help please.......





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    Ive been suffering with exactly the same symptoms from the tender nose to bad smell but my symptoms also include 2 very large lumps in my right nostril, regular nosebleeds which are getting worse and inability to sleep due to not being able to breathe. I have found nothing on the internet and have only just been referred to an ent specialist but cant be seen until april ! Im at a loss as ive had countless blood tests which has confirmed I have no infections etc but have shown up a blood clotting disorder and feel my gp isnt taking me seriously.

    I can tell you with 100% certainty that the inability to blow your nose like normal is coke related and you more than likely have a perforated septum. The reason you have to block one side is because of that hole. There needs to be a blockage and one exit in order to blow the nose properly but the perforation in a sense gives it 2 exits and therefore you are unable to blow your nose without blocking one. The swallowing could be an anxiety thing. If this happened once and it scared you then you are more likely to think about it and the "make" it happen again.

    It sounds as if your cases should have been taken more seriously and logged correctly!! Please continue to make a fuss; you are not meant to put up with this level of discomfort and inability to lead a normal life. Maybe a change of doctor or contacting a local newspaper or MP to help? Or go to the local casualty/A&E dept, when flares up really badly. Your NHS file should be transferred to the new surgery if you change to a different doctors' practice. Good luck but please try a change of tack.........

    Thanks for sharing! There really is a midlife crisis for most men and it has a medical name; Aging Male Syndrome or Andropause.Unlike Menopause, Aging Male Syndrome does not result in the inability to reproduce. Let me share this article I read recently http://anti-aging-today.us/aging-male-syndrome-are-you-a-suffer/





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  • Asymmetric  breasts

    Episode 3

    Patients consulted and diagnosed by the doctors in Episode 3 included sufferers with Asymmetrical Breasts, Urinary Incontinence, a problem toenail, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), as well as some irritating ingrowing hairs. Dr Jessen also embarked on a… Read more →

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