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    I am 64 and have suffered over weight since my late twenty's the weight has slowly increased and my diet decreased I now only eat vegetables and fruit little wholemeal bread and everything is weighed but I am still 15stone My doctor diagnosed a low active thyroid and over some months increased and increased the dosage which gave me angina it has now been reduced to 25 mg but the weight problem is worse I have reduced my intake to an oat breakfast and one other vegetable meal about late afternoon.I eat oranges and carrots as snacks I have two dogs and walk about two miles a day I live on a steep hill and by the time I get home I am exhausted tired all the time. Getting so depressed over my weight I am on the verge of being bulimic out of desperation. Help please





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    Too many carbs and sugar in your diet, I would suspect. Carrots and oranges - very high in sugar. I would swop to protein and cut down on the vegetables. You may be starving yourself and your body is holding onto your fat. Wholemeal bread - disastorous! Please look up Zoe Harcombe, I think her diet would really help you. I hope you keep up with the walking though, it will build strong bones and muscle resistance which will help in later years. Good luck.

    i am experiencing my tremors from last 1 month.it starts when i was on my laptop and take red bull same time my fingers starts to shake suddenly then after a day i feel severe head ache pain and numbness and my whole body was numbed my bp was 150/90 that time i go to cardioloist they give me tenormin and have ETT and ECG both are clear and then i go to take second opinion from cardiologist they stop my medicines and they said you are very young to take these medicines my age is 27 years male then after a week my whole body is shaking and feel numbness in head then i go to physician they told me to take inderal 40 mg a day ,i took this drug for 2 weeks when i was taking this drugs i feel my tremors are fine but i can feel my heart beat in my whole body.i am not taking inderal now.my all tests of thyrooid sugar and urine other test are clear and my bp is now normal but i still feel tremors in my whole body.i just frightened that it can be increased progressively with the age.can any body help me in this.is this ET or something else?





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    Saad seems like you have several health problems going on ..ie heart an essential tremor.you've been taking tablets from your drs so you must give them a chance to work for you ..me personally it's the allergic reaction to the strong tablets ie primidone and beta blockers but im just trying a new one ..fingers crossed ....keep in touch saad .also only a. Neurologist can diagnose e.t.

    Hi, Im 20 and at the peak of my physical fitness. I used to date (2 year, sexually active for 1 year) my ex partner. She had hyperhidrosis in many places on her body and she was born with it as a child. She and her two sisters all have HH to some degree. But after around 2 months of having sexual intercourse, I did not change in physical fitness levels but I also started to sweat all over my body even in a slightly warm environment and sometimes I now sweat even in an air conned office!. As the weather in the past couple of days has increased in temp, I know have to shower 5/6 times a day to keep clean. Is there any way at all I could of 'inherited' HH or a form of it?, I understand that she said it doesn't work like that but I just wanted to clarify before I go to my GP. Thanks, Hope you can get back to me. C.





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    Hi, I'm 33, and 35 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I've always had skin tags along my bra line, but since becoming pregnant, they've increased. I've changed to a bigger bra size but they are still painful. I have to put a plaster over some of them. The other morning I woke up and one of them was very sore and there was dried blood everywhere, as if it had ripped. Some of my other moles have become really dry, and sore, and seem to be coming away from my body. Should I wait until the baby is born to get these sorted? Or is this another 'normal' symptom of pregnancy? Thanks.





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    Is there an increased risk of breast cancer in men with gynaecomastia?





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    Apparently not: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-breast-health/diagnosis/benign/gynaecomastia/

    What is the youngest age you can get breast cancer, and is my chance of getting it increased if people in my family have had it ?





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    if a close relative has breast or ovarian cancer at an early age you could be more at risk of breast cancer. if more than one relative has breast or ovarian cancer you may be eligable for genetic testing for the brca1 and brca2 gene

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    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!!





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    I recently had Pelive Inflammatory Disease for which I was on a course of anti-biotics for two weeks. My symptoms have gone away now and I still have some residual pain but I am hoping that I can recover. I have noticed a dramatic increase the amount and length of hair on my face and body. It is blonde and fair and I do not feel it has increased in thickness. I am worried that my hormones may be all over the place as a result of PID, I have been pregnant once when I was 18 (I am 21 now) I had an ultrasound scan and it did not show any cysts on my ovaries. Can POCS develop later in life? I am worried that this increase in hair could be due to that (my diet is really bad I think this could have triggered POCS and as a result my hormones are becoming more masculine). Shall I go to my GP or should I leave it a few months to see if the hair settles?





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    Hi i am from Ireland iv been in and out of the hospital since i'm 15 years old and i got told i have pocs an i have all the symptoms and i was on 7 different pills and not one worked on me i get blood tests done every few months to check my hormone balance is but it hasn't changed and now i'm 22 years old and i had a miscarriage and i took 7 tests and 3 came up positive and 4 came out negative i went to the hospital and they told me i lost the baby and now i am on metformin bluefish 500mg to see will it work ill write back and let yous know how i get on. if anyone else has any other ways the can help please let me know.

    Lately some small bright red dots/spots have started appearing around my genital's glans,at first they were a few,but now they have increased in number. They tingle sometimes although they do not seem to hurt. And Im still underage so I don't practice anything serious,what could it be?





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    Hello. I have had what I think is a pile for 3 years and it is really getting me down to the point where I don't want to have sex with my new boyfriend. I have tried all creams and suppositories and also increased my fibre, fruit and vegetable intake as well as taking fybogel daily. What is an anal fissure and how do I know if I have one?





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    I'm 15 and I have a lot of excess hair all over my body - it is especially noticable on my face and lower back. I had an eating disorder 2 years ago which increased the amount of hair, and have just recovered from a relapse which has increased it yet again, however I am also aware that my excess hair is also genetic. I am looking for something as permenant as possible, however my hair is naturally fair and therefore not suitable for lazer, and I would prefer to avoid going on the pill as to avoid weight gain - do you have any advice please ?





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    Oliver is correct with everything he said. The only thing I would add is that it can be an optical illusion because extreme body builders who add lots and lots of muscle bulk are many times horrified to see themselves in a mirror, thinking that their penis has shrunk. It hasn't. Instead, the overall body size has increased, and relative to the larger body, the penis looks smaller.

    Hi, it is absolutely normal! That measurement is gained by measuring the smallest part of your body just under the breasts. I was a 28 too at a young age. As you get older and your whole body grows this size may or may not increase. I am now 20 and remain a 28, but my cup size has increased to a DD.

    I am 26 years old ever since having my little girl 7 years ago I have noticed increased changes in my body my hair on my head has become greasy with in a couple of hours of washing feeling very tired and not with it sometimes. My hunger level has also increased my moods changing constantly for one minute feelingt o happy to down in the dumps there is definatly something wrong I have been to the doctors and they say this is normal at your age but this all started after having my child how can this be normal for a women of my age I just really need help to this problem now as it's getting me down for the past couple of years I don't feel normal at all and it does make me paranoid thinking what others are thinking about the way I act please help with this thanks





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    Im 18 and I watched a repeat of the program last night and heard a shocking statistic that if you get sunburn when your 15 you have 50% increased change of getting skin cancer (..or something to that effect). I go on holiday every year and every year I get burnt even though I wear spf 60 sun lotion and don't go in the sun between 11am - 3pm. I'm concerned that because I've been burnt so many times my chances of cancer are increased considerably. I was wondering if there are any signs I can look out for?





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    I am 20 years old and have suffered from excess facial hair (chin and upper lip) for as long as I can remember. I've been to the doctor and been tested twice for POS, which I don't have. I have increased testosterone levels and have been on a high dosage oestrogen pill for a few years now. I've had laser treatment every 4 months for the last 5ish years and it's making no difference. I don't know what else to try! I also have increased hair on my chest, stomach, and back. It really gets me down.





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    My vitiligo appeared on my knees after I had an accident when I was about 7. I was told that the colour would eventually come back, but it never did. From the age of about 13 it started to appear on other parts of my body - finger tips, ankles, armpits. However it has never been on my face or arms so it was a secret that I tried to keep to myself for a number of years - feeling ashamed that I didn't 'fit in' with other young girls. I used to cry myself to sleep at night and wish that a cure would be found. I thought that no man in his right mind would ever want someone that had white patches on their body...but this is not true. Since meeting my boyfriend over a year ago my confidence has increased so much - he finds it amazing that I was ever so worried about it. And all of my close friends and family don't even notice it. The even better news is that the patches on my knees have all but disappeared which just shows that it can disappear almost as easily as it appears. People will love you for who you are not whether you are the same colour all over your body.





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    Hello Nicole, Yes you will definitely swell down there; that is, your lips will become fatter (and probably pinker) and your vagina may well "tent" or expand. You will also produce a lubricating fluid ( which, from what I remember is a mixture of fluids many of which are also present on the outside of your body). The warm feeling may well be due to the fact that all the previously mentioned "symptoms" are due to an increased blood flow in that area. All this is completely normal as far as I know.

    You could have the cyst monitored by regular ultrasound scans. I too had an ovarian cyst and used to suffer a lot of pain. It started out small but unfortunately increased in size over about a year. They decided to operate and when they did it had actually increased to about 12.5 cms. They also diagnosed endometriosis ( only possible through laporoscopy ) and this was the underlying cause of the cyst. My advce would be to have it regularly monitored by ultrasound and keep a diary of how bad the pain is over the next 6-12 months and I'm sure if you most definitely need surgery by then, your gynaecologist will recommend this. Hope this helps. Good luck for the future x

    I am a nanny to a two year old Type 1 diabetic boy - typical symptoms of diabetes are an increased thirst, increased hunger and urinating a lot more frequently. Vision can also get blurry too due to high sugar levels in the blood. Diabetics HAVE to eat regularly, a controlled diet so that they can have their insulin at the same time to equal their blood sugars, so I would not advise skipping meals as this wouldn't help. There is definitely no way you can stop yourself from having type 1 diabetes, especially not in terms of drinking more and not eating. If you're worried something's wrong I'd say go to the doctors.

    hello fellow sweaty people! Well i have always sweated more than most but in the last two years' it has increased so dramatically its actually really affecting my whole life. i have actually just come home early from work because i had an attack of the sweats so bad that my whole body was soaking! I sweat so bad during these "attacks" that it is literally like a running tap from my armpits and my whole body has joined in now! not a very feminine trait! i have been to the doctors several times but they dont seem to understand how badly this is affecting me, my confidence and self esteem no longer exists! I think it must be horomone related as its a million times worse when i have my period. I feel like hiding away from the world! I have a doctors appointment so trying to research as much as i can before i go in, he's gotta do something to get this sorted its ruining my life!





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    My periods are seriously messed up and confused! I am obese, very much so and suffer from IIH. For about a year i started to bleed too regularly, especially spotting after sex. I went to the doctor, saw specialists but they found no cause. Hormones were considered but could have caused issues with the IIH. I heard nothing back. Now i am near the other end of the scale, i found everything stopped for a couple of months, except for spotting after sex at times...only if i orgasm. now there is a bit of a cycle but very very weak. I am lost and confused. Talked to my GP who put it down to weight, but that though very very high has not increased in this time. Is this all down to weight even if it hasnt increased? i want to have children but obviously this wont help with that, nor will my weight but exercise worsens my IIH. Just not sure what to do and feeling very faulty.





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    Hi im 22 and also suffer from IIH, im in the same place as you and the doctors tell me its because of my weight, they allways pressure me to loose weight but when i excercise my IIH gets worse and the headaches are terrible, my doctor has refered me to my local gym as its free for 12 weeks and i get a personal trainer, i wished she had done this when i first got IIH which was 2 years ago, excersise does help but you have to give it alot of time to make a difference :)

    go to a sexual health clinic tell them you wish to have a marina coil fitted, this stooped my periods and help get rid of back pain and depression caused by my periods . this in turn helped my iih as i was not so stressed out. good luck. i also had a thyroid test done at my request. after years of being told to loose weight and asking for help from gps after a move the new gp was shocked to find an extremely low count so now on meds. just started them but hope to find the weight going soon. oh super drugs on migraine tablets help my headaches.

    Hi , Ive been suffering with Vaginal Pain and an increased amount of discharge for a few years now, which is gradually getting worse. I can bearly have sex as the pain is unbearable and this month I couldnt even insert a tampon when on my monthly cycle. The pain seems to be on the inside , and after intercourse still painful including sore's around the opening of the Vagina. Ive also noticed my vaginal discharge has increased and seeps through my undewear on to my clothing. Im currently under the Gynae section at the hospital , and had some biopsies taken in Jan 10 , my follow up appointment to discuss results etc is next week , but im sure if I had anything serious I would of had an appointment sooner?!! Please help/advise , its making my relationship difficult because of my in ability of having intercourse. Thanks





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    i am 56 years old,and have suffered the last 16 years with pain inside my vaginal area,which makes sex unbearable. I am married,and imust have the most patient man on the planet for him to go without sex. We have been together 23 years,but it is only recently with speaking to my mum that i found out she has vulvadynia which is very similar to what i am suffering. My mum takes all kinds of medication which has hasnt helped at all. Recently the pain has gone to the outside of the vagina it is like weeing broken glass. I have mentioned it to my doctor in passing,but im fed up now,and want a normal relationship with my husband,and my doctor who is very empathic is going to find ways to help me. So watch this space hopefully i will be able to help my lovely mum too

    hi im a 33yo healthy male. Over the last 2/3 years my stomach and waist has increased in size but nothing else has. I have gone from s size 28/30 inch waist to a 34 inch waist. I am very active, exercise regularly and eat sensibly. It has got to the stage now where very conscious of how I look and try to avoid going out as people looking at me as I think I look like a pregnant matchstick. I don't seam to have gained any size or weight anywhere else on my body. Has anyone any ideas what could cause this or how to change it





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    Hi, i had the same problem and they said there was nothing wrong with me! It's the most frustrating thing ever when you know there is something up. I actually went on Healthexpress.co.uk and got perscribed Metronidazole online to clear it up. It's a bit pricey but at least you don't have to deal with doctors who don't take you seriously. Hopefully it works. Taken off of wiki- 'Research has shown a link between trichomoniasis and two serious sequelæ. Data suggest that: Trichomoniasis is associated with increased risk of transmission of HIV. Trichomoniasis may cause a woman to deliver a low-birth-weight or premature infant. Trichomoniasis is also associated with increased chances of cervical cancer Evidence implies that infection in males potentially raises the risks of prostate cancer development and spread due to inflammation.[12] Additional research is needed to fully explore these relationships.'

    It has taken my GP around two years to finally figure out that I do need to see a gynaecologist. Beforehand I have only heard that I am making things up and that there is nothing wrong with me. I have suffered every day from lower back and hip pain, shooting down my thigh and making my leg numb, pain after intercourse, pain when passing urine and increased frequency, pains n my bowels when the food masses where moving through it, etc. I have been dismissed with another lot of antibiotic in hand that where just a useless strain on my tired body. Finally at the age of 30 I checked myself in to A&E with an udescribable pain, vomitting and shaking which I could not control. Turned out that my body was in toxic shock due to a ruptured cyst. I have waited for another 2 months for the surgery to be finally diagnosed with deep pelvic endometriosis in the worst possible stage of advancement. By the time my doctors started treating me seriously, all my internal organs are now fused by the deasease and the extent of it made them now refer me to the best specialists in the UK. Knowing my story please remember - be persistant, do not let the GP tell you taht you're making things up! You know your body best and the doctor you're seeing may as well be slowly ruining your life as the illness progresses.





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    I used to have shaky hands, bad sweats, heart palpatations, dizzy spells and lack of sleep. It became so unbearable that i went to the doctors. I was tested and diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I was put on propranolol and carbimazole. This got my thyroid under control for 6 months, I then developed a full body rash which was diagnosed as an allergic reaction to the propranolol. I was admitted to hospital and given extreme medication and creams applied 4-5 times a day. It has taken the rash 7 weeks to clear on my body but is still very much active on my scalp. I have had to stop taking my thyroid medication as the GP's were unsure what caused the rash. My thyroid is extremely high and my initial symptoms have increased massively. I am awaiting more results to determine when I can restart my medication. My advice to anyone with any similar symptons, seek medical advise immediately!

    A couple of years ago I suddenly gained about 2 stone in weight over a few months. I have since remained at that increased weight despite reducing portions etc. I have never dieted in my life but remained a pretty constant weight for the whole of my adult life and despite a so-called normal thyroid blood test result wonder if my thyroid is to blame. I am constantly tired, have no energy, fall asleep anywhere and have lost a lot of body hair too.





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    When I aged between 15-25 blushing uncontrollably couldn't be stopped. Meeting women was bad because the redness increased until all of the blood in my body surged to my face. My confidence disappeared leading me to drink far too much, which led the glow and the burning settle. Basically, I was so shy and embarrassed I couldn't function. Losing the point of going out on the town to have a laugh with my mates. Now, I don't drink, I'm more aware of the ladies and I've lost all of the pressure of trying to pull every girl that moves (making me for attractive to the opposite sex). I believe its a state of mind.





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    I have recently started laser treatment at my local private hospital. I have suffered with excess hair on my face, stomach and back as long as I can remember- but, good news, the laser treatment is working!!! My cofidence has increased and I am now feeling like a women. I would recommend laser treatment to anyone. My mum has now started the treatment on her chin, we are waiting to see the results.I know it can be expensive but I would rather spend my money on that than new clothes to cover up my body! Give it a go.





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