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    I am 14 and I have suffered from red inflamed spots on my forehead for about 8 - 10 months and they itch and when I put spot cream from my GP on the inflamed area the spots bulge and get reeder. How can I get rid of the acne?





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    If you have long hair, keep it off your forehead as much as possible AND DO NOT POP THEM! Wash your face twice daily, cut out all junk food and sugary drinks and drink plenty of water. Don't get stressed :) I used to have loads of spots on my face and body but, after a few months of switching up my diet and routine, I only have a few small bacne scars.

    Hii, im 15 and have like spots on the inside of my vagina, abit like yellow heads i leave them alone but it can sometimes become alittle agitated and inflamed. i doesnt hurt or isnt itchy or anything but i was wondering if its anything i need to be worried about or even if it might be thrush? Is there any creams i could use to make the spots less inflamed or even go away and do i need to worrie about it? Thank you. X X





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    Hey, I'm 22, and my tonsils have been inflamed for years, but I have no pain. I have noticed that they have vain like scars all over them and holes where I can squeeze pus out of, (gross I know) I spoke to a doctor and she said it was normal to have the pus and doesn't sound like tonsillitis. I catch tonsillitis frequently, and doctors never suggested having them removed, but they are now scared and constantly inflamed. Should I be concerned?





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    When my boyfriend was young he had an undescended testicle and had an operation to cure this. Since then his scar on his testicle has inflamed, it looks a little bit like a skin tag but is about 2cm in length and 2cm from the testicle. He won't go to the doctor's about this, but we're both worried it could be something other than an inflamed scar. Could this lead to health problems? or could this be something severe? Will this problem affect fertility?





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    Hi yea I have severe pain in my Right Index Thumb for three weeks now it is Inflamed,very sore to move it about. Have been to my Local Minor Injury Department at my local Hospital. They told me it was inflamed they also strapped it up for me.Was told to keep Strapping on for a week which I did do. I also went to see my own Doctor about it, was prescribed anti inflammatory gel to put on it but doesn't seem to have helped.There is also History of Arthritis in the Family. The Severe Pain in my thumb is now in my Right Hand.The pain keeps me awake at night. Could someone please help me thanks





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    Hi yea I have severe pain in my Right Index Thumb for three weeks now it is Inflamed,very sore to move it about. Have been to my Local Minor Injury Department at my local Hospital. They told me it was inflamed they also strapped it up for me.Was told to keep Strapping on for a week which I did do. I also went to see my own Doctor about it, was prescribed anti inflammatory gel to put on it but doesn't seem to have helped.There is also History of Arthritis in the Family. The Severe Pain in my thumb is now in my Right Hand.The pain keeps me awake at night. Could someone please help me thanks





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    hi, im 16 years of age and my breasts are a real concern i've told my mother but she just says not to worry. i feel like my breasts are too small i'm a 32b but i want 32c breasts, and also my right breast is smaller than the left breast.i started puberty at 7 but started to develop breasts at 11, thought they would even out but no change, there are certain things i would self concious about like wearing a bikini on the beach bcuz my breasts are not being even in size, i havent yet seen my GP about it because im worried about them not being able to do anything about it. HELP! what can i do about it!!





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    Hi Rihanna, Your boobs dont seem to much of a worry, if your breasts fit a 32b and one is really to big for that bra and the other is to small, that is when you need to be concerned. But from what i have read you dont seem to have much to worry about. Your bikini thing... dont worry about what people think! Everyone has there own problems. If its getting you down go to your GP trust me they are really helpful and explain you think you have Assymetic breasts. :) x

    I am 13 and have size C breasts, I recently watched the program about breasts on embarrassing boddies and I am worried about the 'mouse tumor' or something like that, a lump in my breast that I can move around. I have it in both of my breasts and they have been there for as long as my breasts have so I have no idea if it is normal or not. I would also find it embarrassing talking to my mam and doctor about it so I don't know what to do!!!





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    You could email your Doctor privately or phone your local hospital to have a check up? sorry if not any help :)

    Im 31 & I hate my large 32 gg breasts so much i rarely go outdoors as i cant get clothes to fit me because of them. Im also in a lot of pain with my back & get breathless too.Iv had two children & since i had them my breasts are growing a cup size every 4 months! I started off as a c cup before having any kids & my breasts are getting bigger & bigger. Iv not put any weight on so why is this? Anyone else out there have breasts which keep on growing?





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    Well I'm not sure about the sagging but the stretch marks are there because those parts of your body grew really quickly most probably during puberty or sudden weight gain. To get rid of them you could use special creams to get rid of them or just your normal everyday cocoa butter

    Hi i am a thirteen year old girl and my breasts are....... I don't know, plain weird and not to mention small and on top of all EMBARRASSING!!!! It is pretty embarrassing since all of my friends can fit into a size 36D bras while i am just 34B. Almost everyone else in class has just about perfect breasts and during physical education class they are always flaunting it. I, on the other hand, always feel left out and like a weirdo. Also my breasts seem tubular and they have lumps. My mom noticed that they are not as round as normal breasts and she took me to see a doctor who said that's just hormones and i will grow out of it. That was a year ago. My breasts aren't really growing much and I am freaking out. I cannot wear all those clothes like girls with normal breasts. Every night i cry myself to sleep because of this. Im soo depressed. Can someone please help me? I am so desperate. Also if this is useful i started my periods 2 years ago. My breasts began growing two and a half years now. Help me PLEASE !!!!!!! :'(





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    First of all I want to say it's great you've talked to your Mom about it and your doctor. Finding another doctor who knows more about tubular breasts might help also? I've had the same condition since I was your age and I'm now 24. The best things I've found are maintaining a healthy weight and staying slim, taking vitamins and supplements, using good skin care on my breasts, (especially because mine have been COVERED in stretch marks since 13) wearing bras and bikinis with molded cups or push up bras to give my breasts good shape in clothes, keeping fit but making sure I wear a sports bra whenever I work out, getting enough sleep, taking care of myself and being healthy in general. There are lots of ways I've learned to cope and improve my body too. I'm still self conscious but it's never been a problem for getting or keeping a boyfriend - focus on other things like your personality, intelligence, etc. and remember the world doesn't end with your breasts! Focus on your good qualities physically too and play them up - your beautiful face, great legs, nice skin, whatever it is. Focus on your best features and don't compare yourself to your friends. Even if that means being a little more modest to avoid feeling uncomfortable. There's nothing worse than a nasty comment from an unhelpful friend! Just don't take it to heart because girls can be so stupid! Get changed in private if you need to instead of in a common changeroom or whatever. I don't know if you actually have tubular breasts or if you just have normal breasts but are feeling like you're different from everyone else. If want to get something changed about your breasts cosmetically later on in life, I really wouldn't recommend surgery is as this can leave you with lots of scars and loss of feeling to your breasts through nerve damage. Instead maybe your parents can consult Cindy Jackson, an expert on cosmetic makeovers: http://www.cindyjackson.com/consultations-vip/info_31.html for things that can be done when you're older to make you feel more comfortable in your skin. If you're ok with nudity there's a site showing what's normal in healthy breasts of different shapes and sizes, promoting a more realistic and holistic body image. It's http://www.007b.com/breast_gallery.php (WARNING this site has photos of breasts so do not enter if that offends you!) I'm sure there will be lots of photos of women's breasts that are normal and healthy and just like yours, so don't feel weird or depressed. Even if you have tuberous breasts they may be less common, but are still part of normal body variation and lots of other people have the same. Women with tuberous breasts live happy normal lives, get married, have kids etc. It is NOT the end of the world. :) Please just learn to love yourself and take good care of yourself and trust that looking a certain way is not that important! Hope this helps! Much love and God bless.

    Thank you so much for replying Bianca. You are a lifesaver. God bless You and keep on being AMAZING. Xoxo amber

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    hi there, i have been suffering for years since i can remember actually with two problems with my breasts the first problem is one breast sits lower down than the other id say about an inch in a difference?? second problem is the worst i have a skin problem on my breasts it looks like thousands of tiny black heads or spots that produce white puss like fluid or black blood spots when burst, they refill on within a few days again its itchy and covers every part of my breasts, they are raised tiny lumps and can get inflamed???? can you help me with any of these problems please as they really get me down and im only young i would like to get some help. thanks





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    I have 2 inverted nipples, they were flat nipples, then I had 3 children and they gradually drew further and further in. Now they don't make an appearance at all. I saw the doctor after the birth of my last baby because I had inflamed glands in one of my breasts and he checked my breasts and said they were fine apart from the glands - so would this mean I don't now need to get them checked out again because of my nipples becoming so inverted? I absolutely hate my nipples, and my breasts now that they have shrunk so much after the babies, when friends talk about their nipples causing problems when it's cold - I just wish I had that problem and nod as if I know what they're on about! I am waiting for a year or 2 until my body has settled after the baby and then I will definitely be having breast enlargement and surgery to get some nipples!





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    I am 50 and I have always had inverted nipples Ive never felt like a normal woman and have always felt embarrassed. Iwould like to have surgury to correct this but I am unsure how to go about this Can you help

    hello, my boyfriend had an operation on his testicles when he was a young boy and for 4 years now the scar has been inflamed. I'm worried incase this could be something other than an inflamed scar and although it doesn't bother him, whether it will be affecting him internally? Please help, he won't go to the doctors about it and i would prefer to know if there is any major risks.





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    I am 37, I have some dimpling on my breast, I have had strange problems with them the last couple of months, it is very itchy and looks inflamed at times when it is really inflamed it goes hard and my nipple has retracted, I do have some leakage and am deffo not pregnant, I have also changed up a bra size (which I would not normally complain about as I was initially 32a), but the bra still feels too tight. Any answers greatly appreciated. Xxxx





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    im 14 and have not devolped as i would have though as normal and lately ive realised that i have little dark hairs that are noticable on my stomach and breasts and that everytime i shave my pubic area i got lots of spots and they were inflamed is this normal for a girl of my age ?





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    I am 30 years old and have had small swollen inflamed areas appear on both my legs always below my knee on and off since the age of 18. My Doctor has diagnosed them as erythema nodosum, she has taken blood samples from me and said everything is normal. I have a large lump currently on my right leg, it is the biggest i've ever had and it has been 9 months now and still inflamed (the longest i've ever had one for). It is painful and I know it can be related to auto immune diseases. I would prefer to see a specialist who may be able to tell me more as the pain, discomfort and my leg is not nice to look at.





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    I was told I had erythema nodosum 4 years ago - large red painful bumps on my legs. I stopped taking the pill and the bumps went gone down. But now I am left with the marks. They look exactly like bruses but are under the skin - I have tried everything to reduce these but nothing works... Any suggestions??

    I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and told her I thought i had piles, she examined me and because i wasnt particularly inflamed that day she did blood tests (as i have a history of crohns disease - came pack fine luckily) then prescribed me suppositories which didnt help, and made me feel bloated. Now im worried to go back again incase im not inflamed and the doctor doesnt believe me again. I've had this problem for about a year and a half now.





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    If you look over the comments you will see that the ages are frequently in the teens, so this age isn't weird - my three year old son had them!! A common cause of piles in young people could be from holding in bowel movements earlier in childhood and also dieting and not eating properly. Drinking more water is sooo important for everyone and helps soften stools. Also, more fibre helps move things along. Benefiber is a great product to try. Your doctor could care less so please please don't be shy - get checked out professionally as HPV (genital warts) can also appear in the anus and should be diagnosed. With piles, when you are in the shower use plain, unscented soap to clean the area (rinse thoroughly) and then gently push the "bump" back into the anus. The tight muscle of your anal sphincter can help hold the pile in and even flatten it somewhat (this is actually pushing the blood out of the tissue). For less serious piles this can help heal them.

    I have had painful sex for 4years but only recently done anything about it. First got told I had an inflamed cervix and had a biopsy on my cervix to which then it wasn't inflamed no real results for biopsy but been given an appt for smear in 12months..been told its not normal lol bit just don't know what exactly it could be as its painful all the time :(





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    I know how you feel. I have had HS since I was 15 yo. I am 40 now. I have had a few surgeries, but they still come out in different spots and even the surgery sites opened up again. I am really bad right now with many open wounds under both arms and under both breasts and between my breasts. Also behind my neck right next to where i had the entire back of my neck removed and let to heal on its own. It was done by a general surgeon. i have been in contact with a Plastic surgeon who says the previous surgeon may not have gone deep enough and he knows methods that work better. He has experience with HS patients. In the mean time i just bandage the open wounds daily for about 2 years now and I get new ones on my buttocks and neck area as well. The pain is to the point that i cant move when i have a flare up until it drains of course. My only regimen when i have an inflamed one is taking ibupfren,and using drawing salve. Prids is my favorite. Antibiotics dont help. Hopefully I can get the surgery soon. Good luck to all.

    I am 42 yrs. i had anal fissure first then I had a surgery and it's cured! Now my anus was inflamed and see the doctor. Doctor found two small haemorrhoids,He gave me proctors idyl suppotories to use for a week. After a week i still feel my anus inflamed and got temperature also pain in anus. Please advise me how it shall be cured? Please I am suffering





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    I'm a 30 year woman who is having really bad problems with my teeth, I've lost two teeth on my left side and it's causing the tooth begging to get inflamed every time I eat and I think it feel like it's wearing the good tooth out, my gums are inflamed too really bad around this tooth. On my right side there's a small gap in between two teeth that's hurts too, can someone help me know what to do because I'm in pain that even just brushing my teeth is painful.





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    I'm 15, and I've had an inflamed penis for as long as I can remember. And is seriously affecting my confidence so I NEED to get it sorted. Basically the head of my penis when flaccid is red and patchy, on erect, my foreskin causes discomfort when I retract it under the head. When it Is fully retracted, it stays under the head as my head is extremely inflamed. The head could be described as severely ugly as it is extremely purple, I think i have a form of balanitis, can someone please help?!





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    John, there are many things that can lead to redness/ soreness on the glans of the penis. Balanitis is not necessarily as a result of sex nor is it a result of bad hygiene. It can be the result of prolonged use of antibiotics being taken for something completely unrelated to the penis because the antibiotics clear away the natural bacteria that cleans the penis thereby enabling the fungus to grow that causes balanitis. Do NOT make the mistake of washing with soap as it will make it worse. You could try using Canesten cream which is an over the counter (or internet) antifungal cream. Your mother may have some because many women use it for thrush. Stronger antifungal creams such as Nystatin require a prescription so you would need to see your GP or ring a Genitourinary clinic (GUC).

    I have a a lot of fleshy stuff that gets inflamed and painful and have been worried about this also, because it does not look normal to me and seems to be at the vaginal opening/ urethral area. Been to the doc the past three weeks and today and actually asked her to examine that area and she says she doesn't notice anything, which is hard to believe for me since the area obvuiously has a large bump and flesh that is inflamed,it almost blocks my. Entire vaginal opening and the doc seems to think its normal, I am also 22 and not a virgin

    Hi Shawn, I have suffered from Cysts on my face for the past 3 years, so i know exactly how you feel. At first i consulted my GP, who often gave my Penicillin when they became inflamed. However, one of these suddenly became very inflamed, purple and painful. Penicillin had no effect on this, so i decided to go straight to a Plastic Surgeon, who recommended it be removed immediately. My advice is to keep seeing a GP if it stays small, but the second it becomes painful or noticeable, go and see a Plastic Surgeon. I'm very glad i did. Hope this was helpful!

    Pimples are normal. It's possible to get them on any part of your body that has hair -- which is very nearly all of it! Growing breasts (seeing as you're only fourteen) can get sore and sometimes red/inflamed and therefore itchy and sore/painful. Nipples come in a variety of shapes in sizes, ranging from red, pink, brown, and probably a purpley colour that you may have. These should all be normal things that you shouldn't worry about. If you're very worried, speak to your mother or a female adult that you're comfortable speaking with.

    hey, i have recently watched your show with the lady on who had tubular breasts and was uncomfortable with the way that they were. i am 17 and have hated my breasts since they started developing. one is quite a lot bigger than the other, the areola of my breasts are large and a very pale colour, and due the the constant change in my weight i have stretch marks all over my breasts and excess skin on them too. they are quite obviously making me very unhappy and my current boyfriend of nearly three months has not seen my breasts and only one other partner has. my breasts are rather saggy for a 17 year old too and as you can imagine i was wondering if there is anything i can get to help without paying an extortionate amount.





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    Hi, Im 22 years old and have never liked my breasts! They are extremely saggy! I just wish I had the breasts every other 'normal' 22 year old starts out with. They are not particularly large but yet are very saggy, my nipples pointing downwards leaving my breasts looking more like thin flaps of skin and fat rather than actual breasts. Im not sure what is available via the nhs or cosmetic companies or what procedures would be used as I have read all breasts need individual consultations etc but need to do something ASAP I have really had enough! Thank you.





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    Hello everyone, i dont have symmastia, but my friend and roommate does-from puberty apparently and i still think it's one of the most beautiful breasts i ever saw. I think it's envy that makes people mock and taunt. She's quite proud of her breasts and flaunts them when she can. When other gals already have to worry about drooping breasts, my roomie's breasts seem to have a support of their own, and look like they will clearly defy gravity for years to come. So to all those who have these, be proud, ur breasts are one in a million.





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    I love the previous comment. I have congential symmastia, I'm 23 now but I posted on here about a year ago. I was obsessed about trying to fix them, I was so embarrassed that I didn't have a cleavage and that I couldn't wear balcony bras. Now I love my boobs. My friends envy how perky they are and I barely wear bras anymore. I find bronzers help create a cleavage and strengthening peck muscles keeps them perky. I don't think this a rare condition, I just don't think anyone talks about it. My boyfriend loves them, my friends love them, it was me that had the problem with them (which was stupid). I urge all girls in this position to give yourself a break, you didn't cause this it just happened to you but it's actually a perky blessing in disguise!

    Hi, I'm 41, I've been getting tonsillitis 5/6 times a year ever since I was little, now however I get quinsy's which are extremely painful, I get prescribed 2 huge bottles of liquid paracetamol each time, & I'm often told by different GP's that I will grow out of it, I've never been referred to ENT, and my tonsils are massive all the time, it causes me to snore & sometimes choke in my sleep, & when my tonsils become more inflamed they push the little dangly thing at the back of my throat out almost at a right angle & it rubs on the very back of my tongue causing everything to become inflamed & painful, I'm so sick of feeling like rubbish so often through the year, it's totally exhausting!!





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    I used to suffer monthly with tonsillitis as a child, now 37 I'm suffering again, my gp informed me that if you have 6 documented cases of tonsillitis over a 12 month period then you are entitled to have a tonsillectomy and have them removed.

    Because breasts are the focus of so much attention, almost EVERYONE is self concious about theirs... Girls with larger breasts often want smaller breasts because large breasts are heavy, sag and jiggle a lot which makes it harder to run and things. Think about the GOOD things about having smaller breasts.. Yours will most likely continue to grow, and if you are worried that guys might not like them, guys like any breasts, and a lot even prefer a smaller chest. So learn to love your body, and there are always padded bras :)

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