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    This is not a condition in itself, but rather a catch all term used to describe a number of conditions that cause inflammation of the skin. Read more →

    Hi, I've recently had a colonoscopy due to the following symptoms: 1. Hip Pain 2. Testicular Pain (ultrasound completed, all fine) 3. Back Pain 4. Blood on toilet paper 5. Joint Pain in fingertips 6. Dry Skin/Eczema/Psoriasis 7. Persistant Diarrhea The colonoscopy found some inflammation where the colon meets the small intestine. Biopsies were taken. I have been back to the specialist who informed me the biopsies came back 'no abnormalaties detected'. He believed the inflammation was probably due to the Naproxen I had been taking for symptoms 1, 2 and 3 mentioned above which I had stopped taking approx 6 weeks prior to the colonoscopy. He also informed me that I have a few scattered diverticula, and most likely IBS. Most of the above symptoms have abated, but I still have symtoms 5, 6 and 7. Also, over the last week I have had constant pain in the small intestine area which is very painful when palpated. This has been coupled with diarrhea. I am concerned that the colonoscopy could have missed something in the small bowel, that could have caused the inflammation in the colon. I am specifically concerned that it could be cancer of some description as before all these symptoms (which began in October 2011) I have been a very healthy 32 year old male. I have been to and fro the GP many times, and I feel I am not being listened to. Any advice or help much appreciated. ps. Is there a section on this website where I can send this to one of the doctors associated?





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    ther is a little inflammation in my penis also some whitish discharge (not sperm) around my penis skin when i remove foreskin .. why this occurs i notice last 2days only. am 25y. but i didnt have any irritation, at all.





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    I had a viral throat and ear infection and this keeps reoccurring. This developed in my having ear pain and I was treated with antibiotics due to inflammation of the ear. The inflammation was successfully treated but the pain continued, I was referred to the ENT specialist who did not find any damage of the ear or behind the nostril. My vertigo has become such a problem I am unable to mobilize much as my balance keeps going off, I suffer from migraines and is presently taking Propronolal 40mg. I suffer from neck pains and also from a eye problem which is causing me to have double vision and the exercise prescribed for it worsens the condition and due to this I am unable to study for any period of time as I have severe pain in my eyes. Ill be grateful for any suggestions as this as gone on for almost a year.





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    I have a swollen lip, which has quite a sticky liquid substance that leaks out. It feels dry and when a small layer of skin flakes off the liquid substance slowly leaks out. I don't have any allergic reactions to a food item, to my knowlegde. I have been out in the sun from for a long time, due to work and I am not sure if its due to sun burn or if it inflammation from an external cause e.g sharing lip balm or driniking bottle. I will like to know what you think may be causing this.





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    could be that you share lip balm and sunburn 99%

    Hi, I have started getting small slightly darker patches of skin underneath the breast area (each smaller then a penny), they kind of look like rashes but they are not red, sore or itchy or cause any hassle so i'm not too worried about them but recently i have got a few more and i don't particularly want them covering my body and was just wondering if this is the same thing or not, you say the melanoma normally covers the face and occurs when woman are pregnant but this isn't the case for me (but i am on the pill) also i have had no prior inflammation so does that make this something different, i couldn't see any of the other problem that sounded like the same thing? Just wondering what it is and how to stop it spreading. Thank you





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    Dear Ask The Doctor: Hi I am 27 yr old male. i havent had intercourse with any one. It all started with too many beers i had one night and masturbated the next morning. after ejaculation it felt little burning in the shaft but gradually increased by the end of the day. Doctor treated me with Zithromax which worked and i was all fine. during this time i had little pain in my buttocks, and after i completed zithromax course(4 tablets on one day and 2 tablets on next day), the pain increased and there was inflammation in my buttocks and i have also had pain in my legs. the doctor treated with Neuro vitamins(i dont remember the medicine name and i lost that prescription). the pain was gone after 1 week of complete rest. i have stopped masturbating completely for about a month now, and now there are few red spots on my penis head and also pain in the penis. the doctor tested me for STD's and all came negative. Pain in penis also triggers pain in my buttocks and legs. i have no back pain. the pain in penis is like electric shocks. now lately, this pain also causes inflammation in penis shaft. inflammation is at different regions, sometimes in the shaft, sometimes at the glans and some time just near where testicles hang. this pain is aggravated when i sit for a long time. I am a software developer by profession. if i lay on bed the pain comes down. i have had pain on my penis head rim with swelling and turned purple.I was also testes negative for UTI. i have never had sex, i only went to strip clubs in the United States where i happened to suck boobs only once. i have no idea what i have been going through. this is very distressing. the doctor suggested me to see a urologist but didnt give me any kind of medication for temporary relief. What could be possible region for all this? I appreciate your help. Thanks and Regards CJ





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    Hi,I'm sorry but this is not an answer,what u are going through has peaked my interest. After searching the net for years and not really finding anything helpful I can say that I too am experiencing similar symptoms. I too have that odd sensation in buttocks and left foot. Only it all happened with me when I was 19,I am 26 now btw. A girl I was seeing gave me oral pleasure but as she was masturbating me I felt a sharp pain on my penis, she went again and i felt pain a second time, she had ripped me under the head with a ring she was wearing. Ever since I have been to specialists and none helped very much. I was told that it was nerve damage and nothing could b done,pls tell they ate wrong as this is very difficult to live with...

    My name is Lisa and I have been ill for 2yrs and 4 mths with back pain, pain in left side of abdomen and diarhea, I gave up smoking when it started and for the first 6 mths I was treated for IBS, the meds did not work. I was given steriods over 3 mths and I started to feel better the pain went in my back, and left side of my abdomen and my diarhea stopped, my GP believes I had colitis. I was referred to the hospital and I had a flexi scope done which they found inflammation but they said this was the camera that caused it, my bloods showed signs of inflammation but nothing was done about it. Steriods always make me feel better and my gp said steriods would not work for IBS patient. The hosp discharged me 9 mths ago and I live on Questran Light and co-codamol everyday. Can someone tell me if this is signs of IBS or colitis. Thanks in advance.





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    My specialist has told me that having UC can make you more prone to IBS, so you could have colitis and keep getting IBS as well, I know if I have IBS I get a lot more flatulent/bloated than if I'm having a flare up of colitis, although I still get bloating with colitis it feels different, less gassy with a flare up, and much more painful, and there's blood in my stools with UC and more mucus with IBS, so thats how I tell the difference myself. However, I do think its worth asking to be re-examined, there is a lot more help available if they could diagnose you properly, it took them nearly a year to diagnose me, because its not always easy to pick up, and if you were on steroids before the flexiscope it may have reduced inflammation too much to detect. And I kmow my specialist wants to avoid putting me on steroids, there are a lot more medications that can be used long term to keep it under control with less health risks and side effects such as anti inflammatories and immune suppressant medications (UC is an autoimmune disease, the immune system actually attacks you (causing the inflammation) thinking its an infection), there is also a possibility of it being crohns, but i don't know much about that, sorry, not sure if that's helpful, just my experiences

    I'm 14 and I've got a spot on my penis, I'm aure it's not a wart but it's got bigger and redder and it also hurts more now, what is the best thing I could do to reduce inflammation and redness and soreness please ?





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    What are the risks of not having circumcision or preputioplasty when you are supposed to have it? [ I suppose you might be at risk of developing an infection like balanitis (inflammation of the penis or/and foreskin) but can the phimosis become worse? ]





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    I have the same of number 10 but the middle thing I don't know wt it called .. is literally BLACK not brown or grayish .. I used to have inflammation .. but it's gone now and blackness still exist ... Please help and about to get married and am soooooo embarrassed 😭? Ps. I'm a 22 female ,virgin





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    I had a little black part on my vagina lips when I was about 6. The doctor said it was caused by a broken blood vessel. You might have hit it to hard at one point like when riding a bike or some other impact and now it's healing. It did eventually go away, but I don't remember how long it took. Probably only a few weeks or months. Don't be nervous I'm sure you're fiance won't care he'll just be happy to make love and there is a good chance he won't even notice if your pubic hair is there. I have a little brown freckle on mine next to my clitoris and my boyfriend has never mentioned it even when my hair was shaved.

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    I have developed a slight inflammation / redness on my penis with a stinging pain on the inflammation and in the uretha. i have been for std tests but am anxious to find out what it could be , can you answer please





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    Can u take cranberry supplements w/inflammation of the bladder? I have a uti the moment and im taking antibiotics, but I still have ongoing inflammation and I seen where someone had said d-monnase was good to get bacterial out of you urine.





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    For your average run of the mill cystitis yes you can. For interstitial cystitis, DO NOT EAT/DRINK/TAKE any cranberries or supplements. For normal cystitis the infections are usually alkaline I think and cranberries are acidic, so they even each other out and it helps. Where as in IC any infections/flare ups tend to be caused by acids so you would essentially be pouring acid on acid, making it so much more worse. After years of downing pints upon pints of cranberry juice and it making the pain worse, GPs telling me it will eventually work and then being told I have IC and never to touch a cranberry again, I can speak from experience.

    Try waterfall D-mannose. It helped me! I took it regularly for a few months when I was really bad and had had instillations and could hardly walk with the pain. Now I just take it now and again when I have a flare up. It's quite expensive but worth a try. Have a look on the Sweet Cures website for info and feedback from other sufferers.

    My partner was diagnosed with Bechets 3 years ago. He's 35, has mouth ulcers, gentile ulcers, skin lesions all over his legs and has chronic eye inflammation. He was only diagnosed because his eyes got so bad and he as referred to an ophthalmologist in Birmingham who has been brilliant and finally gave a name to his condition. Been on Methotrexate for 2 years and his eye inflammation has slowed down. If it was found sooner, more of his vision could have been saved. Hes still in full time employment as he wishes to continue as normal of a life as possible. But this condition is awful and its left him feeling really down. Not enough is known about it.





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    I've had the same pain and because I play a lot of basketball and sport I got abit of trauma the other mounth from playing basketball and generally I got some inflammation in my abdomen and a pain in my right testicle and it's just because of the swelling and inflammation from being knocked it goes away eventually and I am just taking painkillers and it goes away eventually and I just rest and try not to exercise for a period of time to help aid the recovery generally it isn't anything to worry about I've been checked by my GP and generally there isn't anything wrong to inflammation so it shouldn't be anything to worry about but if you are worried go to your GP just to be sure but generally it shouldn't be anything serious!

    Go and see a GP about the itching. It isn't unlikely that you have thrush which is common when you have tight foreskin. If that is what it is you be prescribed Canesten and this works really well. For the tight foreskin you can try to stretch it better by using a stretcher kit like the one at the phimosis website. If you develop irritation and inflammation then your GP may prescribe hyrdocortisone to reduce the inflammation. Hope this helps!

    Hi Chelsea, My brother had severe acne from the age of 17-23, it was one of the worst cases I have ever seen and we tried everything. A friend advised using Aloe Vera Carex handwash to wash his face in. Within a six week period the acne had reduced by 90%. It doesn't dry out the skin and it reduced the inflammation. He's been using it everyday for the past 4 years and has noticed a significant change. Now, if he forgets to buy it and goes a couple of days without using it- his skin gets worse. We told our GP about this and he has recommended it to a few of his other patients- and they have noticed a marked improvement in their skin. I hope it works for you to. Laura

    I am 58 years old, I can only pull foreskin halfway back then I find a thin layer of skin has fused with the head of penis on left and right hand sides. I do not want to be cicumcised, is there something that can be done to remove skin from head so I can fully pull it back. I have no inflammation or pain with penis.





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    John, you must see your doctor, this has been going on long enough. I am not a doctor, but an educated guess would be that separating the foreskin from the glans (bell) is a technique that should not involve full removal? get as many opinions as you can.

    hi my names tony ive had psoriasis for afew years now im using dovabet wich reduces the inflammation and itchiness also I use diprobase wich is a skin moisturiser after afew days it calms down mine is slowly going and diprobase keeps my skin from flaking ive also been told that the condition is caused by your c cells in your blood reproducing to quickly hope this helps,,,

    Has she had biopsies taken from the area to check for any skin abnormality?if there is definately inflammation in the vulval area doctors may try steroids to help with that.If not, they could try a drug called gabapentin which may help.It is a very difficult condition to treat, i sympathise with her.

    As Hidradenitis suppurativa is characterized by severe inflammation, it is imperative that you keep the body in an anti-inflammatory state. This is achieved through the adoption of an anti-inflammatory diet, i.e. one high in anti-inflammatory foods and low in pro-inflammatory ones. For example, foods high in omega 3 fatty acids (such as oily fish like salmon and fresh tuna) stimulate the body to produce molecules (called eicosanoids) that combat inflammation.

    I have suffered from very painful spots on my breasts for years. A long time ago I was told that I have chronic folliculitis which is common in women in this particular area and very hard to treat. I have had numerous treatments which include cauterisation, long term medication to various topical lotions. I do not have this anywhere else on my body and am almost resolved that its just part of my make up. I have started taking lysine tablets from a herbal shop & this has reduced inflammation on the skin but I still get the spots & my skin is scarred. I would appreciate it if anyone had any other ideas?





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    i get a red shadow around my lips when ever i eat any food! i also get small white sticky bits on my lips in the corners throughout the day. i was on rhoacutaine for acne treatment which makes your skin very dry but this all happened after this. I have tried stopping certain foods etc...there is no pattern to it. I read a bout aspartame in fizzy diet pop causing inflammation and have cut this out and it has slightly help but not much please help





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    use doverbet ointment for my psoriasis and it seems to be calming down although not gone yet but the best it has been. It is hard work maintaining the treatment but u must keep at it every day if u wan results. I have only had psoriasis for five months and I am sixty nine years old. I feel sympathy for everyone out there with this dreadful skin problem. Try ollatum scalp shampoo if your doctor won't precscribe it try amazon. Or capasal therapeutic shampoo it does help but not cure.it is also very important to moisturise your skin daily I use ollatum emoillient lotion u can put in the bath water.also I use on my scalp to help inflammation bettermousse steroid foam that works. I paid private.





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    I am a 52-year-old female and have been diagnosed with IC (Interstitial cystitis - https://onlinepharmacyreviews.org/medical-conditions/cystitis ) for just over a year. I have urinary frequency and pain when my bladder is empty. When the condition is at its worst, I cannot drink any acidic drinks and have been advised to give up caffeine. I have had cystoscopies twice in the past two years and both times areas of "chronic inflammation" were seen and subsequently burnt off. On the first occasion, my consultant urologist thought that I had bladder cancer but pathology reports were just chronic inflammation. She then thought it was an ulcer but pathology said just it was just chronic inflammation. Both times my symptoms improved after these areas were removed, but gradually they returned. I am now having bladder instillation every month, but the symptoms are gradually returning. I try to drink a lot of water and am currently not drinking tea or coffee, as this seems to make the frequency worse. Sex is not painful, and I do not have severe pain on urination; the pain is mainly when I drink acidic drinks and my bladder is empty.





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    Yes, please do try it. I have posted here before. These are all good things to do. Remember drinks too, keep caffeine to a minimum, avoid sugary pop - also remember that white potatoes and pasta are basically sugar once ingested so should be avoided. Also try to incorporate coconut oil into your diet. It is antibacterial and antifungal so not only can you eat it to clean up your insides but it is great to put onto your skin to help reduce inflammation and heal.

    hello, I've read a lot of these comments and I've got a few suggestions because I'm a fellow sufferer - I guess everyone's different so they might not work for you....but you never know! I have used benzoyl peroxide creams like Oxy 10, and they can be effective - basically they just dry your skin out loads. But DON'T slap too much on, even though it's really tempting when you've got spots you really want to get rid off. Your skin will get very red and raw - which, plus spots, is not something that's going to make you feel better - also I find my skin can sometimes react to this by getting even oilier as a defence mechanism - which isn't helpful. So use really sparingly. Freederm is really good if you've got red angry spots because it's got nicotinamide in which stops inflammation - just makes spots less obvious, and seems less harsh to the skin. You can get a cream with the nicotinamide ingredient pescribed from the doctors - bit less expensive than Freederm. Also oil-absorbing creams can improve the look of a face full of spots - less of a oil slick. Good ones I've tried at OC8 (you can get it on the net) and Clinique Pore Minimiser. And don't irritate you're skin too much by over washing with harsh stuff. Ok, hope this helps! I know spots are rubbish and can make you feel like crap and like no-one is ever going to find you attractive - but sometimes other's views of you aren't as bad as you imagine - especially if you don't let your complexion make you feel inferior.





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    If you have inflammation you will need to see a Urologist as soon as possible. You need a prostate massage and Antibiotics to get rid of inflammation. The longer you wait the worse it will get. When I'm like you I c a urologist for massage and Antibiotics. I'm usually cleared up in 4 days. But just cause u r cleared up don't stop taking antibiotics til they are all gone, else you could relapse. U would b shocked by instant relief 2 hot baths a day can bring. It's almost instant relief. Put 2 cups epsom salt in the water. You'll b glad u did this. But c a urologist if you can. Sometime the hot baths everyday will do the trick but it takes a long time. Seeing a urologist takes care of it much quicker. But if you have bacterial infection I don't think hot bathes will kill the bacteria. May God richly bless you and get u well.

    I was diagnosed with TMJ last year after being referred to an oral surgeon with suspected wisdom teeth problems. He arranged for my dentist to fit me with a flexible plastic mouth guard (it cost around £30). It fits over my bottom teeth, it doesn't prevent me grinding but it reduces damage to my teeth and my jaw is less sore in the morning. His other suggestions were to try and keep my jaw relaxed, avoid chewy foods and not open my mouth wide - this would allow inflammation in my jaw muscles to reduce. I occassionally take a 2 week course of ibuprofen to reduce inflammation when my jaw feels sore. I also get a lot of tension headaches and neck pain from grinding, I would recommend Syndol (get it over the counter from a chemists) - it contains a mild muscle relaxant which helps :)





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    Hi, I was circumcised some 5 weeks ago, and have discovered that there is quite a hard amount of penile adhesions, especially on the base on the penis, I only had the tip of my foreskin taken out due to what was advised to me as chronic inflammation. Now I can expose about 70% of my glans, I am unable to pull down the complete way. There's also some bad odor coming from there. On the side there's a small section of skin where it looks red and fleshy, as though resembling a flesh wound (doesn't hurt when I touch it). Just wondering if a further (and proper circumcision is required).





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    I had the same procedure done, just a partial circumcision and the outside foreskin has fused to the scar line below my glans the full circumference of the shaft. This hinders smooth uniform movement of the foreskin which I am unhappy about and the glans are always exposed too...

    Hi Caroline, I'm really sorry to hear that your brother is having such a hard time with eczema. I started getting pomphloyx type symptoms on my right hand last September and it spread to my left hand as well. I saw a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor who prescribed herbs to ease the inflammation and itching. My hands were red, blistering and raw. I stopped the steroid cream the day I started the herbs. My hands looked 85% better by the end of the first two weeks. It's been 7 weeks since I started and my hands aren't completely cured but the inflammation is down and my condition is under control, I might get some blistering but it goes away quickly. A restricted diet was recommended along with the herbs. I'm also trying other natural suggestions I've read about such as nettle tea, peppermint tea, vitamin B, avoiding soap. I can give you the name of the Dr if you are interested.

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