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    I have had ibs for 22 years although lately the pains are worse I have accidents where by I cant control my boweli have recently had a scan and ben told I ave fatty liver and slightly inflamed liver waiting on an endoscopy I am at my wits end I ask a doctor wll what o I eat he just smiles im pretty desperate to say the I do hop you can help me kind regards





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    Ive had a number of left knee issues associated with the Lateral Meniscus, and in 7 operations Ive had a Menaflex and a Allograft of the LM. Through all this Ive developed arthritis in the Lateral Compartment and have been taking Diclofenic now for approx 2 years 2 tablets of 50mg 2 x per day. My Question is can taking Diclofenic affect kidney or Liver Function because during a recent medical Ive had raised Creatine Levels? Its been commented by a Doctor friend that a side effect can be organ damage to the Kidneys and Liver and if so is there an alternative to Doclofenic thats works but doesnt cause the same issues?





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    Hi, I've always had extremely heavy and regular on time periods. I got mono a month ago at the same time as my period and developed a secondary infection on my throat and liver too. Since I developed mono I've been bleeding everyday, especially during sexual activity. I have sharp pains ranging from my hips to my uterus/cervix (sometimes sex can hurt depending on the position) and its getting frustrating because I'm spending so much money on tampons and pads. Could it be that it's from my liver and spleen being swollen or is it something else? I'd be grateful for any advice I can get on this as my doctor keeps telling me to wait another week and make another appointment every week.





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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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    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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    Does cod liver oil get rid of moles? If not, what natural treatment can?





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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 have loads of liver spots , someone advised me to try Bio Oil. They tell me this may fade them a little . Will this work ? or just a waste of money ?





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    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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    I take keppra for my epilepsy. My liver tests were abnormal, I do enjoy wine everyday . Does keppra effect your liver. Some say not through the liver goes through the kidneys others say vice versa. Who do I believe? Please help.





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    Can type 2 diabetes be controlled by my diet I have been prescribed metformin and do not want to take it as I was born with an enlarged liver and it states it is dangerous for people with liver problems.Since I was diagnosed with diabetes in 6weeks I have lost a stone and my sugar and liver readings have dropped dramatically.





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    Talk to your doctor! They do regular tests on your liver function precisely because of this issue. If they see problems, they will try another medication. You will not know if you are controlling your diabetes by diet alone unless you test - and I mean four times a day at least, if you are not taking any medication. You need to know that they are not going above a certain amount because if they are, your body is being damaged by the high levels. You will end up with far more complications than liver problems. Please start with your doctor, they may tell you to eat too many carbs, but at least they will be able to monitor your liver function. Good luck

    Who thinks it's a liver problem? I heard it from 1 doctor and had 6 months liver treatment, after which it stopped spreading for 7 years. Unfortunately it started growing again together with other problems like heavy periods, bleeding between periods, tiredness, low libido, acne, itchy skin. I feel in my guts that it's liver, but my blood tests show only low level of leukocytes. 7 years ago liver tests results were normal as well but on the scan it was quite fatty. Or maybe some hormones are to blame?





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    Hi, Vitiligo is an auto immune system disorder, nothing to do with your liver. Vitiligo is not physically harmful in anyway at all. Because you have vitiligo this certinelly does not mean you have any issues with any other organ other than your skin! I've had vitiligo for about 4 years and it appeared for nowhere! It's hard to deal with especially when it's on your face but you can cover itif it's bothers you too much! I tried a cream called Tacrolimus this was prescribed and the pigment returned on my face but did not clear the vitiligo in any other area!

    I have suffered with dsap for 20 years. Recently I saw a naturepathic docotor for hormone and inflammation problems. The food allergy test she took showed that dairy along with soy and almonds were highly inflammatory to my system. Since going off the dairy/soy I have noticed my spots are not nearly as red as they were. I know I have been told that the gut/liver is a telltale sign through your dermis!





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    Hello, I have the condition known as fatty liver. My Serum Gamma GT levels was 75iu/L on 2.02.2009, 81iu/L on 21.12.09 and 106iu/L on 14.06.10. My GP said the ultrasound scan on my liver carried out on 14.01.10 was normal and since then no actions were carried out. I'm worried that I may contract liver dieases if these levels keep on increasing. I am an occassional drinker, drink very rarely indeed and a non-smoker. Please advise. Many thanks





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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.

    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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    Hey man, I'm 26 and I saw a dermatologist in Thailand about the same spots. He referred to them as Tyson glands aka fordyce spots. His advice was leave them alone! Try taking vitamin A tablets (watch your liver, as it can do damage to it) if worried about your liver, have a LFT (liver function test). But your still young so it shouldn't be a problem. Hope this helps! Trust me, I worrird for yrs about it!! untill I saw him and he was smart and had seen all kinds of stuff in the past and we are normal and heaps of guys are living with it. Peace'

    Talk to your doctor! They do regular tests on your liver function precisely because of this issue. If they see problems, they will try another medication. You will not know if you are controlling your diabetes by diet alone unless you test - and I mean four times a day at least, if you are not taking any medication. You need to know that they are not going above a certain amount because if they are, your body is being damaged by the high levels. You will end up with far more complications than liver problems. Please start with your doctor, they may tell you to eat too many carbs, but at least they will be able to monitor your liver function. Good luck

    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!

    hello i am 23 and have been told i have pcos whilst investigating this they found i also have fatty liver syndrome???? i haven't had a period in nearly 3 years. the pill will not induce one either. will i have problems having a baby and why is my liver fatty i do not drink smoke and i have never taken drugs????





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    j had hep a 10 years a go when i was in mexico the thing iwas not that sick they say hep a is mild and not long term my liver functon went back to normal my gp says i know amunirty to hep a ? i can never catch it again?? he felt my liver and said u are healthy and 1000,s of people have had hep a and never know they have had it as it can very mild infection





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    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!

    My daughter has been diagnosed with Psuedo hypoparathyroidism and has suffered with her weight all her life, she is 16 but was only diagnosed when she was 13, I was wondering if there were anything I could do to help her with her weight as we seem to have tried everything. She had a scan on her liver and kidney which we were told the kidneys was fine as far as they could see as there was a lot of fat to see through but the liver is inflamed and bright and contains fat,which is not goood I would be grateful for any help





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    I had the same problem, especially during my time of the month. Go to a pharmacy or a health store and get "dessicated liver" capsules. I found the ones in a gel capsule with the dried liver powder inside work best - you may have to find those on the internet. Solved the problem almost immediately - it was amazing to me! A woman Doctor gave me this information years ago.

    It's your liver fix you're liver and you will fix the bad breath

    i have got little red lumps on my arms and legs i am itchy all over and i have no idea what's could be wrong my doctor has given me creams to try but it has not helped at all it had in fact made it even worse than it was in the 1st place i have been for a blood test and he is not sure himself on what's wrong i have to have another test done in a month with blood on my liver as he recons its my liver function





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    i recently have had gall problems im waiting for a scan, not happy with my doc as she said the other day i have a damaged liver too she says thru alcohol use - i dont drink much at all. today as with the other week my poo has turned very bright yellow, i am feeling very lathargic with it and generally yuk, is it due to damaged liver or gall problems please ??





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    This sounds like gall stones are partially blocking your bile duct and stopping the normal flow of bile, so your poo is paler or yellowish, your urine would also be darker than usual. Feeling tired and also some itching and nausea are also symptoms because your liver function is poor. This can also be caused by the gallstones: the bile can't get out of the bile duct properly so causes back pressure in the liver, which reabsorbs some of chemicals from the bile into the liver and then into the blood stream. I suffered badly from this - it is called cholestasis - until my gall bladder was removed. But beware, the op is not a cure all and I still. Ate stones that partly block my bile duct now and then and have had to have several procedures and medication to stay well. Go back to your Gp and insist on a referral to a gastroenterologist at your hospital for scans and blood tests and a proper consultation.

    Hello all! Have had psoriasis for the last year and a half and got it out of the blue! no one else in my family suffers or has any form of it. after doing lots of research on - line and reading books and speaking to professionals in alternative health it seems that a main route cause of psoriasis is an over-load of toxins in your liver and causes your liver to get stressed when it has to break down the toxins. so the frist step i took was to detox my liver, i did this by taking a herbal tea called flo essence at nighttime. Along with the rest of my research a doctor in america called Dr.Connolly recommended in his books that you should give up all pork products! I did this and hey presto my psoriasis cleared up on my back. To help then keep my skin hydrated and healthy looking i take Udo's capsules with my food every day. I have not looked back since! :)





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    Hi I have been diagnosed with a fungal infection on my toe nails. I had been on a course of strong medication for 3 months but the problem has not cleared up and they want me to carry on for at least another six months. I know the drug has a possible side effect of liver damage and was wondering if there are any less extreme methods of treatment. I don't want to loose my toe nails but I also don't want to damage my liver!!





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    Episode 3 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies takes a closer look at binge drinking, diabetes and chronic acne. Read more →

  • Alopecia

    Episode 5 - Holiday

    This week's episode includes a visit to the airport where the Doctors see holiday goers bring back more than just souvenirs and tans. Read more →

  • Teeth grinding

    Episode 3 - Rural

    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

  • Folliculitis

    Episode 9 - Rally

    This week's episode includes a woman with a hair-raising illness, some unwanted leakage, an itchy scalp and a wake up call for Dr Christian… Read more →

  • Headlice

    Episode 2 - Kids

    This week's episode includes a young girl with vile verrucas that may prove to be life saving; a woman with a sore bottom whose problem is much deeper than it seems and a teenage girl with a severe scaly scalp. Read more →

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