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    im 18, and have been sexually active since i was 14. i have been with my partener now for around 2 years, but in the last 6 months or so sex has become very painful. any oral sex, or sex makes me very uncomfortable, and i swell up after about a minute. the swelling can take up to a day to go down. after sex, its also very painful going to the toilet, as the swelling has taken over. i also get large amounts of watery discarge which has a faint smell to it. i have had sti tests and they are all negative, so i have no idea what is causing this. can anyone help me?





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    I have the same problem with extreme swelling and discharge. I would really like to know what it could be.

    i may have just found out what this is by looking at another programme on channel 4. there was a girl on there with simular syptoms and she was allergic to her boyfrinds semen, this could be the problem.

    I am 47 year old woman, in January I hurt my foot/ toe by kicking a heavy box. I went to A & E had n x ray and they told me I had fractured it and made an appointment for 3 days later to go to the fractures clinic. I had no swelling just very painful to touch on the foot and toe joint. Fracture clinic said I had arthritis in my toe and sent me away. Still now(April) my foot is still very painful and putting pressure on it is very painful at times. I have had no swelling at all. Should I go back to doctor for further conformation of arthritis.





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    my right foot has been swollen for the last five years approx. it was x rayed and there was nothing broken. ive never had swelling of any other body parts and my left foot is normal. i stopped wearing high heeled shoes as a result and i have to buy bigger more comfortable shoes as the right foot needs more room to be comfortable.when im wearing the flat shoes the swelling doesnt appear so bad but if i was to wear high heels for a day, the swelling increases. the swelling is at the top of my foot and also there is a hard swelling at the right front of my ankle.





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    during sex last night it was very painful and stinging when i stopped my right side labia was very swollen then my left also started to swell it was very painful and uncomfortable the swelling was very big to the point were i could not shut my legs and it was hanging out of my vagina.





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    Im 47 female both my feet and calfs swell if I've only been standing or walking for a short time my feet get so painful that sometimes I end up crying with the pain, they swell dramatically and the only way I can get swelling down is to stay in bed for 24hrs and then my feet and legs feel permanently bruised, I've also got I large hard lump on the bottom of my left foot and 2 under my right foot which are very tender to touch and sometimes imposs to walk, standing still is too painful this has been going on approx 6yrs and is getting worse I had urine sample taken and doctor said all was normal Also had X-ray nothin abnormal found!!!!! I also get shooting pains in my left big toe doc thought it could be gout...... But tests came back negative this all seemed to start from a twinge in my right middle toe followed by it swelling and swelling within 5hrs my whole leg doubled in size and then I was crippled in agony with shooting pains moving all over both legs doctors rushed me to hospital for possible blood clot........ And yep you guessed it. Nothin abnormal found. Maz





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    I'm having exactly the same symptoms and as you say, nothing seems to be resolved at doctors with it, despite having high blood pressure, diabetes and coronary heart disease run in family, does anyone even care at my doctors I sometimes wonder.

    i am 20 years old and last week my clitoral hood was swollen, red and painful whenever i sat down and got up, but not painful in general. now the swelling and redness has gone down, and the pain has practically gone, but i still get twinges of pain every now and then, also it does not itch at all. i am also not sexually active at the moment. does anyone know what this could be? thankyou





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    im a young woman 19 years of age. within the last 6-8 months, both my big toes started swelling up near the top of where the nail grows. i went to see my doctor who wouldn't do anything about it and told me just to leave it and that it would go down. within one week i couldn't even walk properly, and then on my right toe it had swelled up too much and split open. lots of pink/yellow puss came out. since then, there has been non stop swelling surrounding the cuticles on both my bog toes, and it now seems to be spreading down the sides as well, and is very painful. my left toenail is incredibly pussy and it has a horrid stench to it, but my right toenail, the one that split, is constantly weepy and bloody with puss. there is also no skin attached to the top of the nail where it grows out, and so to keep it clean is very painful, as iv got constant exposed flesh underneath. ( i have a 10 month old son who likes to crawl a lot and grab my toes when i'm not looking, it is very painful) i have now seen four doctors about this, and the last one didn't go over any options with me, and just told me that my toenails need to be removed. i have also been on three doses of flucloxacilin for my toes. please can you help, as i really don't want my toenails pulled off, as there is a high chance that they won't grow back. do you know what my condition is and if so, how can it be treated without my toenails being removed?





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    Iv had the same problem with my toe nails. Painfull, pussy, bleeding and exposed skin. My doc said it was an in grown nail, a nurse said fungle infection. Well no info I got helped or medication, so I started putting Sudocrem on every day. 1 toe has healed compleatly the other is nearly there. The nail is even growing again! I have a lot of faith in Sudocrem!!

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    Hi I had a bilateral sub muscle breast augmentation 4 years ago now and for the past year I've had no end of problems it started with a slight swelling on my left breast to over night swelling upto my coller bone! Very hard and sore my surgeon told me I was fine after only examining me no X-ray/ultrasound has ever been performed strong antibiotics don't do anything for the swelling after taking them for more then a month I find it hard to lie on the affected side as the implant shifts and is very painful I still have complete loss of feeling over my boobs and sides I'm nerve dead in this area. Can any one else relate to my situation or offer advice other then see my surgeon as I get no where with him after paying £8000 for the pracedure he would be happy to investigate further for a extra fee!! even local NHS hospitals aren't helpful after being kept in over night with only blood tests done they sent me home. I'm at a brick wall and would rather have them out then suffer with this problem any longer. Kelly





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    I found a small pea sized lump on my left testicle , it's not painful unless u squeeze it , and there is no swelling ,is this serious





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    I have 4 or 5 there and os siting to go.to.the doc i was in and sill.cant even say to.him i.have the there about a yaer now i dont no hpw im going to.do this its os hard to say to.the doc and im.30 past

    Peter it is important that you book an appointment with a health care professional as soon as possible. Chances are that the lump on your testicle is a benign fluid filled cyst, your doctor do an ultrasound of the affected area and possibly take a biopsy to make a more informed decision.

    I had a adult circumcision 1 year ago, however, there is still considerable swelling. Is there any corrective surgery to deal with this? It does not seem as if the swelling will go down. THanks





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    Hi I am 25 and have really bad White vaginal discharge. It soaks my underwear every day. I am also very swollen and sore. Sex is very painful at the moment due to the swelling and I can't go out for to long as I get so uncomfortable and painful. I have tried thrush creams and wearing loose cotton underwear and clothes. I noticed it started when u had my son 4 years ago. I had stitches when I had him and most of the swelling usually starts at the end of the scar. The swelling has been there for about 3 months and the pain too. Please help.





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    I had a filling in a wisdom tooth about 4 years ago. It was left feeling very sensitive for months afterwards. The dentist said it was just settling down. I then began to have alot of ear pain, and from time to time the gum would start swelling. The tooth then got very painful to touch, then stopped. Now it isn't painful to touch but in january my whole face started to swell up so I went to the doctor and had antibiotics.Since then it has a large hard swelling above it which occasionally weeps. The dentist said because the tooth isn't painful to touch it may not be the cause. Every time I go I get sent away again. I'm worried that it could infect my gums.





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    I had a filling in a wisdom tooth about 4 years ago. It was left feeling very sensitive for months afterwards. The dentist said it was just settling down. I then began to have alot of ear pain, and from time to time the gum would start swelling. The tooth then got very painful to touch, then stopped. Now it isn't painful to touch but in january my whole face started to swell up so I went to the doctor and had antibiotics.Since then it has a large hard swelling above it which occasionally weeps. The dentist said because the tooth isn't painful to touch it may not be the cause. Every time I go I get sent away again. I'm worried that it could infect my gums.





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    Hello. Just over a year ago I was diagnose with an ovarian cyst which caused much pain and swelling of my abdomen. I had the cyst removed aswel as a fallopien tube, due to swelling. Since my surgery my consultant told me that the swelling to my abdomen would lessen, but this dosent have seemed to happen. I have tryed to exercise to lessen the swelling. Have you got any tips or ideas which may help, as the swelling reduces my confidence?





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    I was wondering the same thing and I have tried popping it And it is very painful and swells so I would not try It causes swelling and very painful aches

    hi for months now ive not been passing poo very well its days between wen i have 1 and always blood when i wipe. ive also noticed wen im tryin to push theres a swelling around my anus and a sharp internal pain just before the stool is about 2 come out altho im ther a while i dont feel finished as if some still there. also some days its hard n really painful and some days its softer and very moist but still hard to pass and again feels unfinished and painful for a duration after, ive tried laxatives and creams but the swelling seems to b getting bigger and also its getting longer between needing to poo as i no its gonna hurt n try prevent goin but then get the hardness again causing it to hurt more when i do go. im also very bloated n feelin full all the time where not going very often





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    Hi I'm 21 and had a baby 7 months ago now iv had the same problem as you since giving birth you have anal fissurs which is tiney cut just inside your bum and I'm the same I will hold my poo in untill I'm bursting to go even then I cry because I'm scared to go . Get some lactolous its cheap take 10ml a day makes poo soft like tooth past so it does keep ripping open the cuts where ur poo is so big from holing it in sooo long! Unfortunantly from holding in my poo so long iv developed something in my bum that I now have to be operated on and botox in my bum so the cuts heal as only like 40% of people with fissures heel on there own . So I advIse you DO not hold ur poo in its caused me a big problem ! X hope this helped

    Hi for the last 4yrs i have too suffered with my right knee, with swelling and very painful and annoying crunches and clicks, after consent visit to the doctor i have finally managed to get something done which is surgrery(privately) i have been told they will open it up and have a look inside(the scan showed the knee as slightly moved to the right hence the swelling and pain)if it can be sorted they will do it there and then if not then it will be major surgery, sometimes it pays to go private.

    About a month ago I started getting a smelly discharge from my bellybutton, my stomach became swollen and painful. I started putting dressings over it when i went out so it wouldn't leak on to my clothes. After a week i noticed a red fleshy swelling inside my bellybutton which became more and more swollen. I was prescribed antibiotics but they had no effect. A month on and my stomach is no longer swollen and painful and although the fleshy swelling has gone down it's still there, and I still have smelly discharge. I have had three different opinions with nobody able to tell me what I have or help me. I hope you are able to help me diagnose and get rid of this!





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    HI ,ALL THE ABOVE COMMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN HELPFUL TO ME , FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS I HAVE HAD SWLOOEN UPPER LEGS WHICH ARE VERY PAINFUL AND FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ON FIRE ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT .I HAVE SWELLING BETWEEN MY SHOULDERS AND MY NECK WHICH CAUSES ALOT OF PAIN AND HEADACHES .I AM SO FRUSTRATED AS ALL MY TESTS FOR EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF CAME BACK NEGATIVE . YES I REALISE HOW LUCKY I AM NOT TO HAVE SOME INCURABLE DISESE . BUT BEING TOLD BY MY DOCTOR ..IF YOU HAVE THE SWELLING OVER 8 YRS YOUR NOT GOING TO DIE FROM IT .IS NOT HELPING ME AT ALL.SOME DAYS I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO WALK OR RAISE MY ARMS .ANYONE ELSE OUT THERE WITH SIMULAR PROBLEMS ..THANK YOU .





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    im 51 going through the menopause having burning up feeling head hurts but most belly swelling up like im 7month preg is there any thin that can take the swelling down im not taking anythin as all my family hve past away with cancer and iv bin told H R T can bring cancer on quicker. i would be very gratefull if u could tell me what i could do to get swelling down,





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    I've been getting painful, fluid filled ankles..I Have bad circulation but both my ankles are swollen and my right one is painful/uncomfortable.. the swelling goes quite far up my ankle and my knees have started to swell. the doctor said it was just because i sat too long. but i dont think this is the case. does anyone know what this could be ?





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    My daughter has had chilblains and no one could offer any help.One day when she came and showed me how her toes were swelling so they wouldn't touch the floor and painful I recalled my swollen dislocated finger tip and the pharmacist gave me some PILE cream. After I fell about laughing he said seriously it is anesthetic and will reduce swelling. So I tried this on the chilblains and we saw instant relief. We now use this everytime they appear and instead of 2 weeks of hell and tears they go almost instantly. If models can use it to reduce teh puffy eyes they have then surely it can't harm feet!





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    I had surgery for a hydrocele and I have a large amount of swelling and an excessive amount of skin in the areas of the scrotum and the penis. The swelling is the size of a baseball or larger. The operation was six days ago and I have been taking meds for three days after my release. Will the swelling go down.





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    The swelling will go down, it just takes a while, I found after my recent hydrocele operation that after about four weeks the swelling reduces down alot and you can walk normally again. Warm baths can be a nice relief, keep an eye out for your wound opening up and for infection, it took 3 weeks of antibiotics for mine to go away and for the wound to seal completely. It does take quite a while for everything to go back to normal size though.

    It will definately go away - 3-4 weeks

    Hi i am a 31 year old male who trys to keep in good shape, recently I have developed a painful lump under my right nipple and have noticed a large amount of swelling to my right breast, My GP was great and gave me an urgent referal to the local breast clinic where they ruled out anything too serious and told me I had bilateral gynaecomastia... reassuring that the lump wasnt dangerous but.. the breast is so painful unbearable at times, and I find it difficult to do daily acvities, the swelling is gaining in size too and I feel awkward and uncomfortable about showing my body. My gp recommends just pain killers but I feel this is only defering the issue.. They say surgery isnt in thier budget.. is this true and is there anywhere else in the country that I could consult, I live in Cornwall but was seen in Devon. Many thanks for your help, Paul.





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    I've had chronic hives in the past with swelling of the lips and eyes. I tried everything and nothing seemed to work. Lasted 6 months and then disappeared. 4-5 years later I got it back again ive had it for about 7-8 weeks now and the itch is so bad I'm bruising myself. Swelling in joints are painful some days I can't walk. I just wish there was a cure but finding dead ends at every new thing I try along with side effects. Would anyone know how to even reduce the welts and itch? Im giving up on docs to as medication is so expensive!! I feel for everyone battling this horrible thing! No one deserves this and would never wish it apron anyone.





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    I know what your are going through,total nightmare try black seed oil it worked for me rub on after taking a bath good luck.

    i am 26 and for the past few years i have had a dull but painful ache inside my anal passage that comes evey now and again. the past week It has got more painful and feels like i need the toilet. Ican pass stools fine and there is no swelling,rash or lumps there but i have hot flushes and dizzyness when the pain comes. Please can you help me.





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    Hi chloe i totally know what you are going through I've had polyps in my nose since 12 years old 2 surgeries all medications. I to have trouble sleeping and hate eating around people my smell and taste are back and i can breathe through my nose. But now my face is swelling I've had a cat scan and Dr said im infested with them. Im going to make appointment with Dr because im having painful face swelling. The surgeries did help for a little while til they grew back i had a Dr yell me not to do surgery cuz it actually doubles them. Im 35 now dealing with it forever. When i was 18 took scissors and cut some out myself. Now i just learned to live with them i guess

    im 18 years old and have the same problem as everyone above! i know its normal to have an enlarged labia, but when it causes you pain and discomfort i think its far from normal. my labia is very enlarged and often swells and dries right out when going about my normal life style e.g walking causes major itching, swelling,dryness and about every hour at work i have to splash myself with cold water as it becomes very painful to walk as it constantly rubs. also having sex is a big problem! my labia gets in the way and is very sensitive to any loobs, mostly where they have rubbed during the day and have sours! ive tried prescribed creams but nothing seems to work, it just makes it sting! my doctor said i should look into having the operation but it would cost! i became pregnant so couldn't have anything done. during my pregnancy everything got worse and i now have no sex life as it is too painful. i think i have left it too long now, and this problem has led on to other things like swelling inside my vagina after sex. i feel there is now something wrong inside my vagina. please help! thanks!





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    i have a pain in my groin and a slight swelling, it is also painful when i ejulate. what could be the cause?





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    hi, im 16 and for the past two months my knees, ankles and legs keep swelling then going down and then swelling again. when swollen the r very painful and i struggle to walk however when they aren't swollen they still feel very stiff especially when i first wake up in the morning and late in the evening. it is really discomforting and has started to effect my mood and has stopped me going on holiday and doing things with mates. I was admitted to hospital last week and i am having scans and tests to see if i have ra arthritus or juvinile arthritus. i just want to know how i can mange the pain so i can carry on with daily activities as normal if it turns out to be arthritus???





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    Hey I have arthritis and I do take a lot of medication, for it I find ibruprothen works and like paracetamol just make sure you can take these medications first. If you do have arthritis I'm also on a injection called methotrexate I admistor my self once a week and that's helps aswell. But I also find warm baths help they release some of the pain and help to relax the muscles I hope you find this helpful.

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