WARNING: The Embarrassing Bodies website contains images of an explicit medical nature and nudity in a medical context.

Search Results

  • Conditions
  • Questions
  • Comments
  • Videos
  • Episodes
  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic, life threatening disease that sees the internal organs (particularly the lungs) become clogged with mucus. Read more →

    Hi have had recurrent UTI symptoms for over 14 years and have had to have my ureters reimplanted. I still suffer with extreme kidney pain and bladder infections however the urine comes back free from bacteria and occassionally there is protein in it. This is becoming a real problem as these episodes are becoming more frequent and disrupting my life. i have just been in hospital with these symptoms but again they could find no infection and blood tests for inflamation came back normal. Please can you help me, Regards, Sarah





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    My son, who is 11, is now having his 7th episode of shingles. They were confirmed as shingles by skin scrapings & biopsies, as the doctors & dermatologists said they couldn't be & didn't look like shingles. Also he gets them in various body parts in one outbreak, which I know is unusual. He has been tested for HIV & screened by immunologists yet no-one can find a reason for the recurrent outbreaks. He is on 800mg Aciclovir 4x's a day for 2 weeks then a prophylactic dose of 400mg twice a day indefinitely. He has an already complex medical history - bilateral CDH (required tenotomies, closed then open reduction, and finally bilateral femoral osteotomies), Ehlers-Danlos (Hypermobility type), Phimosis (req'd circumcision), Undescended testes, Inguinal hernia, Asthma, Recurrent acute croup attacks, Eczema, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scoliosis, Leg-length discrepancy, Dyspraxia. The recurrent shingles doesn't cause him a great amount of ill-health but he misses more school & we are virtually housebound. Obviously I worry about what us causing this, and with all his other medical issues, I'm at my wits end. Any help / advice would be gratefully received.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    there is an ehlers danlos support group i think in the uk; try googling it. everyone is v nice and most are women, some with affected children. i am 58 and have edhypermobility too; mostly it has gotten worse w age and i am v v tired, but i also have other conditions, such as hep c. i had to have 7 c-spine surgeries as my spine wd not stay upright due to the ed and so was crushing the spinal cord. the operations were not at all fun but did stop me from becoming paralysed.ispend most of my time now in bed due to fatigue and pain but used to ski and horse back ride.there are handicap horse lessons which can help, inc psychologically. do what you can to keep him active now since it tends to get worse. get him computer pals, and def. check out the ed site. there is also a usa site and info on youtube. good luck!! lisa

    I have been diagnosed with asthma but all my symptoms match up with cystic fibrosis. Things like having frequent chest infections and mucus in my stools. Should I ask my doctor to let me have a sweat test next time I have to go?





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    last year i had 2 episodes of bacterial vaginosis and a recurrent episodes of thrush, i had swabs to confirmed this. i kept trying to work out why i was gettign recurrent thrush and bv twice, i did some internet research because my doctor unset abit trying to blame my boyfriend cheating, i did a diary to try and connect it to sex but it wasn't. i then found someone wrote saying they had the same thing and stop their pill (yasmin) and it stopped, i was on yasmis so i stopped this in february of this year, everything was fine and i didnt have any thrush or bv. except now a couple of weeks ago i had thrush and now ive got the fishy ordour of bv but this time i have pelvic pain without, what do you think could be the reason of this?





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    I have suffered from constant bladder, kidney and urinary track infections for over two years now. I bleed after sex and find it sometimes to be unbearably painful, I have taken nearly every antibiotic going for the infections... my swab tests for sexually transmitted infections always comes back clear and I never have periods due to the pill I take (cerazete) Yet still get horrible stomach cramps/ lower back pain all the time. I'm constantly bloated and have been told to take tablets for IBS which i've never suffered from before... I've been pestering and nagging my doctors for some more investigation because I feel so run down all the time and sore, are the water infections possibly to do with endo? I'm so fed up, currently waiting to see the gyno. So fed up :(





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Hi i was the same as you, back and forth to the doctor. In the end my bladder stopped working i had i cafiter fitted and in hospital for a week with infection. In pain all the time but nothing was done untill last week. After another water infection and sick every day for 10 days with no food, they took me back to hospital, to give me fluids and antibiotics. My periods were none stop from may this year. Huge clots and in bad pain, back and forth to the gyne departent and urine clinic while they blamed each other. I saw an oncall doctor by chance. He looked at my notes sent me for a scan and biopsy's. Got me back in and said its endo, within 2 weeks was in having op to have it removed. And treatment to my bladder which now works. And he clipped my ovaries off so in feb i can have my womb and cervix taken away. When i came back to the ward he said it was everywhere. I was in alot of pain at first but its settled now a little. But most of all they found what was wrong. Go back to the gp and demand a reff to the hospital, its ur right to have that. Tell them how you feel and how much effects your life. Ibs they tried that with me. remember u know ur own body. hope this helps......and sorry it's so long ha. Good luck xx

    I am seventeen years old, I have had constant and recurrent ear infections in both ears for the last eleven years. My ears become blocked with thick sticky fluid which varies in colour from clear to dark brown - it oozes out overnight and often smells quite pungent. I loose hearing in both ears and they are painful to touch. I prevent all water from entering my ears by wearing silicone earplugs. The hearing loss is beginning to affect my ability to concentrate in college and I recently had to do a music exam with both ears completely blocked. The pain and oozing prevent me from sleeping (on bad days I take up to 2500mg of painkillers per day). When there is not pain there is constant itching. Recently I have started to hear a faint but constant whistling. I have had every drop, spray, and cream available (I have even been prescribed nasal cream to put in my ears). After having my ears syringed for the sixth time, I was referred to an ENT specialist who performed numerous 'Micro-Suck' treatments, but nothing can clear the infection for more that around eight days. I know that the infection is in the outer ear, but I'm not sure if there is anything in the inner ear, although a while ago it felt like my Eustachian tube was blocked. Is there anything else that I can do to either get rid of the ear infections all together, or reduce the impact that it has on my hearing?





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    ihave had a circumcision but got serious infections after the operation.i now have a very tight foreskin when i get an erection the skin has now stuck to the head of my penis,i have been using steriod cream with no joy . i still get infections every day .





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    If you have been circumcised, you should not have a foreskin. Perhaps it was a botched circumcision.

    my gran has ms an always gets water infections but realy bad she ends up in hospital with low blood preasure, sleeping for most of the day and when she is awake she is quit dazed an not her self. cos she has ms very bad she is bed ridden an has a catheter, she gets get water infections every month or too an always ends up the same way. once in hospital an on antibiotics it takes about 2 t 3 weeks to clear. i just wondered if there is any thing we can try to keep the water infections at bay as the antibiotics dont seam to work any more





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    How often should you wash your vagina if you have recurrent thrush? Is once a day enough or too much?





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    im 23 years old and have suffered with UTI since I was 19. i had a 6 month period where i had no infections. reasons for this is unknown. i get infections every 3-4 weeks where the infection will come on within a couple of hours. from just frequent painfull urine to blood in the urine. all urine analysis have come back with no bacterial growth. i am free from all STI's as have had these checks done twice. i have had viginal swabs done at my GP's for yeast infections and any abnormalities. i am currently taking an antibiotic called nitrofurantoin 100mg for 7days. this is the only one that works. i drink about 3 litres a day and have cut most sugar out of my diet and take a probiotic and cranberry sachet each day from boots. please help.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your answer.


    Please don't swear or be rude in your answers, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting answers. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    Questions submitted to the site will be answered by other site users, not by medical professionals, so if you have a medical concern, please book an appointment with your GP.

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Hey Emma, I'm not a health professional but I have had similar symptoms. I have had a year long battle with uti's and it seems I'm prone to them also. I don't get blood, that could be tiny burst blood vessels and I heard that shouldn't be a worry but I used to get pain urinating also. What helps me is chamomile tea drink it the morning and night make it strong also parsley tea helps. I took nitrofurantoin as well and I feel I just need to be super cleanly and wash with gentle soaps and femine products and use cotton undies. I feel your pain I hope all gets better for you. Take care :)

Show more…

    I suffer with boils on my face they are very red and painful i can feel it coming up about 4 days in advance. I went to the docs and they gave me 6 months of antibiotics which seem to help but the problem returned.( I suffer from recurrent chest infections so dont want to take the antibiotics as my body will be immune to them when i need them.) Ive tried freederm gel that doesnt seem to work for me i have tried every soap under the sun but to no avail. If anyone can help i will be greatful.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Hi, I have just found out I have genital Herpes, I was very shocked and upset. I know now never to have unprotected sex with someone you don't know properly especially. I am curious to find out the treatments that are available and also I understand that with this virus there are recurrent infections, what types of infections do come up. I want to know more information about this virus. I'm so annoyed that I have it. Does it really clear up itself and how long does it take to clear up. Thanks





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Hi, I had the same problems as you - recurrent ear infections from being about 4 . . I had a radical modified mastoidectomy when I was 16 and for around 2 years my ear was clear. Since then my ear infections have started again and my consultant (the 5th one I'd seen over the years) had told me that the infections were reoccuring in the space where the mastoid area was - the only thing he could recommend was to have another operation to manipulate the muscle inside to cover the gap but there is no guarantee it will improve things so I decided against it. I have to take penicillin based antibiotics because of the type of infection - its a good job I'm not allergic! I'm 29 now and to be honest I've given up hope of my ear ever feeling 'normal' . . . I hope you get better though, I know how you feel! Take care :)

    i got recurrent urine infections,then my gp suggested that i make sure i empty my bladder after sex and it works i havent had a urine infection since.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    You might have an imbalance of your vaginal flora. That can be the reason for recurrent infections. When there is currently no infection detectable get some tablets with lactobacillus that are inserted into the vagina to normalize the ph-value. It worked for me. I always use them as soon as i feel a slight discomfort.

    I have been having recurrent cystitis since I began my sexual life, and also been through the undesired antibiotics route. It looks like some unlucky ladies are prone to these infections when they have sex, because of the thrush of sexual activies in the urethra makes a path to bad bacteria going up the urethra and infecting the bladder. Since then I have learnt to avoid getting ill, but still it's not a 100% controlled issue, as I am recovering now from a cystitis. I can leave some tips though: 1. Drink at least 1,5 L of water per day; 2. Get cranberry juice from Ocean's Spray in the supermarket (it s a natural antibacterial); 3. Do your genital hygiene before sex; 4. Go urinate immediatly after sex to flush out bad bacteria; 5. Eat yogurts with lactobacillus and acydophillus bacteria; 6. If possible, buy the product Femdophillus which has good bacteria to uri-genital tract. 7. Use only cotton underwear and wipe yourself ALWAYS from front to back to avoid bring gut bacteria to your vaginal area; 8. Mantain a healthy life-style, specially with pelvic exercises and avoid coffee and tea, and specially SPICY foods. 9. Ask your doctor a culture sample of your urine to know the bacteria if you are having recurrent infections and avoid taking those antibiotics that wipe out all good bacteria from your body. Amoxicilin and clavulanic acid is terrible as it can be very bad in destroying your immune system. THIS PROBLEM NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AS RECURRENT CYSTITIS CAN BEGIN TO BE RESISTANT AND JEOPARDISE THE EFFICACY OF ANTIBIOTICS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET. Hope I helped, Good Luck. Hope I can help





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Dear Marta please take a look at Cysticlean 118mg PAC . it can really help . Its natural and has clinical evidence to support it.

    Hi, I have been suffering with symptoms of fowlers syndrome for 16 months now and have a spc fitted but getting continous infections in spc area and recurrent uti's. There are no specialists where I live and was wondering where people have had to go to find someone who deals with this illness, many thanks in advance. Rachel.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Not sure where you live Rachel, but I initially got referred to London through Liverpool Women's hospital. Failing that, your GP can refer you to UCH (University College Hospital) London as I am told they are the only specialists in the UK. I hope this helps. Kirsty

    Hi, My 2 year old neice has just been diagnosed with having a concave chest! We have never heard of it before so I would be interested to hear how it affected you growing up? She has been having recurrant chest infections and the doctor said today about her chest being concave and that it is very unusual for girls? I am also from northern Ireland. Hope you recovered well from your op. thanks :)

    Hi, I keep getting recurrent folliculitis on my upper lip. I have to remove the hair in this area as it looks awful but am afraid to wax because of the recurrent infection. I cannot have laser treatment because of a condition I have. Any suggestions. This is ruining my life.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    my 2 year old son has funnel chest and gets alot of chest infections, and i would like to know if this would have anything to do with it.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    i have had an atonic bladders for 7 years now. No known cause and am healthy apart from this. The first couple of years were bad with recurrent infections and a few hospitalisations but eventually the infections cleared up. I believe this was because i now make sure i self cath at least 4 times a day and makes sure i am clean (hands and genitals) when doing it. i also think the catheter i now have which can be inserted without having to touch the hands has probably made a difference. i haven't had an infection now in four years and life is pretty much normal apart from the inconvenience. Of course most people with this condition have a lot more and worse to deal with besides eg MS or spinal injury so i count myself lucky. It's definitely tougher if your young but it's perfectly possible to be discreet about it and you should be able to lead a completely normal life.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Monty, I am in the same boat. I had a CAT scan for an injury where I had to void my bladder. The radiologist came to talk to me and told me I had a problem. I had slowly evolved from spraying, dribbling to sitting to pee...I had been told is was a prostate problem. I finally went to the doctor after returning from overseas. The urologist took one look at me and handed me a catheter. Gulp. The first cath produced two liters. That was over 10 years, two kidney infections and a hand full of UTIs ago. I reuse, keep my cath wrapped in a paper towel in my back pocket. I wash my hands and catheter before and after and use. I avoid antibiotics. I count myself blessed and just inconvenienced a bit. 50 years ago I would have likely died from a kidney infection. I feel much better these days...overflow incontinence is a really uncomfortable feeling that occurred for me over decades for no known reason (my case is idiopathic).

    i have had recurrent kidney infections with protein in urine and blood puss cells white blood cells. now thank goodness it stopped so i understand peoples worrys to





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Hi I'm 32 and I have just been told I have cf. I have had chest infections for along time and was losing lots of weight when I had a chest infection. Had a chest infection for 7 weeks before... :( I'm on lots of meds now I take creon pill every time I eat. And on milkshake to help me keep my wieght on.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Hi, I am 32 years old and have had 4 children ranging from 7lb 5oz to 9lb 9oz, and have noticed over the last year or so a small buldge and with recurrent water infections points to a prolapsed bladder. I am worried about going to the Doctor incase they say I have to have an op as I also have Muscular Dystrophy, which complicates things, in the sense of being able to do things. The only thing that is getting me down is the UTI's :@( I don't have any pain etc and I don't know what to do for the best????





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    I have asthma and I do rely on inhaler both blue and brown. I get a lot of chest infections and it is because of asthma. I'm currently on steriods and antibiotics cause I had a cold which went straight to my chest

    Hi Aimee, I understand your distress. I too was very unhappy with the way my vagina looked and felt for a very long time but with age I found that changed. (I also worked in the beauty industry and gave girls full bikini waxes and I can tell you that after seeing literally hundreds of women, if not a couple thousand, that there is no such thing as average or normal. Every single vagina is different and the images that are being presented in certain types of media do not accurately reflect this.) Please be aware that there are many reasons why women get fungal infections. Some times it is due to the products they use, I know of one woman who has to be very careful with soaps, even shampoo and conditioner. If any soap product gets anywhere near her vagina, even when she rinses her hair in the shower, she gets an infection. I know of women who get infections due to having pubic hair so they remove it while I know others who get infections because they remove their hair. Yet there are other women I know that it is what they eat that causes infections. If your labia's are causing you serious physical discomfort then perhaps surgery is something you might want to consider. Please be aware that your recurrent fungal infections could be the cause of your physical discomfort not the actual shape of your labia's. If I may be so kind as to suggest that you wait a few years as you are still young and your body is changing. My body changed over time and the sensitivity and discomfort I once had when I was younger is no longer. I am by no means a medical expert and the information I have given is just from what I have gathered from other women. Your situation is not an easy one to be in and in the end you are the only one who can decide what is best for you. Weigh your options carefully. Best of luck.

    My 15 month old daughter gets a thrush rash on her girl bits she keeps being given cream but it keeps coming back also she hss recurrent chest infecyions which she hss an inhaler. I just don't know what to do I keep her clean ans put her cream on etc she's the only one of my three children to ever be ill. She's hsd this ongoing for 7 months





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Yes my daughter has the same problem the cream dosent seem to work at all :/

    Im nearly 19 now I suffer from alot of water infections. I can have one every 2 months. My bladder is becoming really weak and ruining my life. Im going to the toilet every 10 minutes even if I haven't had a drink for 2 hours. I started suffering with infections about 4 years ago and is getting worse every time it comes back. I also got septic arthritis from getting a water infection and chest infection about a year ago





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    Hi I used to suffer from recurrent bladder infections, I have since found that my body was very acidic at that time, I now at the slightest twinge drink organic White tea (dragonfly or clippers) or have a small teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda in a glass of water, it alkalizes my body and doesn't get any worse, I have not had to buy any cymalon sachets etc for nearly a year now. Hope this helps worth a try.





    This will be published. Surnames, nicknames or usernames are not allowed


    Your email address will be kept confidential and will NOT be published – it is only being collected here in case Channel 4 need to contact you in relation to your comment.


    Please don’t swear or be rude in your comments, as they will not be added to the site. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines

    By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines

    one extremely likely possibility is a recurrent fungal infection, which can appear similar to acne (in fact about half of all acne cases are caused by fungus!) fungal infections are fairly easy to treat with regular yeast/thrush creams and oral tablets from the chemist/pharmacist. it is worth a try as it isn't too expensive and can be done at home with no doctor intervention.

Show more…

  • Embarrassing Bodies - Episode 1 - Series 7

    In the first episode Dr Christian meets a man with a hole in his head and Dr Pixie sees a woman who’s hoping for some help with childhood burns to her chest and back. Read more →

  • Embarrassing Bodies Doctors Series 7

    Episode 1 - Series 7

    In the first episode Dr Christian meets a man with a hole in his head and Dr Pixie sees a woman who’s hoping for some help with childhood burns to her chest and back. 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 →

  • Verrucas on the foot

    Episode 4

    Episode 4's patients included one suffering from the penis bending disease Peyronies, a lady with bothersome Bad Breath and a very surprised owner of a 3rd Nipple. Excess Hair was also on the EI agenda, as were Verrucas that had become a family affair… Read more →

  • Man boobs

    Breasts

    In this second of four specials, the Embarrassing Illnesses doctors will be concerning themselves with breasts and all matters mammary. Read more →

  • Breast Reconstruction

    Episode 3 - Brighton

    The doctors head to Brighton with their truck-stop clinic, whilst the main clinic receives visits from a woman with a post-mastectomy problem, a man with Poland's syndrome, and some persistent ulcers. Read more →

  • Dr Pixie

    Episode 12 - Under The Knife

    In this special episode, the doctors find out what happens when surgery goes wrong... Read more →

  • Acne

    Men

    The EI Docs go in search of the most elusive creature in the doctor's waiting room - the 'MAN'. Featuring a case of prostate cancer, man boobs, male hairloss and several problem penises. Read more →

  • Acne lazer treatment

    Episode 7 - Back to the Clinic

    This week the doctors are inviting some of their most serious cases back to the clinic to find out exactly how they've been getting on with their treatment, and to find out if they've conquered their embarrassment! Read more →

  • Acne Kelioidalis

    Episode 10 - Back to the Clinic 2

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on cases of acne, incontinence and a scaly skin problem that had left some specialists baffled... Read more →

  • Ball Check-Up

    Episode 11 - Back to the Clinic 3

    Back in the clinic the doctors are checking up on everything from unwanted hair, to agonizing prolapses and some very painful privates. Read more →

  • Anal Operation

    Vaginas

    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

  • Night terrors

    Episode 2 - London

    This week's Embarrassing Bodies takes on the capital as the mobile clinic hits old London town! 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 →

  • 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 →

  • Medi+Vend machine

    Teens Below the Belt

    Episode 4 of Embarrassing Teenage Bodies tackles conditions including a swollen bladder, toilet phobia and chlamydia. Read more →

  • Piles

    Episode 4 - Hull

    The doctors visit Hull with their breast health roadshow, and deal with cases of piles, putrefying feet and vaginal pain. Read more →

Can't find the condition you were searching for? Suggest a condition for us to add to the site


Important Notice

The information provided on this website (including any NHS Choices medical information) is for use as information or for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. We do not warrant that any information included within this site will meet your health or medical requirements. This Embarrassing Bodies site does not provide any medical or diagnostic services so you should always check with a health professional if you have any concerns about your health.


If you want to embed our videos in your site, read our embedding T&Cs here