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    I am 46 as I have no sencery feeling and restricted control of movement in my right hand (due to having 2 strokes over the past 4 years) It is very dificult to self check my breasts. how oftern should I request a check via the nursing staff at my GP's, without feelng I am a surgary hover?





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    once a month, maybe more if you notice visible a difference then maybe more frequently, don't worry, a) it's their job, and b) it'll be for your benefit to have regular check-ups

    When I had bowel movement today and last night I noticed that the water in the toilet was cloudy with red blood. The previous days I have had a little blood on the paper after bowel movement. Is this a pile or something more serious? It happen once last month too but only once. Any help would be great.





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    Everytime I have a bowel movement I get a really itchy bum. This has been going on for about 8 months and is getting me down. I'm 42 and have visited the doctor end of last year who said he could not see anything wrong and prescribed me with Daktacort cream which did nothing. The only thing that helps is hemroid cream. Having a shower after a bowel movement helps but this is not always possible. Occasionally I can feel a slight discharge. Can anyone help.





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    I'll say this again (see below). It worked for me. Saturate the area with vinegar three times a day (try and use distilled malt vinegar, sold in most british supermarkets and corner shops). Stop using soaps, and medicated creams. Soap is too alkaline, and creams stop the good skin flaura from regaining a hold. You will notice it working after one day, and it will take about one-three weeks for the problem to become minimal. Don't shower with soap. Shower with a sponge soaked in vinegar and then finish with plain warm water. You won't smell of vinegar. Then dry off, and then saturate the affected area with vinegar and let it evaporate naturally. It worked for me.

    Hi Paul, you will see from some off my replies on this page, I suffered for years in silence and tried lots of creams and tried Daktacort cream also, same as you, waste of time, But bathing in vinegar sounds medieval to me. When you can buy a good range of Sanex for skin conditions. I also have sensitive skin as well. I use this range and have no problems with it. but please read other comments reference itching. Its embarrassing, upsetting and life controlling.

    my breath smells like my bowel movement it changes depending n what the bowel movement smells like. Diary products trigger it off so i try to stay well clear of those food products. It progressively been getting worse and i have had for nearly 2 years i cant think of what could have started it and i'm only 18. I know for sure its not coming form my mouth or throat as I have got checked numerous times. My doctors are lost and I am getting really tired of seeing them. I would rather go to hospital and have a series of test done. Any advice would be helpful!





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    my japs eye appears to be closing and i have severe pain when peeing, it also feels as if the pee is building up in the tube behind the tip of my penis because it has restricted flow.





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    my son has a restricted foreskin - only 1-2mm opening at the top. He is not in any discomfort. At what age should I get him to start gently stretching it back? Also what age should I seek medical attention if it does not improve. He is 6 at the moment. Thanks.





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    The other poster is wrong. Your son is far too young for any concern. If he still cannot retract his foreskin at age 18 then a steroid cream and stretching exercises will help. Please do not listen to the other poster, who has given you very bad advice. The only care his foreskin needs now is to leave it alone!

    I would say now is the right time to start practising. At 6 your son can perfectly learn how to do it, so teach him to gently try to roll back the foreskin, always stop before it is painful. Bath time may be a good idea to make it and tell your son at the same time that when he gets older he will need to have his full body washed, even the glans under the foreskin, so it is better for him to start learning how to be a grown up now ! He will fancy it. And remember : avoid any painful memory, or he will stop doing it as soon as you don't check how he does in the shower.

    i am 66 i run a slimming club for slimming world and i know that healthy eating works. but not for me my husband says eat a little less each day but that still dosent work for me, he has had to try and put on weight all his life now at 72 he is 13 stone and fit. me terrible. i do crave chocolate and sweet things i do have mainly yoghurts and fruit. i need help but also be able to show my husband that i do try. I now have bad knees and i have soething called metarsalgia in my feet so walking is not good. i also have limited movement in bpth shoulders due to rotater cuffs they have both been done many times but i havent got much pain now but little movement/help pls i would love to lose weight for the summer





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    I had serious diarrhoea and was diagnosed with diverticulosis. All information seems to say eat more fibre - surely this cannot be right in the case of diarrhoea. I have at the moment cut out all fruit. I am diabetic, so already on a restricted diet.





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    I have always only opened my bowels 1-2 times per week since I was a child (I am now 37, female), but in the past few years I have become feeling really backed up and uncomfortable inbetween bowel movements, with my upper abdomen distending and feeling very solid. When the urge to have a bowel movement finally comes, I do not have to strain to pass the faeces and they are mid brown in colour and reasonably soft and continuous like faeces should be. However, they are often 3 inches in diameter and 10 inches long - ie huge! I have come to expect that I will block the loo regulalrly and sometimes try "nipping it off" half way through, and flushing after one lump and certainly between faeces and putting toilet paper down the toilet to try to prevent this. After such a bowel movement I feel very light and empty, and stretched, although I know I do not tear the anus as there is no blood spotting. However, surely this is not normal? Is there anything I can do to help make me more regular? My GP has suggested I have "sluggish bowel" and that I'll just have to live with it as there is no cure. He has prescribed lactulose to try to stimulate peristalsis, but this doesn't seem to have any effect (and is expensive at £5 a week). I eat a balanced diet and have always eaten plenty of fruit and veg. I am also on an anti-depressant called Sertraline 50mg daily, however this doesn't seem to be the cause as when I have been off these for many months, my bowel movements are the same as when I am on them. I find it is worse on the run-up to starting my period, with sometimes a whole week without a bowel movement before finally going one the day I start menstruating. Please have you any suggestions to improve my bowel movement frequency and abdominal discomfort.





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    hi im lucky if i go twice a week. im not in good health tho and on alot of medication. Ive also started getting severe cramping pains and only thing to relieve it is to sit on loo. anyways, in answer to your question i find that by clenching your fist then firmly massaging your outer bowels helps the stools to move as well as taking 10mg of LACTULOSE SOLUTION before going to sleep helps soften the stools overnight ready for next day. sometimes it works,and sometimes it doesnt as everyone is different. ive also faound ( it might wirk for you too ) drinking 1 pint of water an hr before sleep and eating 6 dried prunes and 6 dried apricots. if all above fails,be persistant but polite to your general practitioner to sort it out,after-all.. thats theur job !

    I too take 50 mg aday of zoloft for depression and anxiety i have bad case of it but this remember effects our levels in bathroom too if i panic or stress out our digest system becomes slow divesting food and can resort in mikd constipation but i eat activia yogurt raisin brand bf veges loads water prune juice is daily salads chicken fish i try stay on a ok eating i also suffer from greds diease reflux i take pevicaid daily i just truly started eating solids again cause of my throat issue but this morning i took movement it wascsoft then i felt not emptt so i checked with my finger i had semi hard pellets stuck so i used a kil bit warm water enema and tryed getting restcout so i belive it helped i also only do this if absolute ness suppositories i hear help my doctor said use metamucil but ill wait cause if u dont drink water tons wit it boy u get worse constipation crazy i know bur i pray too and jesus hears us hope we get well asap in jesus name amen

    Hi. i am 17 years old and i suffer with a bit of hearing loss in my right ear. All the time i ask people to repeat themselves and when i have my right ear covered, the sound is very restricted and i will not be able to understande what people are saying to me. It just sounds like they are whispering. I have suffered with this for as long as i can remember and i wondered if there is anything i could do.





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    Have you talk to your parents about it because the wanna take you to the hospital and after you go to the hospital and they say your hearing is bad then you need or I would go to the hearing places because they will give you another opposition and they are good people you in a while you have to keep on checking on your hearing aids no you can't wear them in the water and sometime I have them in bed but not good because you van lose them and batteries will die quick when you sleep with them in

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    i was diagnosed with hs last year after having several operations and numerous drainage procedures one bad flare up led to cellulitus in my arm so was hospitalised i am now waiting for all my scares to be re opened to see if they can losen them and i have no feeling in the top of my right arm as they cut so many nerves my arm costanly aches as i have restricted movement now . i have been prescribed some heavy duty antibiotics which i am now on for life but i will say since being on them i havent had a flare up ,





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    I had a injury to my lower back think I did it in the gym. For the first week I suffered pain in the lower back and restricted movement. The second week I have regained all movement, still have pain on the right side at the top of my buttock. I am also suffering neuro pain across my abdomen which is horrible. It is like pins and needles and is very tender and feels numb, but has improved very slowly. I have been taking paracetamol and ibruprofen, which helps at the time. I don't think that I have A herniated disc or discs, I have tried excersizing carefully stretching and walking the dog. The worst part of this is the burning tingling and tender to the touch sensation, it's horrible. Any advice would be appreciated. I intend to make an appointment for to see my doctor but no doubt I will have to wait a least a week. Thanks.





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    hi, ive had difficulty eating after multiple implants nearly three year ago.my implantologist has dismissed it, i had a cat scan, recently, my dctr said my bottom jaw is out of line with my top jaw.im living in fear,my jaw movement was restricted recently after eating som echewy sweets.im awaiting a maxofacial appt,but i feel a nuromuscular dentist may help.im in the uk, and finding it difficult to know who to go to.i hope you dont mind this reply,but i read up on tmd,and it all looks so negative.im totally in the dark as to my cat scan results. kind regards, kate.

    My sister was prescribed Dermovate cream for over 25 years. Two years ago she decided to stop using it. She suffered several break out of spots with pus which became infected,it covered her whole body and all over her face. Her legs would also become swollen. she does not have so many break outs now but she is still suffering a great deal. Her skin is very itchy, tight and very dry. Her movement are very restricted due to the tightness of her skin. Her period stopped for over a year, she also lost all her body hair and the hair on her head. She finds it very difficult to come out. Her life is on hold she is obsolutely desperate if there is anyone can help. she also lost a lot of weight. Her skin has no collengen or elastane. She has tried numerous doctors and dermotologies.





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    Please seek help from a registered physiotherapist and ask if they can perform the Canalith repositioning movement or the Epley movement.Its painless and very effective.Some GP,S are able to help but it takes approx. 45 minutes so they are probably not keen to offer this treatment.





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    59 years old..

    Hi, I am having surgery in september to remove part of my penis and groin which have become infected, I also had both arm pit areas removed - and yes its the best thing they did - but unfortunatley for me it returned on all 4 occasions. Now i dont have any spare skin tissue to remove - and i have already had since the last op very restricted movement in both arms, and have had to stop work because of it. I must admit it i have been requesting surgery to my groin, inner thighs and both buttocks for the last 25 years but no surgeon will do it - they all keep saying it is too infected and they are sure it will not heal. Because of it affecting me so badly now i have had to register as disabled and have had to stop work. It took over 15 months to get the DWP to recognise HS as a condition, and i feel very sorry for anyone to have to go through what i have had to - just to get it recognised, its a discrace, i have never felt so degraded and upset in my life by our DWP and the national health. Please why can we not have a proper recognition of this disease and what it can do to you. (sorry for ranting). If you are having surgery - i would like to wish you all the best.

    I am having an alot of issues when having a bowel movement. Up to the point I turned 11, I have natural bowel movements but for the past four years they have been getting more and more painful. They are type 1 and type 2. I have a bowel movement about once a week and it builds up over time. There are many times when I am afraid to have a bowel movement because I lmow how much pain I will be in. I have noticed blood on the toilet paper and it worries me. I have been having an alot of pain even after I've gone toilet for about an hour after. Should I get it checked out? And how can I manage the pain?





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    If am a 33 year old male who is very active in sports, for some two years I have had leakage after a movement. It is foul smelling and I have to go wipe again, and wipe multiple times even after the movement. The high fibre didn't help much can someone give me any ideas? Help!





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    It's the poop left over in your rectum that's causing the leakage. I had the same problem until I stuck a finger in my butt and felt some poop left over. I use the bathroom when I'm about to take a shower and so after I poop and clean up, I stick a finger and manually take out a piece or 2 of poop that won't come out. Do this every time and the problem is gone. The main issue is that the rectum is not fully cleaning itself out

    I also suffer from/ have been diagnosed with IBS and I am having a very embarrasing problem of anal smell. Its usually when I'm constipated and after every bowel movement. So I bathe after each bowel movement and try to douche the area but this doesn't alway help. Please does anyone have any advice as this is ruining my life as you can imagine.





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    I have bowel movement about 1 a week and when it does move its little bits of stool. been on many different kinds of lacsatives nothing helped changed my diet nothing. going for operation in 2 weeks to have my big bowel removed had bowel movement problems from the age of 5 is there any other treament available without going for surgery





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    hi im having truble going to the toilet. im pregnant and have been suffering with piles which really heart going to the toilet. iv not been able to have a bowel movement for two weeks. when i tryed today i had a lot of blood and still not manege to have a bowel movement.





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    See a doctor!!

    Hi I had terrible shoulder pain for several years, which I think was mostly from carrying heavy things and I also had a few falls which really made them worse. I had injections and an Arthroscopy operation to remove some bony growth inside my shoulder socket. The arthritis got worse and last year I had to have a Shoulder replacement. Although these operations were painful, my shoulder is much better now, though there's still some restricted movement and it aches a bit. However, I'm glad it was done as I am now able to drive and use an Automatic transmission. Car. It has really improved my quality of life. I cannot carry much in weight now or ride my bicycle anymore but the pain is virtually gone in that shoulder. What's worrying me now, is that I am on a waiting list to have the other shoulder replaced and worry about the future. Apparently they only last about 10yrs and will that mean that as they wear out will both my arms become incapacitated? That is a poor prognosis and I was advised by a couple of people that its a bad idea to have them both done, but my specialist insists its necessary. Has anyone else had bilateral Shoulder replacement operations?





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    I feel like my vagina and anus are being pulled out. Sometimes I have severe "cramps" in these areas. As for the bowels, I take an over-the counter stool softener every night.....for fear of failure to have bowel movement. When I go, it feels like the movement is incomplete. I can be walking around, and the bowel (small amount) slides out of me. I had hysterectomy in 2009.

    I'm male 36 when going to toilet stool large and changes in colour from time to time.sometimes have diarrhea. The movement is often painful during but always painful afterwards. stomach sometimes feels bloated and gassy. have noticed sometimes cant pee or empty bladder very well after bowel movement. any help gratefully received.





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    I had the same procedure 10 years ago which was very painful but well worth it. As well as skin and muscle from my back I had an expander put in as my skin had lost its elasticity due to radiotherapy so my new bust size was limited. I was back to work after a month with hardly any pain but movement in my back was a little restricted for another month or two until the skin began to stretch. After a couple of years I had the expander removed and had an implant put in to make my reconstructed breast look and feel more natural and matching as much as possible to my natural breast. Mine too is a little smaller but I’m happy, I just wear padded bras to even out the shape. You didn’t say when you had you reconstruction so if its recent it just takes a little time for your body to accept your “new boob” and I’m sure your tenderness will go soon but if not you must see your consultant/GP. As far as the reconstructed breast being smaller you could, like I did, have a small implant. Hope this helps.

    I have put myself on a very strict diet of high fibre, fruit, vegetables, cereal and chicken however its still very difficult for a bowel movement. Its 1-2 weeks per movement that requires a session of about half an hour in the bathroom. I have now taken regularly using laxatives once a week to sto the bloating and pain. Have you got any advice on how i could improve my situation without using laxatives, as i think i maybe becoming dependant on them.





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    Every now and then I would bleed every time I have a bowel movement, this has been happening for almost 2 years now. Also, my anus looks incredibly swollen, it doesn't look like those 'grapes of wraths' but the anal walls look much larger than normal, protruding outwards. There is no pain, only a slight sting every time I have a rough Bowel movement.





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    Hi I have an external pile I've had it a week now how it started was through itching on the anus, I had a bowel movement that day after scratching the itch with toilet paper I noticed a lump like something was hanging out of me. I couldn't push it back in at all, I tried a sitz bath didn't do much so tried anusol it relieved the itchiness and pain also shrunk the pile but still have the pile , so been using germorolds two days now it's shrunk the pile more it's easier to sit down but I've not had a bowel movement for a week it's left me paranoid and scared to go. I just want the pile to hurry up and disappear it's driving me mad. If it's still there I'll have to see my GP but for now im giving germorolds cream a try going to see how it goes but also I'll have to try and have bowel movement I can't go on any longer I don't want to be ill. Why do piles take so long to disappear?





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    I have been having bowel incontinence for the last few months. I constantly feel as though I need to make a bowel movement, but when I try nothing happens. I am not constipated, and I do pass a movement at least once a day. It is beginning to effect my love life as when I am making love with my husband I am worried I am going to leak so I am making excuses not to have sex.





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    And I thought it was only me ! I can relate to the above posts and have been inserting my fingers into my anus for about 5 years so that I can have a bowl movement. Theres always blood and mucus and if I dont do this I would just never have a movement...whilst in hospital bed ridden for 3 months I didnt go for 21 days! I also now feel a little less embaressed to go to my doctor. Thank you so very much to the lady on the program whom was so brave to be filmed let alone talk about it on tv, you have given so many people the courage to now talk about this condition.





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