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    Blindness, or visual impairment, is comparatively rare in the developed world, and is very different to common sight problems such as short or long sightedness. Read more →

    I had an internal ultrasound a month ago, & l bled profusely. Had bi-manual 2 weeks ago, & GP felt small lump in vagina but no other masses. Could not use speculum due to pain and bleeding, so unable to do visual inspection. Been bleeding on and off ever since, and feel VERY sore, especially on left side of vagina. I am 61 years old. Do l need to seek further help?





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    I would have your md to a transvaginal ultrasound to see if you have fibroids, and a biopsy to see if there is any Cancer. Ask for a CA 125 blood test which tells of you may have a cancerous problem such as ovarian. I don't mean to scare you but check out the symptoms with md stat!!! And insist on all these tests. I'm a nurse please listen:))) I know you said vagina but this good be a side effect of fibroids which are non cancerous. Any please go now to md.

    Hello, I'm 31 years old and about 4 years ago, while on holiday, my family noticed I had a few white spots in my armpits, I always use factor 50+ when out in the sun as my skin will burn if I don't, since then my patches have got worse, they are around my eyes, on my wrists, on the back of my hands, on my elbows, the top of my feet and on my inner thighs. I asked the doctor about them a few years ago and he said it was probably vitiligo and there is no treatment!? Just wanted reassurance that it isn't anything to worry about and not a visual symptom of anything more serious!? The marks don't really bother me too much, however I am more conscious of the ones around my eyes and on my hands. Thanks for taking the time to read this.





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    Ototoxicity - I have been off work for 10 weeks. My balance is all over the place I actually look as if I am drunk. I have been sick and really dizzy and tinnitus in both ears its driving me mad and my doctor has put me on antidepresents how is that meant to help? I have tried various medications none actually work they just make me sleepy. I want back to work as soon as before I dont have a job to go back too. I have to drive to work as I live in the middle of no where but driving with visual distubance is scary never mind a dizzy attack. I feel like no one has an answer for me and what the future holds. Please help as I am in despair and its really getting me down.





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    Hi, Im a young female who has great difficulty using tampons, to the point I've been unable to use them. The only way i can describe it is that there is not enough room, ive tried everything and every type! I fear my attempts may have caused some damage now however. Recently, when removing the partially inserted tampons, a piece of flesh has appeared at the opening. It can sometimes appear blue/black at different stages of my cycle, and is about 0.5-1cm long. For about six hours after this happens, sitting down can be quite uncomfortable and within 24 hours the flesh appears to disapear again, though this time seems to be getting longer. Its as though part of the inside of the vigina is turning inside out. (The visual and physical pain of this is also making me terrified of sleeping with someone!) I was treated for an imperforate hymen about six years ago, and I'm also currently a virgin, should this information be relevant. Thanks





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    Hi I also have suffered with excessive sweating all my adult life. I have tried Driclor on my underarms and have had some success.(I must say that in situations where the wet underarm marks would cause more severe and visible nervous sweating aroound my head,body. The Driclor keeping my armpits dry helps me compose myself quicker and calm my otherwise negative thoughts towards the visibility of facial sweat that would normally cause me to head off in search of somekind of kitchen towel or hand dryer. So in this aspect the Driclor does help. However my sweating is constant irrevelant of outside/inside temperature and has affected too many decisions in my life,and I have avoided too many social activities for me to keep ignoring it. I have two small children and do not want them to miss out on anything socially because of my sweating. I want to try the Pro-Banthiene tablets but was wondering what effects they will have on me. My body obviously has a constant battle to cool itself down, the visual indicator of this is the loss of excess fluid (sweat), so how will I know if my body is overheating if I do not sweat???????? I like many others have encountered very unhelpful GPs with this,(Im very aware of "how healthy it is" to be sweating out my toxins), try doing it even when you're cold and see how healthy YOU feel Doc. Sorry if I have rambled on, just really want to get control of this. Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks Pete.





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    I believe you are confusing your conditions. Sensory processing disorder is a condition of atypical sensory perception. Most individuals with ASD also have SPD so I suppose this is an easy mistake to make. But then there are a minority who only have the triad of impairment (social behavour, social communication and rigidity of thought, behaviour and play) who have clear autism. Also, by definition, any ASD must cause "qualitative impairment" in the areas the triad of impairment covers (therefor being disabaling). And that is in the current diagnostic manual, the planned revision is even more restrictive in how severe the symptoms must be to constitute this form of disability.

    my daughter has got damage to the right side of her brain, at 18 months old her right eye developed a squint, she became unbalanced on her feet and her speech deteriorated for a short while. she has recently been diagnosed with hearing impairment and her right foot had started turning in as she walks. would you say her symptoms refer to cerebral palsy??





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    I think it sad that with adult Cerebral Palsy there is lack of literature online. I have read that there is something called Post-Impairment Syndrome in cerebral palsy as some of the effects don't show until later on down the line. I have mixed CP (spatic & axtaxic) from what I know.





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    I have also recently been experiencing visual disturbances,weight gain And insomnia.

    Red bulb? Does it hurt? Does it look like a blister? Online diagnosis is limited. Please go to your local GP to get a visual examination.

    Hi Chris , could you tell me if you had to take a specific visual test before you could take lessons to drive, my son is 13 and has paralyzed 6th cranial nerve so has no peripheral vision in his eyes.

    Hi, I am 16 and have a funnel chest, I felt really nervous about going to beaches and swimming pools, but since going to the gym it has greatly reduced the visual effects of it, I'm a bit weaker at cardio because of it but by bench pressing and working on my pecks it has certainly helped the look of it :)





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    Hi, I'm 26 and over the past 2-3 years I've noticed that I have a mis alignment in my right eye compared to the left eye.i.e my right eye's visual axis is higher than the other eye. My confidence is shot and its very frustrating.I've checked it up and the condition is hypertropia. Is there anyway to correct it? I've tried numerous search's on the web with no great avail. Hoping someone can help, thanks





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    just like facial features, fingerprints, toenails...vaginas are one of the body parts that vary the most in physical appearance. It's just folds of skin as far as visual appearance goes, so don't freak out if urs looks different. The difference between all of them is what's beautiful! There's no way to have EVERY vagina in here, this is just a sampling =P

    Kim, try the facial bleaching products you can purchase at Pharmacy... Body one available also?? Yes feel same, starting to something as visual as your face, will create a ongoing maintance programme and possible faster and more growth.. Lazer, is not permanant it is advertised as reduction only, results vary on each person..

    I'm a female and a footwear designer which requires both practical and visual awareness. It was amazing to see that i have one male hand one female hand. I also answered 10/20. BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!





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    I'm 14 and i don't know if my vulva is normal, it doesn't hurt and i don't have any problems with it other than visual embarrassment my lips hang down quite far anyway but then i have a second pair of lips inside and the right one hangs down really far and i can't feel it at all, is this normal???





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    I have the same problem! My left inner lip hangs down very far, but it rubs on my knickers and can be very sore. From what I have researched, there is a surgery that can cut it down, but to be honest i'm not sure it's worth it. Try not to worry too much.

    heloooo im 14 with around 6-7 inch penis when erect iz this normal,? also i have noticed verry small spots, like a few of the other people that have posted, whiteish, and at the base of the shaft, but i dont suffer from warts or achni or any other visual (that i know of) desise is this normal?





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    Hello, Dr. Harper. I just wanted to say thank you for the information you have provided for me. I'm doing a project on ichthyosis for my Biology class and I really needed to see a good visual of the disease. Thank you also to Dionne for voluntering her condition to this site. Keep up the good work everyone, and I hope that one day a cure for the illness is found!





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    I scored 37. I've been diagnosed with sociophobic disorder, anxiety and depression for years and take a combination of medications to stablise me although have never really felt it's managed completely. Autism would certainly explain a lot of the isolation and alienation I've always felt(I'm in my 30s now). I once asked my psychiatrist if she felt I may have been autistic as I'd read about symptoms but her answer was that as I worried excessively about hurting other peoples' feelings then this would indicate it was unlikely I was autistic. At the time I just put it down to me being neurotic and selectively choosing from a list of symptoms but now wonder if there is an overlap between sociophobia and autism. I'm curious as well about people saying about late development of speech in children as being an indicator as I had a similar problem except at the time, somewhat bizarrely, it was treated as me having some kind of hearing impairment.





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    I've recently been for a full check up. I had the full works and everything came back ok and I am clean of all sti's but I was just wondering does this mean I am free of genital warts or is this a visual thing?? They took swabs and my blood and all is well, the nurse also had a good look down there and said everything looks normal although I had a little bit of a shaving rash but I have two very tiny dots that don't seem to have disappeared and now I just want reassurance :')





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    No its not my clitoris.. because i know where and what is my clitoris . maybe i havent quite explained it right.. So i have my clitoris, then under the whole to Pee (utherus) then i have my vagina whole. My problem is direct to my urethra and its not conected to my clitoris. it is Under the whole i pee , its in fact right beside it. its a line of skin (to make it a visual.. it has the shape of a penis. lol but its not one , its like 2 cm long. very small..) so that is why i am concern.

    im now 28 and had this issue since high school ive been to the doctors and been referred to the breast clinic for a scan and the results were that i have a significant amount of tissue behind both nipples. my gp then applied for funding to have it on the nhs and that has now been declined. i have a healthy diet and exercise on a regular basis but its causing me visual problems when dressing what are my options now as it is very very depressing.





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    It does sound like your circumcision did not go exactly to plan. The good news is that it sounds like a mainly visual problem, and although this may bring down your self-esteem you don't sound like you have any structural problems with your penis. I suggest you visit your GP for some further advice, and you may be referred to a reconstructive surgeon who will remove some of the skin from your penis to allow it to function and appear properly.

    Laura, get it checked out so it is medically ok first... If it ok then think about options of removing..then implications if any...Myself- Had a mole removed as it visual did not appeal, and was not a medical issue, came out worst and now have a keloid cyst, which looks worst. So ensure you have a good discussion with a G.P. But first thing first check out that its is medically ok and not for example a skin cancer or something else harmful to your health.

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