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    Urinary Tract Infections

    UTIs are caused when bacteria gets into the urinary tract – the organs that enable the body to process and get rid of waste, including the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and the urethra. Read more →

    my baby is 6 months old and is in the neck, abdomen and body parts a rash, which doctors have not the problem, let me know if I can help or recommend a specialist





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    Hello. I am 23 female. I have been having this problem for a few weeks now. I have been diagnosed with SLE lupus not sure if it's due to the condition or not but I have pains in my stomach everyday and I go to the toilet a few times when I do go its very painfull some times there is blood sometimes it's not. The pain is a very sharp knife like pain I am not constipated and afterwards when I'm finished I get a sharp shooting pain feels like I can't wall properly and I can't sit its lasts for around 15 mins then the pain starts to slow down. I am really embarrassed to see my gp what could it be?





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    Hi I'm Leon 13 this year , turning 14. I have a pain when I touch it penis in the right side. The pain is located at the neck(?) of my penis. Or a little lower. Please help, the pain is very annoying. I'm uncircumcised, foreskin has pulled back but not exposing all of my glans





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    Hi Leon. If this has been worrying you for a while then there are a few things it could be so I need you to be sensible and visit your Doctor. The doctor will be able to ask you a series of quick questions and work out what it is. Be very honest with your answers and don't worry. Let us know how you get on OK.

    My 9 year old son complained of pain and a white discharge when he peed, and complains of belly pain. Are these common symptoms of a UTI, or could there be another problem?





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    My 5 year old son suffers from severe stomach pain, its distressing for me to watch him in so much pain so it must be horrible to feel the pain all the time, I have took him to see doctors on many occasions and just keep been told he has gastroenteritis, I know this is not the case. He has had 9 operations since he was born, 3 of them were bowel surgery and lasted 8 hours each. Last time I took him to see a doctor he came to the conclusion that my son has adhesions and gave him medicine containing chloroform which is vile tasting and he won't take it. Can adhesions be removed? This is stopping him from having a normal life and is also affecting his school work.





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    I have had an anal fissure for about a year or so now. And it keeps getting worse. I thought it would heal on its own but it hasn't. And it cause a great deal of pain. I don't know what to do. I'm embarrassed to confront my parents about this. But the pain is becoming to much to handle. Im only 15, and there is a lot of blood everytime I use the bathroom... Why should I do?





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    Hi I have had the same, stupidly I wasn't drinking enough, became dehydrated which caused constipation. When I went it was so hard due to lack of fluids & tore me. The fissure didn't go away like I thought it would. I then avoided going to the loo as long as possible as it hurt so much. The Dr gave me some internal cream & muscle relaxant... Awful I know but it really helped! Not completely healed but I've also not used it as much as I should. Don't suffer as it creates a behavioural problem cycle- you need to poo- you hold it in for fear of pain- the poo gets bigger- you cant hold on- you tense your muscles with fear- your bum tears further & your in more pain. Just see the Dr they didn't examine me I just told symptoms & was given cream... It really is that easy!

    Just go see a doctor, you shouldn't be embaressed. If you actually read the article above it states that everyone gets them, even children. It also gives you other suggestions on how to treat them. Before I knew what it was I was also embaressed, until I told my friend and she told me she has had one and that everyone gets them. Just tell your parents, it's not like it it's an STD. :) Goodluck

    Hi, I'm 17, and I've looked around quite a lot online, but a lot of the symptoms don't seen revelant to me, such as pain when urinating, therefore nothing exactly describes my current 'conditon.' Neither flaccid nor erect can I pull my foreskin back over the bell-end, at best a little over half way (only at this point does it prove to cause any sort of pain whatsoever,) although, at times during masterbation I feel I could pull the foreskin back over the top, but having a feeling it might get stuck - in which case I'd need medical treatment. Me and my girlfriend are getting pretty serious now, starting to engage in sexual relations, but this is kinda knocking my confidence down, with it all, and I don't know whether it'll cause me any pain during sex.. I'm grateful for any advice :)





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    Hi Aaron. Take a step back. I wouldn't advise entering into any penetrative sexual relations until you are fully confident with the operation of your penis. It could indeed be painful. If your girlfriend loves you then she will understand and wait. You need to focus on stretching your foreskin at every opportunity so that you can pull it back over the bell-end and forward again. Do this always when you take a bath or shower and eventually it will move easily. At first it may be difficult to pull forward if you are erect. Just wait until it goes down and after a bit of fiddling you will get it forward again. Very unlikely that it will get stuck. Regarding pain when urinating...continue to monitor this. If it gets worse or the urine flow starts to reduce significantly. Go and see your Doctor. Hope this helps.

    My almost 3 year old son has been complaining of pain when urinating so I took him to the doctors and he said it is due to his foreskin being too tight. Apparently the worst case he has seen as he couldn't even see a hole. He has referred him for circumcision but that seems quite drastic to me as he hasn't had any infections etc. I understand doctors generally know what they are talking about but I don't want to put my baby under any unnecessary pain! Any thoughts?





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    There are creams and stretching methods which would be less extreme, especially as you say with no infections. There is a rare condition that affects my husband's family where they have little to no opening, my stepson was around 6 I think when he was circumcised, he had problems from birth, was getting infections and his foreskin ballooning with trapped urine. Circumcision was still the last option.

    I can see why you are worried and circumcision is drastic action. There seems to be an internet obsession with Phimosis and as long as he can pee, surely it's OK. Remember he has been peeing for nearly 3 years!!!! You could go for a second opinion? I am a firm believer in the value of warm baths. This softens all skin especially the foreskin and makes it easier to move. Try this and when washing him, gently trying to move the foreskin back a little. I doubt he'll notice what you are doing and it may help. As he gets older his foreskin will get plenty of exercise and will move easier. Good luck and take care.

    Hey I get tightness 50% of the time. I'm 15 so erections are frequent and happen in the most ridiculous places and when i do get and erection the foreskin tries to pull itself back but gets stuck half way and causes a bit of pain. I can't push it up back over the head of the penis so to reduce the pain I have to pull the foreskin all the way back over the penis which gives me a big bit of pain then just a little but the point is its still there. what makes this worse it the head of the penis starts rubbing against my briefs making either my penis sore and or making my erection last even longer giving pain. when my penis goes soft after pulling the foreskin back (as i have no idea how long my erection will last or when I'm going to get another) the skin stays back and because it is soft the penis head rubs against my briefs even more. As I still go to school I can't always push and pull the foreskin discreetly. please give me some advice that can sort this problem as I don't want to get circumcised many thanks





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    Hi Kai. Don't worry, you can sort this out without circumcision. Some foreskins, like yours automatically pull back on erection. What should happen is that when you go soft, the foreskin goes back forward. Yours doesn't because it is still a little bit tight. Persevere with more stretching exercises in the bath or shower and this will loosen it up, reducing the pain, subsequent rubbing and soreness. Also, when you do get an erection don't pull it back over the bell end to relieve it because it will stay there. Leave the foreskin where it stops naturally, grit your teeth and bear the pain for a bit. The erection should go down more quickly, allowing your foreskin to move forward by itself. Hope this helps...let us know how you get on.

    My 11 year old son has been suffering from stomach pain for the last few days but only told me last night. He said that it has him short for breath and the pain is quite sharp. He has woke this morning saying he feels sick and his tummy is still tender. I pressed on his tummy and it feels quite hard but he has been going to the toilet as normal. Can anyone offer any advice?





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    I'm 24 years old and I get consipation and I can't move and I get abdomen pain to where my mum has to get an ambulance to help me out of the house and I'm on movicol and senna to help me go I have to take it otherwise I can't go for months and it gets very painful when I can't go





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    I'm suffering from a uti at the moment and it's not pleasant! I've had milder ones before but this has been something else! I've felt sick, had lower right back pain, pain under my ribs on my right side, tired, mild fever first thing in the morning and at night and also had stomach cramps.... About 2 months ago I was hospitalised due to severe constipation and needed an enema. Since then I've suffered with stomach cramps. The hospital gave me Buscopan and pain relief and said it was side effects from the enema. I've had slight pain on urination on and off since my hospital stay and there was me thinking it was my bowels. So a few days ago I got really bad pain when passing urine and burning was unbearable. I got some sodium citrate which helped a lot but I was feverish. I went to the docs yesterday and it's a nasty uti! Docs gave me Trimethroprim and they started working straight away. I feel better today than I have in 2 months!!! Still get little twinges in my abdomen but nothing like I have been getting. Pain in back and side has gone too and no longer feverish. Doc said I'm lucky that it didn't make me really ill with my kidneys....





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    try to get your GP to refer you to hospital, and ask for botox to be injected into his sphincter,(they do it at leicester RI) it should relax his muscles and therefore allow him to pass faeces more easily n painfree, my 5 year old grandson has had this done and YES IT WORKS!! however it doesnt last very long, he has had this done 3 times in all and also needs to ave GA for manual evacuations,he has now been put on a waiting list to have a "MACE" procedure again at leicester RI. this is where his appendix is taken to the outside of his abdomen and twice daily he will have to sit on the toilet for approx 20 mins while a liquid is passed through a catheter to wash out his bowel, sounds very daunting but the hole in his abdomen would be the size of a catheter and weve been informed that it is 85% effective and is also reversable. good luck i sympathise with you and your son.

    I have some itching feelings in my abdomen and when it starts much saliva comes to my mouth.I dont know it is because of worms or not. Any one can answer? I drink lots of water then this feeling passes. This comes many times.





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    I'm thirteen years old and I've had IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) since I was seven. The longest I've gone without having a bowel movement was two, dreadfull weeks. These are the things I've learned/done over the years that have helped me! - Cap fulls of miralax in tea, coffee, or water. Coffee is what I chose more often than not since it boosts the miralax. - Rubbing of the abdomen while laying flat on your back. - If you have a box, or a chair, about the height of a small trash can, rest your feet on it while on the toilet. This gives room for the feces to move down and out. Hug your knees while doing this! - I personally only use this as a last resort. It is nicknamed the, "Green Bomb." Depending on your age, you drink the amount of liquid suggested. Do NOT down the drink! If you do, there is a good chance that not even minutes later, you will throw it up. Little sips! Make sure to drink water inbetween. - As for to help the pain, I highly suggest hot baths during the day between trying to pass a bowel, and at night, a heating pad! - If worse comes to worst and nothing at home works, its a trip to the ER like I will be going today. They will most likely give you and IV, some volume or lorazapam to help you relax, and morphine for pain. They may have to manually remove the feces from your body. I really hope some of these will help!





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    I am 50 and have had FM for a few years now. I am on strong pain relief meds but still in bad pain. I have been to pain clinic and they have been helpful. I suffer from tirdness all the time and the hardest point is that people say you look well but inside you are falling to pieces, with the pain When I try to walk its as though I am walking on broken glass I have the pain all over my body. Eventually I believe that there wil be a cure, but at the moment all they can do is try to help with the symptoms.

    I had scoliosis surgery on january 5th 2010 for a 68 degree thorasic curve.it all what smoothly and i am moastly back to my normal activities but, around 2 weeks after i got back home i had extreme pain in the bottom left of my stomach it felt like it was just behind the bone at the front. this was getting progresively worst and after a week my mum took me to the doctors and she said it may have been a cist or something ahd sent me home with ibroprofen, but even the maximum dose of paracetamol and iboprofen didnt help the pain at all so the day after we went back and the doctor advised us to go to a&e so we did. by this time i was doubling over in pain but they said at a&e that is was probablly muscle pain from the surgery and i was sent home with a course of codine which helped but when they ran out i was back to extreme pain but it wasnt all the time or as bad and over the next 4 months these times of pain got further and further apart, but reasently the pain has begun to get more frequent again, not as bad but i still have to lye down untill it subsides. Could this pain still be the pain of straightening out and if so how long will it last for because it is restricting me from doing somethings i want to get back to doing?





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    I had spinal fusion 24 years ago and sincethen when bending to put on shoes or with bad posture i get a piercing muscle knot under my left ribcage - i push it in with my hand (it almost feels like a hernia) andi stretch up (usually to the top of a door frame) breath slowly and very quickly the pain will softenand go away. Good luck

    My five year old keeps gettin pain on he's belly button I took him to the ER and they said the he's blood wrk was fine tht he has an abdominal pain but he keeps crying tht it hurts him so I went to he's regular doc nd he didn't prescribe anything for him I'm just so worried they said is not his pendix or anything but why does he keep crying I gave him tea soups Motrin pedialyte water,honey but the pain comes nd goes he wakes up every thirty min tht he has pain what can I do





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    I have had mouth ulcers for as long as I remember. I use oralmedic on mine just to cute the pain. It's sore to use but what a difference it makes to the pain afterwards. Its not cheap either but for me it's worth every penny to kill the pain for an extended period.

    Naomi, my son also had them on his inner arm, armpit, abdomen, and buttock. I was really worried as I also had never heard of the before. I read lots of websites and picked up that its the puss inside the papules the makes the blisters spread, so dont pop them (also i'm sure it would hurt) I was really worried it would spread to either his face or genitals. So I started by using the savlon spray first thing in the morning and last thing at night, I also used to put a capfull in the bath.. In the mean time I ordered dermalay from the US. We've been using it for two weeks now and we're down to one papule. I hope everything goes ok and it starts clearing up soon,

    I was 24 when I was diagnosed with PCOS after an ultra sound of my abdomen ,I went to my doctors to help with the three main Symptoms weight gain, period problems and hair under my chin , I was given a cream to stop the hair but it gave me horrible spots which i still have scaring. I went back and was not given anything else to help as my doctor said it wasn't worth treating unless I was trying to conceive. I'm now 26 and I have started to take zinc , chromium , soy lecithin tablets and including low carb foods and cinnamon. these help reduce the symptoms but am discussed being turned away so I have to medicate myself!





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    I'm 13 and I'm starting to get sharp pains in my stomach . The pain is on and off also I feel like I'm going to be sick. I have been trying different "cures" to get rid of the pain and nothing has helped . Should I go to the doctors or should I sleep it off ( even though the pain has caused me lack of sleep and weakness )?





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    I'm the same age and I've got the same problem and I've missed loads of time off school and I've been to the doctors severel times and they are reffuring me to hospital in april it could be a bactarial infection so go to your gp as soon as possible

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    hello my son is autistic and hes been getting pain in his tummy in the centre of the upper part near the ribs . the pain comes really sharp and lasts for a week where he cant stand up or sit dwn . allso to is teacher tells me he prods at his anal region all the time . when he sits on the chair he has one foot on the chair with his knees tucked under his chin rasing his buttock of the chair could you plz help me l have been going hospitals for his pain hes been on so many medication but nothing take the pain away even the hospital doctors all laugh at my son . my son cant talk so its really hard . could you give me some numbers of specialist who could see him plz help me





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    Look up Nourishing Traditions and Naturally Wells. Both are .co.uk. May I suggest some dietary changes. I am pained to hear of your son's discomfort and your worry. I trust you will endeavour to look up these web sites. Regards and all the best....

    i'm 26 and i too have this problem, i've had 2 ops to try to put it right and still i have alot of pain which has stopped me doing simple things like riding a bike.....i had my son checked for it too and thankfully he didn't have it......i do however think it's stupid that doctors wait untill me and other like me have to wait until we're in so much pain before they will do anything and most of the time all they do is give crappy pain killers that don't even work!





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    I'm a 14 year old girl, and I have been dealing with sharp, tearing pain when making BMs, accompanied by bright red blood, for nearly a year. I'm normally very shy, so I have a hard time asking for help with anything or saying something embarrassing. It's becoming too much, the pain, everything. I want help with it but I can't find the courage to tell my parents. Normally I stay in the bathroom for 30 minutes to nearly an hour for a BM, just because of the pain. Please help me, I really want this to be fixed.





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    I was diagnosed with hip dysphasia at 37 and had two hip replacements 3 years ago. My 9 year old daughter has now developed groin pain and has been diagnosed with hip dysphasia She is constantly in pain and is becoming depressed. Consultant has offered acetabularplasty which i believe is a fairly big invasive procedure and we are going for a 2nd opinion soon. The consultant also said he believed the procedure would be hugely beneficial in elevating the pain and that bryony could go on and lead a normal life without the need for more surgery later. However the testimonials of other hip patients contradict this. I am so unsure of where to go from here but it is killing me seeing my beautiful little girl in pain. Any advise would be greatly appreciated





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    my 2 year old daughter has recently been complaining of pain in her inner thigh bones. the first time she done this she got syuck on the floor because the pain was so bad that she couldnt move her legs. i had to lift her up n rub her leg for a little whil before she would even stand on it. it seems to be that the bones are suddenly becoming really stiff, like the bone is locking somehow. i have been thinking about going to the doctor but it seems to ease off and then return again. she is only 2 so wouldnt think that she should be experiencing pain in her bones. what could this be?





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    I think it is very important to point out that haemangiomas can be extremely serious depending on the location of the mark. My 2 year old daughter was born with several on her face and she HAS needed treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in order to prevent blindness, feeding problems, breathing problems. She also needed a series of heart, brain and abdomen scans to rule out any heart defects and internal growths. She has one inside her nose which WILL need to be operated on. This would have been the perfect opportunity to get this point across but it has been missed. For more accurate information on birthmarks please visit the birthmark support group website. www.birthmarksupportgroup.org.uk





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    my daughter has scoliosis they say that her curve is not at a point where they will operate but the pain she has is bad her back her ribs and also suffers with very bad headaches we were told that her headaches have nothing to do with it but am wondering if something is pressing on a nerve that is causing headaches has anyone else suffered with headaches if not anyone have any ideas for pain relief as she takes far to many painkillers she is waiting to have an mri scan as she seems in pain all the time and they want to make sure that there is nothing else wrong with her spine.





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    Hi, I've just read your post with great interest. My daughter was diagnosed with PCOS about 18 months ago and was put onto Dianette, which did nothing to halt the spread of hair all over her body. All it has done is make her feel worse although she is scared to stop taking it incase the hair gets much worse. She has recently been recommended to see an endocrinologist and so this is hopeful. What I'd like to ask you is what medication have you been prescribed? You sound similar to my daughter. She also has very high testosterone levels. She'd love to come off Dianette and treat her symptoms differemtly. She is most bothered by her face, chest and abdomen hair. I am so delighted for you that your symptoms are so much better. The very best of my wishes to you. Hope you read this and I would appreciate your time if you reply. Thanks

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