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    yes, and the effects can be devastating leading to years off school and possibly never fully recovering. Symptoms are extreme tiredness, unable to walk due to pain and heart conditions. Don't want to worry you but it is really a terrible illness - insist on a blood test that has taken five years of my daughters life so far.

    go to your local gp you will find out that there is a problem called Nocturnal enuresis which is basically what it says on the tin nocturnal means night just a general problem childs have

    I had exactly this issue, but waited until I was older, in my early 20s before I got it "fixed". My honest advice is to go to the docs now and talk about it. Am sure you could have your mum wait outside while they have a look at ya. Remember half the world has a penis, and your doc will have seen them big and small. My doc took one look at me and said that I'd need a circumcision op. This kinda terrified me, but in actual fact it was pretty straightforward. It was done under a general anaesthetic, and wasn't at all embarrassing. I was pretty sore for a week, but that was nothing compared to the benefits of having "it all working". :) It wasn't until afterwards that I realised how much it was all weighing down on me. I so wish I had sorted it out when I was a teenager.

    I found the test very ambiguous and wondered if someone could maybe answer a few thoughts I have. Like many people who commented, I feel as though I function quite normally in general. I can be sociable and once I know someone can maintain conversations reasonably well. My major social downfall is with new people and insecurities as to how they perceive me and how I react to/with them. Not so much being a sheep and copying any individuals behaviour as a rule but I try and follow some of their tendencies to fit in. I never really considered myself to have any form of autistic spectrum 'disorder' (for want of a better phrase), but my wife thinks I have, based on a few things that aren't really covered in the test. Small things such as I can't sleep if any part of her is touching me, I find that having my skin stroked or playing with a tag, for example a teddys tag is really relaxing to me. I have to be structured in my head about things. I can be flexible and spontaneous but I'm keen to have a picture of things in my head and get anxious when they deviate. I like things in order and straight lines. I used to work in a battery bay and had to have all the batteries lined up in the right categories and sizes, to which the lads took great delight in messing up! My wife thinks that poor sympathetic and empathetic feelings is a consideration amongst other types of emotional pitfalls. The biggest thing however is my 'Selective Eating Disorder' in which I can't bring myself to try new foods. Much as I am desperate to eat like a 'normal' person, I'm stuck with a diet worse than a 3 year old and nothing seems to bring me to makea change in it. I'm not so focused on wanting to be diagnosed with aspergers for any reason in general, as I said I feel I function fine, just with a few odd tendancies, but I'm keen to learn if I do have it and that this may be the reason for my eating habits, which I want to change. Taking the aspergers test stemmed from researching what I can do to help change my eating. I've never considered going to my GP because I'd feel almost a hypercondriac, but do you think a score of 22 from the questions asked and some of the quirks that my wife thinks are symptoms of asperbergers (based on her friend being the parent of a child with aspergers, not on a medical background) is reason enough to go and have a chat?





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    my grandson who is 5 also has cronic constipation,(for 3 yrs) he has had one hospital admission to clear him out and over the last two weeks he had been in hospital twice to be sedated to enable nurses to give him enemas, the amout he passes isnt great but helps him a little,he takes up to 4 packets of movicol and 2.5mls senna daily, he is being admitted to leicester hosptal later this month to have a biopsy and botox in his sphincter under general anesthetic, to see if this will relax his muscles and to allow the poo to leave him easier,it is so distressing for him as he always gets overflow, me and his parents spend many times going to and from his school to change him daily. we will see if this surgery helps watch this space.....

    the twitching is probably due to tiredness, the lazy eye is probably not related to this but if you find it becomes too noticeable, go to the doctor and they should be able to help you.

    i am 45 was told i had fm when i was 68 ive been in & out of hospital due to flare ups then cannot move i also have hypomobility the pain & tiredness is bad but people do not understand as u look normal . im lucky i have a good doctor





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    am suffering since oct 1 2013 till now, i gone to so many hospital but not cure well. It causes me pain, cough, tiredness etc. What drug can i take to cure it?





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    creams but these in general take a quite few weeks, the best option is to get it froze of i had one on the place were your finger bends

    Hi Manos. I'm not surprised that it doesn't bother you and you could leave it. However, I recommend that you do the stretching to get it fully mobile. It will be far cleaner because you'll be able to wash off the smegma from your penis head when you take a shower. It will also feel a whole lot better in general. I think you know what to do so go for it. We are here if you need us. Take care

    I'm worried that my 6 year old has this... She has had tiny red bumps on her neck for a few weeks... They look like little hard red pimples with a little pussy head on them. I thought they were possibly heat rash but it doesn't seem to be going away. I cant believe there's not more that can be done for this! Frankly it just makes me further disgusted with our doctors in general and health care!





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    Having been diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia at 40 years old, I also know how important it is to be referred to someone who understands the condition. After being referred to 3 different hospitals, I finally ended up at North Manchester General to see Mr. A. D. Clayson where I had both my hip replacements. He has now transferred to Wrightington Hospital in Wigan, a 2 hour drive away from me, but I would stay as his patient if he moved to Australia....he's been fantastic!!!

    My daughter was not diagnosed until she was almost 3. She has endured months in a full body plaster, countless xrays, numerous general anaesthetics and unsucessful surgeries only to be told she would need a hip replacement at the age of 15. We need a better screening process, carried out by qualified health professsionals. Early diagnosis is vital to stop children needing unnecessary surgery.





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    Do you know exactly what it is about defecating that scares your child? Believe it or not, I was scared of the actual physical toilet itself. It was a reverse trap toilet which worked terribly and was prone to "spitting" water out during strong winds. Once the family replaced the toilet, suddenly the fear of toilets in general was much less than before. She may be afraid of a different thing, but who knows? Wishing you best of luck.

    I have the same experience with my 11 year old. We have tried everything. The local pharmacist says that he has a head for lice and the rest of the family doesn't. This is because the rest of us did for a while and managed to get rid of the problem with washing etc. The reality is that the older they get the less they put their heads together and they wash more. So, I believe a combination of washing more, less frequent closeness and general growing up solves the problem . You are close so don't despair!!

    Hi Abigail When your periods first start it is totally normal for them to be irregular and for you to miss the odd one, or even to have 2 very close together..... I know that's what happened to me! I wouldn't worry too much about it, but if you are concerned or it goes on for longer then you can always go and see your doctor. You should always try and eat healthily, and take exercise as this will have an effect on your body in general. Also if your body doesn't get the correct nutrients and you are too thin or too fat that can effect it as well. But I think in your case your body is just trying to settle in to a pattern. Good luck!

    Hi Jacob. I agree that a 2.5cm penis is not big but all 11 year old boys are different. Unless this has been raised in a previous medical consultation then I doubt your GP will pass any comment on the size. They are most interested general health and well-being. Puberty is a time of huge growth changes especially in the testicles and penis. Usually the testicles grow first, making the penis seem even smaller but then it catches up. It could just be - don't worry and it will happen. Hope this helps.

    My 4 year old son gets an itchy bum from time to time - i think its from not wiping properly but now im always gona be worried its worms! We use the big brand nappy, and general skin cream. Usually clears itching up in a day. Dont wash with soap, just warm water. Dont use any bubbles in bath basically everything seems to make it worse but the tub of skin cream.





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    Well my 6 year old brother had excatly the same as thag. We fond it was the stronngness of the soapor wipes. I would make sure you get very mild soap and wipes.

    take him to the Dr. he could have a yeast infection

    My little boy has had them for 4 months. He is 2 and a half. We have tried an acid type treatment(tretinoina) which leaves him looking burned then we have a different cream (antibacterial)to heal the burn. After 4 weeks of this treatment they are spreading more and the treated ones are growing. It has been suggested that the next stage is to put him under general anesthetic and burn them off, I am somewhat concerned about this, any advise? I have counted about 50 on his body, legs and arms and I am worried it will get to his face soon. He is very conscious and embarased about the ones on his body. I just cant believe there is nothing else I can do?





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    the programme did sugest that this infection was worse for the parents and not the child! It will eventually go on it's own and does not need treatment. Think did say some cases could take up to three years.

    Hi, My little girl is four and has had them for 18 months now and I have been to five different doctors and two pharmasists. All say the same thing, that it is best to leave them alone and they will go when she builds up an immunity. If you use the acid type treatment it can increase chances of scarring and it hurts! She has about two hundred around her neck and some on her face as well as afew on the rest of her body. I was worried when she started school in January that they would be noticed. However that was not the case, the children seem oblivious to them. I think it is more us as parents who are conscious about them. Her spots have in the last few weeks gone very red and I am now hoping that they are on their way out. I have asked around and was amazed by the amount of children we know who have had them. Looking back now I think I went through an obsessive stage of talking about, looking at, trying to pop the spots in front of her too much. I think if we don't mention them they won't think about them. Good luck.

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    Im 18, ive tried the test 3 times now, and im finding my score getting higher and higher, first it was 36 then 38 and now 42 im seeing a physiatrist ive also done the eq and score 11 and 7 and the sq scoreing 59, my mother and other school teachers have always said ive had mild aspergers, but after running this through my head over and over again im finding life in general more difficult, im also in a job with high stress as a chef, with all these results and my brain on over drive i really want to leave my job my mother is at her wits end and i have nowhere else to turn INTERNET HELP ME !





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    Mate relax, as the scores are not a diagnosis and therefore do not reflect the true you. Seems like you are doing well for yourself as chef and integrating into society. Keep up the good work. All the best Mike

    My daughter at the age of 12 developed idiopathic scoliosis overnight - she was braced for 16 months - I kept asking if this would waste her muscles - I was assured it would not. When she removed the brace and decided to go it alone - her curves got worse as her muscle had wasted. She is now 18 and her curves are now 76 thoracic and 56 lumbar. She doesn't want the operation. She is attending BTEC National Diploma in Sports Studies, is a lifeguard, kayaks and her general is health is good. She does everything she wants to and has no problems, other than a slight shoulder protrusion. So is an operation always necessary and can the curvature correct itself as instantly as it occurred?





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    I was diagnosed with scoliosis when i was 14 and had the operation when i was 15. I can honestly say that it is the best think I have done, my curve was 52 degrees when i had the op and now it is less than 10. It hasnt stopped me doing anything and i still ski and horse ride regularly. Looking at me you would never know there was anything wrong, my shoulder is not protuding any more and i hardly suffer any pain at all. I had the operation in August and by Christmas i was back at school, 18 months after the op i was back on the ski slopes. I cant say whether or not your daughter should have the operation but i am not 25 and i am so pleased that i did.

    Hi Joe. Good news that you can pull it back when soft. The strip of skin underneath called the Frenulum does look a bit scary - this is typical so don't worry. The sensitivity that you feel is also normal and it will get less over time. What you need to do now is to start pulling back your foreskin when erect to stretch it more. Do it a little bit at a time when you take a warm bath as it softens the skin and makes it easier. Eventually it will go all the way back and forward easily. The penis is a sensitive area in general but the sensitivity and pain will get less the more you use it. I hope this helps.

    My daughter was breech so had a routine scan for DDH at our local hospital she was 6 weeks old! they fitted her with a Pavlik Harness at 8weeks old, after 3 weeks the consultant took it off as he said it won't work, so we had to go to southampton general for an open reduction operation, she had this done at 9months. She had to have week of traction which was horrendous! then had the op followed by 3 months in various plasters, we are now on 6 month check ups with an xray every time, waiting for her bones to develope and then a possible ostyotomy!!! this is all with early detection, lord knows how it would of been if she was a late diagnosis! My little girl is a fighter and takes it all in her stride, I wouldn't say DDh is embarressing but it is good to get more awareness about the struggles families have when their child is being treated, thank goodness for the STEPS charity as we would be clueless about treatments and what to expect.





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    I don't feel you covered this condition as well as you could have done. My family went through a massive trauma, having postnatal depression and a very late diagnosis (13months) I felt so guilty that I had let my daughter down. I now realise it is a serious lack of training within the NHS that let my family down. We have been very lucky since Jorja came out of her spica, we have continually had good news from her consultant. However lots of families don't. You showed nothing of the stares and rude comments, the leaking nappies, the trying to keep your child clean, the new car seat, the parking fees at hospital, the first time your child wakes to find themselves in plaster, the tears, the tantrums, the general getting about. I hope people aren't going to get a diagnosis and think it's all going to be rosy like 'embarrassing bodies' our journey was nothing like this, it was far more traumatic.





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    my daughter was diagnosed with this but not until she was 20month old but didnt recieve the op until she was 26month old she has had 2 ops upto yet and is nearin the end of the 2nd cast,We complained to our nhs who are now reviewing training for the people concerned.I agree the tantrums and addapting is both painful for the child and paernts luckily my daughter has adapted quite well,but the stares off people make you so angry why not just ask?We ar back for the cast off in 2wk then hopefully recieve good news

    Hi Natalie, sorry to hear your little one is suffering too (and all the other families on here). I reduced the sachets down to 2 for a while which seemed to be working but then he started soiling again so back up to 4 then 3 again. We still actively encourage our son to go to toilet and spend long enough on there as he wasn't going routinely and was leaving it til it was too late. I'm worried he seems to be accepting soiling as a part of life and not doing enough himself to prevent it, which I guess is down to us as parents to work on. As well as movicol, I'm giving him multi vit tablets daily which is for his general well being than for constipation and there is a drink you can buy from supermarkets and main pharmacies which is a smoothie full of fruits but also contains spinach and broccoli (its green in colour but tastes like banana). Not sure how much they will help but can't hurt to try. If I get any break throughs I'll update on here and I'd love to hear about anyone else's success stories too. Good luck to everyone. Xxx

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