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    Tooth decay is caused by plaque, which is a general build of unswallowed food, saliva and bacteria that ends up clinging to the teeth. Read more →

    Im a 19 year old girl and i think i may have Coeliac Disease but im not to sure and don't want to waste doctors time so was wondering where i could find more information on the disease itself.





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    I would go to your GP and ask for a blood test for coeliac disease. Results come back in about a week and if positive then you will be referred to a gasterenterologist. They will discuss having a biopsy and this will give the definitive answer. A Dietician will then give you guidance at the hospital and follow up with an annual check up. It's important you don't think you are wasting the doctor's time as this is a serious condition that can affect your future health. I am a diagnosed coeliac and this has been my route. Good luck!

    Well i work in my local chemist and have done for over 3 years now so know all about the gluten free foods and it dosen't look very appetising tho my boss did say it seem i should get it checked out, so thankyou for your reply

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    I would have him tested for coeliac disease. I spent a good year or so constantly running to the loo etc, it got so bad I couldnt even travel short distances in the car. I was diagnosed with both coeliac and ulcerative colitis (bowel disease) 3 years ago.. which is uncommon and since been on a gluten free diet things have improved. The symptons sound familiar, so Good luck.

    If your children get hurting legs is it included 4 a disease or etc?





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    An irritated area following a tick bite is usually an indication that the tick's mouth parts have been left behind in the skin. Unlike a splinter, they are barbed and often don't push out of the skin. This causes periodic irritation. If it is really bothering your child, your GP can remove the skin containing the mouth parts by numbing the area with local anaesthetic first. BADA-UK http://www.bada-uk.org/ has lots of useful information about tick bites and preventing them. Remaining mouth parts don't increase the risk of Lyme disease but compressing the tick's body or agitating the tick, which can regurgitate infective fluids, can. Unless your child is showing signs of ill health, it is unnecessary to test for Lyme disease. Tests also have limitations and can produce both false-positive and false-negative results so should only be used in conjunction with an assessment of the patient's symptoms and history of tick exposure.

    I'm 13 and the gum behind my back bottom tooth (both sides) is swollen, and around the tooth there are parts where I can pull the gum away, it hurts when I eat and I'm scared its gum disease?





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    My child had a tick in his head last May. Although I removed the tick, he still has a raised scar which he still scratches to bleeding. Even though the original bite was 11 months ago, the area still iritates him. Should I insist on getting his blood tested for Lyme disease?





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    It's possible that the tick's mouth parts are still in your child head, which may have become infected. If you removed the tick early enough it is unlikely that your child will have contracted Lyme's Disease, as the infection stops being administered once the tick is removed (with or without it's teeth). However, it would be worth seeing you GP.

    An irritated area following a tick bite is usually an indication that the tick's mouth parts have been left behind in the skin. Unlike a splinter, they are barbed and often don't push out of the skin. This causes periodic irritation. If it is really bothering your child, your GP can remove the skin containing the mouth parts by numbing the area with local anaesthetic first. BADA-UK http://www.bada-uk.org/ has lots of useful information about tick bites and preventing them. Remaining mouth parts don't increase the risk of Lyme disease but compressing the tick's body or agitating the tick, which can regurgitate infective fluids, can. Unless your child is showing signs of ill health, it is unnecessary to test for Lyme disease. Tests also have limitations and can produce both false-positive and false-negative results so should only be used in conjunction with an assessment of the patient's symptoms and history of tick exposure.

    Hi Jack. This may not be the answer you want but at 16 your tight foreskin will be the least of your worries if you are thinking of having sex. You need to think about how to use a condom correctly to avoid unwanted pregnancy and the risks of getting an STD (sexually transmitted disease. Are you both emotionally ready for sex. I suggest you concentrate on some stretching exercises to loosen up your foreskin so that you can pull it back. When your foreskin works properly - then think about sex.

    Im 17 years old and I have got a red blood spots on the top of my moutb, my tonsils are all inflamed and yellow, I have a big ulcer on my lip, I went to on call doctors and they told me it was ceptic tonsillitis and have given me penicillin but I have now developing red spots on my hands and feet, skme have turned into blisters on my toes and painful. Could this be hands foot and mouth disease?





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    It's possible that the tick's mouth parts are still in your child head, which may have become infected. If you removed the tick early enough it is unlikely that your child will have contracted Lyme's Disease, as the infection stops being administered once the tick is removed (with or without it's teeth). However, it would be worth seeing you GP.

    I would go to your GP and ask for a blood test for coeliac disease. Results come back in about a week and if positive then you will be referred to a gasterenterologist. They will discuss having a biopsy and this will give the definitive answer. A Dietician will then give you guidance at the hospital and follow up with an annual check up. It's important you don't think you are wasting the doctor's time as this is a serious condition that can affect your future health. I am a diagnosed coeliac and this has been my route. Good luck!

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    I have had colonscopy after i was dignoised with crohns disease but i have coeliac disease and had it since age 4 im now 42 but i found out i had crohns disease 3 years ago you should ask to be tested for crohns and coeliax as they both have same side effects aswell as ibs dont get fobed off make it clear what you want as you know your body and pain and good luck

    I have had coeliac for nearly 6 7 years now and i know it can be a pain. It is hereditary as my mums cousin had it, my mum and my sister have been tested also and they have come back negative for coeliac disease. I heard from my cousin that doctors in london i think are making up like vaccines or injections for people who have coeliace disease. This injection is supposed to stop you or your child having this disease. Hopefully they should be bringing it out within the next coupls of years hoe this has helped any.

    Have you looked into Margellons disease for the worms in the nose? By the way, I have it and they like the ears and eyes as well. I hope you don't have this dreaded disease. It is as bad as it gets.

    What about sixth disease? I've been told my daughter probably had this, but I can only find fifth disease on this site.





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    Dr Christian today (1 April) told the group that Lyme disease wasa US phenomenon and moved the sticker from the UK placed as a 'wrong' answer by a guest on the programme yet UK residents should be aware they can get Lyme disease at home! Bad TV mistake - it is a serious disease and even GPs need to learn this. I had a French zoology student working with me last year who had a serious problem with this despite knowing about the issue - her GP didn't believe her and it became a hospital issue because she wan't believed. She picked it up (fromticks feeding on deer) in the west of Ireland.





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    I have had a blood test which has shown that I have Coeliac disease but I still need an endoscopy to confirm the diagnosis, does anyone know how likely it is that i do have Coeliac disease? I am guessing that i still need to consume Gluten in order for the endosopy to be correct??





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    My wifes younger brother was treated for the same thing when he was about 13. Research "marie charchot tooth disease". IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TEETH. it just has the word tooth in it because it's named after the person who first researched this disease I guess the last name was tooth. anyway check it out it might help you...it might not.

    I'm also a victim of crazy condition(disease).i'v lived with it 4rm wen i ws jus 10yrs up 2 nw 25.i t used to hurt wen peein way bck bt nt anymo.bt i don fil so proud as a man should cuz i knw smthng z misin.alwez bathin wit pants on scared dat pipo wil notice. can sum1 pliz help n tell me if circumcision would be de beta idea to treat dis and does dis disease also cause premature ejaculation.





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    Hard to offer a sugestion unless you give us real information.

    I have Coeliac disease,I was diagnosed about 4 years ago (aged 25) after a long process back and forth to the DR's. I had to demand a blood test as the Dr wasn't aware of Coeliac disease. But things do get better. At first i was very reluctant to eat the replacement products and just went without, but you do get used to them. I promise. At first it seems awlful but things are improving all the time.





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    hey im a 17 year old and i have had a sore in my mouth for about a week now and it hasnt gone away or gotten any better. my boyfriend helps out with little kids at school and last week one of the parents found out their child had hand foot and mouth disease, could my boyfriend have gotten it and not known and given it to me? and if so how do you get rid of this disease?





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    I sympathise entirely. Unfortunately, the NHS doesnt recognise "post lymes disease" as existing, even though it is well documented globally. I have been fighting red tape for 3 years now to receive the appropriate treatment to no avail. The irony is, that with all the disability payouts to ease the symptoms it would be far cheaper to simply supply the long-term antibiotics needed to keep the disease under control. Maybe an action group or something is needed?

    My daughter who is nearly two has just had a positive result for coeliac disease. We are lucky to have had a relatively quick diagnosis. Doctors did keep saying it was just constipation and prescribing laxatives but then the consultant did a test. Her symptons were constipation, very bloated tummy and then sickness every few days and some weight loss. I would urge anyone to get a test as I was beginning to think I just needed to accept it was just constipation which she will grow out of (as the doctors were telling me) but it turned out to be coeliac disease.

    This sounds very similar to my experiences before being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. I was so frustrated with continuously feeling ill despite a negative blood test, that I kept going back to the doctors until they did more and went further with a biopsy. After 2 years of feeling much like you do, I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, and being quite sporty, was really pleased to find that I could eat lots of gluten free pasta and other foods similar to my previous diet, but free from gluten. Don't give up, if you want to feel well, go to the doctors without your mum. Sometimes we've got to take control and push ahead to get the answer we want. Wishing you all the Best.

    This all started 5 months ago.I started getting some symptoms.Heavy legs,tingling,ringing ears,stiff neck,headache,sensitive to light,rashes,toenails falling off,bones clicking,and hundreds more.I registered to my local gp.And they diagnosed me as being depressed.I started taking the tablets to no improvement was getting worse.I started researching my symptoms online and kept coming across Lymes disease.I spoke to my mum about it and she was like that's funny your aunt caught that last year.This then rang bells as i was staying at my aunts for 5 months in the countryside.I went back to my gp they said no your fine just depressed.I said its a bit more look at the pictures.They said rashes and bone clicking is normal.Sent me to a psychiatrist he asked what was wrong.I showed him the pictures and videos and he was in shock! Sent a letter to my gp that they carry out further investigations immediately.I went back to my gp.They said jordan how many times have we told you your depressed.My mum had to use a credit card and take me to a private hospital.Straight away on symptoms and the fact my aunt had it and that i was in a lymes area they diagnosed me on symptoms.My tests came back 2weeks later positive lymes disease.That cost my mum 2 thousand pound for something i knew 5 months back.I have improved on 4weeks of antibiotics i can walk now and talk but have trouble finding words and memory.I went back to my gp armed with these results and they said i don't have lymes disease and are not treating me.Im down to my last bottle of antibiotics.I went back to the private hospital and they said they think the infection is deep in my central nervous system and that i need IV.My mum hasn't got another 3grand.If this disease doesn't get treated properly it will slowly cripple me and just take over.I'm stuck with a rare disease that nhs don't have a clue about and no one is helping me.





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    I sympathise entirely. Unfortunately, the NHS doesnt recognise "post lymes disease" as existing, even though it is well documented globally. I have been fighting red tape for 3 years now to receive the appropriate treatment to no avail. The irony is, that with all the disability payouts to ease the symptoms it would be far cheaper to simply supply the long-term antibiotics needed to keep the disease under control. Maybe an action group or something is needed?

    my 11 years old daugther has a big belly and bad breath smell since baby, went to see GP several times about same situation without any success, her permanent teeth are yelow with dark stains plus she has long hair in her nose,since 4 years old she complain about pain in her tommy at least 4 days in a week, sometime severe pain,I took her so many times to the hospital because of severity of the pain,she feel very embarrassed when people point one of her problem, sametime I think about coeliac disease, she never been tested even after asking my GP, could you please tell me if coeliac disease can cause those problems? its a lot of problems for one girl, anyone with similar problem who could help please? I dont know what to do to help her. Thanks





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    sounds like crohn's disease, tho i dont know what the symtoms r in kids ?????

    To all those with undiagnosed illnesses and their families: Before you can get a good result from tests for coeliac disease the sufferer needs to eat gluten at least 4x per day for 4-6 weeks for the antibodies to build up to a diagnosable level. This means that the sufferer must eat pasta, pizza, bread, wheat cereals such as Shreddies etc. every day. The first test for Coeliac Disease is always a blood test, which looks for the antibodies produced by the immune reaction against gluten. It's no worse than any other blood test and it's a good idea to check vitamin levels at the same time because Coeliacs cannot absorb enough nutrients from food. However, the blood test is not completely accurate so even if it is negative the sufferer should undergo an endoscopy, which involves a camera being fed down the throat so that a sample of stomach lining can be taken and examined for signs of coeliac damage. You have to have an empty stomach for the endoscopy, so you must not eat for the few hours beforehand. Sedation will be offered and should definitely be taken; say a big NO to the spray on the back of the throat.





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    I was 11/12 when I got this disease I started getting headaches all the time and I had a high temperature so I went to the doc when I realised there was giant patch of red on my cheeks and it turned out I had slapped cheek x Liya





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    My daugther has coeliac disease. She was diagnosed at the age of 2 and is now 4. I would be happy to offer help and advice on anything such as eating out etc.. It would also be great to chat to other parents that have children that are coeliacs as there seems to be lacking support in our area.





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    my daughter has bowel/constipation for the past 7yrs she is now 10 and has never been told about coeliac. she has had lactolose and is still on movicol she as never had blood tests or scans.i think i'm going to mention this.after seeing the show, i think she may have it

    Where abouts do you live in the country?

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    I honestly recommend you tell your parents their only their to help us i wouldn't be embarrassed because its not like your getting a disease due to something you did wrong it just happened. please tell your parents and have them take you to the doctor.

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