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    hi kate i multiple scholiosis, this led to me having a kind of hunch on my back. although i was embarresed i realised its always better to get it seen to than leave it, especially when it comes to back injurys. i had an operation when i was 16 and another when i was 18. i am now 22 and my back although better than it was may need another operation. so you certainly dont have to be a teenager to have it fixed although i would think that surgery would be more appealing to you than a brace. it is very unusual to need more than one operation and i was only in the hospital for about 2-3 weeks with another 3 weeks at home before i was able to be back at school. the operation helped me so much. my back pain went, my hunch was gone and although i wasn't as flexable as before (metal rods in your back will do that :P) my posture was great :D. good luck with your problem and i do urge you to go to your gp and get it sorted.

    It says here that impetigo does not leave scars but i have a scar after having impetigo multiple times in the same plaece





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    yes i agree. My son has suffered with this since the age of 6 months,h too has slight scars from this. He is now nearly 9 and still gets it,but it tends to heal itself now. Very puzzling???

    I am 13 and I got a 47, I suspect that I may have Autism/Asperger's. I've take the test multiple times and all of them have had a result ranging from about 36 to 47, this is my second time getting a 37. How do I tell my parents I think I might have Autism? I told them about the high scores but I don't think they know what I'm thinking.





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    Hi im 14 and my foreskin o ly pulls roughly a quarter of the way.When I do pull it to the most I can it doesnt sting ot jusy doesn't move any further. I have tried multiple streching and it doesnt seem to make a difference. I also feel abit embarrassed about tellkng anyone but I feel that ill need to soon. Thanks.





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    Hi Thomas. Ideally you need to be able to pull it all the way back over the bell end when soft and hard. It can take some time and pain but most boys sort it out by stretching it in the bath or shower. It is designed to move. You could discuss it with your dad or male friend or relative. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Alternatively, be brave and keep up the stretching for another 6 months. Hope this helps.

    My son is 10yrs old he was diagnosed type 1 at 2yrs old. We have used all regimes from 2 injections per day to multiple injections and he has been on a pump for the last year, although his HBA1C has risen slightly his health has benifited hugely with the pump reducing spiking. The begining was a very rocky road but with a lot of hard work he is comfortable in his own skin, he is a gymnast and drummer with a long life ahead of him. Diabetes is a part of us as a whole family it does not define or influence in any way what choices we make.





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    Sadly, it is not true that everything works better when circumcised. Over time, as the head rubs against the underwear, it dries out, scabs over, and loses sensitivity. This makes sex simply the satisfaction of an urge, not the refined sensual experience it is supposed to be. Multiple male orgasms are much easier in men who have not been circumcised. Women who have circumcised partners complain of pain and dryness during sex much more, and are much more likely to refuse sex altogether. The foreskin holds in lubrication, preventing this pain and dryness that is so common.

    My daughter was not diagnosed for this condition until 17mths old. Resulting in major surgery on her pelvis and 4mths in a hip spica followed by physio to help her learn how to walk again plus night time in a brace for at least 3mths. We saw the page in the red book about DDH so went to the Health Visitor who turned us away and told us to come back when our daughter was 2. DDH is a condition which can be treated early in life without the need for operations and plaster casts, if only the problems with the screening process are fixed. The sooner the condition is spotted the easier and more sucessful the treatment. The embarrasment about this condition should belong to the NHS - that so many treatable cases go untreated until major and often multiple surgery is needed.





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    I've been walking on my tiptoes my whole life. I learned to walk this way and for 32 years it's never affected me in a negative way. Physically, I feel like my running style, because of tiptoe walking, has made me faster than most other people. The only downside to being a tiptoe walker, for me at least, was trying to adapt to marching when I was in the Army. I eventually created a different walking style while marching in formation. I understand that there are exceptions to every rule, but it's nothing to worry about until it starts affecting the child physically. As far as I know I don't have autism. Kinda late to find out now. I can honestly say that the way I learned to walk helped make me a star athlete. If your kid is in pain, by all means, help them get it corrected. If it isn't affecting them and you try to fix it then you're hurting your child by having them in multiple surgeries. Remember, it's only a handicap if it affects your child's everyday functions. It's not a handicap just because your child isn't the same as the kid next door.





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    I am 17, College student. My score was 48 the first time. I couldn't quite believe it so I've taken multiple tests on the internet. I have had results no lower than 42 in all of them. My girlfriend has been observing the things I do and relating them to symptoms. The main things for me are: doing things in specific ways; becoming attached to (mainly unusual) objects; not being able to imagine/picture things in my head when told to or even reading; and not being able to make eye contact with people. I also do random little things like click or clap when walking and flap my hands a lot. When I was younger, my friends were ants and rocks. Literally only those. Don't worry, I wouldn't kill the ants with the rocks, I'd help the ants with my pet rocks with drawn faces on. I still have one now, he's called Petram. I also 'people-watch' or observe people. Think of the great Sherlock Holmes deducing people with one look? I wouldn't say I'm as great as him but I can certainly look at someone and deduce a lot about them. These are some symptoms of mine and will hopefully help you out.





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    Incorrect Information - Developmental Dysplasia of the hip is NEVER diagnosed before birth. Also many children, who are late diagnosed, can require much more complex surgery then featured on this video; Snapping and realigning the femur, using bone from the pelvis to create a new socket, pins and plates (sometimes permanent). They may up with a limp and leg length discrepancy if the femur requirs Some require further surgery during their childhood and multiple hip replacements commencing in their 20's - This is unacceptable when you appreciate that there is a 95% chance of 100% cure if detected and treated in the first 12 weeks of a babies. When caught early is described at a "clinicians dream". My daughter is 3 and we have been in out of hospital since 14 months. We have a wonderful surgeon at Great Ormond Street but with very late diagnoses nobody can work miracles and we are waiting to see how her hip socket grafts develop. We have (almost) come to terms with what the future may be for our daughter but do not accept that the sloppy & patchy screening programme in this country is acceptable. Thanks to STEPS charity for all their advice and support. I had no where else to turn and do not know how I would have coped with them and the families I have met through the very active forum.





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    Well I scored 41 and not surprised at all! I've never felt comfortable or an equal in a group. I've got a lot of disabilities through illness having multiple autoimmune diseases and other long term incurable conditions. I have to take a lot of morphine and other medications which I hate. Everytime I try to lower them something goes wrong and I end up in hospital with something very painfull like a bad flare up of my autoimmune pancreatitis which is one of the most painful things I've ever experienced despite giving birth 3 times naturally. I have carers as I'm stuck in a wheelchair and recently had to sack my carer as she was cutting hrs but still getting me to sign for them and then telling me what she was gonna do instead of me deciding and when I tried to talk to her politely she went mental. Was a couple of mths ago and I still cry over it, I can't leave the house in the week without a carer but I'm so scared of getting another as she hurt me so bad as she was a friend before as strangers scare me! I'm now desperately depressed, haven't got dressed for 2wks other than hospital appointments. My lover is great but works very long hrs. I have no family as I was abused in several ways, most of my friends have vanished as being friends with a chronically ill person is no fun. I think I've always known I'm autistic and 2 of my children are autistic but if I say anything people say I'm attention seeking but I actually hate attention and don't go out!





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    Here's my story so far, I hope it brings some comfort and guidance to other parents in a similar situation, or may be of some help to those of a medical profession. My son is 5 years old and starting his second year at school. He has suffered with severe constipation since he was just a few months old. My son drank powdered milk from 6 weeks old, was weaned at 5 months; he was not a picky eater, he was given a lot of convenience food (baby jars), but did also have home cooking. Docs prescribed Lactulose, Senna (then a combination of both), and then Docusate but they all did nothing (Docs told me to expect explosions within 15 mins, days later my son was still crouched under the dining table with a look of desperation on his face). The Docs said each of these laxatives carry out different functions (i.e. one will soften the bowels, one will create motion within the bowels etc). We also tried suppositories which seemed to work at first but his poo was so big and hard it was just too painful for him. He needed something to soften the bowels and make them move which is what the prescribed combination of laxatives should have done for him but they just didn't work. I now think the pyscological aspect had kicked in and his brain over powered his body, preventing him from pooing. After 2 years of seeing our son in terrible pain (and passing stools of sizes that I never imagined possible) he was eventually referred to Paeds and given Movicol. God Bless Movicol, it was the first medicine that actually worked for him as it carries out multiple functions (i.e. it softens the stools and gets the bowels moving). It was perfect for him. During the last 3 years things have definitely improved overall, but when things seem to be getting better it all quickly gets worse again. Docs insist that my son needs to be able to go to the toilet and poo comfortably before there will be any pyscological improvement so are only treating this aspect, and I agree with this, however he's also got to pyscologically want to go to the toilet before he will go so it can seem a viscous circle at times and I think parents should be offered more pyscological help much earlier on. The paeds want to discharge my son in November leaving him to continue his Movicol treatment but so far have not given him any psyc treatment, which I know is exactly what he needs right now. When things get worse for my son, I try to take a step outside of my 'bubble' and try a different way to approach him about the whole toilet thing. It's amazing how quickly things can improve when his brain is in agreement with me. Some ideas that have helped me are: incentive schemes, magazine/newspaper to read on the loo (he likes to pretend to be daddy), blowing up a balloon when on the loo(or pretending to) as this gets the bowels moving, talking about the human body and how it works and what feelings we get and what they can mean. My son has started talking back to me about what things mean to him. When he's sat under the table or in a corner with 'that look upon his face' his 'brain' is telling him to stop the poo from coming out. Then when the feelings stop he thinks everything's ok and he doesn't need to go to the loo anymore. I responded by letting him know that he does not have to do what his brain tells him, his brain just gives him signals/feelings that something is happening but that he then gets to choose what to do which can be something completely different to what he thinks. I then asked him to try sitting on the toilet the next time his brain was giving him 'the signals' - this worked a treat and he was over the moon. He then agreed to sit on the loo after breakfast and after dinner and practise blowing his balloons for 5 mins each time, and for a couple of days now he has poo'd perfectly twice a day and the soiling has virtually stopped. With regards to how much Movicol he is taking, when he gets really constipated I take him up to 4 sachets a day which he takes in 1 drink of squash (I have tried splitting these into 2 drinks but it works better for his bowels as 1), this forces his bowels empty and then I reduce him down to 3 sachets (I used to reduce by a teaspoon at a time, but now it's either half sachet or whole sachets), and then 2 sachets, but so far when we reach 2 sachets we get sausage shaped poos but they're so huge (and very sticky) and then we get soiling, so I'm sticking at 3 sachets right now and focusing on my son's mind in the hope that he keeps up the enthusiasm that he's now showing. Not sure what the future holds for us, but I'm keeping optimistic and giving my son the patience and time that he needs, and I remain hopeful that things keep moving in the right direction but accept that the road may still be rocky. Sorry my comments are so long; I know how much it means when you realise others are going through the same thing so I wanted to share my experience.





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    this sounds just like my 6 year old he is currently on lactulose and has passed today for the first time in a week. he tends to give me the look as if he needs to go then it passes and i get him to try sitting on the loo but this upsets him. might try the balloon thing and the magazine thing might like that. ive had this for four years now so thanks for the advice x

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

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