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    Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia (sometimes referred to as FM) is a condition which causes a throbbing, aching pain in muscles and tendons anywhere in the body. Read more →

    normal, the body is producing your regular puberty hormones. best time to shape up and bulk up those chest muscles. your hormones are kicking. excellent time to work on those pectorial muscles for chest development. buff, define those muscles. It's called: pubertial gynecomastia

    Hi periods are normal and every woman goes through the experience. Some women get very heavy sore periods, some women get very light ones it really just depends on your own body. I had a bit of pain, kind of similar to a sore tummy, like when it hurts after eating something bad though it also goes away pretty quickly. Mine always came the day before my period started-so i always knew it was coming :) If the pain is bad you can take some painkillers or, the best cure I have found is a warm bath followed by cuddling up in bed with a hot water bottle at your tummy. The heat helps relax the muscles and eases the pain. Always be prepared as well and make sure you have enough sanitary pads. Also make sure you change them every 4 hours. For nighttime get some with 'wings' as these will hold the pad steady so it doesn't move about while you sleep. I hope this helps. If you need anything else ask someone close to you.

    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!

    My granddaughter is 7.5. She lives out of town so I never realized the severity of her tiptoeing until the last year or so when we began to see each other more. She constantly tip toes and has now (in my opinion) altered her bones and muscles in her calves, ankle and entire foot. Her toes are spread apart, she stands with her legs seperated and feet pointed out, she complains of ankle pain late in the day. We try to remind her to walk "flat", and she gets very frustrated. Her parents have limited ins coverage, limited cash for copays and they live in a rural area with limited health facilities. What do you suggest?





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    Id suggest speaking to the school nurse and seeing what she suggests because thats who picked up my daughters walking up on tip toes but i didnt think it was a problem but have since been referred to physiotherapy and she is waiting for casts to be fitted to try and correct the problem.

    I am 70 years old and I cant keep saliver in my mouth and my mouth is very sore. The Doctor said my muscles have weekend so I can't stop dribbling. Are there any exercises I can do? Or have a operation.Alice





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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

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    Hi I'm Evie and for the last 2-7years I have been showing symptoms of either Crohn's or coliac disease and I am not diagnosed with anyproblems but my father suffers from extreme Crohn's fare up every few weeks or when he's stressed I have began me subtracting and suffer cramping with stomach muscles instead of womb muscles does this meN I have a bowel issue or am I just paranoid BTW I am 14





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    I was diagnosed with left and right DDH as a newborn and spent almost a year in harnesses and casts from when I was 6 months old. I am now nearly 18 and stuffer from hip problems. I have been very sporty having been a ballet dancer, horse rider and swimmer. My left hip is concerning me as it aches when I sit, stand and walk. I have been going to the Physo on and off for the past 2 years about this pain and it has eased with treatment of the muscles around it but lately this isn't working. my hip often clicks and I have to pop my ball out of the socket to ease the pain. I have also been forced to give up ballet. Should I be concerned the my DDH has reacurred? Is this possible? And more importantly, will this effect me in later life with having children?





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    Im 24 now and have walked on my tiptoes all my life. 2 years ago I started with severe pain on bottom of my foot (between toes and heel) I could put my feet flat so I went to my GP who put me to a foot specialist. After a few sessions he decided I haf gone so long in life ignoring my feet that exercise alone wont soften tendans, they are that short they are like spring pulling my heel up when I walk. A z plasty is booked where they open my heel, and stitch tendons on from elsewhere in my body. However, over a year now I have been suffering back pain. It takes alot for pain to bother me and mean ALOT. After GP gave me an unsatisfactory diagnosis I went to a chiro, I have just found out thanks to my duff feet my spine has kinked and I have a dropped hip on right hand side. Imagine a car wheels, ur sat at steering wheel facing wheels forward, you turn the wheel so that wheels are pointing to 3oclock, 3 of my vertebraes are facing at 3 and my muscles have moved while trying to hold the three in their new place, this is whats the causing the pain and its all down to my feet :( so if you walk on your tiptoes PLEASE PLEASE go to your GP before lasting damage is done. If they are funny with you, remember we ALL HAVE THE RIGHT to ASK and DEMAND to be sent to a specialist. Doctor cant refuse you. Good luck guys xxx





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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.

    HI, I have stretch mark on my muscles from weight lift, do you have any advice? Can you help?





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    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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    Look at the symptoms for Charcot-Marie Tooth. Her curled toes aka claw toes. Does she have high arches? Muscles weakness. Read up onlines and question Neurologist again.

    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.

    My 10 year old has walked in his toes since he could walk. Myself and my wife have never really thought to consult a doctor about this. He has said his muscles are never sore and it doesn't affect his life although he is not sporty because of asthma. Do we need to see a doctor to rectify the problem or is it nothing to worry about





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    My 3 year old daughter was prescribed movicol and sodium docusate as she has been unable to poo properly since birth. We were told that it would be at least 2 years before she comes off it as her muscles need to learn how to work properly. Seems a bit odd that you've only had it as a short term measure. Hope you get some answers soon.

    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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    Hi my daughter is exactly the same. She is 12 now but we have dealt with this all her life. We are now concerned that there is nothing they can do. She has been told by the urinary clinic to do pelvic floor excercises but this hasnt helped. I feel it is her muscles which aren't working quick enough but dont know what the next steps could be. I know this isn't really any help to you but i wanted you to know that you aren't alone. I hope up get some help for the problem as I hope we do aswell.

    I used to have this problem when I was your age. I found that holding my urine flow on and off when going to the toilet (like pelvic floor exercise) helped to strenghten the muscles and eventually I learnt to control it and it didn't happen again. I hope you get this sorted as I know what you are going through and it's not good. Always carry spare pants with you also so at least you can change and prevent your skirt getting wet. Good luck

    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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    I was just the same at your age Stacey, except it happened a little more often maybe...At that time I swallowed my pride and wore protective underwear which contained my pee kept & kept my bed dry. Eventually by the time I was about 17 I was " reliably dry " ( as my mum would say) ...it just stopped happening gradually between aged 16 / 17, and I'm sure it will for you too. Do not give up and practice "holding back" for just a second or two when you go pee in the day time ....this will help strengthen your bladder muscles. Not a bad idea to visit your doctor though..she has helped 100 s like us.

    hi my son has had this rash over his body and arms for some years now, when he is hot he iches all the time he is very blotchy his arms seem to go very hard as if his muscles are tense, he has been taking antihistermene tablets they dont seem to have any effect at all he has just had another blood test and he is awaiting the results, if as we exspect they give no reason for his allegy could you suggest our next step to try and get him some releif. many thanks gord clouting





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