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Dr. Christian Jessen specialises in sexual health.

Dr. Christian:
There’s absolutely no need for people to feel embarrassed because believe me, I’ve seen it all before.

Why have you just come to see me now about this..?

I’d hate to see what could develop under his foreskin if it was left…

It is quite likely you may have something. If you come and see us we’re not going to chop it off but if you don’t, it might fall off by itself…

But your results are, quite frankly, shocking…

There are certain parts of our bodies that we don’t talk about but when they go wrong, we should…

You’ve got away with it…

People would rather suffer in silence then get these things treated and that’s ridiculous in this day and age.

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I think I have alkaptonuria. I am 25 years old female. At 16 I had unexplained back pain I had an MRI which showed degenerative disc disease. I had my first spinal surgery in 2013 a partial discetomy and decompression which failed. I had this because the pain was travelling into my left leg with tingling, numbness and pins and needles. I have had further surgery a month ago which was a multi level instrumented fusion L4-S1. I also had problems with my knee left side. It kept locking so physio suggested MRI when I spoke to GP they suggested x-Ray first. This showed wear and tear and they referred me for an MRI. The result came back that the cartilage was wearing away and the GP told me it was unheard of in someone my age. I have also had chronic pelvic pain for years which I put down to my grade 4 endometriosis but after several treatments for this the pain is still persistent and think it's not associated with the endometriosis as I have been treated twice in past 2 years. The latest was October this year it was on the bladder but successfully removed. I had problems with bladder as child not emptying bladder fully and ended up causing me to wet myself. I was around 8 at that time nocturnal enuresis . Now at the age of 25 I have started having episodes of incontinence which is not related to the back I had MRI to confirm. For sometime my urine turns my underwear black and ruins them. I goggled and alkaptonuria came up. I also have painful hips and just touching the hip bone is painful. I have had steroid injection with no relief. With being so young and having these problems with no injurues. I have chronic low back pain and constant pain on my left sided abdominal which I think is being masked by my endometriosis. Also have fertility problems which not sure if linked some case reports on the internet show it can be. My urine colour is always dark in colour never clear or pale yellow. I have been referred to urology but waiting time could be up to a year. I also have a heart murmur which was diagnosed at a pre op assessment when I was 20-21. All my symptoms are in keeping with alkaptonuria but I would appreciate a medical opinion. There are times when I feel I have a urinary infection but results come back negative.





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Doctor christian jessen my name is Ntsoaki from South Africa.I dont have an embarrassing body problem but my mother has one.She was short on her arm by someone who we dont even know.The promblem now is that her arm is not working but she has pains.The doctors say she does not have nevrses nd they can do operation since the nevers thet are damaged are close to yhe spine.But she can walk the only problem is her arm which makes her to sleep on one side.Please help her I really believe that you can do something.Thank you.





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am i overweight? Im a 15 year old female. Im around 5 foot 7 inches and I weigh around 11 stone 7 pounds. i do around 2 hours of exersize a day (walking to school and back) so around 13 hours of exersize a week (walking to and from school, games lessons, and going to the gym. i dont have a thigh gap at the top of my legs but in the middle i have a tiny one. my tummy isn't massive but my legs are quite big. if i poke them they wobble. im scared because all of my dad's family is obese and i dont want to end up like them. how much should i weigh at this age and height?





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Everybody is of different shapes and sizes,, it is important not to compare yourself to other girls in your school because you are at an age where you are all changing at different rates. You exercise regularly so as long as you are healthy, there's is nothing to worry about. You know who else has big legs? Beyoncé! Learn to love your quirks, and stay healthy

Hi my name is Robyn I'm 18 and I was born with Diaphragmatic hernia and it has caused me loads of pain the past couple of months on my chest, heart and stomach. Please help me.





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hey ! my name is shannon and im just wondering if i could please have a bit of help ..im 18 years old and i have got problems with my inner thighs and it is very uncomfortable but also embarrising because i feel i cannot wear certain clothes because of it , my GP has given me plenty of creams and they have never worked . at this point i think i need a little bit more information on how i could get rid of it but also get contacted back about it soon as i would like to be more relxed about it .thanks shannon





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Hi I am 13 and I know this isnt really embarrassing but im really scared and need answers, for the past 3 days I have had uppers stomach pain just underneath my ribs and and more down as well and I know for definate it isn't period pains and I've took paracetamol co-codamen and other things and kits not working and I've even had a hot water bottle on my stomach and I've searched it up and nothing useful is coming up and sometimes when i breath it hurts please I need help 😭😭😭





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I'm 18 and don't eat but look normal and my mum has an addictive personality and is addicted to alcohol, both her parents died from alcohol related illnesses, but every time she tries to quit she gets addicted to something as equally bad, she is also losing her hair and has lichen planus on her hand, wrists, knees and feet, is there anything you can do to help us?





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Hi i doubt this will get a response but what the hell out of options. Am 22 and i have been under weight just healthy weight for years i am a size 8 weigh 9 stone but always have a bloted stomach all the time it makes me look pregnant s even though i weigh nothing i look podgey and i cant get rid of it. No matter how much i eat and i can eat 5 meals a day for a week of junk food i still loose weight. I cant keep weight on it want stop falling of making me tired and ill and i look podgey the hole time.Am a mum i need to be healthy.So if any of u doctors see this advise would be nice basicly cant keep weight on getting smaller and smaller in size getting more and more unhealthy yet i always look chubby what the hell help plz on both if need be al come to you been years now and am a mum so not good enough any more heres hoping for a replly of a doctor thanks





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Hi im 68 and when I go to the toliet for a wee well I have a wee but then I still fell the neec to have another wee eo I have another but it isnt as much as the first time but then I still need a wee but it just come out in dripples I nave no idea what it is so any 1 got any suggestions to what it is thank you





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Hi I have a burst blood vessel on my face under my eye, I am very self conscious about it and am constantly covering it up with make up. It seems to be getting bigger and more noticeable. I have been to my GP and they were less than helpful and gave me cream that hasn't helped. Is there any treatment that can help this as it keeps getting bigger.





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