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Dr. Dawn Harper has twelve years GP experience.

Dr. Dawn:
No matter how smelly, how pussy, how sore, get it out, we can fix it…

I have seen more breasts than Casanova so there’s nothing to be embarrassed about…

Too many people just sit at home worrying about what it could be, but believe me, we’ve seen it all…

The water bottle, let’s have a guess at what we drew from the bottle

Student: I don’t want to know

Dr Dawn: Faecal matter!

The minute someone walks through the door with that embarrassed look on their face, I know it’s below the waist and above the knees but do you know to me, it’s just another part of your body…

They are supposed to be there…

Have you seen the colour of this swab? oh my God!

You know, it’s fungus party time. Hey, and I’m telling you this is a rave going on down here.

Whatever it is, you won’t be the first and you certainly won’t be the last.

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I have been on my period constantly for around 6 months, bleeding everyday without fail. I have always had bad periods and have been put on contraception but none have worked (the injection worked for a while but then I started bleeding constantly so came off it). My GP hasn't mentioned any tests to me, is there anything I should be tested for just in case? Contraception doesn't work and I don't want to be bleeding forever.





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after trying for a baby for 12 months i fell pregnant, sadly i miscarried at 8 weeks and im now having trouble getting pregnant again ? my doctor wont help they just say to keep trying but im worried it will take another 12 months if m ever lucky enough to even fall pregnant again im only 21 and i feel useless! makes me feel like theres something wrong and nobody will help please any tips or advce you could give me?





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Hey my name is Jes. Dr Dawn when you get the chance can you please answer my question. I just want to know how I got dyspraxia and does it affect the brain in any way





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Hi I'm Kate, 17 and u currently noticed a small bump under Neath my skin on my vagina lip and I was worried what it could be....I have researched it and it's all said cancer :/ I didn't want it to scare me so I'm worried what I should do

Hello my name is Amy, and im aged 19. I have had these round bumps around my cheeks, and one or two on my jawline and am unable to figure out what it is, as they do not form puss or any form of head but just seem to never dissapear. The areas that the bumps appear are the dryest parts of my face, I have been told its acne however the appearence of the spots are not like acne, as the bumps worsen depending on conditions ie in a warm enclosed room. Please could u help me diognose what it is, although some people may say its not that bad, but its really bringing me down.





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Hi I'm Lisa, female, 24 Years old and I have been suffering from embarrassing over growth of thick black hair all over my body for example; my full back, my chest all the way to my tummy, from my shoulders to my hands, from my hips to my shin, my bum and inbetween my bum and facial hair so I'm covered from head to toe and it's destroying my life, is there any medications I can take to help get rid of my full body hair I'm 9 and half stone weight so it can't be my weight please help me





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dr, i have had this problem since february 2012, i feel very dizzy and light headed and like i have pressure in my head, i also feel sick every time i eat which has made me lose weight, i see dots and sparkles in my eyes when im outside even if its not bright, these symptoms are there all the time but they go up and down all day sometimes they can be really bad and sometimes not there very much and it has taken over my life i am unable to work, exercise or anything. i have been to the doctors almost every week since, i have seen neurologists, ENT and many other specialists, none have come up with a positive diagnosis, its not miniers disease, labrynthitis, anxiety, depression, basiler migraine or anything like that, i am still seeing doctors and am very worried because they have not come up with anything and they are all saying that they have no idea what else to do and it has destroyed my life, i have lost my job my flat and my family because of this and has me very depressed so please could you shed some light on my situation so i can get my life back on track





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Hello I'm 16 years old and suffer from constant bloating. It gets so bad i even look pregnant and avoid going out. I have had scans x-rays and even an endoscopy. I have suffered from acid reflux and also IBS and tried many medications but nothing seems to work do you have any suggestions?





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Hello, I've had my Implanon removed in September last year (after having it for 3 years). However, I didn't have any period at all till January when I visited a gynecologist. I've been prescribed a drug that contained 'Progesteronum'. After a week I got my 'period' but it wasn't like a real one- more like the one I had in the last days of my periods (just spotting). Although this spotting is regular (every month)I am worried that something may be wrong as I haven't had a proper period. I've done two pregnancy tests and they came negative. Is it something serious? Thanks for your response





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hi dr dawn harper,i saw your programme months ago. were gentlemen came in to see you.his fingers were clenched,you sent him to see consultant were they put needle in his hand that straightened his fingers.im male 49.really need your help my hand is clenched like a fist painful hard to work like this, i was assaulted had my hand smashed rite side.had two operations still the same.i have fits if anyone touches my hands so have to be put to sleep hope this not a problem.you do wonderful service you your team. please help me.





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Do I need to be on the show to get help from ur doctors ? I'm 31





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More Information

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