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malagabob
Had my follow up hospital appointment yesterday. Was told my PSV I think the consultant called it was slightly higher than normal. But it’s not a good indicator of anything more. So I’m having a...
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malagabob
Been concerned about going to loo in the wee small hours ( see what I did there ) Had an examination, gave a sample of urine. Doctor gave me a official sheet to include with a blood sample to be taken...
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granny grump
Day 8 of hospital stay for severe jaundice In myself I feel fine Despite 2 MRIS (another one today) and an ultrasound they can't find the cause To say I'm fed up is an understatement Has anyone else...
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raybush
I've recently discovered that I have an Hernia (near the groin area).I attended the doctors only to be told that Hernias are not treated unless they are causing you trouble/lots of pain ,I have got a...
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lynbrown
For a few days now, I have had pain in my upper left hand stomach, right below my breast. It can be calm for a few minutes but then a shooting pain goes through to my back. Its in the area of my...
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ThatgirlMolly
Hello all, Over the past year I have gained a stone and a half which I have been trying to loose for about 4 months now. I wouldn't consider that my diet is that bad, and for the past month I have...
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BradleyGas
Which of Vision Express or Specsavers are better?
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Tilly2
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46439892 I am one of the unhealthy lot....
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Ric.ror
My mum has hard compacted wax. Her appointment for syringing is Tue 11 dec She’s not too keen on the drops so I’m going to stop them until next Saturday- will that be enough time? She has...
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Ric.ror
I'm thinking of introducing a collagen supplement to my diet - I already take a vegetarian omega three and a calcium. Has anyone any experience of these supplements and any recommendations Thank as...
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cassa333
If you are going to be off sick for four weeks do you have to get a sick note from day one or can you self certificate for first week then four weeks from then? Or four weeks in total.
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cassa333
Hi, I had a twisted bowel a couple of years ago and it was fixed with surgery. The surgeon said although always a possibility it wouldn’t happen again. Now and again I am having the same sort of...
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albaqwerty
Does there have to be some kidney function for dialysis to be effective? I don't think there does, but Mr Alba thinks there has to be. It's concerning my FIL, thanks....
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Jamjar74
I have recently been having a very itchy reaction to deodorants. I have tried Dove and Simple but still get the same itchy reaction. Do anyone know of another brand for "very sensitive" skin. Many...
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vulcan42
I heard part of the Jeremy Vine show when he and Sarah Jervis MD were talking about the defibrillators that are now being distributed around the country. Unfortunately both these presenters are more...
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Kaybythebay
Hi, I'm 5'7 46 years old, I exercise everyday, such as body combat, body pump, use the treadmill, cross-trainer, do body-pump classes (using weights), swimming, fellwalking, I work in a care home so...
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Budlet
I have had a dry, non-productive cough for some time now and finally saw a doctor yesterday. She did a peak flow test which was "not brilliant but ok" and she sent me for a chest x-ray. She also...
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rowanwitch
With regular exercise I have improved my peak flow from 300 to 400, 33% improvement. If nothing else that benefit is worth the effort. So any other asthmatics out there, please be encouraged. I am now...
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emmie
i had two scans several weeks ago, in Nuclear Medicine, they were body X Ray scans where i had to imbibe small doses of radiation. As some know i have had trouble with constantly go to the loo, this...
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laughingman
Went to dr yesterday due to some inflammation on my penis which i have been treating with thrush cream. They took pee samples and a swab and couldn't find anything, so sent my samples for further...

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