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I am a 115 lb 27 year old female from Ohio. I have had these

Hello, I am a 115 lb 27 year old female from Ohio. I have had these large raised welt like red bumps on my bottom for 15 years...and they never go away! Funny thing is I have very clear skin everywhere else, I never break out on my face or anywhere, and they aren't on my vagina. So just on butt cheeks. They do not have hair or pus in them, if I try to squeeze them only clear sticky like liquid comes out then they bleed and scab over. I am so insecure about them and I cry often. They do not itch at all but sometimes they can be painful.I do not have any known health problems except a tumor inside of my T4 vertebra but I dont see why the two would co-relate.Another thing, I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. I have worn different types of fabrics, slept in nude at night to let area breathe, changed soaps, changed laundey detergent, avoiding sitting down for long periods, put powder down there, benzoyl 10% peroxide, all antibiotics and have finished courses, changed diet to all organic, became a vegetarian, ive tried acne creams, washing area 3 times per day, avoided touching them, avoided touching toilet seats, bleaching everything in house, doing laundry every day, taking herbal supplements, not taking baths no more just showers......NOTHING WORKS!!!!!!!!!I am terrified it must be genital warts for the fact that ive tried everything and they do not go away. The first family physician I saw when I was 14 thought it was foliculitis but after many antibiotic courses and creams it never went away, the second opinion I got years later said it was not foliculitis because I have had it for so long and just dubbed it as acne.I am so frustrated! I just want a clear butt and to be able to have a sex life without being insecure or embarrassed! Ive been to a dermatologist once when I was 16 and she lanced and swabbed one bump and said it came back as "bacteria" and thats all. My medicaid I have now I havent been able to find a dermatologist in my area who accepts it.I have a picture if you would like to see it, PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm worried about a small, hard bump in my lymph area under

I'm worried about a small, hard bump in my lymph area under my ear. Should I be worried?

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I have throbbing in both calves and it spreading quite

I have throbbing in both calves and it spreading quite quickly. It's also on the back of my knees, thighs, groin, stomach (mainly the right). I get very strange sudden lower right back pain. It's also in my shoulders, half way down my inner biceps, very little in my elbows and very bad in my forearms. My arms have been getting bad and this morning I woke up with what looks to even a bruise. I haven't bumped it at all. I can't walk very far (a block) without being bedridden the following day. I have been tested for blood clots. My father had peripheral arterial disease and needed triple bypass to replace his. My doctor is not listening to me and had me tested for plantar fasciitus... I need help please

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I am trying to help my 45 year old daughter find out whats

I am trying to help my 45 year old daughter find out whats wrong with her. She has swelling in her legs, ankles, and feet daily. She is in really bad pain basically all over her body, but particilarly in her hips, legs, knees and ankles. Her shoulders and elbows and lower back hurt constantly as well. She cannot get deep sleep because she awakens within an hour or two from pain. She is fatigued even when she does get sleep, and is having a very hard time doing any normal activity. Can you help her?

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About 2 months ago, I started to feel very strange. I don't

About 2 months ago, I started to feel very strange. I don't k it's related to when I had my dental work done, had a couple fillings replaced and done. Started waking up with pounding heart and constant dry mouth. Found out I had thrush and did flucanzole and nystsatin for 3 days. Since then I have lost 12 pounds. I have a red throat and eyes which they say seem allergy related but I have never had allergies. Had 3 throat cultures done all negative. I have had all kinds of tests done, normal cbc, no tb, ana test normal, thyroid normal. Now I have a lot of mucus on my stool, but had abdominal x ray, and they say that I am backed up in to my colon. Took magnesium citrate saline laxative and went 3 times, but still feel backed up and it's hard to go. Always have lower back pain, not sure if it's due to the constipation. Now I've always had sweaty hands and feet as well as them always being ice cold. I've had an increase in spider veins on my legs, thighs, feet, as well as ribs and stomach. I have also been experiencing angina, usually when I'm doing something strenuous or feeling stressed. I'm curious as to what this could all be. My Dr office now thinks it's anxiety, but I don't feel anxious or stressed and these sypmtoms keep continuing. My question is, could this all be do to poor circulation?? Need some direction to go with this

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I have been having indigestion,when I do anything the bottom

I have been having indigestion,when I do anything the bottom of my stomach cramps up like contractions hurts really bad,a couple of days ago my pulse when I would stand went up to 120 then sitting 75 or so.My stomach is swollen I had rectal bleeding ,pouring out 3times in the past 3 years.I did go see my doctor he put me on some IBS pills for cramping,and lincess(Really worked,I had so much fluid built up,it was like pouring water out of a jug.He has recommended for me to go get a colonoscopy,EDG&GI done.what do you think?I can't afford to pay all of that at once,no insurance.

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I had routine blood work done and got my results back today.

I had routine blood work done and got my results back today. Everything looked great except my Alt was 120. What would cause this?

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I am about to turn 32 years old. I have two children one

Hi! I am about to turn 32 years old. I have two children one almost 6 and the other was 2 in March. May of 2014 I had Mirena put in. I haven't had any problems with it so far. About 6 months ago I noticed I was having a really really hard time achieving an orgasm. I attributed it to stress. I had a lot going on and was super busy. I thought it would fix itself. It has not. Then about 2 months ago I noticed that my clitorous is significantly smaller. I don't have a lack of libedo but my frustration is growing over the size of my clitorous and lack of orgasms. If my husband preforms oral sex I can achieve an orgasm. My Dr said that tells him it is working at least. However, through regular sex I have little to no feeling and absolutely no chance of achieving an orgasm. My free testosterone is extremely low and my total testosterone is low but still within normal range. Originally my Dr put me on a testosterone cream. When we didn't see any changes with that, in the way I felt nor did my blood levels show a change, he took me off of the testosterone cream and put me instead on Premarin vaginal cream. I haven't been back to see him since starting the Premarin but My frustration is growing because I'm not seeing any change in my body. I'm curious if there is anything you can suggest. I feel at 31 almost 32 I should not experience clitoral atrophy. Could Mirena be a contributing factor? I don't have dryness or lack of desire. But the fact that I HAVE to receive oral sex to achieve an orgasm is not a solution to not having them during sex. Any advice is appreciated!

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Bray, I have a colleague whose hands been swollen for 2

Hi Dr. Bray,I have a colleague whose hands been swollen for 2 weeks now, enough where she missed the last two days at work. She tells me that her left middle finger has been numb for a week and remains in that condition.She also tells me that she has a history of being prediabetic and has also have been diagnosed with a mild carpal tunnel syndrome. She tells me that her blood sugar level fell to 92 in 2015, but since that time she has gained 30 pounds. Her highest blood sugar level was 114 in March 2011, and tells me that he blood sugar level has fluxuated with her weight. At these blood sugar levels, could diabetes be a concern or the pre-diabolic blood sugar level be a contributing factor? She was diagnosed with carpel tunnel in 2011, but has had minima symptoms until recently, possibly correlated in her thoughts to her weight game and stopping practicing yoga.She wants to know what she can do to alleviate swelling, and any recommendations n you may have. She is currently taking 600mg Ibruprophen and wearing stints with little to no symptoms alleviated. She tells me she has written an e-mail to her doctor, but has yet to receive a response. Thank you.

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