Help! I've developed a beer belly. How can I get rid of it?

I'd like to tell you there's an easy solution to this problem, but there isn't. It takes discipline, time, and hard work but it can ... Full story


Irritating beard rash / barber's itch under my jaw

I've developed an irritating rash under my jaw. It looks a bit like acne. Should I do anything about it? This sounds like beard rash, also ... Full story

Bartholin's gland infection

I have got an infection of the glands just around the edge of my vagina which is very painful (I think my doctor called these ... Full story

I feel very nervous about a stranger examining my bottom (Barium enema)

I have been having problems with diarrhoea and tummy pain and my doctor is sending me to have a barium enema. I feel very nervous ... Full story

I'm going a bit thin on top (male pattern baldness) Is there anything I can do to stop it getting worse?

This sounds like you have the common 'male pattern baldness' that affects many men any time from puberty to middle age. Hair also tends to ... Full story

Is there any way to stop the progress of Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO)?

My urologist has diagnosed BXO - cause unknown, progressive, degenerative and incurable. Very worrying! Any known ways of slowing or halting the progress of the ... Full story

What is a 'Baker's cyst'?

This is a type of cyst that appears behind the knee. In general Baker's cysts are not painful but come as a surprise when they ... Full story

Bad trips on illegal drugs

My wonderful, clever, sensible son, the last person you ever thought would turn to drugs, turned up unexpectedly at home last weekend in a terrible ... Full story

Back pain

I am suffering great pain in my lower back and it is getting worse as the years go on. I first noticed this pain after ... Full story

Baby with scaly skin - ichthyiosis

My baby, who is nearly one, has recently developed dry white scaly skin on his arms and legs. My doctor says this is a condition ... Full story