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Missed Periods

Friday, October 24, 2014


Question

I am an 18 year old female and I have had problems with my period for the past 2 years or so. My periods were regular around freshman year of high school, but then they became irregular and eventually stopped. Where should I make an appointment to get help with this?

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Itching All Over

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Question

I have been itching kind of all over, but specifically my hands, upper arms, my torso, inner thigh. I have also developed some small open sores on my arms and what looks like rash on my hands. At first I thought the sores were just bug bites, but they haven’t gone away for like 3 1/2 weeks and neither has the itching. I have tried Curel dryness lotion, Benadryl, and Claritin and Zyrtec (which I take regularly anyways for allergies), and a humidifier. What can I do? I was thinking of making an appointment and coming in.

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Bumps Around Vagina

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


Question

I am a 20 year old female I have recently been seeing bumps on my vagina that usually pop after a few days with blood and puss. Some are small and some are big. Some bumps form around pubic hair. They don't itch, but sometimes hurt. I am not sexually active, and I am still a virgin. What could this be? Could I go to Student Health & Wellness for this issue?

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One Kidney

Monday, October 20, 2014


Question

I was born with only one kidney and I have recently started to drink alcohol and was just wondering what the limit is so that I don't damage my kidney. Also, should I watch my diet, if so what food should I avoid? Recently had a pain where I think my kidney is…should I make an appointment?

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Stinging When I Pee

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Question

I recently lost my virginity but a condom was not used. I took the Plan B pill as a precaution but the next day I got my period. Now it stings when I pee and I have the urge to keep going to pee, even if I don't need to. It's been like 3 days now. Will it go away on its own or do I need to go to Student Health & Wellness?

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