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Prostate health
Every man has one, it's important to their sex life, yet few men know anything about their prostate or what can go wrong with it.
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Living with incontinence
Around one in four people has experienced bowel or bladder weakness. It affects men and women, both young and old, yet many people keep it a secret for years.
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Breast cancer
Emma Duncan, 33, talks about her experience of having breast cancer
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Cosmetic surgery
If you're considering cosmetic surgery there's a lot to think about, such as potential risks, scarring and aftercare.
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Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. It's usually caused by a viral infection or, less commonly, a bacterial infection. It's a common type of infection in children, although it can sometimes affect adults. The symptoms of tonsillitis include: sore throat that can feel worse when swallowing
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Tongue-tie
Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is a problem affecting some babies with a tight piece of skin between the underside of their tongue and the floor of their mouth (lingual frenulum). It can sometimes affect the baby's feeding, making it hard for them to attach properly to their mother's breast.
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Testicular lumps and swellings
Lumps and swellings in the testicles are a relatively common symptom in boys and men, and can have a number of different causes. The vast majority of testicular lumps and swellings are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions that may not need treatment, but it's important to know what's normal for you and to see your GP if you notice any changes in your testicles so they can try to identify the cause.
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Testicular lumps and swellings - Causes
Most testicular lumps and swellings are caused by benign (non-cancerous) conditions, although occasionally they can be a symptom of testicular cancer. It's important to see your GP if you notice a lump or swelling in one of your testicles so they can try to identify the cause and arrange any further tests if necessary.
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Scars
A scar is a mark that is left on the skin after a wound or an injury to the surface of the skin has healed. Scars are very common – most people have at least one on their body. They are a natural part of the healing process.
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Soft tissue sarcomas
Soft tissue sarcomas are a group of rare cancers affecting the tissues that connect, support and surround other body structures and organs. Tissues that can be affected by soft tissue sarcomas include fat, muscle, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, tendons and ligaments.
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Hysterectomy - How it is performed
There are different types of hysterectomy. The operation you have will depend on the reason for the surgery and how much of your womb and reproductive system can safely be left in place. The main types of hysterectomy are described below.
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Salivary gland stones (calculi)
Saliva constantly flows from the salivary glands in your mouth. Sometimes, the chemicals in saliva can crystalise to form a tiny stone. Salivary gland stones ('salivary calculi') can become lodged in the duct (tube) leading from the salivary gland, blocking the flow of saliva into the mouth. This can cause swelling and pain in the gland.
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