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"Of all the allergy symptoms I have, an itchy throat is the most bothersome for me." If you get an itchy throat or mouth, especially after eating fresh fruit or vegetables AND it gets worse during high-pollen times of year, you may be suffering from oral allergy syndrome. What is oral allergy syndrome? It’s also called pollen-food syndrome and it’s related to “hay fever.” Oral allergy syndrome is an allergic reaction to the proteins in many fruits, vegetables and nuts that are similar to the proteins in the pollen. It’s called a “cross reaction.” In other words, if you are very allergic to particular pollen, that reaction may crossover to other parts of the same or similar plant. For example, if you’re very allergic to birch tree pollen, you may develop itchy throat after eating apples, peaches, cherries, pears, even carrots, kiwis and walnuts! What are common oral allergy symptoms? Some common symptoms are: • ...
Some women become afflicted with pelvic pain accompanied by itching, burning, cannot sit without suffering , can't think about sex pain in the vulvar area. The opening of your vagina, or the vulva can become afflicted with vulvodynia spontaneously and though you clearly feel all the symptoms - the physical exam may not be that impressive. So what typically happens? You don't get help - the condition persists and you suffer.
Alot of women don't report it because they will examine themselves - see nothing - and feel actually stupid going to the doctor. So be clear - this condition does exist and you can get help.
Symptoms of vulvodynia include:
Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
The pain can be constant or intermittent and it can last for months, even years. It can also vanish spontaneously. A rule out diagnosis is vulvar vestibulitis which may cause pain when there is pressure app...
Dear Dr. Motola:
I am 62 years old. In August of 2007 I had PVP surgery after suffering for 9 years with symtoms of an enlarged prostate . The operation was successful. My stream is strong and I get up only once at night to urinate. I got my life back. I don't have "urgency" issues and kayak, travel and basically enjoy life. I experienced many of the common post-op complications, including the need for catheterization several days after surgery, passing blood clots and intense burning while urinating. After 6 months everything was fine, except for one lingering problem. I experienced a burning sensation after ejaculation. I returned to my doctor for some answers and he was baffled. The burning ranges from very intense to very mild. Now, 14 months after the surgery, I still have this lingering problem and no answers. Can anyone help?
Burning on ejaculation may be associated with prostatitis . Cultures of the semen may have some benefit in trying to determine the cau...
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