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Got to go? Hurry, hurry... run to the bathroom, better get there quick before a leak. Hurry, hurry... cross the legs while standing in line. Please hurry...finally an open stall. Let ‘er rip. Ahhhh! Wait a minute, still got to go?! Yep, that's what it feels like if you have interstitial cystitis.
That "got to go" feeling never goes away, which can be quite uncomfortable and painful. Normally when the bladder is empty, the bladder is relaxed and comfortable. For others, even when the bladder is empty, there is an urge to urinate. A constant sense of urgency is a very uncomfortable problem. Commonly, a bladder can be irritated by bacteria causing a urinary tract infection. Sometimes the problem is more serious like bladder cancer or a tumor. For others, bladder pain is caused by interstitial cystitis (a.k.a painful bladder syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, and chronic pelvic pain). "Interstitial" means within the tissue. "Cystitis" means inflammation...
Eye burning with discharge is burning, itching, or drainage from the eye of any substance other than tears.
Itching - burning eyes; Burning eyes
Sometimes burning and itching eyes are due to environmental pollutants. If secondhand cigarette smoke is annoying, say so. If an industrial plant in the area is polluting, contact the EPA for solutions.
, including seasonal allergies or hay fever
Chemical irritants (such as chlorine in a swimming pool or makeup)
or pink eye
in the air (cigarette smoke or smog)
A common concern of women are bumps that they discover on the vulva. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the female genitalia and most of them are NOT contagious, NOT life threatening, and NOT STDs.
Here's what you need to know:
Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. In the vulva (the area near the vagina) they often arise from a blocked skin gland. They often look like pimples or lumps under the skin. If fairly large or uncomfortable, it can be incised and drained by a doctor. Squeezing them on your own is NOT a good idea as it can cause the introduction of bacteria and cause infection. A few common genital cysts in women include:
1. Skene's duct cysts. These occur on either side of the urethra (where you urinate). You can self treat these with warm compresses, or if large, it can be opened up by your doctor.
2. Bartholin cysts occur on either side of the lower part of the labia majora, the outside of the v...
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