Instant appointment with Dr Chris Brown-Warts/Abortion/Thyroid
Posted 2 years ago
Wart a pain
I think I’m getting warts on my neck. There are fleshy bits of skin that catch on necklaces, and irritate a bit. Is there a cream I can buy to get rid of them?
Warts are a viral infection and tend to be quite hard and rough on the surface. These sound like skin tags are which are soft and commonly seen on the neck. They sometimes result from chafing from a collar or a necklace and are completely harmless. There’s no need to do anything unless they irritate or catch as yours do. I’m afraid there’s no cream that will cure them. See your GP to confirm what they are and get advice about ways to remove them.
Am I too late?
I’m 19, eight weeks pregnant and my boyfriend has walked out. After a lot of soul-searching, I’ve decided to have an abortion. Am I too late?
You are not too late, but you must see your doctor ASAP. He will make sure that you have thought this through, but if you have decided, he will refer you to a hospital clinic where the whole process will be discussed. It helps to have someone with you for that appointment for support, but also as a second set of ears as it can be difficult to take in a lot of information if you’re upset. You can change your mind at any point if you wish and that’s OK, but don’t delay making a start.
I have a thyroid problem but haven’t been prescribed any tablets, as my results are borderline. I’ve put on loads of weight, and tired all the time. Why won’t my doctor give me thyroxine?
Sounds like your thyroid gland is becoming under-active. Have regular blood tests to monitor it, as sometimes the blood test results lag behind the symptoms. If your last result was borderline, the next one may show a falling thyroxine level, and then you would be offered tablets to improve your symptoms. It’s wise not to give tablets after just one borderline test result, as sometimes the next test is normal.
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