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Member Advice on Varicocele

(+) When Testing for Varicoceles other diseases are also looked for ie, cancer (-) Pain, Embarrassment, Life long condition without surgery, Possible Infertility (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Members Advice on Labour And Birth

(+) Positive Birth IS Possible! (-) None. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Members Advice on Infant Discipline

(+) Some form of discipline is needed. (-) Smacking isn't usually the best option. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Members Advice on Healthy Eating

(+) Healthy insides, going to the toilet easier, confidence boost, weight loss, new foods, etc (-) Can be hard to stick too, no cream cakes (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2001)

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Member Advice on Depression

(+) This may just help one person, and may help others to share how they are feeling. (-) Not enough people are knowledgeable about this illness, and it is kept in the dark. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Bereavement

(+) None see below. (-) So many and with you for life...... (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Contributing to Science

(+) You get to test-drive the 95% of your brain you've been saving for a rainy day. (-) Having to take responsibility for your own beliefs, ideas and actions. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2003)

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Member advice on Asthma

(+) There are many natural remedies that help to control asthma. It doesn't have to hold you back !!! (-) A potentially life threatening condition that prevents many people from living life to the full. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Mole Removal

(+) Can save your life (-) Can leave unsightly scar (see photos) (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Member Advice on Blood Donation

(+) You're Saving A Life, For Most People It's Quick and Painless (-) It's not quick and painless with me :D (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on Self-harm

(+) Self-injury is a coping (although negative) mechanism for many people (-) Self-injury is a result of emotional distress (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2002)

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Member Advice on MRI Scanning

(+) MRI - painless, important, accurate; I got House season 7 & lovely lillies for being brave! (-) MRI - claustrophobic, disconcerting noises; Arthrogram - just a bit minging all round! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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Member advice on organ donation.

(+) SAVE MY LIFE (-) NONE (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Member Advice on Surviving Rape

(+) You can get through this, but not alone (-) This will be a living nightmare for a long, long time (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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Member Advice on Meningitis

(+) None (-) Everything (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Hangover

(+) Are you crazy... supposed to be a deterent and it doesn't even get that right. (-) How long have you got? (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Schizophrenia

(+) None (-) Every single thing about it! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Member Advice on Bulimia

(On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Hyperhidrosis

(+) A light at the end of a very wet tunnel... (-) It can make life awkward and embarrassing... (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2006)

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Member Advice on Giving Up Smoking

(+) Health! (And smelling better) (-) Occasionally wanting to gnaw your own arms off due to cravings.... (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on Opticians

(+) None (-) Terrible customer service (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2000)

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Member Advice on First Aid Courses

(+) You could save a life (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Being an Inpatient

(+) lots (-) can be uncomfortable for a while (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Member Advice on Eczema

(+) You probably won't ever get acne (-) ...... just too many..... (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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Laparotomy

(+) A means of ruling out cancer; Got rid of a huge cyst; Quicker recovery than I expected; (-) Being in hospital for 2 or 3 days; it's major surgery therfore painful; General anaethesia (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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Member Advice on Fear of Flying

(+) Speedy way to travel (-) Hanging around in the airport. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

(+) See review (-) See review (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

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Member Advice on Self Esteem

(+) You can overcome the negative side. (-) It takes time and patience. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Members Advice on Home Birth

(+) Ability to birth rather than be delivered (-) Possible need to transfer in an unlikely emergency (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Condom Care

(On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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A is for Apple, B is for Ball . . . V is for Varicocele

Advantages: When Testing for Varicoceles other diseases are also looked for ie, cancer
Disadvantages: Pain, Embarrassment, Life long condition without surgery, Possible Infertility

Going to the doctors for most men is either a chore or an admission of failure, usually the better half forcing them to go and get the illness seen to. We are so happy to moan and complain, toss and turn in bed, huff and puff, yet so reluctant to seek adv ...

dan_pentagram 17.02.2010 ˇ Read full review
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Happy Horselips and Other Stories...

Advantages: Positive Birth IS Possible!
Disadvantages: None.

Positive Birthing There are always stories to be had about all the things that can go wrong during the birthing process. Negative stories abound in magazines and books, in canteen conversation - it seemed to me that as soon as people found out I was pr ...

phoenixgreen 26.11.2007 ˇ Read full review
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Review of Members Advice on Labour And Birth

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No-where near as bad as I expected!!

Advantages: A bundle of joy!!
Disadvantages: Painful stitches; some pain

I came across this topic when I read another member's review. I decided to write about my own experiences, as I feel it's important for expectant Mums (especially first time Mums like myself), to have as many different viewpoints as possible. When I fo ...

nessie3105 10.09.2007 ˇ Read full review
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It's not the end of the world...

Advantages: Baby at the end, empowering!
Disadvantages: Pain!

If you are pregnant and already very nervous about giving birth, please feel free to skip over the bulk of my review and read just the last paragraph. My birth didn't go to plan, but it was still the best thing I've ever done. I said that minutes after go ...

CG1anon 28.03.2009 ˇ Read full review
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When things don't go as planned

Advantages: It is a wonderful feeling to see your baby for the first time
Disadvantages: Things don't always go to plan

Well my first child was due on the 18th May 2006 and I was very excited. I had been counting down the days to the big day. I wouldn't say I was ever really nervous about going into labour, even although I had been made aware in the antenatal classes that ...

saraha007 16.08.2006 ˇ Read full review
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