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I'm getting very worried!! Please help I'm 15 and have A LOT of symptoms!!

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  • Posted By: caligirl218
  • December 28, 2008
  • 08:38 AM

The last couple of weeks I have had some problems. I don't know if any of these things are related to each other or if I have had these problems for awhile but I am just noticing them now because of other symptoms I have.

I don't know if this is of any importance but I am a 15(almost 16) year old female and I am not sexually active. I am overweight though, I'm about 5' 1" and 165 pounds.

OK So here are my symptoms..or problems

-I have been having less bowel movements(Maybe one a day) and when I do have a bowel movement is is usually a small bowel movement. I'm pretty sure this is just constipation but I don't know if this has any relation to my other symptoms

-I have a very minor sharp pain in my abdomen, Where my Mom says my ovaries are.

-I have a lump on my jaw near my ear on the right side of my face. I don't know if its just a knot or if it has something to do with lymph nodes but I've just notices it about...I would say a week or 2 ago. and It can be somewhat painful sometimes..Usually when I'm leaning on it or if I'm touching it.

-I've been eating less, But this is by my own choosing because I'm trying to lose weight. But I know the way I'm trying to lose weight is unhealthy. I'm eating very little because I'm trying not to have over 1200 calories, Which probably seems OK but I don't eat breakfast and usually my first real meal is dinner and I only have smaller snacks throughout the day.

-I've been drinking less. But this is just because I forget to get something to drink. But I rarely drink water because I don't really like it, I usually have kool-aid because my family is broke and kool-aid is cheaper than soda

Today (Dec 17th) I have been urinating more than usual..It seems as if I urinate every couple of hours, but I don't think I really starting urinating more until the mid afternoon. And so far it doesn't burn when I urinate.

-I have a cold sore on the inside of my mouth on the right side. I do get cold sores a lot though but this one made me worry more than usual just because it was on the same side as the lump/knot on my chin so I didn't know if they were somehow related.

-On the inside of my mouth on the right side of my cheek there is a very small bump underneath the skin..It is a bit tender but It seems like it is going away

-Today(Dec 17th) I was a little dizzy. But it seems like my dizziness has gone away but I thought I would mention it.

-I sleep weird hours. I usually go to bed at like 4 am and don't get up till 11 or 12. Don't worry I am not missing any school because of my weird sleeping pattern, I'm home schooled.

-I've always had really dry skin, but I feel like lately its more dry than usual..I could just be paranoid because of all my other symptoms but I thought I would mention this also in case it could be of any importance.

-My left shoulder blade has been hurting. I'm sure its just because I've been sleeping on it weird or something but once again I thought I would mention it.

-And I sometimes get little pains in my stomach almost like when you have a stomach ache but I never have to go to the bathroom whenever I have these pains..And the pain isn't that bad.

So if you have any idea what could be cause any or all of these symptoms can someone please let me know. I'm getting very worried because they all seemed to start when I started this diet which was also about the same time I got the lump on my chin..So I'm very confused! I know I should go see a doctor but I was trying to wait and see if these symptoms would pass and so far they haven't. My Mom doesn't even know about all my symptoms..She knows about most of them but she doesn't know about my frequent urination or my less frequent bowel movements. I told her about my abdominal pain but she said "You are probably ovulating and going to start your period very soon" I feel she might think differently if she knew about all of my symptoms. So please help and Thank You in advance for any information you may be able to provide!

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  • Sweetheart your like a walking virus!!! Listen the stomach and bowel pains are your bolated which leads to period. The rest of body aches could be the flu. But I truly think you have an STD, and you don't have to be sexually active to have an std. Those are all the usual signs for one you should go to a doctor and get tested right away!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 28, 2008
    • 11:51 PM
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  • What you need to do is to get plenty of "regular" sleep. Sleep from 10pm - 7am. I know that's hard for a person your age to do, but try to do so.Don't worry so much about the lumps on your bodies. Keep track of them. If they're still there several months down the road and have gotten bigger, then worry.You're still a teen ager and still growing so your body will go through many unexplainable changes.Exercise will solve most of your problems. Being overweight will bog your health down and not to mention your self esteem. Statistics show that if a person is fat during their teen years, chances are they'll be fat the rest of their lives.Take up jogging or aerobics. These day and ages, you can get fit without gym equipment. You can look up aerobics videos from the internet and watch them for free. You can put on sweat pants and tennis shoes and run around the block.Watch your diet. Don't eat too much junk food. Eat more home cooked meals.Many teens have this belief that "I'm still young and my body can take the abuse. Don't worry, I'll stop abusing myself when I turn 30."Don't believe that. Although some could get away with it, many also don't.Love your body. Don't abuse it and take care of it. It's a shame but most people take better care of their cars than their bodies.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 29, 2008
    • 08:20 AM
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  • Please take a deep breath. Start back with the basics. Your body needs calcium- which comes from milk, cheese, yogurt. It also needs fiber- from fresh vegetables and bran. If you are eating processed and canned foods, you will be getting a lot of empty calories and salt. You will not have normal bowel movements unless you get up and move around. Just a walk or some stretching to get your heart rate up. Yes you do need fluid- you are made of cells that need water every day. You need to retrain your taste to allow you to get well. Start with just one small glass of cold water. Make sure you are doing a good job of brushing and flossing your teeth-- sores on the inside of your mouth can make some of your lymph nodes swollen and sore. You will be having very intense feelings- you are in puberty. Relax- give yourself a chance. Make sure you take time to appreciate small things and study to find out what your purpose will be. You will make a good life for yourself if you give yourself a chance!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 30, 2008
    • 04:22 AM
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