I'll re-read your post again a little later and send you a reply when I get a chance.
Hi. None of this is normal for a 16 year old. You need to be seen by a Pediatrcian for a basic work up and referred to a gastrologist for the bowel issues. What have you been through so far on this for diagnosis and treatment? Are you telling your parents about the bowel issues?
Yes. I've only been diagnosed with chronic daily headaches. He said they weren't migraines. And I've told my parents about the bowel issues and they shake it off and say it's hemorrhoid but I don't think so.
It could be hemorrhoids especially if you have a significant history of constipation or encoporesis in childhood. However, you are quite young to even have this condition and untreated, frequently bleeding hemorrhoids make you susceptible for infection. If you consider that every time a hemorrhoid bleeds that means there is a break in the skin and because stool passes that area, bacteria like e.coli can enter the break. Anytime there is blood in the stool it should be investigated.
If you don't feel that you have hemorrhoids, listen to your instinct you are probably right.
I do believe that you can call your pediatricians office on your own and ask to speak to the pediatrician or nurse.
You can also speak with the school nurse.
I suspect that you may be suffering from nutritional deficiencies due to gut dysbiosis, chronic stress (including hidden stress) leading to adrenal issues and possibly Ovarian-Adrenal-Thyroid Axis imbalance.
Refined and soft foods, early on in your life or nutritional/mineral deficiencies, injury/dental issues, stress and adrenal issues may be the underlying causes of TMJD.
Headaches could be attributed to a number of causes such as deficiencies,
dehydration, candida (yeast infection), tmjd, hormonal imbalances and so on.
Hair loss could be attributed to nutritional and mineral deficiencies , stress,
low thyroid function (causing decreased circulation and affecting the hair follicules), low adrenal function, malassezia (fungal pathogen) etc.
Please tell us more about your lifestyle, diet, family and relationships, traumas and injuries, childhood negative events, previous infections and serious illnesses and whatever esle you may consider significant to mention.
My lifestyle is great. I'm active. I play basketball, volleyball, softball and I'm a cheerleader. My family is good. It has some fighting going on, but it doesn't bother me. And I have a lovely boyfriend and we've never fought! The only injuries I've had are concussions. I've had several through my life and all of them were mild and they've never caused me problems. There was also nothing that happened during my childhood. I'm always sick so it's hard to tell you what all happened. The only thing I can think of that was pretty bad was the ear infection I had last night. I was hospitalized and they thought it spread to my mastoid but it luckily did not. And there's nothing else I really find important.
The fact that you have experienced a number of "mild" concussions, raises a red flag.
It is the possible cumulative effects of these injuries, which may include post concussion syndrome, that may go undetected in the beginning, makes them more difficult -if not impossible- to connect to other health issues down the road (hence your statement "they've never caused me
problems" cannot be verified necessarily as accurate, since you have no way of knowing.
TMJ for example could be missed as a consequence of a mild concussion.
The temporalmandibular joint is a hinged bone structure, which connects the mandible to the scull and while a concussion may take place without any bone injury or fracture, damage to this joint, given the fact that you're involved in all these sports and have sustained several concussions, makes this possibility stronger.
Your ear infection could be related to TMJD and this should be ruled out as
the jaw is so close to the ear, pain could be experienced as it comes from the inside of the ear, as an ear infection.
In TMJD there are complex neurological interactions , possibly causing
many of your symptoms (the majority of TMJD sufferers experience chronic headaches) and this alone could explain much of your pain and suffering.
Adding the chronic stress factor from TMJD (could be hidden) and exasperated by daily stressors, put a significant burden on the adrenals, where low adrenal function is suspect and it needs to be ruled out as well.
(Low adrenal function could impact any part/organ/system of the body with an almost endless list of possible symptoms, as it puts the body on a catabolic state-low energy state- as a survival mechanism, which is much easier to treat in the initial stages)
Low adrenal function is not recognized unfortunately by conventional
medical doctors, until it becomes a crisis!
You need to see a Naturopathic Doctor, who is not bound by the protocols of Conventional Endocrinology, to help you with this ,.and also a holistic practitioner knowledgeable in TMJD, to facilitate a proper treatment for you.
Should you need any details with any of this, please let me know.
Note that my comments and suggestions are not intended as a substitute for medical advice.
Thank you for the suggestions. Also two days ago I found this painful lump near my vagina. It's like in between where the vagina meets the thigh. Like bikini line. I don't know what it could be
Your painful lump near your vagina could be caused by a ingrown hair that has caused an infection (the moisture around the vaginal area makes it an ideal environment for bacterial infections and it is rather common.
If you apply a warm compress or soak in bathtub, it should eventually drain (pus and blood), but if it doesn't, then it's probably wise to see your doctor and have it checked out.
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