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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am a 20 year old female and i would like to know if there is a way that i could know if i was born a hermaphrodite but had corrective surgury as a small child.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
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Let me read it
Doctor :   Ok

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Why do you think in such line?
User :   what do yuo mean "such a line"?
User :   you*
Doctor :   Like why do think as such?

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The reason behind it
User :   my boyfriend found an odd scar on me in a very odd place if you know what i mean. i also have an extra peice of skin or tissue next to my clitoris that has no feeling in it...i have no idea what it is. also my doctor says that i have a hormone imbalance due to a high testosterone level. there are other reasons but they are not that relevant
Doctor :   Ok

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I will explain you
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At birth nothing of this sort is exhibhited
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It only becomes evident at pubertal age
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meaning the age of maturation
User :   ok. then why would i have a 3in scar on my backside and what is the relavance of this odd skin?
Doctor :   On your back?
Doctor :   or in the region of clitoris

User :   backside as in close to my assbut next to my clit
Doctor :   But wherever, you cannot jump to such conclusions

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It could probably be a skin lesion
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which can be confirmed on physical examination
User :   i could beleive that. i wasn't jumping to conclusions i simply wanted to know if it had any possibility before i paid 75usd for a doctors visit
Doctor :   No, from my side, I dont suspect such things at birth

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such things will only be evident at pubertal age
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which you would be aware of
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Apart from the lesion, are you facing any other issues in terms of sexual desires?
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Meaning variance from a normal female
User :   ok. this is the odd part. i asked my mother about the scar and she said that she knew nothing of it. then i told her that i wanted to acess my medical records. she then proceeded to tell me that i was opening a can of worms and to not do it
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   that is why i am suspicious
Doctor :   No XXXXXXXX you should not be
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Can answer my question on any behavioural changes you have noticed?
User :   the only thing that could be a little abnormal. is my way of thinking. i tend to take a more male approach.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Could you explain that?
User :   hard to explain in detail but basicly, i think more logically and less emotionally. i also have always had male friends and very few female friends. i don't trust women mostly. i play primarily masculin sports and i can understand my male friends more than my female ones.
Doctor :   Ok

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How was your pubertal growth?
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and the body dimensions as such
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did you witness a change in that during the age of maturity?
User :   what do you mean? i haven't had much sleep so i'm a little slow at the moment
Doctor :   No issues

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Like the breast development, menstruation
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feminine way of fat distribution which is evident by the body dimensions mainly with the chest, waist and hip
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I hope you are aware of that
User :   i didn't really have breasts untill i turned 19. i also started my period a little later than most girls around me. i was 14 when that started
Doctor :   Ok 14 is acceptable

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May I know your current height and weight?
User :   my mom had to put me on some vitamins for a little help
User :   i am 5'7 ft. and 115 lbs
Doctor :   Fine

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I would like you to get a physical examination done firts
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and then if required hormonal levels can be tested
User :   my hormonal levels have been tested about 3 years ago
Doctor :   Fine
Doctor :   Were they in the prescribed range?
User :   i've had physicals. they all show up fairly normal
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Good
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I hope even you are happy with the results
User :   my doctor was not happy with my hormone levels. he put me on some patch to help fix the immbalance
Doctor :   Ok

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What was that hormone if you remember?
User :   the only thing that has ever gone wrong with my physicals are that i have very low blood pressure and an oddly shaped vagina
User :   i do not remeber the level
Doctor :   Ok
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But which hormone?
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estrogen?
User :   testoterone was too high he said
User :   estrogen was low
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Ok
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Were you on any medications?
User :   just that patch
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Ok
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Before that?
User :   no. my mom dosen't lie take ing me to the doctor. i have only been to the doctor 6 times in my life
User :   like*
Doctor :   Ok

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But now I suppose you can go on your own
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Isnt that possible?
User :   yes and i have.
Doctor :   How is your clitoris in size?

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In comparison with normal size, if you are aware of
User :   i'm not sure. it's a bit tiny i suppose
Doctor :   Fine

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Because in hermaphrodites the clitoris size will increase such that it will project forward like penis
Doctor :   which is not there in your case

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and is unlikely
User :   i wouldn't know. i can ask my boyffriend if that helps
Doctor :   What do you like to be a male/female?
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Sorry I want to know your thought pattern
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Hence asking the question
User :   i look female. i have very unique features though
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Be frank
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Ok
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But your liking I asked?
User :   am i likeing you asked what?
Doctor :   Would you like to be a male/female?

User :   oh. i thought you asked what do i look like.
Doctor :   Ok

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Now can you answer that XXXXXXXX
User :   i don't really care. i ook female so i beleive i would be a very odd male
User :   look*
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You should be quick as it says the truth better if you give a quick response
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Ok
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Would you like to be a male as well?
User :   i was trying to answer. the chat box wouldn't let me send
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No issues with being a male at this age?
User :   that would be intresting
Doctor :  
Does that what you mean to say
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Not it is not
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You should refine your thoughts regarding that
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and be a female
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Like the same
Doctor :   because things in mind can trigger changes in the body
User :   honestly it would not do well for me to be male. i simply don't think that i would care though
Doctor :   Fine
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So think positively
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You are Female, in complete sense
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Male hormones are seen in females and vice versa
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slight disturbances will show certain changes
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which can be treated and one should retain the original sex
User :   i know that. i just wanted to know why the scar was there and if all the other clues may peice together why my mother does not want me to acess my records
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Hope I am not confusing you
User :   you are not
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Fine
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I will also give you a website link
User :   thank you
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which you can read when you are free at leisure
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as you said that you are a bit sleepy now
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WWW.WWWW.WW User :   thank you
Doctor :   See it some time
User :   i will
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and you can understand better
User :   so i guess the rest is all a part of psychology and i should seek a psychologist for my personality answers?
Doctor :   Well you have the key

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You are right
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Cognitive therapy
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Ask for that
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from a Clinical Psychologist
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   well unless you are proficent in psychology. i would suppose not
Doctor :   I can help you
Doctor :   within my expertise
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Go on with it
User :   how much time do we have left?
Doctor :  
another 20 mins
User :   i see. well my main consern would have to be my thinking and social patterns that i spoke about ealier
Doctor :   Yes

User :   why would i be that way if i was raised the exact opposite?
Doctor :  
I will tell you regarding that
Doctor :   A persons mind is influenced by the way he/she has brought up
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which is influenced by the social interactions, parental care, school environment, etc
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If you are having an altered state
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It could be an hormonal/psychological/both
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This can be corrected
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by what was initiated to you to balance the hormonal levels
User :   i don't want it corrected. it's how i have alwys been. i simply want to understand it
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and also change the behaviour patterns
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That was what I was referring to Clinical Psychology
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CBT/Cognitive behavioral therapy
User :   there's another meaning for that acronim..lol
Doctor :  
It is a psychotherapeutic approach that aims to solve problems with emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure
Doctor :   Sorry what is that?
User :   sorry..the "CBT" part made me laugh because there is another interpretaion of that
Doctor :   Yes you can share that

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I am also interested to know
User :   i shouldn't. i just thought it was funny. sorry
Doctor :  
It is fine
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Tell me
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You are making it curious now
User :   CBT-Cock & Ball Torture
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Oh
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Ok
User :   i told you i shouldn't have said anything.
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No problem
Doctor :   Now this CBT the therapy I mean will go in for a few session
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which would be held 1-2 sessions/week for around 10-12 weeks
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and it is a procedure where in it helps in changing your thought pattern
User :   i just said that i did not want to change it. i just wanted to understand it.
User :   trust me. my thought process cannot be fixed. but understanding part of it would eb nice
Doctor :   Yes that is what will be done

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to the best possible extent
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which requires your full cooperation as well
User :   ok. then i will ask a phycologist about it.
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As most of the psychotherapeutic procedures are subjective
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and differs
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Hence try and utilise it to the maximum possible extent
User :   i understand that. i have been to many of them
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for the betterment of life
Doctor :   Is there anything else you want to ask?

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Any other doubts?
User :   can i ask you an off subject question but still medical?
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Sure
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Proceed
User :   is it true that masochists are the way they are because of sexual trauma in their teens?
Doctor :   It is again a serious pshychiatric disorder

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which has to be treated with psychiatric medications and counselling
User :   it can't be that serious depending on the persons involvement
Doctor :   Yes

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But it is serious enough for immediate attention
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as it is life threatening
User :   is it possible to cure it without medications?
Doctor :   No, it is a severe form

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and has to be treated with medications
User :   well then i may be a lost cause
Doctor :  
depending on the extent as you pointed out
Doctor :   Why so?
User :   i am such a person. although i have a different veiw of it from most. i'm not in it for the pain.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   the receptors in the brain that say paina nd pleasure produce the smae neuro toxin. so i beleive in a blance but that balance may be a bit extreem on the pain side
User :   i think our time is up
Doctor :   Yes

User :   thank you for all the advice. it is most apprechiated
Doctor :  
But we can continue till it is timed out
User :   what is left to continue with?
Doctor :   Regarding Masochism

User :   not much to be said for that. it makes me happy most of the time. it's justa dangerous game. a bit like gambeling
Doctor :   Ok

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If it is to an extent that is not damaging you physically
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then no problems
User :   i am not damaged physically often anymore
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But I would like you to discuss this with the Clinical Psychologist
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which can easily managed
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Not a serious one as per your description
User :   i was but it turns out the phychologist was a masochist too
Doctor :  
Yes pain and pleasure produce same excitement
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there is Pain in Pleasure and Pleasure in pain
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if you have noticed that
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but the perception should not vary to a large extent
User :   it's a bit of a euphoric high if you do it right. after that. it';s just abuse
Doctor :   Yes, you are right

User :   the other probelem is the low self seteem it can create
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So do discuss it with your Clinical Psychologist without any hesitation
User :   i will
Doctor :  
I stress again it should be Clinical Psychologist
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not just a Psychologist
User :   i only see clinical psychologists. i am going to university to become one
Doctor :   Great

User :   i find the human mind facinating
Doctor :  
Go on with it

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