I feel exhausted all the time but blood tests came back clear, what’s wrong? 0 98

DO you have a niggling health worry? An ache or pain that won’t go away?

Or are you struggling to make sense of all the health advice on social media?

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Dr Zoe is here to help. 

“If you’re worried about anything health-related – be it physical or mental health – or want some advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle, email me at health@thesun.co.uk,” she says.

“I aim to answer as many questions as I can each week.”

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DEAR DR ZOE: I’M feeling exhausted all the time.

My bloods came back fine, do you have any ideas what it might be?

I do have Covid anxiety – could that be it?

ZOE SAYS: We GPs use an acronym for this. It’s TATT, which means “tired all the time”. 

There are hundreds of possible causes, which could be physical, mental or social. 

Often, a specific cause is never found and things just get better after a short time, but if this symptom of unexplained fatigue lasts longer than a few weeks then it is best to visit your GP for a discussion. 

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While in your case the blood tests are normal, they are often done to check for things such as anaemia, under or overactive thyroid, kidney function and diabetes. 

Some of the biggest causes are linked to stress, sleep and our emotional health. And of course fatigue is a very common symptom of post-Covid syndrome, known as long Covid. 

It might be worth having another chat with your GP about the anxiety, or even self-referring for NHS talking therapy at nhs.uk/talk. 

There can also be some “red flags” that would mean your GP should monitor you very closely and think about ­further tests. These include things such as unintentional weight loss, persistent coughing, any blood loss, unexplained lumps or lymph nodes that remain enlarged for longer than two weeks.

DEAR DR ZOE: IS there a specific clinic for mole and blemish checks?

I am not sure what I’m worried about warrants a GP appointment.

ZOE SAYS: If you are not concerned and just want to monitor non- suspicious moles and blemishes, then there isn’t a clinic available to check this on the NHS. 

It would mean going private. 

However, if there is a mole or other skin lesion that you have concerns about, then you should arrange to see your GP as a first port of call.

It’s important to get a new or existing mole checked out if it changes shape, looks uneven, changes colour, gets darker, has more than two colours or if it starts itching, crusting, flaking or bleeding.

If you prefer to monitor for a while, or while waiting for your GP appointment, you should take photographs of the lesion in question to track any changes. 

It is a good idea to do this in bright natural light with a ruler next to the lesion, so that you can easily identify any ­alterations in shape, colour and size.

DEAR DR ZOE: I’VE been diagnosed with a prolapse and my cervix is slipping down.

I’m doing pelvic floor exercises and can manage everyday life at the moment, but I’m only 59.

Is it OK to still make love with my husband?

I’ve got a bit of lower back pain? Will this be because of the prolapse?

ZOE SAYS: Yes, yes, yes, 100 times yes – you can have sex with your husband. 

That’s as long as it is not causing you any discomfort. If there is discomfort then there are treatments that can help so you can enjoy your sex life.

A prolapse occurs when a woman’s vaginal wall weakens and this can cause the uterus (as in your case), rectum, or bladder to bulge into the vagina. 

Please do keep up the pelvic floor exercises as this is your best protection from having any related issues in the future. 

Based on the data, pelvic organ prolapse is not a cause of back pain. 

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Many of us can improve back pain long-term by strengthening our core muscles. 

Pilates would be wonderful for you as it strengthens both core muscles and aids the function of the pelvic floor, so it would be perfect. 

Email your health questions to Dr Zoe at health@thesun.co.uk

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

Get in touch with Deidre

Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.

Send an email to deardeidre@the-sun.co.uk

You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.

Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Don’t let yourself stoop to her level.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

My partner said he was on a work trip – but he was actually getting married and on his honeymoon 0 28

DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

Get in touch with Deidre

Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.

Send an email to deardeidre@the-sun.co.uk

You can also send a private message on the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.

Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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I’d recommend seeing a counsellor to help you with this betrayal and am sending you my Counselling support pack.

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