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I was abused as a child could it be causing my health problems now?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. I see quite a few folks who were abused as children come to me with emotional problems (anger, post traumatic stress disorder, etc).
But there may be some physical repercussions - sexually transmitted disease, rectal/vaginal tears/wounds, broken bones, etc. It will all depend on what type of abuse you experienced.

In brief: Yes

Absolutely. I see quite a few folks who were abused as children come to me with emotional problems (anger, post traumatic stress disorder, etc).
But there may be some physical repercussions - sexually transmitted disease, rectal/vaginal tears/wounds, broken bones, etc. It will all depend on what type of abuse you experienced.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Child abuse

Suffering from child abuse can cause many problems and illness in later life due to the devastating nature of the abuse.
Usually professional help is required to get well. Talk to your doctor and get referred to a psychologist that can help you. Seek out support groups, also faith group support. Read books and listen to cds concerning this subject. Talk to your trusted friends.

In brief: Child abuse

Suffering from child abuse can cause many problems and illness in later life due to the devastating nature of the abuse.
Usually professional help is required to get well. Talk to your doctor and get referred to a psychologist that can help you. Seek out support groups, also faith group support. Read books and listen to cds concerning this subject. Talk to your trusted friends.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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