Research has proven that smoking can significantly increase your risk of cancer and heart disease. Women who smoke in pregnancy may affect the health of their unborn child.
When you share bodily fluids with someone, it puts you at risk of getting an infection like HIV. So if the person who you are sharing the needle with is also infected, there’s a high risk of this infection being passed on.
There is no “safe” limit. Any amount of alcohol can affect your judgement and it affects different people in different ways. UK guidelines say to keep health risks low both men and women shouldn’t regularly drink more than 14 units a week and should spread this out across the week rather than drinking it all in one go. One unit is 10ml or 8g of pure alcohol. Because alcoholic drinks come in different strengths and sizes, it can be hard to know how many units you’re drinking. You can find out more on the DrinkAware website.
Contact your GP who will be able to check the lump and arrange for any further testing you may need.
Contact your GP or your local sexual health clinic to arrange an appointment with the doctor. They will be able to check the lump and arrange for any further testing you may need.
Yes. Staff are trained to provide advice on smoking, drugs and alcohol and they can also signpost you to local support services.