Asking for a Friend is a BuzzFeed News’ health column. You can share the weirdest questions you have about bodies and health with us and we'll get the answers from medical experts and publish them. (Anonymously!)
Maybe you have a strange discharge, bumps on your skin, or are not sure if you really need to pee after sex. Or maybe you’re wondering why your hands swell when you go hiking or why you get nauseous from smoking too much weed.
Don't hold back. This is a safe space.
This column is intended to provide helpful and informative material. We are not healthcare professionals! We aim to provide scientifically-backed information from medical professionals whenever possible. Keep in mind that every situation is different and you should consult with a competent professional regarding your own situation. The information we provide may not be suitable for everyone, and is not guaranteed to help with any specific medical issue you may be experiencing. Submitting a question does not guarantee that we will be able to address it in an upcoming column, but we will try.