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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   How can I help you?
User :   I was wonder how i could get rid of boils on my vagnia durning my period. i have very bad eczema and my skin doc had me go to an oncologist to do a series of blood test and they all came back neg My gy doc told me it could be caused by clooged pores it very painful
User :   how many such boils do you have?
User :   3 in doffernt areas
User :   what treatment has the Gynecologist given you?
User :   she told me to use hot compresses
User :   Do you get it only during menses?
User :   yes only during that time but thr boils last longer than my period does
User :   Since when do you have this problem?
User :   May I know your age?
User :   this all started when I got my period as a teenager doc thought it was pubutery and before I became sexual active it come and go I'm going on 40 and I was test for sstd's in 2006 and all the tests came back neg and i have not been sexually active for the last 4 yrs
User :   So are you having this problem continuously
User :   from your teenage?
User :   i read about the bleach bath
User :   yes
User :   bleach bath is good for eczema
User :   but on the genitals
User :   it could be harmful as
User :   it could disturb the balance of the bacterial commensals
User :   & lead to vaginitis
User :   i also read that people with eczema can get staph infections and my doctors never considered this could it be a staph infection?
User :   Now, the only option is to get back to the dermatologist
User :   Yes
User :   have you been screened for diabetes?
User :   what should I ask my deratologist no i have not been screeded for diabetes
User :   Have nt you gone back to him once the oncologist ruled out
User :   yes and she was really stuck on this issue and did not know how to help me
User :   What other tests have you undergone?
User :   Do you have any other illnesses?
User :   i think the oncologist test for diabetes he took a lot of blood no eczema hay fever
User :   Do you have a lot of pimples
User :   on your face?
User :   i get pimples on my face during my period maybe 5 the most and when my period is over the pimples go away
User :   Ok
User :   Then definitely this related to your cycle
User :   The right persons to help you
User :   are the gynecologist or an endocrinologist
User :   but the boils last longer and sometime I get them on my armpits
User :   You may need a few more tests like
User :   Lipid profile,
User :   & Thyroid profile
User :   my mom had her thyroid taken out because there was a mass
User :   Please visit an Internal Medicine doctor as the dermatologist is not able to come to any conclusion
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Im here also
Doctor :   I see you had a chat with one of our doctors
Doctor :   kindly give me couple of minutes to read you chat history
Doctor :   and understand your problem better
User :   yes and you see my last chat session?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   is there anything you can expound on from this chat?
Doctor :   ok,
User :   what is a lipid and thyroid profile consist of?
Doctor :   Are the lesions on the vagina and other parts ( arm pit) of body similar ?
Doctor :   Lipid profile estimates the cholestrol and the free fats in the body
User :   yes but the boils on my armpits come less frequently when I get my peroid
Doctor :   thyroid profile asses the normal functioning of the thyroid gland by estimating the hormones secreted by it
Doctor :   Do the boils get filled with pus or any fluid ?
User :   so high levels of hormones and cholestrol cause boils. and yes with pus
Doctor :   No not directly related
Doctor :   either of the tests cannot come to diagnosis
User :   so how can an internalist doc help in this situation?
Doctor :   He may have to do keen physical examination of to find out any other signs which along with boils can form a syndrome
User :   do these tests consist of alot of blood work?
Doctor :   I do not say so
Doctor :   detailed physical examination in search for clue points to your diagnosis will be needed
Doctor :   still in your case i believe the cause is due to the hormonal changes during your menses
Doctor :   due to which the pores of the sweat gland get plugged
Doctor :   the secretions getting trapped
User :   endcroshould I seek a internalist doc or endcrinologist?
Doctor :   and subsequently getting infected by a bacteria
Doctor :   thats very good if you can approach both
Doctor :   integral approach will surely help you
User :   what is the difference?
Doctor :   also get a pus culture and sensitivity of the pus in the boils before going to the specialist
Doctor :   Internalist will relate the other lesions in your body to the condition you have
User :   from my gny doctor or dermologist?
Doctor :   where as endo will asses hormonal details responsible
User :   can the do the culture while i have my period?
Doctor :   GYn may not be of much help here
Doctor :   Yes you can do the culture during your menses
Doctor :   dermatologist may not have much idea about the hormonal influences
User :   I never went to these kind of doctors before what should i look for in approaching a good doctor?
Doctor :   and in your case the hormonal issue has to be considered as you get the boils during your menses which is dueto hormonal phenomenon
User :   is this problem common?
Doctor :   Yes , many women do come with but always misdiagnosed
User :   and can it be cured
Doctor :   Go for a well experienced doc
Doctor :   Yes, once when the cause is well ascertained
User :   How do I know if they are well exprienced which of my dortors could give me a referral?
Doctor :   Any GP near your home can be able to help you
User :   could this problem have something do with my period being irregual?
Doctor :   Yes, may be
User :   i've been very concerned about this problem for some time now and my doctor were unable to help me in this and i do believe they all have tried their best to help me in this and I do feel some relief with from your assistance
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   proceed as i advised
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with
Doctor :   ?
User :   I was very worried because there is some much information online and all the possiblities can have you thinking you have this or that
Doctor :   yes, they are always misguiding
Doctor :   and ofcourse create tension
User :   I wiil call my GP doctor on Monday and see if can assist in referring me to the two doctors you recommended creates an extreme amount of tension
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   they will surely help you
User :   are there any penpoint questions i should ask some times my mind goes blank with an overload of information when it concerns my health
Doctor :   give a detailed history
User :   are there any test reslluts that I've taken in the past that i should bring with me on these visits?
Doctor :   it will help the doctor to arrive at diagnosis
Doctor :   its better to take all that you have got done
Doctor :   they will be of help
Doctor :   in better understanding of your general health status
User :   thank you for your help in aswering my concerns about my health and all my questions is there anything eles I need to know or advice you came offer at this time and for the time being how san i easy the pain for the boils I have right now
Doctor :   Hot copresses will help you
Doctor :   maintain good hygiene of the genitilia
User :   what can i use for the icthing?
User :   its not around the boils
Doctor :   Tab CPM 5mg once in night after food
Doctor :   for not more than 5 days
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