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Cause of a joint pain after a sexual encounter - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor. maybe I get ur name?
Doctor :   I am Dr. Arun
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   Can you please proceed with your query
User :   Hello Doctor, In early April I was involved in a low risk sexual activity with a man. I developed Knee pain alone on the right side of my knee possibly 3 weeks after this encounter and it went away on its own few days later and shortly after my left knee had the exact same pain but this one lasted only for a day. Now the pain on my right knee is back and is still present until today. The pain is at its worst when I'm waking up then it gets better throughout the day. But is still present. I have a hard time going up and down the stairs but its still bearable. I'm not trying to scare myself out but I know one of the ARS symptoms of HIV is joint pain but I have heard ARS symptoms don't come one at a time but tend to come all at once in a form of flu like symptom. Should I be concerned? is this related at all or could it be a different diagnosis all together? P.S. I did go hiking in that period with some friends. I don't workout or jog. I thought for a moment this could be related to my hiking trip but the pain started ONE WEEK after my hiking trip. My right knee seems a bit swollen. Its only noticeable when I compare the two.
Doctor :   I am reading your query
Doctor :   Please wait for a minute
User :   thank you
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   I'm 25 years old
Doctor :   You mean the sexual encounter was a month ago?
User :   Early April
User :   5th or 6th
Doctor :   Did you take any medicines or see a Doctor ?
User :   I'm actually planning on doing that tomorrow. I have only taken Tylenol to help with the pain
Doctor :   I think you have to take ADVIL
Doctor :   to make you rest
Doctor :   You need some tests also
Doctor :   Hemogram
Doctor :   Urine profile
Doctor :   and VDRL
Doctor :   Do you have discharge?
User :   Is joint alone a possible ARS symptom or do they come all together?
User :   no discharge
Doctor :   Usually they come altogether
Doctor :   But they can come as joint pain alone
Doctor :   So initial recognition and testing is important
Doctor :   ARS is not a possibility
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