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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How may i help you?
User :   i had a period 12 days ago and just started another period today. could i have PID or HIV
User :   I am 49 years old
Doctor :   Your age ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is your periods regular?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are on any contraceptive pills
User :   no i was sterilised when i was 36
Doctor :   Unless you have painfull menstruation with severe cramps it could not be PID
Doctor :   For HIV you have no such symptoms
Doctor :   Dont have to worry
Doctor :   Are you working, Facing some kind of stress?
Doctor :   Or Any new medications
User :   I am starting up my XXX and finding it stressful
Doctor :   Ok There lies the culprit
Doctor :   See usually women attain menopuse nering 50
Doctor :   this will by itself cause irregular mensus
Doctor :   Because there is more of a kind hormonal imbalance durin this stage
Doctor :   Causing irregular cycles
Doctor :   When was your recent annuals done
User :   so I don't need to worry that I may have an std. Also my breasts are quite tender is this also part of the hormonal imbalance
Doctor :   Any PAP smear done
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Once the oestrogen levels decrease in your body following symptoms will persist
Doctor :   1, mood instability
Doctor :   2 easy fatigue
Doctor :   3, irregular mensus
Doctor :   4, heavy bleeding
Doctor :   5, generalised body ache
User :   My annual was done last August so I need to have another test this month
Doctor :   Ok do get PAP done
Doctor :   and visit your gynecologist for examination
User :   I did have unprotected sex about 6 weeks ago and was concerned that this may be a sign that I have HIV
Doctor :   A D&C can alsoi be helpfu;;
Doctor :   Ok fo that you should have to be tested
Doctor :   *helpfull
User :   what are the symptoms for HIV
Doctor :   And HIV will not introduce symptoms so fast
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   1 fever prolonged and interemitent
Doctor :   2,. skin infections recxurring
Doctor :   3, Loss of weight ( sudden)
Doctor :   Oral infections ( candidiasis)
Doctor :   Kaposi sarcoma ( a typical skin lesion)
Doctor :   confirming HIV
User :   Thank you for your help
Doctor :   Is there anytrhing else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Its my pleasure>
User :   No you have been most helpful.
Doctor :   One advise at the max avoid unprotected sex.
Doctor :   Every time never remains the same
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   One more question when is one likely to experience the sysmptom of HIV after they feel they may be infected
Doctor :   proceed
Doctor :   Minimum of six months to 1 year
Doctor :   There a period called window period where in the infection sets in hence will be silent
Doctor :   And not detectable during this phase
User :   I will definitely use protection in future. This was a blip which has caused me much concern.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Bye for now
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