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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   ok well i think i have swollen lymph nodes but im not sure but i keep poking them because ive never felt them before
Doctor :  
tell me your quries
Doctor :  
ok, wher eexactly the lympnodes are
User :   i had a sexual encounter with a sex worker about 5 weeks ago and the condom broke close to the end and its killing me and i keep thinking of the possibility of hiv
User :   the nodes are under my ear and very hard and immovable
Doctor :  
is it in the waistline also?
User :   well how can i tell if they are swollen in the waist
Doctor :  
was there any bleeding during the sex
User :   no blood
Doctor :  
any bumps in the lower abdomen or else where in the body
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age, gender
User :   im a 24 yr old male
Doctor :   ok

User :   and i dont feel bumps in the lower abdomen but its kinda tender
Doctor :  
any lesions on the genitilia of yours and the partner at the time of sex
User :   no lesions
User :   no discharge
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or any lesions after the act
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the chance is remote of hiv
User :   remote?
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did you had sex with the worker in the past
User :   no
User :   1st and last time
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any fever after that
User :   no fever no night sweats
Doctor :  
so dont worry, after 3 months you can go for a test,
Doctor :  
elisa or westernbolt
User :   well ive been tested but im waiting on the results they did a ars test
User :   the one that tests for the dna of hiv
Doctor :  
now if you are willing you can go for PCR
Doctor :  
ok, fine , its accurate also
User :   so what would a hard lymph nodes that is immovable indicate?
Doctor :  
dont worry toomuch, chance is negligble
Doctor :   see it may be normally enlarged with the tonsil enlargment and other condition of the head also
User :   and can u feel a lymph node if it is normal?
Doctor :   yes , many atimes
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so let the report come
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we will have a discussion
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User :   ok well let me tell you how it feels without touching it. it feels like a pressure under my ear like someones squeezing it?
Doctor :   ok, its not hard and painful right
User :   its rock hard and not painful just bothersome
User :   but the 3 doctors ive seen werent concerned
Doctor :  
then dont worry its not due to std
User :   could it be malignant ?
Doctor :   at this age not possible

Doctor :  
but leukimeias, yes
User :   leukemia?
User :   not curable?
Doctor :  
but you dont have weakness, or fever for long time
Doctor :  
some are curable
User :   the only sickness i had was a minor cold 3 weeks after the sex
Doctor :  
but leukimeas do have other symptoms also
Doctor :   ok, its not concerned
User :   i know you cannot diagnose me with anything but i just need reassurance im very family oriented and do not want to die for something stupid i did you know?
User :   i really think its all in my head
Doctor :  
dont over think, wait for the reports
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it wont happen for one encounter
User :   i know but i would really like this hard lymph node to go away and i feel little lymph nodes everywhere in my neck but they are tiny
Doctor :  
for that you should be very very unlucky
Doctor :   consult a ENT specalist
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to rule out upper respiratory causes
User :   ok so you think im just overworrying?
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Doctor :  
becarefull in the future, dont do these things
User :   ok i thank you and any ideas to relieve the node pain?
Doctor :   get evaluated by ENT specalist
User :   no home remedies?
Doctor :  
no, i dont think so
User :   ok well thanks again you really helped me
Doctor :  
ok fine
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any other quires
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fill the feed back form
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User :   well ive been having diarrhea on and off but not for more than a week probably cause im stressing
Doctor :  
ok, any mucus , foul smell, frequency
User :   no but also my tongue is kinda sore and when i brush it bleeds in a couple spots
Doctor :   any white patches, or ulcer
Doctor :  
difficulty in chewing annd swalloing
User :   whats considered a white patch cause my tongues always white from plaque before i brush
User :   no difficulty swallowing or chewing but a large pop when i move my jaw around
Doctor :   ok, candida a fungal infection is common for white patches
User :   ok so nothing like stds or hiv
Doctor :  
hello are you there
Doctor :  
rule out fungal infection on the tounge, can cause enlargment of nodes
User :   what am i ruling out?
Doctor :  
white patch on the tounge..
Doctor :  
consult an ENT specalist
User :   well like i said its not a patch just white from plaque and the cuts only happen when i brush my teeth
Doctor :   any way go for the node enlargement,
User :   i did and the doctor said he was not concerned
Doctor :  
ok, then not aprob
User :   he said it might take awhile for it to go down
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User :   can stress and touching nodes cause them to inflame?
Doctor :  
no, its not connected to that
User :   i just dont want hiv or herpes thats all im concerned about
Doctor :   no, dont worry
User :   ok for the last time doc thanks
User :   bye'
Doctor :  
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