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Male fungal infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   DR XXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   Hi - my doctor recently diagnosed me with male fungal infection given to me from my girlfriend
Doctor :   ok,
User :   he gave me clotrimazole and betamethasone cream
Doctor :   ok,
User :   i have slight pain on both sides of my pelvic region. is this normal? I forgot to ask my doctor
User :   is this an internal problem or external? and if both, will the cream he gave me get rid of both?
Doctor :   yes, it is called refered pain, any genital infection do present with that pain
Doctor :   It is an external problem only , but the type of medication whether topical or systemic will be decided based on the severity of the infection
User :   i know the cream he prescribed will get rid of the external rash, but do I need to worry about having something internal? Wouldn't I also need an antibiotic to fight the internal infection?
Doctor :   if its mild then oint will suffice
Doctor :   no , not until you start getting fever or the similar lesions in any other part of the body , exm oral cavity , anal mucosa
Doctor :   this indicates internal invasion of the infection
User :   so do you think it's in my bloodstream now?
Doctor :   do you have fever ?
User :   no
Doctor :   have you noticed any minute ulceration in the oral cavity ?
User :   no
Doctor :   then i do not consider it be an internal for now
User :   if it gets into my bloodstream, what if it goes undetected for a little while? Could I get seriously sick from this? Could it spread to my organs?
Doctor :   no,
User :   what is the main cause for this type of rash? My dr. sounded like it's common for women to have this infection?
Doctor :   the probable diagnosis based on your history would be candida infection , it does but rarely spread to vital organs
Doctor :   or it is also called yeast infection
User :   when should I become alarmed?
Doctor :   the other name
User :   is this a serious infection or common?
Doctor :   when you start having even mild fever, it is the first symptom to appear
Doctor :   it is very common infection , seen in sexually active couples
User :   so pelvic soreness is common with this?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   my girlfriend was on antibiotics and we used spermicide condoms.....could this be the cause?
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   she woudld hav acquired as a deviation of hygiene
Doctor :   would *
User :   what do you mean by deviation?
Doctor :   lack of good hygiene
Doctor :   by fingers may be
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, kindly provide your feedback
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