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Recurring flu post sexual contact - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i have been having some medical issues for a while now
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   basically about 4 months ago i had sexual contact with a girl but did not have penatrative sex with her
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   about a week later i started to have a discharge and felt flu like
User :   my throat was also red and sore
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   im 22, male, xxxxxx single, 11stone 10 pounds and 6ft 1
User :   no dependants
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i went to my doctor a few weeks later after flu sympotoms persisted
Doctor :   What do you mean when you said you had sexual contact?
User :   i mean my sexual organ touched female sexual organ but was no penatration
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Was there any oral sex?
User :   since this i keep getting bouts of viral like symptoms
User :   oral was perfomed by her but i did not perform any oral
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What is your query?
User :   my query is whats going on?
User :   im unwell ever since this experiance
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I dont see any relation between the sex and the flu illness. It could be due to an allergic reaction.
Doctor :   It could be coincidental.
Doctor :   What is the HIV status of your partner?
User :   well everytime my flu like symptoms flare up i have penile discharge?
User :   surely it must be related
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i have been tested for HIV and it was negative
Doctor :   Is the discharge foul smelling?
Doctor :   when did you get the HIV test done?
User :   had it done 4 months ago and then recently as they said to come bk after 3 months, both were negative
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   wouldnt say discharge is foul smelling no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any pus coming out of your penis?
User :   yeh
User :   white/tellow colour
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any burning while you are urinating?
User :   yes but only when discharge is present
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   There could be several causes for this, a mild urine infection can be present.
Doctor :   I suggest that you drink plenty of oral fluids as this flushes out the infection.
User :   it comes and goes on its own accord
Doctor :   I also suggest that if it doesnt reduce with fluids
Doctor :   then you should get a Complete Urine Examination done
Doctor :   that will determine whether there is any infection or not.
User :   is ther any std/herpes condition that makes you feel sick all the time and make you have bouts of viral symptoms?
Doctor :   Yes, but herpes doesnt cause respiratory infections.
Doctor :   I suggest that you get the test done.
User :   for herpes?
Doctor :   urine test
User :   so u think it cannot be herpes?
Doctor :   No.
User :   had numerous urine tests done, all they come up with is ther is lots of white blood cells in the urine
Doctor :   I suggest that you also get a Complete Blood Test done
User :   also had that done many a time
Doctor :   ok
User :   seen a haematologist
Doctor :   I suggest that you avoid cold weather, pollution and dust
User :   y?
Doctor :   for your flu attacks.
User :   i dont have a respiratory problems
User :   no cough
Doctor :   throat symptoms are also respiratory symptoms.
User :   ah right
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   eat plenty of citrus fruits.
User :   but i need to know is causing the throat and sickness?
User :   thraot is constantly inflamed
Doctor :   Have you gotten your Tonsils checked by an ENT surgeon?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   I suggest that you get your tonsils checked with an ENT surgeon as tonsillitis can also cause this picture.
User :   not tonsilitus or glandular fever
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   do not smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol socially/no drugs/no betel nut chewing
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any burning sensation in the stomach?
User :   not really just hurts from time to time and genrally feel sick to stomach
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any reflux of sour liquid into your throat?
User :   i get alot of phlegm in bk of throat, which is worse in the morning
User :   and alot of belching
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have red ness in the throat with white spots on it
Doctor :   and do you have fever?
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes
Doctor :   answer the above
Doctor :   que
User :   sometimes have white spots wen throat is sore and red yes
User :   and i do have fever yes
Doctor :   Do you have cold
Doctor :   and no cough?
User :   no cough
Doctor :   Can you feel enlarged glands in the neck
User :   yeh could say its cold type stuff
User :   no cant feel enlarged glands at present
Doctor :   Ok xxxxxx, with the history you say
Doctor :   the most probable cause could be a viral infection
Doctor :   which attacks repeatedly
Doctor :   but i cannot rule out the streptococcal bacteria
Doctor :   too
Doctor :   So yu have to get the rapid strep antigen test dne
Doctor :   to determine if it is cause of the rptd sore throat
Doctor :   and now for the symptomatic treatment
User :   i have been tested for strep
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   what it the result
User :   negative
Doctor :   good then
Doctor :   it couldbe viral
Doctor :   then
Doctor :   or because of the refluxes that you may get
Doctor :   from the stomach into the throat
Doctor :   Ok
User :   how can i treat a recurring viral infection then?
Doctor :   viral infections are to be symptomatic treate
Doctor :   warm water gargles with pinch of salt in it
Doctor :   sucking popsicles
Doctor :   tylenol or aspirin for the pain
Doctor :   etc
User :   so no actual cure just stuff to help when have symptoms?
Doctor :   One cannot prevent the viral infection in the throat
User :   why?
User :   somehting must cause it
Doctor :   Most sore throats go away on their own in about a week. Only a small percentage may require medical care.
User :   4 months ive had this throat for now
Doctor :   The single best way to prevent illness is also one of the simplest: hand washing.
Doctor :   You moved away
Doctor :   bye
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