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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   Hi
User :   How can I help you?
User :   hi sir your name pls
User :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   sir actually it is regarding slight swelling in my groin area.i noticed it 6 days back
User :   Ok
User :   the swelling has reduced not increased and there is no pain.want to know if it some disease
User :   Can you describe the size of the swelling?
User :   if i compare it with both sides it is not much but if u see it from near you can see slight bulging
User :   Do you mean that there is swelling on both sides of the groin?
User :   no only on left side i said if i compare both ends
User :   Ok
User :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   35 and male
User :   is it some std or infection although i dont have any problem in urination or any leason on gentic area
User :   Does the bulging increase when you cough?
User :   no
User :   Ok
User :   Is it a single lesion or do you find multiple pea like lumps?
User :   i dont have any of them sir
User :   Ok
User :   Do you have similar lumps else where in your body?
User :   no sir
User :   Do you have history of long standing cough, constipation, diabetes, high blood pressure?
User :   no sir
User :   Did you suffer from fever recently?
User :   no sir
User :   Do you involve in stenous physical activity such as weight lifting, abdominal exercises at gym?
User :   yes sir i did it for 2 months and left but it was more of treadmail and then little of weight
User :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   no sir
User :   Ok
User :   Let me explain to you.
User :   sir is it some STD.
User :   From your description of symptoms, I can think of 2 possible causes that could have caused this swelling.
User :   They are
User :   1. Inguinal hernia
User :   2. Inguinal lymphnode swelling.
User :   In the absence of urinary complaints, urethral discharge, sore on the penis, rashes or ulceration on the penis, it is unlikely that your symptom is related to an infection.
User :   Out of these 2 possible condition, hernia is more probably cause as you had involved in gyming and strenous physical activity.
User :   Since you report that the swelling is reducing in size;
User :   since the swelling is insignificant in size and you also report that the swelling has come down
User :   sir one incident has happened that is why i asked u.I treid anal sex with a women around 46 days ago.I inserted with condom you can say half tip of my penis got inside and condom broke and stool touch my penis.It was inside for 3-4 seconds.I removed immediately and washed with soap.
User :   I do not find any reasons to worry.
User :   is there any possibility of std in my case
User :   The current symptom is not an indication of STD.
User :   i did urine test 4 times after that sir all times it was found ok.
User :   The chance of STD is proportion to duration of contact, the amount of area exposed, presence of raw wounds/blood stains (not stools).
User :   Since the exposed time was a brief one, and you were exposed to stools alone,
User :   I would say that your chances getting an std infection is very unlikely.
User :   i dont have any wounds on penis that i got checked with doctor and there was no blood contact.
User :   I suggest you not to worry about this problem.
User :   Based on your description, it is likely that your symptoms are normal.
User :   sir am i normal and there is no need to worry about std.
User :   Yes, you are normal.
User :   There is no reasons to worry now.
User :   sir how will this swelling go off.
User :   If at all there is a problem, it is probably a inguinal hernia or an enlarged lymphnode.
User :   Most often both these condition resolve spontaneously with rest.
User :   sir actually i went to one homepathic doctor who is nearby to my home.He said he will teach me yoga and then it will go off.
User :   Avoid any strenous physical activity such as lifting weight, abdominal exercises.
User :   Straining due to constipation and recurrent cough can increase the swelling.
User :   So if you have develop such symptoms, you need to see a doctor for their treatment.
User :   Watch out for the progress of swelling.
User :   as this swelling is not painful but i can observe it is connected to a vain which goes down to leg and upper part.sometimes i feel some stiffness.is it ok
User :   If you develop increase in the swelling, pain or problems with passing stool.
User :   If you find multiple swellings in the body,
User :   then you need to consult your doctor for physical examination.
User :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes sir i have but i want to reconform that it is not std...
User :   The possibility that your symptom is due to an STD is unlikely.
User :   So I do not suggest you to worry about it.
User :   You can get few blood test such as HIV ELISA test, HSV antibody tests and HbsAg if you wish to see your proof of it.
User :   are they required sir.
User :   Other physical symptoms of STD that you need to watch out are burning sensation while passing urine, discharge from urethra, soreness on the penis, redness rashes on the penis and so on.
User :   These are the symptoms of STD.
User :   You will need the other STD tests if such symptoms occur.
User :   sir already 46 days have gone do you feel that other stds can show symptoms.
User :   The chances of these symptoms occuriing now is most unlikely.
User :   However getting the test done is the only way to get over the ansiety.
User :   I do not recommend these test to you.
User :   However since you are anxious of getting the STD, getting these test will be worth.
User :   sir how much are chances out of 100% just for satisfaction.
User :   A negative report on the test will help you in getting over your anxiety.
User :   The chance that you will get the infection now is less than 5%.
User :   According to my experience, the chance of getting the infection is less than a percent.
User :   Have you followed what i have suggested?
User :   Do you have any other query?
User :   actually i wanted to tell u one thing when the incident happened..Next day in evening i got pain in penis and sperm passed out from it....it was second day.after that i did urine test which showed pus cells 2-4 and epth cells 2-4 which got cleared after 3 days .
User :   My opinions do not change now.
User :   Since you do not report of any redness, rashes, soreness, discharge, it is unlikely that you have an STD.
User :   i wanted to tell u because next time when we chat u should be knowing everything sir.
User :   Get those test done, if you are anxious of STD's
User :   Please confirm your phone number.
User :   sorry sir
User :   If the chat discontinues, please relogin
User :   again.
User :   yes sir sure i will
User :   sir i was saying penile discharge.how do a person know about it.although i check mine after every 30 minutes even in night,early morning etc.
Doctor :   hi
User :   HI SIR
User :   HELLO SIR
Doctor :   Do you have yellow penile discharge?
Doctor :   Do you have any rash on head of penis ?
User :   NO SIR
User :   NO SIR
Doctor :   Do you have any burning pain when you urinate ?
User :   NO SIR
Doctor :   By symptoms, you have no STD
Doctor :   To confirm the diagnosis of swelling , I will recommend you consult General Surgeon and get examined and get his opinion
Doctor :   Hope we answered your questions?
User :   SIR MY QUERY ABOUT PENILE DISCHARGE.HOW WILL A PERSON KNOW THAT IS IT PAINFUL OR IT IS STICKY AND CREATES MARKS ON UNDERGARMENTS.
Doctor :   HOW WILL A PERSON KNOW THAT IS IT PAINFUL ?
Doctor :   ANs: discharge is there and pain is there in penis
User :   SORRY FOR TYPING MISTAKE
Doctor :   IT IS STICKY AND CREATES MARKS ON UNDERGARMENTS???
Doctor :   if it is sticky it semen
Doctor :   I want to make it clear
Doctor :   Do you got it ?
Doctor :   Sticky discharge in night or early morning is normal and it semen
Doctor :   Painful discharge is usually yellow and is due to infection
Doctor :   Do you follow this or not?
User :   NO I DONT HAVE ANY BURNING SENSATION OR PAIN IN PENUS.I CHECK MY PENIS REGULARILY THERE IS NO DISCHARGE.
Doctor :   I am Asking Do you understand \
Doctor :   What is discharge and what is pain which u asked me .
User :   YES SIR I DID U SAID PENILE DISCHARGE IS YELLOW AND IS WITH PAIN.SO I CAN NOTICE IF IT HAPPENS.
Doctor :   Read what I typed again
Doctor :   if the discharge is yellow and painful it is infection
Doctor :   Do you follow this?
Doctor :   Please say Y/N
User :   Y SIR
Doctor :   Good
User :   IS THE PENILE DISCHRGE WITH URINE OR IT HAPPENS OTHERWISE.
Doctor :   if the discharge is sticky may be in night ,day, early morning , it is semen.
Doctor :   Do you understand this ?
Doctor :   Please say Y/N?
User :   YES SIR
Doctor :   so whcih one you have ?
Doctor :   both, one
Doctor :   neother
Doctor :   *neither
User :   I ONLY HAVE SEMEN AFTER SEX.OTHERWISE WHEN EXCITED I GET STICKY OTHERWISE NOTHING
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   That is normal
User :   SIR HAVE U FOLLOWED
Doctor :   Do you have any other Questions?
User :   SIR ONE THING WHEN I URINATE AFTER SOME TIME WHEN I COME TO MY SEAT I CAN SEE SOME URINE DROPS ON MY PANTS.IS IT NORMAL.
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   I can give some tips to avoid that
User :   ONE MORE THING SOMETIMES WHEN I URINATE ALTHOUGH FLOW IS GOOD NO PAIN BUT I CAN SEE MY URINE FLOATS ON WATER. I MEAN IT LOOKS LIKE OILY
User :   IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES
Doctor :   after you urinate completely, just constrict your anal muscles , just hold urine after urinate for 1 min
Doctor :   this will strengthen bladder sphincter and stops urine
Doctor :   Get the urine analysis and consult general physican
Doctor :   also get CBC Blood sugar, creatinine and
Doctor :   And PSA
Doctor :   Get these labs and consult general physicina
User :   I ASKED ONE DOCTOR ABOUT IT HE SAID IT DEPENDS ON DIET WHAT U HAD ON THAT DAY.
Doctor :   *physician
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   If the urine test is normal you do not need to worry
User :   YES I ASKED DOCTOR ABOUT IT
Doctor :   tests will show disease
Doctor :   depend on tests
User :   SIR WHAT IS PSA
Doctor :   This is for prostate
User :   MY PROSTATE IS NORMAL.I GOT MY ULTRASOUND DONE 2 MONTHS BACK EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL.MY BLOOD SUGAR IS NORMAL I CHEKED YESTERDAY.MY BP IS ALSO NORMAL
Doctor :   Can you type in small letters
User :   sorry sir
Doctor :   Window is small
Doctor :   just a request
User :   what sir
Doctor :   Ok labs are good
Doctor :   you are normal
Doctor :   What can I do now
Doctor :   there are so many questions I am lost
Doctor :   Which one is imp / Which one is bothering u more
Doctor :   swelling/urine
User :   std including hiv and swelling...are u saying i should not worry.just last time i am asking you.
Doctor :   Urine is normal
Doctor :   tests are normal
Doctor :   do not worry abt these
Doctor :   focus on what is the real problem
Doctor :   Can wait 1 min
User :   your answer is not clear sir
User :   i am sorry for being understanding lately.....it is anxiety othwise i am intelligent.
Doctor :   I want to know what is bothering you?
Doctor :   WHat is your real problem?
User :   fear.
Doctor :   Why?
User :   because of that incident which happened 46 days ago.
Doctor :   What incdent
User :   condom break
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   So you have fear of having STD
User :   yes sir
Doctor :   Get PCR -HIV RNA
Doctor :   Get Hep B s antigen and antibody
Doctor :   Hep C antibody
Doctor :   VDRL test for syphilis
Doctor :   And then consult doctor
Doctor :   This will take away your fear
Doctor :   Do you follow me
User :   yes sir.but are u confident that i will test negative
Doctor :   I am not God
Doctor :   Get the tests done and chat later
Doctor :   ok
User :   no i said the possibility sir
Doctor :   When condom broke, chances of infections are there if the partner has some diseases , right?
User :   right
Doctor :   So based on that reason possibility is there
Doctor :   so get the tests and clear your mind
Doctor :   if the tests are negative you can be relaxed
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
User :   sure sir will do them
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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