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Sore throat, fatigue and lump in the groin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i discovered a tender lump on my groin 2 days ago, i now have a slight sore throat and feel tired. what could it be?
Doctor :   Hi..
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May I know your age and gender?
User :   i am a male 29 years of age
Doctor :   Approximately how big is the lump?
User :   it approx the size of an almond
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Do you have fever?
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Do you have cough, vomiting, diarrhea?
User :   no not really, although last nite i was quite hot at 1 point and a bit sweaty
User :   no, no diarrhhea or cough vomitting
Doctor :   Do you have burning sensation while passing urine?
User :   no, that is fine
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Is it a single lump or do you have multiple lumps?
User :   no just a single limp
User :   @lumpo
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Do you have any problem with your legs and feet?
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes, hypertension?
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Do you smoke?
User :   i have a kind of fungal infiection on my toe nalil on my left foot, but its not major. i do not have diabetes or hypertension. I do smoke ocassionally, approx 15 cigs a week
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User :   the lump is on the right side of my groin
Doctor :  
Let me explain it to you.
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You may be having minor infection.
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And the lump what you have noticed probably be a lymphnode.
User :   could it be a sympton of an STD?
Doctor :   The way you describe your symptoms, it probably looks like viral in nature.
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Are you sexually active?
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Do you have itching, white discharge or warts in the genitalia?
User :   the only worry i have is a occurance in Aug 2009, when a condom split during intercourse. no itching discharge or anything like that.
Doctor :  
Your symptoms are not specific of an STD.
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It could just be a viral infection.
Doctor :   It must be alright in a few days.
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Take plenty of oral fluids.
User :   do you recommend i see my GP?
Doctor :  
Good regular meals is essential.
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If the symptoms do not reduce in a 2 or 3 days, you may see a GP for examination.
User :   what is a lymphnode?
Doctor :   Lymphnode is an organ, that functions as part of body immunity.
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It has a role in body infection.
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It enlarges when ever there is an infection
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Only when it is enlarged, they are visible.
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The rest of the time they are hardly noticed.
User :   its not really visible, more swollen and a little painful
Doctor :   SInce you give history of condom breakage, it would be better, if you can check your HIV status too.
Doctor :   I mean, only when the lymphnode is swollen, then only these are noticed.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   is HIV something i should m=now be comcerned about?
User :   even though the incidence was over 5 months ago?
Doctor :  
Your symptoms are not very specific of HIV, but since you may have a lymphnode swelling and history of risk exposure(condom breakage) it would be better to check for it too.
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Yes even though it has been over 5 months.
User :   ok thank you for your help
Doctor :  
Alternatively, you can get this checked after consulting your GP too.
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Do you have any other query?
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Are you there?
User :   no, that is all thank you.
Doctor :  
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