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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
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Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
User :   Hi I got mono in late july and just recently got over the symptoms, while i was at my worst and rarely left bed i developed a dime sized sore on my inner thigh, it was weird like a dry sore but they skin peeled on it, since then i've noticed handfuls of squigly red streaks on either sides my inner thighs
User :   im really worries about the latter issue
User :   worried*
Doctor :  
relax
Doctor :  
nothing to worry
Doctor :  
mono??
User :   what do you think it is
User :   im done with the mono i think, i dont find out until friday
User :   im worried about the red steaks developing
Doctor :   i wanna know about the history...then i can comment
User :   ok
Doctor :  
i am done with mono what does that mean??
Doctor :  
what is mono??
User :   mononucleosis (sp)
Doctor :  
okk
Doctor :  
from when u have mononucleosis??
User :   late july until about now
Doctor :   what were ur symptoms??
User :   for the mono at this point nothing
Doctor :  
not now in july??
Doctor :  
did u have swollen lymph nodes in neck??
User :   the lymph node in my right side of my neck was huge yes
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what happend to that later??i is it till there??
User :   my spleen swelled up so bad that i couldn't eat much because it wouldn't allow room for my stomach to stretch
Doctor :  
ook
User :   it went away but is mildly comming back
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
splenomegaly is reduced now??
User :   i dont know for sure, i still feel unnecessary pain in it from time to time, i'm getting it checked out friday
Doctor :   massive splenomegaly is dangerous as it may lead to rupture of spleen
User :   ya it sucks I've already missed 4 weeks of football
Doctor :   chill first health..and then evrything else
Doctor :   coming too the rash ...About 5% of patients have a splotchy red rash over the body, which has a similar appearance to the rash of measles.

User :   could you link me to a picture of that so i could see if its similar to what im seeing
Doctor :   when u still have splenomegaly/lump in the neck..how do u consider urself to be totally cured from mono??
User :   because i live in iowa and this time of year the corn and beans release pollen everywhere so about half the state feels some sort of symptoms
User :   it was gone for about a week while i was also experiencing no fatigue, no head aches, and no sore throat
Doctor :  
ur symptoms are reduced and still u have some symptoms
Doctor :  
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/haRDIN/MD/pictures22/dent/mononucleosis166.jpg
User :   when do i know when its fully gone
Doctor :   u can check this link
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for images
User :   what im experiencing is totally different, that sore looked like an open sore from like a spider bite or something, but it was dry and only the top layer of skin peeled and the sore was somewhere between a dime and a nickel in size, the red squigly lines range in 1 inch to 2 inches long and are a fraction of an inch wide
Doctor :  
are u on antibiotic??
User :   nope
Doctor :   how many are there??
Doctor :  
http://www.dentistry.leeds.ac.uk/oralpath/viruses/viral%20infections/340%20images/other%20viral%20images/infectious%20mononucleosis.jpg
Doctor :   u check even this image also
User :   theres probably 2 dozen on each leg, and most of them are actually an inch long
Doctor :  
ok
User :   no thats not it either
Doctor :  
then it is not rash u must be having swelling
User :   nothing is swollen around there at all
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it starts just to either side of my testicles, its not on my scrotum at all, but then it spreads to my hamstring around just below my glutes
Doctor :   what medicines are u given??
User :   all i got for my mono was a concoction a local doctor gives to all mono patients, it was a liquid i gargled then spit out, it consisted of an anesthetic to numb my throat, a steroid to decrease redness, then there was somethin else but i forget what
User :   no pills or anything though
Doctor :  
is there any itching sensation??
Doctor :  
on the rash
User :   no it really isn't irritating at all
User :   it was when that sore was at its peak but just slightly irritating
Doctor :  
in mono there will be rashes...
Doctor :   ur rashes may be related to mono
User :   its really not a rash though
User :   its unlike anything i've ever seen
Doctor :   ok
User :   it's difficult to explain thuroughly as you can tell
Doctor :  
any other symptoms??
Doctor :   wehn did u have sexual intercourse last time??
User :   just the red lines but they're length is increasing rapidly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
wehn did u have sexual intercourse last time??
Doctor :   when*
User :   mono was quite a cock block so mid july
Doctor :  
thats good
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cos u should not have sex untill u are cleared of mono
Doctor :  
u may spread that to others
User :   ya i'm pretty sure i got it from a makeout contest
User :   because 1 other guy there got it as well
Doctor :   from past 5 days ur rash has slowly increased??

User :   definitely
Doctor :  
http://www.yakovbogatin.com/rash2.jpg
Doctor :   u check out this pic
Doctor :  
u there??
User :   ya thats it for sure
Doctor :  
ur rash is similar to this??
User :   identical other than the location
User :   that looks more intense than mine but same deal
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
got it
Doctor :   it is just a rash nothing to worry
User :   what can i do to prevent it from getting as severe as that poor guy had it
Doctor :   it should reduce once ur mono is reduced
Doctor :  
or else it is an allergic reaction to the drugs u are taking
User :   i quit using that stuff about 3 weeks ago when my throat became less sore and i never actually ingested it
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then it is the manifestation of mono
User :   sweet
Doctor :  
it is self limiting it should reduce on itself
User :   given all the details of my situation when would you estimate i might finally be done with this marathon of an illness
Doctor :  
it depends upon the immunity power of the individuals
Doctor :  
u know some people dont have aby symptoms even after getting mono cas they have strong immunity against this infection
Doctor :  
to say 90 percent doesnt have any symptom but they transmit it to others
User :   i was only ill to the point that i couldn't get out of bed for 3 days though, most of those people are either hospitalized or are very ill for a long period of time though right???
Doctor :  
this implies that ur immunity is not enough to fight with this EBV virus
Doctor :  
u said u have massive splenomegaly
User :   so then should i keep getting my blood tested until its gone before i get too close with any girls?
Doctor :  
nope 90 percent who get this infection are totally asymptomatic
User :   and ya it was pretty bad for 2 weeks or so
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   asymptomatic means silent carrires they dont have any problem but they have the virus in their saliva and transmitt to others when u kiss them
User :   does that ever go away or am i always gonna be a plague to women?
Doctor :   it again depends...if u take regular medicines then u are no harm to anyone
User :   when sort of medication should i take to ensure i dont infect anyone, and how long should i take them?
Doctor :   it take atleast 3 months for u to come out of this mono
User :   so should i not get close with a girl for that amount of time?
Doctor :  
The fever usually drops in 10 days, and swollen lymph glands and spleen heal in 4 weeks. Fatigue usually goes away within a few weeks, but may linger for 2 to 3 months.
Doctor :   Persons with mononucleosis may be contagious while they have symptoms and for up to a few months afterwards. How long someone with the disease is contagious varies. The virus can live for several hours outside the body. Avoid kissing or sharing utensils if you or someone close to you has mono.
User :   ya i definitely notice that its harder than normal for me to get out of bed in the morning and i often get extremely tired around 11am and 2 pm
Doctor :   u dnt have to worry about anything else except for splenomegaly
User :   im not gonna lie the spleen deal is really confusing to me, its like some days it hurts for something as simple as jogging and other times there will just be quick sharp pain in it
User :   but most of the time it doesnt bother me in gym class
Doctor :  
nope dnt go for any physical activity untill ur spleen is normal ..once it is ruptured then u are in danger
User :   would it it be obvious enough to me if i ruptured it so i could get to a hospital
Doctor :  
yes
User :   good deal
Doctor :  
it leads to massive bleeding in the abdomen
Doctor :  
u will feel that something is given away in ur boday ..after some times u will go into shock and collapse
User :   but as far as me being contagious goes is there a way to know for sure when the virus is weak enough to not be transmitted
User :   alright
Doctor :  
avoid exposing other people to ur body secretions because EBV remains viable in u with EBV infectious mononucleosis for months after the initial infection.
User :   but when will i know for sure down the road when im no longer likely to be contagious, like would a blood test show when the virus is too week to be dangerous to anyone else because i'll be honest the odds of me going another 3 months without at least kissing a girl aren't too good
Doctor :   i can understand
Doctor :  
after evry month go for blood check up ..if u are negative then u are free to kiss
User :   good deal
User :   well i guess while im subscribed i might as well ask one more question
Doctor :  
sure
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u can
User :   about 9 months ago i had sex with a girl who i knew was somewhat of a slut but i liked her enough that i didnt care, about 2 days later i get a small bump about an inch or so up from the base of my penis
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it remained there for about 8 months when it got larger along with another bump that started next to it but that one was smaller, the original one eventually got to about the size of a grain of corn so one morning in the shower i squeezed the thing cause i was sick of it being so tender and it popped like a weird seed zit or something, like a weird white thing the size of a sesame seed popped out of the top
Doctor :  
ok
User :   then it went completely away after a week but i want to know if this is something that could come back like herpes or something
Doctor :  
i cannot comment on this cos such bump will come not only in herpis infection but also in other infections like syphilis...
Doctor :  
so it requires detailed physical examination??
User :   does it sounds anything like another kind of sexually transmitted wart
User :   for the 8 months that it remained the same it was real small just a bump that looked kind of white
User :   mostly flesh colored but a hint of white or maybe transparency
Doctor :   not a wart.
Doctor :  
same bump will be there in many infections like ..herpes.,even EBV is also sexually transmitted ..syphilis,donovonosis...
Doctor :  
we can confirm it with some blood tests
User :   when i get a blood test friday can they also check for all that stuff?
Doctor :   but it is a costly affair ..atleast u rule out syphilis and hrpes
Doctor :  
herpes*
User :   good that wouldnt be too fun
User :   how much does something like that cost?
Doctor :   it depends upon the country and hospital
User :   in an average united states midwest hospital what would you estimate
Doctor :  
herpe and syphilis test may not cost much..
Doctor :  
i have no clue about that
User :   alright thats fine
User :   what sort of symptoms will herpes and syphilis show?
Doctor :   u will have one or multiple...bumps some times associated with swelling in the groin
Doctor :  
herpes will be more painfull when compared with syphilis
User :   how long can they remain dormant
Doctor :  
herpes may be life long
Doctor :  
once ur immunity i low because of fever or some other infection then it may come up again
User :   ic
User :   so if nothing came up while i had mono nothings probably gonna happen right? cause thats about as bad as your immune system can be knocked down isn't it
Doctor :   yes u are right
User :   good deal
User :   what were the other STDs did you say often had small bumps as symptoms
Doctor :   LYMPHOMA GRANULOMA VENOROUM
Doctor :  
leishmaniasis
User :   alright thanks i'll look into pictures of those sometime
Doctor :  
sure
User :   i really appreciate your help you've definitely relieved a lot of my worries i hope i didn't seem like too much of a hypochondriac
Doctor :   no ways thanx for ur comment
Doctor :  
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User :   no problem and woops
Doctor :  
it gives some encouragement for us to give more service to u
User :   i messed up the feedback part of that last one
User :   i got a box earlier though and i gave some feedback on that
Doctor :  
okk not a problem..u fill it again
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do u want me to send again
User :   do you think it might help you if our accounts had like our age weight height gender location and stuff like that on it so you knew some helpful details before we even say hello
Doctor :   we are working on it...now
User :   good deal thats what i suggested
User :   i stumbled across it on google just an hour or so ago
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it may take time but we will come up with better ideas to make service more efficient
User :   seems like a great site obvious it has helpful employees so theres no reason why it shouldnt thrive
Doctor :   thanx for the comments dude

User :   but advertising would be the best thing you could do
Doctor :  
BUT NEXT TIME HAVE SAFE SEX..
User :   no problem
Doctor :   sure
User :   iv never had sex without protection
Doctor :  
thats good
User :   im not sure how the whole deal happened it was weird
User :   oh well
User :   but its late i better get some sleep
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :  
ok bye goodnight
Doctor :  
u are welcome
User :   thanks have a good one
Doctor :  
bye
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