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Symptoms of swine flu with negative throat swab - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   i am 18 years old i have beed extremely tired. throat hurts, head hurts basicly whole body hurts bad cough
User :   i went to the doc and he said i have the flu
Doctor :  
User :   but he did a nose swab and the test came back negative but he said it was only right 60% of the time. should i go to a different doc because i dont really think its the flu
User :   ?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
throat swab is enough
Doctor :  
even normal flu also mimicks swine flu
Doctor :  
nothing to worry
User :   but the test came back negative saying i did not have the flu but hes saying its the flu
User :   so do i have the swine flu or the normal flu?
Doctor :   u are having normal flu
Doctor :  
thats it
User :   how do you know which one it is?
Doctor :   symptom wise both have same features
User :   so how do you know which one you have?
Doctor :  
as ur throat swab is negative u dont have swine flu

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