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Treatment for recurrent syphilis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Hi AAAAAAA
User :   my name is
Doctor :   Please proceed with your health query
User :   and i am from
User :   well i really dont know that what is wrong
User :   when i came here in 2 years back
User :   they checked my blood
User :   n told me that i have Syphilis
Doctor :   ok. please describe your symptoms in detail
User :   and suggested me total 5 shots of penicilin
User :   i have taken all the 5 shots as prescribed
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last shot given?
User :   and its been 14 months till now
User :   14 months back
Doctor :   what symptoms did you have at the time of diagnosis?
Doctor :   what symptoms do you have at present?
User :   i did not have any sympotms actually
User :   no symptoms
Doctor :   ok
User :   it was just regular blood test during work permit renewal
User :   last month in 11th july
User :   there was a blood donation campaign at my work
User :   and i gave blood
User :   as i thought my disease is over
Doctor :   ok
User :   last week from the blood bank they called meh and told me there is something wrong with my blood
User :   and sent me the report and suggested me to see any dermatologist
User :   when i got the report i found that everything is negative
User :   except
User :   Syphilis Total ( IgG , IgM )
User :   its Reactive
Doctor :   ok
User :   now am really scared doc
User :   my wife is pregnant
User :   its her 7th month
Doctor :   the test meant that the antibodies against syphilis that are formed in your body are still present
User :   and she was tested negative with it
User :   she doesnt have it
Doctor :   what is recommended now is to go ahead with a repeat test for both you and your wife
Doctor :   at birth, the baby should also be tested
User :   she just had her test last month
Doctor :   and if found positive, treatment should eb started
Doctor :   *be
User :   ok
User :   now what should i do
User :   i guess this thing has build up in my body
User :   even after taking 5 shots of penicilin its still there
User :   can u suggest me some medicine which i can try ?
User :   or is there any treatment for it
Doctor :   now, go ahead with a ELISA test for syphilis which is a newer test and with better acuracy
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the ELISA is positive, you will require treatment
Doctor :   if ELIA comes negative, then you need not worry about further treatment
Doctor :   *ELISA
User :   now
User :   in this reasult it says
User :   The following results were obtained by ELISA
User :   confirmation done by western blot
User :   that means they have already tested it
Doctor :   ok. so western blot was already done or does t have to be done?
User :   it says
Doctor :   do you have the report of western blot?
User :   Confirmation done by western blot
User :   no i dont have that report
Doctor :   ELISA was done for syphilis or some other infection?
User :   wait doc lemme type
User :   seems dey chekd meh for all disease
User :   lol
Doctor :   sure go ahead
User :   HIV 1/2Ab , HCV Ab , HBs Ag , HBc Ab , HBs Ab , HTLV Ab I/II : All these are Written (N)
User :   Only Syphilis Total ( IgG , IgM ) Shows : Reactive
Doctor :   ok. since it was a blood doation camp, they will test for all these for all the people who donate blood
Doctor :   *donation
User :   ya
User :   now what should be my next move
Doctor :   for your case, the Total ( IgG , IgM ) came as Reactive
Doctor :   so now your next move it to get this reconfirmed.
User :   i wanna get rid of this weird thing
Doctor :   by geting a repeat ELISA and western blot done
User :   ok
User :   fine
Doctor :   and consult a dermatologist or a specialist dealing with venereal diseases
User :   so i will contact any lab & will request them for the same
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   yes you can do this, but in case you require a prescripion, then you will need to meet your doctor for it
User :   is it possible to treat it wid medicine
Doctor :   get he tests repeated and get back to us
User :   hmm
User :   cause i really feel shy to approach a doc wid diz disease
Doctor :   you can also take second opinion from our panel specialists
Doctor :   after your test is over
User :   ok
User :   fine
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   visit this link to consult a dermatologist and venereologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the test comes positive/reactive again
User :   ok
Doctor :   then you will need to be put on treatment
Doctor :   so do not be shy and woried
User :   do u think its a very bad disease
Doctor :   it is better to be open and take treatment than live life long with the problem
User :   i mean it can kill me o smethng ?
Doctor :   if not adequately treated, it is very severe disease
Doctor :   so focus on treatment more than anything else
User :   ok fine
User :   i will follow
User :   but its curable right
Doctor :   the disease itself will not kill you, but the complications arising can kill you
Doctor :   so early treatment is o\important to prevent complications from apprearing
User :   i am 27 now
User :   when i was 15 i tested positive for this syphilis
Doctor :   in early stages it is curable. the more you delay, the more it becomes complicated
Doctor :   and difficult to treat
User :   and just before that i had apendix operation
User :   apendicitis
User :   my father is a doc
Doctor :   so at 15 years of age, did you take the treatment completely?
User :   yes
User :   he gave me the shots of penicilin
User :   and i was informed that it has been transmitted to me possibly from the OT o smethng
Doctor :   then if the relapse is happened now with our test coming positive, it could mean that you were having something called as 'latent syphilis'
User :   i really got no clue
User :   but i neva had any complications o any thing
Doctor :   yes, possibility is there that you got it during the operation
Doctor :   latent syphilis wil not make you have obvious symptoms and complications
Doctor :   go ahead with the recommendations as sugessted
Doctor :   to get it reconfirmed
User :   fine Doc
User :   how can i communicate with u again
Doctor :   and then proceed further wth treatment based on the investigation results
User :   awryt
Doctor :   you can come for live chat and ask for me.
User :   fine i will do that
User :   is there any option of calling instead of live chat
Doctor :   or go ahead with specialist second opinion if you wish
Doctor :   there is one more service "get a call from doctor" where you can request a doctor to call you up to solve your query
Doctor :   but it will not be a specialist caling you
User :   ok
User :   fine
Doctor :   you have option to talk to specialist over phone
Doctor :   in the same second opinion service
User :   so will see a doc here in uae
User :   n den will get d test done den i will get bak to u
User :   thnx
Doctor :   where after getting the request, and your reports, specialist calls you up.
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ummm i dont have any other health problems actually
User :   i am healthy n having a very kool life
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now. do not worry, be positive and focus on the required treatment.
User :   i never thought of this disease
User :   its bugging meh
Doctor :   i can understand what you are going through with this sudden results
Doctor :   do not worry, things will be fine, once accurate results are there
User :   okey doc
Doctor :   treatment can be focussed
User :   will talk to u soon
User :   bye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now
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