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Pain in the right knee, ARS suspicion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I developed Knee pain on my right Knee 3 weeks after a low-risk sexual activity with another man. Is this related to ARS symptoms or not related at all? I did go hiking with some friends and I thought this could possibly be from that but the knee pain didn't start until 1 week after my hiking trip.
The knee is worst after waking up then it gets better through out the day but is still present. I'm 25 years old male.
The knee pain has been on and off for two weeks.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
Doctor :   The initial symptoms of ARS are more of any viral infections such as fever, generalised body ache, reduced appetite, presence of enlarged lymphnode.
Doctor :   And not an isolated knee joint pain.
Doctor :   Your symptoms are probably unrelated to ARS.
User :   Thank you doctor, I'm not sure what to do with it. any suggestions?
Doctor :   Can I know get more details on your symptoms?
Doctor :   Do you have redness over the affected joint?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Do you have redness over the affected joint?
User :   no redness. my knee tend to pop and click when i stretch and unstretch
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you notice swelling over the affected joint?
User :   There is no swelling. The pain seems to be from the bone itself. doesnt feel like the muscle
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulties while walking?
User :   It's hard to walk unless I take some sort of pain medication then im back to normal
Doctor :   You said these symptoms are on and off - Is there any factors that are aggravating these symptoms?
User :   Mostly 95% of the time after I wake up
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   For how long do these symptoms persisting?
User :   All day
Doctor :   Do you also have stiffness of the joint?
User :   It feels a bit stiff
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
Doctor :   Do you have similar symptoms in any other joints?
User :   Never happened before. After my right knee started to hurt It went away on its own 2 days later then my left knee started to hurt but that only lasted for a day. Then the pain on my right knee came back again. This all happened after my hiking trip. Exactly 1 week after
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabletes/hypertension?
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries.
User :   No. im perfectly healthy. Iam a smoker
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   May I know when did you have the sexual encounter? and was safety precautions taken?
Doctor :   * I meant, when was the sexual encouter with that man you mentioned?
Doctor :   What is your height, weight and occupation?
User :   It happened in early April. There was a slight slip where I inserted "he was the receiver" for about 5 seconds. It happened twice
User :   the rest was oral sex
User :   5'11, 155lbs and i work as an Labyrinthitis
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   SInce I have not examined your knee, I cannot pinpoint the exact causes that may be responsible for the pain, however, based on the history,
Doctor :   you would need evaluation to rule out the possible chances of arthritis.
Doctor :   Evaluation would include physical examination, X ray of the affected joint, a complete blood counts, ESR and other blood markers may be necessary.
Doctor :   Based on these findings the probable cause may be identified.
Doctor :   In the mean time, you would have to continue with bed rest and rest to the affected joint, antiinflammatory analgesics, hot water fomentations.
Doctor :   Avoid unnecessary movements such as during walking when in severe pain, you would be aggravating the symptoms other wise.
Doctor :   Haver you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Thank you doctor. I will take this advice. I will also take the hiv rapid test at 3 months just incase. For a little peace of mind. A singular joint pain is not related for early hiv symptom?
Doctor :   You should also consider proper stress and anxiety management along, and I do agree that to be on a safer side, it is better that you consider taking the HIV tests too.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   Just one query please. like I asked before. a joint pain alone is not related to ars symptoms? I dont seem to understand that concept.
Doctor :   and in the absence of other prodromol symptoms as explained earlier, the chance that it is due to ARS is unlikely.
User :   Ok. Thank you doctor for you help
Doctor :   Please do fill the feedback form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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