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Pimple below belly button, history of unsafe sexual activity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a pimple about 3 inches below my belly button. At first I saw it with an ingrown hair the big one, but now I saw a smaller one right next to it. Help do you think it is herpes?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   what other symptoms do you have?
User :   Just the the big pimple under my belly button and the small next to the big one.
User :   But that is it
User :   I had sex with a prostitute the other day.
Doctor :   when did the unprotected intercourse happen?
User :   None at all.
User :   I always use a comdon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any other symptoms that you are having?
User :   I have had plenty a sex with a few of them
User :   but I have always used a comdon
Doctor :   is there discomfort while erection or ejaculation?
User :   No
User :   I kissed her lip to lip, but we did not exchange saliva.
Doctor :   is there pimple on or near your genitals?
User :   and she usually does not kiss customers.
User :   No there is not.
User :   I got one a few months ago
Doctor :   the probability of herpes cannot be ruled out, and should be tested
Doctor :   by doing a serological test for herpes
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   it is a blood test to confirm or rule out herpes infection
User :   How much does it cost?
Doctor :   it should be between 45-60 $
User :   I got one 5 months ago and I took it to a doctor, but I never saw a doctor for the reason that his assistant said it was an ingrown hair.
Doctor :   could you describe the pimple in detail to me?
User :   is it okay if I send you a picture?
User :   it is only going to take five minutes
Doctor :   yes sure, you can send me at YYYY@YYYY
User :   one moment
User :   almost done
Doctor :   have you sent it?
Doctor :   please tel when you have sent the picture to the e-mail ID specified
User :   almost
User :   sorry doctor
User :   did you get it
User :   the subject is vince.
Doctor :   i have stil not got it
Doctor :   let me check again
User :   i think it is loading.
User :   let me send it in another email
Doctor :   sure you can try to send it again
User :   hold on
User :   can i text it somewhere?
Doctor :   in the meantime, you can describe the pimple here
Doctor :   untill we get your picture that you have send
User :   it islike a regular pimple
Doctor :   it is taking a long time to load
User :   red around the edges
Doctor :   ok
User :   that is no really discriptive
Doctor :   is the local temperature around it increased compared to surrounding skin?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   sorry
User :   dont go away
Doctor :   yes, I am here to help you. please proceed
User :   let me find away of sending it to you.
User :   do you have a webcam
Doctor :   no, I am sorry, We do not have facility of video chat at present.
User :   hold on
Doctor :   sure, do not worry I will be here.
Doctor :   I just got your picture.
Doctor :   it does appear as a ingrown hair, more so like a furuncle.
User :   bingo
User :   give me a few seconds.
Doctor :   do you have history of diabetes in your family?
Doctor :   please provide your age, details of past medical history if any, height , weight and location
User :   I do not think so.
User :   I am 21. I have been healthy all my life, I am 5'5, weight is about 150 and have lived in
Doctor :   ok
User :   Okay you should have gotten the email.
User :   it is titled vince.
Doctor :   i would recommend you a sugar check up, as there is recurrent problem of ingrown hair
User :   keep going
User :   I dont have herpes.
Doctor :   i got your mail with title 'no subject'
User :   sorry
Doctor :   i stil did not get your mail titled 'vince'
User :   My email is YYYY@YYYY
User :   your email is YYYY@YYYY
User :   right doctor?
Doctor :   yes, very much
User :   Have you gotten any?
Doctor :   I got your other mail too, the pictures in that too suggest probable furuncle
Doctor :   which would require dressing with antibiotic and if you do develop fever or other symptoms
Doctor :   then treatment with oral antibiotics would be required
User :   So I am healthy?
Doctor :   along with the a blood work-up for complete blood counts and sugars check up
Doctor :   in fasting and post prandial status
Doctor :   if the test results come back normal, then yes, we can say you are healthy
Doctor :   and you wil need to follow skin hygiene with avoiding sweat accumulation
User :   I sweat alot.
Doctor :   and constant wetness in the pimple prone areas
User :   I exercise alot.
User :   what about the herpes test?
Doctor :   and use a medicated soap to take bath, especilally after each work out
User :   like what
Doctor :   it is unlikely as herpes, as you have been following safe sex measures
User :   Is it more dangerous to have sex witha prostitute than a girl I meet at a club?
Doctor :   soaps containing Tetmosol, ketoconazole, or a herbal soap
User :   okay
User :   What is she is always protecting herself.
Doctor :   both wil have similar risk factors as a prostitute would have multiple partners, and the unknown girl, you would not be sure of her partner status
Doctor :   still the probability of transmission of STDs from such high risk groups cannot be ruled out
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   that is what I am trying to review
User :   So you would say my sugar is low?
Doctor :   no, rather i would suspect it to be higher than normal
User :   okay
Doctor :   to have recurrent furuncles
User :   is that a good thing?
User :   I mean a bad?
Doctor :   yes, uncontrolled sugar levels will indicate diabetes
Doctor :   and other related problems
User :   My cousin has diabetes.
User :   My mom does not
Doctor :   like easy infection rates and especially skin infections
User :   and his mom does
Doctor :   given the history that you sweat a lot
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is he related to you?
User :   My uncles wife.
User :   my mom brothers wife.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then it may not be related, but however checking the sugar status once would help
User :   Ido get pimples in my back though and sometime on my chest.
Doctor :   as sometimes diabetes can occur also due to sedentary lifestyle
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is that?
Doctor :   are these pimples similar to the one you sent the picture to me?
User :   when I was born I came out witha pimple on my arm.
User :   I had to get surgery when I came out.
User :   on my shoulder.
User :   I cannot tell since they are to small.
User :   but they hurt the same.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i recommend you to go ahead with the tests sugested
Doctor :   you can get back to me with your results
Doctor :   and send me a copy of them at the same e-mail ID while you come for live discussion
User :   okay.
Doctor :   and address the mail to my name
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thank you.
User :   doctor AAAAAAA
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