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Swelling in lymph nodes and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   How are you?
Doctor :   I am fin
Doctor :   Plz proceed with medical query
User :   I was wondering if abdominal pain is a symptom of syphilis
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   You will not have such symptoms
User :   Hi, About a month ago, I had intercourse with a girl i didn't know well. During part of intercourse, we didn't use protection (about 5 minutes). At about three weeks from the encounter, i noticed some minor swelling in my groin on the right side, more-so. Over the progression of the week, the swelling didn't change much, however, i began to have lower abdominal pains that were exacerbated by bloating (and relieved by passing gas). I have and continue to examine myself profusely for swollen lymph nodes in fear of having contracted HIV. However, i'm not sure how they would feel differently than regular lymph nodes. None of them are sensitive to the touch, but I can feel several in the inguinal and femoral region that are about pea size or so. I have also examined my neck and throat and I think I can feel a few, but once again, I don't know if that's normal. Would swollen nodes be bigger or more sensitive or should I not be able to feel them at all? Please advise. Thank you!
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me breif you
Doctor :   If you had unprotected sex
Doctor :   First get an HIV test done
Doctor :   Then go for screening STD
Doctor :   Do you have swellings any where else in the body
User :   i have had tests for other stds
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Were they negative
User :   yes
User :   havent been tested for syphillis or hiv
Doctor :   HIV ( elisa)?
Doctor :   Should get them tested too
Doctor :   Lymphnodes swelling is a sign of infection
Doctor :   And will require the remaining tests too
User :   ok...can syphilis also cause swelling in neck lymph nodes?
Doctor :   Any infection will cause
User :   i see. thank you
Doctor :   Dont have to panic just get tested for your benefit
Doctor :   It could also be some basic UTI
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Thanks for conslting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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