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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   the area between my anus and testicles is swollen and bleeding
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   hi
User :   35
Doctor :   since when you noticed it ?
Doctor :   and how much blood is coming?
User :   not alot of blood about 2 days ago
User :   6 days ago i started taking 15mg a day of meloxicam but i discontinued this morning
Doctor :   is the skin broken ?
Doctor :   is it painful ?
User :   yes painfull i am asuming so blood and clear liquid coming from some where
Doctor :   do you have any other medical conditions ?
User :   i sprained my hip about 10 days ago but other than that nothing
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   and have you been applying anything on that area where its bleeding ?
User :   some hemorrhoid cream yesterday after a shower
Doctor :   ok well thats fine
Doctor :   but it also needs to be physically examined by a physician
Doctor :   and i recommend that you get it done
Doctor :   dont touch it as you might infect it
Doctor :   take a pad of clean sterilized cotton
Doctor :   and place it to avoid friction
User :   would you make an educated guess on what it might be?
User :   also I am out of town on buisness and wont be returning home for 6 more days ....can the doctors visit wait?
Doctor :   it does sounds like a skin infection very common in that area because of the flexure of the skin makes it moist and prone to infection
Doctor :   no i think you should get your self examined first
Doctor :   you should not wait 6 days
Doctor :   a walk in clinic will be ok
Doctor :   you would be given a antifungal cream
User :   Could I try the antifungull on my own? I would have to go to an ER due to my work schedule
Doctor :   ok you can try it
Doctor :   but give it 2 days time
Doctor :   if the symptom dont improve you need to get it examines
Doctor :   examined**
User :   how long do I need to be off of the meloxicam before I can take an over the counter pain med?
User :   I only took it for 5 days
Doctor :   you can take the medication and apply the cream
Doctor :   there is no interaction
User :   the pharmacist said not to take aleve or tylenol or advil on the meloxicam?
Doctor :   i thought you were talking about the anti fungal cream
Doctor :   yes you should stop meloxical for a week
User :   we are talking about the arthritus drug I was giving when I sprained my hip right
Doctor :   give it a week time
Doctor :   how is the pain now in your hip?
User :   good
Doctor :   ok well as i have told you its important you need to first see that infection
User :   i have some swelling there also, is the skin infection the cause of that?
Doctor :   yes its a inflammatory response
User :   ok well thank for the advie Doc
User :   advice
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
Doctor :   happy holidays
User :   merry christmas
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