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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hI I am 38 years old
User :   male
User :   i had some symtomps
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   I have been feelinz dezzy since 2004 in and off but now I have been feeling more dezzy more often
Doctor :   ok,
User :   I did some research and I found out it coul be inner disease
User :   vertigo
Doctor :   yes, you are right
User :   I vertigo could be casue by nervious damage right?
User :   are you there?
Doctor :   more often it results from an inner ear infection which will affect the nerves which conduct the sensation from the inner ear
User :   well I think coulbe and HIV symtomp
Doctor :   no,
User :   no are you sure
User :   I thinks is a neurological condition related to HIV
Doctor :   Dizziness alone will not indicate HIV
User :   because HIV damdge the nervious system
Doctor :   no, In Hiv the chances of infections are high as the immunity will be dropped
User :   I this morning I have a funny feeling on my right arm and hand like numnbess
Doctor :   hence there are chances a HIV patient to present with inner ear infection
User :   and sometines when I touch something I feel like an electric shock
Doctor :   the numbness is a sign of nerve weakness
Doctor :   yes, the abnormal sensation is called paraesthesia
User :   I was exposed to a risky sexual beahvior in 1993 and 2002
Doctor :   ok,
User :   I have oral sex without a condom
Doctor :   ok,
User :   and in 2002 I have vaginal sex with out a condom
User :   but I don't know if the numbess on my arm and hand today is a result of anixious of whta I have benn reading
Doctor :   I do not think there is any relation of the present problem with the sexual life in the past
User :   I am sacre to go to the doctor
Doctor :   no, you have nothing to get scared
User :   well I have been reading the nervious system is damage by the HIv virus or AIDS in an advance stage of the disease
Doctor :   visit a neurologist he will examine your nervous system and sort out the cause for the nerve weakness you having
User :   but I have been eating well and I feel fine no vomit, no diarrehea or anything like that I havent loss any weigh
Doctor :   i that advance stage the person would have been very serious with many other infections
User :   but besides HIV what it could be
Doctor :   i doubt the anxiety, neural weakness be the cause
User :   well in 2004 I experiencied a weird short of breass it was king of critical but again went away and I never went to the doctor becuase
User :   and the weird sensation sometimes the eletrick shock whta it coul be
Doctor :   it is called paraesthesia and happens due to nerve weakness
User :   but waht it coul be
User :   if a have this diseasse
Doctor :   you need a detailed physical examination to know the exact cause of the nerve weakness
User :   but you think it will be HIV will be associated with other sytomps
User :   but what coulbe the cause
Doctor :   it could be due to lack of vitamins, any infections or compressions over the spinal cord
User :   like what type of infections
Doctor :   yes, HIV will be associated wit lot many other complainants
User :   like diarrea
Doctor :   any bacterial infections to the cord
Doctor :   no, diarrea do not affect spinal cord
User :   and how coula pick up that bacteria
Doctor :   first the site of affection ( spinal cord ) should be confirmed by a detailed nervous system examination
Doctor :   if confirmed that the problem lies in the cord a scan like MRI would be advised to study the cord in detail
User :   ok i almost forget in the year of 2003 i was rob I after the incident I started trowing up and feelin really dezzy and nauseas i was rugh to the emergency room the year after that i started feeling dezzy
Doctor :   and then a spinal tap will be done where CSF ( cerebro spinal fluid ) will be removed and tested for bacteria
Doctor :   there can be chance where the present problem related to the accident
User :   ok in the year in 1986 I feel as a child from a bus and i head on the back of my head really bad the took x rays but evreything was fine that could have come back later one in life
Doctor :   the trauma to the cord could be slowly evolving and causing the present problem
User :   ok you are referring to that particular incident when i got robbed
Doctor :   may be the child incident also can, but depends on the type of injury then
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