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Recently I was reading some articles about rabies and thought of a small incident. I live in California. About three weeks ago, one evening, as I walked out of the gate of the complex I live in, I felt the gate knob was wet. It was dark ...
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My boyfriend's mother may have TB. She came home from Mexico and about 4 or so days later started to feel sick. She did not seek medical help for almost 2 weeks. While in the hospital they ran a skin test and a first sputum test that ...
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The situation is I am a middle-aged man dating a woman. I have had severe scrotal itching from a fungal infection every time I have sex with this woman, which is not often. I use a condom, so the infection comes from skin-to-skin contact...
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Hi, I had sex with someone whose status I really don't know (Big mistake of course) roughly 5 months back now. Within a couple days after that encounter, I had the following symptoms: - Swollen lymph node primarily on my lower rig...
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I am in need of professional health/advice. I been to the dentist 3 times and the hospital 3 times in a month and they can't find the issue. Now this smell comes from all openings except the ear, it sticks to my clothes or whatever I bre...
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During the night my cat put her paw on my mouth (just the lip). My cat doesn't suffer from any ecoli infections, she is a indoor cat, and she got all of her shots/neutered. She is perfectly healthy. Would I get ecoli from her even th...
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Hi, not sure if I'm in the right forum but the other related forums weren't accepting new questions so here I am! Long story short, I'm very scared I caught an STD, mainly herpes, maybe HIV. Please read my story, sorry in advance if it...
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my brother is 15 he started feeling unwell came on with a headache, temperature and then was vomiting all the time he sleeps all day and has pain in his stomach and not eating or being able to drink, this started on Monday by Thursday ni...
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Since Saturday I have felt very ill. At various times I have had some or most of these symptoms. Nausea ( dry retching), Headaches, diarrhea upper back ache between my shoulders ( possibly indigestion ) tenderness on both sides of my lo...
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Ok i didnt know where else to go seems like i couldnt find the yeast infection forum. I have had a rash on my testicles and on the tip of my penis and i have been given a cream three times by my doctor and to no avail. I have also had ex...
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Hello everyone, I am in a very delicate phase of my life ... every thing went wrong for me in a short amount of time. After an exposure to HIV/STDs 2.5 months ago, i started to develop a number of strange, unrelated and crippling s...
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I am having an upcoming surgery tkr, so I had a unit of blood drawn and put aside for me, just in case I needed it......got a phone call from the doctor's office saying the blood bank tested it and it came back both positive and negative...
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Hello. Hope you can help me. I am a Community Nurse and visit patients at home. This morning I visited a 90 year old lady to administer her insulin. I took a needle out of the box and place it on the table, when I was going to attache...
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I have an x ray result. Fibrotic densities right apex representing residual from previous infection. The impression is "residual or old koch's right apex". ano po ibig sabihin nyan? Does the xray esult can affect my job employme...
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OK, so this started about a year ago when I was going to Australia for a holiday, I used a public toilet at the airport. When I arrived in Australia and had been there for a day or two and my foreskin was kind of hard to pull back, like ...
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Hi, I am 42. 2 weeks ago I had a sudden inflamation and pain on my elbow, which was also red and warmth. My dermatology determined it was infectious cellulitis because i had a recent bruise there, and put me on oral antibiotics (cefadr...
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I am very worried about my condition, my discharge is yellowish and comes wit skin tissue and its also an awful smell...sometime its itchy or swollen..i actuali took doxycyline,metronidazole and ciprotab and still theres no relief. i nee...
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Please help - no one can figure out what is wrong with me. On 9/30, I received unprotected oral sex from a woman who apparently had gonorrhea of the throat. Although I was asymptomatic, I was worried about the exposure so I got tes...
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Summary of the treatment taken from Specialists the detail history is also included down Detailed Treatment History Treatment date Symptoms Description Medicines After treatment 14 june 2009 to 06 july 2009 1) Gudoochyad...
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Ok, a bit over a year ago i was on the beach, stepped on a sharp shell and got a staph infection in my heel and side of my foot. I was in the hospital a little over a week with IV antibiotics. Over the last 4 months or so, i am having te...
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