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Chlamydia/Human Papillimavirus

On Dec. 2003 was introduced to  gentlemen.  I am 60 he 70.   I met his family and I though it was safe to have unprotected sex  In Feb. 2004 I had vaginal discharge a&My doctor treated me with Ampicillian. I could no finish the meds dr. said stop-symptoms went alway.  Thru Mar. & into July I felt weak  but then came out of it.  In Aug. I felt a "Pimple" outside the anal area.In Sept. I went to my GP and he told me I had Human Pap. HPV & sent me to a Dermatologist who put me on Aldara for 3 mos. Jan.2005 they were gone.  I had a blood test for antibodies for AIDS, HERPES and Chlamydia not Gonorrhea.  I was positive for Chlamydia only. He put me on Amoxicillian and penicillian for 14 days. One following the other.  I contacted the gentlemen that I had broken up with back in April 2004. I have not been with anyone else since then.  He said he would get tested at a STD Clinic...He said he did and  called and said he did not have Chlamydia or HPV. . I do not know if he is telling the truth.  I was physically well up to June 2005.  In April May and the beginning of June,2005 I went through a lot of mental stress, death of a friend, my ex husband went  through open heart surgery.  I supported emotially him & my children  through this. I went to the emergency in June with chest
pains and went through a heart catherization it was neg.

In JulyI started to have stomach pain in the left upper quadrant I went for an Upper GI and they saw a questionable distortion of the mucosal fold of the posterior aspect of the gastric fundus and reflux.  On Aug. 31st I had an Endoscopy with biopys and they found only H-Pylori & redness that may  cause the pain in my upper left quadrant. I can no longer eat properly the food causes pain sometime and passes slowly I am living on tea and bread. chicken broth toast and eggs and applesauce. I have lost 20 lbs since June.  I had a CAT SCAN that said I had a multiple bilateral renal parapelvic cysts and multiple indeterminate small scattered bilateral hypodense parenchmal sesions at least some prably representing small cysts but foci of papillary necrosis cannot be excluded.  I have an appointment with a urologist Tuesday.  The gallbladder, pancreas,spleen and bilateral adrenal glands appear unremarkable.  The liver is normal in size there is a small focal area of low attentuation adjacent to the fissure of the ligamentum teres i the inferior left lobe lateral segment likely secondary to anomalous venous perfusion and/or focal steatosis. Tuesday I had an Colonoscopy that revealed 5 polyps two pedunculated & sessle polyps 5 to 10mm in size. Awaiting biopys. I am seeing a new GP (Internist) also a psychiatrist because my GI said I do not have life threat problems and should  be able to eat.  Should I coordinate my STD problems with my GI Dr.?  Have not so far. Can my chlamydia have something to do with what the pain & digestive problems? Should I see a STD Dr? went thru STD prob.- Is this all connected.
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239123 tn?1267651214
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
First and most important, none of the symptoms you describe in the second paragraph of your question sounds like any STD.  Certainly chlamydia would not cause any such problems.  I won't speculate on what the actual cause(s) might be, but your internist should be able to sort it out.

Going back to the original diagnosis, you apparently had a genital (anal area) wart, so that diagnosis is solid.  If the wart resolved with imiquimod (Aldara), then you needn't worry about that diagnosis; it has nothing to do with your current problems.

With regard to chlamydia, did you mean to say it was diagnosed by blood test?  There is no reliable blood test for chlamydia; it probably was diagnosed by a urine test or cervical swab test.  The treatment you were given is not typical for chlamydia, although the amoxicillin would have cleared it up.

Good luck-- HHH, MD

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Please accept my apology.....I just read my question that I posted...and I hope you can make it out.  In an effort to cut down the my verbiage and my being upset with everything..I hope I made sense.
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Dr, are you out there ? Can you give me direction?
79258 tn?1190634010
I don't think any of this is at all related to any STD.

One thing caught my eye, though. You mentioned reflux, and not being able to eat properly, that food causes pain, and passes slowly. Do you mean that you feel like your food gets stuck in your chest? If so, my husband occasionally has similar symptoms - he has esophageal spasms from longterm GERD. Dysmotility can also be caused by stress and anxiety as well, though, and the loss of someone close, then going through your ex's health crisis are certainly stress-provoking events. It's amazing the effect stress can have on your body. Did your psychiatrist prescribe any meds? Also, did your GI doctor give you any medication for your reflux, and is s/he treating your H pylori? That should help, too.

I'm no doctor, but it sounds like you're getting a really thorough workup and getting good treatment :-)
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Yes...a blood test....he sent me to a local lab for a bloodtest to see if I had antibodies on Chlamydia..AIDS...and Herpes...I wondered about that too...I hope that I had a proper test...with LAB Corp in New Jersey. bcause when I looked up testing on the internet  it talked about the swipe...and the man who I was going with said he went to a STD Clinic and they went into his penis and took a swipe and he did not have chlamydia.  I am very worried because I cannot eat..and I feel that I am just waisting away here loosing weight and no one can find what I am dying from.
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Also if you know anything about H. Pylori in the stomach..I took so many antibiotics over the years..I cannot understand how I am testing positive for bacteria and Pylori. Does anyone know about Pylori>
79258 tn?1190634010
My husband had H pylori too. There are several different treatment possibilities, but I gather the preferred option is two weeks of a combination of a couple of specific antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors. It's a pretty tough little bacteria (and pretty interesting, too - I read a lot about it after my husband was diagnosed), so sometimes one round isn't enough. So there's definitely nothing odd about having H pylori even after a lifetime of usual antibiotic use.

It sounds like your doctors are being very thorough in making sure there aren't physical causes for your symptoms, and that's a good thing. I'll just add that anxiety can make eating very difficult, and magnify all of your other symptoms. I know it seems like something so physical can't have an emotional cause, but honestly, anxiety and stress can have an ENORMOUS impact on our health and our perception of our health. You've been through a lot recently, so in addition to your psychiatrist, you might consider seeing a therapist, too. It really helps to be able to talk things out with another person. I wish you all the best.
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regarding the Papillilmavirus I remember  that my girlfriend had her uterus removed because she had papillilmavirus inside.  Also I heard that if you get them inside  the colon they can cause cancer am I correct on that?  I think that is why I may have throught the situation was connected.  I have yet scheduled an appointment with an OBGYN but that is next after the kidney doctor.

Hey Doc...you asked me a questions regarding how I was tested for chlamydia...is it correct to answer you through the post a comment?  thanks
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I just re-read my comment ...I cannot believe I addressed you with "hey Doc" please excuse me Dr. Hunter.
79258 tn?1190634010
If one treatment for H pylori was too tough, there are other options that might be easier for you to handle. Ask your doctor to try something else.

As for the rest, you lost a close friend, your ex had a serious, possibly life-threatening condition and surgery, and your daughter lives far away. I think it's pretty understandable that you would be afraid of being alone, particularly being sick alone, and that fear in itself can trigger all kinds of health issues (or apparent health issues). I'm glad you're following up with the psychiatrist and therapists. Be gentle with yourself.
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thanks for the input monkeyflower...I have been told that anxiety increases the problems and I am sure that is some of the reasons I am having problems...however...the testing has been taking time andover the three weeks I am loosing more and more weight and getting weaker and weaker.  What will happen to me I am only taking in 500 -600 calories and I am forcing myself to eat.  I can only take in a soft or poached egg a day about four slices of bread if I push it...some chicken broth tea and when things are good some ice cream or yogurt. I am really scared..and I live alone my daughter is far and their father who had the quadruple by-pass is taking me to the Drs to the Pennsylvania Hospital area.  I am afraid of being in a hospital alone just withering away. I am will be talking with therapists at the office where the Psych. doctor is too.

The prevpac was too hard for me.  It is just that the antibiotics were too harsh and now I am afraid that the H-Pylori is started to take effect again.
239123 tn?1267651214
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
"Hey doc" is just fine!

Some research suggests that several cancers, including colon cancer, might be related to HPV.  Unlike cervical cancer, however, HPV undoubtedly is not the only cause, and may or may not be an influence.  In any case, sexually acquired HPV is not known to be involved in non-genital cancers.

If your chlamydia diagnosis was by blood test, all it means is you were infected with chlamydia sometime in your life (and even that isn't certain; the blood test can be falsely positive).  However, the onset of your STD problem was with vaginal discharge not long after a new partnership, so you may have had a fresh chlamydial infection.  However, that is long past and done.  You can be 100% confident that none of the symptoms or health problems you now are having are due to chlamydia, HPV, or other STD.

I don't get into other health areas and suggest you follow your own doctors' recommendations about H. pylori.

HHH, MD
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Thank you for your response....it has been keeping my sanity...(what ever is left).  I called my GI doctor's answering service and got the on call doctor.  I told him about my siutaution and he said that he could not do too much for me because he did not know me. I do not understand why they are not addressing the pain I am in. I told him I thought my pain was worse since the colonoscopy and he told me to go to the local emergency , I am thinking it over now.  I am very scared. Thank yu so much for your kind and good advice.
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I hope yu are right that axienty can cause the symptoms.  I cannot eat today I tried to eat crackers and they are stuck under my left rib...they hurt very much and I am thinking of going to the emergency..but what if it is my anxiety I will have waisted all the energy (that I do not have) I am thinking it is from the colonoscopy because I think I have gotten worse since I had it.  They found five polyps and they are being tested. 5 to 10 mm each.  That scared me. What scared me more is that the GI doctor did not think it was important to put me back on new meds and said lets wait biopys report is done..I have a feeling that it is going to be bacteria and I will be back to square one trying to take meds on an empty stomach.
79258 tn?1190634010
I know how scary this must feel - but I think you're overthinking and worrying too much about this. I think you're going to be just fine. When is your first psychiatrist appointment? If it's not for a while, maybe you could ask them to move it up a bit, so you can start feeling better and more like yourself again. In the meantime, try to do something to get your mind off of this. Call a friend and have lunch, take in a yoga class, read, go to the movies. Maybe best of all, volunteer for something - your local crisis line, the hospital, reading to kids at a school, whatever. Anything that gets you out of the house and has you interacting with others.

I wish you the best.
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I went to see the psychiatrist and the therapist and they both agree that I need to take something for my anxiety.  The only way to let them know how servere weight is to show them a picture of me in  the beginning of June. The problem is...the psychiatrist thinks that it has to do with anxiety and the internist thinks it is enzymes.  I think they are both right. I just had a poached egg and a little bread and tea and I have a band around my chest tight as a drum and I feel lightheaded.
I have to go and pick up the ativan prescribed for me and hope that it helps the food go through.thanks for taking an interest in me,,,and encouraging me...it really helps
79258 tn?1190634010
((hugs))

You're going to be okay. Things will get better. You're already taking all the right steps :-) I'll keep you in my thoughts.
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I went to Pennsylvania Hospital to a very good internist he thinks that I have intestinal angina...(Mesenteric Ischemia) hopefully chronic...they say that I can receive help if this is the cause...due to high cholesterol ...the blood does not go through the veins in the stomach and therefore the digestive tract does not work.  I am going for an MRA to r/o Mesenteric Ischemia. My GI at the same day I was seeing the interest called and ask for the MRA due to a call over the weekend regarding the pain.  I have asked the Forum what they know about Mesenteric Ishemia of the intestinal track but have not heard anything back.
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I went to Pennsylvania Hospital to a very good internist he thinks that I have intestinal angina...(Mesenteric Ischemia) hopefully chronic...they say that I can receive help if this is the cause...due to high cholesterol ...the blood does not go through the veins in the stomach and therefore the digestive tract does not work.  I am going for an MRA to r/o Mesenteric Ischemia. My GI at the same day I was seeing the interest called and ask for the MRA due to a call over the weekend regarding the pain.  I have asked the Forum what they know about Mesenteric Ishemia of the intestinal track but have not heard anything back.
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