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Nov 6th I had unprotected sex for about a minute and

Nov 6th I had unprotected sex for about a minute and performed oral on him. He did not release either times. Around 4 weeks later I got an ear infection headache and my stomach was a little discomfort for about two days. Then around week 6 I had extreme upper mid back pain with a crazy burning sensation. The burning numbness traveled to my cheek and arms. Could not sleep at night. The pain then traveled to my legs arms neck and lower back. One day it was so bad I went to the er. I had about three days separate that I had loose bowls. I had x-rays CT scan emg cbc autoimmune labs. All were normal. My cbc showed a low lymohocytes count. My doctor said it was no concern. Oh and thyroid level at 21 and vitamins do at 21. Still today I have a heaviness in my thighs upper arms. Along with burning sensation. I feel weak and shaky. Around week 5 I had a canker sore on in my mouth and a boil on my genital. I started to Google the symptoms and HIV was all I saw. I have been paralyzed in fear. Can't eat lost weight. My stomach rumbles all night with gas burping. Can you tell me if I am experiencing ars...I'm so scared.

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Thanks for being available. I have several Level I, II and

Hi there! Thanks for being available. I have several Level I, II and III cervical lymph nodes enlarging over time. My last ultrasound showed as follows:JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: "There is bilateral cervical adenopathy. This include prominent level I, level II and level III lymph nodes. The larger lymph nodes are jugulodigastric, for example on he right measuring 35x10mm transverse plane, and on the left measuring 25x9mm transverse plane. Bilaterally there is cortical thickening with relatively very small fatty hila."JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Yes, have seen doctors. waiting for biopsy results. i have a history of asthma and allergies, and hashimotos; i have not been sick at all recently.JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?Customer: Under "Impression", it says "Bilateral cervical adenopathy that could be reactive but neoplasm including lymphoma cannot be ruled out." i am keeping track of how I feel, yes. extremely tired is my biggest issue. i do not feel the nodes -- i feel a slight "fullness" in my neck, but otherwise they do not bother me

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I have been experiencing muscle, nerve, bone pain especially

I have been experiencing muscle, nerve, bone pain especially in legs, arms, shoulders and sometimes spine for 6 yrs now. Most of my labs are good except I was recently tested for PTH levels and vitamin D. My PTH is 91 and my vitamin D is 35. I have also had kidney stones in the past and at the time had high calcium in blood that I was told was that I was over doing it on my calcium supplement and to stop taking it! This was the first time that my PTH was tested. My blood calcium seems to fluctuate from mildly high to normal but when I had the two bouts of kidney stones the had me do a urine calcium which was also high and they just told me I had too much calcium in my body. My vitamin D was 55 two months ago and my pain and symptoms were the same. I am miserable with fatigue, pain etc everyday and I haven't slept well now for years from all of this. My doc now is telling me that it is just because my vitamin D is low that is causing my PTH to be high. None of this makes sense. I am not just having issues due to low vitamin D. The symptoms and pain have been the same with normal or what they are saying now low vitamin D. This is just the first time ANYONE has tested my PTH. And I have now been reading up on hyperparathyroidism and am finding out that my high to normal calcium in blood, vitamin D and PTH are all connected and that my kidney stones were a result of high blood calcium that has been ignored for years. My calcium is normal right now 9.1 but has been over 10.5 in the past. I am so frustrated and have felt so horrible for so long. What is your medical opinion on what I am telling you? My doc now hasn't referred me to an endocrinologist and really just said your PTH is high and your vitamin D is low. Assuming I have all this pain etc from low vitamin D (is what she is basically trying to tell me)!! I have had labs for every kind of autoimmune test out there. Rheumatoid, inflammatory stuff etc., etc., etc. Now that I find out my PTH is high and never been tested before, I am being told to do NOTHING!! Signed - frustrated and beyond confused!!!JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Any redness or swelling in the leg?Customer: Nothing has made any of this better. I have the same pain etc everyday. It is not fibromyalgia. Been down that road already or genetic or lyme disease.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: My real question is on hyperathyroidism? My blood work makes me look like a super-star and my body feels like it's dying!

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Vakul Aren

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Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)

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Let me get your opinion on this. So I am having shortness of

Let me get your opinion on this. So I am having shortness of breath with exertion, actually with mild exertion. As soon as I started this Beta Blocker, Altenolol 25mg. I noticed when my heart tried to pick up with walking I felt like I couldn't get enough oxygen and have heaviness in the chest. It feels very distressful. I am 90% sure this is coming from the Beta Blocker. I did a lung function test and most of the results were normal, but one part of the test says the FEV1 and FVC are mildly reduced in the context of a normal FEV1/FVC ratio and TLC, this represents a nonspecific ventilator defect. Lung volume normal, normal gas exchange and normal oxygen saturation at rest. Can you tell me what this may indicate? Could a being on a Beta Blocker cause this type of reading? For some reason, my dr has been hesitant to change or switch me to another mediciation. I am on this for some Sinus Tachycardia, along with Losartan for bp. Although lung xrays are normal, he decided to do CT scan just to confirm all is okay. I have had a long history of chronic ebv, elevated ANA, and slightly elevated gamma globulin. Dr. thought we should check for scarring ( I think that is fibrosis) Also had a huge ceramic tile removal in my house about a year ago which stirred up ceramic silica dust, although that normally causes problems with long term exposure. I was exposed to this construction for about 3 weeks. Coughed for a month from this. Second hand smoke exposure growing up. Anyway, do you think I should do a CT or just try switching medications? I understand there can be false positives to lung ct scans, which would not be fun if I have to do more testing. Based on this information What are your thoughts?

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Dr. Phil, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Doctoral Degree

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I need some questions answered following a endoscopic

I need some questions answered following a endoscopic ultrasound fine needle aspiration biopsy of mesenteric lymph nodes.

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I have a sore throat that keeps moving from side to side.

I have a sore throat that keeps moving from side to side. Had tonsils out but Ent said I have tissue that has grown back and constant drainage even after nasal turbinate surgery in august of 2016JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?Customer: No fever but it seems like I deal with this on and off constantly. Ent also said I have acid reflux and was taking prilosec but doesn't seem to work that great. I was scared and concerned over throat or oral cancer but Ent said I show no signs but this does cause me stressJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Celiacs disease runs in my family but I have not been checked for it yet but it almost seems like im dealing with something autoimmune. It gets even worse when I'm on my period.

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I was cleared of Hep C in 2012 and took Pegasus and am still

I was cleared of Hep C in 2012 and took Pegasus and am still suffering with hair loss. Recent labs showed no problems, what now?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MissouriJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, but I don't have much time at the moment.

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

Post-Doctoral Degree

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I have taken probiotics 10 Billion per day capsule

Hi doctor ,I have taken probiotics 10Billion per day capsule continuouslyFor 20 days since I have digestive issues .After that i noticed pains in all my joints . When I take MRI of shoulder , one of my shoulder shows mild arthitis.I stopped taking probiotics , my symptoms disappearing . But still one of my shoulder hurts . Please tell me whether it is serious problem . What can I do now ? What kind of food can I take to reverse the symptoms .

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine

Post-Doctoral Degree

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Treatment for Peripheral neuropathy? Yes. Blood pressure and

Treatment for Peripheral neuropathy?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes. Blood pressure and cholesterolJA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: Nondiabetic Family history of heart disease. Age 85JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Osteoarthritis and early demantia

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Neuro Doctor

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