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Posted by Anonymous
Is it normal or even possible for the stomach pain and nausea that comes with intitial infection to last over 2 months? (I really wish i could get some one medically trained to answer this)

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unusual length of ARS?

Posted by Anonymous
Is it unusual to have symtpoms of ARS for 1.5 months? (Steady stomach pain and nausea, dry mouth, ect.rash on cheeks of face)

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Posted by Vols99, 1 Reply
I'm going on 4 weeks past post exposure. I've had bad stomach pain and dizziness for 3 weeks. Also just above my right breast it feels hard. Not sure if lymph node. I read where stomach ulcers is a sign is acute symptoms. Could that be my stomach... Read more »

Could this be ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
8 weeks after possible exposure felt pain in the abdominal area and groin accompanied by general feeling of ilness, weight loss of 15 lbs, and pain behind neck around hair line along with a feeling of paranoia. No fever or diareha
This lasted 3... Read more »

HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
Hey everyone, the past 3 weeks has been hell on earth for me and I understand the next couple of months will be the same. I've done quite enough research on hiv but I just wanted to hear from the perspective of others. I am 23 years old and a... Read more »
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Can excessive gas be part of ARS?

Hi Dr. Bob,Two quick questions for you:1. Is excessive gas considered to be a symptom of ARS? Have you seen it be or can it be?2. What about lower abdominal discomfort? Occasional minor sharp pain that may be attributed to the gas issue.As always...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.No. It's a symptom of eating too many refried beans at Pablo's Ticky Tacky Tacos.2.See #1 above.You're welcome. To decrease your fart-a-thon, try some Gas-X. (It's readily available over the counter.)As for HIV, stop... Read more »

abdominal pain

a friend of mine is on treat using( viramune and combiv)she keeps on having abdominal pains that never goes away.Her doctor did all the scans on her liver and the results showed that it was fine.could it be the effect of combivir or what myte be...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There can be many causes of abdominal pain. If these pains started soon after the HIV medications began, I would be worried about this being treatment related - even if the tests are unrevealling.I would discuss with her doctor stopping the... Read more »

abdominal pain caused by severe lypodystrophy?

I have been seeking answers for a long time in regards to pain in my upper abdomen. I definitely do have quite pronounced lipodystrophy and its all visceral fat, not blubber I can pinch. I have checked out all other possibilities - I've had...
Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

Response from Cade Fields-Gardner M.S., R.D.

The Cutting Edge
There are observations between my colleagues about several less-mentioned areas of fat deposits. One area many of us have seen, and some of us have started to quasi-measure is just under the pectoral muscle area, seemingly under the ribcage in the... Read more »

lipodystrophy a cause of abdominal pain?

I have been experiencing pain right at the upper limit of the abdomen near the diaphragm for about a year. At first my doctor thought it could be enlarged liver since my enzymes were slightly high. But a scan disproved this theory. I even had a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
It certainly seems that lipodystrophy, particularly central adiposity (fat in the abdomen) may explain your symptoms. Clearly persons with fat atrophy appear to be at greater risk for central fat accumulations (buffalo hump, central adiposity).As... Read more »
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HIV-Related Pain

Table of Contents Introduction What Causes Pain? Common Types of Pain Assessing Pain Pain Management What to Do if You Have Pain Introduction Pain is common in people living with HIV (HIV+ people). One study found thatmore than... Read more »