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Getting Constipation When You Have Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...cause loss of sexual desire and function, lack of appetite, headache, insomnia, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, and restlessness or anxiety. The tricyclics have more side effects than the SSRIs. They can also cause sedation, constipation, and erratic heart beat. Some health care providers also use psychostimulants , the drugs used to treat attention deficit disorder. A recent study showed that treatment with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)...
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hiv and piles

Is there a relation between HiV and Piles or when positive is there a high risk of getting piles
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV infection doesn't generally directly cause hemorrhoids (swollen veins around anus) but related conditions such as chronic constipation, diarrhea, side effects of medications, tumors or infections in gut or pelvis can contribute to development... Read more »

Constipation Question

I suffer from IBS-related constipation. My stools are often so hard, I have to insert a finger and pry them loose (yes, I wash my hands afterward). I also use public restrooms nearly every day, since I work in retail. Is this a risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and don't bring this topic up in polite conversation ever again. But, you should mention it to your general medical doctor. Constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are extremely common problems and there are much better therapies than... Read more »

Atripla constipation?

I am a 43 year old male diagnosed HIV+ in 11/03. Ive been taking Sustiva & Truvada, now Atripla since 9/04 with good results. In addition, I take 4g daily Omega 3 fish oil in order to keep triglycerides in check also with good results. My problem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Constipation has not been commonly linked to any of the components of Atripla or fish oil. Also, I have not had patients in our clinic on Read more »

Bladder infection/constipation

10 year HIV+ male, 39, CD4 constant at 210-250 range, undetectable viral load, history of anal warts with three operations. The after the last operation in Sept 2002, male started to experience UTI, tested positive to 10 different kinds of bateria...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Remeron can cause constipation and a sense of having urinary frequency which can mimic a UTI. Trying to avoid antibiotics to allow normal bacteria to return Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...information on nutrition and HIV from the following: Eat Up! Nutrition Advice and Food Ideas for People Living with HIV and AIDS by Charlie Smigelski, RD, $10.00, www.eatupbooks.com/HIV-Nutrition_Book.htm US Government Food Safety... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...than womenstill have HIV in the US, women are catching up. In some countries, HIV+ womenoutnumber HIV+ men. The proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among women has more than tripled from 8percent in 1985 to an alarming 27 percent in 2008. That means... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of advanced Read more »
The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Health Insurance AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicaid Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Read more »
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hiv AND having a hysterestomy

Posted by debfree, 2 Replies
...I would like to know is there anyone out there that has had a hysterectomy with hiv. Is it safe and how are you doing now Read more »

IS THERE SUCH THING AS HIV-NEGATIVE AIDS?

Posted by bura, 3 Replies
As per the title, is there really such a thing? Read more »

hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
need help here have been positive for 10 months, on meds doing great, how do i go about forgiving myself for being so careless to getting it and how do i let go of the anger? i know sounds silly but am stuck here at this point, thx guys Read more »

hiv hep c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...still having symptoms having brown plaque on tongue cannot go to the mouth room severe constipation having numbness in in hands insomina sleep apnea swollen eye lids constant grumbling in stomach swollen saliva gland ears still Read more »