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How Long Do I Wait To Get Tested After Rectal Bleeding

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HIV and rectum bleeding.

Hi, im new here but ive read some questions people have posted and some asnwers have been very helpful to me, so i decided to ask a question of my own. I am 19years old and im HIV+. I found out i was HIV+ in Aug 2008. My CD4 count was 565 and my...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...monitored over time as seems to be the case with you. I think the approach taken by you and your doctor seem reasonable.As to your rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids are a common cause of this complaint and surgery may be a consideration if the... Read more »

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Good evening Dr. Bob,I am a heterosexual male in my mid 20's and now engaged. I have only been with... Read more »

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