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If I Have Ars Will I Have Groin Pain

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headache and pain in the groin-ARS?

Posted by Anonymous
I have a headache and pain in the groin after having unprotected vaginal sex (insertive). This episode was about 5 weeks ago. I have also had a dry mouth in the morning for atleast a week. Also a sore throat for about 2 weeks. Anyone's opinion... Read more »

Groin Nodes Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Have terrible pain in my groin My pain is below my belly button center and both sides. I thought your groin nodes were along the crease where your leg meets your torso,but my pain is above that. Are there nodes in this area. The pain is like a stich... Read more »

Pelvic and groin pain after sex

Posted by Philsaint55, 1 Reply
Hi is groin pain and loin pain a sign of HIV? I had a brief exposure to anal sex without a condom (about a minute with no ejaculation). 2 days later I had some groin pain followed by loin and pelvic tenderness. After 7 days I had a slight... Read more »

So worried about groin pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
So my stupid ass had sex with two prositutes in the Dominican Republic a few weeks ago. I know that the HIV rate there is extremely high, so I am very worried that one or both of the women may have been positive.

I used a condom both times, and... Read more »

ARS

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
By hypochonria self is freaking out. I continue to get these joint pains, they started in my wrists and hands, now i have them in my elbows, and knees, and a little bit in my shoulders. I havent really expierenced any other symptoms(besides a very... Read more »
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confused groin lymph node question HELP HELP

Hi i am a female and in october i slept with a guy i really no nothing about.I no i need to test but am far to scared to as i feel like i have had all ARS symptoms.Wk1 - lower abdominal pain (6 days after exsposure) lasted afew weeks on and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou do need to get an HIV test and a full screening for all of the other sexually transmitted infections. Your symptoms are showing that obviously something is going on.The testing guidelines for HIV are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post... Read more »

Is it pain or swellin of glands during ARS ... and survival of of hiv once it leaves the body?

Dear Ryan,I am sure you have been asked this before, and I tried to look for answers in the posted messages but I couldnt find any, so I thought Id ask again. Your answer is greatly appreciated.Within days after a mutual masturbation with another...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The bottom line is that there is no evidence that people get infected when engaging in mutual masturbation. This means that your symptoms are not likely to be associated to HIV. Try to remember that sexual transmission of HIV is known to occur in... Read more »

Strange Pain lower back/groin area

Hi, I have developed this strange pain in my lower back and groin area on the left side. I have no pain when I am standing or lying down or walking. But when I sit the pain kicks in also when i bend over. I have a pain in my groin area when i push...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A good physical exam (including a neurologic exam) would be a good starting place. You may want to check to see what the post-voiding residual is (how much urine remains in the bladder after you attempt to completely urinate). Plain bone films of... Read more »

neck+groin pains JB

I recently tested poz, and I have yet to start treatment. However, i have developed muscular pains in the back of my neck, and pains around the base of my penis extending into my inner thighs. I don't think that these are due to swollen...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
I think it is possible that your symptoms could be related to your HIV infection, and it will be interesting to see if they improve as you begin antiretroviral treatment. I would definitely review them with your health care provider at your next... Read more »
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