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Inflammatory Diseases In Woman With Vaginal Discomfort

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AIDS InfoNet

Women and HIV

...and treated, they live as long as men. Fact Sheet 102 has more information on HIV testing. Gynecological problems can be early signs of HIV infection. Ulcers in the vagina, persistent yeast infections, and severe pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) can be signs of HIV. Hormone changes, birth control pills, or antibiotics can also cause these problems. See your health care provider to make sure you know the cause. Women get more and...
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Hello BarbaraJust a quick question and easy question (for a woman of your talent). I have discomfort in my lower right side of my back, near 3rd lowest rib. Also on the front right rib at the same position. Sometimes I have discomfort in the mid...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...fatty liver is that most people have no symptoms to cause them to see a doctor. So it goes undiagnosed.I would suspect that your discomfort has nothing to do with your fatty liver. The kidney stones would probably be more relevant if you had... Read more »

Discomfort in armpits

I hope you can help me.For approximately 3 years I have had sporadic discomfort in my armpits, usually my left. This tends to happen when my body temperature is warmer,when I am physically exerting myself (walking for a period etc) or sometimes just...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
It doesn't really sound like typical HIV, or drugs related side effects. Without an obvious lymph node to feels I would also be surprised of this was it. More likely it is joint or muscle related and may related to tesnion in particular muscles, as... Read more »

HIV and menstruation

Hi Dr. Bob,Hope you are well! Obviously this isn't something that you can share direct knowledge about but figured I'd give it a go anyway. I've read in quite a few places that for women with HIV some of the first problems show as gynecologial...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...condition, or may stem from endometriosis (growth of endometrium, or uterine lining tissue, outside of the uterus) or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).Many conditions can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding. Uterine fibroids may cause heavy or... Read more »

Diarrhea and Stomach Discomfort

I have been taking Kaletra and Combivir for 5 weeks now, and the diarrhea (sorry for being so graphic, but stools are orangy-yellowish, I guess because of the Kaletra gel capsules (tablets are not yet available where I live)) and stomach discomfort...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This is the main dose-limiting side effect of the Kaletra. I would want to make sure that you don't have some bowel infection or other condition that could be treated more specifically. If this were not the case, I would try high dose Imodium or... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...highly sensitive and may have a widespread skin reaction with blisters and peeling. Some creams also contain a steroid to reduce inflammation that may cause itching, irritation or dryness. Vaginal tablets do not often cause problems, but in a few... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus... Read more »
The Well Project

Questions and Answers: Microbicides Against HIV

...Wants to Get Pregnant? Would Microbicides Be Safe? How Would Microbicides Benefit Men? How Would Microbicides Benefit Women With HIV? Why Do We Need Microbicides if We Will Eventually Have an HIV Vaccine? How Much Will Microbicides... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...It is closed at one end. Condoms have been used for hundreds of years to prevent pregnancy by keeping a man's semen out of a woman's vagina. Condoms also help prevent diseases that are spread by semen or by contact with infected sores in the... Read more »
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Discomfort under my arms

Posted by dotman32, 3 Replies
...Recently have noticed some discomfort under my arms .. not pain .. just dull discomfort. I don't see my PCP till mid September. At my appointment in early June my Read more »

Vaginal secression pimple. Help

Posted by Scaredozzie, 1 Reply
...vagina against my pennis briefly. I also had a broken pimple in my pubic area which I am almost sure came into contact with her vaginal fluids briefly. Please tell me if I am at risk of contracting anything as I am frightened and can't tell my... Read more »

symptoms/vaginal discomfort?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...type of tests and the doctors say everything comes back normal, I will get another hiv test in Feb. I also have a question for women with hiv. I dont have yeast but I have strep A, I have taken the meds and it didnt go away, this is normal for a... Read more »

throat discomfort & white spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, Has anyone ever had throat discomfort as if someting was stuck in the throat and white spots behind uvula which can be scraped off but they do not completely disappear. Read more »