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Rectal Cancer And Neuropathy

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Magnets : A recent study found that socks containing magnets relieved diabetic neuropathy in most cases. However, they were less effective for foot pain due to other causes. Other Resources More information on PN is available from The NeuropathyAssociation at and in the book Numb Toes and Aching Soles: Coping With PeripheralNeuropathy , by John A. Senneff. The Bottom Line Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the...
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meds and rectal cancer

Hi. I am a caucasian gay male, 40 yrs old, living in south africa, recently diagosed with early in-situ rectal carcinoma and HIV {diagnosed concurrently). viral load 32 000, CD4 126. it appears that we have a window of opportunity to commence with...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
David, Thanks for your post and nice words.Irrespective of the rectal carcinoma (but especially in light of it), I would be recommending starting antiretroviral medications- with a CD4 count of 126, you have quite severe immunosuppression and are at... Read more »

Is my rectal tumor from my spouses extramarital affair?

I am a woman who had a stage 3 rectal tumor which was diagnosed as squamous cell CA. The surgeon thought this tumor had begun growing about 15 months prior to the surgery, just a few months after I learned my spouse had had a recent extramarital...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
That's a very difficult question you are asking-- is your tumor related to HPV picked up from your husband's affair?The first thing I need to know if do you have rectal cancer, which is almost always adenocarcinoma; or anal cancer, which... Read more »

rectal exams necessary

I have been going to the same doctor since 1996 for my HIV care. During that time I have never had a rectal exam. Not that I really want one, but shouldn't that be part of my routine check up--just like my lab work. I do have a history of...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You don't indicate your age, or if you have any urination or defecation symptoms or problems (prior urine infections, sexually transmitted diseases, bloody stool, etc). You also don't indicate whether you have had anal receptive sex. That... Read more »

Rectal Ulcers

I was diagnosed several years ago with rectal ulcers associated with my HIV infection. Sometimes they get better, but have never totally gone away. I am frequently in pain when I have a bowel movement. I have been given Proctofoam as a treatment...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
There are several known causes of rectal ulcers, including herpes, cancer,etc. I suggest that first you determine what is causing the ulcers (this may require a biopsy or other tests) and then it will be easier to determine a course of treatment. I... Read more »
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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... Read more »

Peripheral Neuropathy - L-Carnetine

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Greetings! Just thought I would post the following info, it is based strictly on my personal experience and is not a recommendation.

I am a long-term survivor(21 years) and in general good health. Last year I successfully complete a course of Chemo... Read more »

Anal cancer

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested positive 14 years ago, and have had several AIDS complications. But this is my most recent cause for alarm:
My rectal surgeon has been monitoring and burning off my anal warts for the past 2 years. Recently, we decided one recurring spot... Read more »

Can you catch chlamydia orally by someone who has rectal chlamydia?

Posted by chrono5, 2 Replies
I've just been treated for rectal chlamydia, but I have a partner who we both have never had anal sex with, but he has given me oral sex. I haven't told him just yet because I found out today and I'm waiting until he is back, but I was wondering... Read more »