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Swollen Glands And Abnormal Liver Test

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Sharp Headache, blurred vision, swollen glands

Hi DocWhats your theory about this one? Approx. 2 weeks ago I had unprotected gay sex. Soon following I developed an itchy beard area, with small "hives" wich seemed to weep when scratched. The doctor prescribed Augmentin and a topical...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
HelloThe symptoms you are describing sound like a bacterial infection, commonly referred to as impetigo. The swollen glands are a natural response by the immune system to try and fight off the infection (usually caused by staphylococcus). I... Read more »

Swollen lymph glands during PEP

Dr Bob, can you help me PLEASE? I am now 34 yrs old. In May 2008 I had receptive anal sex during... Read more »

Enlarged Liver and Abnormal Liver Functions

My liver functions have been abnormal for the last 6 months and my doctor tells me that I have an... Read more »
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Very worried. Swollen glands.......

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, Can anyone help me figure out what to do....
I had about 5 unprotected vaginal intercourse exposures a year ago. Since then I have had the following issues which may be related or may not be to the exposure:
1-2 weeks later poison ivy/oak... Read more »

Swollen glands, Am I going nuts?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a few unprotected experiences with the same man between october and feb. I am female by the way. I was tested in march and it was negative. I am going crazy!! I am convincing myself I have HIV, due to the swollen glands, some tiredness,... Read more »

Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know that swollen glands can happen with ARS, and not usually after that 2-4 weeks, but I have concerns with painful swollen glands and a sore throat. I know it's cold/flu season.. I know symptoms are not diagnositc. These facts aren't helping my... Read more »

Swollen glands

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So I have noticed that everyone that thinks they are hiv+ have swollen glands or lymph nodes. Personally I have had swollen, sore glands since November and I am at high risk. Is everyone hiv+ or are we just really paranoid? Do all these people with... Read more »