Doctor insights on:
Flu Came Back
I took all of my antibiotics. My sore throat came back after 10 days of anti. White blisters in back of my throat. Strep and mono test came back neg.
Could be: few more viruses which can cause blisters in your throat. Treatment usually symptomatic. ...Read more
My lower back is tender after a stomach viral sickness once I came back from Dominican Republic. I had various lab test and all negative.
Hard to know . . .: . . . without being seen. However, given your recent travel, one needs to consider either a persistent viral infection (such as viral hepatitis) or a parasitic infection of the bowels--sometimes these do not end up causing diarrhea. Since your symptoms persist, you should definitely consider being re-evaluated, which might include stool studies (cultures). ...Read more
A significant case : Of mononucleosis could. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Started coughing yesterday, chest and throat sore. Feel achy all over. Had flu shot in november. Any suggestions?
Viral URI?: Your symptoms suggest you may have viral uri.Consult your doctor to find out if thats what you have. ...Read more
Have had pains in chest going into left arm, had ECG came back normal and had blood test came back normal, pain still there, what could it be?
Sore throat a week ago. Strep came back neg symptoms went away. Week later sore throat, fever, pressure while peeing. On azithromycin,what can I have?
I had the flu then strepthroat went back because my upper left abdominal was hurting they said my spleen was swollon mono cameback - what could it be?
Need more info: It is not clear what the result of your test for ebv infectious mononucleosis was, what procedure was used and whether you were tested for some of the other causes of a mononucleosis-like syndrome, one of which is HIV disease. The high probability is that you have infectious mononucleosis. Go back and discuss with the doctor seeing you. And be very careful. A swollen tender spleen can rupture. ...Read more
Panicked..Just back from er.Have had cold symptoms since wed. Today took a bad turn.Naseau, vomiting, prostration, fever.Er dr did tests.Says virus?
Do I have mono? Sore throat low fever 2 weeks ago took antibiotics went away. Came back the next week. Took antibiotics went away again.Now sore again
?testing for strep?: The only reason for antibiotics during a sore throat would be if strep were detected.You can have a positive strep test while you have mono, but the mono will not get better with antibiotics, in adults it tends to be at least a 3 week illness. The story you give is confusing and this may all mask another problem. I'd visit your doc and clarify what is going on with some testing. ...Read more
Headache, fever, diarrhea, vomiting from headache pain, achy body. Had spinal tap test, flu, blood work, catscan of head & chest, mono test. All tests came back fine.Er docs said I have a viral infectionhelp ?
If not treated properly Hepatitis B can come back! It is difficult to eradicate it!Treatment includes chronic treatment with Lamivudine, Viread and Telbivudine and Interferon Alfa 2 b!
For Hepatitis C treatment depends on the genotype and now there is a big choice with different Direct acting Agents like Harvony ,Epclusa etc.
See your physician and have him refer you to an infectious disease spc ...Read more
White, thick discharge. Yeast&bacteria test came back neg the doc said.Std test come back next wk. My pelvis is in excruciating pain. What do I do?
I had hpylorie test on blood and came back positive 1.1 then had breathing test came back negative but I have stomach discomfort, what to do?
Not H. Pylori.: Sounds like you are already seeing a competent doctor who has ruled out h. Pylori as potential cause for your symptoms. What do they suggest next. If you are having continued symptoms additional studies such as egd or ct of the abdomen may be indicated. A trial of medications for gerd or diet mods for ibs might also be reasonable. ...Read more
I've had swollen tonsils, sore w/ red bumps back of throat for 2 weeks. Sore throat came & gone. Doesn't hurt anymore. Strep came back negative.Doctor?
Pain in upper stomach going into back amd arms blood test came bacl normal waiting for ultrascan?
It depends,,: It depends on what your history is, the severity of the pain, and what your tests show. This could be anything from an aortic aneurysm to a bad ulcer to pancreatitis. All of these can have big consequences and it would be a good idea to see your doctor for a good physical exam and to talk of what your tests show, especially your scan as that might indicate the cause. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can a flu shot lower WBCs? Had a CBC 2 days after flu shot. WBCs came back lower than normal (mine are already low).
Yes: It is possible. Will strongly advise you to look into the reasons for low WBCs- toxins, side effects of medications, etc. Together with clearing the reasons for that I would advise you to take some herbs to strengthen your immune system and stimulate the bone marrow. Best, Siranush Cholakian MD ...Read more
Started w/ lower back pain last Wed. Pain started moving up my back on Fri. Today I had all over back pain along with a stiff neck right side. Why?
Stressing out five days after sex got soar throat white tongue. Had first HIV test came back negative still worried r these signs of hiv?
HIV: Without knowing what your white tongue was due to it would be very unusual even for acute HIV infection to manifest itself 5 days after being infected. If you are being followed up, continue your testing. If you really want definitive confirmation of negativity you might get a PCR for HIV RNA. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer