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What are signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in males?

What are signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in males?

Multiple: Some men with gonorrhea may have no symptoms at all. However, men who do have symptoms, may have: - A burning sensation when urinating; - A white, yellow, or green discharge from the penis; - Painful or swollen testicles (although this is less common). For more information, you can visit the CDC website below. http://www.cdc.gov/std/gonorrhea/stdfact-gonorrhea.htm ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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What are the signs and symptoms of syphilis in africa?

What are the signs and symptoms of syphilis in africa?

Syphilis symptoms: Same as anywhere else. Primary (initial) infection: genital sore, usually painless, often with swelling of nearby lymph nodes. Secondary stage (2-4 mo): skin rash, enlarged lymph nodes several areas, others. Tertiary stage (years later): heart disease, dementia, bone disease, an much more. At any stage, neurosyphilis with headache, paralysis, blindness, stroke, and more. If at risk, get tested! ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Signs and symptoms of diabetes in women?

Drinking/Urinating: The more common signs of diabetes tends to include increased thirst with frequent drinking and frequent urination. There is a genetic predisposition for diabetes and there is a higher risk in those who are overweight. Some may also complain of weight loss. I would recommend seeing your doctor if you are concerned to be tested. It's a quick thing to diagnose that you don't want to leave untreated. ...Read more

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What are signs of herpes in men and women?

What are signs of herpes in men and women?

Blisters on red base: Painful or itchy blisters, usually in small clusters on a base of red skin, that eventually open up, leaving shallow ulcers. Typical locations are the genitals, the lips, or around the anus, but they can occur on other skin sites as well. ...Read more

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Which are first signs of HIV in females?

Which are first signs of HIV in females?

Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as a mononucleosis like illness. Fever (38-40c), fatigue, ; myalgias; sore throat w/ or w/o swollen tonsils; generalized red body rash; non-tender swelling of lymph nodes in armpits ; front /back of the neck. It takes an alert physician to diagnose! ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in men?

What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in men?

GC: Sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful & penile discharge. Other sxs can include rectal pain or itching. ...Read more

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The signs and symptoms of cervical cancer in teens?

The signs and symptoms of cervical cancer in teens?

Not in teens: Cervical cancer is not a disease of teenagers.Std is way more common that anything-if the teenager is sexually active.Obviously becoming sexually active at a young age-would be a risk factor for cervical ca-especially if the partner is+ for hpv.The risk will be higher if promiscuous and using alcohol and smoking.It takes time for abnormal cell to develop into cancer. Discuss further with your gyne. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Signs and symptoms of typhoid in children?

Numerous: Week one, constipation, step-wise increasing fever to constant level, headache, lethargy, malaise, muscle and abdominal pains. In 2nd wk rose spotted rash, diarrhea, slow pulse, stupor replaces headache. 3rd and 4th weeks can produce GI hemorrhage, perforation of bowel, heart muscle dysfunction, septic shock and death. Bad disease to have. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of PID in virgins ???

Signs and symptoms of PID in virgins ???

Not PID: Women who have never engaged in sexual intercourse (virgin) should not concern themselves with PID, which is a consequence of untreated sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of bladder infection in women?

What are the signs and symptoms of bladder infection in women?

Burning !: The most common complaint is a sensation of burning and pain during urination. There is often a sensation of pressure and discomfort in the bladder before urination. One usually has to go to urinate much more frequently and often feels the urge even of ony a few drops. Worsening bladder infections can infect the kidneys causing back pain and discomfort and even fevers or chills. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of a human worms in the ear?

Signs and symptoms of a human worms in the ear?

Itching perhaps: Interesting question! in my 23 yrs as a doctor I have never seen or heard of worms in the ear! best to see your physician. If there are worms in there, it would be fairly easy to irrigate them out. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gonorrhea in women prostitutes?

What are symptoms of gonorrhea in women prostitutes?

Discharge/no symptom: There may be no symptoms as it takes few days after the exposure to the infection to when you get the discharge. So if you do have to have sex with a prostitute practice safe sex with condom and no oral sex beside gonorrhea you can also contact chlamydia, syphilis, HIV infection and lymphogranyloma venerium best is abstain or play it safe. ...Read more

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And difference in signs and symptoms of ear infection in adults?

And difference in signs and symptoms of ear infection in adults?

Discomfort, drainage: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer in women?

What are the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer in women?

Depends on stage: Early cervical cancer may not have any symptoms. At later stages there may be watery or bloody dischage, foul smelling discharge, bleeding and pain on intercourse. Advanced cancer will have weight loss, anemia weakness etc. ...Read more

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What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

What are the major causes of prostate cancer in men and early warning signs?

Genetics: There are few, if any, behavioral or environmental risk factors for prostate cancer. Sadly there are also few , if any, early symptoms of prostate cancer. Your best bet is annual screening with prostate exams and psa. ...Read more

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Signs of STD in male?

Signs of STD in male?

STI's (STD's): It depends on the sti's (sexually transmitted infections) you are referring to. Painful or painless rash. Burning on urination. Penile discharge. Some sti's can be fairly asymptomatic and thus testing is your best bet to know if you have one (or more than one). ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of early stages of stomach and intesting cancer in girls/women?

What are the signs and symptoms of early stages of stomach and intesting cancer in girls/women?

Hmmmm: Usually none or very vague symptoms. Early cancer detection require vigilant part from you and your doctor. ...Read more

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Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Wondering about signs and symptoms of kidney infection in women?

Pain,frequency,blood: The symptoms are 1 pain or burning during urination 2frequency/urgency of urination 3blood in the urine 4fever 5abdominal orflank/back pain signs on exam are 1fever 2tenderness incostovertebral area 3blood or puss on naked urine exam. ...Read more

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What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

What are the common signs and symptoms of MS in a 24 year woman?

Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you are concerned about this problem, consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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If I'm showing signs and symptoms of hiv, even if its before the window period is up, will I be able to test positive?

If I'm showing signs and symptoms of hiv, even if its before the window period is up, will I be able to test positive?

Depends: It is very unlikely that your symptoms are due to HIV, if you are in the window period. By definition, antibody tests are negative in the window period. If you get a HIV nucleic acid test, that is the earliest test to turn positive in a person with HIV. But a negative result on a test done too soon does not rule out infection. Visit this site for info. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a person who has been affected by hiv?

What are the signs and symptoms of a person who has been affected by hiv?

Many: The acute illness may look like the 'flu perhaps with a rash. The chronic illness may have no signs until later when diarrhea, big lymph nodes, mental changes and eventually infections and/or Kaposi's sarcoma appear. You cannot detect HIV in someone else, or yourself, accurately without testing, which nowadays is very reliable; if there are questions, you own it to yourself & others to be certain. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms from HIV virus?

Quite variable: In acute HIV infection, a variety of symptom complexes can occur including a mono like illness but after that the person may be totally asymptomatic for 5-10 years until signs of immune deficiency developed. ...Read more

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I was wondering why does the suggestions tab suggest HIV and aids for me? Do I have signs and symptoms of the hiv? Is there something i don't know?

I was wondering why does the suggestions tab suggest HIV and aids for me? Do I have signs and symptoms of the hiv? Is there something i don't know?

HIV Risks: Hi this may be a mistake. Looking at the limited history you have provided here on healthtap it sure looks like you are not at risk. The ways people get HIV is to either have a blood to blood exposure such as sharing needles for illicit drug use or to have unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who is infected. ...Read more

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How is HIV/Aids contacted? Does an STD test or pap smear test for it? What are the signs and symptoms?

How is HIV/Aids contacted? Does an STD test or pap smear test for it? What are the signs and symptoms?

No quick answer: Much too complex to answer here, especiallyin HealthTap's 400 character limit. By unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or intimate blood contact like sharing needles for drug use. It isn't diagnosed by routine STD or pap tests; a special HIV test is necessary. Symptoms too many to list, but often none at all until severe AIDS appears. Many online resources; start with CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/ ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of high oestrogen in men?

What are the signs and symptoms of high oestrogen in men?

Feminization signs: Breasts tender and enlarged,, Reduced libido and decreased semen quality. Smaller testes. Decreased muscle tone. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of gonorrhea in men?

GC: Sxs in a male can include: pain with urination, burning or itching from the interior of the penis, swollen testicles which can also be painful & penile discharge. Other sxs can include rectal pain or itching. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in young men?

What are the signs and symptoms of low testosterone in young men?

Many symptoms/signs: Asthenia, decreased "energy", loss of libido, depression, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, poor muscle mass, difficulty in maintaining/increasing muscle mass, lack (failure to develop) a normal male hair distribution, decreased facial hair, .......... But many of these things overlap with other conditions. See your doctor; it's easily tested...... ...Read more

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Can men get "breast" (pectoral) cancer and if so how likely is it? By age? Signs and symptoms?

Can men get "breast" (pectoral) cancer and if so how likely is it? By age?  Signs and symptoms?

Yes: Male breast cancer is reported but is rare. No age is predictive. Enlarged male breast, discharge from nipples, tenderness, and feeling something amy all be subtle signs. A ultrasound of the breast the best first step. I would suggest you contact a large hospital, they tend to have breast clinic, and let them know about your issues, or would contact your MD and seek their input. ...Read more

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What r the skin condition during seroconversion?Describe the HIV rash in Africa american men?Is it posible for HIV symptoms to be on going for 9months

What r the skin condition during seroconversion?Describe the HIV rash in Africa american men?Is it posible for HIV symptoms to be on going for 9months

HIV: Your question is very unclear. Acute HIV syndrome has numerous manifestations and can have varying durations of presence. If you think you have been exposed go and be tested asap. The sooner you are diagnosed and treated if necessary the better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does the first symptoms of HIV after exposure (with condom of unknown persons status ) can include candida on men's penis? Or this shows up later?

Does the first symptoms of HIV after exposure  (with condom of unknown persons status ) can include candida on men's penis?  Or this shows up later?

Not usually: Although never say never...It is not my observance that this is a major way to present and I have a large HIV practice in ft. Lauderdale..Pretty much ground zero for HIV infections so to speak. Fever, chills, night sweats, weight loss, thrush and swollen lymph nodes are a common presentation. Diarrhea as well. These may occur in just ~30% of people. Many can be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of HIV and how early to see the signs? Also, can HIV be contracted without symptoms?

What are the symptoms of HIV and how early to see the signs? Also, can HIV be contracted without symptoms?

Acute HIV.: There is such a thing as "acute retroviral syndrome" which occurs within the first week of infection, wherein you feel a bad flu-like illness which is accompanied by diffuse lymph node enlargement. This episode is not a guarantee, but it could happen. After that, HIV can lay dormant for several months to years. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the early signs and symptom of HIV in a female?

Can you tell me the early signs and symptom of HIV in a female?

Acute retroviral sx: The most common symptoms of acute retroviral infection is no signs/symptoms. The acute syndrome is no different in males or females ; may present as a mononucleosis like illness. Fever (38-40c), fatigue, ; myalgias; sore throat w/ or w/o swollen tonsils; generalized red body rash; non-tender swelling of lymph nodes in armpits ; front /back of the neck. It takes an alert physician to diagnose! ...Read more

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What are symptoms and signs of aids 1-6 months after getting hiv?

What are symptoms and signs of aids 1-6 months after getting hiv?

May be none: Symptoms may be totally non-existent for years after getting HIV infected, because most are a result of prolonged progressive damage to the immune system. Signs are predominantly laboratory data, showing decrease in cd4 counts, increased viral loads, etc. There may be physical findings of enlarged lymph nodes or spleen but these are quite variable. ...Read more

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For what length of time can a person be HIV positive without having any physical symptoms/signs?

For what length of time can a person be HIV positive without having any physical symptoms/signs?

Sometimes Years: There are some people called "slow progressors" that never develop any signs or symptoms of HIV infection & they are often surprised to find from routine bloodwork that they are positive for hiv. These people can, however, pass along the virus. That is why it is important for anyone the is sexually active in a non-monogomous relationship to be tested regularly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have syphilis without any symptoms or signs? Is combo HIV test 4 the generation conclusive at37 days?

Is it possible to have syphilis without any symptoms or signs?

Is combo HIV test 4 the generation conclusive at37 days?

Yes and yes: Most cases of syphilis are asymptomatic most of the time. If you think you might have been exposed, you need a blood test. If recently exposed, wait until 6 weeks later. The 4th generation HIV blood tests (also called "combo", "duo", antigen-antibody tests) turn positife within 4 weeks of infection, so a negative result at 37 days is conclusive. ...Read more

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What are the signs an symptoms I should look for if I am expose to a STD or hiv ?

Twelve STDs: This question is way to general for this simple app. There are twelve common stds. They have distinctive symptoms and different ways to prevent such as condoms, vaccination, medication suppression, etc. I invite all of my patients to take the time to learn the basics. Now, if you have specific symptoms you are worrying about please re-ask this question. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more