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Author Topic: HIV meds, and the fallacy of "no big deal"  (Read 35978 times)

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Offline tednlou2

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Re: HIV meds, and the fallacy of "no big deal"
« Reply #150 on: December 19, 2010, 01:53:10 AM »
Well masses are one thing. And if it was poo, don't you think some would have come away on your inquisitive little finger? It might have been a haemarrhoid.

Might have been.

Don't discount the presence of lesions. They're different to masses. They can be entirely painless like syphilis but also they can be really painful.

It's a just such a mixed bag.

You can never tell. There could be anything growing down there. Silent and malevolent. By the time you really notice it could be too late.

That said, it's probably nothing.


Matty, you're right that I shouldn't just dismiss it.  This is why I'm now suppose to see a colorectal doc just to make sure all is okay down there.  Better safe than sorry.  The doc ordered it after I told them 4 people in my family have gotten either colon or rectal cancer.  They were all aunts and uncles and not immediate family members, but I don't think that matters.  A couple of them were just in their 40's--not too far from me.  All but one died from it--let go too long.  My cousin, who is 38, told me he's been getting checked for it for the last decade.  That surprised me as he never seemed too concerned about his health.  So, if he's concerned about it, then I should get checked, too.  I'm sure it is nothing, but better to see where things stand now and get checked again a few years down the road.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: HIV meds, and the fallacy of "no big deal"
« Reply #151 on: December 19, 2010, 10:19:54 AM »
  The picture of anal cancer flashes by very quickly that you have to pause just right to see it.  The pic is very graphic!  Is that anal cancer that was left untreated or is that a normal case?


That is horrendous! I'm demanding an Anal check next week when I see the doc, I think Im due for a good scraping again anyways.

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