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  • Posted By: Revan46
  • January 14, 2009
  • 09:05 AM

Hi there,
On Christmas Eve just recently my anal ring was very sensitive and slightly sore. On Christmas Day I wound up having diarrhea but it wasn't of a watery texture, it just simply was solid yet was expelled smoothly, except I had about 6 bowel movements during the day. The next day I had bad cramps that lasted most of the day up until I went to work and then it pretty much disappeared for the rest of the night. Two days later our house had a flood and when cleaning the carpets using a wet-vacuum type machine I started gagging and noticed my uvula was swollen. I went to the hospital and had a throat swab done but since I didn't get a call it must have been as they said, bacteria had attached to it and caused swelling or something may have irritated it. As the days went by I slowly started feeling better once more.

Just yesterday however (Tuesday) I once again had a bowel movement except this time when wiping I continued getting trace on the paper and went through about four flushes before it was okay. Except now the ring is once again very sensitive, and once or twice I'm getting a few red dots (very small but seeable) on the toilet paper.

Also I have eczema (I believe it's eczema as it is in the same place it reappears every so often) on my belt line area stretching from just below my belly button to just above the pubic region. As well, it's merely a red rash, no raised bumps, the skin is simply red.

Finally my last "symptom" is whenever I scratch my rash, I get this odd feeling in the centre of my body above my stomach but below my heart and chest, pretty much right in the centre of my upper torso. It's almost like a craving and often it's kind of a craving of food because once I eat it disappears, but sometimes it even disappears just when I'm not scratching, like right now. I really don't know what is wrong with me or what is happening with me and I'm worried just because I'm 'in the dark' if you could call it. I also am a hypochondriac so all these sorts of things are causing me anxiety.

If someone could return I would appreciate it.

P.S. I feel I should also mention I am gay and am the receptive partner and recently had sex during the beginning of December with a close friend. I'm not sure if it's possible of irritation from that, or something else. He was tested and it came back negative, I was there when he got the results, so I'm assuming and hoping it doesn't have anything to do with HIV (from a possible false negative or something like that). Again I'm a hypochondriac and it's possible none of these symptoms I've described have anything to do with HIV whatsoever.

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  • Also forgot to add, I also have a few slight red bumps on my arm. See the picture below.http://img65.imageshack.us/my.php?image=picture35sr3.jpg
    Revan46 9 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 09:22 AM
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  • Certainly your anal irritation is from the sex.Is it unprotected sex?IF so,enough said!The rash baffles me,at least as concerns your craving food.I think that likely has to do with your hypochondriasis.The spots you mentioned,are they blood?If so,it's likely from the sex.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 02:20 PM
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  • I'm not going to comment on the microwaves made me gay, I'm hoping it's a joke. The spots on my arms are not bleeding, and again I've had them before, right now they're covered and even compared to a while ago they aren't as pronounced on the skin, they're just there....any other ideas.. Although as for the electrosensitivity I think that could be potential...i'll look into getting a better holster for it, right now I've been carrying it in my pocket because last time it felt out of my holder into the snow...
    Revan46 9 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 05:23 PM
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  • I would still like proof that it is what causes my being gay >_> Last time I checked it's biological and born with it. Pretty sure I never had a cell phone when in the womb, and I didn't even have a cell phone until after I came out to myself. Pretty much two years AFTER I came out to myself. And cell phones definitely didn't exist when i was born.Could we get back however to the sensitive skin, etc?
    Revan46 9 Replies
    • January 14, 2009
    • 09:21 PM
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  • Give BLaze ***l.I do!
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 00:23 AM
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  • Okay the only thing that I might have received from electromagnetic radiation, is my Asperger's Syndrome. Let me say this clearly: homosexuality is not a disorder, OCD and ASD etc those are mental disabilities, whereas homosexuality is natural. I suggest looking into historical pre-Bible texts such as the fact men in the army had male lovers. I can't give you links because I'm not some odd person who gives several links based aroudn homosexuality. Last time I checked i have other problems, not my being gay.
    Revan46 9 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 02:46 AM
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  • Okay the only thing that I might have received from electromagnetic radiation, is my Asperger's Syndrome. Let me say this clearly: homosexuality is not a disorder, OCD and ASD etc those are mental disabilities, whereas homosexuality is natural. I suggest looking into historical pre-Bible texts such as the fact men in the army had male lovers. I can't give you links because I'm not some odd person who gives several links based aroudn homosexuality. Last time I checked i have other problems, not my being gay. i hope you dont pay heed to blazes post as you can see she has "issues" herself and i wouldnt like to see you end up with her issues due to your hypochondriasis. OMG just imagine fearing every electricial and radiation issue on this planet.. next one could fear solar energy and go completely mad with the lunar energy on the full moon. Im sure you dont have electromagnetic sensitivity as blaze is suggesting.. nor are you gay due to it. **that's one of the funniest things ive heard blaze say**......... i personally too think your anal soreness is probably due to your sexual interactions and that your hypochondriasis is playing a part in what you are feeling now with some of the other symptoms.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 05:54 AM
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  • Meh I thought it funny as well, I just was annoyed it was getting away from the basis of the topic.
    Revan46 9 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 05:50 PM
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  • Haha you amuse me blaze
    Revan46 9 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 08:18 PM
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  • Hi cute guy,Your rash looks like what I've been fighting since my work room flooded--it was full of mold. It sounds like there may be traces of it in your place. You can buy a simple mold test kit for $10 but I'll give you directions because they aren't very clear if you get the kit. They charge $60 to run the lab work but the visuals are pretty clear that you need to deal with it. If you are just renting, your landlord will have a mess on his hands, cleaning it up. You could have had some food poisoning at first, but investigate the mold exposure and allergy. The symptoms could be unrelated or symptoms of a number of diseases. Rule out the obvious first.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 10:38 PM
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  • Is ''Blazey'' crazy or what?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 11:41 PM
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  • I would agree that the anal irritation is likely due to mechanical trauma and the frank blood noticed on the tissue probably due to microvessels that become enflamed and rupture. Loose bowel movements, and constipation alike, can also cause hemorrhoidal inflammation that can produce streaks of blood on tissue. The change in bowel habits doesn't sound as though it's anything serious at this point and worry or anxiety alone can produce changes in the colon capable of inducing either constipation or diarrhea. If the symptoms persist, however, then direct evaluation by your primary care physician is good common sense. It would be uncommon for eczema to appear at the waistline, occuring more traditionally on the outer surfaces of the limbs and more rarely the trunk. It is of note that you detect a craving when scratching the area and such a response has actually be reported by others, with good reason. Realize that pruritis, or itching, is actually a submodality of pain that is uniquely processed by the nervous system. Selective units in lamina of the spinal cord form a distinct pathway projecting to the posterior part of the ventromedial thalamic nucleus, which projects to the dorsal insular cortex, a region in the brain that has been shown to be involved in a variety of interoceptive modalities like thermoception, visceral sensations, thirst, and hunger. It is possible through stimulation of certain visceral receptors by scratching an area affected by pruritis, to cause evoked potentials to initiate activity by these laminal projections and consequently cause odd sensations that are out of context, ie hunger. Hypochondrial features are typically associated with disorders wherein anxiety is often present and if it affects you to the extent that either your job or social life is negatively impacted, you should consider speaking with a professional capable of helping you diminish the effects. Lastly, you may find it mentally exhausting to mince words with the member known as blaze due to the fact that she suffers from a rather overt psychiatric disorder wherein her perspectives are characterized as out of touch with reality. Suffice it to say that your homosexuality and any other aspects of concern are entirely unrelated to the use of cell phones or being proximal to high-voltage power lines. Best regards. J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 00:42 AM
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  • I would agree that the anal irritation is likely due to mechanical trauma and the frank blood noticed on the tissue probably due to microvessels that become enflamed and rupture. The change in bowel habits doesn't sound as though it's anything serious at this point and worry or anxiety alone can produce changes in the colon capable of inducing either constipation or diarrhea. If the symptoms persist, however, then direct evaluation by your primary care physician is good common sense. It would be uncommon for eczema to appear at the waistline, occuring more traditionally on the outer surfaces of the limbs and more rarely the trunk. It is of note that you detect a craving when scratching the area and this has actually be reported by others. Realize that pruritis, or itching, is actually a submodality of pain that is uniquely processed by the nervous system. Selective units in lamina of the spinal cord form a distinct pathway projecting to the posterior part of the ventromedial thalamic nucleus, which projects to the dorsal insular cortex, a region that has been shown to be involved in a variety of interoceptive modalities like thermoception, visceral sensations, thirst, and hunger. It is possible through stimulation of certain visceral receptors by scratching an area affected by pruritis, to cause evoked potentials to initiate activity by these laminal projections and consequently cause odd sensations that are out of context, ie hunger. Hypochondrial features are typically associated with disorders wherein anxiety is often present and if it affects you to the extent that either your job or social life is negatively affected, you should consider speaking with a professional capable of helping you diminish the effects. Lastly, you may find it mentally exhausting to mince words with the member known as blaze due to the fact that she suffers from a rather overt psychiatric disorder wherein her perspectives are characterized as out of touch with reality. Suffice it to say that your homosexuality and any other aspects of concern are entirely unrelated to the use of cell phones or being proximal to high-voltage power lines. Best regards. J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 01:00 AM
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  • But to call homosexuality natural? - I'll go with normal, or more accurately, common (nowadays), but natural? Come on. Maybe natural if there were no ladies available to you. And that's where exposure to electromagnetic and microwave radiation comes in - maybe you cannot accurately locate a woman due to all of this noise from cell phone towers and the like? so you think he's missing subconsciously picking up on the female endorphins now due to radation so hence lacking female attraction LOL. i do say that you have a great imaginaton going on. To what is natural or not... blaze.. how are we to really know if it's natural or not? I know ive seen male dogs hump another male dog even when a female dog is around. It seems to be instinctual and possibly natural for some, even male to male. What's more natural then what we see in nature. ummm i guess i shouldnt have used that example as you will probably now say that male dogs hump other male dogs due to the the electricial frequencies messing with them too. sorry Revan that ive taking your thread off topic **i wont comment again here to blaze**
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 04:26 AM
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  • That's okay. Anyone thank you once again JCottie, you've helped immensely :)
    Revan46 9 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
    • 07:20 AM
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  • Now you are catching on. I have another theory though, based on the fact that kids often play doctor with members of the same sex (completely normal), my theory being that the area of this poster's brain responsible for jolting him from pre-pubescent curiosities/desires/behaviors into more adult-like ones somehow got 'stuck'. I seem to get 'stuck' in a similar manner while OCD-ing, repeating motions because I cannot seem to convince myself that I've properly completed all the steps to a task. It is not so much a memory problem, but more of a convincing problem. I (thankfully) have maintained enough touch with reality to have done a little outside-the-box thinking for this poster, realizing that because you have an "MD" behind your name, you were unlikely to do this for him, or help this poster in any real way. And that you would likely only offer him a showy display of medical jargon as 'evidence' of your knowledge - which you did - reassuring this poster that he'll be fine. Your explanation, even if you were right, might look good on an exam essay in med school, but the way you present yourself to others is showy, overbearing, and often condescending - and let's just say you are going to turn a lot of your patients away with what is obviously your own ego's needs, not to mention the emotional distance it creates between you and the person you are supposedly trying to help. Maybe 3 years ago I would have accepted your showy explanation for such symptoms as reassurance that this poster is fine - just like 3 years ago when I weighed only 88 lbs, multiple MDs just like you ha-ha'd and hee-hee'd my "overt psychiatric disorder", explaining my weight loss away with accusations of my being a benzodiazepine addict (since I was "doctor-hopping" after all), and when I argued that, switching to accusations of how I must be attempting to lose weight (anorexia nervosa) when my number one symptom was chronic diarrhea, and blaming the protein in my urine on sperm, even though I had not been sexually active due to extreme weakness and fatigue. I was middle-aged though. Female. No college education. Living in a mobile home. So of course, to doctors, this locked me into a certain social profile that I could not escape no matter how violently I tried to claw my way out. Turns out I had Lyme, babesia, bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, typhus - and yes, electrosensitivities. All of my pets were dying, too, when 3 cell phone antennas went up on a water tower less than an eighth mile from my home - often young pets (2 yo). Immunodeficiency problems (FIP), liver problems (fatty liver disease) in my cats, for example, and I had a liver lesion and still have low immunoglobulin IgG subclasses 1 and 3. Do you think that these medical findings might have explained some of my 'psychiatric issues', Dr. Cottle, or are you still going to call me psycho because you, as a doctor, can't explain them? - or simply won't? And do you have so little confidence in this poster to allow him to draw his own conclusions about me? Does everyone who walks out the door of medical school have to think alike, look alike, act alike? And what diseases have truly been cured without surgery to remove a tumor, for example, or an antibiotic to kill off a microorganism? Controlled and cured are not synonymous. 'Like' thinking has never done a bit of good. And I'll say it again, this poster is not healthy. Blah blah blah :rolleyes: "Blaze"......take a chill pill......:D Revan i have every confidence in you, so therefore i dont need to tell you to ignore these ramblings......."Blaze" by her own admission is very unhealthy & her symptoms grow at an alarming rate. Revan i wish you well. :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies
    • January 16, 2009
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