Strange symptom combination...
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: jahfreak-ga
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30 Nov 2002 15:25 PST
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Question ID: 116967
Hello... I have the following few symptoms, which seem to appear simultaneously... (in order of severity)... 1) Anal area... A distinct, sharply pungent-scented fluid leaks, causing the following effects: a) A sort of maceration of the anal opening, causing the skin to become white, pasty, and extremely itchy. After the skin has been scratched (or wiped off with toilet paper), the area becomes extremely inflamed. b) The fluid leaks to the perenium and groin skin fold areas while sleeping, and causes intertrigo (diagnosed by dermatologist). Corticosterroids manage this very effeciently, however I know they're not fixing the problem. 2) Mouth... The tongue develops an odorous white patch (which can be wiped away for the most part)... Other tissues of the mouth are inflamed (chronic gingivitis has resulted as well)... Roof of moth becomes white... Breath is almost always very odorous. 3) Fingers/Arms... I develop several clear/cloudy fluid-filled bumps in the following areas in order of frequency: In the interdigital spaces, on the other areas of the fingers, on the palms, on the back of the hands, and on the arms. Fingers & arms seem to be the only places I develop these... I currently have 15 bumps. If they are punctured, a few layers of skin are ripped off (a bit more than the typical blood blister), and extreme pain occurs in those areas. 4) Eyes... Eyelids become irritated and puffy... I have had permanent styes since this started happening a few years ago. 5) Sinuses... I've noticed small, white mucous balls coming from the nose... 6) General... Areas of the body get very cold sometimes ... Primarily the nose and hands... I've noticed an increase in overall body odor since this started happening... Certain areas of skin occasionally turn yellowish, such as around the eyes and the neck. Please post any questions via clarification... Thanks for any help.
Re: Strange symptom combination...
Answered By: arimathea-ga on 30 Nov 2002 19:05 PST
jahfreak-ga, Thanks for contacting Google Answers. First, let me emphasize that I am not a doctor and my information is solely based on my research. Regardless of the results of my research I believe you should seek a qualified professional. Based on your combination of symptoms, I believe that you have developed a combination of afflictions. It is possible that you are experiencing any number of the following conditions: Epstein-Barr Virus This is a fairly common virus that most often occurs in people over age 40. A related virus is cytomegalovirus (CMV). Either can lead to infectious mononucleosis, which could lead to lymphoma. Based on your description (and even if you had provided more information) it would be impossible to determine whether this was actually the case, but the symptoms sound right. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma NHL is much less predictable than Hodgkin's disease. Symptoms can include protrusions of the eye, nasal and oral sores, night sweats, etc. Hodgkin's Disease Hodgkin's is a cancer of the lymphatic system. I think it is less likely you have Hodgkin's since the first symptoms are usually swelling in neck/armpits/groin (locations of lymph glands). oral cancer Without knowing more about the anal fluids, it's hard to say whether you have this, but it is possible these fluids are being generated in the mouth and being carried throughout the rest of the body. Other lymphatic system infections These symptoms are more likely than not highly interrelated. The possible afflictions I mention can all lead to these things. The anal fluids appear to be less of an indicator but if a lymph infection is being carried by the body, it is possible that affected fluids could exit the body in this way. I couldn't find anything else that looked similar, but that doesn't mean there isn't something that could be around that's more insidious. I did see some information on AIDS-related lymphoma that could be important. Do you have an immune deficiency? My search methodology utilized Google and WebMD, looking for different phrases and combinations, including: white discharge stye jaundice oral sore oral white intertrigo anal infection halitosis My order of specialists would be: GP (for a complete blood chemistry workup by a competent lab and interpretation) Oncologist and/or hematologist STD specialist References: http://my.webmd.com/encyclopedia/article/4115.17317 (WebMD, Infectious Mononucleosis causes) http://my.webmd.com/content/article/1680.50827 (WebMD, Oral Cancer) http://my.webmd.com/content/article/1680.51619 (WebMD, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma) Good luck in your search for more information. Thanks, arimathea-ga
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Re: Strange symptom combination...
From: surgeon-ga on 01 Dec 2002 14:02 PST
Yeast infection is a possibility. But you MUST see a doctor. I'd start with someone who will perform endoscopy on your lower end; generally, that's a gastroenterologist. You are certainly correct that treating the topical effects of the discharge on the skin is not definitive. You need the lining tissues of your rectum looked at directly
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