Corpus ID: 1747330

MEDICALLY UNEXPLAINED SYMPTOMS EXPLAINED ! ! ! ! A CASE OF POST ORGASMIC ILLNESS SYNDROME

@inproceedings{Desai2013MEDICALLYUS,
  title={MEDICALLY UNEXPLAINED SYMPTOMS EXPLAINED ! ! ! ! A CASE OF POST ORGASMIC ILLNESS SYNDROME},
  author={Geetha Desai and Manoj Kumar Sharma and Santosh K Chaturvedi},
  year={2013}
}
Medically unexplained symptoms are often the common reason for consultation. They are a challenge to the treating physician and end up being labeled as psychological. We report a case of medically unexplained symptoms associated with sexual orgasm and the possible syndrome. 
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The symptoms of a postejaculatory syndrome in two men with spontaneous ejaculations are described, which consists of severe fatigue, intense warmth, and a flulike state, with generalized myalgia. Expand
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The combination of allergic and systemic flu-like reactions post-ejaculation together with a positive skin-prick test in the majority of males underscores the hypothesis of an "immunogenic" etiology of POIS, e.g., that POIS is caused by Type-1 and Type-IV allergy to the males' own semen, as soon it is triggered by ejaculation. Expand
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