Case Report MEDICALLY UNEXPLAINED SYMPTOMS EXPLAINED!!!! A CASE OF POST ORGASMIC ILLNESS SYNDROME
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. INTRODUCTION Bodily symptoms are often the commonest reason for seeking medical consultations. Many a times the cause is not evident or not explained by any illness model it may be referred or treated as a psychological
... psychological condition. The common symptoms are bodily pain, fatigue and non specific sensory symptoms. Patients have various models and associations for their symptoms and their explanations are confounded by their interactions with health professionals. Bodily symptoms associated predominantly with sexual activity are rarely reported. A bodily symptom like tiredness, aches linked to loss semen has been described as dhat syndrome. These conditions can cause significant distress to the person and also can lead to frustrations in the treating physician. We report a case of patient who presented with somatic symptoms related to orgasm. Written consent was provided by the patient during registration.