Re: Medical Mystery
Have you been out of Australia? up north? had contact with any foreign or imported matter? What you have sounds a lot like a parasitic infection like bilharzia. I knew somebody who got this in Africa, and he had much the same experience as you. It took a while to diagnose him too as he hadn't been out of the cities and hadn't swum anywhere. The flushing you got, was it itchy or burny? That is often one of the first symptoms. Get a referral to the Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology at RPH. They may have the right tests for you. Cheers, Sera.