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Autopsy for HIV patient, organ donation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?

Doctor :   hello.
User :   HI MAY I ASK AS IM DIEING FROM CANCER OF THE BRAIN STEM ONCE IM DEAD MY FAMILLY WANTS AN AUTOPSY DONE CAN THIS BE DONE ON MY BODY ??
Doctor :   yes autopsy can be done

User :   WHAT DOES IT MEANE WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY BODY
Doctor :   why do your family members want an autopsy?

User :   TO SEE IF IT WAS JUST THE CANCER THAT MADE ME DIE CAN THAY REQUEST ME TO HAVE AN AUTOPSY
Doctor :   do you think is there any other disease affection you apart from the cancer been diagnosed?
User :   I HAVE HIV AS IM GAY BUT WILL BEING GAY STOP AN AUTOPSY ??
Doctor :  
no
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the autopsy will not be stopped for this reasons
User :   WILL MY BODY BE CLOTHED OR COVERED AT ANY TIME DURING AUTOPSY ??
Doctor :   what is the relevance of clothing in the autopsy?

User :   ARE THAY REMOVED
Doctor :   yes
User :   AND WHO DOES IT
Doctor :   i am sorry don't have any information on this
User :   MAY I ASK WILL MY PANTS BE REMOVED TOO FOR THE AUTOPSY IF SO WILL THAY CHECK THE LUMP ON MY LEFT TESTICAL ??
Doctor :   Autopsy means It is a special surgical operation, performed by specially-trained physicians, on a dead body. Its purpose is to learn the truth about the person's health during life, and how the person really died.

Doctor :   so every part of the body is inspected and examined even the lump on your testicle
User :   WILL THAY CUT MY SCROTUM TO CHECK THIS INSIDE ?
Doctor :  
i think you want to know how autopsy is performed and you want to see also
User :   I WANT TO KNOW AM I CUT APART MUCH DURING THE AUTOPSY ??
Doctor :   i am sorry i don't have much information about the autopsy procedures as it is done by a specially trained physicians dedicated for autopsy only
Doctor :   they are called pathologists
Doctor :  
you can contact one of the pathologists in nearby hospital where an autopsy is performed
Doctor :  
he will be of much help i suppose
User :   WILL THE PATHOLOGIST UNCLOTH MY BODY
User :   WILL I BEABLE TO STILL BE USED FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH AFTER AUTOPSY ?
Doctor :   I am a treating physician meaning my expertise is only in the field of treating the disease so it will be better if you approach an pathologist nearby and clear your doubt
User :   OK BUT MAY I ASK AFTER AN AUTOPSY CAN MY BODY STILL BE USED FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH ??
Doctor :   i am not sure in this also
User :   I HOPED TO BE A CADAVER TO BE USED FOR ANATOMY TEACHING WOULD I BE OF SE TO A MED SCHOOL ??
Doctor :  
after autopsy it cannot be used in the anatomy for the teaching purpose
User :   OK IF I CAN GET MY FAMILY NOT TO HAVE AUTOPSY CAN I BE USED THEN ??
Doctor :   yes if autopsy is not performed than the college may accept for the anatomy use

User :   OK IF IM ACCEPTED FOR AATOMY USE WILL I STILL BE DECLOTHED TOTATALLY ??
Doctor :   yes

User :   CAN I ASK WILL I BE TOTALLY DISSECTED INC MY REPORDUCTIVE ORGANS ??
Doctor :  
yes it will be totally dissected
User :   AS IM 24 YEARS OLD CAN THAY USE ME ??
Doctor :  
yes they can
User :   WILL I BE VERY USEFULL
Doctor :  
academically for the students in the anatomy department yes
User :   WHAT AM I PLACED ON FOR DISSECTION
Doctor :   dissection tabel

User :   MAY I ASK AS IM VERY ILL NOW IF I DIE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL A MED SCHOOL BEABLE TO ACEEPT ME FOR ANATOY TEACHING ??
Doctor :   yes

User :   ONCE I ARRIVE AT MED SCHOOL WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BODY ??
Doctor :   you need to discuss this with the college as different colleges have there protocols

Doctor :  
have you contacted any medical college nearby
User :   OK CAN YOU HELP ME DONATE MY BODY PLEASE
Doctor :  
like what help you want?
User :   WHICH MEDICAL SCHOO NEEDS A BODY
Doctor :   as you have told you have HIV infection
Doctor :  
are you on treatment for it
User :   YES WILL A MED SCHOOL ACCEPT ME
Doctor :   so only i was thinking

Doctor :  
i think it will be difficult
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which plays are you from
Doctor :  
Place*
User :   IM UK
Doctor :   need to check the local laws for this
Doctor :  
i think it is better you contact the local medical college
User :   OK WELL I LET YOU GET ON NOW AND THANKS FOR HELP BYE
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