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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My uvula is bent. I'm 55 and my doctor just told me this. I am recovering from a cold. She wants me to go for a MRI. Should I be worried.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your gender please ?
Doctor :   tell me if you have any symptoms ?
User :   female
User :   symptoms like what
Doctor :   any pain ?
User :   no
User :   I have sometimes a sore throat in the morning and very dry throat.
Doctor :   ok let me guide you here
User :   Sometimes my throat felt very closed in.
Doctor :   any problem in swallowing?
User :   no
Doctor :   well usually a symptomatic cause is nothing to worry about
Doctor :   and such variations are normal
User :   ok what causes this
Doctor :   it can a minor infection
Doctor :   do you have any fever ?
User :   no
User :   Should I be worried?
Doctor :   well to be honest NO
Doctor :   its nothing serious
Doctor :   but yes a MRI is do considered
Doctor :   as a protocol
User :   Should I go to see an ear, nose and throat specialist like she wants me to? Is this some kind of cancer? Did I have a stroke and that's why its bent?
Doctor :   no its not any cancer i can assure you that
Doctor :   a opinion from a ENT doc is advisible
Doctor :   but its nothing to be worried about
User :   What do yu think he's going to tell me?
Doctor :   well same as what i have told you, but sine i am a general physician and a expert opinion is always good
User :   OK, but you don't think I should be worried? I need reassurance Sorry.
Doctor :   i can understand you concern
Doctor :   dont worry like i said usually its just a minor infection or a normal variation
Doctor :   and most important since you don't have any symptoms so its good
User :   I guess I will see my ENT. A stroke wouldn't do that would it, not that I have had one. Its my last question. Thank you so much!
Doctor :   no a stroke will not do that
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   I will you too! Happy Holidays!
Doctor :   thank you
Doctor :   same to you
Doctor :   good bye
User :   bye
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