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Brain stem cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   HI may i ask you as a docotr if i was to hang myself as im ill with cancer of the brain stem thay carnt treat would a autopsy be done on my body ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   will thay have to do a autopsy
Doctor :   they would do as its a legal requirement for any case of death
Doctor :   yes they need to do a autopsy
User :   may i ask what will happen during a autopsy on me
Doctor :   Can u specify what exactly you want to know, so that i can guide u accordingly ?

User :   i like to know where my body goes for the autopsy and what happens during the autopsy
Doctor :   it goes to the mortuary
Doctor :   and the forrensic expert does the autopsy
User :   may i ask how is my body prepared for autopsy
Doctor :   I am sorry as i am a GP, and you need a forensic expert to help you in this matter

User :   may i ask will i die quick if i hang myself ?
Doctor :   It takes 3-5 minutes for the brain to get suffcient damage due to anoxia
Doctor :   and hence hanging can cause death in 3 minutes
User :   ok so if i do it in the next few hours i be dead within 3mins
Doctor :   yes

Doctor :   thats right
User :   can i ask will i be in pain
Doctor :   There may not be any pain
User :   may i ask does it matter if im not found for a time after hanging
Doctor :   no , it does not matter

User :   will my body be ok hanging
Doctor :   No there may be some structual elongation of the neck, .. but most parts will remain anatomically intact
User :   do thay find this at my autopsy whats wrong with me
Doctor :   yes, thats right

User :   may i ask does my body stay clothed during the autopsy
Doctor :   It depends on what part they are doing the autopsy on
User :   so as im hanging myself will my body have to be declothed ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   do you know if all my clothing is removed
Doctor :   can u repeat your last query ?
User :   will all my clothing incmy underpants be removed
Doctor :   yes , thats right

User :   does that mean during my autopsy there check around my privert parts too
Doctor :   It depends on the individual who does the autopsy

User :   the thing is as iv got a lump within my penis sharft will he find this
Doctor :   yes,
User :   what will happen then
Doctor :   He will examine it and then dissect it out for examination

User :   do you meane as its in the mid of my penis it hurts if i press it he will cut it out
Doctor :   yes he will

User :   may i ask what happens to my penis
Doctor :   they dissect it out

Doctor :   and then make very thin slides of it and examine it
User :   how will it be dissected out
Doctor :   they make 1 mm thick slides of histology and then examine it
Doctor :   the dissection is done by a scalpel knife
User :   so hows the lumpremoved from my sharft
Doctor :   it is cut enbloc

Doctor :   with a knife
User :   what you meane enbloc
Doctor :   the tumor is removed together , i mean

User :   together with what
Doctor :   the whole tumour is removed with a dissection tool

User :   ok ic well thank you for your help but maybe its best i die naturailly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do u have any other query ?
User :   no im off for a lay down got a bit of a head ack comeing on
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   please log back in , if u have any other query
User :   your welcome take care
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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