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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My mom is a diabetic and hypertension patient. She is under medication for some years now. Few weeks back she got fever one day evening. She called the nearby doctor to our home. He gave malaria tablets. That night her fever diminished but she felt extremely breathless in the night. Next day we rushed to our regular doctor. He said she faced choking because of gas and it was not a cardiac arrest.
But she still has some gas trouble after 2 weeks. Also while climbing the stairs she is facing breathless. She has to take a break while climbing. Previously she didnt have this trouble. We went to the doctor and contacted him about the breathlessness. He said it is not much to bother about. It is due to anemia and gas.
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Give me age of your mother?
User :   60
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What investigations were done?
Doctor :   Did you do any investigation/tests?
User :   well 1 month back we had done echo
User :   report was kind of okie
Doctor :   What was the report?
User :   except some blood circulation less to some part
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   Any other investigations? like Chest x-ray?
User :   our doctor gave us medications but didnt suggest further testes
Doctor :   What medications?
User :   well
User :   the only abnormal thing that i got in report wordings are
User :   mild segmental waall motion abnormalities at reat seeen
User :   the apical septum is mildly hypokinetic
User :   exact words
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   in conclusion
Doctor :   What is her Hb levels?
User :   trivial mitral regurgitation
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   hb is 12
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   well the thing is she is never felt this breathless while climbing stairs
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   she is okie moving around the home and all
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but tired after the incident
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does she have any other symptoms?
User :   the tablets she is having now
User :   betaluc
User :   cerwin
User :   gluconom
User :   imdur
User :   ashpi
User :   rabrum
User :   predmet
User :   the handwritinf is not that legibele
User :   day before yesterday she was prescribed new tablets
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Which one?
User :   retrolix
User :   for breathing
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   lonazep
User :   but she is having tremenous gas as well
Doctor :   Are you consulting a MD( general medicine)?
User :   is the breathlessnness due to gas
User :   yes
User :   does it need further investigation
Doctor :   Gas in the system can also cause problem
Doctor :   in breathing.
User :   the doctor iis not suggested any further investigation
User :   genarlly he does when he suspects
User :   i am just worried
Doctor :   There is nothing to worry about.
Doctor :   For how many days were the medications prescribed?
User :   which one
User :   well her medines were changed recently
User :   she is having this course fir some 4 weeks now
Doctor :   Recent one for breathlessness.
User :   after test
User :   only two are brand new
User :   retrolix
User :   she strated yesterday
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you can wait for 2 to 3 days
Doctor :   and see if there is any improvement.
Doctor :   If not you can
Doctor :   go back to the treating doctor any discuss the issue
Doctor :   Is this the first time she is having problem with gas.
User :   to this extent yes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   she is having to this extent for the first time
Doctor :   Does she have any other associated symptoms? like pain abdomen, bloated abdomen, etc/
User :   she is operated for hernia
User :   7 years back
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ]before hernia operation she used to get mild gas trouble
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   but now it is been 2 weeks
Doctor :   Continue the new medication for 2 to 3 days.
User :   okie
Doctor :   if there is no improvement, consult the doctor again.
Doctor :   For further tests.
User :   okie
Doctor :   If the problem is with gas.
Doctor :   then you can also consult gastroenterologist.
Doctor :   They might help you better.
User :   but her heart reports is okie right?
Doctor :   Yes, its fine.
User :   no symptoms of block and all right
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Discuss with family doctor about further testing/consulting specialist.
User :   okie
User :   bye bye doctor
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with/
User :   well thats all for now
User :   bye doctor
Doctor :   Bye then.
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