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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello, i have a question regarding my partner
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User :   she feels bloated all the time and feels very uncomfortable
User :   she has problems passing faeces
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May I know fromwhen?
User :   she also feels nausea
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Her age?
User :   it started 1 year ago
User :   she is 19
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Okay
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It has never been normal all this days ince 1 year
User :   no
User :   but it varies in intensity
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Okay
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May I know about her Food habbits
User :   she has 3 meals a day
User :   all nutrionally balanced
Doctor :   Okay
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Any other symptoms
User :   no
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Okay
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so Constipation and Nausea she has since 1 year with varying intensties right
User :   thats correct
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Is her growth, menstruation and body weight and height normal and regular
User :   she is around 5ft 6" and 8 st in weight
User :   her menstruation is ormal, and growth is also normal
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Is she studying or working?
User :   working
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Okay
User :   she studies 1 day per week also
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may I know what type of work
User :   hairdressing
Doctor :   Okay
Doctor :   does she pass blood in her stool
User :   no
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Okay
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any stomach pain
User :   yes
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Has she ever vomiited
User :   in the past yes but not recently
User :   she does also suffer from nausea
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Okay
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Has the stomach pain reduced now
User :   it tends to come and go
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any recent infection causing excessive loose stool
User :   no
User :   she has recently had a water infection, but unsure as to whether this is relevant
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Is she very thin?
User :   she is thin, but not noticably
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Okay
User :   she has had problems with her eating and weight in the past however, and before the problem started had borderline anorexia
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Is she pale?
User :   not particularly
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Okay
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then she will require to do an stool examination for fat content and fibre .
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which will rulr out if there is any problem with digestion
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or absorption
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If both are normal
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then she should make suitable life style modification
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With diet and physical exercise
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which will stop both the symptoms and improve her health.
User :   ok thankyou
User :   how are the stools examined?
User :   is this done by a gp
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It is ordered by an gp
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and done in the lab
User :   ok what are the possible causes for these symptoms
Doctor :   the first is improper balance of food
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then low fiber intake
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high fat intake
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high junk food
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irregular timing
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regular skipping of meals
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Acidity
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malabsorption
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maldigestion
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enzyme deficieny to digest food
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chronic infections
Doctor :   partial obstruction
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ulcerative diseases like
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crohn's disease
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ulcerative colitis
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post infection residual effect like typhoid strictures of intestines and other protozoal infections
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worm infestations
User :   ok thanks
User :   what action do you recommend she takes
User :   a visit to her gp?
Doctor :   yes
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and get the teste done .
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if negative follow a modification in lifestyle
User :   right
User :   how are the faeces gatherd if tshe suffers from constipation
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they will give an sterile container and ask to collect
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in it and bring it within an stipulated time
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if not possible they will prescribe an
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laxative to pass feaces
User :   thank you very much for your advice
User :   i appreciate your time
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