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Continuous Swelling on neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   my mum has a swelling in the right side of her neck
Doctor :   ok
User :   cytology report is normal
Doctor :   ok

User :   mantoux test is normal
User :   but her pain is continuing
Doctor :  

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User :   age is 58 yrs
Doctor :   o0k
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when is this ?
User :   her swelling is still increasing
User :   past one month
Doctor :   ok
User :   cud it be tuberclosis
Doctor :   there are possibility
Doctor :   in this part of the world
User :   so what tests shud be done to find out the same
Doctor :   some treatment of tb has to started
Doctor :   on suspicion
User :   But shud it be done without confirmation
Doctor :   the doctor is the person to advise regarding. the doctor who has examined her
User :   could it be mumps ( i dont know the spelling)
Doctor :   at this age unlikely
User :   ok
User :   but cud u pls tell me what tests cud prove if she has tb
Doctor :   there are various tests
Doctor :   like X ray
Doctor :   sputum examination
Doctor :   sputum culture usually this is done more for reaserch pirposes
Doctor :   have i answered your query?
User :   xray is done, shows normal. no signs of it. Then the smears from the swelling area shows no evidence of malignancy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   as i told in this part of the world becuause of this high incidence
Doctor :   it has to some yimes treated on sus[ision
User :   ok doc, so shud i get her doing any further test
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   please fill this form and say when done

Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help ?
User :   is there any mid-gland problems that can cause
Doctor :   what you mwean by mid gland
User :   yes
Doctor :   what do you mean by this mid-gland
Doctor :   is it the thyroid?
User :   the gland between the ear n threoat

User :   throat
Doctor :   the lymph nodes
Doctor :   ?

User :   yes doc...cud it be that
Doctor :   usually these are enlarged when ever there is infection in the head , neck ,throat

User :   ok
User :   thanks doc, thats it

Doctor :   Have you filled the form which I have sent?

User :   it was nice of u to help
User :   yes i did
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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