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Difficulty in swallowing food, feeling dehydrated - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   I am
User :   Good morning
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
Doctor :   Very Good Morning
User :   I am feeling de-hydrated and i had to drink more water. say 3-4 litres during the day
User :   I have this problem for last 2-3 years
Doctor :   Do you have any other problems other than this?
User :   I have not consultd with doctor on this problem
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   I dont have other problems
User :   31
Doctor :   Do you have increased hunger, increased urination?
User :   no increased hunger / urination.
Doctor :   Is there any family history of Diabetes?
User :   espcially while eating. i am finding difficult to eat without a sip of water for each spoon of food
User :   no
User :   my father / mother does'nt have
User :   i also dont have it
User :   i recently underwent a diabetics test
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What were the results?
User :   normal - around 100 points
Doctor :   Is there any swallowing difficulty?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is it related to food ?
User :   some times, yes
User :   i am finding it difficult to take spicy food
Doctor :   It may be that you have Tonsillitis or Pharyngitis.
User :   but juices, fruits, curd etc.- there is no problem
Doctor :   Which is related to swallowing difficulty
User :   i underwent tonsillitis operation at age of 10 years
Doctor :   Yes it seems to be related to solid food more
User :   but if drink water, i am feeling alright
User :   should i undergo test for tonsillitis
User :   what is pharyngitis?
Doctor :   I will suggest you to get yourself examined by a ENT specialist, he may use Laryngoscope to examine and also some investigations would be required
Doctor :   It is an infection of the pharynx
User :   where is pharynx?
Doctor :   It is the the portion of the throat that lies just beyond the back of the roof of the mouth
Doctor :   It usually occurs when viruses (or sometimes bacteria) from a cold, flu, or sinus infection involve the throat.
User :   ok. got it
Doctor :   Also sometimes there may be recurrent tonsillitis infection also.
Doctor :   As you already had it before
User :   some times i feel pain below the ears
Doctor :   It can be related to that infection only.
User :   and occasionally head ache, due to excessive cold
User :   ok thanks.
User :   i will consult anENT specialist
Doctor :   Then probably your sinuses would be infected because of excessive cold and causing Sinusitis
Doctor :   Which causes headache.
Doctor :   In this condition the sinuses are infected.
User :   each time i drink cold water, i get cold immediately. If I eat curd also, i get cold immediately
User :   but whenever i get cold, prior to that the body sufferes from excessie heat
Doctor :   Its because of the inflammation present in the tonsils or pharynx
Doctor :   Ok
User :   So, your conclusion is that, I have to get myself checked by ENT
Doctor :   Yes you should
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
User :   bye
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