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Enquiring whether surgery with general anasthesia is needed for a child to cure bleeding of nose - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   hello..
User :   my daughter 1.5 yrs has been bleeding left nose for couple of days
Doctor :   k
User :   since blood tests are normal (peripheral smear and routine)
Doctor :   k
User :   the ent advised to do surgery under GA and see whats wrong
User :   i am looking for a IInd opinion
Doctor :   Have had any similar problems in the past?
User :   no
Doctor :   Have taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor?
User :   no
User :   we met the ped. dr. and they sent us to ent
Doctor :   well then the ENT is correct in exploring the seat of bleeding
User :   but what is the point in doing a surgery if you don't know the cause?
Doctor :   its not surgery
Doctor :   an exploration for ascertaining
User :   is there no other options to identify the issue?
User :   but do u suggest a child of 1.5 yrs should be given general anesthesia
Doctor :   yea
Doctor :   no probs
User :   are you a GP?
Doctor :   yeah

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