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Enquiry on TB,spreading through sexual intercourse ? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hello
User :   hi dr
User :   hello dr
Doctor :   How are you doing ?
Doctor :   Give me a minute please
User :   fine.. are able to view my case history.. in the sense my previous chat sessions
User :   with other doctors
User :   sure
Doctor :   I just went through it
Doctor :   Seems like you have a lump
Doctor :   May I know the exact location of the lump?
Doctor :   I am so sorry about it
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   yes.. dr is suspecting as tb..
User :   my question now is bit personal..
User :   will affect my husband
Doctor :   Is the diagnosis of TB confirmed?
User :   as i heard tb spreads
User :   i m worried abt him
User :   blood reports will be out today evng
User :   and XRAY TOO
Doctor :   Ok
User :   latest my tomorrow i wil having my reports
Doctor :   If it is an open case, it can spread to others
Doctor :   Means to say, if you have the disease actively in the lungs, then when you cough, the bacteria will spread to others in the air
User :   Dr.. so how do i know whether he is affected??
Doctor :   You can get his Sputum smear done
User :   i m not coughing...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I will explain
User :   whats that ?
User :   is it some kind of test ?
Doctor :   It is examination of the sputum under microscope for the organism
Doctor :   If it is negative then he is not affected
Doctor :   You can get it done in any hospital
Doctor :   It is done everywhere
User :   where can i get this done?
Doctor :   Do not worry
Doctor :   TB is a clinical diagnosis
User :   ok
Doctor :   It can be treated and you will be cured
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also it is good that you are thinking about your husband also
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok.. problem is that i hav still noot diagonised it
Doctor :   Kindly confirm the diagnosis before starting the treatment
User :   lump
Doctor :   That is very nice of you
User :   yes.. i dont him to suffer bcos of me
User :   yes.. i will
Doctor :   Also, since you are not coughing actively, chances of spreading it to your husband is very less
User :   Also one more thing dr.. i my disease is confirmed then what care should i take with mu partner
Doctor :   There is no special precautions that needs to be taken
Doctor :   Just keep away from others when you cough
User :   i hav heard medication last for 9 mons
Doctor :   In case you get it
Doctor :   Yes, treatment usually lasts for 6 to 9 months
User :   yes
Doctor :   You can continue to have a normal sexual life, it doesn't affect in TB
User :   what abt the physical relationship
Doctor :   You are at freedom to ask anything
User :   i m sorry i m asking this.. but i need to know
Doctor :   It is my pleasure to answer you
Doctor :   TB does not spread through sexual route like HIV
Doctor :   Please go ahead and ask
Doctor :   DO not hesitate
User :   i donw how to ask this...
Doctor :   I am here to answer your queries
User :   other than intercourse.. there set of other activities which are done
Doctor :   Can you tell me more please, if you do not mind?
User :   what abt dos.. meaning when coughing is a risk
Doctor :   You can go ahead with it
Doctor :   ok
User :   there is foreplay act too..
Doctor :   Kissing does not spread the infection
User :   which involves kissing too
User :   so what abt that?
Doctor :   Infection spreads through air route while coughing
Doctor :   Chances of transferring the Bacteria in saliva is very less
User :   in mouth to mouth, there pass on of salvia
User :   so then ?
User :   so smooching is not a risk
Doctor :   However, if your disease is active, means to say, if you are secreting the bacteria in the cough, you need to abstain from these for a while, may be for a month
User :   though i will take care in coming months
Doctor :   You can go ahead with smooching
User :   i wil ensure nothing wil hpn between us
Doctor :   Let me tell you a few things
Doctor :   First of all,
Doctor :   Can I say a few things?
User :   what has haappen that was due to ignorance
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   First, confirm your diagnosis of TB
User :   yes
Doctor :   You should also get your sputum smear done to see if the bacteria is present in the sputum or Phlem
User :   k
User :   k
Doctor :   If the bacteria is present in the sputum, it is better to abstain from smooching and foreplay
Doctor :   for a month
User :   k
Doctor :   If there is no bacteria in the sputum smear, then you can go ahead with smooching and foreplay
Doctor :   In both the cases, you can have sexual intercourse without any worry of transmitting it
User :   k
Doctor :   Are you understanding what I am saying?
Doctor :   If not you can ask me again
Doctor :   I will explain
Doctor :   ok
User :   k
User :   yes
Doctor :   so, please do your sputum smear
User :   no i m clear
Doctor :   Also you can ask your partner to do it, in case you want to know about his status
User :   sure
User :   ok
User :   i thot whether i could visit you once.
Doctor :   Sure you can visit me, but the company policy is against it
User :   no problem
Doctor :   I am sorry
User :   Thanks for making me comfortable
Doctor :   You can chat with me or call me anytime for your problems
User :   No issues..
User :   My concern is every time u get a new dr online
Doctor :   You can ask for me in the chats
Doctor :   I will tell you the details
User :   If i wish to chat with you next time..
Doctor :   I am available from tuesday to friday between 9 am to 6 pm
User :   You mean we have choice to select the Dr?
Doctor :   When you come on chat, you can ask that you want to chat
Doctor :   And I can take the chat
User :   how do i go abt it
Doctor :   When you start the chat with Hi, say
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User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you understand?
User :   got it
Doctor :   I am off on mondays
User :   oh god..
Doctor :   ok
User :   wen is ur break
User :   u work all 7 days
User :   oh yes
Doctor :   You can call on the contact number of healthcaremagic in case of any emergency
User :   thanks for spending ur time wid me
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine, thank you too
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Feel free to ask me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Get well soon
Doctor :   Take care
User :   no dr
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks
Doctor :   You too
User :   bye
User :   keep up good spirits
Doctor :   Sure
User :   will keep u posted
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