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Headache, CT scan report is normal - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   hi doctor
User :   Can i know ith whom i am discussing
User :   I want to talk to Dr.Chandra Sekhar
User :   or any neurologist
User :   related to headaches
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User :   how i can talk to them
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User :   no online chat available
Doctor :   you can choose to take opinion via e-mail or over live phone call and ask your doubts directly
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User :   ok thank you
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you can send your query to them and send all your reports to YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok
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for the specialist to go throuh them and answer your query
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over phone or by e-mail
User :   ok
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the phone call wil be initiated by the specialist at your convenient time and you can discuss with him for any length of time and get cleared all your doubts upto your satisfaction.
Doctor :   you can also discuss your query and reports with me right now, I will help you with my expertise
User :   ok Sure
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and then if needed you can choose the specialist opinion
User :   i am having headache for past 9 years or so
User :   i had my CT Scan done
User :   the report is normal
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ok
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what other investigation have been done for the headache?
User :   and then i took the report and the film to doctor
User :   the doctor obsevred the film and said a little amount of water collection was there( cisterna magna) which is not dangerous
User :   and he is telling that could be a reason for my headache
User :   and the report says normal
User :   i am confused now
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ok
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i will explain.
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the cisterna magna is one of three principal openings
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in the subarachnoid space between the arachnoid and XXXXXXXX mater layers of the meninges that surround the brain.
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this cisterna magna is located between the cerebellum and the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata.
Doctor :   the cerebrospinal fluid produced by the fourth ventricle drains in to this
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the water collection in this area could mean that the CSf fluid is not getting drained adequately which in turn is causing pressure effect in the barin
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which is giving the headcahe to you
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some minimal amount of fluid colection is seen in even normal individuals
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so the CT scan report has been reported as normal
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if you could send the reports that you have done uptl now including the lipomas and the karyotyping report that you have done earlier
User :   hey you remembered me
User :   thanks
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it will help the neurologist to establish if there is any connection between all these or not
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so have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes
User :   is this a dangerous one
User :   ?
User :   water collection ( he told little bit )
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no its hould not be dangerous, but it should be read in relation to your karyotyping report
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as there are a certain types in which the cisterna magna is enlarged with some karyotyping abnormality
User :   my report simply says normal and some diargrams of chromosomes
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in some it is normal with abnormal karyotyping results
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you could send them across and we can see what can be derived out of it
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and if we can make out any relation to your CT report
User :   ok
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and images
Doctor :   and you can also ask the neurologist when discussion about the CT report of cisterna magna and your karyotyping report and other problems that you have

User :   ok
User :   i have one question
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   ok.please proceed
User :   my karyotyping result shows normal right
User :   still will there be any problem with my karyotyping , as you are saying there could be some relation
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that can be said after taking a look at the chromosomes
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and their pattern
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whether it is totally normal or not
User :   before giving normal as the result the genetic lab will do all these right
User :   just to know
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there are certain relation between cisterna magna and the karyotyping
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it is not necessary that it will be true in your case too
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i was just giving you one possiblity since there is reported relations between these two
User :   ok
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for example, cisterna magna is enlarged or fluid filled in cases of Trisomy 21, Trisomy 18, Partial Trisomy 9 1nd 21 etc
User :   ok
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and in some cases just a abnormal karyotyping but not necessarily fitting into any proper diagnosis based on it
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and the cisterna magna is found to be nortmal in cases of sex chromosome abnormalities, triploidy etc
User :   and cisterna magna can be curified
User :   can i get out from my headache's
User :   which i having for past 10 years
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so what i mean to say is since there is a proven data on this, we can try an dsee if anyting is fitting in your case, it is not necessary that it has to fit in our case
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the cisterna magna is one of three principal openings in the subarachnoid space between the arachnoid and XXXXXXXX mater layers of the meninges that surround the brain.
Doctor :   if it is found to be fluid filed which is of significant amount
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then the treatment can be directed towards th epossible cause for it
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but if the neurologist also feels that it is not significant, then you might have to continue with only symptomatic treatment
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or undergo other special investigations as suggested by the neurologist
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have you followed what i have said?
User :   ok
User :   ya
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   nothing at this moment
User :   thank you
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