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Hormone tests and semen analysis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help yu
User :   hi sir,i was jus speaking to the doctor sometime ago..n got disconnected,shud i tell you the problm agn or is it possible to view the previous chat?
Doctor :   No need
Doctor :   you can continue with your queries
User :   ok,so for the problem i told i was adviced for harmone test and semen analysis
User :   is that all?
Doctor :   You had any illness in the past
User :   nothing of any illness,but i have undergone a septoplasty surgery
User :   for deformed nasal septum
User :   some 4 yrs back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Any chronic illness like tuberculsosis
User :   mo
User :   NO
Doctor :   Did you had any time mumps infection during childhood
User :   yes only once
Doctor :   when was it
User :   may be in 5th or 6th class
Doctor :   what were the symptoms you had
User :   i just had swelling of my jaw and cheek portion and some fever
Doctor :   were you got treated
User :   yes
Doctor :   mumps usually involves the testicles in addition to the salivary glands
User :   ok
Doctor :   leading to the testicular damage leading to testicular dysfunction
User :   ok
Doctor :   and decreased production of testosterone
User :   ok
Doctor :   This may the reason for your decreased hair growth
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any pain in the testicles?
Doctor :   had you not taken immunization for mumps during your childhood
User :   now when you are asking i remember,when u used to go for batting in cricket at times i used to feel severe pain in my testicles some time.And even while bowling
Doctor :   ok
User :   but that was only at times,i used to take time off and then carry on after few days ,playing
Doctor :   ok
User :   iam not sure of any immunization for mumps i dont remember
Doctor :   As i suggested you before, take a hormone profile
User :   can you please eloborate
User :   i remeber you saying some tests\
Doctor :   Mumps is an viral infection mainly affecting the salivary glands leading to swelling of the jaw
User :   ok
Doctor :   It also infects other oragans like testes
User :   ok fine,now how about this harmone profile
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   First thing you need to check your sex hormones level that is Testosterone level
User :   ok
Doctor :   later you need to undergo semen analysis to know the fertility aspects
User :   ok
Doctor :   also get your testicular examaintion done for any swelling, pain etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   You may need hormone replacement therapy
Doctor :   if your hormones are low
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any other queries
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form?
User :   done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   so
User :   now you say that ill have to undergo all these tests and then go for harmone replacement therapy if required for enhanced hair growth
User :   ?
Doctor :   Not for hair growth, basically to rule out any hormonal insufficiency
User :   ok
Doctor :   For hair growth low dose of hormone are some times prescribed
User :   ok
Doctor :   Once the hormone level gets corrected the body hair will grow
User :   ok
Doctor :   if your hormones are less then there will be less hair growth.
Doctor :   And also since you had mumps in child hood
Doctor :   Mumps can cause inflammation of testis, leading to infertility
User :   ok
Doctor :   hence iam suggesting you to get all these investigations
User :   ok
Doctor :   to prevent any late complications and infertility
User :   ok
User :   now how do i go about doing these
Doctor :   First you need to get these investigations done
User :   ok
Doctor :   to know whether your male hormones level are normal
User :   ok
Doctor :   Kindly get back to use once the investigations are done
Doctor :   Depending on the investigations the treatment can be planned
User :   ok,now can i walk in any hospital and ask for these investigations right away,wont they be asking for any prescribtion of reference and if i have to meet a doctor whom should i
User :   specialist i mean
Doctor :   You can Get examined by an General surgeon or endocrinologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   No need to get panicked, it can be worked up
User :   ya thank you.Iam in visakhapatnam now,would you be able to help me with any doctors here regarding the tests
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   He is endocrinolosgist
User :   ok,what do i say to him.All this what i have said to you?
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   and contact number if any?
Doctor :   Sorry we do not have contact number
Doctor :   You can contact him in the above said address
User :   ok,doctor it was nice talking to you.I would be greatful if you can finally list out what all i need to get done
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   doctor,i just asked you to list out the test once again
User :   tests
Doctor :   Serum testosterone levels, semen analysis
User :   is that all?should i mention about healthcaremagic to DR.
Doctor :   Ya sure
User :   can i tell him that i have been reffered to you by thm?
Doctor :   No need
Doctor :   One of our doctor was from XXXXXX, so we informed you
User :   ok fine,how much would it cost me
User :   for these tests
Doctor :   may be around 1000/-
Doctor :   Get back to us with investigations report
User :   ok good,that sould be fair enough.Thank you doctor,ill get back to you once iam done with my tests
User :   yes i will
Doctor :   oK
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   bye doctor
User :   nothing
Doctor :   BYE
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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User :   ok

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