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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Hi I am trying to get a contact/Phone number of Dr. SP Thyagrajan, can you help?
User :   the one treating Hepatitis B
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hold for a ninute.
User :   sure
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May i know from which place or the city the doctor is from?
User :   He is the Head of Department of Microbiologu, Madras University, but on your site it says he is a Nephrologist in Coinbatore, I am not sure
Doctor :   Nephrologist dont treat hepatitis infection.

Doctor :  
So we shall try locate the doctor for you.
Doctor :   Hi,
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We are looking for that doctor,
User :   yes please, he has done some collaborative work with the nobel lauret who invented the HBV vaccine also
Doctor :   may i know your location, age and gender?
User :   I am in Delhi, 41, Male
User :   This is one of his research paper "Thyagarajan, S.P., et al. "Effect of Phyllanthus amarus on Chronic Carriers of Hepatitis B Virus." The Lancet. Oct. 1988 2:764-766."
User :   This is the link that talks about him " WWW.WWWW.WW htm"
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   We did find a website which speaks about him but it appears as not to be responding.

Doctor :  
Since you are specifically looking for him another 15 min, so that i can try.
User :   sure, I will be on-line
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If i do not find him in another 15 minutes you can give us your phone number and email id, we shall get back to you.
User :   my email id is YYYY@YYYY
User :   I need his contact information so that I can call him and set up an appointment. I am a chronic HBV patient.
Doctor :   Yes we shall do that for you.
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But since we are doctors here and we have a technician who takes care of appointment fixing who is available only in the mornings, is it ok if we can contact you either through the ohone or mail.
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as i need to take his help in finding the doctor.
User :   email would be better, how do I get in touch with you again?
Doctor :  
We shall get in touch with you.
User :   just log in to this chat or something else?
User :   Do I have a reference number or something that I can refer?
Doctor :   You will recieve a mail from us.
User :   Can I discuss my problem with you right now?
Doctor :  
With the details.
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yes you can tell me the problem.
User :   As I said I am a chronic HBV, my stool has been weird for quite sometime, every time I eat I feel discomfort in my stomach, Anything I eat if I drink water then it begings to bubble in my stomach
Doctor :  
Ok.
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This appears to be simple gastritis.
User :   Last week I felt my stomach has a lot of water, as I hears bubbles all the time, so I took Bismuth subsalicilate liquid which helped a little
Doctor :  
since when are you having this?
User :   If I take a meal and drink water after it, it clears in 4 hrs and I can see food pieces in the stool
User :   My digestion has been iffy for a while but in last month the problem has turned severe
Doctor :   the bubbles you get are because of hyperactivity of the intestines.
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I will help you in sorting this problem.
User :   my stool has been weird for a while, some times dark, some times very light, mostly pasty
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May i know since when has this been?
User :   Please I will really appreciate
User :   For almost a month
Doctor :  
Ok.
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the treatment is
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1. take Syp gelusil 2tsp three times a day instead of bismuth.
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they help in both indigestion and hyperactivity of intestines.
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2. avoid hot and spicy food.
User :   gelusil, what is the chemical in it doctor, so that I can find it ni medical store
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3. decrease the fat content in the diet
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It contain oxethazaina which is a mucosal anaesthetic too.
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4. avoid gooing to bed immediately followind food.
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and mild execises should also help.
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And i will be sending you the link to know the details of Dr Thyagarajan now.
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Please do note it.
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WWW.WWWW.WW User :   ok
Doctor :  
This link has the details of the dr you are looking for.
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Have you followed?
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Is there any other query?
User :   do you think gelusil will not worsen the condition of my liver, because I am not sure but I did see some traces of blood in my stool last week
Doctor :  
Gelusil does not hamper liver functions.
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It acts on the gut.
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It will also reduce the bleeding from the gut if any.'
User :   Again doctor could you please tell me the exact ingredient of Gelusil, I am currently in Boston and I am not sure if I will find Gelusil on the counter here, it will be with a different name, so please tell me the content of it.
Doctor :   It contains oxethazaine.
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Which is present in mucaine gel and gelusil syp.
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'You can try either of this.
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Is there any other query?
User :   Tank you doctor, and anything for water in my stomach, I am scared to drink water, because as I drink it it starts to move around in my stomach and makes me very uncomfortable
Doctor :   this happens because the gut starts moving fast
User :   I am scared to drink water and so I am dehydrated, and had to take electrolyte solution sip by sip
Doctor :  
becuse of the problem i meentioned earlier.
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In medical term we describe this as irritable bowel syndrome.
Doctor :  
I am not telling you that you have that disease.
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you have symptoms similar to it.
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I have given you the treatment.
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This will help you..
User :   Any advice towards my HBV treatment doctor?
Doctor :   Heavy load of HBV virus leads to liver complications.
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And this is the only complication that we have.
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Hence HBV infection can be controlled with antiviral drugs.
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There are many antivirals that help in that.
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With those you can lead a almost normal life.
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These drugs are costly and hence started only after checking the virus load in the body.
User :   which place would you recommend for me, I have had it for almost 10 years now.
Doctor :  
Hence your treating doctor can advise you better than me. as he knows more about your condition.
Doctor :  
There are many doctors who deal with Hepatitis treatment.'
Doctor :  
Since you are already looking for one
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You can try with him.
User :   I have not done that as the interferon and Lumavidin have serious side effects, so I am not sure.
Doctor :  
If you dont find use ful than we shall find a better one for you may be close to your place
Doctor :   yes the drugs have side effects too, but if the viral load is high then its better to start the those antivirals/
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Is there any other query?
User :   Alright doctor, is there any serious symtoms that I should be looking for until I get on to anti viral regimen
User :   such that where I need to stop and run to the hospital right away, as I am doing my day to day activity right now
Doctor :  
liver complication present as jaundice, vomiting, blood in vomitus, passing chocolate colored stools,
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abdominal distension, breating difficulty,
User :   I have had chocolate colored stool quite a few time
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swelling in the legs.
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If they persists and if the whole stool is chocolate colored
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then you need attention.
User :   one time it is chocolate and later it is light yellow
Doctor :   That is ok.
User :   Alright doctor, I will try your recommendation, should I get back to you in few days?
Doctor :  
But if you find the whole stool as dark chocolate colored then visit a doctor
Doctor :   You can.
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Let us know if you cannot locate that doctor
User :   Doctor it is mixed, I go to toilet 3-4 times, some times it is chocolate some times it is whitish yellow, not consistent
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or you dont find him use full
User :   How do I get back to you?
Doctor :   The only means of contacting us is through chat or telephonic conversation
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You can log back for chat with the doctor through this website.
User :   Do I need to refer to this conversation next time?
Doctor :  
This chat is valid for 7 days.
Doctor :  
you just have to login again and start chating.
Doctor :   Is there any other query?
User :   so far the only thing concerning me is chocolate coloured stool which I had few times other then that I have no other symtoms, do you think I should try gelusil and see how it responds
Doctor :  
yes you try it.
Doctor :   also check your liver function test and coagulation profile.
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If the coagulation profile is mormal then you you dont have to worry a bit also on your chocolate colored stools.
User :   All right doctor, thanks for your time, I will get that done.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Sure will do, Thanks again
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