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Low back ache problem,intolerance to cold - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   testing with a client
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   how to manage low back ache
Doctor :   Can I ask few relevant questions to help me understand the problem and thereby suggest you the measures ?
User :   sure.
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   28 m
Doctor :   Since when are you suffering from the back ache?
User :   2 yrs
Doctor :   May I know your present height and weight?
User :   55 kgs ; 5 ' 6 "
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you experiencing any difficulties while passing urine?
User :   sometime
Doctor :   Is the pain radiating down to your legs too?
User :   ya
Doctor :   Do you notice weakness of the legs?
User :   ya.
Doctor :   Have you seen any doctor in the past for the current symptom?
Doctor :   Have you tried any medications/treatment for the same?
User :   they say its a regular with IT people
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you tried any medications/treatment for the same?
User :   no treatment underwent.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   sure.
Doctor :   Yes, sitting for a long time, lack of physical exercise and improper posture can cause back aches(as suggested by your previous doctor),
User :   yes.
Doctor :   however presence of limb weakness and difficulty in passing urine are indications of a much serious concern.
User :   ohk.
Doctor :   Evaluation in the form of X Ray's and Scans are essential to see if there are evidence of nerve compressions or spinal canal stenosis
Doctor :   that may be responsible for the back ache.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Hence my first suggestion is that you
Doctor :   1. Consult an orthopedician or a spine surgeon for evaluation and the scans.
Doctor :   2. While looking for the specialist
Doctor :   you can follow the other measures which are as follows
Doctor :   a. Use simple analgesics such as Ibuprofen 200mg tablets as and when you have severe pain
Doctor :   * avoid these drugs if you have gastritis or renal disease
Doctor :   2. Good and ample bed rest.
Doctor :   c. Physiotherpy and regular back exercise (involviing back stretching exercises) will help in reducing the pain.
Doctor :   These are few home available tips that can help you.
Doctor :   Apart from this, the specialist will prescribe you few other medical drugs, or injectable drugs,
Doctor :   and if the scans are grossly abnormal, you may need surgical treatment.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ohk.
User :   yes.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   i've a query
User :   i'm 28 yrs old Female
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   today i had a meeting in our board room with abt 7 ppl
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i was the only one wearing the jacket to avoid cold & all the others were not wearing any sweater or anything
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but i was still feeling too cold than others
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i've a query here
User :   if i've any vitamin defeciency where i'm feeling very cold than others
Doctor :   Are you generally intolerant to cold or was this an isolated incident?
User :   its a bit usual
Doctor :   Ok
User :   where others wud not feel much cold & i feel it to b very cold
Doctor :   May I know your height and weight?
Doctor :   Do you have dry skin?
User :   5'4" & 53Kgs
User :   its normal
User :   not too dry & too oily
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   not everytime
Doctor :   Can you explain?
User :   everytime its 5 days delay & sometimes its 10 days & there were 2 odd instances in the last 2 yrs that it delayed for 2 months
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for this symptom?
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as hypothyroidism?
User :   earlier whn it skipped for one month ... & she suggested its usual
User :   i dont understand wht is hypothy....
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   thanks doc
User :   i shallet back to you
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries
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