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Lump below chin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello....can i get my company's medical insurance details through this site?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User : prob...
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   I am sorry. You may use this portal to get advice from a doctor on health issues.
Doctor :   I would not be able to help you with medical insurance details
Doctor :   Do you have any medical query?
User :   i have a small lump below my chin..looks like a mosquito bite..the size varies little bit
Doctor :   Proceed.
User :   i noticed it couple of months ago
User :   i would like to get it tested...what kind of doctor should i go to? and what tests do you think will be needed?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Small nodular lumps under the chin is more likely to be a lymphnode enlargement.
Doctor :   It more likely is secondary to oral and throat problem.
Doctor :   You may consult an ENT specialist to look for an ENT problem.
User :   ok I will
User :   ok
Doctor :   You may need a few blood test such as complete blood count and ESR.
Doctor :   Other tests if needed will be decided based on the physical examination.
User :   yes I understand
User :   couple more
Doctor :   Few over conservative doctors may suggest a biopsy of the lump.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   I drink 4-5 times a will know if its affecting my liver or not? I mean the to what extent its affecting
Doctor :   Proceed.
Doctor :   Alcohol slowly and gradually cause liver damage depending on how long you been drinking, the quality of alcohol in your drinks.
User : last q
Doctor :   It is difficult to predict how much liver affecting you could have now.
Doctor :   However a liver function test ( a blood test)
User :   how can we detect cancers like lung and stomach? what kind of tests can we do?
Doctor :   will vaguely help us in determining if at all the liver has been damaged now.
Doctor :   Stomach cancers are most often symptomless. The only symptoms could be on and off pain.
Doctor :   One can detect stomach cancers early by endoscopy and biopsy.
Doctor :   Lung cancers can present with varied symptoms such as cough with or without blood for a while.
Doctor :   Xrays, CT / MRI scan of the test can detect presence of lung cancers.
User :   yes of course
Doctor :   If suspected, the diagnosis is confirmed either by CT guided biopsy or brochoscopy.
User :   thats it for the day :)
User :   Thank you very much for your advise
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   u too
User :   bye
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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