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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :  
i have a question
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :  
my dad took a walk in the park today
Doctor :  
Proceed with your query
Doctor :  
Ok
User :  
so i don tknow if he has a cold from it
User :  
but he says he feels nauseous
User :  
and his left arm is numb for about 1 1/2 hr already
Doctor :   Ok
User :  
he fell asleep on the couch and woke up feeling nauseous
User :  
with his left arm being numb
Doctor :  
Is this the first time your dad is facing this problem?
User :  
well he said i get numbs before
User :  
but it goes away
User :  
quick
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May I ask you few questions to know about him?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
May I know his age?
User :  
62
Doctor :  
Does he have elevated blood sugars, increased blood pressure?
User :   i think so
Doctor :  
Does he have any other illness?
User :  
yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :  
he have medicine for thyroid
User :  
and
User :  
hearburns
Doctor :  
Such sudden symptoms cannot be ignored
Doctor :  
and he will need a Physical Examination
User :   but could it be due to a cold? because he said he went to walk in the park in eveing
Doctor :  
to evaluate about his symptoms
User :  
and maybe he caught a cold
Doctor :  
But he has numbness
User :  
can it be a stroke or TIA? can they last more than 1 hr?
User :  
for numbness
Doctor :  
Had loss of consciousness like symptom s
Doctor :  
which can have a neurological cause

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