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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   what is wrong with my arm? goes numb, I've thrown up, hurts up to my neck, and my leg hurts too, same side.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   its not high blood pressure, checked that
Doctor :   Ok, that is fine

User :   tingles in the last two fingers
Doctor :   How about fever?
User :   nope
Doctor :   can you bend your neck well?

User :   its been hurting for months, but gotten worse lately
User :   yes, no straings or crinks
User :   in the neck
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   since you are having complaints in both the limbs

Doctor :   meaning upper and lower
Doctor :   on the same side
Doctor :   it does hint for a neurological issue
Doctor :   thought not confirmed as such
Doctor :   for further evaluation
User :   ok
User :   so throwing up is normal?
Doctor :   throwing up, do you feel vomiting sensation

Doctor :   or is it very quick
Doctor :   without any sensation
User :   just after I eat, the arm hurts worse and I feel like puking, I do
User :   and feel better
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   You shall need a physical examination
Doctor :   meaning evaluation of the sensory and motor systems
Doctor :   and comparison b/w the right and left sides
User :   ok, could this be related to a testicle problem? I kind of have one.
User :   but its gone away a little bit
User :   same side
Doctor :   for this problem, you should consult a Neurologist
Doctor :   for a complete neurological examination
User :   ok
User :   lets see
User :   can I ask more?
Doctor :   Sure

Doctor :   Proceed with it
User :   ok,I have hydro celes on my left testicle, will they go away on their own?
User :   or need to be removed?
Doctor :   Hydrocele cannot recover spontaneously

Doctor :   it shall require surgical correction
User :   ok
User :   can I relieve the pain in the arm until I go to the doctor? wear a brace or anything?
Doctor :   along with pain, you do have numbness as well right

User :   yes
Doctor :   so, what is the severity of pain on a scale of 1-10

User :   3
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is mild then
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   31
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can take a Tylenol till then for pain
Doctor :   and if you have a brace
Doctor :   you can use it
User :   ok
Doctor :   as it does offer certain amount of rest to the muscles
User :   ok
User :   how much time do I have left?
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?

User :   ye
User :   yes
Doctor :   4-5 minutes I guess

Doctor :   You can continue
User :   ok
User :   last one
Doctor :   No problem
User :   how much tylenol can I take and still drink alcohol?
Doctor :   Alcohol, keep it less than 2 drinks per day

Doctor :   any day
User :   ok
Doctor :   and regarding Tylenol you can take a DS-double strenght tablet
Doctor :   but not more than 3 per day
User :   but with that no more than two drinks?
Doctor :   take it as per the severity of your pain
Doctor :   Not just with that, it is applicable at all times
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Does that end your query?
User :   ok, one more
Doctor :   Sure
User :   my heart beats fast at nite sometimes? wakes me up, should I be concerned?
User :   Im out of time
User :   thanks anyway
Doctor :   Since when is it?

Doctor :   Ok, I thing it is timing out
User :   thanks doc
User :   bye
Doctor :   If you are having breathing difficulites along with fast heart beats
User :   go on
Doctor :   then it is of concern, to keep it short
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
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