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Pain in upper right side of the rib cage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello! Sir
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you
User :   I have pain in the upper right side of my rib cage
User :   I have a feeling of uneasiness in my right shoulder area
User :   This is going on since 1 year
Doctor :  
ok
User :   what is it
User :   feel like a swelling is there near my right armpit
Doctor :  
may i know your age and occupation?
User :   age is 32
User :   occupation teacher
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
does the pain increases on coughing, sneezing or doing activities like lifting tc?
User :   nope
User :   only if i touch
User :   that area
Doctor :  
pain on touching is in whcih area?
User :   near the upper right side of rib cage
Doctor :  
are you taking any medications for the pain? or the swelling?
Doctor :  
ok

User :   hello! Sir
User :   u there
Doctor :   are you back?
User :   yes sir it asked for payment
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so what do you suggest I should do
Doctor :   i suggest you should get yourself examined
Doctor :  
for the swelling and pain
Doctor :  
you will need a chest x-ray to be done
Doctor :  
and few blood investigations, like complete blood count, C- reactive protien, urine routine
Doctor :  
the investigations along with the physical examination will let us come to a proper conclusion
User :   sir what is C -reactive test
Doctor :  
so that proper and correct treatment can be initiated
Doctor :  
i will help you in that
User :   sir,once I get the x ray and blood test done done how do I send it to you
Doctor :  
you can come back to the chat and you c
Doctor :  
you can mail the reports to YYYY@YYYY
User :   no I mean how do I send it electronically to you
User :   ok
Doctor :  
C-reactive protien test is to check for any
User :   sir are you from India
Doctor :  
kind of inflammation going on inside the body
Doctor :  
yes we are from india-Bangalore
User :   Sir right now I am in US
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and it is no secret how the health care works here
User :   they will ask for prescription for me to get the test
User :   and I need to get preapproved from the insurance
Doctor :  
ok
User :   meaning the insurance decides if the test are necesssary or not
User :   they could even decline it if they feel it is not necessary
Doctor :   i will help you
User :   do you need my insurance number
Doctor :  
i suggest that you get a physical examination done
User :   sir but with what kind of a doctor
Doctor :  
and thereby get a prescription for the blood test and x-ray
User :   general physician
User :   othopedic
Doctor :  
yes
User :   or oncologist
Doctor :  
general physician would be fine
User :   k sir can you send a prescription
User :   for the above
User :   I do not trust the doctors here
User :   most of them are either compacent or not well qualified for their field
Doctor :  
as i have not examined you, i will not be able to give you the prescription
User :   k sir
User :   I will contact a local physican
Doctor :  
that is fine..you can do that
User :   can I give the physican your telephone number
User :   or do you want me to give you his telephone number
Doctor :  
you can give the healthcare magic number
Doctor :  
to the phycian
User :   k sir will do that
Doctor :  
physician
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no doc will get back to you with the info
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   I did
Doctor :  
you can surely get back with reports
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
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