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Parotitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   My husband is under treatment for parotitis. Today he is getting severe pain on the left side of the pelvic right upto his testes. Is it anything serious
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age 52, service - finance related, married, dependents - wife and daughter
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ha sit started only todat?
Doctor :   today?
User :   since yesterday evening
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he have any upper abdominal pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the most common cause for this is usually mumps
User :   sorry I was referring the pain in the lower abdominal area
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   i know
Doctor :   mumps can sometimes cause
Doctor :   as complication
Doctor :   orchitis
Doctor :   or inflammation of testes
User :   is it serious
Doctor :   it is a complication of mumps
Doctor :   he may need to take a consultation again
User :   as today is a sunday it willbe difficult to get medical help. so wanted to know how serious is it
Doctor :   is the pain unbearable?
User :   tolerable to a certain extent
Doctor :   has he taken any painkillers?
User :   he is already on pain killers as the parotitis problem is going on from the 12th of may
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the pain getting relieved on taking them?
User :   gets slightly better and after sometime starts again
User :   since this is a new development
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   is there any fever
Doctor :   vomittings
User :   yes i feel the body warm but the thermometer does not show any temperature
Doctor :   i suggest that you give him plenty of oral fluids
User :   no vomitting. on a liquid diet or soft foods mostly
Doctor :   and give a paracetamol tablet after food
Doctor :   if the symptoms worsen you have to rush him to an emergency
User :   ok
User :   is it serious,
User :   i am a bit worried
Doctor :   yes its a mildly serious condition
User :   ok thanks a lot
Doctor :   also i asuggest that
Doctor :   you consult a doctor at the earlest
Doctor :   if the symptoms dont subside or worsen
User :   ok
Doctor :   if not today
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   thanks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you watch for tese symptoms
Doctor :   any fever vomittings worsening of pain
User :   ok thank a lot. It has been very helpful
Doctor :   bye
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