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Persisting cough for 4 months - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hi, My mother is suffering from cough
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when does she have the problem?
User :   and general doctor told there is some infection in the lungs
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   she has been suffering from the last 3-4 months
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   age:46 house wife, weight&height:58&5'2
Doctor :   Does she have any other health problems?
User :   sugar
User :   i mean diabetic
Doctor :   Is it under control?
User :   yes
Doctor :   What tests were done for the cough?
User :   x-ray and some tb test
User :   i don't remember what that test is called
Doctor :   Was there any weight loss or low grade fever along with the cough?
Doctor :   Mantoux?
User :   yes right
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was it positive?
User :   yes fever last week
Doctor :   Was Mantoux positive?
User :   yes. the doctor told there is no tb as per the test
User :   she is too weak
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Was she a known asthmatic?
User :   he said no asthma. he said only infection
Doctor :   Was there any recent weight loss the past 3-4 months?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   in the last 3-4 months a little bit but not really observed
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i am not sure if the doctor reports are exactly right
User :   i would like to get her to check with a specialist could you suggest which
User :   center of excellence shoud i go for?
User :   i mean speacialist?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you tell me what are her ESR findings?
User :   yes 1 min
User :   ESR-first time
= 38mm/half hour
ESR-after 1 hour=71mm
User :   after 1 month another test done
User :   ESR second time= 32mm/half hour
after 1 hour=78mm
Doctor :   I suggest that you consult a Pulmonologist in a city l
Doctor :   What medications is she taking?
Doctor :   as of now.
User :   in bangalore do you suggest any speacialist?
User :   some tablets doctor don't have names right now
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   what could be the problem? any priliminary guess?
Doctor :   The ESR elevation and the weight loss with fever could be TB but as the Mantoux was negative, the Xray finding has to be confirmatory.
Doctor :   She needs physical examination with a Pulmonologist to rule out TB.
Doctor :   Her Xrays need to be read by the specialist, then only a diagnosis can be made.
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   Ok
User :   could you suggest any one in bangalore? actaully i will stay 6 months more here
Doctor :   Ok.
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