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Query about Kidney transplantation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I want a suggestion reg Kidney transplant
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   carry on
User :   my dad have problem with both his kidneys
User :   He also got diabetics
User :   his age is 54yrs
Doctor :   ok
User :   do you suggest for Kidney transplantation ?
Doctor :   The indication for kidney transplant in Diabetic Nephropathy has many factors in consideration
Doctor :   the clinical status, his frequecny of dialysis, the response for dialysis, the availabiliy of suitable donors
User :   He is undergoing 2-3 times of dialysis per week
Doctor :   But as said it the definitive treatment or the endstage treatment for the diabetic nephropathy
Doctor :   So as soon as the transplantation is considered the quality of life improves
User :   Are there any symptoms for endstage ??
User :   How do we proceed for transplantation ?
Doctor :   Sorry I dint mean end stage
Doctor :   End treatment
Doctor :   the final treatment
User :   Whom do we need to approach, If the kidney need to be transplated of not ?? and what could be the approx Cost for surgery ?
Doctor :   Transplantation is costly
Doctor :   affair
Doctor :   I think he should be under a nephrologist supervision
Doctor :   right now
User :   yes, I understand Doctor
User :   But, recently he had a minor problem with Heart
Doctor :   Where is your father
Doctor :   O
User :   After few tests, Cardilogist has told that his heart is little enlarged
Doctor :   Did you know the diagnosis right now?
User :   What could be the reason ? Do you think is it because of dialysis ?
User :   No, I do not know the diagnosis yet
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   It could be something called Uremic pericarditis
Doctor :   or the Congestive heart failure
User :   How could this be related to Kidney .. Or does it got a different root cause ?
Doctor :   The kidney failure has some untoward effects on the heart
Doctor :   So unless you tell me the exact diagnsosi made at the hospital wher he is admitted
Doctor :   I cannot comment
Doctor :   YOu can refer to the discharge summary of the hospita
User :   I do not have the discharge summary
User :   right now
User :   but I can mail you the stuff once I get it frm my place
User :   Please give your contact ID
User :   So that I can get in touch with you
User :   and send the necessary reports
User :   Please tell me is that ok with you ?
Doctor :   Please confirm your details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY 0000
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Where is your father
User :   Visakhapatnam
Doctor :   Which doctor is treating him
User :   Dr XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   Which hospital in VIzag
User :   Apollo
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I think Dr XXXXXXXX XXXX would be doing fine with
Doctor :   him at Apollo
Doctor :   Anyway as we have database only for Bangalore
User :   Can you suggest any other doctors in Vizag
Doctor :   I can help you here
Doctor :   Please send the details scanned to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   and we can suggest some
Doctor :   Which city are you from
User :   OK
User :   I am from Bangalore
User :   Sure I will send you the details
User :   Thanks for your time
Doctor :   If yoiu would get him here we can help you
User :   Where are you located ?
Doctor :   But as such Dr ZZZZ , Dr XXXXXXXX of Care
Doctor :   Dr DDDD are some i knew of
Doctor :   in Vizag
Doctor :   For transplant hyd or bangalore is better
User :   Where is your hospital located
User :   How can we contact you ?
Doctor :   We are not in hospital
Doctor :   One of our doctors will get back to you soon with all the relevant details
Doctor :   That would be better
User :   OK
User :   could you please give me the details that you require again
Doctor :   The discharge summary of the last hosp admission at apollo
Doctor :   The doctors opinion there
User :   SUre
User :   I will send that
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   bye
User :   Thanks a lot doctor
User :   Bye
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