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Reasons for excessive sweating, pain in stomach - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. here.
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query.
User :   my mother has been experiencing extreme sweating
User :   i wanted to know what could be the possible reasons for the same
Doctor :   please provide her age, location, height, weight, details of past medical illness and treatment.
User :   Age is 60, Location is , Height is 5.1, weight is 50 kg,
User :   medical: migraines, ulcers in the past
Doctor :   has anytime her sugar levels and blood pressure checked?
User :   sugar i have given for testing. Random sugar
Doctor :   since when she is having problem of excessive sweating?
User :   BP no
User :   past week
Doctor :   does she have any other symptoms associated?
User :   like what?
Doctor :   like restlessness, omactrouble, palpitations, chest discomfort etc
Doctor :   is she on any medications?
User :   yes maybe some of these like chest discomfort
User :   not on any medications curretntly
Doctor :   please describe her symptoms in detail and please tell if she has any other symptom apart from sweating. It will help in looking for the probable cause
User :   She feels tired and worn out in addition to sweating
User :   Some time is experiencing pain in the stomach
User :   and has gas as well
Doctor :   is she on any medications for her gastric symptoms?
User :   not currently
Doctor :   when is the sweating more? is there any precipitating factor to induce sweating?
Doctor :   or is the sweating present all the time?
User :   sweating is persistent for most of the time
Doctor :   her stomach pain and gas symptoms could be due to the gastritis.
User :   the moment she goes in the kitchen she starts sweating
User :   her whole back is full of sweat
Doctor :   she should get an evaluation done by a gastroenterologist
User :   she doesnt recall sweating so much in the past
User :   and because of the sweating i think she feels dehydrated
Doctor :   for the sweating , she has to go ahead with these steps: User :   ok, please tell me
Doctor :   1) get a examination done to look for causes
Doctor :   2) blood tests to loook for hormonal disturbances like thyroid and lipid profile
Doctor :   3) test for complete hemogram
Doctor :   4) gastroenterology opinion
Doctor :   5) Blood pressure check up
User :   what is hemogram?
Doctor :   it is complete blood counts along with peripheral smear
User :   and shd she go to a physician for examination or any specialist
Doctor :   first a physician examination, and then gastyroenterologist
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   after her test results are done, if anything comes abnormal, further course of treatment will be decided based on that.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no right now, thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   bye
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