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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi,
I am having bad stomach for last one month.
Initially, it was mucus and later on stool turned clay\green and now it is black for past few days.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
Doctor :   May I know your age and sex please ?
User :   Hi
User :   I am
User :   26 yrs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your query ?
User :   yeah, please
Doctor :   Do you have any stomach cramps, pain ?
User :   no cramps, very mild pain in lower abdomen
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you ever see any blood in the stool ?
User :   no..i dont think so..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any diarrhea , vomiting or dysentry in the recent past ?
User :   yeah, it was 15 days ago..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Could you describe more ?
User :   it was diarrhea..
User :   although i vomitted once\twice..
Doctor :   Do you have a symptom that if you are going for any urgent work , you feel like visiting the Toilet ?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I felt as if stomcah has stopped absorbing anything
User :   sometimes
User :   but not always..
Doctor :   How about your diet in the last one month, have you taken any spicy or masala food?
User :   I had some spicy food on new year eve
User :   but nothing after that....and stomach problems started showing up after that day itself
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did you any time in the past have had a bout like this ?
User :   yes, I faced these troubles very frequently in my college days..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   land it was september this year ,when I had a similar problem
Doctor :   Did you consult a gastro at that time ?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes..he got umpteen tests done, colnoscopy, LFT etc
User :   but they were all normal
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you married or sexually active ?
User :   yes, I got married last year
User :   there?
Doctor :   Ok, Do you see any reddish or ulcerative patches in your vagina or that your gynecologist noticed or any problems while intercourse like pain or blood discharge ?
User :   I didnt notice that...
Doctor :   Ok, That is encouraging.
User :   no blood discharge of that sort observed
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Now let me tell you the differential diagnosis and please follow the following steps : Doctor :   1. Chronic amoebiasis would be the first DD.
Doctor :   Lodged in liver it can cause this again and again.
Doctor :   2. Giardiasis or any Bacterial Diarrhea.
Doctor :   3. Any traveller's diarrhea if you have eaten outside or any infection due to water or food.
Doctor :   Hope you are following.
User :   yes..what does DD mean
Doctor :   4. I would not rule out Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis
Doctor :   'Possibilties'
User :   ok
User :   so wat shud I do now ?
Doctor :   I would recommend to undrego the following tests : Doctor :   1. Stool routine and examination .
Doctor :   2. Ultrasound abdomen
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Endoscopy and Proctoscopy , if Endoscopy is non-conclusive.
User :   will get these done...
User :   actually i m in ofc..n my manager's calling
User :   will have to leave
Doctor :   Please get Colono-Sigmoido-Proctoscopy together after Endoscopy.
User :   hmm.. sure
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now.
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