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Regarding postmortem/autopsy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help yu
User :   HI CAN I STILL DONATE MY BODY FOR TEACHING MED STUDENTS AS IM 24 YEARS OLD BUT AM ILL WITH CANCER OF THE BRAIN STEM THAY CARNT TREAT ??
Doctor :  
yes yu donate the body
User :   I HOPED YOU SAY I STILL CAN AS I THINK ITS BEST STUDENTS USE REAL CADAVERS FOR TEACHING ANATOMY I PLEASED THERE STILL USE ME
User :   MOST CADAVERS ARE OLDER SO WILL THAY LEARN AS MUCH FROM ME AS AN OLDER CADAVER ??
Doctor :   yes i agree with you

Doctor :  
most of the cadevers are older so will
User :   SO THERE LEARN AS MUCH FROM MY BODY AS THAY WOULD FROM AN OLDER CADAVER YES ??
Doctor :  
the new cadavers are help u a lot
User :   ONCE IM DEAD MY BODY BE SENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL YES
Doctor :   it will be sent meedical school
User :   WHAT WILL BE DONE WITH MY BODY WHERE THERE STORE IT ??
Doctor :  
they will store it in a medical autopsy
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room
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not to worry be relaxed
User :   IM NOT WORRIED JUST ASKING I BE DEAD I WONT KNOW WHATS HAPPENING TO ME WILL I
Doctor :   you wont be knowing
User :   MAY I ASK WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BODY IN AUTOPSY ROOM IS THIS WHERE THERE DISSECT ME ??
Doctor :  
yes they dissect you there in the autospsy
User :   WILL THE STUDENTS DISSECT ALL MY BODY ??
Doctor :  
it will be done by parts by parts
User :   IN A VIDIO I SAW ON NET THE CADAVERS LEGS WHERE STRAPED IN AIR AND THAY CUT DOWN HIS PENIS AND CUT THE PELVIS APART WILL THIS HAPPEN TO ME ??
Doctor :  
they will dissects your body by one by one
Doctor :  
first is upper limbs
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second is lower limbs
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then is abdomen and thorax
Doctor :  
it will be parts by parts
User :   SO MY BODY MAY END UP WITH ITS LEGS STRAPED TO A METAL FRME THING AND HAVE MY PELVIS CUT LIKE IN VIDIO ??
Doctor :  
once u give ur body for medical school...u will be no more owner of ur own body...
Doctor :  
so its all upto them....
User :   I KNOE AND IM PLESED TO GIVE THEM MY BODY FOR USE BUT I JUST WOUDERING IS THE VIDIOS YOU CAN SEE ON NET TRUE WILL THIS HAPPEN TO MY BODY NOT THAT IT MATTERS
Doctor :   i will def appreciate ...ur decission of donating ur..body ..and i can understand ur agony...

Doctor :  
yes they will...but first thing u shld do while donating ur body is...u shld stop loving ur body...and think that ur body is usefull for a very AAAAAAA purpose
Doctor :   i appreciate if u pls..turn off capslock mode
User :   ok and im happy my body can help teach anatomy may i ask will i be embaled at any time ??
Doctor :   yes it will be stored ...so that it will not be decayed...
User :   when stored am i clothed or unclothed and where am i stored ??
Doctor :   the love towards ur body is making u think like this...but ur body is gonna help 100 students and give them knowledge to treat some lakhs of people..so ur body is gonna help lakhs of people
Doctor :   u will be undressed..and stored in a dissection room
User :   where in dissection room ??
Doctor :  
stored in chloroform water
User :   what that does to my body then
User :   what that does to my body then
Doctor :  
nothing...it is used to preserve ur body...so that it will not be putrified
User :   ok will i be with other cadavers when being in the water ??
Doctor :   they will store separately..
User :   ok how long will i be stored before use in most cases ??
Doctor :   it depends upon the medical school and availability of cadavers...

Doctor :  
some medical schools have cool compartments ..which store for many days...
User :   will i still be unclothed when placed in one of the cold stores ??
Doctor :  
yup...u will be undressed
User :   will i still be embalmed ??
Doctor :   yes

User :   may i ask how does embalming fluid get inside a body then ??
Doctor :   by the process of..diffusion only some fluid will enter into ur body tissue
User :   am i covered when in store ??
Doctor :   no u will not be covered
User :   what am i placed on for dissection to take place ??
Doctor :   placed on a table
User :   will many students dissect me ??
Doctor :   yes

User :   for how long ?
Doctor :  
for one year
User :   may i ask when my penis is dissected as itwill be yes does haveing a pirced glaned make any diff will the ring be removed ??
Doctor :   once ur body is dissected into 5 main parts
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1 head and neck,2 thorax 3 legs 4 arms 5 pelvis
Doctor :   and it depends upon the proffeser to decide which part to be dissected first
User :   so im not placed whole in dissection lab then i be cut in to sections before that yes ??
Doctor :  
yes
User :   who cuts my body ready for dissection ??
Doctor :   it will be cut to 5 parts by assistants in the dissection hall

Doctor :  
then each part will be further cut by proffesor and students
User :   ic so as im now when dead there take my body store it then ready be taken to hall where assitant cuts me ready for students to dissect the part thay wish too ??
Doctor :  
yes xactly
User :   can i ask is electric saws used for cutting me apart ??
Doctor :  
it again depends upon the institute which u donate
User :   where are you which country ??
Doctor :   bangalore,india
User :   can thay use my body there ??
Doctor :  
ya ..u can donate anywhere
User :   will thay take me as im from us ??
Doctor :   but there will be certain formalities which i m not aware of

Doctor :   which place are u from

User :   im from florida us can thay take me and use me ??
Doctor :   i dont know about the ..formalities...only thing i know is anyone can donate their bodies

User :   in india there still use me as im white does col matter ??
Doctor :   i m sorry..i have no idea abt that..u shld enquire the respective institutes for that

User :   can you help with any that may use me ??
Doctor :   i m sorry...i dnt have their contact no. i think u can google it and find out

User :   ok may i ask for a few monthes now there is a blue black type of vian that comes up on my left side of my scrotum and its painfull for a day or 2 then gone what can it be ??
Doctor :   do u have swelling in the scrotum??

User :   yes sumtimes when vain is up what is it ??
Doctor :   when it was diagnosed as brain stem cancer?????

User :   about 6 monthes ago can this be part of cancer ??
Doctor :  
rthis scrotal sweeliong has come after it has been diagnosed??
User :   no i did have before a bit but did not know i had cancer then
Doctor :   it may be related or non related...we can come to a conclussion only after physical examination
Doctor :  
probable diagnosis may be 1 secondaries from brain stem cancer
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2 ] varicose veins of scrotum
User :   if its 2nd one can anything be done ??
Doctor :  
it again depends upon the severity
User :   ok will my reporductive organs stay attached to my pelvis when im cut ready for dissection ??
Doctor :  
yes
User :   where will the cuts be made to take my body apart ??
Doctor :  
it depends upon the person cutting
User :   whats the most method used ??
Doctor :  
they will cut at shoulder joint to detach arms
Doctor :  
cut near hip joint to detach ur legs
Doctor :  
at ur necl lvel to detach head and neck from thorax
User :   ok so how long after my death will this happen ??
Doctor :   please fill the feed back from
Doctor :   AAAAAAA i will get back to your queries, will consult with senior doctors (forensic medicine experts) and will get back to you with perfect answers.
Doctor :  
is that fine
User :   yes and thanks how you going contact me ??
Doctor :   yu can come and chat with us after 24 hrs
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by 24 hrs we will gather as much as information possible and will be able to answer your all questions correctly
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ok
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take care
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