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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi
User :   My mother is suffering a shooting nerve pain which starts from her face and runs down till her neck.
User :   Though we have visited some neurologists in Mumbai, we havent been able to get a medicine that has worked on her
Doctor :   which part of the face ?
Doctor :   how old is your mother ? Is she diabetic ?
User :   it starts from her cheek and runs down till her chin
User :   She is 60 years of age and she is NOT a diabetic
User :   She is not suffering from any other ailments
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she have any tooth pain ?
Doctor :   are you there ?
Doctor :   Hi. There are other patients online and you seem to be away from the desk so please log back again. Thanks.
User :   Are you there
User :   I got disconnected
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does she have any tooth pain ?
User :   not now
User :   but she has got some extractions done in the past
User :   tooth extractions
Doctor :   how long back ?
User :   5 years
User :   she has been suffering from the nerve problem since 2003
User :   but the intensity of the pain has gone up by 100%
Doctor :   any pain near her ears/ upper part of face?
User :   You are physician or specialise in a particular field
Doctor :   physician
User :   yes the pain is in the upper part of the face starting from area near her nose to area till chin
Doctor :   from what you have told me
Doctor :   it sounds like a condition called trigeminal neuralgia
User :   the doctors we have visited have diagnosed it as trigeminal neuralgia
User :   oh yes you are right
Doctor :   see- the best person to guide you on the treatment options is your treating neurologist -
Doctor :   where are you taking the treatment ?
User :   We have visited Dr. P Ashok in Hinduja Hospital
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   has she taken only medicines/ or has any other procedure been advised/ done?
User :   We had even tried Kerela Ayurvedic medicine but it hasnt helped...
Doctor :   are you in Mumbai?
User :   the doctor has put her on a single tablet for the day till 10 days and after that he will increase the dosage
Doctor :   is it giving her any relief?
Doctor :   at all?
User :   he has mentioned that if it doesnt help we';; have to then go in for a surgery
User :   its not giving her relief to a good extent
Doctor :   yes- you have options like alcohol injections-
Doctor :   or others that can help
User :   may be as soon as she takes it , the frequency might have rediced but whenver the pain starts, the intensit of the pain hasnt reduced
Doctor :   ok....
User :   yes we are in mumbai
Doctor :   , for persistent pain surgery is a good option but the side effects are
User :   is it possible to meet a specialist doctor in bangalore
Doctor :   facial numbness of varying degree
User :   we will be travelling to blore
Doctor :   yes you can-
Doctor :   when will you be coming to bangalore?
User :   april
User :   you were mentioning the side effects
Doctor :   of the surgery yes-
Doctor :   see- essentially the aim of the many surgery procedures is to either damage or destroy the part of the trigeminal nerve that's the source of your pain
Doctor :   so it can numbness of the area of nerve supply to a varying degree- as this nerve is the responsible for
Doctor :   most of facial sensation
User :   so how will it handicap her? if she touches her face, shewont feel the touch
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   on the affected side?
User :   yes
Doctor :   yes- it will- pls ignore the Q mark
Doctor :  
if you want to see a specialist in Bangalore you can mail us at YYYY@YYYY with the details
Doctor :   and we will mail you back
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   Thank you Doctor for all the help
User :   whats your name?
Doctor :   Hi. My name is Dr. Anurag
Doctor :   Hope this has been of help to you.
Doctor :   Thanks for using HealthcareMagic. I hope you will refer the portall to your friends and family
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