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Spotting due to diet changes, cough and nasal congestion in 3 yr old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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Doctor :   hi are you back?
User :   yes sorry
User :   this is the same dr.?
Doctor :  
yes it is the same doctor
Doctor :  
you can proceed
User :   ok you asked about how many pads and i said 2-3 its very light...
Doctor :  
ok
User :   my diet was no carbs..
User :   and high protein
Doctor :  
what are the diet changes have you made?
Doctor :   can you provide me with your height and weight?
User :   5'4..275
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
was the diet change you made advised by someone? or was it spontaneous from your side?
User :   im having weight loss surgery in a week..its required to shrink my liver
Doctor :  
so are you still on the no carbs and high protien diet?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   yes
User :   the spotting isnt enough to get on my underwear, but every other time i use the bathroom, its when i wipe i see it
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
as per the history given by you, the spotting is probably due to the sudden diet change that is made.
User :   ok that can cause it?
User :   because normally, my diet is strictly carbs! HAHA
Doctor :   yes it can cause it
User :   is pregnancy an option?
Doctor :  
it is a normal phenomenon to occur
Doctor :  
untill your body gets adjusted
Doctor :  
to the changed diet
Doctor :   if you were on a birth control pills, then pregnancy cannot be an option

User :   ok just making sure..
User :   What type of Dr. are you
Doctor :  
however if you have missed a couple of pills then to be sure, you can undergo a urine pregnancy test.
Doctor :  
I am a General Practitioner
User :   i havent missed any..just taken a few hours different
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
then the question of pregnancy is ruled out
User :   but just to be safe, when could i take a test
Doctor :  
you can take the test anytime now in next couple of days.
User :   ok and about the low carb diet..have you heard of another way to shrink the liver
Doctor :  
and continue to take your birth control pills as before
Doctor :  
you can continue the diet as advised to you
Doctor :  
your body will slowly adapt to the prescribed diet
User :   ok
Doctor :  
on completing the pills you will have your normal period as usual
Doctor :  
and start the next pack of pills after the period.
User :   then that would be anywhere from wednesday to sat.
Doctor :  
yes
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   are you familiar with childrens sickness and medication
Doctor :  
yes
Doctor :  
you can proceed
User :   my daughter is 3 with no fever or other symptoms but has a productive cough and runny/and congested nose
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
have you given her any medications for these symptoms?
User :   ive been giving her robutussin expectorant/suppresent/decongestent
Doctor :  
ok
User :   1/2 tsp
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what is your question?
User :   should i continue this medicine or take her in to see the Dr.
Doctor :  
since how man days is your daughter having these symptoms?
User :   4-5... do you reccomend another type of medicine
Doctor :  
how many times a day are you giving her the syrup?
User :   2
Doctor :  
is she better with the medication as compared to before?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
It is good to start with Robutussin but it should be given more frequently
User :   not coughing as much, but still having to clear her throat as if mucus was in it
Doctor :  
atleast 3 times a day
Doctor :  
since the first day of the symptoms
Doctor :  
so that it works faster and the recovery is fast too
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Now Is she having wheezing?
User :   no
Doctor :  
WHat is the color of the sputum and quantity each time she coughs out?
User :   she wont spit it out..but her nose is clear
Doctor :  
It could be an upper respiratory tract infection I suppose
User :   so continue medicine..
User :   and i have a vaporizer in her room
Doctor :  
God
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
It is good to have vaporizer
Doctor :  
Since it is 4 days since the start of the cough
Doctor :  
and not completely cured
Doctor :  
I think she needs a physical examination
Doctor :  
by a doctor
Doctor :  
and might need an antibiotic prescription
Doctor :  
too
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Nothing to worry about though
Doctor :  
It is that she did not respond to Robutussin
Doctor :  
I guess you got the Insurance cover
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Good
Doctor :  
I advice you to walk in a clinic
Doctor :  
for a simple chest examination
Doctor :  
to see everything is fine
Doctor :  
She might need a brochodilator and an expectorant which are not OTC
Doctor :  
anyway
User :   ok
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   Have you fill the feedback form?

User :   yes
Doctor :  
Anything I ca help you with?
User :   thats it..thanks
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now.
User :   bye
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