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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   Hi my mother is age 59 she first got like a bump in the top of her throat and when she touches the lump it feels like it gets bigger she has gone to doctors and can't seem to find any thing. Also her skin is getting like elefante skin but it's not thick it looks like leather, wrinkled but doctors seem to say she is okay. Also she feels like little animals crawling in her skin. Can't sleep, lost sleep to a point were last night she didn't sleep at all. As you see very concern about my mother please let me know of any suggestions or possiblities been to different doctor but no one seem to see a problem.
Doctor :   Hello
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Give me a min please
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   Since when she has been facing this problem >?
User :   About 1 month
Doctor :   any loss or gain in weight ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Does she has any opther medical problems like diabetes or high blood pressure ?
Doctor :   other**
User :   She had a blood test and came back with only high cholesterol
Doctor :   Ok well to begin with from the signs and symptoms you have told me i will tell you what could be the possible cause
Doctor :   and tests you need to do in order to find the cause
Doctor :   1) Thyroid problem
Doctor :   2) Scleroderma
Doctor :   now we have to do few tests so that we can rule out these conditions
Doctor :   she needs to get her thyroid level tested
Doctor :   and and antibody test for ANA
Doctor :   also her serum calcium level
Doctor :   Are you following me ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok good
Doctor :   well these tests will help us to get the right dieagnosis
Doctor :   and once its done she can be treated appropriately
Doctor :   diagnosis **
User :   Okay thank you for the info.
Doctor :   Your most welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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