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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
My sister of 29 years old has been recommended Small intestine biopsy. Her WBC is more around 14000 and has Vitamin B12 deficiency. She has been suffering from stomach related problems from a couple of years now ever since she had typhoid for the second time. the result of the test would take 48 hours. However, my family is worried. Is there anything serious
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Sure
Doctor :   The biopsy is taken to confirm typhoid infection
User :   No
Doctor :   Its nothing to worry about being a minor procedure
User :   She has been suffering from diorrhoea
User :   and sever Stomach ache
Doctor :   The benfit of the test is to confiorm the diagnosis and so that we can give her the appropriate treatment
Doctor :   Since when
Doctor :   This test is done to confirm typhoid invovlement in interstine
User :   She had been been having this problem from around 10-12 years
Doctor :   Its cuarble
User :   when she had her typhoid infection
Doctor :   Yes typhoid is prone for recurrance
User :   but it has increased off late
Doctor :   And long standing in some cases
Doctor :   Thats why the biopsy is done
Doctor :   Did you follow me?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Is there anything els ican helpo you with?
User :   but what I am unable to understan is that her typhoid infection was around 12 years back
User :   can it affect even now
Doctor :   Dont worry about the biopsy it very minor procedure#
Doctor :   Yes tyhpoid is prone to recuurance
Doctor :   And a common complaint for previous infected individuals
User :   but he does not have typhoid now
Doctor :   Thats is to confirmed now after biopsy#
Doctor :   Probably she has
User :   but no fever
User :   only irritable bowel
User :   loose motiomns
User :   and stomach
Doctor :   Its not necessary for fever to occur as this time its infected the intestine
User :   Oh okie
Doctor :   biopsy will solve all the issues
User :   ok
User :   but it not related to cancer
Doctor :   Probably not
Doctor :   I she having sudden weight loss
User :   She has had weight loss
User :   but not drastic
Doctor :   Then it fine not to worry
User :   She had been having loose motions after every meal
Doctor :   thats a common problem in typhoid infection
User :   and you think WBC count of 14000 is OK
Doctor :   Yes
User :   hmm
User :   thanks for ur help
Doctor :   Normal count is 3.8 - 11.k / mm3
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Wishing her a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thanks
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