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Advice on copper T, low child body weight - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   i need an advice on copper T
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what advise?
User :   i want to know how good n safe it is and if there wud be any side effects
User :   and mainly when i should go for putting it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   27,house wife,bangalore,married
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have children?
User :   yes i have a girl child of 2 n half yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you using any contraceptive?
User :   only condoms
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the few complication that can be expexted after copper T insertion are
Doctor :   bleeding
Doctor :   expulsion of the device
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   the moment of the device into the bladder
Doctor :   have i answered your query?
User :   partly
Doctor :   how better you want the query to be answered?
User :   when is the right time to go for it doc?
Doctor :   ok
User :   like i heard few of my friends saying to go in between ur periods n some saing thts not needed
Doctor :   before going to get it inserted make sure that you are not pregnant
Doctor :   yes what your friends have suggested is true
User :   ok
User :   would it make the pain less when i go between my periods?
Doctor :   the reason being to prevent expulsion
User :   ohh ok
User :   i had an abortion in march so is it ok to put this now?
Doctor :   have you had check curratage done? after the abortion
User :   i have done that
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctor said that i have two cycts
Doctor :   ok
User :   so wud tht be a problem
Doctor :   where were they exactly?
User :   ovary i suppose
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the contrindications for copper t insertion are
Doctor :   # Benign gestational trophoblastic disease
Doctor :   Cervical cancer
User :   what is that doctor?
User :   ohh
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   thatis not cervical cancer
Doctor :   it is a premalignant condition
User :   is that a serious problem doc?
Doctor :   in the natural coourse it is not
Doctor :   serious
User :   so should i go for that or not
Doctor :   you can go
User :   i want to have a baby aftr 3 yrs so is that ok
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok doc
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes doc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   regarding this everything is clear but i am very scared to go for it actually
User :   thanks a lot for ur advice doc
Doctor :   there is intially bleeding after the insertion you should accept this
Doctor :   have you filled the form that i sent?
User :   for a day or so or for longer period?
Doctor :   it may there foe about aweek
User :   ok and would the periods i have get heavier n painful after this insertion?
Doctor :   if it is more than that then its indication for the removal
User :   ok so if bleeding is more than a week its indication for removal rt
Doctor :   they generally say prolonged bleeding it is the dictor's choice
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   is there any thing else?
User :   nothing else doc
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you filled the feed back form
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   yes i replied bk but u didn tget it i suppose
Doctor :   it is my moderator who gets that
User :   a form that came in between i had filled up
Doctor :   i have to confirm that from you
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thank you
User :   thank u
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye doc
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   yes XXXXXXXX what's your query?
User :   i have a daughter of 2 yrs n 8 months old
Doctor :   ok
User :   her weight is only 11kgs and that is my problem
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was here birth weight?
User :   recently she got sick for 3 days n now she has sever cough n cold
User :   she weighed 3.2kgs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she immunized upto date?
User :   yes doc she is
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was she on breast feeding?
User :   yes she was for 1 n half yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   at what age was the weaning food started?
User :   she was a chubby baby for 6 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   at what age was the weaning food started?
User :   she started getting stomach problems from then ok
User :   u mean solid food doctor?
Doctor :   yes foods other than breast milk
User :   from 6 month onwardw
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did she have any long term illness?
User :   she only had lactose intolerance problem till 2 yrs nothing apart from that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was this diagnosed ?
User :   when she was about 6 or 7 months old
Doctor :   and how long was the baby fed on milk and milk products?
User :   i used to give her zerolac powder till 2 yrs of age
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor/Taken any medication?
User :   yes v had seen a doctor n he told us to giv zerolac.she had to be admitted in hospital for a week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last you visited a doctor for this reason for failure to thrive?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   gt disconnected doc
User :   sorry
Doctor :   ok
User :   n she was 2 yrs n he said she was fine now
v met the doc wh
Doctor :   ok
User :   i give her milk,cheese n all milk products now
User :   she has all the food but never puts on weight
Doctor :   you said she has lactose intolerance?
User :   she had till 2 yrs of age
Doctor :   who advised to give milk products after the age of 2
User :   the doctor itself told us to try giving them in between
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can't improve your body's ability to produce lactase
User :   ok
Doctor :   lacyase the enzeyme that is defecient in lactose intolerance patients
User :   ok
Doctor :   But you can usually control the symptoms of lactose intolerance by modifying your diet and using special products made for people with this condition.
Doctor :   You may even be able to increase your tolerance to dairy products by gradually introducing them into your diet.
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   that may be the reason that your doctor would have suggested
User :   that is what i did for her n now she is fine
User :   i giv her milk twice a day,a slice of cheese
User :   she is ok with all that
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then the child should gain weight in due course of time
User :   she is very active,never sits in a place..has food but not puttin gon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she able to walk?
User :   she walks n runs well
Doctor :   what are the words that she can talk?
User :   she talks very fluently
User :   she is 2 yrs n 8 months old doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is she bed wetting?
User :   no she doesnt,she is potty trained
Doctor :   the development mile stones are normal to the age
User :   then why the weight problem doctor
Doctor :   i think the baby should catch up the weight in due course pf time
User :   all doctors i go to say she is under weight
Doctor :   the causes baby not gaining weight are not always medical
User :   ok
Doctor :   there are times when the parents try to avoid certain foods on fearing that that food can afect the baby
User :   i give her everything doctor,never avoid anything except lot of junk food
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there anything that i can give her to increase her weight ?
Doctor :   the diet that have started
Doctor :   will take some time for the baby to catch up
Doctor :   provided the baby doesn't fall sick in the due course
User :   ohh ok
User :   thats the problem
User :   she puts on a bit thn gets fever or cold n goes down again
User :   she had just become 12kgs n then got this fever cold n cough n has gone down again
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have ia answered your query?
User :   hmm yes but just one thing
Doctor :   ok
User :   nothing can be given to increase her weight doctor?
Doctor :   there are food supplements available
Doctor :   but which one is best for the child should be determined by your doctor
User :   could u name them doctor?
Doctor :   Dr
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and do inform me when done.
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help you with?
User :   i have filled the form doctor
User :   yes ,i want the names of the fod supplements u told me about doctor
User :   i could ask my doctor about them n give her
Doctor :   ypur doctor is the best person to decide
Doctor :   as the doctor would have nown the childs history
User :   my doctor never has told me about any such food supplements
User :   he always tells me to give her natural food
Doctor :   that's what is advised
Doctor :   as the nutritional supplements are required only in sever failure to gain weight
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   nothing else doctor
Doctor :   thank you, bye
User :   thanks a lot for replying to all of my questions
Doctor :   bye
User :   i dont think i could consult a doctor in his clinic for such long time
User :   bye
Doctor :   bye
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