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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning?
User :   Hello good morning doctor
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I need to ask about my father's recent report, age:60 Haemoglobin:4.6, RBC : 2.36, PCV:18.1, MCH:19.49, MCHC:25.41, RDW:24.1, Lymphocytes:43
User :   His weight is reduced 8 -10 kgs in 2-3 months
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   His reports are showing significant reduction of hemoglobin.
Doctor :   Values are very low when compared to the normal.
Doctor :   May I know the reason why the tests were done?
User :   yes i have checked values vis-a-vis normal values
User :   just regular chk
User :   also his color is seen pale yellow
User :   I have also done kidney, cholestrol, heart chks-everything normal
Doctor :   Do you have other test such as total counts, serum ferritin levels, serum Iron values, serum creatinine, BUN values?
Doctor :   Does he have history of diabetes, blood pressure or kidney disease?
User :   may i have ur email id so i can forward his scan copies of report
User :   no diabetes, blood pressure or kidney disease
User :   creatinine - 1 against 0.8-1.4 (normal value)
Doctor :   You can send me the copy of your fathers reports .
User :   i'll do it right away
Doctor :   Let me know once you have sent the scanned copies.
User :   Dr reports are sent
Doctor :   Please give me few minutes to check them.
User :   ok
User :   yes doctor sorry tell me
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Based on the reports that you have sent to me,
Doctor :   it appears that your father has anaemia, which is probably more due to nutritional deficiency, Iron deficiency syndrome.
User :   ok
Doctor :   There can be other factors such as hemolytic anemia which may be responsible too.
Doctor :   Anaemia can explain the weight loss your father has,
User :   so wat are remedies
Doctor :   but he will need further evaluation.
Doctor :   Can I call you and discuss the issues on phone?
Doctor :   If that is fine, can you confirm your phone number?
User :   i m waiting for your call
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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