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Breathing difficulty due to infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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User :   hi i find it little un easy to breath after having food
User :   hi
Doctor :   hello
User :   here
User :   i had a bad cold for past few weeks
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   28 and male
Doctor :   tell me your symptoms ?
User :   ok i have
User :   i am getting phlem in the morning
User :   but not having cold
User :   yello in color
User :   but later im fine
User :   i was taking anti biotic
User :   for a week
Doctor :   ok
User :   i gave my phlem for lab testing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was the result ?
User :   im just reading the report
User :   1 sec
Doctor :   ok
User :   they said they found mycobacterium
Doctor :   i see
User :   and they asked me to continue antibio and asked me to take 3 more test
Doctor :   and what else was told to you
Doctor :   yes i see
User :   im worried is it TB
Doctor :   and have you undergone those tests ?
User :   no i m doing this week
User :   but i already had tb 10 years ago
User :   and got treated
User :   do u think it would repeat#
Doctor :   ok well the primarily test does suggest TB and yes TB can reinfect
User :   oic
Doctor :   you do need to take the other test for confirmation and you will be on medications
User :   does this bacteria mycobacterium means tb
User :   bacteria
Doctor :   yes
User :   Volume of Specimen Collected: N/A Specimen Desc : SPUTUM REQUESTED TEST SETS COMPLETE Mycobacteria culture R Isolate: SEE NOTE: Mycobacterium fortuitum R Comment: SEE NOTE: This organism may be significant if repeatedly isolated in an appropriate clinical context.
User :   this is the report says
User :   i just copied from the report and pasted
Doctor :   oh good
Doctor :   thats better
Doctor :   to tell the complete report
Doctor :   Mycobacterium fortuitum is a nontuberculous mycobacterium
User :   oh
User :   so is it anything serious
Doctor :   its NOT TB but will be cured by a antibiotic course
Doctor :   its not serious
User :   oh thank god
User :   i was worried
User :   may be its repeating
User :   is ther any antibiotic do you recommend
Doctor :   no dont worry its not TB
User :   amoxicilin
User :   i was taking for a wwek
Doctor :   i am sorry this being a online consultation its illegal and unethical for me to prescribe you antibiotics without examination
User :   thats fine
User :   i was given this antibiotic to take
Doctor :   dont self medicate and see a physician who will prescribe you
Doctor :   then its ok
User :   though i feel better now
Doctor :   if you were given by a health care professional
User :   but after having food sometime i feel difficult
User :   to breath
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   thats just because of the infection
Doctor :   that will go away with time
User :   not like very difficult like uneasy
User :   oic
User :   any nutriton food can be suggested
Doctor :   just regular healthy diet
User :   ok
Doctor :   take the medications and you will be fine
User :   oh
Doctor :   your feedback is appreciated
Doctor :   good bye
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