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Chain smoker. Blood in saliva, loss of appetite, lost weight. Tried electronic cigarette. Done X ray, normal. Next step? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
User:i am doing good
User:this chat is for my dad
User:i would be great if u clarify my doubt
Doctor:Go ahead
User:My Dad is a chain smoker and recently he had some blood stains in his saliva while coughing
User:he went for a treatment and doctor said it was nothing but due to cough
Doctor:How old is your dad?
User:after taking all xrays and he gave some Medications too
User:65 yrs
Doctor:The Xray was normal?
User:everyhthing was normal
User:since he was taking the medicine we din want him to take any alternative measures to stop smoking
Doctor:Has he been losing any weight or is there any loss of appetite?
User:but now he has started to smoke vigorously
User:he s always thin
User:but now we want to give him some thing which can stop his smoke
Doctor:Any other symptoms that I have been missing?
User:Electronic cigarette
Doctor:I would need to speak with your dad for that
Doctor:We'll start him on a plan
Doctor:He needs to be convinced first
User:do u have any idea regarding this?
User:he s ready for the treatment also
User:we hav convinced him
Doctor:I do
Doctor:But I would need to speak with him for it
User:will this produce any side effects
Doctor:No I dont think so\
User:any precautions to be taken?
Doctor:But its not a sure shot way of quitting cigarettes
Doctor:Its not a way I would recommend as a physician
Doctor:the first thing is that you fix a date for quitting
User:shud i come for a consulting along with him
Doctor:I am sorry I dont consult in person
Doctor:But I can discuss it with you here
Doctor:Should we start?
User:can u tell me how to go about
User:do u want my dad along with me
Doctor:That would be great
User:ok. Sorry currently i am at my office now
Doctor:So lets take this on Sunday
Doctor:I am available from 2-8 pm
User:oh great
User:how do i track u
Doctor:We can discuss it on phone
User:will u come again on sunday wen i get into chat
User:oh ok that ll be great
Doctor:That will do
User:ok sure. Thank u
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