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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Dr XXX.
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
User :   hi may i ask am i able to be a body doner for med students still as im dieing from cancer of the brain stem thay carnt treat as too advanced ?
Doctor :   Yes, you can donate your body or organs for use in medical field.
User :   i like to donate my full body can i do this
Doctor :   Yes, you can.
User :   will a medical uni or school beable to use me for teaching anatomy as im 24 years old ?
Doctor :   yes, they would be able to use your body if you donate it to them.
User :   yes im willing too
Doctor :   Do you have further query?
User :   yes may i ask after death where would thay take my body ?
Doctor :   You would be kept in the mortuary and then probably would be sent to the university or the medical school.
User :   may i ask my gp says sumthing about an autopsy may be done would this take place in the morgue ?
Doctor :   Mortuary is of storing the dead.
Doctor :   and some time autopsy may occur there.
User :   ok so where would thay take me for autopsy ?
Doctor :   This query would be best answered by your GP/Hospital.
User :   will the doc doing my autopsy need my body fully unclothed ??
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   may i ask what am i placed on for autopsy
Doctor :   On an autopsy table.
User :   how would i be placed on that and am i covered ?
Doctor :   Supine position.
User :   whats that
Doctor :   Face up position.
User :   am i covered
Doctor :   You would be kept covered with a white cloth.
User :   may i ask i have a problem you know on the left siide of our body near where our penis comes out our bodys well on my left side i have like a dull ake feel what is it
Doctor :   SInce when do you have this pain?
Doctor :   Can you describe the pain?
Doctor :   * the nature of the pain?
User :   well i had it over the last few monthes its like a dull ake pain just beside my left thigh but oround the area where our penis comes out our body
User :   iv also had vains on my scrotum go a blue black col before
Doctor :   Do you have burning sensation while passing urine?
Doctor :   Do you have increased frequency of urination?
User :   on the same side and no that feels ok just likee a dul ake thay did a testical ultrasound that showed nothing
User :   yes when i get the paine i go for a wee more yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you sexually active?
User :   its hurting now and no i XXXXXXXX t been
Doctor :   Have you been examined by a doctor?
User :   if i stand it feels better but when i get this paine my lower back hurts too
User :   yes thats when he desided to have a testical scan done that showed nothing
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Your symptoms occur due to urinary tract infection.
User :   hows that happend
Doctor :   You need to be evaluated further to confirm this.
User :   ok but how have i got this
Doctor :   The infection can occur due to reduce personal hygiene, dehydration, viral infection.
User :   i did have a really bad cold just before this started
Doctor :   I would suggest you to drink plenty of water.
User :   ok thanks may i ask when thay do autopsy how much of my body gets cut ??
Doctor :   2. Tablet tylenol one tablet or tablet ibuprofen one tablet whenever there is pain.
Doctor :   3. If the pain persists, you would need further evaluation that would include a urine analysis.
User :   ok so whats that meane
Doctor :   This test is for confirmation of urinary tract infection.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   ok if thats clear what else could it be ??
Doctor :   The other possible causes for similar pain can be hernia.
User :   if its one of these can it be treated ??
Doctor :   Yes, it can be treated.
User :   how with tablets
Doctor :   Medications can reduce the symptoms.
User :   but how would it be sorted for good
Doctor :   Other measures such as avoiding excessive straining, avoiding constipation needs to be followed strictly.
Doctor :   The permanent treatment for hernia is surgery though.
User :   hows this done ??
Doctor :   The surgical treatment for hernia is of two types.
Doctor :   Hernioplasty or herniorrhaphy.
Doctor :   Either of these two surgical treatment is the choice.
Doctor :   However the exact treatment can be decided only after physical examination.
Doctor :   Hernia refers to herniation of the contents of the abdomen through the wall into a sac.
Doctor :   This sac is generally the cause for the pain in hernia.
User :   hows it sorted
Doctor :   This is incised and the defective abdomen is corrected either using a mesh or closure using sutures.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes but how much of my body is opened to do this ??
Doctor :   Generally a small portion, over the portion of the defect.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes may i ask once im dead it says about my gp wishes a full autopsy as iv got cancer of the brain stem do you think i should be worried ?
Doctor :   Autopsy is a procedure after death.
Doctor :   So may I know what the worry is?
User :   imconcered to how much of my body is cut ?
Doctor :   Since I do not practise autopsy, I cannot comment on this query.
User :   ic can i ask you ever herd of plastination ??
Doctor :   Plastination is not one our speciality.
Doctor :   My knowledge on plastination is restricted.
User :   ic what is it anyway
Doctor :   It is a means of preserving the body or the organs after death.
User :   well a german doc says he will accept me for full body plastination for bodyworlds do you know of it
User :   well a german doc says he will accept me for full body plastination for bodyworlds do you know of it
Doctor :   I am not aware of the exact procedure of plastination.
User :   ic i like medical students to learn from me
Doctor :   Ok
User :   as im 24 years old will thay use me
Doctor :   You would be used by the students.
User :   is this a good thing
Doctor :   It is a good deed.
User :   do thay need me to be fully unclothed
Doctor :   You would be covered in a sheet of cloth.
User :   is this removed ??
Doctor :   It would be uncovered during the dissection.
User :   may i ask as im in an a here in XXX. where im ending my life tonight will my body be ok to be used by students ?
Doctor :   It would not change in a day.
User :   so am i ok for tommrow after nonn start of dissection for a class ??
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   will thay mined a young guys body
Doctor :   It would not be of concern.
User :   ok so my anatomy as im young would be ok as i guess most cadavers would be older
Doctor :   That would be ok.
User :   so i be doing a good thing then yes
Doctor :   Yes, you are doing a good deed.
User :   would thay be dissecting my penis
Doctor :   The structure of penis is studied using microscopic slides.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Genitalia are not dissected.
User :   will my brain be
Doctor :   Brain would be dissected and studied.
User :   howwould it be removed
Doctor :   The skull would be opened using the electric saw and then the structures would studied.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thanks
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