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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   tickly cough with pain at the back of the head and vomiting in the morning
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How long doyou have cough?
Doctor :   Id itproductive?
Doctor :   *Is it productive?
Doctor :   What is the color of the sputum?
Doctor :   Are you there ?\
User :   over 4 weeks sputum is clear and not very productive
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How long do u have headache ? Just one day?
Doctor :   this AM
User :   4 weeks when i cough or lean over it hurts
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   44
Doctor :   What is your weight?
User :   13 stone
Doctor :   DO you have allergies? Runny nose?
Doctor :   sneezing?
User :   hay fever in summer
Doctor :   Please mention these ..
Doctor :   Runny nose? sneezing?
User :   only with hay fever in summer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   DO you have headaches with out cough?
Doctor :   or Does the headaches gets very worse with cough?
User :   no only when leaning over
User :   more of a dull ache than acute pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does the cough makes your headaches worse?
User :   no
Doctor :   Have you seen any6 ENT so far?
Doctor :   * any ENT
User :   went to doctors he said i had congestion in the lungs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did he performed ant test or gave any medicines ?
Doctor :   *any
User :   he perscribed oxyterscyline
Doctor :   Did it get better?
User :   at first but very sick this morning vomited 8 times
Doctor :   Your symptoms of cough, headaches for 4 weeks, possibly indicates some intracranial problem
Doctor :   Like some structural abnormalities, increased intracranial pressure
Doctor :   So I will recommend MRI of the brain
Doctor :   If MRI is normal the symptoms needs just symptomatic management
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   yes thankyou
Doctor :   Please see your doctor for the MRI referral.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Here, chances of presence of intracranial problems could 25 % and no abnormalities is 75%
Doctor :   So you have to rule out with MRI
Doctor :   Did I answer your query?
User :   yes thanks
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me .Bye.
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