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Cure for loss of appetite, unresponsive medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my mother is suffering from lack of apetite , the stool is black in color and she is not having regular motion .She is hardly having food .Please suggest .Also please suggest if u know some good doctor in hyderabad whom i can consult
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   please let me read what you have typed.
Doctor :   since when is she having these symptoms?
User :   around 3 months
Doctor :   please provide her age, height, weight, past history of medical illness and treatment if any
User :   age 55, height 5,5 weight 85kg, having diabetes
Doctor :   dose she have any symptoms like nausea, stomach discomfort, vomiting?
User :   no
Doctor :   black color stools suggest bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract (gut)
User :   ok
Doctor :   she will need an examination done by her treating doctor/gastroenterologist along with stool test
Doctor :   to look for blood being present in stools
User :   does the bleeding cause irregular motion
Doctor :   are her sugars controlled?
User :   some times a bit high
Doctor :   yes, it can cause irregular motions, with stools being passed when bleeding is more.
User :   so how is the stool test done
User :   if it is determined that there is blood in her stool what can be further treatment
Doctor :   if the blood is found in stools, then further investigations would be concentrated on finding out the source of bleeding
User :   is it serious
User :   what do u suggest
Doctor :   yes, she will continue to loose blood in stools if not controlled, and continue to become weak
Doctor :   so do not further delay her visit to doctor/gastroenterologist
User :   ok
Doctor :   for the further investigations and finding the cause
User :   ok
Doctor :   and start her on appropriate treatment
User :   ok
User :   thank you
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   and one more thing is
User :   she is suffering from schezophrenia
Doctor :   yes please proceed
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is under medication of psychiatrist
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i see that though she is using medicines she is not becoming responsivwe
User :   do i need to change doctor
Doctor :   what medication is she taking for schizophrenia
User :   sulphitac 400 mg
Doctor :   if she is not responding well to treatment
User :   parkin, modalert
Doctor :   then it should be considered to change her medication or dosage
Doctor :   for proper response
User :   she used to take sulphitac 2 times , later it was changed to 3
User :   but i didnt see much improvement
User :   can i go for second doctor or some thing
Doctor :   yes you can consult another doctor or discuss with her treating doctor for change in her medication or dosage
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   if another doctor prescribes other medication how much time can it take to cope up
Doctor :   it might take 1-2 weeks to see the response
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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