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Delayed wound healing and drastic weight loss. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   i had a swelling in the month of december last year here in
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   a big one
Doctor :   where exactly is the swelling
User :   i came to and after the diagnosis doctors told that there was pus inside
User :   and they have operated and have taken the pus out
User :   above my hip
Doctor :   ok
User :   they did not stich the wound then
User :   at the time i lost a lot of weight
User :   around 13 kgs
User :   octors told me that the cut would heal normally without the stitches
User :   but after even four months it di not heal
User :   again i went to the doctor he told it might be the case of TB
User :   and asked for a MRI scan for the sweeling
User :   and a lots of test as well
User :   nd told me that there are no traces of TB
User :   but even now it not healed completely
User :   still there is a slight cut left out
User :   but i dont have any pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u diabetic?
User :   is it just because of TB its not healing
User :   no
User :   they even did test for HIV
User :   mantouse test
User :   almost 12 test revelead nothing
Doctor :   ok
User :   what could be the real; problem for not getting it healed completely
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about know
Doctor :   it could be wound infection, diabetes, Tb , or viral infection
Doctor :   improper course of antiobiotics
User :   are these serious problems?
User :   now i am normal
Doctor :   yes it could
Doctor :   u need to consult a surgeon
User :   gaining in weight
Doctor :   get a wound culture
User :   i already did two of them
Doctor :   get tests for diabetes done
Doctor :   ok
User :   pus culture is done
Doctor :   so what was report
User :   now there is no pus at all
User :   just the cut need to get joined along with the skin
Doctor :   it will heal\up
Doctor :   it will take some, vary from person to person
Doctor :   it would just be wound infection
Doctor :   if it doesn heal up
Doctor :   u neeed to consult the surgeon
Doctor :   follow up with him
Doctor :   for this
Doctor :   ok
User :   can you tell me if there are any symptoms for TB
Doctor :   there are various symptoms
User :   diabetics?
User :   but none of the doctors me the exact reason why i had a swelling
Doctor :   malaise, weight loss, and night sweats these are symptoms of tb
Doctor :   diabetics can present as increased urine frequency
Doctor :   increase thirst
Doctor :   increased hungry even if u eat, delayed wound healing
Doctor :   anytime u have exposure?
User :   exposure?
Doctor :   sexual intercours
Doctor :   e i mean
User :   no
User :   not at all
User :   but i masterbate usually
Doctor :   how old are u
User :   25
User :   only thing i ha was weight lose what you have tol me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it could
Doctor :   fever in evening time as well
User :   no
Doctor :   with back pain it commonly seen
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   if ur immunity is low
Doctor :   it can be cause of delayed wound healing
User :   what do you suggest me in my eating habits
Doctor :   due to repeated infection
User :   to increase my immunity
Doctor :   food rich in proteins, fruits, vegetables and greens
Doctor :   there is no such thing
Doctor :   u can have food rich in Vitamin c,
Doctor :   it will enhance immunity
Doctor :   also yoga is found to boost immunity
User :   but even if i do have symptoms of Tb ,if i take good food from now on
Doctor :   u need to consult a surgeon if ur wound is not healing
User :   it will wipe out the bcteria present in me
Doctor :   he need to investigate why it is not healing
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   with diet alone u cannot
Doctor :   u need good antibiotic and wound care
Doctor :   for healing
Doctor :   u cannot just heal a wound with good food
Doctor :   that is part of wound healing
Doctor :   above that u need good wound care like proper dressing
User :   i am fed up using tablets
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is no way out
User :   nd getting the wound dressed up
User :   doctors ont give me proper answers
Doctor :   unless u follow up regularly
Doctor :   u cannot get the wound healed
Doctor :   thats all i can say
User :   just operated the wound and gave me some antibiotics
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   u need to follow the instructions
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
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