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Diabetic, smokes, slight bulge on the left side below the chest, no pain, wants to quit smoking, ayurvedic treatment for diabetes. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   Good evening doctor
Doctor :   Good Evening.
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   iam 41 height is6.1 weight 95 & i am diabetic & i checked my sugar level it is normal
Doctor :   OK
User :   i am smoker & smokes 1 packet of cigratte in a day
User :   For past few month i have slight bulgyness in my left side below the chest, it is not paining
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my query is weather i am have any symtom of cancer
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you: User :   since i am smoker
Doctor :   Did you have any recent injury in the chest region?
Doctor :   I meant any trauma?
User :   like
User :   what is trauma
User :   can you explain
Doctor :   Trauma is any injury like any road traffic injury or any heavy substance falling on the chest or you falling on the chest?
User :   no
Doctor :   Can you describe the exact location of the bulge, when did you notice it for the first time, approx size of the bulge.
Doctor :   Can you state the consistency of the bulge?
User :   i dont have any pain but some bulgy ness
Doctor :   Ok
User :   below skekton chest & slightly above
User :   lift side
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you see the bulge?
Doctor :   and feel the bulge?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   OK
User :   sine i have i can not say the size of the bulgy ness but when i see my mirror it is seen
Doctor :   After going through description provided by you, I feel that the bulge would not be due to cancer as you are a smoker.
User :   is these symtom of cancer
Doctor :   But it is very important to the cause of the bulge as it is difficult for me to come to a conclusion without doing a physical examination,
Doctor :   So it is important to see a general physician to know the cause.
Doctor :   Yes, surely.
User :   thanks dr but i like to quit smoking can you guide me on these
Doctor :   To quit smoking you need to have good determination and along with this avoid smoking companion,
Doctor :   avoid stress and stress related factors like tea and coffee.
User :   do still suspect it would be cancer
Doctor :   Also you can try nicotene enriched chewing gums which would help you in reducing the urge to smoke.
User :   ok
User :   ok dr
Doctor :   Regarding symptoms of cancer, it usually presents with excess cough without any relieve, loss of weight , sometimes change in voice.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have not cough nor i have lost weight or any change in voice yes iam under strick under diet i may have lost few kilo
Doctor :   Then I feel that there is no need to worry and get physical examination done by a doctor to know the exact cause of the bulge.
User :   is tbe bulgy ness be attributed to food habits because earlier i use to be rice eater & now i have only chappti to keep my sugar level in control
Doctor :   This could be a reason. But if it is a bulge in the stomach then it could be dilatation of the stomach.
Doctor :   But you need a complete physical examination.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Did you get any other investigations done?
User :   last week i have done my blood check for sugar fasting & pp both are normal
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my hemoglobin level is 13.7
User :   normal is 14
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   And good to know that the sugar levels are under control.
User :   i am under auyvedic treatment of sugar
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?/
Doctor :   That's good.
User :   i was suggested by my wife as aurvedic has no side effect so i have opted for.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me?
Doctor :   You can take Nicorette chewing gum.
User :   what is the name of chewing gum
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   same to you too.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   that all doctor thank you very much
User :   have good day & nice week end.
Doctor :   Hi
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