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Diarrhea in diabetic patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, my wife has had diarrhea for about a month, she has been diabetic for over 20 yrs. type II, it is black and foul smelling, has been throwing up to. She has some indigestion and heartburn with it. Been trying to get her to a doctor, but she is stubborn about it.
Doctor :   hello
User :   Good morning
User :   Call me AAAAAAA
User :   do u see my ?
Doctor :   may i know your wife age please ?
User :   68
Doctor :   is she eating well ?
User :   she eats some, but many times throws it up
Doctor :   so this has been happening for a month now .?
User :   yes
Doctor :   and you have not taken any medical help at all ?\
Doctor :   diarrhea for a month do need medical help . you please make sure she is well hydrated
Doctor :   is she taking any medications ?
User :   Been using otc treatments, immodium, pepto bismal. no doctor yet
User :   yes, blood pres. bills, insulin, several others
Doctor :   well she NEEDS TO SEE a doc
Doctor :   thats a must
User :   Yes that is what i feel, to, maybe our chat will convince her
User :   I can get her to a doctor tommorrow, or should I take her to the emergency room?
Doctor :   yes you see i dont want you misguide you as the duration is for a MONTH now . if it was for a week the i would have told the same what she is ALREADY DOING
Doctor :   but a month is something that she needs tests to be done
Doctor :   do keep her hydrated
User :   ok, I think it, well she drinks some water.
User :   I'm scared for her
Doctor :   minimum 8 glasses is must
Doctor :   i can understand your concern
User :   ok, I'll tell her
Doctor :   but i hope she knows that you are telling for her own good
User :   Yes, I think she is softening about going to the doctor.
Doctor :   remember the sooner the find about a disease the more better are the chances to completely cure it
User :   Yes, thank you , I appreciate that
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   you are a caring and loving husband and i am sure she knows that
Doctor :   and will take care of herself
User :   You have helped me by reinforcing me feeling about this situation
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care and do set up an appointment
User :   Thank you and may contact you again if I can get back to you.
Doctor :   sure anytime
Doctor :   your feedback is also appreciated
User :   Have a great day and take care, bye for now, AAAAAAA
Doctor :   bye bye
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