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Fatigue due to running nose and cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi doctor, are you a male or female?
Doctor :   I am Male doctor
Doctor :   But I will be confidential.
User :   ok, hi, i'm female 24
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your query.
User :   i would be glad to have a second opinion, ok?
Doctor :   Surely
Doctor :   Go ahead with your query.
User :   i have felt tired, cold symptoms and lengthy coughing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long you have been tired?
Doctor :   Do you have runny nose?
Doctor :   Is the cough dry or is there any phlegm?
User :   tired 1-2 month, nose is fine, more dry cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   24
Doctor :   Do you have thorat pain?
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   throat is not so bad now, have not taken temperature, but "warm"
Doctor :   Did you had throat pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are your cycles regular and normal flow of bleeding ?
Doctor :   Is the bleeding heavy? normal ?
User :   you mean menstrual?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   may i ask why you ask that?
Doctor :   Heavy bleeding causes anemia
Doctor :   And anemia cause tiredness.
User :   ok, hope what we discuss stay here?
Doctor :   All questions have some reason.
User :   regular and normal
Doctor :   Surely
Doctor :   There are several reasons for tiredness.
Doctor :   1 Anemia
Doctor :   2. Hypothyroidism
Doctor :   3. other causes
User :   i have now and then breast tenderness, could this be related?
Doctor :   So fir things come first
Doctor :   *first
Doctor :   Is the breast tenderness related to cycles
User :   yes and no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What is your weight and height?
Doctor :   Is your appetite normal?
Doctor :   I will recommend few tests
User :   174 cm, 70 kg
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
1 complete blood count to look for Anemia /low hemoglobin
Doctor :   2. Peripheral smear
Doctor :   which looks at the shape of white cells
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. TSH is thyroid stimulating hormone which look for thyroid gland function
Doctor :   Also get Blood Sugar and creatinine
Doctor :   which look for Diabeteis and kidney function
User :   do you recommend physical exam performed by doctor?
Doctor :   Defintely
User :   what shoudl you include?
Doctor :   Routine: chest , lungs
Doctor :   neck examination for any lymph nodes
User :   you mean feel the lymph nodes?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can also get the breast examined.
User :   would you recommend that?
Doctor :   It is part of recommendations
Doctor :   You can do the breast examination by our self and if you feel there ant thing abnomral like lumps then get examined
Doctor :   **our self
Doctor :   Youself
Doctor :   *yourself
Doctor :   Sorry for errors
User :   no problem
User :   had you included this in your exam if you were the responisble doctor in this case?
Doctor :   So basically, physical examination and the above said blood work be the perfect clinical work up
Doctor :   You said you have tenderness That is why I am concerned.
Doctor :   If there were no tenderness, I would not consider
User :   i understand
User :   do you normally split the exam in 2 parts, first heart, lungs, lymph nodes and so on and last step breast exam?
Doctor :   the examination is systematic
Doctor :   Goes from top
Doctor :   HEENT: I will look for eyes
Doctor :   In your case ENT exam is not required
Doctor :   Then go to hear and lungs
Doctor :   I will hear the heart sounds and any murmurs
Doctor :   Then listen to lungs
Doctor :   Then examine the abdomen
Doctor :   And then examine hand and feet
Doctor :   Here in the HEENT: I forgot to tell you neck examination
Doctor :   If Breast examination is required, I do it last
User :   thank you doctor, very detailed explanation, i admit i'm a little nervous, what will the doctor do, how and why
Doctor :   Doctor always look for info-abnormal findings
Doctor :   If there is any thing abnormal, it needs attention
User :   may i ask what do you think about clothes? how much to disrobe?
Doctor :   If everything is normal , that is well and good
Doctor :   If breast examination is not required, you don't need doisrobe
Doctor :   *disrobe
Doctor :   Usually gown is given
Doctor :   Depending on situation, we need to proceed
User :   than you doctor
User :   i feel much more calm and know what to expect
Doctor :   symptoms suggest physical examination
Doctor :   ex if you have abdominal pain, patient need to show the abdomen and doctor has to see with eyes
User :   i fully understand
Doctor :   Thank you
User :   once again thank you for your answers and recommendations
Doctor :   You welcome
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :   You too.
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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