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Gastric problem with chronic loose stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   Hello
User :   I was consulting one of the doctors yesterday
User :   regarding my mother's health
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please go ahead.
User :   she is suffering fron gastric problems
User :   regularly
Doctor :   Yes, you were mentioning chronic loose stools.
User :   ok so you are the same doctor
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok mow i have the reports with me also
Doctor :   Does she have any other health problems like arthritis, rashes
User :   now tell me what information i need to tell you
User :   she doesnt have arthritis
Doctor :   Are there any abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, rash, fever, or vomiting.
User :   but her bones are weak
User :   and she suffers from joint pains
Doctor :   Does this problem happen more often when she takes a lot of milk or milk products or sugar products?
User :   she is also asked to wear knee caps
User :   i dont think so
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   She should restrict her fluid intake.
Doctor :   She should take not more than 2-3 L per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   fruit juices and other fluids should also be taken in very small amounts
Doctor :   coffee should be avoided.
Doctor :   tea is better restricted.
User :   yes doesnt even take tea these days
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she only takes red tea
Doctor :   I suggest that she makes a note of what foods increase the loose stools in her. She could maintain a daily diary.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Special attention must be paid to milk and milk products, check if
Doctor :   the frequency is increasing with these.
Doctor :   Does she have any anxiety or recent weight loss?
User :   whenever the gastric problem arises she also get the sour taste
Doctor :   Ok
User :   her weight is 69
User :   and is pretty much constant
Doctor :   Ok
User :   recently in a health camp(bones) she was diagnosed with osteopenia
Doctor :   I suggest that you get her Thyroid profile tested as subclinical over production of thyroid hormones
Doctor :   can lead to this picture
User :   the report says a T-score of -2.2
User :   ok
User :   deficiency in calcium
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is she taking any calcium supplements?
User :   sir do you want to know the reports that were conducted during the operation of her gall bladder stone removal
User :   yes recently she started taking CALCIMAX OP
User :   a calcium supplement
Doctor :   Ok
User :   do you need other info regarding the pre medical tests????
Doctor :   Is she having increased symptoms since taking the calcium tablets or was this there from before?
User :   no.this was happening before also
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Was the colonoscopy report normal?
User :   is it the stool report???
Doctor :   No the endoscopy report.
User :   ok
User :   no there was no endoscopy test
User :   conducted
User :   done
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that she gets examined physically by a Gastroenterologist, she may need a test called Colonoscopy
User :   ok
Doctor :   There are some conditions like polyps and inflammation that may be causing this problem
Doctor :   considering her age this is not impossible, so it is better to get these conditions ruled out.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Once this is done, followed by a per rectal examination, then the exact cause can be known
Doctor :   based on that the treatment can be started.
User :   ok what is a rectal examination????
Doctor :   That is where the gastroenterlogist examines the rectum with a gloved finger
User :   ok
Doctor :   and then a colonoscopy or an endoscopy through the rectum to see the whole gut may need to be done.
Doctor :   She may also need some special blood tests if required too.
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Doctor :   Are you there XXXXX?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   her blood test was also done during the stone operation
Doctor :   After thorough physical examination, please tell us of the results
User :   ok
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   thankyou sir for your time
User :   yes i have already referred them
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   i hope they will consult also
User :   thank you once again
Doctor :   do let us know after you get her physically examined
Doctor :   bye for now
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