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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :  
User :   are you a man or woman?
Doctor :   I am a Male doctor
Doctor :   you can proceed with any type of health query i will help you
User :   thank you
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   i have som concerns about headache and pain in my abdomen from time to time
Doctor :   ok, please explain
User :   headache from time to time, but i feel that it is more than normal
User :   and pain in the abdomen, i'm not sure if this can be related?
Doctor :   May i know you age,gender and occupation ?
User :   30, female, office
User :   may i know your age?
Doctor :   ok, is there any relation of these pains to the menstural cycle , i mean as a part of PMS or during before or after period ?
Doctor :   I am 35 years old
User :   ok, sorry for asking, but you are then experienced
Doctor :   its ok
User :   not easy to give you a good answer, because i have always had problem with pms, maybe more last 1-2 years
Doctor :   ok, during which part of the cycle you felt these pains exist or were more ?
User :   before and beginning
Doctor :   yes, it could be a part of PMS and its a very common presentation
Doctor :   it is self limiting , but for momentary relief you can go for pain killers
User :   ok, may pms become more troublesome without "reason"?
Doctor :   very rarely yes, but the reason is always a hormonal imbalances and some hormonal medicatios
Doctor :   medications*
User :   ok, thank you for explaining
User :   are you a family doctor?
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Yes , i am a General Practitioner
User :   would you have performed some kind of physical exam during a visit? or necessary to speak and discuss?
Doctor :   Discussion and history would be guiding , yes to confirm i would have reffered to a gynecologist
Doctor :   for a physical
User :   ok, more a routine checkup to exclude other reasons?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   but likely no exam during an appointment with you/family doctor?
Doctor :   no,
Doctor :   may be a general check up , but pelvic examination by a gynecologist
User :   i understand
User :   what is "general check up"?
Doctor :   examining head and neck , respiratory system , CVS , abdomen
User :   cvs?
Doctor :   Cardio vascular system
Doctor :   Heart related
User :   ahh, sorry
User :   sorry for the questions, but must admit i feel a little nervous at doctor
Doctor :   need not worry , we are to help you
User :   what do you need for that kind of exam?
Doctor :   I am sorry i din get your question
User :   what kind of equipment?
Doctor :   oh, most often with fingers . and rarely with speculum and retractors , not hurting type
User :   you mean for the general check up?
Doctor :   no i meant for pelvic examination , for general check up one may need a stethoscope , torch , thermometer etc
User :   do i have to disrobe for general check up?
Doctor :   no,
User :   all clothes on, sounds good
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   thank you for very informative and detailed answers
Doctor :   You are welcome , kindly provide the feedback
User :   may i ask a short question more?
Doctor :   yes, please
User :   when i have a doctor online
User :   i'm 30 and my boyfriend is 31, do you recommend self-exams also in our ages?
Doctor :   yes, very much
Doctor :   but only for some ailments
User :   which self-exams?
Doctor :   Breast examinations , limb examinations . temperature , pulse rate , respiratory rate and vision etc
User :   do you mean that this should be performed by patient at home?
Doctor :   this can be but not should , if its a online consultation but if direct consultation then the doctor would perform it
User :   online consultation?
Doctor :   you can be asked to examine your self
User :   ok, then i understand
User :   thank you very much for a professional consultation, i feel more aware
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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