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Old aged, pain while sitting, gap in spinal chord. What could be cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Hi Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:please proceed with the query.
User:My Dad is 60 years old, he is getting pain when he sits for a long and will be difficult when he goes for potty
User:we had a check for up in tirupathi SVIMS
Doctor:From how long is this
User:there is some gap in the spinalchord it seems, he is done with bone scan, PSA test etc
User:the pain is from past 6 months
User:last week these tests are done
User:in the reports its normal
Doctor:ok,what other symptoms is he facing
User:he tells he has problem when sits especailly when he goes for loo
Doctor:how is the shape of his back
Doctor:always bent or is it more forward
User:its quite normal
Doctor:ok,did the doctor mention any nerve entrapment
User:not sure, now they are telling you should go for bone test in which they will take a piece for bone and with that they will come to know if it is a cancer or TB
Doctor:From the symptoms you have mentioned it looks like Boy erosion
Doctor:sorry bony erosion
Doctor:ok, where exactly is the pain, lower back?
User:in the spinal chord some 5th place it seems
Doctor:It is easy now a days to make out any cancer by CT or MRI
User:CT Means?
Doctor:So if they are suspecting it, they might be trying to confirm the possibility by doing Bone examination.CT scan Computerised tomography
Doctor:it is like Ultrasound
User:that they did
User:they have given some nuclear injection and they did scan
User:is this the one are you talking about?
Doctor:yes, following that they might be suspecting possiblity of cancer
User:but in that reports its normal
User:and they did some PSA test
User:in that also it is normal
Doctor:Ok, they have injected radioisotope XXXXXXX
Doctor:Is he loosing weight?
User:i need to check , am not sure
Doctor:does he smoke
Doctor:from how many years
User:30 years
User:he was alcholic even
User:he stopped from 1 year
Doctor:Till it is confirmed do not worry
Doctor:They would have taken the Biopsy of bone specimen for just confirmation
User:no they did nto take still
Doctor:Does he have cough , fever from past few months
User:they wanted to take bone specimen, but my dad is worried , if it is done , it will pain hiim a lot
User:wanted to check whether it will painfull ?
Doctor:No they will do under anesthesia, it is for his good, it is better to do , tell him not to worry
Doctor:The faster the cause is known the faster is the treatment
User:when he come to conscious will it pain ?
Doctor:No, they will give him pain killers
Doctor:i hope you have followed everything
Doctor:Do you have any more queries
User:one more question
User:any free hospitals in bangalore which treats cance?
Doctor: XXXXXXX Sringeri Sharada Peetham Charitable
Doctor:trust, where they will provide free service to those nable to pay
Doctor:also Kidwai hospital gives some assistance to people who cannot afford
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