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Photo therapy treatment results for jaundice of new born - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help
User :   hi..
User :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   one of doctors hsd a chat with you
User :   i would like to know abt the jaundice for the new born babies
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old is the baby?
User :   my 13 days kid has got the jaundice, we noticed it in the 6 th day and gave phototherapy treatment
Doctor :   ok
User :   before the treatment it was 16...after 3 days of photo therapy treatment it came to 10.2
Doctor :   ok
User :   now again when we checked it yesterday it was 15.2
Doctor :   what is the direct and indirect levels
User :   why is it so? why the value varies with in 1 or 2 days..
Doctor :   there are various factors that result in variation ofg results
User :   yesterday i.e. after 2 days of phototherapy trearmnet the direct level is 1.0 and indirect level is 14.2
Doctor :   ok
User :   my blood group is o+ and my husband is A+ and the child group is A+
Doctor :   waas the baby full term?
Doctor :   is the first of yours?
User :   full terms means?
User :   yes..
Doctor :   born after 9 months 7 days of pregnancy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the baby exclusively breat fed?
User :   completed 9 months and 1 day

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats fulll term
User :   yes..he is breast fed...some times..when the breast milk is not sufficient he is fed with cows milk
User :   is that full term responsible for jaundice ....
Doctor :   with the history that you are giving this can most likely be breast milk jaundice
Doctor :   The term breast-milk jaundice refers to jaundice in a newborn baby who is exclusively breastfed and in whom other causes of jaundice have been ruled out.
User :   i am not getting ...?
Doctor :   The jaundice appears at the end of the first week of life
User :   ok
Doctor :   It can last for up to two months.
User :   the doctor has asked us to test for RH factor
User :   what to do now...which treatment we have to go for? is is a problem for the baby

Doctor :   if a woman who is Rh negative and a man who is Rh positive conceive a baby, there is the potential for a baby to have a health problem.
User :   ok...then in that case what is the solution? how to know that what is ours Rh factors

Doctor :   if the blood group is o+
Doctor :   then that persons rh factor is +
User :   ok..

Doctor :   rh positive
Doctor :   Rh incompatibility usually isn't a problem if it's the mother's first pregnancy

User :   ok

Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say when done.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   doctor r u there?

Doctor :   yes
User :   ok..will do...can u plz suggest, what treatment we can go for to treat this?

User :   also can u plz suggest the hospital/doctor also
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in which part of bangalore you stay
User :   madiwala
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Could I confirm your contact details so that we can fix the appointment.
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY

Mobile : 0000
User :   yes..also note down my husbands mobile number 0000... right now i am at my native place... will come to bangalore for treatment

Doctor :   where was the baby treated these days?
User :   yes...he was treated with phototherapy treatment for 3 days

Doctor :   an i know which medical center?
User :   he is treated in my native place only..till now..i came to my native place for delivery

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   One of our doctors will get back to you soon with all the relevant details.
User :   i will be thankful to u.......plz call to my husbdands mobile

Doctor :   ok
User :   will be waiting for your information
Doctor :   sure they will get in touch soon..
User :   ok...thank u..

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