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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis non maliganant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
Doctor :   When was the same diagnosed ?
User :   Hi I am concerned with my 79 yr old mom diagnosed with Retroperitoneal Fibrosis non maliganant being treated with only pain meds only
User :   is there no other trteatment available
User :   3 months ago had recheck yesterday confirm no sig changes
Doctor :   Ok, The first line of treatment of the retroperitoneal fibrosis is by pain killers specially corticosteroids
User :   we cee an oncologist , I think we need a specialist who knows about this disease
Doctor :   and if there any secondary etiology is determined after biopsy studies the treatment of the underlying problem will be the mainstay of treatment
User :   no doc prescribed hydrocodone and just keeps increasing it...I understand steroids are a better route?
User :   I asked doc if there was treatment for this other than hydro and she stated there is no treatment for rpf
Doctor :   well the treatment is most of times integrated like involving symptomatic alleviation , and determining the cause of the same and treating the same
Doctor :   Yes, sure
User :   cannot do biopsy due to where it lies against the aorta...PET scan determined non malignancy we are told
Doctor :   Do you want to consult one online or on call ?
User :   can you refer me to a specialist in this
User :   we are located between
Doctor :   Then i shall refer you a better specialist form our panel who can answer better with a better experiences
User :   it does not matter
Doctor :   Our specialist can answer via mail
User :   would rather make appt to bring mom to specialist
User :   i already sent a question vis email to your doc I need a doc locally for second opnion and treatment
Doctor :   Ok, give me a minute i will search a better oncologist for you
User :   my mother is going to die.....
Doctor :   May I know your exact address ?
Doctor :   Sure , Our customer care team will go through a keen search and get you via mail the details of good and experienced oncologist nearby your locality
Doctor :   is that Ok ?
Doctor :   Ok, then I shall close the chat and make sure that the mail reaches you at the earliest
User :   yes thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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