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Single lump in the neck, fine needle aspiration cytology shows tuberculosis, diet, food accumulates around the waist. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   oh good
Doctor :   How are you doing today?
User :   fine
User :   hope u hav recd my reports
User :   i m fine
User :   how abt u
Doctor :   I have seen the report
Doctor :   Thanks for mailing me
User :   k
Doctor :   Did you have a single lump in your neck?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok fine
User :   its still der :(
Doctor :   You are 29 years old, right?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The FNAC report is consistent with TB
User :   hmm
Doctor :   But it is TB of the lymph node not in the lungs
Doctor :   I am sorry about it but do not worry
Doctor :   You will be fine soon
User :   what is the difference ??
Doctor :   Sure, i will tell you
Doctor :   TB in the lymph nodes does not spread to others and also to your husband
Doctor :   So you need not worry about it
Doctor :   In TB of the lungs, you do transmit the infection through coughing as i said you earlier
User :   do u want me to get him tested??
Doctor :   Conclusion is that you will not transmit the infection to your husband or anyone else for that matter
Doctor :   First, let us talk about you and then I will surely suggest, is that fine with you?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Did you start the treatment for the TB infection?
User :   not yet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May I know your weight Swapna?
User :   53
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   I would suggest you to start the treatment for TB
User :   yes i will
Doctor :   Did you tell me that the lump needs to be removed?
User :   yes.. as my first report didnt show anytig.. so dr told get FNAC test for the second time
User :   The report which i hav forwarded you today is the second one
Doctor :   Ok, now that you have done the FNAC, did your doctor say to undergo the lump excision again?
User :   i got my second report yesday. I will meet my surgeon today evening
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I understood
Doctor :   Do meet your doctor today
Doctor :   I do not think you need surgical excision forthis
User :   yes
User :   ok
Doctor :   The lump will vanish by itself once you start the treatment for the infection
Doctor :   You may need the treatment for 4 months minimum
Doctor :   Please do eat healthy and adequately
User :   ok
Doctor :   You do get this infection due to lack of personal healthy eating habits
User :   any special diet to be followed or anything whihc i shld avoid
Doctor :   Please consume 1 egg everyday
User :   egg increases weight?
Doctor :   Eat lot of sprouts, vegetables, nuts, cashews, other dry friuts
Doctor :   Egg is a complete food
User :   as u know i m short in hgt.. anytig i eat gets accumulated around my waist n beely
User :   belly
Doctor :   It is very rich in proteins
Doctor :   Never mind
Doctor :   Your health is more important now
User :   ok
Doctor :   and Egg is very much essential
User :   ok will follow that
User :   i dont like to hav yolk portion can i skip that
Doctor :   No, you need to eat 1 whole egg
User :   ok
Doctor :   Start the treatment and you will be fine in 4 months time
Doctor :   shall we talk about your husband now?
User :   ok
User :   any tests for him
Doctor :   You did ask me something earlier
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May I know his weight?
User :   68 kgs
User :   5.11 hgt
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Just get a routine Chest X- ray for your husband and also get a routine examination done by a general physician
Doctor :   That should be fine
User :   ok
User :   Thanks a lot dr for your guidiance
User :   have a nice day
Doctor :   Do get back to me with your progress
User :   yes dr
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
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