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Swelling on the left hand side lymph node - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Type your query.
User :   my brother had swelling on the left hand side lymph node
User :   a general physicial basis initial tests told him it is likely to be TB
User :   what kind of a doctor should he be consulting?
Doctor :   You can consult General Physician(MD) or Chest physician
User :   even for swelling on the throat?
User :   would a chest physician be the right specialist?
Doctor :   where is the swelling?
User :   left side of the throat -
User :   lymph node is what the general physician mentioned
Doctor :   left hand confued
Doctor :   is it inside the throat or in neck
Doctor :   is it visible outside?
Doctor :   *confused
User :   visible outside - on the neck (sorry - not the throat technically)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was the biopsy done?
User :   not able to explain I guess - it is on the front left side of his neck
User :   there is a 5 needle (smfc?) getting the details of the test that was done
Doctor :   that is right. The lymph node swelling is in left side of neck
User :   will confirm...
Doctor :   is the result pending?
User :   no basis this result, the general physician mentioned that it is TB - on seeking second opinion from yet another general physician in MAX,
User :   he has been asked to go through a few more tests
User :   but both physicians basis the 5 needle test, have confirmed TB so far.
User :   I would prefer to have this checked by a specialist so all the required tests are conducted properly and medication is not delayed due to diagnosis delays
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please give details
Doctor :   Was the Fine need aspiration of the lymph node done
Doctor :   or not?
Doctor :   They insert needle into lymph node and aspirate tissue and examine
Doctor :   was that done?
User :   fnac
User :   was done
User :   with procedure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   And please tell the results
User :   basis this they have advised TB
Doctor :   is it pending or confirmed?
User :   any specific part of the result that you wish to know
User :   confirmed results
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   If the test results confirm TB , it is TB
User :   further x ray and ultra sound of the neck has been advised
Doctor :   You can consult general physician
User :   is TB treated by general physicians?
Doctor :   He is competent to manage
Doctor :   y
User :   or are there any specialists available
Doctor :   You can consult Infectious Disease Specialist
User :   ok thankyou
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
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