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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
User :   is it live?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i want to know about epilepsy?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   29 male business xxxxxx yes 58 kg 165 cms no
Doctor :   ok
User :   i feel like am suffering from epilepsy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have seizures anytime
Doctor :   Symptoms vary depending on the type of seizure. In most cases, a person with epilepsy will tend to have the same type of seizure each time, so the symptoms will be very similar from episode to episode.
User :   what u mean by seizure?
Doctor :   convulsions
User :   it would be easy for me if u explain in simple language instead of scientific words
Doctor :   convulsions?
User :   i dont know even the meaning of this word
Doctor :   uncontrolled movements and loss of consciousness
User :   ohh...ok
Doctor :   did u have frothing from mouth or loss of consciousness anytime
User :   many times
Doctor :   shaking of part of body
Doctor :   or whole body
User :   yes indeed
Doctor :   ok
User :   not often but sometimes
Doctor :   did u pass urine or bite ur tongue at that time
Doctor :   since how long u have this?
User :   no
Doctor :   did u sustain any head injury anytime?
User :   well i been suffering from childhood but dont know i might be a epilepsy patient
User :   i gotta accident in age of 5 yrs
Doctor :   anytime u consulted a neurologist or physician
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have head in injury then
User :   well right from the childhood by digestion and mentally i was very weak
User :   yes i gotta head injury
Doctor :   any other medical problems other than this or r u taking any medicine as of now now
Doctor :   ok
User :   i mean i had a big sugery in my neck and head
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have the scars which is visiable
Doctor :   to diagnosis epilepsy
Doctor :   u need to undergo few test
Doctor :   like EEG, CT of Brain or MRI
Doctor :   and fee blood tests
User :   u mean ECG
Doctor :   Blood tests may be needed to check for problems â?? such as infections, lead poisoning, anemia or diabetes â?? that could be causing or triggering your seizures.
Doctor :   not ECG, EEG
Doctor :   Electro encephalogram
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a neurologist and get these tests done
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   hello
Doctor :   yes
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Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   any doubts
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