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Tests to diagnose causes for blood in vomit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello Dr
User :   Am from mysore.
Doctor :   good afternoon
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   Good afternoon
User :   My friend is vomitting blood.
Doctor :   since when and how quantity?
User :   Its from January, about 8 months. quantity, it varies, at the max. 10 ml
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 :   Age: 21Gender: Male Occupation: Software Engineer Location: Mysore Marital Status: Single Weight and Height: 45kg 140cm Dependents: Yes - Parents
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does ur friend smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   What can be the reason Doctor.
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
Doctor :   it could bleed from Upper GI,
Doctor :   many other reasons
Doctor :   anytime endoscopy was done?
User :   Ok Doctor. Sorry. Yes. he was smoking. But not daily. Some times. And drinking very rarely. But he stop before 3 months.
Doctor :   or it could be due to some problem in lungs like cancer
Doctor :   bleeding disorders
Doctor :   bleeding gums
User :   Yes doctor. january we have done endoscopy. result was, theres some bleeding in food pipe.
Doctor :   yes it could be bleeding due to oesophageal varies
Doctor :   varices
Doctor :   sorry
User :   And last month we have taken endoscopy till intenstine again. But, it was perfect. Theres no bleed.
Doctor :   do u have report as of now
User :   No doctor. Not now. We have in home.
Doctor :   from the history it could be due to an bleeding ulcer or varices
Doctor :   these are the common conditions which cause bleeding in food pipe
User :   Since its not bleeding now, can we declare that he has become alright?
Doctor :   we need to do a check endoscopy done
Doctor :   and see if the ulcer has healed up in ulcer case
User :   we have taken on last month only? should we need to take Endoscopy?
Doctor :   does he have the problem now
User :   On August beginning, he vomitted blood. So, we have gone to the doctor near by. Doctor told to take endoscopy. after seeing that, he told, theres no problem. But also he has told him to take some tablet.
Doctor :   better get these tests done
Doctor :   ECG, chest xray, blood routine and Upper GI endoscopy and consult a physician
Doctor :   ok
User :   And Doctor, can u tell us, how to contact you and where to meet you?
Doctor :   we provide online medical consultation
Doctor :   we are based in bangalore
Doctor :   u can write to us the regarding the progress
Doctor :   once u get these tests done at YYYY@YYYY
User :   Ok doctor. i will do it.
User :   Thank you very much. I will let you know the status.
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