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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   Hi XXXXX
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   Hi
User :   I am suffering from gastroenteritis..although its not that severe
Doctor :   ok
User :   but I keep getting Burp all the time
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   I am 28..working with Hewlett Packard
User :   in Bangalore..and married
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem for?
User :   I would say about an year
Doctor :   Any stomach pain? Loose motions or vomiting
User :   very rare i feel stomach pain
Doctor :   How many times a day do you pass motions?
User :   once
Doctor :   any Loose motions or vomiting? do you have alternate costipation/ loose motions?
User :   no loose motions or vomiting..sometimes constipation
Doctor :   do you have any other health problems? asthma / allergies?
User :   no..not at all
Doctor :   do you pass a lot of gas as well? other than the burping?
User :   yeah..that is also a concern..although i dont do it in public
Doctor :   any major changes in diet/ habits over the past year?
Doctor :   do you smoke/ drink alcohol?
User :   I do smoke regularly..but occasionally drink
User :   may be once in a month
Doctor :   have you consulted any other doctor? or taken any medication so far?
User :   No..
Doctor :   have you ever had a similar problem anytime previously?
User :   well not really..I have also gained weight in past year or so..about 5 - 6 kgs
Doctor :   is your appetite normal?
User :   yeah.3 chapatis in breakfast..4 in lunch and 4 in dinner
Doctor :   ok- has your activity level decreased/ stopped suddenly?
User :   yeah..I was promoted in Oct 06..since then the workload has come down
User :   not much work
Doctor :   no i meant excercise?
User :   no..its the same..
Doctor :   well XXXX, from what you have told me you most probably have IBS( irritable Bowel syndrome),
User :   ohh..ok
Doctor :   it is a common problem- it's just that your intestines are more sensitive to food and diet changes
Doctor :   cutting down on smoking/ life style/ diet modifications can help you
User :   ohh..ok
Doctor :   it is too extensive to give it over the chat- so i will mail you the instructions
Doctor :   and advice
User :   yeah please
Doctor :   try them for a couple of weeks
User :   sure will do that
Doctor :   and if if you are not getting good relief, pls get back to me
Doctor :   and i'll let you know
Doctor :   what can be done further
User :   yeah sure
Doctor :   cabn i confirm your contact detils?
Doctor :   Email : YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   Mobile : 0000
User :   thats right
Doctor :   I will mail you in some time
User :   sure
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thats it..thanks a lot for your help
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting
Doctor :   us
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks :)
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