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Weakness of the palate post tonsillitis operation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   morning Dr
Doctor :   Good Morning
User :   i have a query, this is for my sister
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is 24 yrs old, not very healthy and all
Doctor :   ok
User :   she had a surgery for tonsillitis last month
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   now she is facing a strange problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   xxxx, xxxx, xxxx, single, 42kgs, 163cms
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead
User :   when ever she drinks water or for that mater any liquid things, its coming out through her nose
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when is she having this problem?
User :   2 dayys back only she told us about this
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is telling she realized this after a week
Doctor :   ok
User :   of surgery
Doctor :   ok
User :   what could be the reason Dr
Doctor :   does she have any other health problems?
User :   after having antibiotics she had gastric problems and vomiting
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is taking medicines for that also
Doctor :   does she have problem with swallowing food or water?
User :   as i told she is too weak nowadays
Doctor :   ok
User :   u mean pain?
Doctor :   is there any difficulty in swallowing or choking?
User :   especially with liquid items
Doctor :   ok
User :   no choking and all, she is telling she cares a lot while swalloing, otherwise it goes in to her nose
Doctor :   did you go for a repeat check up with the ENT doctor?
User :   no
User :   dr told to come after one more week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you get her checked up with the Ent SURGEON
User :   ok
User :   any idea what could be the reason
Doctor :   there is probably nerve weakness
Doctor :   that is causing this problem
User :   oh ok
Doctor :   that is the main reason
User :   and will be there be any future problems after this surgery
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there any difficulty talking?
User :   no, no problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   any other consequences because of this surgery in future
Doctor :   the swallowing problem could be due to this
Doctor :   i suggest that you get her examined by the ENT doctor who operated on her
Doctor :   there is a possibility that there is nerve injury which regresses by itself
Doctor :   gradually'
User :   ok, Dr but then why it is going up?
Doctor :   the nerve injury causes weakness of the palate
User :   ok
Doctor :   that causes food frm
Doctor :   going into the food pipe
Doctor :   the condition mostly improves
User :   ok, instead it goes up
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok Dr
Doctor :   other causes also
Doctor :   have to be ruled
Doctor :   out
User :   like
User :   oh fine
Doctor :   i am giving the most possible reason
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats why it is better to get her thoroughly checked up
User :   ok sure
Doctor :   anything else xxxx?
User :   no dr thanks a lot
Doctor :   bye for now
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