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Weight loss, burning sensation in body. History of gastric problems. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Good evening
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:have sister is very ill, she has lost almost half of her body weight
User:and has burning sensation on her body
Doctor:How old is she?
Doctor: XXXXXXX there seems to be a problem here
Doctor:Is she malnourished? That is what you are sayig?
User:i want to say she is loosing weight rapidly
User:even after having proper diet
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:Has she been healthy previously?
User:and she says that her entire body is burning
User:as if set on fire
User:she always had gastro problems
Doctor:I understand now
Doctor:What is her weight now?
Doctor:How much was it six months back?
User:from around 50
User:it has become 40
Doctor:It needs further evaluation and cannot be neglected
Doctor:Let me tell you straight the reasons
Doctor:First is Tuberculosis
Doctor:I do not know if your sister is having this
Doctor:Second, cachexia and cancers where in a person can lose weight rapidly
Doctor:This needs to be ruled out too
Doctor:Hyperthyroidism is another cause
Doctor:Have you got her tested for these?
User:she stays in assam
User:will be coming to banaglore tomorrow
User:i am not sure these have been tested
Doctor:Please get these tests done
Doctor:Does she speak english?
User:which doctor shall i take her to
User:i mean
Doctor:Please request for a phone call with me tomorrow
User:ur number pls
Doctor:I wish to talk to your sister and then we can decide on which doctor she needs to see
Doctor:Please raise a request from your dashboard for XXXXXXX get a call request from doctor XXXXXXX
Doctor:this is a service like chat
User:ok doc
Doctor:You can specify my name
Doctor:We need to take her detailed history to come to a conclusion
Doctor:Are you getting me?
Doctor:she can also come on chat and chat with me
User:i will tell her to do that
Doctor:I need more details to comment furhter
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Hope you are getting me XXXXXXX
Doctor:You can also ask her in brief about the problem, and narrate to me
Doctor:Then we shall decide on the treatment and doctor
Doctor:Is it fine with you?
User:she is on the phone
Doctor:Should I wait for you?
User:i will get back to tomorrow with all details
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:Bye for now
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