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What causes headache and dry mouth with history of tongue cancer? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Jun-2014
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor: Please proceed with your query.
User:actually my mom who had tongue cancer-operated last XXXXXXX for the same
User:follow up scans are normal
User:scan was pending this month but due to circumstances we consulted her doctor and got it extended for a month
User:as we need to travel to other city
User:but today she had mouth dryness,lethargic
User:and evening pain in throat
User:we have consulted a doctor noe
User:he has taken a cardiogram and blood test
User:and said her pressure has increased due to stress she is taking
User:and she is not sleeping well at night
User:its may father's operation next week
User:and she is stressing on that
User:not sleeping well
User:we are worried its due to this or anyhting related to extension of the scan
Doctor:IT does not seem to be related to extension of scan
Doctor:Though scan should be done in time
Doctor:It seems more like an infection of the throat or side effect of some medicine
User:we have done 3 scans post her surgery and all the reports were normal
Doctor:So chances of a recurrence are less
User:but coz of my father's operation we had to extend
Doctor:That is why I said it may not be related
User:doctor said after 4 months we can do a scan now
Doctor:She needs to relax and worry about herself first
User:now this will be her 5th month
User:i hope that will not be an issue
Doctor:Her doctor visits should be done as needed
Doctor:Postponing scan by 1 month should not be worrisome
Doctor:Doctor examination can help find any complications
User:ok..and i had one more query
User:my father is 75+yrs
User:and he is getting operated for prostate enlargement next week
User:doc said its endoscopy
User:and he can be discharged in 4-5 days
User:is it possible for him to travel by flight after the surgery
Doctor:He has to avoid lifting heavy weights after surgery
User:but travelling is not a problem isnt it
Doctor:Since it is being done endoscopically, less complications
Doctor:travelling shouldnt be a problem
Doctor:but lifting his suitcase maybe
User:of course..we will take care of that
Doctor:It is better to take adequate rest afterwards
User:that he dosent life anything
User:but how soon can he travel after surgery
Doctor:If we look at his age and the procedure, 3 - 4 weeks rest would be adequate
User:so we should travel after 1 month post surgery?
Doctor:The more rest old people are given the better they heal
User:ok doctor..but do any complications arise in this surgery..cause of his age
User:he is very healthy
User:all the reports are very much normal
Doctor:There should not be much problem
User:ok doctor..thanks
User:i do not have any query
Doctor:Though the healing maybe slow
User:so it will take a month to heal
User:but within 2 weeks of surgery can we consider for him to travel..i mean with family we need to travel for my mother's scan
User:2nd XXXXXXX his operation
User:on 26th XXXXXXX can we get him to travel
User:23rd XXXXXXX i mean
Doctor:I am sure there are other ways to get your mothers scan done and avoid his travelling
User:can we do this scan anywer
User:for my mother
Doctor:Is father travel needed to get mpothers scan done
Doctor:Im sure there must be other places where same scan can be done no one else is there to look after
Doctor:You can find scan locally
User:thank you for your suggestions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
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