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What is the treatment for back pain caused due to cough? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Feb-2014
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User:hello doctor
User:i wanted to talk to you regarding my mother
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:I do not remember
Doctor:Did we chat earlier?
User:il tel u now
User:no no
Doctor:please brief me about the same
Doctor:all right
Doctor:please proceed
User:last few days must be a month or so she has got very bad cough
User:took medicines but its not helping much...
User:due to this continious coughing she developed a pain in the back
User:just below the shoulder.. i dont knw how but she says its because of coughing only
Doctor:sorry about that
User:last 2 3 days she has pain under her right chest near the ribs n its so bad that she is finding it difficult to breathe
Doctor:it is possible due to more pressure on the back and abdomen while coughing
User:ohh okay
User:cough is little better but not completely gone...yesterday she puked twice n is feeling better now
User:but the pain is still there
User:wat can be the reason for this
User:the doctor whom she visited sd it is due to kidney stone
User:can this be possible?
Doctor:It is possible too
Doctor:what is your mother's age?
User:she has a history of kidney stone
User:infact 6 mnths back she had 2 stones but very smalll
User:which sd could be removed through medicine
User:in the urine also there is slight burning sensation
User:she has lost apetite
User:doesnt want to drink water also
User:wat shud be done .. plz suggest
Doctor:Do you have her scan report?
User:scan report as in??? for what
Doctor:Is there any investigation report that confirms the kidney stone?
Doctor:How did you get to know about the 2 stones?
Doctor:through x-ray, scan?
User:there is a report
Doctor:what report you have?
User:but not handy
Doctor:Can you mail me the report in some time?
Doctor:perhaps in the evening?
Doctor:We can discuss in detail after I go through the report
User:mailing u the report looks difficult coz she stays far
User:n its not possible for her to mail
User:if there is something specific ur looking for i can call her n gv u the details
Doctor:no problem
Doctor:Now, please tell me your specific concerns
Doctor:is it the cough that you are worried about or the stones now?
Doctor:please ask me specific questions
User:1st was abt the pain which u cleared that it can be coz of the stone
Doctor:all right
User:so now wat abt the cough???
User:i mean wats the relation n y is she puking?
Doctor:is she diabetic?
Doctor:How long is this cough for?
Doctor:Is she having fever?
User:a month
User:no fever
Doctor:Does anyone in family have TB?
User:little cold but cough
Doctor:The reason for cough can be many
Doctor:since there is no fever, infection is unlikely
Doctor:however, we can take an x-ray of the chest to look for the exact cause of her cough
User:she just called me now
Doctor:all right?
User:she did an xray
User:right side chest
User:its all clear
User:sonography needs to be done in the evening
Doctor:what about left side of the chest?
User:the pain is on the right side so she did that side only
User:as her dr adviced
Doctor:She must do x-ray of the whole chest
Doctor:we usually do not do half x-ray
User:let me chk again
Doctor:please get the complete chest x-ray again
User:i asked her she sd complete x ray done
User:nothing in the xray
Doctor:then the cough is mostly allergic or seasonal
Doctor:nothing to be worried about
User:asked to do a sonography
Doctor:she can take cough suppressants like TusQ D for a while
User:which she is doing in the evening
Doctor:Please go ahead with the sonography
User:one more thing when she is puking its only lather thats coming out
Doctor:is there no food contents in it?
User:nothing at all
Doctor:then it is mostly a gastric reflux
Doctor:or post nasal drio
Doctor:She must take antacids like Domstal RD for it
Doctor:it will go away soon
User:il note dwn all this
User:pain is coz of the stone???
User:thats certain??
Doctor:but only sonography can confirm it
User:ok i will talk to u tomorow once i get to knw abt the reports in the evening
User:i thought its TB
Doctor:its not TB since chest x-ray is normal
User:yes exactly
Doctor:you can come on chat
Doctor:we can chat again
User:tomorrow right?
User:sonography is at 6 in the evening
Doctor:all right?
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:Shall we end the chat now?
User:ok done
User:i will chat tomorrow
Doctor:all right
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:good day
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:u to... byee.. tc
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