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AMRI Hospital, Salt Lake, Kolkata

AMRI Hospital, Salt Lake

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Internal Medicine Specialist Clinic

JC - 16 & 17, Salt Lake City Block-A, Scheme-L11 Salt Lake City Kolkata
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AMRI Hospital, Salt Lake   4.6  (888 ratings) Internal Medicine Specialist Clinic JC - 16 & 17, Salt Lake City Block-A, Scheme-L11 Salt Lake City Kolkata
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AMRI Hospital, Salt Lake is known for housing experienced Internal Medicine Specialists. Dr. Ayusmati Thakur, a well-reputed Internal Medicine Specialist, practices in Kolkata. Visit this medical health centre for Internal Medicine Specialists recommended by 77 patients.

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My endoscopy and sonography are normal but pain right side of lower stomach my doctor told me the infection in appendix and told me to operation of appendicitis please tell me this is curable with medicines.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
My endoscopy and sonography are normal but pain right side of lower stomach my doctor told me the infection in append...
Thank you for the query. Endoscopy checks the oesophagus, stomach and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). USG may sometimes detect acute appendicitis, but not always. Appendicitis is usually a clinical diagnosis (right lower abdominal pain, fever, vomiting). If imaging is needed, CT scan is a better modality. Sometimes colonoscopy may be done, to rule out any lesion in the terminal ileum. Regards.
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Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Tips to Control Allergy Driven Wheezing this Season

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).
 

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Hypertension: 7 Best Ways to Control it

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Hypertension: 7 Best Ways to Control it

The number of people affected by hypertension is constantly on the rise. The most important concern with people developing hypertension is that it is not an isolated issue. It brings with it a host of problems, including higher chances of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease problem. While there is no definite cure for hypertension, it is definitely possible to control it using the following measures.

  1. Weight control: Greater the body mass index (BMI), higher is the chances of developing hypertension. Check with your doctor to know what the ideal weight is and try to maintain it. If overweight, losing even 10 pounds can make a big difference to your blood pressure.
  2. Diet management: Excessive salt, calories, fat, and sugar are to be avoided. Sodium is one of the main culprits for increasing blood pressure and should be avoided. Include fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium and magnesium. Reducing salt is another major way to control blood pressure. Fish oils with omega-3 fatty acids are extremely good for the health of the heart and so consult your doctor to include the right amounts in your diet. 
  3. Exercise: A regular workout regimen can reduce the chances of developing blood pressure by up to 40% to 50%. This should not be misinterpreted as the need for vigorous workouts. Even small, regular physical activity daily goes a long way in controlling blood pressure.
  4. Alcohol: While quitting alcohol is the best thing to do, for those finding it difficult to do so, cutting down on it plays a big role in controlling blood pressure. No more than a drink per day for women, and no more than two per day for men are recommended.
  5. Stress management: Stress is one of the major causes for increasing blood pressure, and so managing stress is very important. Whether music or meditation, pick your stress buster and see your blood pressure lowered.
  6. Medications: If you are already on a medication regimen, strictly adhere to the schedule. Consult your doctor before adding herbal supplements or dietary supplements. Taken individually, they may be good for health, but there are good chances of them interacting with your regular medications.
  7. Monitor: Once you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, have periodic check-ups with your doctor to ensure it is within the permissible limits. If beyond limits, immediately correct it.

As noted, hypertension is not an isolated issue and brings with it a whole lot of issues. Controlling it can help control the other issues that would follow and improve the quality of life.
 

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Osteoarthritis - How Best to Manage it?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Osteoarthritis - How Best to Manage it?

The human body is able to move fluidly because there are various joints, muscles, tendons and cartilages that work together to make this happen. Movements of the hands, legs, back, hips, knees and wrists are controlled this way. For various reasons, however, these tissues grow stiff, thereby, reducing free movement. Any movement causes pain and stiffness and swelling of the joints, which forces the patient to reduce physical activity. This reduced activity further leads to the joints becoming stiff, thus putting the patient in a difficult position.

What causes it?

The ends of the bone are covered by softer tissue called cartilage, which is responsible for allowing the free movement. In patients with osteoarthritis, this cartilage is lost and the bones rub against each other, producing pain and a crackling sound with the movement. Some of the most common causes include the following:

  1. Age is the most common cause for osteoarthritis, with lifestyle habits playing a major role in this condition. Most joints would be affected here.
  2. Obesity is another major cause for osteoarthritis, as the additional weight of the person puts extra pressure on the knees and the legs, leading to the wearing of the joints. The back and lower extremities are more affected than the hands in this case.
  3. Joint injuries are another common cause for osteoarthritis, which is more localised to the area of injury.

What are the signs and symptoms?

As noted already, painful movement is the most common symptom of osteoarthritis. There could also be swelling and redness around the affected joint(s).
Diagnosis: The doctor will usually be able to identify osteoarthritis after an examination, but in some cases, an X-ray or MRI may be required to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatments available

The treatment for osteoarthritis is multipronged.

  1. For immediate relief of the pain, non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs are used. In cases of localised symptoms, even topical creams or gels may be used.
  2. Weight loss is extremely essential, if there is obesity that is causing the osteoarthritis.
  3. Vitamins and supplements in good amounts can improve bone health and help in preventing and reversing the damage in some patients.
  4. Heat therapy has proven to be quite useful in many cases to provide temporary relief
  5. As much as the movement of the joints is painful for the patient, it is only with regular exercise that the joints can be made more flexible and mobile.
  6. The affected joints need to be specially cared for by avoiding injury and reducing unnecessary movements.
  7. Role of physiotherapy in the management of OA - Strengthening exercises, Taping, Manual therapy, Education/lifestyle changes,  Modalities, Agility and perturbation training.
  8. The definitive therapy of OA is joint replacement (total/partial knee/hip joint replacement).

In addition, support groups and counselling may also help significantly in patients who find their quality of life being reduced due to this condition. Remember, not all is lost with osteoarthritis. It is definitely possible to get your life back to its earlier days when you were able to move about freely.

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I am a moderate drinker and their is inflammation in my liver and I am feeling fatigue and not well. Pain in abdomen is also there.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I am a moderate drinker and their is inflammation in my liver and I am feeling fatigue and not well. Pain in abdomen ...
Thank you for the query You are probably developing a condition called alcoholic fatty liver disease. If not dealt with now it may proceed to chronic liver disease. You need to cut down or quit your alcohol intake immediately. Please get a liver function test, INR, blood sugar and lipid profile done. You need to reduce the intake of saturated fat, refined carbohydrate and carbonated beverage. I would suggest you to get a USG upper abdomen done, to know the status of your liver and gall bladder. There are some medications available for the same. Please consult a physician for further advise and clinical examination. A transient elastography may be needed. Regards.
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My friend is having very high fever 103deg F. From the past 2 days. He is also having severe body pain and joint pain with swelling. His CBC report says he is having thrombocytopenia. But his WBC count is normal. However his monocyte, basophil count is low. Which test should we go for. Chickengunia or dengue or malaria.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
My friend is having very high fever 103deg F. From the past 2 days. He is also having severe body pain and joint pain...
Thank you for the query. Fro the symptoms that you have provided, the probability of Dengue and Chikungunya are high. Since the fever has been there for 2 days only get a Dengue NS1 antigen done first, as the Dengue IgM shall be positive only after 5-6 days. It is also advisable to get screened for Chikungunya amd Malaria as well.Keep a check on the platelet count and packed cell volume. Plenty of oral fluid is to be taken. Avoid drugs like Aspirin till Dengue has been ruled out. Regards
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Tell me any good cough medicine bcoz last 15 I have this problem. your new member.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Thank you for the query. I would need to ask you certain questions. Is your cough dry or are your producing sputum? Is there any associated fever or throat ache/irritation? Are you having a running nose? Are you a smoker? If your cough is dry, and you are not having a fever, it may be an allergic cough. In that case simple steam inhalation thrice a day may help. You can go for anti-allergic tablets (like levocetirizine) or cough syrups with anti-allergic components. No need for any antibiotic therapy in this cough. If you are producing sputum or having associated fever, it may be a viral infection. A number of cough syrups with the specific composition are available, depending on your cough type. Drink plenty of water. Antibiotics are not effective in viral infection. If a cough persists for more than 1 week (in your case it's 15 days), some blood tests like total count/differential count, sputum examination (for gram stain and AFB stain) and chest x-ray may be needed. If a bacterial infection is detected antibiotic will be needed. Regards.
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I have gerd with barrettes oesophagus. For the last one month I am having a burning sensation in my stomach always. It stays in the stomach. It does not come up to chest. Is it due to gerd? It's not intense. But a feeling. It stays for few seconds then goes. Again it comes. It continues like this. I take neksium 40 once daily.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I have gerd with barrettes oesophagus. For the last one month I am having a burning sensation in my stomach always. I...
Thank you for the query. GERD as you may be knowing causes symptoms like heartburn and acidic taste in the mouth. Since you already have Barrett's oesophagus (abnormal change in the cells of the lower portion of the esophagus), an Endoscopic surveillance at routine intervals is advisable. A burning sensation/discomfort localised in the abdomen, may be due to an associated gastritis/duodenitis. You continue with the es-omeprazole as prescribed. Avoid painkillers like Diclofenac and Ibuprofen as they can aggravate the symptoms. I would suggest you to visit your physician/gastroenterologist for a repeat endoscopy. Sucralfate suspension before meals my be helpful. Regards.
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Biotin capsules is cure baldness and promote new hair growth is there any side effect my age 25.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Biotin capsules is cure baldness and promote new hair growth is there any side effect my age 25.
Thank you for the query. Biotin is not exactly a "cure" for baldness, but it definitely helps to maintain the health of your hair. It is basically a water-soluble vitamin B (vitamin B7). Egg and liver, are rich sources of Biotin. It is usually a safe drug and adverse events have not been frequently reported. Biotin helps to maintain the health of your skin, eyes, hair and nerves. Regards
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I have suffering viral fever last two days please tell me what can I do for cure.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I have suffering viral fever last two days please tell me what can I do for cure.
Thank you for the query. Viral fever usually runs a course of 5-6 days before subsiding on its own. You need to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and take a course of multivitamin tablets. Tablet Paracetamol can be taken when temperature exceeds 100 F or in case of headache/bodyache. Usually antibiotics are not needed in a simple case of viral fever. However, if fever persists for a longer time and symptoms like cough with sputum, bleeding from any site, burning during urination develops then some laboratory investigation will be needed. I would advise you to go for some basic tests like Hemoglobin, WBC count/TC and malaria parasite to rule out any other pathology like bacterial infection or malaria, wherein the treatment plan changes. Regards.
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I have diabetes since four years can you suggest some measures to control diabetes?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I have diabetes since four years can you suggest some measures to control diabetes?
Thank you for the query. It would have been helpful if you would have mentioned your Fasting blood sugar, 2 hrs post prandial sugar and HbA1c level. 1. If your HbA1c level is less than 7.5%, it would imply a fair control on blood sugar. Dietary regimen (avoidance of refined carbohydrate-pasta, white bread, noodles, burgers etc and carbonated beverages) and exercise (30 min per day for 5 days a week) may be helpful. Sometimes, a low dose of the medicine metformin may be added, which may be beneficial. 2. If the HbA1c level is more than 7.5% one or more oral medications are used in addition to diet and exercise. The medications are given as per the patient's tolerance. 3. If HbA1c is more than 9% it is advisable to go for Insulin. However, if someone is completely non-compliant or averse to Insulin a combination of 2 or more drugs may be used with caution. 4. Since you are diabetic for 4 years it is advisable to get the following tests done if not done already Urine for spot ACR- to check the renal status Eye check up - to rule out diabetic retinopathy. 5. Foot care is very important and even a minor injury must be taken care of. 6. Always remember whatever dietary intake you are having, your calorie intake must be less or equal to our calorie expenditure. It is advisable to get a diet chart done, as per your body weight and activity level. 7. You can take a course of vitamin B complex for nerve protection. Please consult a physician for further advise. Regards.
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I am 39 years old. What should be the ideal bp. Whenever I check my bp with my doctor it's sometimes 116/70 And sometimes 130/74. He says it's normal. Generally it's between 120-130/70-75. Is it fine.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I am 39 years old. What should be the ideal bp. Whenever I check my bp with my doctor it's sometimes 116/70 And somet...
Thank you for the query. Your doctor is absolutely right. The range of your BP is fine. It may vary slightly on different days and even in the same day some variations may be present, hence it is normal and there is nothing to worry about. Regards.
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I have seen a 1 small white worm in my poop today! I have gas problem and sometimes pain in abdomen. What should I do?

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I have seen a 1 small white worm in my poop today! I have gas problem and sometimes pain in abdomen.
What should I do?
Thank you for the query. Presence of worms itself may lead to symptoms like pain abdomen, nausea and can cause anaemia (specially hookworm infestation). Sine you have already spotted a worm, a stool examination for OPC (Ova-parasite-cyst) may not be needed in your case. You can go for de-worming therapy with medications like Albendazole. To know the dose and regime of the medication, consult your physician. A blood for Haemoglobin may be done to rule out anaemia. Regards.
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I am 62 yr. Male no diabetic. BP 90/130 taking tablet tenormin25 & stamlo 5.i am handicap with leg. I can't walk to long. I have corolstrol problem. I want to maintain LDL &HDL pl. Suggest me medicine for my body.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I am 62 yr. Male no diabetic. BP 90/130 taking tablet tenormin25 & stamlo 5.i am handicap with leg. I can't walk to l...
Thank you for the query. As per the history you have provided, you are hypertensive (BP 130/90 mm of Hg, on Tenormin 25 and Stamlo 5 mg), have hyperlipidemia (raised cholesterol) and non-diabetic. It would be helpful, if you would have posted the reprots of the lipid profile. Itis advisable to maintain your Total cholesterol <200 mg%, LDL <120 mg% and HDL >45 mg%. The Triglyceride level should be <150 mg%. Since you have limited walking capacity, you need to modify on the diet. Reduce the intake of saturated fat (ghee, butter etc) and refined carbohydrate. The Statin (Atorvastatin, Rosuvastatin) group of medications is effective in reducing cholesterol, but should be taken only after consulting your physician. Regards.
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Alkasol syrup use in urine infection mei ise pichle 3 dino se le rhi hu mujhe bhot fark mila kya iska koi side fect to ni h.please mujhe alkasol syrup ke bre m information de.

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Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Alkasol syrup use in urine infection mei ise pichle 3 dino se le rhi hu mujhe bhot fark mila kya iska koi side fect t...
Thank you for the query. Alkasol syrup contains Di Sodium Hydrogen Citrate and it is used as a urine alkaliniser (used after diluting with water). It is effective in urinary tract infection. It is a safe drug, some reported side effects are abdominal cramps and flatulence. It should be used with caution in those with renal dysfunction and may have some interaction with some medications (steroids, diuretics etc). Since, you have not mentioned any of these problems you may safely use it after dilution in water. However, do not use it for more than 1 week, if not needed. You may consult your physician for further information. Regards.
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I am suffering from fever and cold from 3 days .I think it is dengue or viral fever could you tell me symptoms of dengue and symptoms of viral fever.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
I am suffering from fever and cold from 3 days .I think it is dengue or viral fever could you tell me symptoms of den...
Thank you for the query. Dengue is basically a type of viral fever. Viral fever is characterised by high grade fever (usually more than 100 F), with headache, bodyache and generalised malaise. Usually a viral fever runs its course and subsides in a span of 5-6 days. Dengue fever (specially the complicated ones) may be associated with symptoms like bleeding (gum, nasal, bleeding spots under the skin), rashes, dizziness and abdominal pain. In very severe cases of dengue, reduced urine output and shock may be seen. In case youare suspecting dengue you may get the dengue profile done- NS1 Ag, IgM and IgG. You can also get some basic blood tests done like Haemoglobin, Total WBC count and Platelet. Drink sufficient fluid and paracetamol can be taken if temperature >101 F or in case of headache. Avoid aspirin group of drugs. Usually an antibiotic is not needed in a viral fever, unless there is a secondary bacterial infection. Please consult a physician for further advice on medications. Regards.
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3 month before my uric acid is 10 then as per doctor I started medicine eboxo40 for 2 months then it become 4.7 then stop medicine by endocrinologist doctor for 1 month now my uric acid is 8.1 why it is increased I am not taking alcohol and non veg. What is the reason and solutions.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
3 month before my uric acid is 10 then as per doctor I started medicine eboxo40 for 2 months then it become 4.7 then ...
Thank you for the query. Uric acid is produced in our body by the metabolism of protein (purine to be specific). Increased uric acid may occur either due to increased production or decreased excretion. You may be a poor excretor. Usually, if patient is asymptomatic (for eg. No history of joint pain/gout), medications are not given. The normal uric acid level for men is preferably between 3.5-7 mg% (it may vary between laboratories). I would suggest you to continue with your dietary protein and alcohol restriction. Some medications like low dose aspirin or diuretics (frusemide) can cause raised uric acid levels. Get some blood tests like total wbc count, serum urea and creatinine done. There are some other causes of increased uric acid levels but I think you needn't worry about it right now. However, if gout is precipitated, you will need to continue the medications - febuxostat or allopurinol, after consulting your physician. Regards.
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My wife is having constant fever body ache severe head ache. Even her stomach seems to be very tight from 2 days. We got the blood test done. But results showed negative for typhoid malaria and jaundice. Is there a chance for her to suffer from a special type of jaundice where eyes don't get yellow. In our area jaundice is spreading very rapidly. Pls suggest.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine), Certified in Evidence Based Diabetes Management, MNAMS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
My wife is having constant fever body ache severe head ache. Even her stomach seems to be very tight from 2 days. We ...
Thank you for the query. Fever, body ache and headache are all suggestive of a probable viral infection (the prodromal phase of viral hepatitis may present in this way). Viral hepatitis generally begins with symptoms of fever and malaise, once the fever subsides, jaundice is manifested. Sometimes, it may not be clinically possible to detect jaundice, specially when bilirubin < 3 mg%. The tightness of her abdomen may be manifested, if she is having constipation though some other causes may be responsible. Since, there is a probable viral hepatitis (jaundice in simple words), outbreak in you area please get the following tests done (if not done already) - liver function test, anti hav igm and anti hev igm. You can get a dengue igm done also. An abdominal ultrasonography may be done, since she is complaining of abdominal symptoms. I would suggest you to visit your physician for a thorough clinical examination.
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What is the symptoms of dengue? I am suffering from fever for last one week . What to do now? Please suggest me what should I do now.

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Internal Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
What is the symptoms of dengue? I am suffering from fever for last one week . What to do now? Please suggest me what ...
Thank you for the query dengue is presently quite prevalent in kolkata and its surrounding areas. Dengue symptoms are like any other viral fever with symptoms like high grade fever (usually more than 100f), severe headache, generalised weakness, malaise, rashes, upper abdominal pain and joint pain. In some complicated cases of dengue a patient may present with bleeding (due to fall in platelet count) and other manifestations like reduced urine output and shortness of breath. However, there is no need to worry right now as even if it is dengue, most of them are uncomplicated. I would like to know whether you are suffering from any other symptoms like cough or burnig during urination. Please get the following blood tests done - complete hemogram, dengue igm, dengue ns1 ag, malaria parasite/dual antigen, liver function test and urine routine examination. Take normal diet and drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Keep a temperature chart if possible. You can continue with paracetamol if fever exceeds 100f or in case of severe headache (but not more than 3-4 tablet per day). Take a course of multivitamin tablets. Till dengue is ruled out, avoid aspirin group of medications (as they interfere with platelet function). Watch out for any bleeding from any site (like nose bleed or gum bleeding) or development of small petechial spots in the skin. Regards.
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My Dad's sonography tells that he has moderate left pleural effusion, what does that mean and what should we do now?

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Thank you for the query. Plerura or pleural space, is a sac like covering around our lung. It is a potential space and air, fluid and blood can collect in it. Pleural effusion implies that there is collection of fluid in the pleural space. When there is a collection in this space, the normal function of the lung (gaseous exchange) may be hampered. It would have been helpful if you would have mentioned your father's age, and whether he is suffering from any comorbidities, also whether he has any addictions (like smoking). The commonest cause of pleural effusion is infection (usually bacterial). Other causes may be tuberculosis, mitosis or conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Liver disease, kidney problems and cardiac failure also causes pleural effusion, but they mostly bilateral (both sided). It is advisable that you visit a physician or chest specialist. A chest x-ray will be needed. Some blood tests like complete haemogram will be needed, and analysis of the pleural fluid may be done. Regards.
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