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Postby bluemarlin08 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:11 am

Wife has had off an on nausea, 3 weeks on, 3 weeks off, for 5 years, many different doc consults, within the past 60 days continous problems. Recently diagnosed with enlarged liver this past Friday. Scheduled for MRI tomorrow, anyone else had these issues.
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Re: Illness

Postby Call_Me_Op » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:45 am

This is likely a topic not allowed by forum rules - but before it is locked, I'll express my sympathy and best wishes, as nausea is very uncomfortable.
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Re: Illness

Postby The Wizard » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:32 am

Call_Me_Op wrote:This is likely a topic not allowed by forum rules - but before it is locked, I'll express my sympathy and best wishes, as nausea is very uncomfortable.

Correct, but MOST forums are really not the right place to get 2nd opinions on medical issues...
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Re: Illness

Postby Call_Me_Op » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:12 am

Is there any better place - assuming your goal is to diagnose via the internet?
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Re: Illness

Postby The Wizard » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:15 am

Call_Me_Op wrote:Is there any better place - assuming your goal is to diagnose via the internet?

One can use the internet to learn up on generic facts related to an illness of any sort.
But I can't imagine any advantage to trying to diagnose via internet. You want one or more trained professionals for that, hands-on...
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Re: Illness

Postby Call_Me_Op » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:20 am

The Wizard wrote:
Call_Me_Op wrote:Is there any better place - assuming your goal is to diagnose via the internet?

One can use the internet to learn up on generic facts related to an illness of any sort.
But I can't imagine any advantage to trying to diagnose via internet. You want one or more trained professionals for that, hands-on...


I agree - but even that has pitfalls - like uncomfortable and perhaps even dangerous diagnostic tests and procedures (compliments of defensive medicine). I think we all have to self-regulate our use of the medical system today.
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Re: Illness

Postby johnep » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:33 am

I am sorry to hear of your wife’s situation. I do hope she gets the help she needs to remedy her condition.

The Internet is a great resource to get information on medical conditions that is useful to help develop a good list of questions to ask her doctors, but should not be used for medical diagnosis. However, this forum and most forums are not useful for medical diagnosis and guidance either. One caution is to only rely on information from known, reputable websites such as Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, NIH, medical associations, etc.

If you have not already, I would recommend getting a second opinion from a specialist. Most doctors welcome this and it never hurts. Even if it only confirms the initial diagnosis and treatment, that has value. Best wishes.
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Re: Illness

Postby LadyGeek » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:03 pm

As others have stated, medical issues are off-topic, this topic is locked. See: Forum Policy

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Questions on medical issues are beyond the scope of the forum. If you are looking for medical information online, I'd like to suggest you start with the Top 100 List: Health Websites You Can Trust maintained by the Consumer and Patient Health Information section of the Medical Library Association.
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