Impacted Fish Bone Makes Swallowing Food Horrifying
Aug24

Impacted Fish Bone Makes Swallowing Food Horrifying

    Avinash Tahkur, a 45 year male patient resident of Palghar came to me with pain in chest and difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia) since one month. He took treatment form local doctors but with no relief. It was extremely difficult for him to swallow and he would take only liquids. If he would eat solids he would get excruciating pain in chest and would immediately throw out the food. Both he and his wife appeared quiet...

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Intestinal Obstruction due to Stones
Aug24

Intestinal Obstruction due to Stones

  MRS R____ K________ , a 55 year old female was transferred from a local nursing home She was admitted in a local Nursing home with abdominal pain & vomiting. She was treated as a case of acidity. In spite of the treatment for a week, she did not improve. When she came to me, her symptoms  were suggestive of intestinal obstruction (blockage). A CT scan of abdomen was undertaken. CT scan revealed that she had intestinal...

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Is gallstone removal done by laser?
Aug24

Is gallstone removal done by laser?

Everyone seems to be offering “Laser surgery” for Gall bladder. Is laser really used? A young unmarried girl in her early twenties came to me with ultrasonography report of multiple stones in her Gall Bladder.  After listening to her complaints, I examined her. I went thro the reports and gave my opinion – she requires removal of her gall bladder (Cholecystectomy). The first question her father asked, “Will this be...

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It is not always Piles or Fissures!
Aug24

It is not always Piles or Fissures!

    A 19 yr boy studying in college came with complaints of constipation, bleeding & pain while defecating since 3 months. He had consulted many nearby family physicians. They told him that it was a piles problem and they had given him different types of oral laxatives and local ointments. However, unfortunately none of them had ever examined him. He was even advised piles surgery. He latter consulted an Ayurvedic...

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Loss of organ
Aug24

Loss of organ

  A mentally retarded boy staying in a orphanage was bought to me with a scrotal swelling. The boy is 14 years old. He looks disturbed because of pain although he was not able to speak. I examined him and found that his scrotum was swollen and very tender. The ultrasound showed that his testes had rotated and there was no blood supply – meaning it was already dead. His caretaker says its swollen since 5 days. Poor fellow. A...

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Misdiagnosis can lead to rupture of appendix
Aug24

Misdiagnosis can lead to rupture of appendix

Mr Khokan Roy, 30 yr resident of Bhyander came in emergency with complaints of pain in abdomen & vomiting since 3 days. So far he was taking treatment from a local general practitioner, who just gave him medicines  thinking it to be acidity problem. Patient tolerated pain hoping to get better with his family doctor’s medicines. but his condition slowly deteriorated in next two days as he continued to vomit & have...

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