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Old 27th July 2011, 20:01   #841
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Yes my doctor said the same thing, we will take another doctors advice.
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Even my son had it twice...when around 2 years and both the times it happened when he had high fever. I took a second opinion from another pediatrician and also met a neurologist. All of them suggested the below:

1. Seizures happening with high temperatures is common. Its a reflexive & defensive mechanism triggered by the brain to control the body temperature.
2. If it happens in normal course (without fever ) you will have to consider brain mapping.
3. If it continues with fever even after your kid is 5-6 years old, again you might want consider EEG.

The neurologist i met repeatedly assured us that this is common in kids. He later suggested that we do it just to convince ourselves our kid is normal. We didnt do it and my son hasnt had any since then. He is 7 now. Later got to know from my mom that even i had it once when i was 1 year old :-).

So just relax. I know its really unnerving when you see the kid having an seizure. You may meet a neurologist just to calm your nerves.

You may google physiological seizures/Febrile seizures
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Old 27th July 2011, 22:26   #842
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Even my 11 month old daughter had febrile seizure 10 days back due to high fever. The temperature at that time was 102 +.
My pediatrician also told that it is common among kids below 5 years and she did not suggest for EEG.
It may also happen as cause of family history, me and my dad also had it twice in childhood.
The cause for the high fever was identified to be ear infection.
we were adviced to take care such that she does not get temperature above 100 at any case.

Prescribed medicines,
fresium 5[oral] - if she has 100+ temp.
Juniz 2.5[rectal] - at the time of seizure, in case if she gets it unfortunately.

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Old 4th August 2011, 16:36   #843
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So what I want to say is that forget about hospitals - find a heart specialist you trust & take it from there after talking to him.
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Please also inform the present treating doctor that you wish to take a second opinion.
Thanks carboy and noidea for your inputs. The said relative passed away & we believe its due to hospitals negligence.
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Old 5th August 2011, 12:52   #844
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Very sorry to hear that.
Please accept my condolences and also my apologies on behalf of the medical fraternity. Some times we do make terrible mistakes and at other times in spite of our best efforts the results are just not good enough.
The biggest boss sits above us and manipulate the strings.
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Hi guys, my dad was recently diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse (and left ventricular hypertrophy) due to aortic valve regurgitation. Apparently, it is in the initial stages. I do not have detailed information as he is back home and I am in Gurgaon.

In this regard, I request the med fraternity and all fellow T-bhpians to direct me to a good cardiac surgeon in Gurgaon / Delhi NCR. I did a bit of googling and came up wit Dr. Naresh Trehan. I feel he is pretty good. I would really appreaciate suggestions, referrals...anything. A very good surgeon is essential, as, in all probability, my dad will have to go under the knife.

My dad will be in Gurgaon in September, so I have less than a month to do my homework. Please help.
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Old 10th August 2011, 11:43   #846
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I am not a cardiologist but here is my feedback.

1. Dr. Trehan comes with immaculate credentials. Widely accepted to be the best.
2. Mitral valve prolapse rarely needs surgery.
3. Aortic regurgitation is mostly managed medically. Uncommon for patients to undergo surgery for that condition because left ventricle is able to manage the extra load more often that not.

My suggestion is to talk to a good Cardiologist before going to a cardiac surgeon.
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Take an appointment from Dr Trehan and keep yourself open to non-surgical treatment.

Best of luck.
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Thanks a lot noidea. You are correct, further consultations with cardiologists back home confirmed what you mentioned. Now, I want a proper check-up and second opinion from a good cardilogist. So, do I still go to Dr. Trehan or someone else. Please let me know.
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Taking second opinion is a very slippery area. Because the more doctors you talk to, the more difference of opinion creeps up and people get more and more confused.

What I would like to suggest is that you should be very open with your current treating doctor and ask him that you would like to have a second opinion and that he should refer you to someone he thinks suitable. Since he will probably refer you to his boss or the person he took his training from, there will not be too much divergence in treatment protocol and thus less confusion. The best thing is if the current treating doctor is wrong then his boss will have no issues asking him to get his act right, which might not be very easy for some other consultant to do.
I hope you see the advantage of asking your own doctor to send you to someone senior.

Cheers.

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Very sorry to hear that.
Please accept my condolences and also my apologies on behalf of the medical fraternity. Some times we do make terrible mistakes and at other times in spite of our best efforts the results are just not good enough.
The biggest boss sits above us and manipulate the strings.
Thanks noidea. Had the doc taken some time out to sit with the relatives and discuss the pro's and con's we would have been more prepared. At present we are absolutely blank on how it happened after 10 days of hospitalization (9 days in ICU)

Another thing, on the 10th day, since morning till evening all attending / visiting docs, ICU staff informed that the patient was recovering amazingly. Late evening the bad news came that the condition is deteriorating, within 1 hour our world was upside down. I CANT BUY THIS STORY, EVER.
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Taking second opinion is a very slippery area. Because the more doctors you talk to, the more difference of opinion creeps up and people get more and more confused...
Thank you noidea. Point taken, and I will keep this in mind But the problem is, we being from a tier 2 city, have it deeply etched in our psyche that whenever it is a serious ailment, we always go and consult a doctor in one of the metros (except Calcutta)

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Question Dental Surgeons in Bangalore near Indiranagar?

Looking for a good dental surgeon to remove my wisdom tooth near IndiraNagar, Bangalore.

Any recommendations?
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Hi, I was looking for an opinion on surgery for Piles.

My grandfather (87 years old) is suffering from Piles. We have consulted two different doctors who have given us two very different options for the surgery.

Doctor 1 has said that a major surgery is absolutely necessary to remove the tissue(?) as it has grown very long. (it seems my grandfather had neglected or was not aware about the problem all these years)

Doctor 2 has told us that he will do 'cryo-surgery' to remove the tissue(?). He says that Cryosurgery is a very minor operation and the patient will be discharged within 2 hours of the operation and that the wound will be as minimal as possible.

Medical history of my grandfather:
Bypass surgery done in 1995
Highly diabetic. Takes insulin shots 3 times a day
Had broken the hip bone 3 years back and not strong enough to walk. So, he is always in the wheel chair.

My queries:
1. What is the difference between a normal surgery and Cryo surgery?
2. Is Cryo Surgery effective? Doctor 1 says that it is effective for smaller cases and since the tissue(?) has grown very long in this case, it has to be removed by (normal) surgery. Doctor 2 says there is no problem.
3. What are the advantages/disadvantages of either surgeries given his condition?
4. My concern is that my grandfather may not be able to cope up with a major surgery. Although his heart condition is stable, he is still has diabetes and he is 87 years old and that will definitely hamper healing of the wound. Currently, he has a wound in his foot which he sustained last year and still yet to heal.

I know it will be confusing when I take opinions of more than one person. I never knew about cryo surgery until and uncle of mine (who is a doctor) suggested to check it out. So, please let me know your opinions. Thanks

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Looking for a good dental surgeon to remove my wisdom tooth near IndiraNagar, Bangalore.

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Try Dr Achut Baliga in Manipal Hospital.
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Question Re: Endodontist in JP Nagar, B'lore?

I might have to get 'Root Canal Treatment' done for lower left premolar(3,7).
As of now, to mitigate the infection/pain have been advised to take Mox 500(Anti-biotic) and Imol Plus(Pain killer), 3 times a day.

As such, please suggest/recommend a good endodontist in and around JP Nagar, B'lore?
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I might have to get 'Root Canal Treatment' done for lower left premolar(3,7).
As of now, to mitigate the infection/pain have been advised to take Mox 500(Anti-biotic) and Imol Plus(Pain killer), 3 times a day.

As such, please suggest/recommend a good endodontist in and around JP Nagar, B'lore?
Go to Sagar Apollo in Jayanagar. The dentists there are really good, and honest. My filling came off once and when I went there, the first doctor that checked told me that he does not specialize in surgery, as the tooth might have to be removed and referred to his colleague who visits Sagar Apollo. The the doctor was very meticulous. He told me honestly that refilling would not help and advised me to pull the tooth out. However, before, pulling the tooth out he asked me to go through a series of test, just to ensure there is no infection post removal.

During the entire experience, I had the feeling that the dentist knew what he was doing. I would highly recommend him. (Sorry I forgot the exact name of the dentist, but there are just a couple, so won't be much of a problem)
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