BNC Text H5V

Medical consultation. Sample containing about 1165 words speech recorded in public context

2 speakers recorded by respondent number C326

PS2DF Ag5 m (No name, age 60, general practitioner) unspecified
PS2DG Ag5 f (Agnes, age 60) unspecified

1 recordings

  1. Tape 099410 recorded on 1993-04. LocationStrathclyde: Lanark ( doctor's surgery ) Activity: medical consultation

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(PS2DF) [1] Morning Mrs .
Agnes (PS2DG) [2] Good morning Doctor.
(PS2DF) [3] Well now, what can I do for you today? ...
Agnes (PS2DG) [4] I've been coming for sh three weeks now.
[5] ... And I came to ask the doctor if I could get H R T. And she took my blood pressure and it was too high
(PS2DF) [6] She chased you.
Agnes (PS2DG) [7] so she didn't give me anything the first time, but she
(PS2DF) [8] Mhm.
[9] The second time.
Agnes (PS2DG) [10] The second time, it was a different doctor again, and she gave me tablets and I can't remember the name.
(PS2DF) [laugh]
Agnes (PS2DG) [11] It was [...] I just took the last one on Saturday, and I then threw the
(PS2DF) [12] Aye.
[13] The wee white ones,
Agnes (PS2DG) [14] Aye.
(PS2DF) [15] Right.
Agnes (PS2DG) [16] Brusc something
(PS2DF) [17] Aye.
Agnes (PS2DG) [18] So
(PS2DF) [19] Right.
[20] Show us your muscles.
[21] Let's see what you're doing to your poor old self.
Agnes (PS2DG) [22] I don't know why I think maybe the, the tablets helped, but erm I was saying I was kind of having second thoughts whether I was wanting to go on the H R T or
(PS2DF) [23] No.
Agnes (PS2DG) [24] No.
(PS2DF) [25] No chance.
[26] No chance.
[27] Not, not with your blood pressure up like that.
Agnes (PS2DG) [28] No er well she didn't say much, but she [...]
(PS2DF) [29] Well, no chance I can tell you now.
Agnes (PS2DG) [30] Whenever er
(PS2DF) [31] Just get yourself down.
Agnes (PS2DG) [32] And I thought er and er I had wee tablets that you gave me a while ago, Brusdeximit
(PS2DF) [33] Mhm.
Agnes (PS2DG) [34] And I was wondering maybe if I'd be better going back on them.
(PS2DF) [35] Aye, you'd be safer a lot safer on them.
[36] And they won't er they won't fight with your blood pressure.
[37] Here just let your arm [...] .
Agnes (PS2DG) [38] On second thought, it'd be [...] . [laugh]
(PS2DF) [39] Aye.
[40] ... It's, it's amazing how many folk come up to see about it, and they, they decide eventually not to.
[41] ... Doing fine.
[42] You're fine but you'll need to stay on your wee tablets ... I'm afraid.
[43] And er I think you can forget the H R T.
Agnes (PS2DG) [44] I will, I felt maybe er when I came up to see, oh I was having all these heavy sweatings.
[45] Just was it was really [...]
(PS2DF) [46] Mhm.
[47] Mhm.
Agnes (PS2DG) [48] pain up [...] sore back, so.
[49] [laugh] And
(PS2DF) [50] Falling to bits.
[51] [...] to bits [...] .
Agnes (PS2DG) [52] then I had another I had another wee problem that I'd been, I had been to see, and it was Doctor I had been, and the doctor that I saw the last time er I had three big bruises on my back, and she
(PS2DF) [53] Mhm.
Agnes (PS2DG) [54] says I don't know what this is.
[55] But this was a wee sort of lump that I had down at the bottom of my vagina.
(PS2DF) [56] Right.
Agnes (PS2DG) [57] [...] I don't know whether you would call it a lump or not, I said to her it was like a wee spot.
(PS2DF) [58] Mhm.
Agnes (PS2DG) [59] So she, she says well I don't know what that is, she says.
[60] So I'll send you to the hospital.
[61] So I've to go on
(PS2DF) [62] Yeah.
Agnes (PS2DG) [63] Friday to see
(PS2DF) [64] Right.
Agnes (PS2DG) [65] Doctor .
(PS2DF) [66] Right.
Agnes (PS2DG) [...]
(PS2DF) [67] Now ... have you got plenty of the wee tablets or are you finished?
Agnes (PS2DG) [68] No, I finished 'em.
(PS2DF) [69] Finished all that lot.
[70] Right, Agnes.
Agnes (PS2DG) [71] Finished them on Saturday.
[72] Mm [...] That's how I was, I was saying [...] had been at the hospital, come back and says no, my
(PS2DF) [73] No.
Agnes (PS2DG) [74] tablets are finished, I'd better go to the doc
(PS2DF) [75] No, you'd better.
[76] You need to get that, need to keep that down because if you do go to the hospital, and they did decide to take that out, they would ne d they would check your blood pressure and they would chase you.
[77] There's no way they would touch it at all.
[78] [whispering] So []
Agnes (PS2DG) [79] It's no, I don't really know cos the doctor says she didn't know what it was either.
[80] Doctor seen it first, she thought I had pulled a hair and it was kind of septic
(PS2DF) [81] Septic Aye.
Agnes (PS2DG) [82] and she gave me tablets,
(PS2DF) [83] Aye, that leaves
Agnes (PS2DG) [84] antibiotics.
(PS2DF) [85] leaves a wee cyst underneath the skin. ...
Agnes (PS2DG) [86] Is that what it would
(PS2DF) [87] Mhm.
Agnes (PS2DG) [88] be then?
(PS2DF) [89] Yeah, that's probably what it is.
Agnes (PS2DG) [90] It it's no really er giving me any
(PS2DF) [91] No.
[92] Just, no.
Agnes (PS2DG) [93] much trouble or anything , but it was just the fact of it being there.
(PS2DF) [94] It's there.
[95] It's there.
[96] And it's always a worry when you don't know what's going on.
[97] And the trouble is it can turn septic again, and put the whole thing sky high again.
[98] But s what about your Dixevit Are you needing any more of them?
Agnes (PS2DG) [99] I haven't got them.
[100] I've no I haven't
(PS2DF) [101] Nothing?
Agnes (PS2DG) [102] been taking them
(PS2DF) [103] Oh well.
Agnes (PS2DG) [104] for ages and ages.
(PS2DF) [105] Keep some in the house in case you do get a bad spell.
[106] Because they're s they're safe.
Agnes (PS2DG) [107] Would it no be similar to kept taking Dixevit instead of the other ones Doctor ?
(PS2DF) [108] No.
Agnes (PS2DG) [109] No? [...]
(PS2DF) [110] No, they wouldn't affect your
Agnes (PS2DG) [111] Wouldn't do anything [...]
(PS2DF) [112] wouldn't affect your pressure.
Agnes (PS2DG) [113] No.
(PS2DF) [114] They wouldn't affect your pressure.
[115] They're very [...] they're good and they have very few side effects, this is the beauty
Agnes (PS2DG) [116] Aha.
(PS2DF) [117] of the Dixevit they keep the flushings down,
Agnes (PS2DG) [118] Aye.
(PS2DF) [119] and they don't affect your blood pressure.
Agnes (PS2DG) [120] Aye.
(PS2DF) [121] So, stick with them, if, if
Agnes (PS2DG) [...]
(PS2DF) [122] you're having a bad time, use them.
[123] If you don't ... leave them be.
[124] Leave them be.
[125] But keep on your wee white ones every morning, Agnes.
[126] One at breakfast time,
Agnes (PS2DG) [127] Aye, er I
(PS2DF) [128] er
Agnes (PS2DG) [129] oh well I took them, took them regular, because
(PS2DF) [130] Aha.
Agnes (PS2DG) [131] you gave me only thirty,
(PS2DF) [132] Yes.
Agnes (PS2DG) [133] and that was enough.
(PS2DF) [134] That's right.
Agnes (PS2DG) [135] So [...]
(PS2DF) [136] Well, we'll see you in a couple of months again.
Agnes (PS2DG) [137] Er will I have enough to keep me going, [...] ?
(PS2DF) [138] Er yeah.
[139] You'll have enough to keep you going for a couple of months.
Agnes (PS2DG) [140] Could I get some ... [...] ? ...
(PS2DF) [141] There we are now.
Agnes (PS2DG) [142] See how the boy takes ... Zantac Doctor , is there two strength of Zantac
(PS2DF) [143] Mhm.
Agnes (PS2DG) [144] And he's
(PS2DF) [145] Yeah.
Agnes (PS2DG) [146] getting the lesser one do you think?
[147] Would it be advisable for him to get the ... higher one?
(PS2DF) [148] Er
Agnes (PS2DG) [149] He's
(PS2DF) [150] with the, with the bigger strength you only take one, they only allow you one a day.
Agnes (PS2DG) [151] Mhm.
[152] He doesn't really, I think at the moment he takes one and er he doesn't sort of take them like
(PS2DF) [153] Mhm.
Agnes (PS2DG) [154] constantly or er when he gets the heartburn
(PS2DF) [155] Er that's
Agnes (PS2DG) [156] sort of thing
(PS2DF) [157] that's
Agnes (PS2DG) [158] he takes
(PS2DF) [159] Aye this is ... this is the very strong one.
Agnes (PS2DG) [160] Just [...] .
(PS2DF) [161] Aye, just one of these a day.
[162] When he needs them. ...
Agnes (PS2DG) [163] I was going to put the thing in there, but I thought I would ask first before ... you know.
(PS2DF) [164] He's still living with you at ?
Agnes (PS2DG) [165] Aha.
(PS2DF) [166] Hasn't run away and got married or anything?
Agnes (PS2DG) [167] No, not till the sixteenth of July.
[168] And he's not running away he's getting [...] . [laugh]
(PS2DF) [169] Same thing.
Agnes (PS2DG) [laugh]
(PS2DF) [170] Same thing.
[171] ... [...] peace and quiet, [...]
Agnes (PS2DG) [172] What about your own family?
[173] You still got them?
(PS2DF) [174] Yeah.
Agnes (PS2DG) [175] Oh well.
(PS2DF) [176] Yeah, they're still ...
Agnes (PS2DG) [177] Still keeping you
(PS2DF) [178] still keeping me out of mischief.
Agnes (PS2DG) [179] Still keeping
(PS2DF) [180] Still keeping me out of mischief. [laugh]
Agnes (PS2DG) [181] Are they keeping you out of mischief?
[182] [laugh] [laughing] Ah well [] . [...] [laugh]
(PS2DF) [183] Oh aye.
[184] Oh aye.
[185] [laughing] Okay Agnes [] .
Agnes (PS2DG) [186] [...] okay,
(PS2DF) [187] Right,
Agnes (PS2DG) [188] thanks very much, Doctor .
(PS2DF) [189] cheerio now.
Agnes (PS2DG) [190] Cheerio.