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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   my feet have burning senstion during the day, mostly during bed time, what i do is put cold water on feet. its been like that for a long time. often i wakeup because of feet getting hot then i have to put water and then sleep again. i check with local doctors and no one is aware of it. i dont have any medical issues, no diabetes, i have done a health check recently, and it doesnt show anything bad, any ideas what should i check for?
Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read it
User :   hi. greetings from Maldives
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You said that you been to many doctors
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have you been to a neurologist?
User :   i have seen to 3 doctors
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have you been to a neurologist?
User :   no havent been to neurologist
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OK
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Which part of your feet
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exactly do you feel this burning?
User :   upper part, when i touch i dont feel this burning
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What about the legs?
User :   legs are ok, only feet
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Is it restricted only to upper part of feet?
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OK
User :   yes
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Do you get this problem everyday?
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or is it occasional?
User :   its been like this everyday
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Have any of those doctors given you a diagnosis?
User :   one doctor did check blood, and advice not to each eggs much, thats all
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Do you know that this is called paresthesia?
User :   no i dont know
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An abnormal sensation
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
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either related to the feet or otherwise also?
User :   i have one problem, if i laugh or do lot of fun i use to have a bad headache, but thats very rarely, other than i dont have any medical issues
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OK
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do you have any sort of habits?
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Drugs or alcohol or smoking?
User :   no drugs, no alcohols, no smoking
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Good
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May I know your age, gender
User :   Male, 32 years
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& occupation?
User :   you mean job?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   network security analyst
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Height & wweight?
User :   5ft, 52kg
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OK
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You say that you don't
Doctor :   have diabetes, when have you last checked the sugar levels?
User :   i dont have
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When was the last check of sugar levels?
User :   5 months back
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Ok
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So after this discussion
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I can offer you possibilities
User :   yes,
User :   if you recommend i can do medical checkup and can give u the results
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First of all there could be no detectable reason, in which case we call it
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Idiopathic
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If so it will subside
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over a period of time even without treatment
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Other possibilities are
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Peripheral vascular diseases
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which is the diseases of the arteries that supply blood
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which can be detected & treated by a sureon
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surgeon
User :   so i should consult to a surgeon?
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Ok
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rather than giving
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you possibilities
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I shall give you a procedure to follow
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First visit a Neurologist
User :   ok
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he will examine you, probably get some tests done
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he wi;; look for any signs of
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peripheral neuropathy
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If he says that there is nothing wrong with your
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nervous system, then he himself will refer you to a surgeon
User :   ok
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one of them will solve your problem
User :   ok, i hope so, tomorow i will visit to neurologist
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Did you follow what I said? Please get back to me in case of doubts.



Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thats all at the moment..
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