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Carpal tunnel syndrome and ganglion cyst - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Environmental and Occupational Hazards
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
User :   hello
User :   how are u
Doctor :   i am great
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   i have a swollen at d back of my hand
Doctor :   may i know ur age, and how long have u had this ?
User :   and i feel some pain along my arm up to the neck
User :   38
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your occupaiton?
User :   md of an it firm
User :   u use pc 10hrs a day
User :   laptop
Doctor :   ok
User :   i use laptop 10hrs a day
Doctor :   so do u have any cramps in the hands
User :   slightly
User :   not in d hand
Doctor :   any pain in the wrist, and weakness in the fingers ?
User :   but slightly on d index finger
Doctor :   ok
User :   no weekneed
User :   weakness
User :   no pain in d write
User :   wrist
User :   put little pain along d arm
Doctor :   you may be having carpal tunnel syndrome which is more common in laptop and computer users
User :   pls how do i stop this from happening to mee
User :   me
Doctor :   u have a swelling on the back of your hand, is this swelling visible and felt ?
User :   yes
User :   visible andd felt but painless
Doctor :   does it move around when u fold your fingers or wrist ?
Doctor :   in that case u may be having a ganglion cyst
User :   its not visible until i bend my hand
User :   its not soft
User :   its a bit hard
Doctor :   i can have a look at the images , and then revert back to u on your email ID
User :   just as i have described
User :   but i have just 30min to chat
User :   my time will be used up before i get the camera
Doctor :   in case what your description is correct the most probable cause is a ganglion cyst and associated carpal tunnel syndrome
Doctor :   u can send the pics after the chat session too
User :   ok
User :   i am scared becaue of what i read here
Doctor :   i just wanted to confirm my diagnosis by having a look at the pictures and guide u properly
User :   ok
User :   i will try to do that later
Doctor :   sure
User :   one more question
Doctor :   carpal tunnel syndrome and STDs are not due to one and the same
User :   pls clearify your commnet
User :   comment
User :   i am not able to type fast because i dont want to over twist d wrist
Doctor :   the web page you guided me , is about sexual infections
User :   yees
User :   and they meentioned carpal tunnel
Doctor :   and this current issue of your wrist swelling and pain is a different issue
User :   ok
User :   thank u di
User :   dr.
Doctor :   viral infections can cause neurpathy symptoms due direct nerve involvement
User :   ok
Doctor :   but that is not the case with you
User :   ok
Doctor :   what would help you is a wrist splint to help the pain and discomfort
User :   ok
User :   and i hope it will not escalate as i will still continue with my work daily
User :   i have so much to do daily
Doctor :   you will defintely need to get away from work if the condition needs to improve
Doctor :   if not, the condition will deteriorate and the symptoms worsen
User :   ah
User :   pls for how long
User :   will i get out of work
User :   i need to approved cheque daily
Doctor :   rest for a week or two should help
User :   approve project
User :   make payment
Doctor :   i understand
User :   treat about 700 mails daily
Doctor :   but you can get operated and remove the ganglion and get back to work within a week at the max
User :   i read that gandlion is soft
User :   this is not soft
User :   and it does not show until i bend d wrist
Doctor :   a ganglion is firm to hard
User :   downward
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is seen more when the tendon is extended
User :   ok
User :   and like i said.. i feel slight sharp pain along my arm up to d neck sometime when i stress d wrist
Doctor :   you may consult your doctor or a orthopedician, who can confirm the diagnosis as well prescribe a splint for you
User :   thank u dr.
User :   as for my sife
User :   'she has cough
User :   for over 5 dasy
User :   days
User :   her temp yestarday was 57 degree cengt.
Doctor :   ok
User :   and cough out yeellow and brown muccurs
Doctor :   try some clarinex and some cough drops to help her
User :   and the cough sometimes is serious
Doctor :   if there is any fever and sorethroat, she may benfit form a cource of antibiotics
User :   no sorethroat
User :   and no fever
User :   but diziness
User :   she feels dizzy when stand for a faily long time
User :   in d kiteecheed
User :   kitchen
Doctor :   that could be due to benigh positional vertigo
User :   so what do i do dr.
Doctor :   she may need some diphenhydramine for the dizziness
Doctor :   and some prescriptions for anti vertigo medications
User :   ok
User :   i will take picture and update u asap
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that will help
User :   thank you .
Doctor :   i will reply within 24 hrs
Doctor :   of reciept of your query
User :   do u still have anyything advice for or my wife before i close the chat
Doctor :   nothing much
User :   for me or my wife
Doctor :   she will be fine soon
User :   ok. bye
Doctor :   clarinex
User :   best regards
Doctor :   and the medications that i mentioned will be helpful
Doctor :   you too
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