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Cure for swelling of joints and severe aches - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am not feeling well I have been throwing up for about a month. My joints hurt a lot and I am really ache. What could this be?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. Mxxxx
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Is this the problem since a month or you have few problems earlier too?
User :   This has been going on for a month
Doctor :   Can you please describe me how it started a month back and progressed yet? I mean the sequence of symptoms and the duration of them
User :   I got really sick to my stomach, then I throw up, and the joint pain and aches started
Doctor :   Did you take any medicines yet or visit a doctor?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have swelling of joints or redness of joints?
User :   swelling yes, and very tender
Doctor :   Are all the joints hurting? If so which is the first one that is involved?
User :   Yes, my elbows hurt the worst
Doctor :   Did you have fever and diarrhoea too along with vomitings at first?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Which is the first joint that is involved?
User :   Elbow joints
Doctor :   Please bear with me as I ask more questions for the best recommendation I give you
Doctor :   I hope your fingers do not hurt during typing?
User :   Not a problem
Doctor :   Were you wrist, finger joints hurt too?
User :   Yes, they hurt too
Doctor :   Is the joint problem, one after the other and how long did it take to progress from one joint to other?
User :   Yes, a couple days
Doctor :   Did you have urinary problems too like buring during urination, blood in the urine, fever, lethargy initially before the joint involvment?
User :   Yes, burning, felt out of it and dizzy
Doctor :   Do you frequently fall ill?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Did you not take medicines during the initial days of vomiting, fever, diarrhoea, urine problems?
User :   Correct
Doctor :   Any particular reason why you did not take medicines for it?
User :   No, it is really hard keeping stuff down part of it
Doctor :   Ok, with the above history you described
Doctor :   there is a possibility of reactive arthralgia
Doctor :   because of your previous gut or urinary infection which was not treated
User :   Ok, what is that, and should I see a dr?
Doctor :   Yes, you should see doctor, it can be easily treated
Doctor :   with a course of antiinflammatories and antibiotics
Doctor :   for a period of one week to 10 days
Doctor :   But a lesson is every problem you have to be addressed by doctor
Doctor :   otherwise the complications can set it
Doctor :   This time it is not severe complication
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