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Cures for left knee pain and abdominal hernia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   sir i have pain in my left knee last 4 -5 days what i can do
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ok
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i will help you in this
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i will need to ask few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   ok
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please provide your age, gender, location, occupation
User :   i am 43 year old service in tamilnadu
Doctor :   was there any injury? or any major illness before this started?
Doctor :   did you strain your left knee anytime?
User :   no sir
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knee pain can be due to many reasons
User :   lat 10 yer back ihad pain during playing volyball
Doctor :   it can be due to bone related causes
User :   what i can do
Doctor :   it can be due to ligament related problems
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it can be due to problems in muscle surrounding the knee joint
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it can be due to problems in free spaces called as bursas around the knee joint
User :   should i apply any oitment
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you need to find the cause for the knee pain
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and then take appropriate treatment for it
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as only pain killers will give temporary relief
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is there any swelling in left knee joint?
User :   please suggest
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is the pain all over the left knee or any particular place?
User :   is it possible due chang wether also
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i will suggest you to do a x-ray of the left knee joint both in sitting and standing positions.
Doctor :   yes it is possible due to cold weather, but this is related due to arthritis
User :   lover sit most icant walk over steps
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is there any family history of arthritis?
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was any x-ray/CT scan/MRI done recently?
User :   may my father also but age of 65
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is the problem in right leg also?
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ok
User :   no
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if there is a family history, then it is possible for you to get it too
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it might be in the initial stages for you
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which will need to be confirmed or ruled out
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by x-rays
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MRI
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and few blood tests like
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CRP, RA factor, Complete blood count, ESR and Streptococcal antibodies.
User :   my be but when intinaly found during playing last 10 year backafter sudden jump
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yes there could have been a residual damage during that time
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which is getting aggravated now
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and presenting as the current symptoms
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an MRI will give detailed findings of inside the knee joint
User :   ok sir
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and show any problems related to bone, ligament, cartilage, and muscle, and bursa
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x-ray will pick up only bone findings and any fluids in the joint space and bursa
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to control the pain
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you take Tab Sumo one tablet two times a day for 3 days,
User :   ok sir
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and in the meanwhile get the affected knee joint examined by an orthopedician
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and get these blood test and imaging tests done
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as the cause needs to be determined to appropriately treat it on a long term basis
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rather than short term treatments with pain killers
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   ok sir any mor information

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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
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User :   yes sir i have other problem in stomech
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ok
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i will answer that too
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but first please fill the feedback form while i answer your next query
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what symptoms are you having?
User :   i have sufferd with haryaniya
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ok
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how long back was this?
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and what treatment have you taken till now?
User :   last 2 year
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is it abdominal hernia? or inguinal hernia?
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and which side?
User :   that is almost over XXXXXXXX
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do you mean to say near the umbilicus (belly button)?
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is there pain over the palce?
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is there redness, tenderness, color change over the affected area?
User :   some time more during day time
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ok
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abdominal hernias are most common to develop due to abdominal muscles weakness
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and is treated by abdominal exercises in milder cases that do not have complications of pain, redness etc.
User :   yes like same some time it visual mor than 5 cm dia
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and is treated surgically by repair of abdominal wall muscles and providing support to them
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in form of mess
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mesh
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which helps to keep the hernia back and avoid recurrence
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this will require examination by a gastroenterologist/general surgeon
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and treated appropriately either with exercises or with surgery
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surgery for this has good outcomes and almost 99% success rates
User :   ok sir
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   ok sir
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