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Developing fatigues and muscle pains and sudden swellings. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:hello doctor
Doctor:good afternoon
User:good afternoon to you too
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:i wanted to know where can i get a full body checkup done
Doctor:Where are you placed?
User:in bangalore
Doctor:You can get it done in any major hospitals like manipal, fortis
User:well i wanted to know if my company has tie ups with any hospitals
Doctor:I am not sure of that
User:also, i have very bad experience with these two hospitals....they don't check the patients properly
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:where do you stay in Bangalore?
User:i stay near old airport road
Doctor:You may try CMH hospital, would you like it?
User:I've heard of CMH but never availed their services
Doctor:You should try once, it is at affordable rates too
User:well rates are not a problem, the doctors should be good and should listen to patients carefully
Doctor:It happens some times, not all the times
Doctor:Do you have a personal physician who can guide you on this?
Doctor:CMH hospital is good and so are the doctors there
User:well, i don't have any personal physicians
Doctor:I have a better option for you
User:i'm quite healthy and exercise regularly, but recently i've started developing fatigues and muscle pains, sudden swellings and all that, so I thought I'll get a full body checkup
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:what's the option, please
Doctor:You may XXXXXXX a general physician at his clinic in your free time, let him examine you with due care and time and then you can go ahead with the tests
Doctor:Is it fine to you?
User:whose clinic?
User:you mean CMH
Doctor: XXXXXXX a doctor at his clinic
Doctor:get examined and then go for the tests
Doctor:It is better
User:HIS clinic? is it a chain of clinics?
Doctor:in such case you can get more attention from your doctor
Doctor:Sorry, his or her clinic. I mean to say any general physician
User:well, if you can suggest a good general physician that would be great
Doctor:I personally do not know a general physician at this location
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User:oh ok....thanks for that
Doctor:You may use this link to find the doctor of your choice
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User:good. i'm a first time visitor to this website so haven't navigated the links much
User:thanks for your time
Doctor:It is easy, use it once
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:In my opinion I do not think there is a major health issue in you
Doctor:Do you eat regularly and sleep well?
User:yes.....i was a professional badminton player, i have an atheletic body type and healthy habits
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:That sounds good, you should keep it up
Doctor:Do you smoke or drink?
User:smoke - no, drink - socially
Doctor:Do you exercise regularly?
User:used to, not for last one month as I've got a shoulder problem while playing badminton
User:however I walk 2-3 kms everyday
Doctor:oh, I am sorry
User:i'm still recovering and would be fit again to play....
Doctor:I wish you speedy recovery
Doctor: XXXXXXX I think your health is fine
Doctor:You just get a routine blood tests done
User:i know, thats why I'm surprised why I've started developing sudden fatigues and muscle problems
Doctor:Hemoglobin and lipid profile
Doctor: XXXXXXX have to taken right treatment for your shoulder injury?
User:I had a lipid profile done 6 months back, it was normal
Doctor:Do you know your hemoglobin level?
User:can't remember the exact figure but I think it was normal too
Doctor:Follow my suggestions
Doctor:start taking calcium for a month or two
User:the doctor did not express any concern on my tests.....if there was somthing abnormal she would have told me so
Doctor:Drink plenty of milk and consume eggs daily
Doctor:That is right
Doctor:It may be calcium deficiency
User:well, i can't drink milk or consume curd, I have sinusitis
User:same with bananas, ice cream or cold drinks
Doctor:You may take shelcal or calcitriol tablets daily one tablet after food
Doctor:these are available over the counter
Doctor:no problem
User:would the calcium tabs have any other side effects?
Doctor:you can still take the calcium supplement
Doctor:No, they do not have any side effects
User:i don't prefer to take any kind of medicine and always try to use natural curatives
Doctor:There is no harm in taking Calcium
User:can u suggest some calcium XXXXXXX foods, i'll have them instead
Doctor:The benefit is more than risk
Doctor:Do you consume ragi?
User:i sometimes have ragi dosa:-)
User:but do not consume ragi as such You can take legumes egg pulses of all kinds wheat bread
User:ok..i do consume pulses everyday, but not egg or bread
User:may be i'll try including egg every alternate day
Doctor:You should take egg
Doctor:yes, please try including it regularly in your diet
User:sure, i'll try
Doctor:Another reason for muscle aches can be thyroid dysfunction
Doctor:You may get it tested, but it is highly unlikely in you
Doctor:Do not get unnecessary investigations done
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