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Had a fall and dislocated right shoulder. Fingers are swollen and pain is unbearable - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Nov-2013
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User:Hi morning doctor
Doctor:good morning
User:hi doc
User:how are you
User:hope you remember me
User:I am again wanting to discuss my mothers case
Doctor:I do
Doctor:please proceed
User:I'll give you the complete background
User:so that you have a better understanding of her situation
User:she had fallen down in month of august
User:and dislocated her right shoulder joint
User:since it was just dislocation and not broken
User:her othropaedic doctor advised to just keep her hand in the shoulder belt
User:for 1 and half month
User:but immediately the next day she was feeling gidiness and was admitted to hospital
User:it was just precautionary and was discharged on the next day
User:she was infact recovering well
User:and post 1 and half month the orthopaedic doctoer suggested to remove the belt and the healing was good
User:and she was advised to start physiotherapy
User:while all was going good
User:all of sudeen she started having swelling in the fingers
User:and the pain was unbearable
User:and till date the swelling is there and also the pain
User:also now a days she feels more weak than what she use to fell earlier
User:I have a complete scan of reports from the day she had a fall, to getting admitted to the hospital to the recent tests that were done
User:you there doc???
Doctor:I am listening to you
Doctor:Are you done?
Doctor:Shall I go through the conversation again?
User:this is the story so far
Doctor:give me a moment
User:yea sure
Doctor:while I go through the history
Doctor:thank you
Doctor:I have read through the history
Doctor:Is your mother still having the swelling and pain in her fingers?
Doctor:Is it in the hand that was affected by shoulder dislocation?
User:yes she does
User:and yes it in the same hand where she had her shoulder dislocation
Doctor:did this pain and swelling develop after your mother started the physiotherapy?
User:yea in due course
Doctor:Did you speak to the orthopedician about the same?
Doctor:What did the doctor say?
User:doc is just giving meds and more meds
User:i am not sure
User:what the problem is
User:also if you remember last time
User:i told you she has been advised to start an injection course
User:for increasing bone density
Doctor:the bisphonate
User:some PCT
User:so currently that is going on as it is a 3 month course
User:her BP tablest are going on
User:all the reports till date
User:would you like to see her complete reports
Doctor:why not?
Doctor:please mail it to me
Doctor:do you know the email address for the same?
User:could you pls send me once again
Doctor:it is
Doctor:do write by name in the subject line
Doctor:are you sending it now?
User:sent first set
User:done doc
User:have sent all the reports
Doctor:shall we have a telephonic conversation is some time about the same?
User:you may go through the complete set of report at your ease
User:and then we can have a telephonic conversation.
Doctor:thank you
Doctor:Would a call at around 3 pm work for you?
User:that should be just fine
User:thanks doc
Doctor:I shall talk to you at 3 then
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:bye for now
User:bye and take care
User:Hi doctor
User:can we have our telephonic chat now?
User:hi doc
User:I was schedule for a telephonic chat with dr
User:is she there?
Doctor:I think you were on chat with Dr; I'll inform her about it
Doctor:to contact you.
Doctor:Hope that is fine.
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Doctor:I have to close the chat as you are not responding.
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