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Hand is swollen after taking injection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Nov-2013
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User:Hand of my spouse has swelld after giving injection. Acutally Mock Test EA was performed and some medicines were ijected. Approx 10 days passed but swelling and pain not going
Doctor:I am sorry, I am unaware of mock test EA.
Doctor:Can you clarify what test was performed?
Doctor:Why was the test performed?
User:Hystoscopy test
User:She is treating for IVF and this was the test which was performed in OT
Doctor:Hysteroscopy is a test where an endoscopy is passed into the uterus to view the inside of uterus.
Doctor:The procedure can be performed after anaesthetizing.
User:Yes, and some pieces of skin taken for biopsy.
Doctor:But I am not very sure what was injected into her.
Doctor:Anyway swelling after an intravenous injection is not normal.
Doctor:This can be a response to blocked venous supply
Doctor:or an allergic manifestation.
Doctor:If you have the details of test performed or the summary from your doctor
Doctor:I would be able to comment further regarding this problem.
User:result of test will come in next week.
Doctor:Can you explain which part of the hand is swollen?
Doctor:*I mean which areas of upper limb is swollen?
User:Medicines were injected on the wrist and wrist and part below elbow swlled
Doctor:Is her hands swollen too?
User:Only left hand swollen below elbow
Doctor:Did this swelling appear immediately after the iv injection
Doctor:or was it later after the injection?
User:No, it appeared after 2 days.
Doctor:Did you discuss with the doctor to know the cause of this swelling?
User:We are taking treatment from AIIMS and we have to visit there in next week as time given by doctors. Prior that it is difficult to go to the same doctors as they sit only on particular days.
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Swelling of the limbs/hand is not normal. Since the swelling appeared 2 days after the injection
Doctor:it is unlikely to be due to the injection.
Doctor:She may have an infection or an venous obstruction that is causing the swelling now.
Doctor:It would be difficult to predict what the exact cause of this swelling is without clinical examination.
Doctor:Please visit a doctor. If a doctor at AIIMS are not available
Doctor:you can take her to any other surgeon for clinical examination.
Doctor:Since treatment depend on the cause
Doctor:it is important to identify the problem.
Doctor:In the mean time, my suggestion to her is
User:ok. Can I go to other doctor with the prescptions given by AIIMS.
Doctor:keep the limb elevated and not hang the limb down.
Doctor:Yes, you may visit another surgeon if you are unable to contact doctors at AIIMS especially to treat the swollen hand.
Doctor:You can follow up with AIIMS doctor as far as infertility is concerned.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes infertility is the problem and there are some sequences of test which they performed and waiting for reports.
Doctor:I understand what you say. But as I see
Doctor:she has two concerns now.
Doctor:1. Fertility treatment
Doctor:This problem can be addressed by doctors at AIIMS.
Doctor:2. Swollen hands
Doctor:this condition can be addressed by any other general surgeons.
Doctor:Treatment for both the condition are independent and will not interfere with each other.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:No, I have not.
User:Today, I will take her to the other general surgeon.
Doctor:Can I call to discuss this problem by phone.
Doctor:I think you will be able to understand the concern better on a phone converstation.
Doctor:I shall close the chat now
Doctor:We can discuss this issue over the phone.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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