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High blood pressure, unbearable pain on finger tips of left hand, dull pain in the arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor
User :   I'm on medication for High BP - Telsartan 40
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query .
Doctor :   ok
User :   past couple of days I have unbearable pain on my Finger tips of my left hand
Doctor :   ok
User :   Is this related
User :   to BP or a block
Doctor :   may I know your age and gender
User :   I'm am 38 and Male
Doctor :   when was the last time you checked your blood pressure
Doctor :   do you have diabetes ?
User :   no
Doctor :   when was the last time you checked your blood pressure
User :   well on and off
User :   It been hovering around 130/90
Doctor :   may i know if you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   apart from this , do you have chest pain , back pain or arm pain ?
Doctor :   pain in any other region
User :   I have a dull pain in the Arm now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I suggest you not to ignore this
Doctor :   see a doctor soon
User :   OK
User :   could this be a Sign of a block
Doctor :   it also needs a general examination
Doctor :   and get an ECG and examination of blood pressure
Doctor :   it could be a sign of reduced blood flow , could be a block
Doctor :   let us confirm it first
Doctor :   than arriving at any conclusion
Doctor :   it could also be neuropathy if not, due to high blood pressure
User :   OK , my last ECG and BP with a Doctor was somtime in DEcmber when it showed NOrmal readings
Doctor :   meanwhile continue on all medicines and do not stop them until you see doctor for further advice
Doctor :   december is long back , you surely need a review soon
Doctor :   see the doctor soon
User :   I am regulary having Telsartan 40 as suggested by the cardiologist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   never ignore an arm pain
User :   Ok
Doctor :   let us be on the safe side
User :   rights
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestion
User :   Right
User :   yes
Doctor :   did i answer your questions ?
User :   I have sought an appointment tom
Doctor :   ok , with whom is your appointment ?
User :   with my cardiologist. Dr Nagmallesh at MS Ramaiah Hospital
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that would be ideal
Doctor :   kindly go ahead
User :   Any precautions in the interim
Doctor :   nothing specific
Doctor :   if you feel the pain gets severe , pre pone your visit
Doctor :   until then continue the medicines
User :   ok Thanks Doc
Doctor :   pleasure here
User :   bye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
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