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How do you differentiate between an arthritic pain and abnormal flu pain? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Aug-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi Dr XXXXXXX how do you differentiate between an arthiritc pain and anormal flu pain
Doctor:There are difference. But may be very subtle to an unexperienced patient or clinician.
Doctor:Arthritic pain are more severe and associated with localized warmth.
Doctor:Sometimes it can be associated with swollen joint.
Doctor:Flu associated pain may not have the additional clinical signs.
Doctor:Besides these long history of pain is always suspected to be arthritic unless proved otherwise.
User:ok thank you so much
Doctor:If clinical features are not conclusive, blood test and radiological test help us take the decision.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:no thanks so much Doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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