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Hurt ankle with swelling and pain. Wants to know if it is fractured - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 594 Questions

User :   what do i do if i think my ankle is broken but i cant afford the doctor?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   what?
Doctor :  
User :   what does query mean?
Doctor :  
is there swelling at the place of the hurt?
User :   yess
Doctor :  
is there local rise in temperature at the hurt area as compared to the surrounding skin?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
since i am not examining you personnaly i would not be able to give exact diagnosis.
Doctor :  
you require to be examined along with a possible x-ray done for th ehurt area
User :   yes but i cant afford to go to the doctor...what should i do?
Doctor :  
to look for evidence of any fracture
Doctor :  
in the bone
Doctor :  
you could o to the 'free clinics' that take care of medical needs of people who do not have insurance
User :   okat thank you
Doctor :  
please provide your age, gender, location, occupation
User :   how old are you?
User :   im 15 female florida i dont work
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
WWW.WWWW.WW User :   my parents business is sow...stuid ecomy
Doctor :  
visit this link to locate a 'free clinic' in your area
Doctor :  
and take Tab Tylenol 2 times a day for pain relief.
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