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Pain and swelling of hand in an arthritis patient - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am having pain in my right fore arm. there is swelling on the backside of my right hand. Please advise what to do.
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   patient age - 60 years, Gender - female, Occupation - xxxxxx , Married, Weight 65 kg. Height 5'1" Dependants - yes.
Doctor :   Since when are you having it and did you have a fall or any injury to your arm or Forearm some time back
User :   I am having it from 5 days back. I am having problemof arthirites also since long. I use to take pain killer - nimuslide, in case of acute pain.
Doctor :   Did you have a fall on your arm or got hit on the same arm
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there pain on touch too at the site of swelling
User :   no
Doctor :   Is there any redness around the area of swelling
User :   no
Doctor :   Since at your age there are chances of having osteoporosis and Brittle Bones then there might have been the possibility of having
Doctor :   acquired a fracture and hence you are having pain and swelling
User :   Is it due to arthirites or some kidney or lever problem? Please clarify
Doctor :   so it will be advisable for you to get to the Orthopedic doctor and get it examined and take appropriate measures for the Fracture if any
Doctor :   Arthritis is Age related disorder
Doctor :   sometimes called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is the most common form of arthritis.
User :   It is not due to some kidney or lever problem.
Doctor :   Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in your body, though it most commonly affects joints in your hands, hips, knees and spine.
Doctor :   No it has nothing to do with your renal Functions or Kidney and Liver Functions
User :   ok. thank you very much.
Doctor :   But there are conditions in your kidney that can cause similar picture
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Doctor :   With regard to your age i would not suspect anything of that nature so you might need to meet your Orthopedic doctor only for now
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