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Pain in the foot due to exposure to cold weather, Reynaud's phenomena - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello doc..good morning
User :   i hav a back foot pain...i want to know the reason for this
User :   i mean to say heel pain
Doctor :   Since when are you having this pain?
User :   no heel pain
User :   after my pregnancy(from past 2.5yrs) is more in cold seasons
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor for this problem in the past?
Doctor :   Does the pain improve when you warm the foot?
User :   no
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes or high blood pressure?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   26yrs
User :   no
Doctor :   Presence of pain when exposed to cold weather which improves after warming indicates the probably cause of pain is vascular.
User :   i hav not checked..but i hav none of the symptoms
Doctor :   A condition called Reynaud's phenomena.
Doctor :   This occurs in some people.
User :   but i had urine infection in the past after my pregnancy
Doctor :   The cause why this happens is not known.
User :   k
Doctor :   In Reynaud's disease blood vessels get constricted causing pain due to exposure of cold weather.
User :   what is the solution for this
Doctor :   The only solution to this problem is preventing exposure to cold weather.
Doctor :   Wearing warm socks, keeping yourself warm are the measures suggested here.
Doctor :   I also suggest you to see a doctor and get doppler scans done to see if there are already obstructed blood vessels.
Doctor :   If they are present then, you need specific treatment for it.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   i was only worried was it a symptom of diabetes...since i urinate more than once during nite
Doctor :   Increased urination at night is seen in some people.
Doctor :   It is explained by over active bladder or high water consumption.
Doctor :   However the other cause such as infection and diabetes also needs to be ruled out.
Doctor :   Get your sugars checked.
Doctor :   This symptom may not be related to previous symptom.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   should i get checked for my sugar levels
User :   yes thank u very much doc..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   u too........
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