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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have an aching leg, and have noticed that my knee cap is dark in colour today?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how long do yo have the leg pains?
User :   Just this morning, I woke with it, just in my left leg
Doctor :   is the pain in thigh , knee joiunt or below
User :   My knee feels a little fuzzy but the ache is all around the knee, and just below
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender? Do you have any medical problems? Do you take any medicines?
User :   I am 38, female and take no medicines, I am generally well and have no health problems
Doctor :   Was there any injury ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have any Vaginal dischrage?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you do jagging or walking?
User :   No
Doctor :   IS there swelling in the knee?
Doctor :   Is there any swelling in the leg?
User :   I don't think so, it is just dark in colour on the actual kneecap
Doctor :   DO u wlak lot in day?
Doctor :   *walk
User :   No swelling and no walking
Doctor :   Do you take birth control pills?
User :   No
Doctor :   It is tender when press on the kneee
Doctor :   I do not find any reason in the history
User :   No tenderness
Doctor :   It could Arthritis from number of causes
Doctor :   I will suggest few tests
Doctor :   1. CBC
Doctor :   2. ESr
Doctor :   3. Rhematoid Facotr
Doctor :   4. ANA'
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
Doctor :   Are you following me?
User :   Yes,
Doctor :   5. Also get X ray of both knees
User :   Do youbhave any idea why I would suddenly get this
Doctor :   It could be Gout
Doctor :   psedugout
Doctor :   Rheamtoid Arthritis
Doctor :   Sprain
Doctor :   Over use
User :   Is gout not just in the feet
User :   Is gout caused from drinking alcohol
Doctor :   Some times other joints involved
Doctor :   Yes
User :   I do drink red wine most nights, maybe half to whole bottle
Doctor :   It is associated with Gout
Doctor :   But I can not completely corelate only wine to Gout
Doctor :   If you want to comm firm the diagnosis of knee pain, I recommend physical examination by orthopedics and if there is swelling he will drain the fluid fro knee and send for tests
User :   Should I see the doctor today or wait
Doctor :   For relif: you can take Ibuprofen 400mg 3x a day
Doctor :   Where do u live?
User :   Yes I will take ibuprofen
User :   In the uk
Doctor :   U can see the doctor today
User :   Ok thanks
Doctor :   Becoz when there is swelling and it is acute, u will find the cause to correct it/avod ir i future
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   Would it be okay to wait and see if it goes
Doctor :   If the problem is only knee painu can trat by urself
User :   Ok thanks
User :   No more questions, bye
Doctor :   But if the knee pain is associated with , swelling , red ness , wamth , u need to consult MD
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting us
Doctor :   Bye
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