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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   my sister regularly getting leg pains
Doctor :   how old is she/
User :   we consult to doctor. she given calcium tablets
User :   21 yrs old
Doctor :   ok
User :   but its not cure
Doctor :   How long has she been having this problem?
User :   past one month
User :   like she is married
User :   after six months of delivery she got that problem
Doctor :   any swelling of the legs?
User :   no no
User :   just pain
Doctor :   Is the pain continuous/ any other joints/ muscle pain?
User :   muscle pain
Doctor :   By continuous- i mean if it comes only when she walks or worse- or even otherwise
User :   at night times she is getting pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   like at the time of sleeping
User :   tell me some suggestions to cure sir
Doctor :   have you got her thyroid function tests done?
User :   no
Doctor :   does she have loss of appetite/ feeling excessively cold and tired?
User :   appetite means?
Doctor :   food habits- does she eat less now?
User :   no she takes food normally
Doctor :   what is her ht/wt approximately?
User :   approximately 50-55
Doctor :   ht?
User :   ht is 5feet
Doctor :   Ok- i would advice you to get her thyroid function test done- because hypothyroidism can causes this problem,
User :   ok
Doctor :   especially since it is 6 months post delivery
User :   yes
Doctor :   you can get it done at any good lab
User :   it was major problem or minor problem
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism is a minor problem- treatable with medicines
Doctor :   As you doctor has already examined your sister- it is unlikely there is anything major
Doctor :   * your doctor
User :   i dont know doctor
Doctor :   once the test is done- then medicines can be advised depending on the result
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hypothyroidism - is a common problem- and increases during pregnancy/ after delivery as the mothers requirements are higher
User :   ok
Doctor :   So, Please get that test done as soon as you can- Include a hemoglobin test also-
Doctor :   as the blood will be drawn
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   nothing doctor thats it may i know ur good name?
Doctor :   I'm Dr Jaikishen from Bangalore
User :   thank you thanks a lot sir
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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