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Reoccuring swelling in hands, legs, hypothyroidism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr AAAAAAA here
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   my wife has some sweling
Doctor :   ok
User :   in her laes and hands
User :   since last 1-2 month
User :   it used to disapper automatically
Doctor :   in her laes and hands ? i did not get you
User :   she used to have high bp
User :   she is also thyroid
Doctor :   you mean swelling in the legs and hands?
User :   she is getting treatment for the same
User :   yes
User :   she is getting treatment for thyroid as of now
Doctor :   ok
User :   swelling used to incresae in evening and night
Doctor :   ok
User :   we have 1 premature baby after 1 miscarriage
Doctor :   is the swelling there even now ?
User :   swalling used to appear and disappear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know what is your concern right now?
User :   please advice
Doctor :   is it for the swelling or conceiving a baby ?
User :   why there is swelling,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know if she is on any medicines at present ?
User :   baby is ok and 2 year old
User :   altroxin 100mg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last thyroid test done
User :   5 month ago
Doctor :   what were the values ?
User :   not remembering now, but doctor advice to continue altroxin 100mg
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
User :   ok
Doctor :   since it has been 5 months
Doctor :   post the tests i suggest you to ask her to repeat the thyroid test
Doctor :   here is a list of the investiagtions she needs to do to find the reason of swelling apart from thyroid problem
Doctor :   1. thyroid profile test
Doctor :   2. complete blood count
Doctor :   3. blood hemoglobin
Doctor :   4. blood urea and ser creatnine
Doctor :   5. urine routine and microscopy
Doctor :   6.lipid profile
Doctor :   these tests will give a good picture of her gneral healht
User :   do you mean twice thyroid test at the same time
Doctor :   usually in hypothyroidism , sweling is quite common
Doctor :   no , only once
Doctor :   i included it in the lis t
User :   any peracution
User :   any suggestion
Doctor :   do the tests which i mentioned
User :   ok
Doctor :   precaution would be to see a doctor and get an examination of her blood [ressure
Doctor :   pressure
Doctor :   once this is done , we can interpret the test reports and co relate and start medicine s
User :   ok
Doctor :   if thyroid is the cause , a revision in eltroxin does may be needed
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid food like cabbage , spinach , brocelli , etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   i got it
User :   i will get all the test done on this sunday
Doctor :   sure
User :   ok
Doctor :   you could get back to us with the details
User :   may i have your contact number, if you don't mind
Doctor :   and see a doctor once you get the results
User :   this is for further consultation
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you follow my suggestions ?
User :   yes thanks a lot
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
User :   thanks again
Doctor :   pleasure here

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