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Rheumatoid arthritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Arthritis
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello Doctor.. Im seeking help for Rheumatic
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My mother is experiencing severe pain on hands/ legs joints.. frequently
User :   what is the treat ment for it..
Doctor :   ok
User :   please suggest
Doctor :   so your mother has rheumatoid arthritis
Doctor :   ...
User :   ya think so.

Doctor :   ok
User :   so what can be done for her?
Doctor :   has she had blood tests/ x-ray done and seen a specialist to confirm this diagnosis?
User :   ya its all done.. so took medications also.

Doctor :   ok
User :   but it bacame too much worse..
User :   she got allergic and if she stops for even a day.. she will severe pain.
Doctor :   how long has she had this problem?

User :   past 2-3 years
Doctor :   d you know hwat medicines she is on currently?
Doctor :   *what
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   some.. medicines. I forgot the names..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   whee are you taking the treatment?
User :   from my native place..

Doctor :   ok,

Doctor :   before we advise you on what can be done further
Doctor :   we will need to know a few things
Doctor :   how old is your mother?
User :   sure
User :   50 yrs
Doctor :   does she have any other health problems?
User :   nothing.. else except this

Doctor :   were her thyroid function tests done?
User :   thats not done.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is her BP/ sugar allright?

Doctor :   and her cholesterol levels?
User :   ya thats normla
User :   normal
Doctor :   ok

User :   if she required to admit even we are ready
Doctor :   when was the

Doctor :   last time you got ther tests done?
User :   may be 6 months..
User :   back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the pain very sevre/ affecting her daily day to day activities?
User :   not everyday.. but when work is more she get pain more
User :   and even when medicine is skipped for a day. she will pain
Doctor :   mu advice to you is go to a specialized orthopedic centre to get
Doctor :   for a thorough series of tests and treatment
User :   if she needs to admit I'll bring her to Bangalore and get it done
Doctor :   she may not require admission
Doctor :   but she will require a proper
Doctor :   investigation and treatment
User :   ok sure..

Doctor :   including her thyroid function tests
User :   can you plz suggest some doctors here in Bangalore
Doctor :   Are you looking at any particular area in Bangalore?

User :   any good doctors

Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you have a few choices

Doctor :   the treatment costs may be a high in these hospitals
User :   any doctors with own clinic.
Doctor :   just give me a moment to check

User :   sure

Doctor :   If you want we can fix an appointment for you
User :   ok.. now let me check with my mothere and I'll fix the appointment

User :   thanks for your advice..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting us
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks..
User :   bye for now
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