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Severe pain in the leg joints - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi how can I help you?
Doctor :   I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice.
User :   hi
Doctor :   ok hi
User :   sometimes I have pain in my leg joints.
User :   severly.
User :   It is not permanenet.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which joints are affected?
User :   middle joints.
Doctor :   knee?
User :   yes
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   24,working, marathalli,single
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how many days do you have this problem?
Doctor :   of knee pain?
User :   around 2-3 yrs
Doctor :   at what time of the day does it appear?
User :   it is not permanent.. when it comes it is not fixed.
User :   for days it may not come.
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had last severe pain on this sunday.
Doctor :   is there any swelling during the pain?
User :   and till now there is no pain.
User :   no
Doctor :   does the pain occur only on one knee or both?
User :   sometimes one and sometimes both.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you had any other medical problems XXXXX?
Doctor :   from childhood
User :   no
Doctor :   anything for which you had to take long term medications/injections/hospitalization?
User :   sorry, i can't get u..
Doctor :   any medical problem for which you were hospitalized or had to take injections regularly?
Doctor :   anything to do with rheumatism?
User :   3 to 4 yrs back i had high fever, due towhich i was admitted to hospital.
User :   and i was about 20days
Doctor :   ok what was it diagnosed as?
Doctor :   typhoid?malaria?
Doctor :   you there XXXXX?
User :   viral fever and due high power medicines that i took I also got typhoid
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now about the knee pain..have you had any injury to the knees?
Doctor :   and you did mention that the pain occurs only on the knees other joints are involved?
User :   i haven't got any injury on knee.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you into some sports like badminton or basketball?
User :   no, i was playing it earlier.
User :   now as i'm doing job, there is no time for it.
Doctor :   ok...have you got your knees xrayed?
User :   no
Doctor :   what were you playing? were you playing on wooden courts or concrete/cement courts?
User :   on ground, soil.
Doctor :   ok good
Doctor :   see XXXXX, at your age arthritis (inflammation of knee) is rare
Doctor :   and if only your knees are involved it is most likely to be stress injury to the knee joints
Doctor :   are you able to walk when you have knee pain?
User :   i can, but not as usual. very slowly.
Doctor :   ok...i think you need to get an xray done when the pain is on
Doctor :   you will need to consult a general physician and an orthopedician for your problem
Doctor :   do not just pop pain killers and continue when pain is not there
User :   ok..
User :   can you please suggest whom to suggest.
Doctor :   it could also be associated to the fever you had a few years back, that is why it would be good to go to a general physician AND an orthopaedicina
Doctor :   which area are you in?
User :   marathalli
Doctor :   one more question..did you have any urinary tract infection....when you had the fever some years back
Doctor :   Ok we will get back to you with suggestions on who to go to
Doctor :   are your email and fone details correct?
Doctor :   Mobile : 0000
User :   yes
Doctor :   Email : YYYY@YYYY
User :   yes
Doctor : did not answer me about urinary tract infection
User :   no.
Doctor :   ok XXXXX ..we will get back to you with details around your area
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   for few days i'm not getting proper sleep during night
Doctor :   ok
User :   i'm not getting a sound sleep
Doctor :   anything in particular that is bothering you?
Doctor :   XXXXX..we usually restrict our chats to one query per patient...we have a long queue of patients waiting
User :   ok.
Doctor :   since I have already spent some time for you, please let me attend to them
Doctor :   you can log back in later on and chat
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   is that ok?
Doctor :   fine then XXXXX, take care
User :   thanks
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