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Sharp knee pain on standing up - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   ask your query
Doctor :   sry say your qery
User :   i am 53 years old woman and
User :   do i type or speak
Doctor :   type
User :   ok give me a minute
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have knee pain when i stand up, i never had knee problems in my life. I had 2 lyposuctions in my belly, one on my inner thighs, and through the years i gained 15 pounds. now i notice when i stand up after 2-3 hours later (surfing the internet) my legs and knees hurt. I excercise and i try to run, but my knees limit me
Doctor :   give time to read your query
User :   my sister has lupus and im afraid i might have it should i be concern
Doctor :   if your sister has it, you might have a risk of developing it
Doctor :   have you got screening test done?
User :   no
Doctor :   I would recommend you to get a screening test done and meet a Rheumatologist
Doctor :   to find out your risks.
User :   do you think the knee problems might be lupus??
Doctor :   please rate your knee pain on scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest intensity of pain
Doctor :   could you describe the knee pain in detail?
User :   about 5 sometimes 6
Doctor :   is it a dull pain, or a sharp shooting pain?
User :   it just hurts and i never had any problems. achy until i walk around a bit and it eases up
Doctor :   does that pain radiate anywhere?
Doctor :   when is the pain worse during the day?
User :   only when i sit down
User :   i feet old
User :   i feel old and stiff and i move around and the pain eases
Doctor :   is there swelling of joints associated with the pain?
Doctor :   is there restriction of movements in the affected joints?
Doctor :   are both knees equally affected with symptoms?
User :   i see fat deposits around my knees...ugly and i am a tall woman 6'1
User :   only 1 knee
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   I would recommend you to go ahead with serological tests to rule out arthritis and take x-rays to see for any changes.
Doctor :   and meet a Rheumatologist to get teh screening test for lupus done
User :   ok what kind of doctor??
Doctor :   and discuss all the test results with him/her
Doctor :   once your reports are ready you can also take opinion from our panel specialist (Rheumatologist)
Doctor :   you can see my recommendation of our panel specialist next to the chat window
Doctor :   you can follow that link to consult with him
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   i see the panel
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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