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Shoulder joint pain, loss of appetite, hormonal tests - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   hi my wife is feeling pain in left hand
User :   from the shoulder
Doctor :   Since how long
Doctor :   What is her age?
User :   if hand is pushed up towards the shoulder then pain is reduced a bit
User :   she does not feel hungry
User :   though she takes food normally
Doctor :   Do you mean she is suffering from pain in the shoulder joint for 7 yrs
User :   since many years
Doctor :   Did you get an opinion from Orthopedic surgeon
User :   around 7 years
Doctor :   Do you mean she is tested for thyroid
User :   no
User :   but can be thyroid problem also
Doctor :   Is it single shoulder
User :   no
User :   not yet
Doctor :   Does she have problem with any other joint
User :   yet to go for tests
Doctor :   What is her age, occupation?
User :   yes
User :   small pains in the second hand
User :   not similar pain
User :   house wife age is 30
User :   she feels fatigue
User :   some times does not like to work
User :   tested for hb and it is fine, just enoguh around 11
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   First let her get tested
User :   if we take treatment for thyroid, will it make her fat
Doctor :   Hardly anything can be presumed before the diagnosis is made
User :   i mean in case if the tests show thyroid positive
Doctor :   First get a General Physical check up done
Doctor :   along with the pain in the shoulder joint
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is she gaining weight
User :   1.5 month back we went to physician
User :   during periods discharge was very less
User :   doctor gave vitamin tablets and tonic
User :   but this time there was no discharge at all
User :   doctor askd usto get tested for fsh lh tsh on first day of periods
User :   as she did not get periods we did not go for testing
User :   now we are planning to have some tests
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so can we have FSH and LH also, though this is not periods time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   First complete the tests and then let me know the reports
User :   no she is not gaining weight, she is 62
User :   I mean will there be need for tests again at the time of periods
Doctor :   it is good to take the tests when she menstruates
Doctor :   The Day 2 of menses
User :   but she is not getting the discharge
User :   though she felt pain in the stomach on he regular date
Doctor :   Ok just do the Thyroid profile first
Doctor :   TSH, T3 and T4
Doctor :   Blood tests
Doctor :   and let the doctor know
Doctor :   But I guess the main problem is pain in the shoulder joint
User :   how shall we proceed for it
Doctor :   You can go to any lab and request for these tests
User :   no iam asking about the shoulder joint problem
Doctor :   First complete the Thyroid tests
Doctor :   and then meet the General Physician
Doctor :   for analysis of Thyroid test and the shoulder joint pain
User :   shall we go to ortho or have these test done, to find out the reason for shoulder pain
Doctor :   The periods can vary because of different reasons
Doctor :   The doctor will get preliminary idea
Doctor :   after TSH test
Doctor :   He will be able to giive you medicine for the shoulder pain
Doctor :   Let us wait for the periods
Doctor :   meanwhile to get the FSH and LH also
Doctor :   If they do not come back for one more month
Doctor :   Then we can take Blood tests
Doctor :   after a month on the same Day 2
Doctor :   when they are expected
User :   thanks for the information doctor
Doctor :   Are you back?
Doctor :   I have to close the window since you are not responding.
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