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Swelling over the elbow - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   Hi XXX
User :   I have a problem in my knee
User :   want to talk about that
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   It happened to me earlier also
User :   some where in 2003
User :   according to doctors , it happens to old guys
Doctor :   Since when? could you descibe the nature, frequency,
User :   Like in my joints water comes
Doctor :   Did they say Arthritis
User :   And it looks big
User :   like swelling
Doctor :   Are any other joints involved
User :   Yes in 2003 it happened in my left elbo
Doctor :   ok
User :   I was not able to make my hand strait
Doctor :   May i know your age
User :   Or can't band
User :   26
Doctor :   Ok
User :   male
Doctor :   DO u involve in outdoor games
User :   No I play only badminton
Doctor :   Ok do you play regularly
Doctor :   Was it associated with badminton play
User :   Yes, but from last 1 month I had to stop, because of the leg problem
User :   No
User :   Problem is not because of badminton
Doctor :   What kind of leg problem/
Doctor :   ok
User :   Now also My knee has swelling
Doctor :   Did get an X ray done
User :   not this time
Doctor :   Is the swelling more at night
Doctor :   What about previous tests any blood routine done
Doctor :   Arthritis profile
User :   No If I take complete bed rest, It reduces
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Was the swelling reducable
Doctor :   Did u take any pain killers
User :   Yes doctor has given some medicine and given injection aslo(alternate days Given 5 days)
Doctor :   ok
User :   yesterday had last injection
Doctor :   Do u have fever when the swelling appears intially
Doctor :   *initially
User :   no
Doctor :   Did u consult an orthopedicianpreviously
User :   Yes in 2003, when I was in my native place
User :   now I am in XXX
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Did he make a work up on ur blood profile
Doctor :   Or do u have any recent check up done
User :   Yes, took blood and urine sample
User :   but right now, no etails prenset
Doctor :   ok
User :   details present*
Doctor :   Did u go for Arthritis profile
Doctor :   As the symptoms you say go more with Arthritis
User :   Sorry didn't understand meaning "Arthritis profile ", are you saying did you go to any Arthritis profile doctor?
Doctor :   Symptoms like swelling in joints, stiffness in joints , involvement of more than one joint
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Its the tests done to rule out Arthritis
User :   yes some times more than one joinit
User :   ok
Doctor :   Blood tests grouped for Arthritis
Doctor :   Did u follow me
User :   Sorry I didn't understand?
Doctor :   Arthritis means joint inflamtion
User :   ok
Doctor :   *inflamtion
Doctor :   There are many types in arthritis
User :   Are you in XXXXXX, where can I show in XXX?
Doctor :   Like
Doctor :   Rheumatoid, psoriatic, reactive, septic.
Doctor :   Would you prefer going to XXX
User :   How about the XXX hospital?
Doctor :   Yes we are located in bangalore
Doctor :   Thats also good
User :   Which one do you prefer?
Doctor :   Were these complaints in your family history
User :   no
User :   only I am the defaulter
Doctor :   XXX. because they have dedicated clinic for arthritis
User :   ok
Doctor :   XXX mainly on surgical aspects
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i may help you with
User :   Thats it doctor, thanks..
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   now medicne and injection course is completed
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   I will see , if required will go to XXX
User :   thanks
User :   Bye.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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