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Thyroid operation, knee pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor, good afternoon
Doctor :   good afternoon
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   I want to know wht tablet can i give to my mom, she is 50yrs old and stand for the whole day in the kitchen
User :   and from past 3 day her knee is paining a alot
Doctor :   Does your mother have any health problems or ?
User :   last night she keep her leg in the hot water
User :   BP
Doctor :   diabetes/ high BP etc
Doctor :   ok
User :   and thoriod operation is done
Doctor :   has she had this knee pain before?
User :   no, but sometime it get solen
Doctor :   is she hypothyroid? have you had her thyroid function tests
Doctor :   if yes when ?
User :   we get it done once in a year
User :   and she is taking the tablets for the same
User :   early in the moring
Doctor :   is it only one knee or both?
User :   1 knee
User :   there is no hurt,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when is the knee swollen?
User :   whenever she stand for a loang time then at night she find its swallen
Doctor :   is it only the knee- or the entire leg that pains/ swells?
User :   only the lower leg
Doctor :   From what you have told me- your mother will require a physical examination of her leg/ knee before any treatment can be suggested
User :   u mean an X-ray to be taken
Doctor :   the most probable reason for your mothers knee problem could be osteoarthritis or a venous problem( as you have said the leg swells)
User :   whom do i consult?
Doctor :   the decision on whether to take an X-ray or not can only be made after a physical exam- it will mostly be required
Doctor :   you need to consult an orthopedic
User :   ok
User :   Thanks Doctor
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   If i need any help sure to come back here.
Doctor :   thanks Nitu
Doctor :   Bye for now
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