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Treatment for fluid pocket on forehead - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-Feb-2014
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User:I have a fluid pocket on forehead and large egg shaped pocket on side of both ankles.
Doctor:It seems like cystic swellings
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Sorry, I have a fluid pocket on the left side of forehead, two large egg shaped pockets on each ankle .
Doctor:You can get an ultrasound done on the swellings to confirm
Doctor:The swellings can be better managed by a surgeon after confirming the diagnosis
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
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Doctor:Please ask your doubts about your condition
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User:I have been to vascular Doctor's in the past , they say I have vascuardisease . I have meany spider veins that hurt after walking they do not take Medicare Medicaid they say it's cosmetic and the problem has worsen. after I walk outside my feet are very painful. I use to take blood pressure med should I start med again?
Doctor:you need to take bp meds if blood pressure is raised
Doctor:feet baing painful can be due to walking excessively
Doctor:Spider veins can be corrected by laser
Doctor:Vascular diseases also need surgical consult
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Doctor:Please ask your query
User:my concern is why do I have a fluid pocket on the side of my head to? I do not drink, smoke, eat fresh fruit salad every day eat fresh vegetable meals no salt use honey and coconut oil to cook alive oil even on my face I am XXXXXXX and fitness consonance. I don't get it. I even look 10 yrs younger because I take care of my self I'm 64yrs old but active.
Doctor:Fluid pockets may be arising form blood vessels or lymnphatics and can be easily taken care of by a surgeon
Doctor:If it is benign then it can be left alone
Doctor:Some conditions just arise for no particular cause
Doctor:You can see a doctor to confirm if it is benign and harmless
Doctor:Fluid on ankles may even be blisters from walking or scratching
Doctor:It can be confimed with physical examination and some routine tests
User:My Doctor just saw me, he was not concerned. This is not normal to walk around with these pockets and now on my fourhead.
Doctor:Are those similar?
Doctor:You can ask the doctor to get it removed
Doctor:If it is filled with fluid and not blood then it be drained in family doctors office
User:Yes, the ones on my ankles are large egg shaped.
Doctor:Does your ankles joints hurt?
User:The one on my forehead is dime shaped.
Doctor:I would not be worried either
Doctor:I have seen many patients with cystic swellings that can be easily drained with needle and syringe
Doctor:The fluid drained can be send for histopathology
User:Yes my ankles hurt so much after walking that I have to lie down at least an hour maybe more.
Doctor:It can be an infection of the fluid inside the joint
Doctor:the synovial fluid
Doctor:check with your doctor about it
Doctor:The swellings may be a protrusion of the synovial fluid
Doctor:or these can be bursa
User:Whqat is that type of Doctor called?
Doctor:orthopedic surgeon
User:Thank you . I wish I felt better.
Doctor:Yes you will once the diagnosis is made
Doctor:You can get the synovial fluid examined
Doctor:Thanks for consulting
User:OK calling doc now
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