What are the long term side effects of rheumatic fever? - Online Doctor Chats
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I Just want to know about the future effects of Rheumatic fever affected by a person at the age of 16
What is the present age of person?
Present age is 25 or 26
What all symptoms is he having currently?
Also the person has taken penicillin injection for app 4 years from the age of 16 (One per month)
Many symptoms but could recognize why these symptoms come
Does ha have any history of heart problems?
No i feel
has he ever done 2D echo of heart?
No treatment done regarding heart except penicillin injection
Both in hand and in leg
Or any other symptoms/
Is his life facing any critical situation
Does he smoke?
had he gone to any surgery?
recurrent throat pain?
Feel the pain whenever dry cough occurs
Feel Like loss of appitite
does he have shortness of breath?
Also Loss of Some weight reduced around 4-5 kgs
has he lost weight in one month?
Not regularly feels like once in a month
difficult to breath
I guess he needs complete evaluation
why any serious problem
Since when is he having cough?
for past 1 month
Sometimes takes alcohol
has he taken any medication for it?
What sort of medication
for cough like cough syrup?
Has taken but still not cured
when he coughs feels slight pain in both chest
Ok here I can not say it is due to rheumatic fever, but one more possibility here is chronic bronchitis which is due to smoking
Is his life span short
First I suggest you to visit a pulmonologist to rule out this and doctor would advice chest x ray
and other tests to rule out and lung or chest problems
Is there any serious affecting heart and making life span short
Asking regarding like counting the days
See, i can not comment about life span since we do not know what is the exact diagnosis
Ok Thank You doctor.
First he needs evaluation by doctor, may it is not serious problems
Just can you guide the tests that has to be taken currently
Sure Doctor. Thank you for the information
First visit a chest physician and get tests done like chest x ray, blood tests like ESR, CRP, Lft and other test
if doctor finds any abnormality regarding heart then need to go to cardiologist and get test like 2D echo
Do you have any more queries?
And also we need to be ruled out Rheumatic arthritis
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