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What caues swelling in hands and legs? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Nov-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:Hello
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi, my mother is suffering from legs and hands swelling. When she sits by bending in knees after a while her legs swells and she feels a pain in legs and knees. In case of hands when she does even a small amount of household works her hands swells.
Doctor:Ok
User:She is 47 years old.
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:I would like to know few more things before advising you
User:sure
Doctor:Since when is she observing these symptoms?
User:last couple of years
Doctor:OK
User:she had tried several treatments but didnt work for her
User:currently she is undergoing ayurvedic medication
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:What did the doctor diagnose the condition as?
User:Well they told its because of old age
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Did you see an Orthopedician?
User:nope, need your advice regarding the same.
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Were any investigations done?
User:no
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Any family history of similar symptoms?
User:no
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Is she diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes or any other medical condition?
User:no she is not.
Doctor:OK
Doctor:The swelling is only observed in joints and no other regions?
User:not joints
User:she feels pains in joints
Doctor:Ok
User:but swelling on legs
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:The pain in joints is present throughout the day or observed in morning and decreases as the day passes?
User:it is through out the day whenever she walks or does some legs movement
Doctor:OK
Doctor:Thanks for the details
Doctor:From the details, I feel that your mother might be suffering with arthritis.
User:oh no problem
Doctor:But need to differentiate the type of arthritis.
Doctor:For this X ray of the joints with few blood tests like sr calcium, vit D3, sr phosphate and RA factor is required.
Doctor:Along with these need to check her kidney function and liver function.
Doctor:I would advise you see an Orthopedician who will advise all the above along with general health checkup for liver and kidney conditions.
User:ok, do you suggest any hospital in Pune?
Doctor:I practise in XXXXXXX so would be difficult to suggest a hospital in XXXXXXX But any multispeciality hospital would do.
User:Alright, thank you so much for the advice!
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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