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Calf and upper leg pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi I am a 31 year old female with leg pain. I am not sure if this something to worry about. the pain is in my right leg in my calf and upper leg. I must say I had a lump in my upper inner thigh about a week ago and went to see my GP. He did pulling up my leg to look for blood cloths and immediately said he did not think it was one. The area was very big and red and swollen although my leg was not swollen at all. I went for a second opinion to the hospital and found that they thought it was an abses. I tended to agree with them. The DR did give me antibiotics and yes the swelling is gone and the pain as well although after 6 days i can still feel the bump. I dont know if I am just being paranoid but for the whole day I have been having tingling feelings on both my legs and my right leg is having dull pains. Not only on one spot but sometimes all over. Here and there. Dr. also prescribed me medication to drink every morning to thin my blood (just in case) how will I know if anything serious is wrong. Do you feel I have anything to be worried about.
Thank you
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   can you give a min please
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok so to begin with
Doctor :   since the antibiotics did manage to get rid of the pain that means it was a infection
User :   Dr. in any way can stress give the same symptoms
Doctor :   Stress can cause your lots of fatigue which can manifest has pain in your legs
Doctor :   as**
Doctor :   When was the last time you took antibiotics ?
User :   I took my last antibiotics yesterday although I felt alot better today It felt like i had pain in my leg in different places.
Doctor :   Well there is nothing to worry about i can assure you that
Doctor :   Is the tingling getting worse ?
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty walking ?
User :   I also have another question please. I have bad sinusses for a while now and have a frequent drip in my throat wich makes me cough aloth not really cough actually just clearing of the throat more. Is that normal when one has bad sinusses. The tingling actually feels the same at the moment not worse, I did have difficulty walking when it was really big and red but at this moment the swelling is down and it just feels like a small marble and it is not that sore any more. When I walk it just feels like my muscles cant pull. (sorry hope i explain ok)
Doctor :   i understood you , no problem
Doctor :   Well you can just not worry about the pain in the leg as the antibiotics will take care of it
Doctor :   and as for your sinus problem i will suggest you
Doctor :   do take in my advice
Doctor :   since you have just completed your antibiotic course so i will now tell you how we can control and prevent your sinus problem
Doctor :   1) The use of pungent foods like garlic and onion is one of the most effective remedies for sinus problems. One should begin with small mild doses and increase them gradually. Beneficial results can also be achieved by adding these herbs in moderate amounts to regular meals
Doctor :   2) A diet rich in vitamin A is the best insurance against cold and sinus trouble. Vitamin A is the 'membrane conditioner' and it helps build healthy mucous membranes in the nose and throat.
Doctor :   Some of the valuable sources of this vitamin are whole milk, yoghurt, egg yolk, pumpkin, carrots, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, mangoes, and papaya
Doctor :   3) A cold application over the sinus will give great relief, while alternate hot and cold applications also prove beneficial. Take pans of hot and cold water, bathe the whole face with hot water as hot as you can bear-and then apply cold water for a short duration
User :   It sometimes feel I am paranoid about every little thing that happens to my body. I drink Garlic every night and am currently on XXXXeating program. I also drink cinnamon in the morning and drank apple cider ass well. I stopped the apple cider as they told me I had alot of sour in my body
User :   Does Dr. feel it is still normal to cough / clear the throat alot when one has sinusses. Sometimes I easily bring up phelm.
Doctor :   Do use a inhalation therapy
User :   What is a inhalation therapy
Doctor :   You can by inhalers from your local pharmacy and use vicks to take steam vapors
Doctor :   it will clear up your sinus immediately
Doctor :   Do you have any headaches ?
User :   Only around the eyes and on the nose, sometimes getting so bad that I take "XXXX" powders because it breaks the pain immediately
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   well it is because of the sinus problem
User :   it always feels as if I have to clear my throat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Well there are set of antibiotics to cure a sinus infection
Doctor :   but i wll suggest that you should wait for 4- 5 days before taking another course
User :   I have been having these sinusses for years now. Although I never had the coughing so bad and the phlem. Dr. can tell me strait does Dr. feel I am just paranoid and that you feel there is nothing I should worry about. I have been on antibiotics for my sinusses but it never stops completely. They just keep coming back so I basicly given up on seeing my GP for sinus.
Doctor :   It seems you have moved out of the chat window. Please log in back if you have medical queries
Doctor :   Hello
User :   Sorry Dr. the screen went off for a moment
Doctor :   Its ok
Doctor :   I have you history with me
User :   So basicly dr is saying that I have nothing to worry about. Getting my sinusses checked out will maybe be an option but as far as my leg is concerning nothing serious
Doctor :   Yes thats correct
Doctor :   So just don't have to worry about the leg will heal
Doctor :   Are you physically fit otherwise ?
User :   I dont know why I am always so concerned or worried. I think I basicly just stress to much about everything. Thank you so much it really helped me to talk to someone else. Dr also feel the plhem I cough up is just sinus related. Well a little overweight but lost 20kg already. I dont really know how fit I am although I can easily walk around the block and I dont feel out of breath or nothing.
Doctor :   I am really glad i was able to help you
Doctor :   Be positive
User :   thank you again. have a nice evening.
Doctor :   you too
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye
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