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Cause of stiffness of the fingers in morning - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   I wake up to stiff fingers especially in my right hand, finger next to the picky.
User :   Pincky
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   3 weeks ago. Not daily but often
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   45 yr old, male. Weighing 204, 5.11 height
User :   Married, director
User :   xxx
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   Waist is 34 sorry, do not smoke, do not drink or drugs
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you see any visible lesion over your hand?
User :   None. I just have some very dry ski on my thumb
User :   Skin
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any loss of sensation over the area?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   You need to undergo nerve conduction test.
User :   What would that tell me if any
Doctor :   It will tell what is causing the stiffness
User :   Is that a blood test or what.
Doctor :   No it is a electro physiological method, like ecg
User :   Would this be to diagnose a cardio issue? Is it urgent or not so urgent?
Doctor :   it is not so urgent
Doctor :   it is doe on opd basis
Doctor :   once the nerve conduction test is done
Doctor :   the exact cause will be known
User :   Thanks
Doctor :   thanks for consulting healthc are magic
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Bye
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