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Causes of gait problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   I have a problem
Doctor :   k
User :   the problem is related to my by body pain and discomfort.tell u in detal
Doctor :   sure
User :   i feel that when i walk. i go left and right without knowing. it is not straight
User :   and i have big difficulty climbing stairs
Doctor :   k
User :   or when i sleep and get up
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   since when
User :   been there for some time. atleast 2 3 years
Doctor :   k
User :   i thought it was due to weakness and all
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   but it was not getting well
Doctor :   k
User :   41, male, professor , currently in bangalore
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   did u see any doctor for this
User :   yes, i saw a doctor n pune a few months ago. he wrote some multi vitamin etc but did not do any benefit
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   any investigations was done for the same
User :   no.he just met me and saw me. no test done
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   any medical problems u have
Doctor :   like diabetes,blood pressure,TB?
User :   no nothing. i do not have bp , diabetes
User :   tb
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   any injury or trauma u had
User :   no nothing
User :   this was slow process and took 3-4 months before i could slowly notice the problems
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   from ur history i can think of few things
User :   please tell me
Doctor :   but it needs physical examination
Doctor :   before we arrive at the diagnosis
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest u to see a specialist for ur problem
Doctor :   it need to investigated
User :   which specialists
Doctor :   it might be simple gait problem
User :   and what do you think as the possible causes or reasons as you sid above
Doctor :   neurologist
User :   i wish what you are saying is correct but can you tell me what more it can be based on symptoms and what tests will i need to undergo
User :   you dont feel i need to meet an orthopedician
User :   are you there doctor
Doctor :   neurologist would be better one to judge ur problem
Doctor :   yes
User :   what other symptomps do you feel it may be
User :   simple gait problem is something which is there . it is already a symptom . so what can be the cause
Doctor :   do u have neck pain
Doctor :   or arm pain?
User :   arm pain and neck pain are not much.
Doctor :   do u get them?
User :   no. not really. no arm and neck pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is ur bowel and bladder habits
User :   reasonably well . not a problem there
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   do u smoke?
User :   doctor. tell me something which is atleast a list of issues that i may have
Doctor :   or drink alcohol?
User :   smoke no
User :   alcohol - once in a while. may be once in a month
Doctor :   it can be cervical spondylosis,simple sprain,ostheoarthritis,
Doctor :   many more
User :   but i have no neck pain, so it can still be spondilytis ?
Doctor :   there are various other conditions which i can think of
Doctor :   but that needs physical examination
User :   which tests do you think will be able to get me a clear picture
Doctor :   can be
Doctor :   i suggest u to see a neurologist
Doctor :   he will tell u what to do
Doctor :   if u wish so we can fix an appointment with specialist
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send and give feedback and when done, Please say it.
User :   ok
User :   but i expected that you atleast suspect things like muscular dystrophy
User :   i don't know why you did not reach that conclusion
User :   i also suspected a electro myography
Doctor :   all that needs physical examination
User :   and you did not reach that conslusion as well
User :   how long have you been pactising
Doctor :   its likely i told
Doctor :   6 years
User :   but you said cervical spondilytis etc
User :   why was muscular dystrophy not on top
Doctor :   i told it can be
User :   when it is the biggest cause for symtomp like problem in climbing stairs
Doctor :   k
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