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Diagnosis of my pains other than Patello-Femoral Pain syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Hi. Do you have an extensive knowledge on neurological disorders?
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   I have had pain problems for years, and no one has been able to tell me anything, or even care much about what I say.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   go ahead with ur medical problem please
User :   It's kind of long.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u there
User :   Sorry. Computer froze.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u there
User :   I have had knee pains for five years, with no better diagnosis than Patello-Femoral Pain syndrome, although my legs do no bow in at anymore than a normal angle. The pain moved up to my hips and cyatic nerve about 3 years later. Now I suffer from a burning, gnawing, crawling feeling in one particular part on my back that is also severely touch sensitive. And a constant pain in that spot also. My lower back has a constant dull pain, with acute pain with movement.
Doctor :   ok
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User :   I have all all standard test, and no one can tell me whats wrong. I had problems with a neurological exam, showing distinct weakness on my right side, so I was given a head MRI, which appeared clean, and sent away
Doctor :   ok
User :   Do you have any ideas?
Doctor :   kyphosis or scoliosis was ruled out in ur case
User :   Yes, as was syphalyss ans shingles
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was the weakness gradual or sudden
User :   Gradual. My fiancee noticed before I did.
Doctor :   gradual over periods of how many months
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   I'd say 2 months.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u type the final impression of the MRI report
User :   18, female, Waitstaff at donut shop, engaged, and no dependants.
Doctor :   ok
User :   It said it showed no abnormalities, and appeared normal
Doctor :   did u notice weakness prior to shingles infection
Doctor :   ok
User :   I didn't have weakness. I said that and syphalis were ruled out.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I mean shingles
User :   Not weakness
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anytime arthroscopy was done
Doctor :   for ur knee
User :   No, it was not. Nothing more than x-rays, MRIs, and blood work
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what was the diagnosis made for ur weakness on the right side
User :   None was made.
Doctor :   is the weakness on the entire right side of the AAAAAAA
Doctor :   body sorry
Doctor :   or which particular limb
User :   My face seems unaffected, but my right arm is the worst. Leg is only a little.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have right arm pain?
User :   No. But a little random numbness
Doctor :   is there any neck pain or rigidity
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   from the history i could think the possible
User :   No. My neck seems fine also.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   one more question
User :   Alright
Doctor :   anytime u had ur thyroid tests done?
User :   A couple of years ago, I think. And as far as I know they were normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the that done
Doctor :   did u any problems then
User :   It was during a physical, and I had the hip and knee pain, which my doctor was aware of.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have slurred speech
User :   I don't think so.
User :   If it was, it isn't sever
User :   e
Doctor :   any time u had injury ?
User :   I've had many, but none that could have caused lasting pain.
Doctor :   from ur history i could the
Doctor :   there could be nerve
Doctor :   irritation or damage
Doctor :   or nerve root inflammation
Doctor :   to confirm this
Doctor :   or arrive at diagnosis
User :   A few mild concussions, broken arm, pulled shoulder, a few sprains, and other than that it's superficial. And none of those were in that areas that hurt.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   broken arm
User :   That's relevant?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   ur upper numbness and pain
Doctor :   might be due to it
Doctor :   but i need clinically examine to confirm the findings
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did i clear all ur doubts?
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, While I type the necessary information, and do inform me when done.
User :   Not really, but I know you did the best you could. I've heard many times that this was an interesting and difficult case.

Doctor :   anything else u would like to know
Doctor :   i suggest to consult neurologist for further evaluation and treatment if u develop signs of weakness at the earliest
Doctor :   ok
User :   Thank you

Doctor :   ur welcome
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