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Have been suffering pain at back of the knees. Had rheumatic attack. Suggestion? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you
User:actually i have been suffering pain at back of the kness since sometime
User:i had a rhemutaic attack in 1998
Doctor:have you injured yourself or something
User:but as per doctors it s not there anymore
User:recent tests were -ve
Doctor:When you say rheumatic, it means rheumatic fever right?
Doctor:Do you play any sports?
User:if i sit even for 1 min with my legs folded
User:and then getup i feel terrible pain
User:i donot play sports as such
User:i walk quite a bit
Doctor:Can you feel any swelling in the back of your knees?
User:not sure actually.. doesn't look like
Doctor:Its possible XXXXXXX
User:the symptoms like restlesness id there too
Doctor:is there any pain in the hips?
User:no not in the hips
Doctor:its possible XXXXXXX that you have a muscle or a ligament injury
User:ok now the prob is i feel the pain in wrists too sometimes
User:which was not there earlier
Doctor:we can make out only with a clinical examination
Doctor:its unlikely that you have rheumatoid arthritis
User:is it bcoz of the age now.. its noit possible?
Doctor:we may also need an examination like a MRI
Doctor:RA is common in middle aged females
Doctor:and I dont think we are looking at that profile
User:ok.. so the initial pain due to which they diagnosed me with rheumatic fever is different form a arthritis pian?
Doctor:RA will affect several joints
Doctor:and cause swelling, redness etc
User:ok.. one last thing i wanted to ask
User:there are nodules that are formed below the skin as a symptom right?
User:of rhematic
Doctor:not always
Doctor:in the later stages yes
User:if there are so many that i feel.. does that hamper muscle movement or activity in anyways?
User:even after we don't have rheumatic fever
Doctor:They may not be related
Doctor:An examination would be needed
Doctor:Lets do this
Doctor:where are you based?
Doctor:Then come and see me tomorrow
Doctor:We'll decide what is the problem
User:where should i come?
Doctor:i'll be in your offfice
Doctor:Does that sound fine?
User:how much would be the charges?
Doctor:I would also like to speak to you before that
Doctor:Should I just call you in 10 minutes?
Doctor:I'll call you in some time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
User:thankd XXXXXXX
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help with?
User:no thats it
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