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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   I have swelling (like an elongated knot) on leg beside knee that is causing stiffness.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   hello, I'm AAAAAAA
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions pertaining to your problem ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know your age please ?
User :   53
Doctor :   May I know if you had any recent injury ?
User :   no
User :   Sorry
User :   I did fall about three weeks ago, but fell backwards and not aware of knee injury
Doctor :   Do you have anything else to add?
User :   Just that I noticed the stiffness a few days ago, but did not see the swelling until today
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did you get an X-ray done /
Doctor :   Do you have have any knocking sound while moving your knee?
User :   My knees make some noise when flexing. I have noticed that my knees have begun to buckle at times when turning at the waist.
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   please follow th efollowing steps immediately.
User :   okay
Doctor :   1. get an x-ray knee PA View done .
Doctor :   2. get the ligaments examined .
Doctor :   3. pls. take a ortho opinion.
Doctor :   4. before that use cold water sponging
User :   Okay. Let me ask this, do you thing this could be a sign of some from of c a tomur or cancer?
Doctor :   5. application of Diclo gel and twice daily.
Doctor :   no, before that i would suggest it can be a tendinitis or ligament injury.
Doctor :   6. pls. use a crepe band over the knee and use it minimally and give it a lot of rest.
User :   Okay, I truly appreciate your help. It's a little worrying to look down and see such a pronounced condition.
Doctor :   pls. do not worry about cancer as it has a chance of one in one thousand , so be cool and proceed with these steps.
User :   Okay. Thanks again. Have a good weekend.
Doctor :   if pain is more take tab. advil 400mg thrice daily.
Doctor :   you too.
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me, take care, bye for now.
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