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Knee swelling in a diabetic post surgery for incisional hernia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   sir
User :   my mother got her incisional hernia operated 1 week back
Doctor :   go ahead with medical query
User :   but now she has developed a knee swelling
Doctor :   ok
User :   she is very weak and can't walk properly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   age 46, f,xxxxx, xxxxx,india,married
Doctor :   does she have diabetes or high blood pressure
User :   she has diabetes but not high blood pressure
Doctor :   since when
Doctor :   she is diabetic
User :   past 2 yrs
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   when was the last time her blood pressure was checked?
Doctor :   and sugar as well
User :   last week her bp was checked and sugar was checked 2 days before which was marginal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   blood pressure was marginal isit
Doctor :   ok
User :   no sir sugar was around 174
User :   bp was normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   fasting blood sugar level isit
User :   pp was 174 and fasting was 112
Doctor :   thats marginally more
Doctor :   what medicine is she taking for diabetes
User :   a homeopathic medicine "pancreatinum"
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did she injure her knee anytime
User :   no sir but once she had climbed upstairs
User :   she had no problem at that time
Doctor :   did she slip or sprain her knee
User :   no
Doctor :   does she have fever? or is the area of swelling hot to touch?
User :   it just stated aching from that evening
User :   yes that area is hot
User :   she has no fever
Doctor :   does she have faical puffiness
User :   no
Doctor :   anytime kidney function test were done
User :   but areas around knee are swollen
User :   no
Doctor :   get a Xray done
Doctor :   she needs to clinical examination followed by Xray
Doctor :   to know the cause
User :   sir
Doctor :   is she in severe pain
Doctor :   i mean not able to move the knee?
User :   once she was not able to move the knee
Doctor :   ok
User :   but got releif after taking ibuprofen paracitamol
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   sir 1 month back she had portal thrombosis
User :   which got resolved
Doctor :   ok
User :   doesit has any relation with that
Doctor :   that might be due to immobilasatiion
Doctor :   thrombosis
Doctor :   i mean, diabetes itself can precipitate thrombosis
Doctor :   is there any weakness in lower linbs?
Doctor :   limbs i mean legs?
Doctor :   lower limbs
User :   yes
Doctor :   then i suggest u to see a physician at the earliest
Doctor :   ok
User :   actually her hernia operation was done in emergency
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please see a physician at the earliest
User :   her hernia blocked her intestine
User :   sir
Doctor :   is she in hospital now
Doctor :   or at home
User :   home
User :   sugeon said that the operation was successful
Doctor :   yes she needs follow up
Doctor :   routinely advised after surgery
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   feed back form i mean
User :   y
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
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