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Severe pain in her left leg, fever, cant walk, cant sleep, cant sit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my sister has a severe pain in her left leg, it all started with a mild fever a week ago and now the pain has reched to her left arm, she can't walk, can't sleep, can't sit and badly crying due to pain from a day or day. Consulted a doctor and did blood tests and xray, report says everything is normal. Please advise what could be this pain about and also advise on the appropriate treatement..Thanks
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   hi AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   her age is 22
Doctor :   May I know the age of your sister ?
User :   got recently married
Doctor :   And since when is she having this leg pain ?
User :   from a week
Doctor :   May I know if it is a throbbing pain , or a pinching pain and which part of the leg has it started from ?
User :   in fact it started a couple of years ago and we consulted a doctor and she was treated but the pain wasn't so severe then
User :   it is pinching pain
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Does she have any warmth or redness in the legs ?
Doctor :   and which part of the leg has it started from ?
User :   it started from calf pain
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   it has gone little hard
Doctor :   Has the doctor mentioned that she might be having thrombophlebitis ?
User :   not sure
Doctor :   I am sure this is deep vein thrombo phlebitis
User :   she says it is nerve pain
Doctor :   which easily spreads to arm.
Doctor :   You have to visit a vascular surgeon.
Doctor :   and needs urgent medical acre.
User :   she has visited Neurologist
User :   last night
Doctor :   that is not the right doctor to visit
Doctor :   or if he can guide you it would be fine.
User :   tab prescribed are: rabee.d, cipracle, zifaxin, Nucoxia mr
User :   redwin
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and she says there is a littel improvement after haing this tabs
Doctor :   I would advise you to visit a vascular surgeon,Please take note of these points : Doctor :   Deep vein thrombophlebitis requires immediate medical care. If the patient has any of these signs and symptoms, go to a hospital emergency department for evaluation: 1.High fever with any symptoms in an arm or leg
2.Lumps in a leg
3.Severe pain and swelling in an arm or leg
4.Chest pain and shortness of breath, which could be the first symptom that a blood clot has already traveled to the lung
Doctor :   And has he done a color doppler or ultrasound test to detect a clot ?
User :   how serious is this?
Doctor :   Ultrasound can detect clots or blockage of blood flow, especially in larger, more proximal (upper leg) veins. A small hand-held instrument (probe) is pressed against the patient's skin to help identify blood clots and the location of the obstruction. This is a non-invasive test which is relatively painless
User :   ultra sound hasn't done yet
Doctor :   Please get it done,only then it means that the treatment is going in right direction.
User :   pls refer some good vascular surgeon in Bangalore ?
Doctor :   Sure please give me a sec.
Doctor :   ar 2 vascular surgeons
User :   ok, any other advise?
Doctor :   Do you have naything else that i can help you with?
Doctor :   it is a grave probelm, do not delay
Doctor :   as clots can land up in brain or heart
Doctor :   so take immediate help
User :   thanks and appreciate it
Doctor :   thank you for ocnsulkting me
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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