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Sprain in my left leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
User :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   Hello
User :   Nice to meet you
User :   please proceed with your health query
User :   i started to get some strain in my left leg that started late last night
User :   today my leg is somewhat swollen
User :   and aches
User :   I just had my physical 2 weeks ago, and everything fell in the normal category except for my cholesterol levels
User :   not sure what to do
User :   or some possibilities of what might have caused it
Doctor :   please rate your pain on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the maximum
User :   it's not really a pain
User :   it's more of a strain
User :   and i would rank it at a 5
Doctor :   is the swelling of the leg a uniform swelling? when you press on it, does it form a pit?
User :   yes, but not too obvious
User :   the strain is not severe but it goes up towards the groin area
Doctor :   what were your cholesterol test levels like? do you have the test values with you?
User :   i believe LDL was at 196
User :   the ratio was at a 6.something
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what about total cholesterol and triglyceride levels?
User :   i'm not quite sure but i know everything was elevated except for HDL
User :   HDL was lower then normal
Doctor :   which part of the leg do you feel the strain is maximum? where does it start? and upto where does it radiate?
Doctor :   ok
User :   honestly it's all somewhat equal
User :   it radiates near the groin and near my ankle
Doctor :   does it pain when you press on calf muscle area?
User :   no pain but feel pressure
User :   it numbs up alot as well
Doctor :   since your cholesterol values are deranged
User :   yeah
User :   Are you still there>
User :   Dr. XXXXXXXX - Are you still available?
User :   I know you're typing but i just checked the area near my groin and found what kinda looks like a heat rash
User :   I seems that there's an issue with responses
User :   i've tried to end the chat but i keep getting brought back to this same chat
User :   Are you still presently responding?
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