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Swelling on the leg post snake bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How canI help you
User :   sir i have a snake bit 5 yrs ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   ait was on the month sep
User :   it was
Doctor :   ok
User :   after that my left side get swelling on that time
User :   ie my leg
User :   not much
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since then have you had this swelling in your left leg is it
User :   when i take a look i noticed that my left leg is a bit large than the other
User :   ya
Doctor :   Have you shown it to the doctor yet or have consulted some one in this regard
User :   no
User :   if normally any diff btw the 2 legs
Doctor :   Where do you feel that your legs are swaollen
Doctor :   Swollen
User :   not much
User :   no any redness or any pain
Doctor :   What is your age xxxxxx ?
User :   somebody told me our one leg id a bit bigeer than the other is it correct
User :   26
Doctor :   Swelling where is it below the knee or just around the area of the bite Doctor :   You will have to make a Payment in order to continue with the Chat
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User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Hi
User :   ys
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Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So are you having the swelling below the knee
User :   s
Doctor :   or just around the bite site
User :   below knee
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there normally any dif btwn 2 legs
Doctor :   I would request you to show it to the Internal medicine Doctor and get it tested for the Filarial infection that could be the cause for the swelling
User :   wat is that
Doctor :   Normally there is no difference between the two legs with regard to the size and if so also there shall not be any visible difference
User :   is there normally any dif btwn 2 legs
User :   ie one is bigger than other
User :   ie a small dif
Doctor :   Filariasis is the infection spread by the Mosquito and that is causing the elephant legs
User :   k
Doctor :   That could be one another cause
User :   is any treatment for it
User :   any reg with the bite
Doctor :   No treatment but measures like Stripping the Lymph glands are tried out with little success
Doctor :   But early treatment with Anti Filarial drugs will help
User :   in leg any glangs
User :   glands
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that you would need xxxxxx?
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