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Swollen finger post accident - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i was wondering if you would be able to tell if my finger is broken
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
User :   im 15 im a female i live in xxxx im not married
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how did you get hurt?
User :   on a trampoline then again in basketball
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the finger swollen?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   are you able
Doctor :   to move your finger?
User :   i am able to move it now but i couldnt when i first hurt it. it hurts to extend it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is it hurting a lot?
User :   um sort of but it dependson which way i bend it or if i carry something
Doctor :   first take a paracetamol tablet to reduce the pain
Doctor :   it may not be broken as you are able to move it
Doctor :   but to rule out any thin fractures
Doctor :   its best to get an x ray done
Doctor :   please confirm the details you sent me.
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User :   yea thats right. but how much would an x ray cost
Doctor :   depends upon the centre where you go
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
User :   i have another question, how ould you tell if the tendons/ligaments are messed up
Doctor :   the finger has to be
Doctor :   examined
Doctor :   clinically
Doctor :   the doc there
Doctor :   does a few tests
Doctor :   on your finger to know if there is a sprain
Doctor :   are you there xxxx?
User :   yeah but i dot really want to have to go to the doctors
Doctor :   it is important because
Doctor :   if there is a little fracture
Doctor :   they can put a splint
Doctor :   and prevent futher damage
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   is there a chance it might hav to be rebroken
Doctor :   we cant say...that's why its always good to
Doctor :   have your finger xrayed
User :   if i were to hav an x ray would i need a parent there or just someone of 21 years of age like my brother
Doctor :   you can take your brother ar any adult with you
User :   ok thats good thank you
Doctor :   you r welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   hi
User :   thank you so much u have been a big help i cant thank you enough. good bye
Doctor :   you are welcome
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