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What causes Pain in left arm and ankle? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Apr-2014
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User:Pain in left arm, left ankle swollen, dizzy, light headed and feeling really weak
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Doctor:What is your age, gender?
User:Female 25
Doctor:Can you explain the sequence of above symptoms and their duration?
Doctor:When was your last menstrual period and are they regular?
Doctor:Are you with me?
User:My ankl has been n swollen for 7_8 months now not sure why. My right arm tinkle from shoulder to my finger tips and I've been getting really dizzy and weak
User:Yes I'm here I'm on it now it starts heavy
Doctor:How many days do you have period and how many pads per day
Doctor:Are they regular? Is it 30 day interval?
User:Yes every 30day like a week it last
Doctor:Did you see a doctor? Did you use any medicines?
User:I usual use about 20 tampons( a box) about 10 to11 pads in that week
User:I had a period about 7 mths ago twice in the same month they told me i had pelvic congestion syndrome ....
Doctor:DO you have frequent swelling of both ankles or breathless more than usual?
Doctor:What is your weight?
User:I went to the hospital i can't stand or sit longer then like 20 min.
User:No just the left. No
Doctor:Do you remember being hurt?
User:117 lbs
User:? My ankle
Doctor:So did you ever take this ankle swelling to doc?
Doctor:Do you have pins or needles on your arm or legs
User:I told them about it and the looked at out and said put ice on it
Doctor:Please be patient with me while I try to elicit important things from you
Doctor:Do you have redness coupled with swelling over the ankle, does it pain?
Doctor:I could think of anemia (low hemoglobin) which could cause dizziness, tiredness and weak. I think you should check for Hemogram
User:No pain any more nor redness .it's numb
Doctor:Did you understand the possibility I made
Doctor:You should check for Iron in the body
Doctor:Women who have Hypothyroid also have similar issues, so it is better to test for Thyroid hormone as well
Doctor:The ankle swelling is probably lymphoedema, accumulation of lymph in the spaces
User:Whats hemogram
Doctor:Treatment for all of them exist
Doctor:Hemogram is a blood test with counts and Hemoglobin
User:Ok were do i go
Doctor:YOu just need a Primary care doctor with Internal Medicine degree
User:Ok thanks
Doctor:You should take appointment first
Doctor:and once the examination is done, tests would be recommended to confirm the diagnosis
User:Ok thanks again
Doctor:The treatment is simple but takes 3 months
Doctor:However I suggest you to watch your diet, at least 6 to 8 servings of vegetable and fruit per day
Doctor:Nuts help you
User:Can this kill
Doctor:Handful of nuts per day
Doctor:Legumes and green leaves should be added every day to the diet
Doctor:This will not kill
Doctor:but will hamper your XXXXXXX in life
Doctor:So it is important to be treated early
Doctor:to enjoy good health
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:Nope that's it thank you
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