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Suggest treatment for symptoms of Lyme's disease

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I had surgery about 8 months ago to put a rod in my leg for an open wound fracture. I didnt take good hygene and i remember it being swollen and having puss come out. It went away though but then i started having flu like symptoms followed by severse light sensivity. After that i started gaving cobfusion and disorienation. Ive also had vibrating in my leg, chills, irritibilty, depression and anxiety. I saw about 7 different doctors and did a lot of bloodwork and thwy coudnt find anything wrong. When i searched my symptoms lyme disease was everywhere. I went to XXXXXXX to see a specialist and he said ita highly likely i have lyme disease but im not sure since of my leg. Is it possible that it couldve been an infection from my leg or would it have come up in the blood work ?
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be Lyme's.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
infection in the leg after a surgery is usually a bacterial infection. The symptoms that you are having now is not likely to be related to the leg infection. Lyme's disease is systemic infection and is usually diagnosed based on clinical symptoms. Your physician can diagnose it after ruling out other causes. Since all the blood work has come normal any systemic infection is less likely.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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