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My son sprained his ankle a week ago but it doesn't seem to

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Hello. My son sprained his ankle a week ago but it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I was wondering how long recovery typically takes. I'm obviously very reluctant to take up any time at the hospital for an x ray at the moment.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Not seen a doctor. Taking paracetamol and ibuprofen
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: He is taking lamotrigine for absence seizures (past 5 years)

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
How's his ankle right now?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Still extremely sore. Difficulty walking at all on it. He went over on it around this time last Thursday.

Any bruising or swelling?

And how has he been treating it?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Lots of bruising. Swollen across the front of the ankle. Taking paracetamol and also ibuprofen twice a day after food

And has he been keeping completely off of it?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Yes. He has been at home all week. Only moving when essential

Then it's not just a minor sprain and there may even be a fracture involved

He needs a doctor to check it out with an exam, x-rays and an MRI and he might need casting or even surgery

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Okay, thanks for your help. Sounds like we need to investigate further.

My pleasure

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