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I have severe joint pain can barely move, I feel like when

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Hello.. I have severe joint pain can barely move
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I feel like when it's cold it's worse
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I also have back pain migraines my periods usually start every 2 weeks for 8 days but I havent started for 9 week.. my facial hair if I remove it in the morning it's back by evening... I have gained 3 stones in the last year I'm always irritated dont like talking to people I'm always tired cant sleep at night
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

What is your age?

What are the investigations done for joint pain, period issues, and facial hairs?

What are the joints which have severe pain?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I'm 23 I have had blood test to see if I have arthritis but I havent got the results and my knees are pain the most I cant even sit on a chair without it painting. And I havent done anything about the other two
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

Thanks for the further information.

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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I also have a lump just under my armpit which aches a lot
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

You also need the following for the workup;

1) MRI of the back and painful joints.

2) Autoimmune panel which you mentioned perhaps has already been done and results are awaited.

3) Hormone panel and work up for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOD).

These will give you the diagnosis.

You may have hormonal issues and maybe inflammatory arthritis.

The following may help you, meanwhile;

a) Physical therapy

b) Deep electrotherapy

c) Acupuncture

d) Local analgesic cream

e) Pool therapy/hydrotherapy.

f) Analgesics

g) Lidocaine cream

h) Rest

i) Capsaicin cream.

j) Hot fomentation

k) Brace

l) Gentle massage

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I also have a lump under my armpit which is painful
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 13 days ago.

The lump under the armpit is likely due to an inflammatory reaction around the area (arms, upper chest, lower neck). This can be due to a boil, skin condition, or some infection.

A course of antibiotics and Ibuprofen would help resolve it.