Doctor Q&A for Dr. Sheeja Francis

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Knee swelling: Your child may be noticing swelling in her knee. This could be a sign of arthritis. Children often do not report pain and swelling is a more common ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Not sure: Picture would help. Possibilities coming to mind include gouty tophus, calcium deposits (calcinosis) or pus (due to infection, although this would u ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Impingement: Could be a strain, sprain or impingement. You may benefit from physical therapy. Best to see your doctor for further evaluation.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Rule out infection: Would recommend having urine testing to rule out infection first.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Clarify diagnosis: Out of the diagnoses mentioned, fibromyalgia is most prevalent and increasingly recognized. Fibromyalgia is a central pain syndrome that causes diffu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
See doctor: Could be due to many reasons.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Not possible: A thorough history, exam and further imaging with an angiogram would be needed to differentiate.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
No: Djd is another term for osteoarthritis. Would consider other causes such as fibromyalgia etc. Best to be evaluated by your primary care doctor.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
Ct or mri: Should have further investigation with ct or MRI of brain. Talk to your doctor.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheeja Francis
20 years experience Rheumatology
See doctor: You should be evaluated by a doctor in person.
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