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RE: [IP] Dupuytrens Contracture???



Hi Janette
New one for me too. The link at the bottom of the message to the Victorian
governments health site gives a good description (You will have to paste
both bits in to your browser as it has wrapped to two lines). It's
apparently contraction of tissue in the palm of the hand that can lead to
the fingers being pulled down onto the palm. Steroid injections and/or
surgery to correct. Not affecting me at the moment, just small lumps. Have a
good GP, knowledgible, informed and no hesitation in sending a patient for
testing or referrals to specialists. When I was first diagnosed with
diabetes he immediately and openly informed me that he did not have the
necessary specialist knowledge and he was immediately referring me to an
endocrinologist and sending me to the Diabetes clinic in here Newcastle for
in depth education. Spent four full days at the clinic, coming home at
nights. Covered everything, diet, testing and complications as was known at
the time. Been some changes since.
Kim


Hi Kim,

I've never heard of "Dupuytrens Contracture".  If Dr says you have the early
stages, what else happens with Dupuytrens ? What are the lumps caused by ?
The Dr sounds "up to speed" is he your GP (General Practioner), not your
Endo ?

Janette
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Baker" <email @ redacted>
To: "IP" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 10:09 AM
Subject: [IP] Dupuytrens Contracture???


> Hi Guys,
> Saw my doctor on thursday for my annual flu vaccine and mentioned to him
> that I had a couple of lumps beneath the skin on my left palm. I had a
> trigger finger a couple of years ago and thought this might be related.
> However, he tells me that this is the early stage of Dupuytrens
Contracture.
> Not too serious at the moment and may never be serious but he informed me
> that diabetic men more than women tend to acquire this occasionally and I
> was wondering how common this is among the pumping community. Never heard
of
> this before.
> Cheers
> Kim
>
>
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcArticles.nsf/(Pages)/Dupuytren's
> _contracture
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