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Filariasis is an infectious parasitic disease of humans and animals caused by the parasite filariae, which are roundworms. It is a tropical infection. Wuchereria bancrofti cause lymphatic filariasis leading to elephantiasis characterized by swollen leg with disfigurement. Men with filariasis suffer from hydrocele. There are also serous cavity and subcutaneous filariasis. Albendazole, Ivermectin, Diethylcarbamazine, and Doxycycline are found effective against filariasis.

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I feel strain in my groin after exercise. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old, male. I was doing excercise with suppoter. Then I suddenly felt strain in my groin and pain in my left testicles. After two days I went to doctor. He physical examined my testicles and wrote two tests CBC and urine. In CBC, eosinophils was 6. He said it is because o...  Read Full »

Dr. Ohams Ike Henry

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems the exercise put much stress on your groin, the pain could be from strain or tear of the inguinal ligament around that area, could be from the associated attached muscles to the ligament around that area, the associated left testicular pain may be because the s...  Read Full »

My mother has sudden leg pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother aged 80 years is suffering from acute leg pain. She is a patient of filariasis in right leg and also femur fracture in the same leg. Reports of all recently done tests are normal.¬†Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Pankush Arora

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What the patient needs to do is: Keep the affected leg elevated over two pillows. Take tablet Orthal forte thrice a day for three days. Take tablet Carnitor 500 mg twice a day for three days. Revert back with the x-rays and reports to an orthopaedician a...  Read Full »

Why do I have swelling in my calf muscle without pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a swollen calf muscle for the past three weeks. I am not having any pain, but it feels a bit numb sometimes. Doppler study of the left lower limb came out normal. I consulted an orthopedic, and he prescribed Flexura D twice a day, Pan 40 mg once a day, and ME12-OD vitamin B12...  Read Full »

Dr. Medhun Kumar. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I need few more details like, was the swelling a sudden onset? Did you get any trauma or injury? Do you have any other health condition like diabetes, hypertension, renal, or cardiac problem? If everything is fine, then it might be due to primary lymphedema, tr...  Read Full »

Can I continue Banocide for a swelling on the testicle?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I suddenly noticed a grape size swelling on the top of my right testicle. It is not attached to the testis, but above it towards the top of the scrotal sack. I went to a urologist and he asked me to do an USG. The USG showed a thickened right spermatic cord with cystic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan Govindasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the details you have sent, I believe that you had an attack of epididymitis and funiculitis (spermatic cord inflammation), which is usually due to filarial infection. The treating doctor has correctly prescribed Banocide (Diethyl carbamazine), which you should continu...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some preventive measures for elephantiasis.

Query: Hi doctor, Two of my neighbors are infected with elephantiasis. I am afraid as mosquitos are frequent in our area. Please suggest me the measures of prevention.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Filariasis is transmitted by the culex mosquito. So, I appreciate your knowledge that you know filariasis is transmitted by mosquito bites. The most efficient first step for prevention is to avoid mosquito bites by using personal protection measures. Use skin cream a...  Read Full »

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