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I had muscle pain on both my legs for 2 weeks starting from april 2015 and been walking like a penguin ever since and then BAM theres sudden sharp pain in my left knee everytime i try to walk or bend my knee. I literally had to hold on to the wall or anything to get me to move between rooms. I didnt remember having trauma or doing high impact sports so its kind of weird for all of these to happen suddenly.
My doctor thinks it was muscle sprain and maybe meniscus tear so he sent me for physiotherapy sessions. Later on mid june 2015 the mri results showed that i have meniscus tear on my left knee and my blood test showed that my ASO (anti astreptolisin-o, acquired from fighting off bacteria that stays in mouth and throat and causes throat infection) titre was 800 (normal: 200 or below).
So it could be that my antibody attacked my meniscus and other nearby tissues as i also remember that ive previously had 3 wisdom teeth extraction surgeries (oct2013, jan 2014, march 2015) and i often suffer from sore throat and flu and the likes.
My doctor suggests arthroscopy if i feel that the pain is not improving after physiotherapy sessions. But it was improving lately so i postponed the surgery but i still have to wear knee supports and take tramadol or nsaids to control my pain and movement.
The problem is that im 21 y.o medical student and i just started my clinical rotation that will last for 2 years so i can be a doctor and then i have to do internships for another 2 years.
Do you think i should continue or choose other careers with my bachelor degree of medicine?
Because other than knee pain, i also suffer muscle aches, fatigue, nausea, poor sleep quality (waking up in the middle of the night because of pain) and sometimes chills and those surely disturb my work and i dont know how long they will last.
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