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severe pitted edema

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  • Posted By: terrya
  • June 6, 2007
  • 09:05 PM

In November 2006 (3 days after I stopped taking birth control) I started having swelling in my ankles. It wasn't bad at first. In January they found a massive blood clot in the inferior vena cava near the kidney. Unfortunately, the clot was calcified and could not be removed. They inserted a trapease filter to catch other clots. I have been on blood thinners ever since. The problem is, the edema has gotten worse since then. In four months I have gained close to forty pounds. The edema is throughout my entire body, not just the legs. Sometimes it gets worse. I could gain 6-8 lbs in a 24 hr period. My Oncologist has ruled kidney/liver problems. I have tested negative for cancer. My doctor says there is definitely a problem but hasn't figured out what that is yet. I am desperate...HELP!

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