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Calf swelling with increasing pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 28, 2010
  • 06:58 PM

I've had a strange pain in my legs since I was quite young, I'd say it started around 8 or 9 and I'm now 26. My legs began swelling when I was 13 and they have permanently been like this ever since. Some days it gets to the point where I have to elevated my legs every couple of hours to reduce the intense pain. Doctors keep brushing me off like there's nothing they can do and it's "normal", whatever that's supposed to mean. I was also told at the age of 13 I had several cysts on my ovaries and that there was a good chance they will just go away, but I still get the pains that brought me to the ER in the first place. My menstrual cycle has never been regular, I've gone almost a year without getting one, and once it does come, it becomes so extremely painful that I become immobile. I am a very active person and I eat healthy, but I hold a lot more weight than I should with my active lifestyle (regular exercise, stretching, bike riding, etc.). I don't know if there is any relation between any of these but, hopefully, this will help to find an answer.

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