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foot and ankles edema

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 10, 2009
  • 04:48 PM

Hello,
I am a 32 year old woman, who got foot and ankle edema on both legs ten days ago, for no apparent reason. I have been blood examined and the doctor concluded that no disease is suggested by the tests and has sent me to an allergy specialist as that sort of problem could be indicated by my increased erytrocytes levels, the only wrong thing he could see. I have never really had any allergy before and it is the autumn. I wonder what other examinations I should ask the internist to do, for the allergy specialist said that I have to wait two weeks to get examined, and that it should be seen only as a supplementary exam. Thank you.

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  • Hello,I am a 32 year old woman, who got foot and ankle edema on both legs ten days ago, for no apparent reason. I have been blood examined and the doctor concluded that no disease is suggested by the tests and has sent me to an allergy specialist as that sort of problem could be indicated by my increased erytrocytes levels, the only wrong thing he could see. I have never really had any allergy before and it is the autumn. I wonder what other examinations I should ask the internist to do, for the allergy specialist said that I have to wait two weeks to get examined, and that it should be seen only as a supplementary exam. Thank you.Hi,Foot and akle edema is usually a sign that something is wrong with the heart or your veins in your legs are collapsing. ask the doctor to send you to a cardiologist to check your valves in your heart and to do venous doppler in your legs and feet. How is your blood pressure, your should monitor that. Doctor might want to put on a water pill to decrease the swelling, if your doctor does this your electrolytes sould be monitored.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2009
    • 08:57 PM
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  • Hello,I am a 32 year old woman, who got foot and ankle edema on both legs ten days ago, for no apparent reason. I have been blood examined and the doctor concluded that no disease is suggested by the tests and has sent me to an allergy specialist as that sort of problem could be indicated by my increased erytrocytes levels, the only wrong thing he could see. I have never really had any allergy before and it is the autumn. I wonder what other examinations I should ask the internist to do, for the allergy specialist said that I have to wait two weeks to get examined, and that it should be seen only as a supplementary exam. Thank you. It could be a potassium/magnesium issue... Have your potassium levels checked or do the POTASSIUM CHECK... Just purchase small cans of V8 and see if the symtoms resolve after drinking the V8... If the symptoms resolve continue til your appointment and have your levels checked. If there is an imbalance, you need to find out what is causing it...
    ohfaithful 68 Replies
    • October 12, 2009
    • 03:12 AM
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