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My Daughter

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  • Posted By: gittwysted
  • October 23, 2007
  • 10:54 PM

My daughter is twelve, we have been living in Gilbert, AZ for three months. Well, since we have been here her left foot and half way up her calf have been swollen and the skin on her food is dark and hard to the touch. She says she is not in pain, but I can tell by the way she walks that a may hurt sometimes. She had xrays, blood work and the Doctors found nothing. She is getting a biopsy next week and then a MRI, I just wish the Dr's knew what is going on with her. She's in good health except for that.

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  • Also see a specialist in veins and circulation. The skin is probably hard and dark due to fluid build-up.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 02:02 AM
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  • Did she get bitten by something?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 06:49 AM
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  • She was not bitten by anything, the doctors check that also. I pray the biopsy or the MRI will have the answer. She has to wear flippers because her foot is too big for her shoes. It's just stressful not knowing...
    gittwysted 3 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 07:07 AM
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  • Take a magnifying glass and look on the foot/leg for a black widow or brown recluse spider bite. I know you said she was not bitten, but maybe when she was sleeping...or something was in her shoe. Of course you had her checked for diabetes?? They should probably next check for a blood clot if they haven't already, but sure sounds like a bite.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 07:54 AM
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  • No, I think she needs to be checked out for this staph infection: MRSAhttp://www.treatmentformrsa.com/
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 09:29 AM
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  • Thanks for all the good information, I am going to do a search of her leg myself for a bite. I will inform you all of my finding tonight. Thanks again.
    gittwysted 3 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 03:59 PM
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  • I wouldn't mess with the MRSA and have a doctor check for that, too.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 00:33 AM
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  • I did not find a bug bite. I told her Doctor that I want the staph infection test done. I will update after the appt. Thanks Monsterlove for the info.
    gittwysted 3 Replies
    • October 25, 2007
    • 02:07 AM
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