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severe pitted edema

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  • Posted By: terrya
  • June 7, 2007
  • 09:13 PM

I have severe edema for the last 4-5 months. My oncologist has ruled out liver/kidney problems and cancer. My original thread (and with more details) was posted under hematological by mistake (mine). To read more check that out...:confused:

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  • Bad circulation? Heart problem? Please copy/paste your original thread here as well, make it easy for people .. Text hardly requires any disk space on a server computer.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • Bad circulation? Heart problem? Please copy/paste your original thread here as well, make it easy for people .. Text hardly requires any disk space on a server computer. 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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  • I have had pitted edema for 3 years now they can't find out why. Been check for everything at least 3 times. MRI, C-Scans, All my test are perfect. I have 80 pounds of water on me. I can't walk anymore due to Pelvis pain n low back. My legs split open they swell so bad. I think it's scar tissue from my C-Sections (2) I can feel a thick heavy braid going along my Scare it's inside, the braid. I'm getting worse and can't get help!
    Magicaljewel 0 Replies
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