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Swelling of legs and feet

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  • Posted By: Loristl
  • February 10, 2008
  • 05:23 PM

My husband has swelling of his legs and feet. This has gotten worse over the past year. To the point that he can't work because he can't stand or sit for any length of time. He has had every test there is. They test his heart over and over again and everything is fine. They have tested his liver and Kidney. He is on a no sodium diet, water pills and potassium pills. His feet and legs look like the people that have the elephantitis on the discovery channel. That is the only way to describe it. He cannot put his shoes on. He is overweight but cannot lose weight if he cannot walk to exercise. The doctors are baffled but he wants to get better. Has anyone else heard of this?

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  • This is a very good site, but a little heavy on medical terms: http://meded.ucsd.edu/isp/1994/im-quiz/pededema.htm This is a nice site because it walks through the though process doctors use when diagnosing. Hope it helps. More rare: hereditary angioedema
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
    • 03:06 PM
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  • ;)My husband has swelling of his legs and feet. This has gotten worse over the past year. To the point that he can't work because he can't stand or sit for any length of time. He has had every test there is. They test his heart over and over again and everything is fine. They have tested his liver and Kidney. He is on a no sodium diet, water pills and potassium pills. His feet and legs look like the people that have the elephantitis on the discovery channel. That is the only way to describe it. He cannot put his shoes on. He is overweight but cannot lose weight if he cannot walk to exercise. The doctors are baffled but he wants to get better. Has anyone else heard of this? I 2 have this and been looking? i found under (elephantitis) that theirs a blood test, that should only be taken at night & the cause is a bite from a mosquito that transmitted threadworms, which grow in the lymph nodes, and slows down the flow of fluid through inflammation. 120 million people world wide are infected worldwide.Treatment doxcyclin: lills the worm larvae.2mg per day 3 times a day for 3 wk's......i would lok into it i am. i hope this help's
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