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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 22, 2007
  • 02:44 AM

Hello my name is Andrea and I'm 23 yrs old. For 10 months now i have been suffering with swelling from the knee to my toes on my left leg only. When I stand for more than 5 minuets my leg from the knee down will turn purple and turn ice cold, I will also have some white spots that you can see on the lower part of my leg. My ankle is always swollen and is tender to the touch. I can not stretch my foot out at all, i fell as if im ripping my muscles apart. It is hard to sleep, for the throbbing and discomfort. I have been tested for pretty much everything under the sun and no one knows what I have. Please Help.

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  • Something is blocking either the veins or lymphatic system. Since you leg is cold, I would guess the circulatory system. Have you been to a vascular surgeon? What tests were run? Are you on birth control pills?
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • September 22, 2007
    • 09:47 AM
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  • I had two ultrasounds done on my leg to check for blockages, they have done a whole bunch of blood tests to check different levels and various diseases, everything comes back normal. They have not sent me to a vascular surgeon yet, i just keep getting x-rays and ultra sounds and more blood work and then i get told to put my leg up, and wrap it and come back in a few weeks. I am not on birth control and have not been on it for 5 years. I did tell my doctor about the lymph nodes on my neck, they are always swollen and sometimes they pop and it will make my face go numb for a few seconds but they just disregarded it and it is probably just collected fluid. There are a few other things that are wrong with me that no one can figure out I don't know if they are connected or if it would change the possible diagnosis or if they are completely separate, but here they are, Since I was 10 every time i stand up I get dizzy, have blurred vision, feel nauseous and then it will go away for about 20 minuets and if i stay standing after those 20 minuets i feel even sicker and the symptoms return and i HAVE to sit down, as soon as i sit down all those things will go away with in a few minuets and then im fine. Also If i go out into the heat (heat for me is 80 and mild humidity) i get all of those same symptoms plus shortness of breath, it takes me a lot longer to adjust in the heat then in a cool house. I also have been diagnosed with Endometriosis. I have bladder infections every other week (currently i drink a lot of cranberry juice, water and some soda and i am taking cranberry pills but none of that seems to do the trick) My hair is thinning i brush out a lot more hair then i would have a year ago. I have no appetite, and to finish everything off i can not sleep. usually i stay up for 24 hours before i can lay down and fall asleep, i may feel dead tired but if i lay down i can not sleep at all. So yes i have had a miserable life and no doctors can tell me what is wrong.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 23, 2007
    • 00:31 AM
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