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swelling legs

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 17, 2007
  • 01:32 AM

doctor says no reason for the swelling that has been going on for several years just need to learn to deal with it. does anyone know what could cause legs to swell with no other apparent symptoms?

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  • My mother had that. Her legs mostly the calves were swelling up. It looked as if she gained weight. But she also looked pale and after two weeks of not saying anything, she finally told my father to take her to the ER. She had water on her legs and water on her lungs. Her body was retaining too much water. They had to drain it all out and she was in the hospital for quite a few days. She's good now. She's 79 years old. I don't know if this is what you have, but thought I'd let you know! Take care and feel better soon!
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  • I have this too and finally found the correlation to another condition I have, sleep apnea. I found an article about bilateral leg edema, hypertension, and sleep apnea.I researched under sleep apnea: leg edema and found several articles. I am hoping my condition dissipates when I get my CPAP next week. I have severe obstructive sleep apnea.Two cardiologists have confirmed I don't have Congestive Heart Failure. That is one condition which can cause leg edema too. Another one is chronic venous insufficiency. Both of these have pitting edema. Sometimes old age can cause the venous insufficiency especially if you have varicous veins. Ask a doctor whether compression hose would be appropriate treatment in your situation. And you'll need to be fitted for the compression strength and length. Don't just purchase them without knowing this information. It does work. Truform Compression Hose can be purchased at WalMart is realitively inexpensive compared to some of the other brands out there. I've done extensive research into the prices and brands because I also have a problem with the pitting edema around my ankles only from a different condition.The type I have from my knees downward is non pitting edema. (Except of course for the other condition.) Joy of joys two conditions at once, and because of that I can't wear my compression hose for the pitting edema. If I did I'd cut off the circulation in my legs and that would in turn cause clots to form.I am taking Lasix 20mg for the edema but it doesn't seem to be working too well. I found that the other medicine I used to use worked better, Triamterene/HCTZ, lowest dose. I'm giving up on the new medicine and going back to the other one. Also the Triamterene/HCTZ worked well with my pitting edema condition around my ankles.
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    • October 5, 2007
    • 04:21 AM
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  • I think you need a new doctor...it could be anything...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 6, 2008
    • 08:09 AM
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