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15 Year old with Pretibial myxedema - Legs and feet swelling.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 13, 2011
  • 10:04 AM

Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me.

My niece is 15 years old and she has Graves' disease which has caused her to develop Pretibial myxedema. She had her thyroid glad removed on 10th November 2010 but her legs and feet are still very swollen and the muscles in the back of her eyes are swollen which are causing her eyes protrude forwards and look rather big.

She has just been advised that she cannot have an operation on her eyes for 5 years as her thyroxine levels are not stable and that nothing can be done about her legs and feet.

I was wondering if anyone nows of anything that could help with the swelling as i dont think the hospital are doing all they can for her legs and feet.

Thanks in Advance!

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