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Edema---plz help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 24, 2007
  • 08:36 PM

i have been to soo many doctors and no one has been able to help. this happened when i was 13 yrs old and now i am 23. i had pain and a cold the night before this happened and then i woke up the second day and my left leg was swollen.

no one has been to figure out what the cause of this is or how to cure it. im always tired its swollen when i touch it it dents. I have been to so many doctors. no pain in leg beside tiredness and irritation.

please help me if u know anything about this.


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  • What you have is called pitting edema - when pressed the skin indents.Did you take any medication? Did you drink coffee?What things did you do at 13 that you did this time at 23?You have to be your own detective here and figure out what the similarities are between the two incidents are.I heard a Mystery Diagnosis show doctor say that the best diagnosticians get a thorough history and ask the right questions. He said 90% of diagnoses are made this way.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 03:47 PM
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  • did you have tests done??? Were you checked for blood clots? Heart problems???
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 25, 2007
    • 05:48 PM
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  • Edema arises because of lot of reasons. Physical Injury, Inflammation in the body, Allergies, Side Effects of birth control pills, Side effects of High BP medications, deficiency of protein, obesity, liver disease, heart disease, thyroid problems, malfunctioning adrenal glands. While you are consulting the doctors to find out the cause, you can try following supplements. Vitamin A, 10,000 IU (avoid during pregnancy) Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, 50 mg, with a vitamin B complex, 50 mg of each Vitamin C, with bioflavonoids, 3,000 mg Magnesium, 500 mg Calcium, 1,200 mg You can also try hydrotherapy.
    Someguy 15 Replies
    • December 26, 2007
    • 04:25 PM
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