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What could be wrong

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 14, 2008
  • 10:51 AM

:confused: I am a 50 yr old woman. For the past four years I have had abnormal swelling in my left leg. It is currently 1.5 inches larger than my right. There are days it swells so terribly I can't get my shoe on. The swelling is generally from the knee to the foot. I have been checked for arthritis, thyroid, and a couple of other things. I have had ultrasounds done several times and they say everything is okay. The kicker is that I have a very OBVIOUS deformity in the lower front of my left leg that does NOT go away. My heart beats real fast and I will sometimes become light headed and have to sit down . ( I do not have to be doing anything for this) I would like to add that YES I am going through menopause and have been for many years however this is something that came up without warning and has not went away. The only thing that they have found is a 4 cm bakers cyst behind my left knee. I would also like to add that my hands have swollen to a awful degree for many years but again, no arthritis.

Thanks for any advice or suggestions

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