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Edema?Anyone had/has this problem?

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  • Posted By: edemaedema?
  • February 6, 2007
  • 08:38 PM

I've had edema for the past 6-9 months, and I've had so many procedures done, and still....no diagnosis, my heart is normal, my labs are normal, catscans/us/xrays/-pelvis/abdominal/kidneys/-normal ..I've seen a cardiologist-found nothing/ had a colonoscopy I was diagnosed ...IBS, then I was OB doc...found nothing, had my legs scanned and nothing found, even saw a general/plastic surgeon...nothing found but possible hernia but not a cause for edema..
This all started when I had rapid weight gain jumped 2-3 sizes within a month.... during the time I was a runner and I ate clean , my abdominal area and legs swell as if I am pregnant, I've had a tubal done 6 years ago, and not pregnant. My left leg seems to swell up more than the other.
The 'new" doctor I am seeing now, has no concerns, but I can not live a normal life when my legs feel heavy/and are swollen. I've been given "water pills" to help, but I do not understand why I have to take these on a daily basis, without knowing what has caused this. This has caused me to limit excersing/running...some depression and stress that 's caused constipation due to IBS.
please help.

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