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Mystery - Intermittent Unilateral Pitting Edema in left foot

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 2, 2008
  • 01:59 AM

I have recurrent, intermittent pitting edema in my left foot that seems to be brought on by exercise, prolonged standing and/or stress. I also seem to have mild edema in my eyes and above my collar bone.

Heart problems has been ruled out by examination and cat scan. Cat scan show organs appear normal. (Presence of 9mm nodule on thyroid) Doppler sonogram has ruled out deep vein thrombosis.

I've been trying to get a diagnosis since last August. Although much has been ruled out, I'm not any closer to understanding why this happens. I've stopped exercising out of concern and discomfort.

I have been told that maybe this is just something peculiar about the way I am made ... which isn't exactly reassuring.

How concerned should I be and should I keep chasing a diagnosis??? My next step seems to be contacting a peripheral vascular surgeon. Other than that, I don't know what to do or even how concerned to be.

Please advise.

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