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Swollen Thigh (above knee)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 18, 2009
  • 07:35 AM

My daughter has had "issues" for years and we never seem to be able to find the answer.
Her biggest NOTICABLE problem is psoriasis (really bad on head). But she also has joint pain in her hips. From time to time she's dizzy. She also complains that once in a while her extremities get tingly. She's fought constipation for YEARS. She seems to get small blisters on her cheeks and nose as well .......... or ........ like today ........ she's just real rosey across her cheeks and nose (they say it's NOT lupus).

Right now her thigh is swollen ....... well ........ not the whole thing ......... right above her knee and from there about five inches up.......... it's swollen all the way across the front of her leg. Her knee does not seem to be involved at all. The swollen area is real tight and causes her great discomfort.

She has been tested for different things and typically she will come back positive for thyroid issues ........ or her ANA titer is positive ...... or other things ...... but her numbers are always so low ........ we get pushed off.

I'm not sure who to take her to for the swollen thigh ........ orthopedist? rhumetologist?
Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated .......... I just need a little "direction pointing."


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  • some of her problem sounds like a vitamin D deficientcy...could be allergic to something..
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 13, 2014
    • 05:47 AM
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  • sounds like she allergic to a shampoo..low on vitamin D,she can wash her face with a medicated soap..
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 13, 2014
    • 05:51 AM
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  • she can try dandruff shampoo..try hypoallergenic soap or lotion for face..try psyllium fiber for constipation..vitamin D for swollen thigh..
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • September 13, 2014
    • 05:59 AM
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