Male 37 weight 130 height 5 7" Lots of exercise. I am an Athlete1. 1 week ago: started seeing fluid retention in my ankles and feet. 2. days later, noticed mild fluid retention in my hands and forarms Hands and feet were aching from swelling.3. Noticed that small scrapes were taking longer to heal as well4. tried doing lots of cardio to get rid of excess water. 5. 1 week later, noticed what looks and feels like a balloon of water in my lower abdomen. Even when I am completley empty of food and water. My wife took one look at it and said that is not right. so we went to the hospital.EKG normalCMP all Normalcpkmb Normal total cpk NormalHad ultrasound of upper abdomen done 2 days later. It was normal, with no mention of extra fluid. When I eat even a little and drink fluid, I blow up and look like I am 2 months pregnant. The fullness seems to make it so I have shortness of breath. The fluid is still there and still have mild fluid retention in upper and lower limbs.Being that I have some fluid retention in the limbs, I am guessing this is not localized to the abdomen since that came on later. You thoughts
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 37
lots of exercise
now drinking lots of water
Any medical conditions and any blood work done about this?
no medical conditionsBlood work as I mentioned wasCMP all Normalcpkmb Normal total cpk Normal
That was only for cardiac purposes--no other blood work?
no, just cmp comprehensive metabolic panel
OK..You need a thyroid function panel, cortisol levels, a screen for autoimmune disorders, and a screen for vitamin deficiencies. Any of those areas could explain your symptoms.
In the past fiew 5 years, I have had thyroid, test done before and autoimmune screening and I take vitamines. I have have not done a cortisol test yet. 1. So I need a cortisol test?2. does the ultrasound rule out any fluid in the lower abdomen even thought the test was for upper abdomen only?
Well, someone can still develop thyroid and autoimmune problems at any time. Yes--a cortisol test and no an upper abdominal ultrasound would not rule out fluid in the lower abdomen.
should I have a pelvic ultrasound or ct done?
I'd get the ct--more comprehensive.
Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
ct of abdominal and pelvic or does it cover both?contrast or no contrast?
Oral and IV contrast of abdomen and pelvis.