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If you press the swollen area, does it make a pit or not?
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yes it does
Are both legs swollen and one is more than other or one is swollen only?
Both swollen but the left is more extreme. You can hardly see the shape
How long has it been so?
For the past two weeks now, started off slow but now I'm unable to get rid off the swelling. Constant headaches and bleeding nose as well
I am sorry. was having some problem with the system
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No problem, yes I am
Well the type of edema that you have described is pitting edema. there can be many causes of it. some of the important ones are related to heart, lung, kidney, liver etc.
To diagnose the underlying condition, you may have to undergo few tests like renal function tests, chest x ray, LFTs, ECG, echocardiography etc to diagnose.
Will I have to see my normal GP?
Also hypothyroidism can cause edema but it is more of non pitting type .
Make sense because I never had this problem since the thyroids
Your best course would be to visit a medical specialist who could examine you and order certain investigations already mentioned to reach a diagnosis.
I also have picked up alot of weight all of the sudden and I hardly eat.
a medical specialist would be a better option than GP in this scenario
I do thank you for the info, Have a lovely day further
You are most welcome
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Yes I am satisfied and will make an appointment to have it checked out. :-)
best of luck