Cardiology

Cardiology Questions Answered by Verified Cardiologists.

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My doctor said this is pitting edema and it wasn't anything…

Customer Question
My doctor said this is...
My doctor said this is pitting edema and it wasn't anything I should worry about. But I read an article that said if you have this, it could be that you have heart problems. What is your opinion? This is is my calf. I'm on a lot of different medications including HCTZ and nadolol.
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Cardiology
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/31/2017
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago
tazechip
Category: Cardiology
Satisfied Customers: 37,821
Experience: Yeard of experience in Critical Care Medicine
Verified

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Thanks for your question and I'm reviewing it.
I'll be back in a moment with and answer or a request for more information

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

Is this only happening in one leg and how long have you had it?

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you for your Speedy answer. Both legs and I have had it as long as I can remember as an adult. It's not just in my legs but to a lesser degree and other areas close to the Bone like my head. I found that out once when I was pushing on my head when I had a migraine. It to a much lesser degree and more pressure. I'm like this all the time, and I drink a lot of water. Most days 2 quarts or more. The only other thing that I drink is one cup of coffee, rarely two. I have been overweight all my life and currently morbidly obese at 290 lbs. My husband and I are committing to a healthier lifestyle. I hate to say New Year's resolutions because that sounds temporary to me. Let me know if you want to know the other medications that I take.
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

OK--let's do a check list here--

Have you had a full cardiac evaluation--EkG, echocardiogram, stress test and chest x-ray?

Have you had your liver kidney and thyroid functions tested?

Have you had Doppler venous flow studies of the legs?

And what are the medications you take?

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have had none of the ones in the first set. I believe my doctor has checked kidney, liver, and thyroid. I have blood work done every 3 or 6 months I can't remember. I want to ask my doctor what kinds of things the blood work covers. His answer was everything. I may have a copy of the results to see if those tests have been done. How would they appear on my report from the lab? I mean like what are the test called? I have not had the Doppler venous flow done. I'm going to send this to you now and then I will list my medications. I may have to leave for a bit and won't be able to get back to you. It won't be long though like maybe 2 hours.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
That should say I once asked my doctor...
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

BUN, creatinine, AST, ALT, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, albumen, T3, T4, TSH

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I take sumatriptan as needed for migraines, but I get a lot of migraines. I started a new supplement called migraine stop which contains magnesium sync
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

Can you check on the labs please?

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I pressed the wrong thing I will update and yes those tests are all familiar.
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

OK

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Here are the ingredients in migraine stop: magnesium acid chelate, magnesium ortate, magnesium citrate vitamin B6 vitamin B3 folic acid zinc amino acid chelate viburnum opulus inactive ingredients of magnesium stearate silicone veggie caps. Medications are HCTZ Effexor 2 at Night 2 in the morning. Amitriptyline,nadolol, atorvastatin, Trazodone, aptiom. Vicodin twice a day Ritalin twice a day. And because most of those medications cause constipation, I take up to 7 Center s and three to four other stool softener. I use fluticasone and rarely an appointment for my joints. I was thinking meloxicam but it started bothering my stomach. I didn't want to stop the supplements my neurologist wanted me to use so I'm also taking an additional B6 and B3 at least until my next appointment in January.
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

Thanks

But what about your labs?

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Everything normal
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

And any problem with chest pain or shortness of breath?

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No, only the normal shortness of breath when I try to get around more than usual. I don't "get around" much because if I try, my legs become paralyzed from knee down. (nerves are pinched in spine. I had a surgery same problem recurred higher up.)
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

OK

Then it doesn't sound like congestive heart failure

And not a kidney or liver problem

So basically all that's left is an incompetent valve venous problem in your legs that allows the blood to pool in your lower legs and causes the pitting edema

That isn't dangerous and besides diuretics custom fitted thigh high elastic stockings can help with that

Please let me know if you need any more information

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It doesn't really bother me so is there any reason to treat it with medication or the stockings you mentioned?
Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 6 months ago

No, it doesn't really need any treatment unless the edema is in some way uncomfortable

Happy New Year

Please click on the 5 star excellent rating icon so I can get credit for my time with you

Ask Your Own Cardiology Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a cardiologistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask tazechip Your Own Question
tazechip
tazechip
tazechip, MD
Category: Cardiology
Satisfied Customers: 37,821
37,821 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Yeard of experience in Critical Care Medicine

tazechip is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr .Saeed ahmed

Dr .Saeed ahmed

Doctor

774 satisfied customers

MBBS/FCPS/MRCP U.K(R), Senior Registrar Cardiology

dr-lake

dr-lake

Board Certified Physician

186 satisfied customers

Cardiologist

The Cardiologist

The Cardiologist

MB, MRCP(UK), MCPS(Medicine)

126 satisfied customers

Staff Cardiologist

NorthernHeart

NorthernHeart

Board Certified MD

63 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine, Gen Cardiology, Nuclear Card, Echocard

Dr. Phil, MD

Dr. Phil, MD

Medical Doctor

4,124 satisfied customers

Cardiology Expert

Dr. Saleem

Dr. Saleem

Other

113 satisfied customers

I am resident cardiologist and have 03 years experience of working in all the domains of cardiology

Nadim Al-Mubarak

Nadim Al-Mubarak

Doctor

49 satisfied customers

MD at University Hospital Case Medical Center

< Previous | Next >

Related Cardiology Questions
I am 86 years old. I have high blood pressure. I as a
I am 86 years old. I have high blood pressure. I as a diabetic. I was on 4 blood pressure pills. Hydralazine 25 mg. Amlodipine 10mg Caravedilol 25mg meloxicam 7.5 mg Olmesartan- HCTZ 40-12.5 MG. mETFO… read more
tazechip
tazechip
MD
37,821 satisfied customers
I have been taking lisinopril hctz 20/12.5 for 15 Year and
I have been taking lisinopril hctz 20/12.5 for 15 Year and suddenly it started gaining me butterflies in my stomach right below the breastbone and bad bouts of gas. Since my bp was well controlled I w… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I would like to get a second opinion about my blood pressure
Hi. I would like to get a second opinion about my blood pressure medication. I am 50 years old, obese, and my blood pressure is continuously high. (I only keep track of the lower number, and it's usua… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
8,567 satisfied customers
DR BRAY Simvastatin 10 mgs - cholesterol daily or Lovastatin
DR ANTHONY BRAY Simvastatin 10 mgs - cholesterol daily or Lovastatin 10 mgs ''Pentoxifylline 400 mgs - viscosity - daily Furosemide 40 mgs tab - edema '' '' Potassium Cl er 10 mgs cap - mineral supple… read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
I am having tests now done, at the first apt I was Rx'ed *
I am having tests now done, at the first apt I was Rx'ed *Simvastatin 10 mgs - cholesterol or Lovastatin 10 mgs '' Pentoxifylline 400 mgs - viscosity Metoprolol 25 mgs - arrhythmia * Furosemice 40 mgs… read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I just got back from the cardiologist and he told me I have
Hi, I just got back from the cardiologist and he told me I have a incomplete right bundle branch block on my ekg. I went because I was having some chest discomfort and rapid heart rate due to anxiety,… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
Doctoral Degree
4,124 satisfied customers
Over the past year I have become increasingly short of
Hi, over the past year I have become increasingly short of breath as well I've been having shooting pains in the center of my chest. I have also gained 20 pounds and my stomach is very bloated. I am a… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
Doctoral Degree
4,124 satisfied customers
If a person has had an EKG, chest xray and blood work, is
If a person has had an EKG, chest xray and blood work, is that a good indication that they do not have heart disease if all came back good? I have slight edema in my legs from standing for long period… read more
Dr. Gehring
Dr. Gehring
Doctoral Degree
8,069 satisfied customers
I am a 27 year old obese female and I have had pitting edema
I am a 27 year old obese female and I have had pitting edema in my shins and ankles for aboit two years. I have brought this up to my doctor on a few occasions, but she does not seem worried, saying t… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
Doctoral Degree
4,124 satisfied customers
I happened to have a recent Chest X Ray for a cold that was
I happened to have a recent Chest X Ray for a cold that was causing me to have some minor trouble breathing. They also did an ECG because of family history of heart issues. I have hypertension but it … read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
Doctoral Degree
4,124 satisfied customers
I am 34 years old and I weigh about 345lbs. I have an
I am 34 years old and I weigh about 345lbs. I have an anxiety disorder, which I am treating with therapy. I have come a long way but recently I found that my legs are swollen and I am experiencing Pit… read more
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,323 satisfied customers
Dear Cardiologists, My teenage daughter has pitting edema
Dear Cardiologists, My teenage daughter has pitting edema that began in her feet and legs and now also occurs in her hands and arms. It appears quite rapidly when her legs are down (i.e. when she is s… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
Doctoral Degree
4,124 satisfied customers
I am a 60 year old female who is an insulin dependant on
I am a 60 year old female who is an insulin dependant on Lantus. My blood pressure has always been in range but recently has started to become elevated. My physician prescribed lisinopril-hctz 10/12.5… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
You have helped me in the past. I have not been feeling well
Hello, You have helped me in the past. I have not been feeling well the past few weeks. My heart palpitations have become continuous. I had been feeling ill all week from the palpitations and have had… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
Doctoral Degree
4,124 satisfied customers
I have what seems to be pitting edema on my shins. Not
I have what seems to be pitting edema on my shins. Not necessarily swelling but after wearing socks there is a 1/8 inch intention around my shin area of my leg. The tissue on the shin itself will hold… read more
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,323 satisfied customers
My wife is 74 and in reasonably good health. She has been on
My wife is 74 and in reasonably good health. She has been on BP medication (150 mg Avapro and 25 mg HCTZ in the morning and 150 mg Avapro at night) for the past year and has been running 125/55. I jus… read more
Dr. W.Chu
Dr. W.Chu
Cardiologist/Interventional cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
7 satisfied customers
I have noticed the past couple of days that I have some
Hello, I have noticed the past couple of days that I have some puffiness in a "pocket" behind my ankles. I originally thought that it wasn't pitting edema and was probably due to salt intake, but I di… read more
Dr .Saeed ahmed
Dr .Saeed ahmed
Doctor
Master's Degree
774 satisfied customers
I'm a bit concerned why I continue to retain water. I've
I'm a bit concerned why I continue to retain water. I've some Sprinolactone HCTZ 50MG 4 tabs QD left but no longer have insurance to get it refilled. If I don't take it, then I swell up like a balloon… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Medical Doctor
Doctoral Degree
4,124 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x