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Yes; it was normal.
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Well - there's no indication of kidney problems (other than a history of stones). I assume we've done all of the relevant tests.....
I suppose I may have a heart issue of some kind that's escaped detection. If I have "bad veins," they can't be too bad - since all tests have been normal. Given the extent of the swelling, I'm assuming if veins were the cause, it would have been apparent by now (BTW: I'm not overweight ).
What significance (if any) is pitting vs. non-pitting? Is the fact that I wake up and the swelling is gone 'diagnostic?' I wonder why my own doctor isn't that concerned about this.......
There's good news! I'm very allergic to iodine -based contast dye.
If it is venous stasis, why do I experienced prolonged periods without swelling? Why wouldn't the same behavior (like walking, prolonged standing/sitting) always produce swelling if there's a blood flow issue?
If it turns out that I do have this condition, other than surgery (or a lifetime wearing compression stockings, what's the treatment?
I forgot to mention that I'm always thirsty and am constantly drinking (no alcohol). I've been this way since I was a child (no, I'm not diabetic). Can excessive fluid intake cause - or exacerbate - this condition?
To see if this is the case, I suggest a vascular surgery consultation.
Can building up the muscles in my legs help? I used to dance - was more active in the past.
If surgery isn't indicated, what else can be done? Just the hose??
Does excessive fluid intake have any effect on this condition?