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I'm female, 26 non-smoker, non drinker. I weigh 250lbs at

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Hi I'm female, 26 non-smoker, non drinker. I weigh 250lbs at 5'2" . In my family history there are heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and blood clots in arteries. Recently I've had pain in the inner part of my legs by my ankles only when touched. My legs and feet also swell when standing too long. What could this be.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
Since when are you having those symptoms?
Is there any redness, dilated veins?
Did you consult doctor?
Did you have any test?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I would say I've noticed this within the last year. No redness and I haven't had any test. I haven't mentioned it to my dr. I also have hypothyroidism and I am on medication for it.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the information,
Swelling of legs can occur without any disease condition.
It can occur from prolonged standing or upright posture.
Hypothyroidism can cause leg swelling.
If you have not been tested recently, thyroid levels can be checked again.
Sometimes, there can be other issues like those of heart, liver, kidney.
Clot can also cause swelling but it usually affect one leg.
There is usually pain, redness, tenderness.
As it persisting for long, it may not be due to clot.
Still, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
He can examine the veins, take ultrasound & blood work to confirm everything is fine.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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