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My hands and feet swell while sleeping,however once I get up

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My hands and feet swell while sleeping,however once I get up the swelling goes away within minutes.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 years ago.
How long has this been going on? Other medical conditions/medications? Just swelling--no redness?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
3-4 months. I have been taking a statin for cholesterol for about 3 years.I don't have any redness...lately seems that my hands fall asleep(tingle) more often during the night.Only stiff and mildly painful for a couple of minutes after I get up.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 years ago.
Well, this could be from several causes--low thyroid, a kidney or liver problem, autoimmune disorders, and perhaps a cardiac problem. I suggest you let your doctor know about this so he can further evaluate it with blood work and a cardiac screening.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
recently had my annual physical and all blood work came back good....mentioned it to him and he did not seem concerned.I can live with it but seems to be getting worse and just wanted to get a second on whether I should be concerned.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 6 years ago.
Well, a standard physical's blood work may well not have included all the screens I mentioned. At the least, I'd do the autoimmune screen and send you to a rheumatologist.
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