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What’s causing 4+ pitting edema, severe fatigue, weight gain

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I have been suffering from 4+ pitting edema, severe fatigue, extreme weight gain and skin changes. Just looking up some possible causes.
My nails have white spots and skin has petechiae on face and abdomen. I have HTN and take hormones from hysterectomy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

There are many potential causes for your current symptoms.

With your history of HTN, the first that comes to mind is congestive heart failure.

Obviously without doing an examination, blood work and an echocardiogram I cannot definitively diagnose you with it.

Other causes include kidney disease, liver disease or vascular conditions.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you!