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Both arms and legs are swollen. I feel very weak and

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Both arms and legs are swollen. I feel very weak and fatigue. my face on the left side feels swollen as well. I have gone to the doctor and they dont know. I gained four pounds in three days. My abdominal area is swollen. and tender by where my incision is from my hysterectomy. I am scared and dont know what to do.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Any other skin concerns?
Customer: since last wednesday
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have three c-sections and hysterectomy. I still have my ovaries though
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

I am sorry you are not feeling well.

before your period, your body can retain fluid and cause swelling

eating more salt in your diet, eating out, processed foods can contain a lot of salt and cause fluid retention and cause 4 lbs of weight gain in 3 days.

have you been eating more salt recently?

you don't have a uterus, so you don't know when your hormone levels are doing up and down since you don't have a period.

but your estrogen and FSH and LH levels still cycle up and down during the month if you are before your menopause.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I ovulate about 5 times a month. I havent decided to get them taken out yet. I am a salt person. I salt everything. What should I do. I am so scared that I want to go to er but I know they wont do anything . My body hurts
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
am i still talking to someone
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

you should stop salting everything you eat.

this is causing too much sodium and fluid retention in your body.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have done it for years. Why all of a sudden for me to do this. I had a yeast infection which i was on antibiotics. Now since monday I am swelling. I can barley even eat.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

your body can only take so much excessive salt intake.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
do i take a water pill? what do i do my body is swollen and is extreme discomfort
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

you need to stop using salt

and you need to drink more water and fluids

and your kidneys will naturally get rid of excessive salt in your body.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

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