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I noticed if I...

I noticed if I press hard with my fingers over my shins a shallow dent appears and takes a while to.go away. My legs don't look swollen.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

I'm not sure. Not that I can tell.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

What you're describing sounds like water retention or possible edema. What questions do you have about it that I can answer for you?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Is it serious?
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

No, it's normal to have some water retention.

Are you having any difficulty breathing?

Any chest pains?

Any new coughing that you didn't have before?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have health anxiety :/
Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

I can imagine that it can cause anxiety when you see things like that.

But it is a very common thing to find on your lower legs. It will leave a dent when you press on the area but otherwise it won't cause anything serious.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Please let me know if you have any other questions regarding this that I may address.

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Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago

Glad I could help.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

Please click on the rating button when ready.

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