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Portsmouth, NH
A 36-year-old male asked:

I have purpura and pitting edema on my lower legs. had physical, doc says i'm healthy. high alkaline level. what can this be?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Abnormal: These are abnormal findings and could be due to vasculitis or significant venous insufficiency. I feel you need further evaluation and explanation of your symptoms and signs. Discuss this with your physician.
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