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Smyrna, TN
A 25-year-old female asked:

25yo my calves, ankles and feet stay swollen w pitting edema. been to er twice and 2 docs. all tests normal. what can cause this and what can i do?

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Dr. Victoria Bellot
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Go to primary care: With your history i would want to make sure that they did urine tests to make sure that there is no protein in your urine. A urinalysis is the initial test done in most cases. An er is often not the best place to get this evaluated and you may be better off seeing a primary care physician who will decide if you need further referrals. Would also consider getting thyroid checked.
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Last updated May 12, 2014


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