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A 39-year-old female asked:

Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Yes it can: But so can many things so don't just assume its the hypthyroidism - visit an internist for a complete exam.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away.

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