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A 48-year-old female asked:

What can cause sudden bulging of veins in hands and forearms and swelling of feet and ankles at the same time while suddenly feeling bloated and exhau?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Please see your Dr!: Your symptoms may be due to several different disorders or, less likely, one disorder.Fluid retention in the lower extremities is extremely common in premenopausal women and is called idiopathic edema.The exact cause is unknown and the edema can be made worse by diuretics. Less likely but possible are more serious conditions: congestive heart failure, liver and kidney disorders.See your physician!

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