A 49-year-old male asked:
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asking if peripheral edema from heart problem always starts in feet/ankles? have some edema last few days just above both knee caps. no noticeable foot/ankle edema.

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Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Unlikely to be heart: This doesn’t seem to have much pathological significance. I suggest you watch it and see your doctor if it distresses you but it doesn’t seem to fit in with any serious illness. Good luck
Answered on May 12, 2020
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