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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have pitting edema + 2 to bilateral lower extremities. high ldl of 433 and i tend to have more swelling in my right leg. could it be a clot?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
It might lead to one: This appears to be a result of congestive heart failure/ fluid retention. This is usually in people in their sixth decade of life (50-60). However you've a high LDL and so there is likely an increased risk of heart disease. The edema is not a sign of a clot by itself, but the pressure on the vessels of your legs can cause one by venous stasis, etc.. Please see your doctor soon for therapy.
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