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Have hypothyroidism. Swelling in leg with a dent, painful. Related? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
User:thanx for coming online
User:My leg is swollen from y'day and it's painful also
User:it's not the leg it the feet
Doctor:Ok is it just one foot?
User:both my feet
Doctor:Were you hurt or remember hitting it?
User:no not hurt
User:no Doctor
Doctor:Were you able to press with the finger for half a minute at the ankle, do you see dent
User:yes a very bad dent
Doctor:What is your age, gender?
User:im 39 and female
Doctor:Do you have any medical condition like anemia, thyroid, heart problems?
Doctor:Were you sitting for long hours without any movement?
User:yes thyroid hypo
User:and i take thyrox 125mg
User:sitting and working which im doing from past 15yrs.
User:and i also take cobodex
Doctor:Are you not able to wear the footwear?
User:no that is what is worrying me doctor
Doctor:Ok, did you ever had similar problem in the pst?
User:i use when i travel but not so badly
Doctor:With the explanation, this is called bilateral pedal edema. This is generally seen in various conditions
Doctor:1) Prolonged sitting without movements
Doctor:2) Health conditions like low Hemoglobin
Doctor:Though there are other conditions which are serious, they do not apply to you. THe bove conditions may apply
Doctor:So best thing is to keep your legs elevated all the time whenever you sit and sleep
Doctor:on a stool, three pills at the level of knee while sleeping
Doctor:this will produce over night results
Doctor:Second you need to check if the thyroid, Hb and protein levels
Doctor:Nutritional deficiency can aggravate the swelling in the legs
Doctor:Actually the swollen legs are because of the fluid coming out of the vessels into the spaces in between the cells
Doctor:All the above conditions will cause this
User:today i went atlist more than 20 time to Urine
Doctor:Did you take any tablet for thiss?
Doctor:Immediately you can keep the legs elevated than your upper body
Doctor:Wear a stockings while at work will help
Doctor:Getting tested is important
Doctor:as frequent urination has more problems
Doctor:So I suggest to visit a General Physician
User:im keeping my leg on the chair
Doctor:for testing
User:can i go and see general physician tomorrow pls
User:i'll take all your advice
Doctor:You can stop Cobadex
User:ok i'll do that
Doctor:Thyroid testin, Hemoglobin, Urine protein, Serum protein, Liver function tests
Doctor:are advised
User:ok Doctor
Doctor:Serum creatine as well
User:what is serum pls
User:is anything wrong Doctor pls
Doctor:I hope no
Doctor:Did you follow?
Doctor:Do you have any more qustions?
User:yes i'll see the near by doctor and let you know pls
User:and today i'll keep my feet in high
User:no thanx Doctor
Thanks for visiting me.
Doctor:Keep the pillows under the knees
Doctor:no at the foot end
User:yes i'll do that
Doctor:Bye fo rnow
User:Bye bye take care thanx
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