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Swelling in feet. Average weight. Suggest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX here
User:was taking to u and the chat was logged off
User:u asked about my height and weight
Doctor:Are you facing any technical difficulties with this chat?
User:5-7 and 72 or 73
User:no no it is fine now
Doctor:I also wanted to know if you are have generalised weakness, fatigue, breathing difficulty, reduced appetite?
Doctor:Are your periods regular?
User:feel reduced appetite is there
User:yes regular
User:but might be cos of the weather think so
User:reduced appetite
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Swelling of the feet is known as pedal edema.
Doctor:It can occur due to unknown factors in some over weight individuals. However your current weight isn't too high.
Doctor:In the absence of a trauma, bilateral pedal edema can be associated with a few medical conditions.
Doctor:Hypothyroidism and anemia are 2 common conditions.
Doctor:Since the symptoms are recurring and exercise hasn't helped you, I would suggest you to see your local physician. He/she can clinically examine the edema and categorize whether it is pitting or non pitting.
User:Ok will do that but is it major?
Doctor:He/she will also perform a general/systemic examination to check for pallor, your heart sounds and abdomen.
Doctor:Based on the tests, test such as thyroid function test and complete blood counts will be suggested.
Doctor:The seems at this point doesn't seem to be serious, however I wouldn't suggest you to neglect it.
User:ok i will definitely check.
Doctor:It may be possible that your current rise in the hair fall may be associated with this condition too.
Doctor:Therefore, I suggest you to see your doctor and get the tests done.
User:ok sure
User:thank you so much
User:for ur help
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Do you have any other questions?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye fornow.
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