Increasing swelling in the legs causing a feeling of skin tightness, spreading to abdomen, arms and face, excessive fatigue. EKG, ER CAT scan normal, low liver levels. What should be done?
female, 44, non drinker, smoker (1/2 pack a day) 5 nights ago had a little swelling in the legs/ feet , woke up the next morning gained about 12 lbs and swelling increased by 2-3 times skin tight in the legs felt like going to explode went to ER cat scan and ekg there said all was normal but liver levels a bit low. sense then has moved to the abdomen arms and face, increased fatigue now feels like water around the lungs.
This generalised swelling all over the body is usually due to low protein levels. As initially it was in lower limbs, it may be kidney related. Get Renal function tests & Serum protein levels done. Consult ur dr with reports.
Answered: Wed, 28 May 2014
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