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For the past three days my legs and ankles have

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Dr. Ilir Sharka

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Practicing since :2001

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Posted on Tue, 5 Mar 2019 in Headache and Migraines
Question: For the past three days my legs and ankles have been swollen. Now I have a headache that is relieved by nothing and have like a kaleidoscope in my vision. numbness in my jaw line and arms.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service!

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to increased fluid retention ( swollen feet and joints).

An infection or metabolic disorder can not be excluded either.

Coming to this point, I would recommend going to the ER for a physical exam and some tests:

- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound to examine your heart structure and function
- complete blood count, PCR, ESR for inflammation
- blood electrolytes
- kidney and liver function tests.

In the meantime I recommend closely monitor your blood pressure values and heart rate.

I remain at your disposal for any further questions whenever you need!

Kind regards,

Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka 7 minutes later
I've had blood transfusions and iron infusions in the past few years. Could this have something to do with my blood level or iron level?
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
My opinion as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

Your symptoms do not seem to be related to anemia or iron deficiency (it can cause headache but joint pain is really atypical).

For this reason, I recommend going to the ER and performing the above tests.

Hope to have been helpful!

Wishing all the best,

Dr. Ilir Sharka
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 minute later
I don’t have joint pain????? My ankles and legs are swollen
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I am sorry for misunderstanding!

Detailed Answer:
Hello again!

I am sorry for the error while writing. Joint swelling is not a common symptom of anemia. But it is usually related to fluid retention (heart failure, electrolytes imbalance, kidney or liver dysfunction).

That is why I recommended performing other tests to investigate on the above possible causes.

Hope to have been helpful!

Wishing all the best,

Dr. Iliri
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Follow up: Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 minute later
Ok thanks
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome!

Detailed Answer:
I am glad to have been helpful to you!

Wishing all the best,

Dr. Iliri
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