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Have edema in feet and legs. Painful groin, hamstring cramps, lower back stiffness. Cause?

I have edema that began 2 years ago. I m 51 postmenopausal. No problem with heart, kidneys or veins. The edema is in my feet and legs. I m a receptionist that sits all day. I now also experience painful groin , hamstring cramps and lower back stiffness . What could be causing this edema? I drink plenty of water. My urine is usually clear. My blood work is all normal from my last physical a few months ago. Although my CRP test read 5 the first time and 4 after that.
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Are the serum proteins normal? If heart, kidneys and liver are normal - oedema is usually due to venous insufficiency. It may not always be obvious - you will need a Doppler study of lower extremity veins (both superficial and deep).

You may benefit from graduated compression elastic stockings

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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