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Swelling in legs and forehead, test results as under. What is this all about?

my wife is having swelling all around here body specially in her legs and forehands.
we have undertaken following tests to investigate and there results are:.
uric acid..................3.3 mg/dl
lipid profile:
cholesterol,total..........230 mg/dl
triglycerides...............128 mg/dl
HDL- Cholesterol........ 46 mg/dl
LDL-Cholesterol.........158 mg/dl
VLDL-Cholesterol........25 mg/dl
Non HDL-Cholesterol..184 mg/dl
LDL/HDL Ration.........3.4 Raio

Renal Studies:
Uea (Blood)................20 mg/dl
Creatinine (Serum)....0.70mg/dl

Sodium....................146 mEq/L
Potassium............... 4.8 mEq/L
Chloride.................. 108 mEq/L
Bicarbonate............ 24 mEq/L

RA Titre:................ negative IU/ML

she is 35 years of age.
height around 5 ft
weight around 67kg

Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM.

Thank you for your query.

I understand you are concerned, and I shall try my best to help you with as many details as possible. Starting with an interpretation of your wifes laboratory values:
Uric acid - Normal
Lipid profile:
Total cholesterol- Border high
Triglycerides: Normal
HDL: Normal
LDL: Border high
Conclusion: Normal lipid profile, mild exercise advised (30 mins a day)

Blood urea: Normal
Creatinine: Normal
Sodium: Normal
Potassium: Normal
Chloride: Normal
RA titre: Negative (normal)

The tests are inconclusive and have not helped at all. In my opinion, the tests have not helped at all, and would not have helped much in either case, as they are not really related to her condition.

I would advise the following:
-Check in blood sugar levels
-Check of blood pressure using a 24 monitoring device (Holter's device)
-Echocardiography to check on heart status
-Doppler ultrasound of the legs to check on circulation (to check for venous insufficiency or lymphedema)

It would help a lot to physically examine your wife and get her medical and family history, this would help in finding the cause. But for the time being please go about the above mentioned tests and visit a doctor or write back to me for any further guidance. My details are mentioned below.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: . I would gladly help you.

Best wishes.
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
swelling can be caused by allergies also it will show in total eosinophilic count in blood
it can be due to medicines taken for other diseases like paracetamol aspirin disprin ibuprufen calcium iron vitamins multivitamins and diet suppliments
can be soaps shampoo oils cooking oils ointments creams and body application materials henna dyes etc
lastly any food cloth or pollewns
can corelate and find cause
you can confirm by taking antiallergic daily for few days like ebastine 10 mg
and application of antiallergic ointments on affected parts of skin
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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