My ankles and feet are swollen 24/7 doctor can’t seem to figure out what is causing it?
I’m a 28 year old female. I’m retaining water really bad in my legs. My ankles and feet are so swollen 24/7 that I can’t wear any other shoes other than my flip flops right now. It’s been going on for about 5 years. I’ve been doctoring for it for over 2 years now and they haven’t found anything. I’ve had an ultrasound done on my heart, lungs, kindeys, liver, bladder, uterus an legs. So far they have found nothing. I’ve had multiple blood tests done and they also all came back fine. I limit the amount of salt I intake because I know it makes it worse. I often times wake up with my face an hands swollen as well. I’ve now taken two different types of water pills an neither of them have worked. I have no allergies and I’ve never had any health problems until recently with the water rentention. I need help trying to figure this out. My family doctor can’t seem to figure out what is causing it. I’m so sick of not being able to wear shoes.
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This may have many causes that seems most of them has been ruled out by examination and lab tests… But knowing that hormonal replacement therapy ..birth control pills… Life style(sitting or standing long periods of time) may cause your body to hold water then you need to check them and do a sodium in blood test ..
If you are complaining of varicose veins also get a duplex …
To manage it..
Keep sodium intake low..
Raise your feet: Lie down with your feet above the level of your heart several times a day to move fluid out of your feet and ankles.
Wear compression stockings: Special stockings or socks gently squeeze your lower legs to help keep your blood
the lymphatic system in your body seems to be blocked and that is causing lymphoedema. in this case the tests will come back negative. take diuretics that will help you lose body water.
THIS CAN BE DUE TO HYPOPROTEINEMIA AND LOSS OF PROTEIN LOSS IN THE URINE. THIS CAUSES WATER RETENTION IN THE SUBCUTANEOUS PLANES AND SWELLING OF FOOT. START ON PROTEIN SUPPLEMENTS
taking anti hypertensive drugs can result in pedal oedema. salt retention due to unknown reasons ,idiopathic causes can result in constant oedema over the legs. venous blockages can cause swelling. get color doppler done
Hello have you been checked for diabetes? What about potassium and magnesium? I have the same problem right now I am overweight and have started a healthier lifestyle also walking everyday!