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couchtater
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   Posted 8/14/2010 6:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I normally post over in the Gerd, allergies, and thyroid forums, but I've recently had a conversation with my thyroid doctor that brought up this question in my mind afterwards.
For over a year I've suffered from leg edema. I've always thought it was due to my thyroid issues.
When I mentioned this to my new endocrinologist he thought it was due to circultory and  pulmo problems, because it was non-pitting edema.
 
Four years ago I had a doppler done on my heart because I was coughing due to gerd and they first thought it was my heart causing it. All they found was a slight enlargement of the left side of my heart. Last December I had a EKG for surgery on my GERD and they said it was normal.
 
I do have asthma and sleep apnea which are being treated and undercontrol.
 
My question is:
Do any of you have non-pitting edema of the legs? Is this a heart problem looming in the future for me? smhair
Joy

Problems too numerous to name. :)

stkitt
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   Posted 8/16/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning  Joy,
 
I have the same info as you had; hyperthyroidism is often the cause of non-pitting edema of the legs.
 
Hopefully another member will have more info for you.
~~Kitt~~
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couchtater
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   Posted 8/17/2010 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Kitt.
I forgot you're over here, too.
I wonder if I'm going with a good thyroid doctor?
Joy

Problems too numerous to name. :)

stkitt
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   Posted 8/18/2010 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Joy,
 
I am like Rover - I am all over smhair .  You will find me in Anxiety and Panic as well as Osteoarthritis too.
 
Perhaps you could ask your PCP if he/she has a recommendation for another endocrinologist or a Doctor who focuses specifically on the thyroid.
 
Let us hear how you are doing.
 
Kindly,
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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couchtater
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   Posted 8/19/2010 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
He focuses totally on diabeties and thyroid problems. He's supposed to be the premire endo in the area. :S
Joy

Problems too numerous to name. :)
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