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Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants

Question: unexplained bruises,leg pain,leg swelling


 galanim1 - Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:15 pm

question- I am 25 years old healthy female and for the last couple of years I have had edema on my legs,increased noticeable veins on my legs, and I get lots of bruises on my legs and thighs that do not heal very quickly(one took a year to heal). Also my legs are extremely tender to touch especially in the morning and any pressure applied to my legs causes bruising. I have mentioned this to my physician and he suggested wearing TED stockings for the swelling but had no answer for the unusual leg pain and bruising. I also have had ultrasounds to determine if I had adequate blood flow to my legs(which came out normal). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what this may be?
Meds- I took birth control for 2 1/2 years, but I have been off of it for almost 2 years. I sometimes take Ibuprofen(but this has been more recent)
Surgeries- tonsils
family history- heart disease, HTN
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:48 am

User avatar Hi Galanim1,

I would suggest that you see your doctor again to discuss your symptoms. There are a few possible causes for these symptoms. I would suggest having your thyroid levels tested, testing your kidney function and evaluating for diabetes.

Best wishes.

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