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Old 11-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #16
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Please don't self treat on this one!!! You should NOT BE having these symptoms at all. You could have blood clots, diabetes, kidney failure, heart problems. Adema at your age-especially in both legs-is a red flag. Get off salt, get your legs up above your heart and get a doctor's appointment right away. Watch carefully for difficulty breathing-go to the ER if that happens, and start drinking some plain water. See a doctor right away.

I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:06 PM   #17
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Good luck.
Sounds like a vascular issue to me, an RN of almost 30 years, which could end up being very dangerous with lifelong negative impact, but you appear to know better so I wish you well...

Enjoy your trip.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #18
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I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
Really,you need to see your doctor. Could be a host of things but wouldn't you feel better ruling out anything serious? Flying WILL make it worse.

Past foot injuries likely has nothing to do with your present issues. Hope you get it looked at.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #19
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I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
Make an appt now, for today. Do not get on a plane until you see a doctor.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:30 PM   #20
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So I have always had problems with my feet/ankles. I've had multiple sprains/strains throughout childhood/teenage years and into my early adulthood (I'm 22). Over the past few days, my feet (both) are swelling throughout the day and to the point that it is hard to walk. I was at work yesterday and kept having to take my shoes off at the desk cause my shoes were so tight! My toes were turning gray/pale from the swelling and today even putting socks on made them swell.

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I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
So you ask for thoughts on a medical condition that is obviously concerning you, and everyone said to call your Doctor because this should not be happening. Instead you are going to get on a plane and go on vacation. Why even bother asking?
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
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I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
Good luck! I hope it turns out to be nothing serious. I was 19 when I developed a blood clot in my arm. I was otherwise completely healthy, no documented illness that would contribute to the clot, no birth control pills, no other symptoms, nothing at all that would explain it. It was just one of those freak things. Thankfully, I didn't lose my arm - or my life - but apparently it was iffy for a while there.

Personally there's no way I'd get on a plane if I was already exhibiting symptoms of possible blood clots. They are too dangerous to mess around with and I'd want the peace of mind that a clean bill of health from a doctor would give me.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #22
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So you ask for thoughts on a medical condition that is obviously concerning you, and everyone said to call your Doctor because this should not be happening. Instead you are going to get on a plane and go on vacation. Why even bother asking?
I think someone just needs a little attention today. This is the kind of thing I see on facebook.
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Yes. I was 25 when I developed a blood clot in my lung...and they never figured out why. I was a perfectly healthy 25 year old....
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:17 PM   #24
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I don't know...I just think all those things are highly unlikely. I'm young (only 22) and healthy otherwise, never get sick...I'm just seriously klutzy and have injured my ankles too many times to count, starting in the fourth grade. I just figure it's related to my repeated injuries, like a stress type thing.

The last time I had symptoms that I and my mom thought were serious, (totally unrelated to this), back in 2009 I went to the doc, had a whole battery of tests done and ABSOLUTELY nothing was wrong, he chalked it all up to stress that time.

I've been really busy and my job has me on my feet a lot, plus I walk all over campus at school and park in a parking lot far away from the academic buildings I use.

My family has a flight to Pittsburgh tomorrow and I just don't have time at the moment. Maybe when I get back if it's still an issue I'll pursue something...
I definitely wouldn't fly without getting this looked into. When I sprained my ankle back in September (a week before our WDW trip), my doctor was very concerned about me flying and immediately put me on baby aspirin as a precaution.

Please don't take any chances with your health.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #25
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Well, I'm back from my trip. Swelling did not get any worse with the flight, no new symptoms or anything other than some more bruising...just gonna wait it out for now, as it hasn't gotten any worse since this all first manifested itself.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:57 AM   #26
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You need to see a doctor. This could be heart related, kidney related, but most likely is vascular. Choosing to ignore it is well, not smart. Not a good idea at all. I am going to leave it at that. You asked for advice, and now you have it. Go to a doctor.
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I also had a blood clot at 22, and a few months later another coworker of mine had one too. It is rare but does happen.

I would be worried though. Definitely go to the doc.
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I made an appointment for this afternoon. I guess better safe than sorry.
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I made an appointment for this afternoon. I guess better safe than sorry.
Yay! I'm very happy you decided to listen to everyone.
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Well, I went to the health services center on campus today, saw the NP and was promptly brushed off, told I have nothing to worry about and that I'm trying to put two-and-two together and it's all in my head. I went there because I had intense pain in my feet/legs as I was driving to school this morning (to the point of tears!), the swelling has spread to my lower legs, bruising and numbness still there.

I'm going to my GP tomorrow but am now...admittedly worried. The pain is tough and the instructions my NP gave today (alternating pain relievers and ice/heat and elevating legs), don't seem to really be helping. I'm torn about rushing to a late night urgent care center tonight or the ER but don't want to look like a fool if it really is nothing to worry about. Help!
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