Hi. I have had a clot, deep vein thrombosis. I was in my early 40's and in great physical shape. Who would have thought! The the swelling never went down until the clot was dissolved.
I've also had the swelling again but not due to a clot. I am in my late 50's and had started taking compound hormones. once I stopped taking them 95% of the swelling stopped.
When the swelling was happening I had a MD tell me it was varicose veins. he saw me for 3 mins. and made this diagnosis. I do not have varicose vein issues!
I also had a Cardio MD tell me that it's the way blood flows, down the right side of the body and back up on the left, pooling there. If I reclined and elevated my leg the swelling went down. Sounds like this is the same for you. It could be a cardio issue.
you should not ignore symptoms and changes to your body, a physical is worth the time!View Thread