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Old 09-11-2004, 03:15 AM   #5
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Hi Heather

I went to see my physician about this very thing yesterday. I too had looked up my symtoms on the net and found lots of information. There's edema and lympendema (sp) one is caused by vein problems and the other is related to pooling of fluid from the lymph nodes I think. He said because I didn't have varicose veins it was probably caused from the lymph glands. He prescribed duiertics and stressed to me that it was important not to sit in one place for long periods. Get up and move or make your muscles work while you sit because the vessels carrying the fluid have no other way of making the pooled fluid move (ie no pulse / circulatory) except by movement of muscles. I've paraphrased alot but I think I got the guist of the info. Hope this helps. Have you been to the doctor?

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