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Comment from: Bucra, (Patient) Published: May 30

COPD was the cause of my edema.

Comment from: wsmyth, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

Heart failure was the cause of my edema.

Comment from: 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

My facial edema caused by allergic reaction to a facial cleanser.

Comment from: JPH, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I strained my ankle in aerobics when I was 18 years old, and it swelled badly and was very painful. The injury healed, but the edema never went away. I had a scan where I was injected with a radioactive liquid, then scanned several times over 2 hours. This showed that lymph fluid was not being returned back up my leg properly, but it was not a bad enough case to try risky surgical repair of the lymph valve or vessels. I am now 41, and it has been gradually getting worse over the years. It is now permanently swollen, even when I wake up in the morning, and I've given up wearing skirts because I got fed up with people asking what was wrong with my foot and ankle all the time! Would love to know if anyone had similar problem and found a 'cure'.


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