Originally Posted by tattoos
You would most likely see your PCP (Primary Care Physician) who would run some basic blood work and perhaps send you for an (vascular) ultrasound and/or stress test. You need a vascular specialist/pulmonary doctor to explore the reason for the water retention. Age is very relevant in this sort of situation. For example, from what you describe, it could be related to heart failure/heart disease (most likely if your older). Or a hepatitis or something as simple as too much sodium (which was the case with me). Have you been checked for diabetes?
yes, not a diabetic, nor do i have high cholesteral. i have controlled high
blood pressure, i take the a med which is like a duretic. but i take a duretic ownly sometimes along with it! and potassium. My pcp, checks my lungs and
heart sound she has never want any blood. she said they sound great w/no fluid sounding in them. my orginial dr. finally retired, and with no insurance I've been just kind of ignoring my health! Would a vascular dr. be able to
find out no matter what the problem, even if it is not heart related, or will they send me somewhere else? and then somewhere else? and so on, i just can't afford to go to a bunch of different drs.!