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Old 09-04-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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Retaining a little water...normal???

Hey everyone, is it normal as we women get older to retain a little water and have edema? The reason I ask, is because I have had the hurt, lungs, bloodwork, dopplers and everything else I can think of tested and everything has come out fine. I just notice that if I cross one foot over the leg, I have a dent from where it was crossed. It only happens on one side though. I was told that as we get older, we retain water so is all of this normal? Because no doctor can find anything wrong. I wouldn't think it would be, but, what do I know. I just don't want to keep running to Dr's if this is pretty normal.

 
Old 09-05-2007, 06:40 AM   #2
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Re: Retaining a little water...normal???

A doctor told me that water retention, especially in women is completely normal...

Especially later in the evening...


Also, I am a unaware how old you are, yet hormones play an important part of fluid retention as well...

If its only one side and its just a dent, it would appear non-pathological, and your personal physiological characteristic...

Yet if you see it bothersome, it could be other condtions as well, such as prediabetes, excessive salt consumption, etc...

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Old 09-05-2007, 07:00 AM   #3
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Re: Retaining a little water...normal???

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A doctor told me that water retention, especially in women is completely normal...

Especially later in the evening...


Also, I am a unaware how old you are, yet hormones play an important part of fluid retention as well...

If its only one side and its just a dent, it would appear non-pathological, and your personal physiological characteristic...

Yet if you see it bothersome, it could be other condtions as well, such as prediabetes, excessive salt consumption, etc...
I am in my mid 40's and I really don't see it as bothersome, but, when I see the "dent" from crossing my feet or something I just think "wow never had that before! Of i wear a sandal across my foot, while it doesn't hurt, when I take them off, my foot has puffed up because of where the strap was pressing. But, then I walk around in my bare feet for awhile and that goes away. I have had that problem for many years and again, had it checked and nothing was found. That was partly why I had all this testing done with the heart etc.. because of the foot swelling. Thanks for your reply!!

 
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