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Old 10-28-2012, 04:20 PM   #1
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Question Can you help me? swollen ankles and legs - doc say heart problem.

HI there can anyone offer me any kind of help, I'm 44 years lass, that have a blood condition Called POLYCYTHEMIA VERA,where my bone marrow making too much red blood cell, high in the hematocrit levels, and hemoglobin levels, and low in Platelets level. Just recently my gp has been trying to get the fluid around my ankle and leg down, by giving me frusemide, I went back to him again 2 weeks ago, that time he up the dose, and warned me that it may be a heart problem, take some blood test, do xray on my chest, he was hoping for results would come from more the blood test, than the x ray, he told me that it could either be Liver, or Kidneys. Last week I went back and result are that it looks more like a heart problem, sending me to cardiac specialist, they apparently will do a echo test., How do I get rid of this fluid? I have fat stomach, which I have never had in my life, I have 3 beautiful girls, and I look like I'm pregnant and due to I am always tired, Itchy all the time, I'm on high blood pressure pills, Gabapentin for pain. If you can help me out anyway I be happy to find, I hope it wont take long to hear from the CS. thanks for reading. X

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