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#1 Lynda


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Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:58 AM

HI, has anyone experienced painful swelling from feet to chest? Just under the skin I get pain and warm feeling and the skin turns reddish. Don't know what to do. All the moisture cream is not helping. Any suggestions.

#2 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:58 AM

Hello Lynda

Sorry but I've no idea what this could be! I would have thought if it's something going on under the skin that moisturising isn't really going to help anyway. I have to say that I'd be seeing my doctor sooner rather than later because it could be anything. I know when we have scleroderma that the natural tendency to think everything is sclero related but it isn't always.

Please see your doctor and let us know what they say.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 04:32 AM

I strongly agree with Amanda! That much painful swelling is definitely something I would see a doctor about. I'm no doctor, but it could be edema indicating a problem elsewhere. A few years ago, my whole body inflated. It felt like I was 9 months pregnant; however, it wasn't painful, just uncomfortable. I went to the doctor and it was a sign of another symptom that was developing. So please see your doctor.
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