Pitting edema in ankels and lower legs.

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I am 26 female. I went to nephrologist with complain of pitting edema. He wrote me a urine routine test and asked to visit only if report came abnormal so I did not visit him again. No protien, sugar, or bacteria found in urine, everything was in range. Before this I have had complete check up done. CBC showed white blood cells slightly elevated. I am having some stomach issues since long time so for this I received an antibiotic for 6 days by another doctor with minimal improvement. I have lot of bloating in stomach. I did not have any hepatits.

I am concerned as why am I having edema and it's getting bad day by day. kidney reports are coming back normal I have had it done 3 times but I have edema. Can kidney disease hide for long time and not come in reports? I have no foam in urine I eat protien rich diet. I sometimes feel a lump or on right side of my upper stomach just below ribcage while sitting but ultrasound of liver was also normal. So no liver issues too.

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    Hello newhopes123,

    Why don't you have your serum creatinine tested to see if your kidneys are working OK. Also, use no added salt (NaCl) for a few days to see what happens to your pitting edema. Good luck!

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      I had creatinine and lft test on 17th Feb it was normal, had one 6 months back that was also normal. 0.6 is lowest one can have. I had both the times same. I am tired of getting tested.
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    Hello again, newhopes123,

    at http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/leg-swelling/basics/causes/sym-20050910

    the Mayo Clinic lists several possible reasons for edema.

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      Hi waginger,

      Thanks for the link. I went through it but I am confused. Nothing seems to match. I have already got tested for liver, kidney, heart I had echo test for heart. All seems fine. No issue have come in reports but swelling has been increasing. I don't know whom to consult anymore. Doctors have asked not to come again as they dont see any problem. What do I do? I feel so lost.

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