- CASE FILE
My wife is truly a medical mystery. Her extremities have been swollen for over 2 1/2 years. We have seen every specialty still NO answers.
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My wife is a true medical mystery. She is 44 years old. For now over 2 1/2 years or so she has been suffering from swelling in her hands and other extremities with an unknown cause. Though my wife has gained some weight in the last couple of years, all of the medical professionals that we have seen all agree that the swelling is NOT do to weight gain. We started with addressing the issue with my wife's primary care doctor, and have since been shuffled from one specialty to the next. There has still been NO cause found, yet the swelling persists. Now we are being sent back to my wife's primary care doctor because no other specialist can find the cause. I will end this with a list of all of my wife symptoms and a list of all of the doctors and Specialties she has seen as well as my most heartfelt plea. HELP US!!! The doctors and what she has seen are as follows; 1.) Dr. Jennifer Parent- Primary Care 2.) Christiana Sink- Primary Care 3.) Dr. Lydia Gedmentis- Rheumatology 4.) Dr. Robert Sands- Rheumatologist 5.) Dr. Paul Dieffenbach- Pulmonology 6.) Dr. Hisashi Tsukada- Thoracic Surgery 7.) Dr. Edwin Gravereoux- Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 8.) Dr. Gregory Piazza- Vascular Medicine 9.) Dr. Kelly Stephens- Endocrinology 10.) Dr. Maria Milcetic- OB/GYN 11.) Dr. Thomas Mcelrath- Maternal Fetal Medicine 12.) Kathleen Buchheit- Allergist 13.) Dr. Radhika Nakrani- Dermatology. All of the symptoms and diagnoses that have come in the last 2 1/2 years or so are all as follows; 1.) Swollen Fingers/Hands and other Extremities. 2.) Swollen Abdomen. 3.)Fatigue/Weakness. 4.)Hypertension. 5.) Skin Tags/Skin Bumps. 6.) Cold Urticaria. 7.) Sarcoidosis. 8.) Hypothyroidism. 9.) Insomnia. 10.) Depression. 11.) Anxiety. 12.) Stress. 13.) Irregular Periods. 14.) Perimenopause. Again, I beg you PLEASE HELP US!!! We've run out specialties and doctors to see. You are our last hope.