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I recently experienced a slight swellings on my legs,face,thighs,around the tummy&waist,actually in most parts of my body&also have some back pains/inflammation.The swellings are increases at night,especially when iam sleeping.Iam currently in a hot climate & was thinking it could add to my causes,the other thing iam suspecting is kidney infections because recently i was
diagonised with candidiasis.
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replied July 30th, 2017

Welcome to e health forum.

The most likely causes of unilateral swelling of a leg in individuals include – infection or injury of the foot( ankle sprain, ruptured bakers cyst, etc) , venous insufficiency, low protein content in blood (Hypoproteinemia), Cardiac, renal or liver disorders. Thrombotic disorders (DVT or Superficial thrombophlebitis) can also present with leg edema.

In women who are menstruating, fluid retention is induced by elevated levels of estrogen. This is self limited and would subside with measures like rest and limb elevation.

It would be recommended that you get a few tests including – Complete blood counts, urinalysis, electrolytes, Creatinine, blood sugar, TSH levels, Liver functions (including protein levels).

Other tests including a doppler ultrasound, blood coagulation tests (Bleeding time, clotting time, Prothrombin time, INR) may be recommended based on clinical examination findings by your doctor.

Based on the findings of the tests , a proper medical diagnosis can be done and this can help in proper management of your condition.

I hope this helps.

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