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Rapid Weight Gain with ankle and foot swelling

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For 3-4 years I've worked desk jobs, and the last two was at home. I honestly did next to nothing, was very idle, and gained a bit of weight but nothing out of control. Now that I've been working a fairly physical job, getting much more exercise than my next to nothing for many years, I have gained almost 30 pounds in the last two months. I understand that the muscle rebuild could cause a few gained pounds, but I can't wear any of my clothes, and I'm pretty much in the obese range now. I have also been struggling with ankle and foot swelling which I have never had an issue with before.

A bit of background.
I'm a 39 year old woman, mother of 3. I normally range about 200 being naturally muscled, but now it's out of hand.

Also to note, normally it takes me about 2 weeks to get back in the saddle of something physical. This time it took over a month before I could go to work and come home without being exhausted and aching.
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replied June 20th, 2017
Welcome to e health forum.

Generalised swelling of the body can be due to multiple causes -

1. Allergic or hypersensitivity disorders - urticaria, anaphylaxis, etc
2. Cardiac conditions - resulting in congestive cardiac failure
3. Lymphatic disorders - filariasis
4. Liver disorders - with hypoproteinemia
5. Renal disorders - nephrotic syndrome, Proteinuria syndromes,
6. and many other uncommon conditions.

The exact cause of your lower limb edema cannot be determined with the limited history provided here. Hence it would be recommended that you consult with your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion and specific treatment.

I hope this helps.

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