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Patient : My fiance is swelling up like a balloon. below her waist on both legs especially knees and ankles, feet, and also her hands. She currently has degenerative joint disease and this all started the other day after a long walk which she normally doesnt do. I want to go to the ER because the swelling went down but now returned with a fever as well. she doesnt want to go. what is this and should i take her to the ER?
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