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Swollen ankle. Should i see my doctor?

Patient: My left knee and ankle feel swollen, but they don’t look swollen. Should i go see my doctor?

 

 

Symptoms: Tightness on left leg, been getting light headed and cold sweats.

 

 

Doctor: Hello,The symptoms of tightness of leg of one side with cold sweats and light headedness, indicate a probable diagnos is of hypothyroidism . You may visit your physician for a thyroid profile to look for decreased T3 hormone production in cases of hypothyroidism . This can be easily corrected with supplemental thyroxine.regards

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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