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I have currently been suffering with a lot of swelling on my

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I have currently been suffering with a lot of swelling on my body mainly my left and side
I have had blood tests done it came with esr being slightly high
The Dr said I have got pmr however my face and hands have started swelling now what could it be
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome.

One possibility is PMR as swelling along with joint and muscle stiffness and pain is associated with it. Your kidney , liver, thyroid and adrenal functions should be evaluated to rule out anything related to these organs. If your doctor has reached on conclusion that your diagnosis is PMR and other tests are normal then follow up with him so that its treatment can be started. Keep check on your blood pressure as well. Restrict salt intake and add more proteins in your diet.

Autoimmune disease should be ruled out by testing auto antibodies.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

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