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Hello Dr. Okun,

I've been having fluid retention on my affected side (mostly hand and lower leg).  My hand is quite painful when this happens.  I've had stiffness in both hands for many years and Levodopa does help.  Could this be PD or should I be investigating other causes?  Thank you.




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Gardener, I've looked at a few sites on possible causes of edema on one side of the body.  Though I've found nothing much on that, I did read this just now:

"People who experience chest pain, shortness of breath, or swelling in only one limb should seek immediate medical attention. "   https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321773.php?sr.

I would be concerned a blood clot might be involved or something else serious that you wouldn't want to put off getting checked for.  Don't mean to scare you.  Just concerned.


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