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Freaking out about health, have inguinal hernia hemorrhoids and chronic venous stasis Please, some one help me. For the past year I have been experiencing an onslaught of symptoms and have been to the doctors with no clear resolution to what's going on. Over the past year to year and a half I have developed hemorrhoids and started noticing spots appear on my legs. I went to see the doctor about a year ago and they said I had CVS with no edema, and that it was probably benign. They checked my blood screen including liver function and kidneys and found nothing abnormal except an elevated bilirubin level, which is expected since I'd been diagnosed with Gilbert's Syndrome years before. More recently I noticed a bulge in the left side of my crotch that would expand everytime I coughed or pass gas. Now I am freaked out because my ankles are getting spider veins and edema, my ankles hurt on and off especially when I pass gas or have a bowel movement. It feels like in my anus, there is a cut in particular on the left side that has never healed and everytime it gets rubbed during a BM or fart, my ankles hurt. Additionally, although could be stress related is I have an arrythmia with reoccurring chest pain and palpitations when I get stressed out. I had and EKG, and was told the arrythmia was benign. Lifestyle wise, I am as healthy as reasonably can be. I do not smoke, rarely consume alcohol or junk food. Nutritionally speaking I eat like a farmer with lots of vegetables and occasional lean meats, and exercise at least a couple of hours every day. I also about seven years ago dropped my weight from 325 to 190 pounds. I also used to run five miles everyday, although I still do regular aerobic exercise. Finally, I just recently had my kidneys checked through a blood screen; everything was within healthy ranges, although my sodium and potassium levels were borderline low. Could someone please offer a suggestion on what is going on or a type of specialist to pursue? I am really concerned, especially since how my CVS has spread so quickly over the past year and the long-term diabilitating effects it has on the legs. I want to know I have a particular condition not commonly recognized, and how to prevent the spread of the CVS especially.
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
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"I am really concerned, especially since how my CVS has spread so quickly over the past year and the long-term diabilitating effects it has on the legs. I want to know I have a particular condition not commonly recognized, and how to prevent the spread of the CVS especially."

......"a type of specialist to pursue"

Consider consulting with a vascular specialist/surgeon.

"For the past year I have been experiencing an onslaught of symptoms and have been to the doctors with no clear resolution to what's going."

Consulting with an internist may be of help with that.

Best of luck down the road of life.

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