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Sarcoidosis

Recurrence

06/13/2006

Question:

In 1973 I deveoped painful swelling in my feet and ankles. After many tests at the Kelsey Siebold Clinic in Houston, followed by a biopsy on lymph nodes between my lungs, I was diagnosed with sarcoid. Within a few months it went away as mysteriously as it had appeared. Now almost 30 years later, my feet are swelling again. Can this be a recurrence after all this time?

Answer:

Leg swelling can occur for a variety of reasons.  It is usually a sign that something is wrong.  I would recommend a formal evaluation by a physician to look into the cause of your leg swelling.

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Response by:

Elliott D Crouser, MD Elliott D Crouser, MD
Associate Professor of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University