Read below about swelling of both thighs, including causes and common questions. Or get a personalized analysis of your swelling of both thighs from our A.I. health assistant. At Buoy, we build tools that help you know what’s wrong right now and how to get the right care.

A.I. Health Assistant

Take a quiz to find out why you’re having swelling of both thighs

Take a quiz

3 Potential Swelling of Both Thighs Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Cushing Syndrome

    Cushing Syndrome is a hormonal disorder. The cause is long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that the adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine like corticosteroids to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's syndrome.

    Recovery depends on treatment method

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, depressed mood, weight gain, back pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

    Swelling of Both Thighs Checker

    Take a quiz to find out why you’re having swelling of both thighs.

    Take a quiz
  2. 2.Stress - Induced Cardiomyopathy

    In this recently recognized heart problem, extreme emotional stress can lead to severe (but often short-term) heart muscle failure. Broken heart syndrome is also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

    Most patients make full recovery within one to two months.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, racing heart beat, muscle aches, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone, excessive sweating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

    Restrictive cardiomyopathy refers to a set of changes in how the heart muscle functions. These changes cause the heart to fill poorly (more common) or squeeze poorly (less common). Sometimes, both problems are present.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, racing heart beat, shortness of breath when lying down
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling of Both Thighs

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, try our swelling of both thighs symptom checker to find out more.

Take a quiz

Swelling of Both Thighs Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling of both thighs have also experienced:

    • 3% Swelling of Both Feet
    • 3% Thigh Pain
    • 3% Tingling Upper Leg
  • People who have experienced swelling of both thighs had symptoms persist for:

    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 29% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced swelling of both thighs were most often matched with:

    • 13% Cushing Syndrome
    • 12% Stress - Induced Cardiomyopathy
    • 8% Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

A.I. Health Assistant

Take a quiz to find out why you’re having swelling of both thighs

Take a quiz