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can you die from foot swelling

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hammes
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney , heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends on cause: Elevation, elastic socks/stockings, water pill. Need to see physician for diagnosis and then management.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Swelling: General injury, vein weakness, infection, blood clots, fracture, and allergic reaction. There are more obviously, but these are a few.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: What the cause for the arm sewlling? Could a lot thing some are bad, please check it out.
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Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Lower leg swelling is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It should be evaluated by a physician.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: Calf pain and swelling may be an indication of a blood clot within the veins of the calf muscles, which we call deep vein thrombosis (dvt). This can o ... Read More
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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Hand foot mouth is a common viral disease that affects young children. If the child is otherwise healthy, the major concern is making sure the child d ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Rarely: The infection in severe cases can spread causing sepsis. It is best to treat early with antibiotics so that infection resolves and does cause complica ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Elevate: Elevate and compression to treat the swelling, but more importantly find the cause and treat that if possible.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well, many people : With bradycardia are just fine. For instance, it is not uncommon for endurance athletes to have very efficient hearts requiring less beats per minute. ... Read More
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See MD: See your MD. Likely will refer to neurologist/orthopaedic MD. Do not suffer any longer -- get the best help. Good Luck.
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Trauma to the midface and mouth areas in civilian life is mostly from auto mishaps and assaults. You could have breathing obstruction which would be ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmed Elkoulily
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Wheel chair confinement can cause edema because of gravity specialy in hot weather , please elevate legs as possible.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Tinea is the general term for superficial skin infection with fungus. In the absence of other health issues, tinea will not kill.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
You Need to go to ER: If you stepped on a nail, you need to go to an er or to your doctor for tetanus shot/booster. If the nail was rusty you can also get a psuedomonas inf ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Infection can happen from skin injury. If the sprain happened without skin damage it's unlikely.
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: But you can end up with a hole in the septum.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Good self-care: If you're going to have limited mobility in a leg, your physicians will decide whether you need some anticoagulation, based on your history, your labs ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
No: Unless you have had severe chest trauma, as in an auto accident, this type of injury is not life threatening.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Absolutely: Nec fasc is a surgical emergency for that very reason. Must debride the infected tissue fully to survive. Some of my sickest patients in the or had th ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Ice, position, nsaid: It is best to stay off of a swollen foot. Bearing weight will make it worse. Try to raise the foot at or higher than the level of the heart. Use inter ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Cold exposure that's severe enough to cause frostbite can also cause hypothermia. When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and oth ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Unclear: Not sure what the question is, but death is a risk we all face everyday, and a surgical procedure is no different. The odds of death from an inguinal ... Read More

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