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sudden swelling in feet and ankles

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Couple days: I would take it easy, sit with your feet elevated as much as possible today and be careful of your salt intake. The swelling should subside in a coup ... Read More

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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues su ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Other causes: I do not know why you were on fentanyl patch, but swelling ankles should be evaluated by your physician to rule our cardiac or kidney problems.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Reasons: To address the swelling, you may have to address the actual cause of the swelling. There may be reasons regarding your blood pressure or excess weight ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: You may benefit by seeing a rheumatologist.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Edema has been: Reported with use of ripserdal. Please let your prescribing provider know promptly about your edema.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: It is impossible to know if you are describing joint or soft tissue pain and swelling. The causes depend on the specific areas involved. Have the issu ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new s ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
No: No, that's not a known possible side effect. Swollen feet and ankles is possibly from another reason. Please see a doctor if you're concerned about ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Anything else?: If you are diabetic, or have rheumatoid arthritis or any of several other conditions - this might be related. If it is sudden - it may have been relat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
18 years experience in Podiatry
Swellin of Lower ext: The literature mentions peripheral and facial edema, consult with your prescribing physician.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See a doctor: This could be caused by many factors and needs to be checked. More info would be helpful, such as any type of injury, diabetes or kidney disease.
A female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Long list: Age, weight, trauma, heart trouble, blood clots? Commonly dependent status with legs down and any history of venous disorders or phlebitis, DVT etc, H ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
26 years experience in Podiatry
Edema mngt: Keep hydrated keep cool elevate limbs lower sodium intake compression garments.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Winters
35 years experience in Podiatry
TRAUMA OR NOT?: HI! Swelling of both ankle areas simultaneously without known trauma ie: jumping off of something and landing hard on both feet can be due to a system ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Yes it can: But so can many things so don't just assume its the hypthyroidism - visit an internist for a complete exam.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Batelli
22 years experience in Podiatry
Maybe : Any drug can cause swelling from the salts used to make the drug.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: The swelling won't cause vessel damage, but it can result from veins which are damaged (like varicose veins). Other causes can be important such as c ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Get examined...: This could represent any number of conditions. I would see your primary care doctor to get a diagnosis and start treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Venous stasis : Venous stasis associated with edema is very common, especially once many reach late middle-age. The veins and their valves allow blood to pool in the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends where swell: It depends if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Need to be evaluated: Hand and feet swelling with sunburn symptoms and symptoms of UTI need to be carefully evaluated by a doctor . These could be early indications of aut ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Nerve pressure: You may have pressure on the sciatic nerve.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience in Podiatry
Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help.
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