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What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Mutliple causes: Your symptoms sound like there is something going on in the blood vessels where tissues are not getting enough perfusion. Multiple sources can cause t ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Cunningham
34 years experience Phlebology
Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Selling: Many things can cause lower limb edema from medications, high blood pressure, poor circulation just to name a few. Check with vascular specialist if ... Read More
Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
48 years experience Podiatry
Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Shields
29 years experience Podiatry
Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Several items: Swelling is more common with venous stasis, mottling with congestion, and cold. Anemia can play a role.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Blake
45 years experience Podiatry
Swelling Leg Foot: There are many causes of swelling in the legs and feet. We must worry about your venous return or lymph drainage. Best to see a vascular specialist to ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
If it is both: Sides, it is most likely fluid overload from congestive heart failure or ascites. If it is one side, it could be deep venous thrombophlebitis. All o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, inf ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Foot swelling : Need more information but could be several things but hard to answer
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
36 years experience Cardiology
Edema: Venous insufficiency can have those symptoms.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
19 years experience Podiatry
Swellin of Lower ext: The literature mentions peripheral and facial edema, consult with your prescribing physician.

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