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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Swelling of legs: = edema of lower extremities and is due to accumulation of excess fluids.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
27 years experience Podiatry
Edema management: Stay hydrated stay cool stay out of the heat elevate legs above level of heart while resting lower sodium intake wear therapeutic compr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and leg. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Joyce
40 years experience Phlebology
Vein disease: Leg swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Edema: First you need to have evaluation for the cause of swelling. Swelling of the face and legs could be dueto several reasons, heart, liver or kidneys not ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hendrix
27 years experience Podiatry
Edema management: Leg edema cause increased pressure in the legs...Sometimes the swelling can cause pitting. The swelling may be uncomfortable painful or burn! stay ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selene Parekh
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Pressure: Swelling in the legs can occur with any flight. However, the biggest concern is the development of a blood clot in the legs.
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A member asked:
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Heart failure; pvd: If both legs areswollen, think heart failure. If one side, rule iu deep venous thrombosis. If swelling gets worse throughout the day, think peripheral ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
35 years experience Gynecology
Sprinolactone: Swelling is rare with Progesterone so you should see your doctor to evaluate other causes. Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic that we use ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
IF U HAD ECLAMPSIA: U should still be followed very closely by your doctor who took care of u because as u know now adays pre-eclampsia should not become eclampsia if u w ... Read More

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