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why every morning when i wake up , my legs begin to swell and remain like that all day i have high blood pressure and im diabetic

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav answered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
You : You need to be evaluated by your physician immediately for these symptoms. Please call your doctor and be seen today. Having new onset of leg swelling (peripheral edema) is concerning, and could represent fluid overload caused by worsening renal failure or poor circulation from your heart. Please call and seek out an immediate medical evaluation. You may need treatment for this condition.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Other diagnoses to consider include heart failure or venous insufficiency, both of which can occur more often with people who have high blood pressure.
Mar 30, 2014

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