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Alcohol Swollen Ankles And Feet
See below: It could be as it could be a sign of liver compromise. The best thing to do is have this checked and see if this is the case. ...Read more
Took dilatrate-sr for 9 days (used nitroglycerin before), got swollen ankles and feet, now torsamide (10mg) for 3 weeks, legs also swollen, no improvements (87 years, female)?
Decrease salt intake: This may be due to fluid and salt intake...Both of which you have the ability to directly modify. Sounds like you have a touch of congestive heart failure as well. Given your age, diet and lifestyle modification are the best things you can do (i.e. If you smoke, then quit). I would also try to avoid taking too many medications, since they all have unwanted side effects. ...Read more
Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more
I've had very painful swollen ankles for about 4 yrs now the more I'm on my feet the worse they become, it is really limiting what I can do.
See Doctor: I agree with others-persistent ankle pain and swelling need evaluation. If you have not had an injury and not of an age to have degenerative arthritic changes you may need a more systemic evaluation. Primary care physician may be place to start with xrays, blood work and a complete physical exam. If appropriate referral to orthopedic specialist I am sure would be made. ...Read more
I had twins identical 8 months ago swelling went down alot in ankles but been having swollen ankles again past few months but not severe swelloing it goes off as soon I elevate feet what is the cause?
Possible arthritis: See your primary care doctor for examination and referral to rhuematologist. ...Read more
Woke up this morning with swollen ankles could not feel my feet intense tingling and a numb feeling?
What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?
Swollen ankles salt?:
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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. Now or do 2nd opinion with me now. ...Read more
Is it abnormal for a person with ILD/plumonary arterial hypertension to have swollen ankles and feets? Or is it meds side effect? Is it serious?
My husband is an alcoholic, he has pain and swollen ankles. He also has broken veins in inner arch of feet and shins. What could this be?
If you and others are aware that your husband is an alcoholic you must have him taken (or take him yourself) to a doctor who will decide how your husband can be treated.
Husband won't be happy but he must be sent to a facility that will help him control his drinking.
Tough times but critical. ...Read more
Hips down to feet ache/hurt/swollen ankles. Wear mild compression socks to knees. Remove socks about 1-2 hrs symptoms start. Help!! ?
Maybe: Blood clots are possible and could just be swollen and painful. Best advice is get examined please at the emergency room for an ultrasound. Good luck ...Read more
Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine? If so are they serious or harmless?
Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug. ...Read more
My mother is overweight. She has swollen ankles, feet and legs. Very painful. Red with sores. Has had fever and chills. Any suggestions?
Evaluation now: These symptoms could have serious causes including cellulitis (infection), circulatory problems, even heart failure. She needs to be evaluated today. The fever is particularly concerning. Please take her to her doctor, an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more
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Hello Doc, I’ve had swollen ankles and feet since Monday, I’ve also had headaches for the same amount of time. My legs feel tight and painful?
Surgery itself: If both of your ankles are swollen, then it could be due to the amount of IV fluids. If it is on the same foot that you have had the surgery, then it is normal. If any bone procedure was done to correct any deformity, you can think about it as being the same as if you broke a bone in your foot. Your foot and ankle will swell. With time is should go away. Let the surgeon know, elevate and ice. ...Read more
I suffer migraines, nasal polyps, pain that moves round upper rear torso, heartburn, constipation, swollen ankles, eczema on feet, cold feet n hands?
Many Problems: With all the problems you have, it might be best to see your primary care physician. He or she will be able to first examine you and then prescribe appropriate medications for each of your complaints. Don't let it go. . ...Read more
Can hormones cause veins to bulge suddenly? Swollen ankles last 3 days, veins in feet/legs, hands/arms very prominent. 2 days from period. BP normal.
Need more info...: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms are not enough to draw a conclusion, but what you described deserves a prompt evaluation. How to get the related things of good medical care for your concerns? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; do not try to wait out. ...Read more
I just got off a 4 days cruise. My hands and feet/ankles are terrible swollen. Other than alcohol I'm on no meds. What caused this and am I ok?
Be seen: I would be seen immediately. Several very serious problems would need to be ruled including liver, kidney, and cardiac failure. I would definitely be seen. ...Read more
More Information: Without more information it is difficult to determine if there might be something more going on. It is important to know whether you had a injury and what type, what treatment you have had, and what diagnostic studies have been performed in order to gather a more clear picture. ...Read more