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I am 52 black female who is obese I have the following wrong swollen legs I am incontient lower back problems can't raised legs to get in out of car?

I am 52 black female who is obese I have the following wrong swollen legs I am incontient lower back problems can't raised legs to get in out of car?

If you haven't: Sought medical care for these symptoms yet - it is important to do so. The obesity may be impacting other symptoms. Recommend you start with comprehensive medical evaluation & discuss weight loss program with your physician. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, ...Read more

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Leg Swelling (Definition)

Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you ...Read more


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What causes swollen legs?

What causes swollen legs?

Various causes: The commonest causes of bilateral leg swelling are fluid retention which may be caused by weak or incompetent veins, heart failure, liver or kidney disorders, some medications, excess salt ingestion, underactive thyroid, etc. Your physician will evaluate you and order any needed tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen legs?

What could cause swollen legs?

Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the legs to swell. Could also be related to arthritis, gout, plantar fasciitis or even medications (calcium channel blockers or NSAIDs like Naproxen). Work-up is necessary. ...Read more

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Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Apply aloe: Elevate the legs and take an antiinflammatory like Motrin or alleve if not contraindicated for any reason. ...Read more

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Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

No: Swelling in your legs is not a symptom of menopause. This might be concerning for other problems such as heart disease. This should prompt evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen legs, feet and hands?

Swollen legs, feet and hands?

Find cause: I suggest you start with your family dr. ...Read more

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Do you have any suggestions for care of elderly person with swollen legs?

Do you have any suggestions for care of elderly person with swollen legs?

1st find cause: Before discussing treatment options, we always need to figure out cause of problem. Swollen legs could be due to blood clot, kidney failure, heart failure, liver failure or just venous insufficiency (vein failure). Each cause requires different approach. So it's best to take patient to see Family Doc (or Geriatrician if elderly) for complete evaluation then treatment as appropriate. ...Read more

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My brother has swollen legs look like elephant's probably got from sea rocks slipping, what to do?

He needs immediate: Medical attention. There is a strong likelihood that the massive swelling is from infections. Walking on slippery rocks in ; around the ocean can lead to many nicks ; cuts. Sea organisms can cause terrible infections. He needs medical attention. ...Read more

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I returned from vacation yesterday but since yesterday I have had severe swollen legs and ankles. What can I do to fix this please?

Possible blood clot: Elevate your legs. If the swelling does not subside within hours, seek urgent evaluation for an ultrasound to evaluate for a blood clot/DVT. ...Read more

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Can appendix cause pain on legs or swollen legs?

Can appendix cause pain on legs or swollen legs?

Not directly: Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix and is a medical emergency. Many cases of appendicitis require removal of the inflamed appendix by laparotomy or laparoscopy due to the high mortality associated with rupture of the appendix, which may lead to severe complications such as peritonitis and sepsis. It is not directly a cause of leg pain, but when inflamed the leg movements can illicit pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for swollen legs due to sunburn?

What is the treatment for swollen legs due to sunburn?

First: take an anti-: Inflammatory agents. For Ibuprofen the dose is 10 mg/kg/dose taken after meals every 8 hrs. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory drug and it also taken every 4 hrs. It is much less doable outside a hospital setting. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing is 10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hrs. ...Read more

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What should I do about a person that has grave's disease with swollen legs?

What should I do about a person that has grave's disease with swollen legs?

Are they related?: Peopel who are hyperthyroid have exopthalmos and weight loss and sometimes jittery. But I am not sure that swollen legs are related to being hyperthyroid. Ask your doctor who is treating you for your thyroid disease. You cannot cure hyperthyroidism yourself. The leg swelling may be from an unrelated problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

Nerve Entrapment: Burning pain is usually nerve related. Probably from impingement on the nerve going to the buttock @ the spinal column. Swelling in the legs is probably unrelated, and can be due to a number of things. You need a through examination. ...Read more

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My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?

Swollen legs: Swollen les can be caused by many different things such as high blood pressure, infection, heart or kidney failure but when weeping drainage it may be much more serious like cellulitis. Call the dr. Right away. ...Read more

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My platlet volume is very high 14 fl and also have swollen legs. What could be the reason...please help to understand these symptoms?

My platlet volume is very high 14 fl and also have swollen legs. What could be the reason...please help to understand these symptoms?

Need hematologist: A high platelet count can be for a number of reasons, some of which are serious medical problems. While your physician may be able to find the answer, it is likely that you will need a referral to a hematologist for testing to arrive at the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Do swollen legs from Meloxicam cause Itching?

Do swollen legs from Meloxicam cause Itching?

It may: Meloxicam like all NSAIDs can cause edema, but the itching, if due to Mexican, us a sign of allergy. Suggest stopping for several days to a week to find out. In the meanttime substitute another NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen for the pain. If not improved look for another cause. Your history shows you, 've used ibuprofen. ...Read more

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35 yr old male. Dull aches in right peck and arm. Swollen legs. What could this be?

35 yr old male. Dull aches in right peck and arm. Swollen legs. What could this be?

Dangerous: Could be lung, liver, heart, kidney and miscellaneous disease. Check with your doc. This is nothing to fool around. See your doc asap. ...Read more

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Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, I mean waist is not a problem?

Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, I mean waist is not a problem?

Medical supply store: Graduated compression hose generally require a prescription from you doctor. They will need to specify the extent of the pressure needed and you will need to get measured for them. This is usually a service of a medical supply store in your community. These are generally not available at pharmacies or drug stores. ...Read more

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I am over 45 years old on high BP control drugs. I get swollen legs when I'm inactive for a while. Why does this happen?

I am over 45 years old on high BP control drugs. I get swollen legs when I'm inactive for a while. Why does this happen?

Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I have been coming home from work with swollen legs and my back thighs have been painful as if I went to gym. #cardiac history in Family?

I have been coming home from work with swollen legs and my back thighs have been painful as if I went to gym. #cardiac history in Family?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. However, if you are overweight, losing weight would help, easier said than done. You may also try to limit your salt intake. If you have to stand at work, try to find a soft mat to keep under your feet.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My neighbor have swollen legs and ankles a sevire case of physorsis on legs it appears grayish in color what is a good cream for that thanks?

My neighbor have swollen legs and ankles a sevire case of physorsis on legs it appears grayish in color what is a good cream for that thanks?

No miracle cream...: Unfortunately, there is no good cream for he treatment of psoriasis, swollen ankles and legs. Severe cases of psoriasis need to be evaluated by a skin specialist to confirm and offer the appropriate treatment options for your particular situation. Swollen legs and ankles can be more concerning. It is important to realize the true nature of the swelling and its treatment before it gets worse. ...Read more

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No stones, no infection, no obstruction. But recent left side pain and swollen legs. U/S shows left mild pelvicaliectasis. Causes? Pretty scared.

No stones, no infection, no obstruction. But recent left side pain and swollen legs. U/S shows left mild pelvicaliectasis. Causes? Pretty scared.

Pelvicaliectasis: Pelvicaliectasis is a dilated renal pelvis and calyces. It is not synonymous with the word hydronephrosis. Pelvicaliectasis exists when the renal pelvis and calyces are dilated without any evidence of obstruction. Common causes of pelvicaliectasis include an ileal loop diversion, prune belly syndrome, multicystic dysplastic kidney, and polycystic kidney disease. See a nephrologist soon. ...Read more

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Greetings, I was diagnosed with graves in my 20's I am 52, radio iodine streatment, swollen legs and feet. What is the best diet for me?

Greetings, I was diagnosed with graves in my 20's I am 52, radio iodine streatment, swollen legs and feet. What is the best diet for me?

Radio I 4 Graves: 52 F Graves Rx with radio I in 20s. Now 52 swollen legs and feet. What is best diet 4 me? ANS: first be certain you are on adequate Thyroid replacement. As you may have myxedema. If T Ok then need to find. Cause of swelling. Almost always too much salt in diet. Get DASH DIET book. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6. Follow it 4 2 weeks exactly Chap 9. If swelling goes then follow DASH. I do 2nd opinion 4 this. ...Read more

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Help! Burning pain, swollen legs and weakness. What can I do?

Help! Burning pain, swollen legs and weakness. What can I do?

Diabetic?: You should consider asking your doctor to test you for it. Does anyone in your family have diabetes? ...Read more

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What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

It depends: With blood tests, they may order certain tests that look for inflammatory processes such as arthritis, infection etc. They may look for medical reasons for swelling that might indicate thyroid problems, electrolyte issues. There are many possible tests that can be ordered, so ask the doctor what tests are being ordered, and why. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve swollen legs, it's due to my heart condition and is a little uncomfortable at times?

What can I do to relieve swollen legs, it's due to my heart condition and is a little uncomfortable at times?

It depends: You have to determine if your swollen legs are due to blood clot, congestive heart failure, chf, or venous insufficiency. The treatment is very different for each of these conditions. ...Read more