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Black And Blue Swollen Legs
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
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
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
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
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
I returned from vacation yesterday but since yesterday I have had severe swollen legs and ankles. What can I do to fix this please?
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
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
Yes: It is very common. I suggest you discuss this with your dr. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
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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