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Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Probably not: There is no listing of edema being caused by Risperdal but any side effect is possible. I would look at poss varicose veins, hormones or other drug reactions. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Severe bone pain but the worst is in legs also have a lot of pitting edema in lower legs. Feel like im goin to lose my mind from the pain.

Severe bone pain but the worst is in legs also have a lot of pitting edema in lower legs. Feel like im goin to lose my mind from the pain.

Eval: It is very important to have this evaluated. Bilateral pitting edema means that this is more than a musculoskeletal issue. Your physician will need to determine the cause of your symptoms in order to develop an appropriate treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I have purpura and pitting edema on my lower legs. Had physical, doc says I'm healthy. High alkaline level. What can this be?

I have purpura and pitting edema on my lower legs. Had physical, doc says I'm healthy. High alkaline level. What can this be?

Abnormal: These are abnormal findings and could be due to vasculitis or significant venous insufficiency. I feel you need further evaluation and explanation of your symptoms and signs. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Red warm swollen bilateral pitting edema lower legs onset after 12d prednisone use. Allergic reaction? No history of this.

Red warm swollen bilateral pitting edema lower legs onset after 12d prednisone use. Allergic reaction? No history of this.

I would see doctor: As soon as possible. This could be infection, or something else, should get better if it was just allergic reaction ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause pitting edema in your legs? Is this serious?

How does hypothyroidism cause pitting edema in your legs? Is this serious?

Can: One of the consequence of untreated hypothyroidism is heat failure and that can cause pitting edema. Myxedema can cause non-pitting edema. In either case you need to seek care if you have pitting edema. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism. I take 112 of tirosint and 90 of armor thyroid daily. I have pitting edema in my legs. Why and how can I fix this?

I have hypothyroidism. I take 112 of tirosint and 90 of armor thyroid daily. I have pitting edema in my legs. Why and how can I fix this?

See doc.: Edema of the extremities is only very rarely related to hypothyroid. When it does occur it is usually with marked and protracted hypothyroid (very high tsh) and it is non pitting. If your TSH is normal the edema is due to something else. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a bad sunburn on your legs and feet cause pitting edema?

Yes: Elevate legs as high and as long as possible. Cool water and lubrication will help. It will feel better every day & be ok in 10 days. ...Read more

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I have pitting edema + 2 to bilateral lower extremities. High LDL of 433 and I tend to have more swelling in my right leg. Could it be a clot?

I have pitting edema + 2 to bilateral lower extremities. High LDL of 433 and I tend to have more swelling in my right leg. Could it be a clot?

It might lead to one: This appears to be a result of congestive heart failure/ fluid retention. This is usually in people in their sixth decade of life (50-60). However you've a high LDL and so there is likely an increased risk of heart disease. The edema is not a sign of a clot by itself, but the pressure on the vessels of your legs can cause one by venous stasis, etc. Please see your doctor soon for therapy. ...Read more

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What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

What causes my leg to swell up over night like pitting edema?

Pitting edema: It can come from many causes, including heart faikure, liver disease, kidney disease, excessive salt intake and fluid retension. It can also come from lacal condition involving just the affected extremitiy, like varicose veins and thrombophlebitis.
You should see your doctor and have him check you. ...Read more

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What can cause pitting edema in only one leg?

What can cause pitting edema in only one leg?

A lot of diseases.: Generally, we think of systemic diseases (heart failure, cirrhoss) causing bilateral edema. Those are less likely if it is confined to one leg. Conditions that cause it:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot)
- Chronic Venous insufficiency
- lymphedema (from surgery or trauma)- edema more often nonpitting

there are many more, which is why you must see your doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had pitting edema to ble 4 4 months. It is now worse on the left. It does not decrease with legs elevated. Y? I'm 28 y.O. Female.

Edema is caused by: Excess fluid in the extra cellular space. There are many many causes, too numerous to mention here, from heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, endocrine problems, vein obstruction to cancer, parasites, manutrition. These conditions could be life-threatening, so you must see a doctor now. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lymph sarcoidosis to cause non-pitting edema. Possibly lymphadenopathy? Thyroid, kidney ok and no protein in urine. Feet & legs huge

Is it possible for lymph sarcoidosis to cause non-pitting edema. Possibly lymphadenopathy? Thyroid, kidney ok and no protein in urine. Feet & legs huge

Non pitting edema: Sarcoidosis may involve lymph nodes and other organs. It would be unusual for it to obstruct lymph flow enough to cause pitting edema and highly unlikely to cause non pitting edema. Other causes should be sought ...Read more

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Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Is pitting edema caused by hypothyroidism?

Possible: There are man causes of pitting edema. Most associated with capillary leakage of some sort in the extremities. This is often associated with cardiac dysfunction. However, there are many causes. Hypothyroidism in severe form is one of these causes. However, for specific information consult your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.

Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.

Be aware: This could be a sign of a blood clot - a so called deep vein thrombosis, although this type of swelling tends to be pitting. Nonpitting edema tends to be from lymphatic obstuction or from deposition of certain substances like you see with hypothyroidism (though this tends to be bilateral - on both sides). Nonetheless, you should get this looked at by a doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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83 yr female. One swollen ankle, burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

83 yr female. One swollen ankle, burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?

ANKLE PAIN: You want to go see a foot specialist such as a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedics because you might have a possible fracture, severe ankle sprain, cellulitis or vascular condition. The only way to diagnose these condition is by a physical exam, blood work, cultures if open wound followed with diagnostic/radiographic testing. ...Read more

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I am 29 yrs old. I am having non pitting edema in both the legs. Can it be cured. What medication should I take?

Depends on the cause: There can be many different causes of edema, from congestive heart failure to liver failure to obstruction from a tumor to leaky valves in the veins of the legs. Thus, the cure, if there is one, depends on the underlying cause. So does the treatment. See your primary care provider to discuss why you have the edema and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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My hands are dehydrated but my legs are very swollen with pitting edema. How could I be retaining fluid and by dehydrated at the same time?

Edema: I doubt that you are truly dehydrated. Edema of the ankles and feet may be due to insufficiency of your leg veins or problems with heart, liver, kidney, certain medications, or inadequate serum protein levels. Because of gravity, edema is most noticeable in the lower extremities. Discuss this problem with your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Mva, 2005. Mult. Surgeries = r ankle fused, w/plates, pins, screws, metal rod to halfway up leg. Why sporadic pitting edema in both legs from standing?

Mva, 2005. Mult. Surgeries = r ankle fused, w/plates, pins, screws, metal rod to halfway up leg. Why sporadic pitting edema in both legs from standing?

Edema.: Edema in lower extremities comes from interplay of many factors - protein content of blood, hydrostatic pressure induced by gravity, the state of valves in veins, the amount of circulating fluid in bloodstream and the degree of competency of lymphatic system. If any of these - or a combination of these- is a bit off you get swelling. Might expect swelling worse on r but this might not happen. ...Read more

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24wks preg. Legs swell from knees down, knee area worst. Have pitting edema around knees only not ankles should I get checked?

24wks preg. Legs swell from knees down, knee area worst. Have pitting edema around knees only not ankles should I get checked?

Yes you need check u: All pregnant women are advised prenatal care....check ups with your Ob/Gyn doctor where they can check you and the developing fetus. There is risk of kidney malfunction which can cause protein loss in urine, menifesting as swelling of feet. This can be associated with high BP (condition called Pre-eclampsia). You should visit your doctor very soon as the condition can harm the baby if not handled p ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more