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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


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My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?

My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?

The only connection: I can conjure up would be if he developed a fungal infection to his hernia site, which is pretty rare. If that is the case, he would need oral anti-fungal medicine, but only after a positive fungal culture of the hernia site. I have to admit, though, this is a stretch. I like the idea of a second opinion.

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Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Infection?: This may be caused by something you came in contact with...it is likely infection or a severe inflammatory reaction. See your doctor to help narrow down the diagnosis so you can be treated and get better.

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Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

This does not sound: Like athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which causes a red, itchy and possibly slightly painful rash, but does not cause the kind of pain and swelling you are describing. Please see your doctor to get properly evaluated and treated.

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What causes foot swelling?

What causes foot swelling?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg.

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What are some causes of foot swelling?

What are some causes of foot swelling?

Swelling: General injury, vein weakness, infection, blood clots, fracture, and allergic reaction. There are more obviously, but these are a few.

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Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Possible: Sunburn to the feet can cause swelling as the skin heals. It's definitely possible. Hope this helps.

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What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation.

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Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?

Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?

Difficult to say: Buildup of monosodium urate crystals (aka uric acid) in tissues of the foot is frequently difficult to diagnose on x-ray and clinical exam alone. Often a blood test +/- joint aspirate (if symptoms centered around a joint) is required for diagnosis.

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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling?

Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling?

Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently.

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What can cause terrible foot swelling with pain in both feet and a fever?

What can cause terrible foot swelling with pain in both feet and a fever?

Swelling pain: First if you are having swelling of both legs with fever I highly recommended you either see your doctor or go to nearest er. It could either be cellulitis or a dvt, which is a blood clot in your leg.

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Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling.

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What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom.

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Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but I don't know what caused this?

Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but I don't know what caused this?

Evaluation needed: Allergic reactions limited to one foot is a bit unusual. It will be important for the treating physician to distinguish between soft tissue, swelling, joint swelling, and angioedema from allergic reaction. Frequently with allergic reaction there is itching and redness and less "shooting pain." insect bite or sting reactions may be a possibility and a close examination will aid in this.

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Can high blood preasure an being over weight be the cause of left foot swelling up?

Can high blood preasure an being over weight be the cause of left foot swelling up?

Usually: When only one foot is swollen, it's an indication of something wrong with the foot, ankle or lower leg that's swollen. Blood pressure can lead to swelling if untreated, but usually in both feet, not one. Being overweight can make treating whatever is wrong more difficult, but it's not the cause of swelling. I suggest you either consult with your pmd or see a dpm about the swelling. Good luck!

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How does congestive heart failure cause edema (foot swelling)?

How does congestive heart failure cause edema (foot swelling)?

Low pressure,: Water leaks out of the vessels and can not be pumped out of the legs due to low pressure. Low pressure also reduces the blood flow to the kidneys, resulting in activation of hormones that cause fluid retention.

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Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

OVarian cancer: It can if it is associated with a DVT (blood clot) in that leg. Chemotherapy can also cause numbness.

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Can Metformin cause ankle/foot swelling? On it 3 wks, now at 500mgx3, & this week having swelling similar to when pregnant but I am not pregnant now.

Can Metformin cause ankle/foot swelling? On it 3 wks, now at 500mgx3, & this week having swelling similar to when pregnant but I am not pregnant now.

Ankle/Foot swelling: 90% of the time, in my practice, when people are complaining of foot and ankle swelling, it is due to Venous Insufficiency/Venous Stasis. This can be related to prescription medication, renal failure, Congestive heart failure, and just simple wear and tear on the venous system. Most of my patients who are Diabetic also have Hypertension, which can also lead to foot and ankle swelling.

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Which fungus causes athletes foot?

Which fungus causes athletes foot?

See below: The three most common are trichophyton rubrum, epidermophyton floccosum, and trichophyton mentagrophytes.

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
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