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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Need doctor's help! will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Need doctor's help! will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Yes it can: Swelling in the legs can occur due to many different liver ailments such as liver failure, blood clots in the legs or blood clots in the veins of the abdomen as well as veins in the liver itself as these veins are often compressed or invaded by the liver cancer resulting in swelling in the abdomen and in the legs.. ...Read more

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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Due to cancer in the liver there is increasing severe swelling in the midsection to feet, now is leaking alot. No usual treatment for swelling helps.

Venous stasis: Other options to treat swelling besides "the usual" includes scds - sequential compression device. It's basically a machine you plug into the wall that is attached to a big bag. You put your legs into the bags and it squeezes them to reduce the swelling. There are a few contraindications, but i would speak to your pcp about getting insurance approval for these. They can be quite expensive. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Webber
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RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs,liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs,liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

Possible: Very possible. Swelling may occur via a few different mechanisms in this illness: 1) if normal liver tissue has been replaced by cancer then insufficient circulating proteins can be produced by the liver resulting in a decrease in oncotic or "pulling pressure" of the circulating bloodstream resulting in fluid seeping out into dependent areas of body like the legs. 2) tumor bulk could block IVC ...Read more

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What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

Many things: A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. ...Read more

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Husband is 6'1, 300lbs w swelling in feet/legs, otherwise healthy. He's overweight,he's always struggled w weight. But what could cause this swelling?

Husband is 6'1, 300lbs w swelling in feet/legs, otherwise healthy. He's overweight,he's always struggled w weight. But what could cause this swelling?

Edema: Hi. It's not normal for a 40 yo man to have edema. Organ system dysfunction that can cause edema include heart, kidney, liver, and lung. Also venous and lymphatic issues can cause edema. I think he should see a doctor sooner than later for an evaluation. In addition, lifestyle improvement and weight loss would no doubt be beneficial. Good luck to him! ...Read more

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Dr. Leslie Aufseeser
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What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more

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What could cause mottled legs/feet along with swelling?

What could cause mottled legs/feet along with swelling?

Several items: Swelling is more common with venous stasis, mottling with congestion, and cold. Anemia can play a role. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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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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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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