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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?

Edema has been: Reported with use of ripserdal. Please let your prescribing provider know promptly about your edema. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Can constipation cause edema in feet and lower legs?

Can constipation cause edema in feet and lower legs?

No: There is no direct relationship of constipation as the cause of edema in the feet and legs. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away. ...Read more

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How can lower legs edema caused by cardiac issue be treated? How long the edema/ swelling will goes away? And, how to reassure that it is not DVT?

How can lower legs edema caused by cardiac issue be treated? How long the edema/ swelling will goes away? And, how to reassure that it is not DVT?

Leg elevation,: sodium and fluid restriction, diuretic meds, and inotropic meds. Usually takes some time for it to go away, few days to weeks, even if optimally treated. DVT is usually unilateral and painful/tender. If edema is bilateral, occurs spontaneously in a patient with heart failure, and is not painful/tender, it is most likely not DVT. Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more

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My dad hd a heart attack 2 weeks ago and had was int.c.u and had stents. Prior to hospital he had ankle edema but now his lower legs are bones causes?

My dad hd a heart attack 2 weeks ago and had was int.c.u and had stents. Prior to hospital he had ankle edema but now his lower legs are bones causes?

"are bones" - ?: When you say his lower legs are bones, do you mean you can now see the normal bony landmarks of the ankle? ie it's become normal? He sounds like he had congestive heart failure with ankle edema and it's been properly treated in hospital. Is this what you were asking? ...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 general weakness and fatigue along with a edema in lower legs, I have been having shortness of breathe and rapid heart rate but meds have fixed?

I have general weakness and fatigue along with a edema in lower legs, I have been having shortness of breathe and rapid heart rate but meds have fixed?

You don't list what: medications you are taking that has fixed your rapid heart rate. It sounds like you have a cardiac condition of either cardiomyopathy or rhythm disorder or both. You need to take these questions and concerns to your health care provider. Sometimes medications contribute to symptoms and other times the disease process is the cause. Get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


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