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How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.

How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.

There : There is a lot that is not known here. Don't know how long you have been on a trial of the current medication regimen. Don't know how high your blood pressure is running or if you have any congestive heart failure. Would recommend that you call your doctor or his / her medical staff to pose this question. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible that type 2 diabetes cause server swelling in your feet & lower legs?

Is it possible that type 2 diabetes cause server swelling in your feet & lower legs?

You likely have : A reason for the swelling. Possibly, venous insufficiency, or maybe secondary to hypertension, or kidney disease..... ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

Vein dysfunction: The most likely diagnosis is vein dysfunction. A detailed sonogram of the veins and valves can determine the best solution. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

Causes of swelling of the feet when pregnant?

In general, normal: It's not uncommon for swelling in the legs and feet during pregnancy, but one of the things to make certain is that your blood pressure is under control, especially check for preclamsia/eclamsia (which can be an emergency). ...Read more

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Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Lymphedema: Is what this sounds like. Infection, injury or inflammatory arthritis can also cause this. See podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

What causes swelling of the feet during pregnancy?

Among the answers: Is the fact that the presence of the baby puts some pressure on the veins as they exit the leg into the abdomen, resulting in a back pressure that results in water retention. ...Read more

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My feet are swollen, what could be the cause of the swelling?

My feet are swollen, what could be the cause of the swelling?

Many things: Tehre are numerous things that can make your feet swell. I would suggest elevating the feet as often as possible and watch your salt intake. If the swelling persists i would check with your doctor to find out why you are swelling and then find a more accurate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

Many causes: There are plenty of causes of foot/ankle swelling. First, you need to make sure that you are not in acute pain, which could indicate a blood clot. If not, then it could be the venous system not emptying, added salts in foods, lack of calf strength when walking, diabetes, etc. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can better differentiate the swelling and recommend a plan for you. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling in the heel of my foot?

What could cause swelling in the heel of my foot?

Some sort of : Inflammation. In the back of the heel it can be achilles tendonitis, on the bottom, plantar fasciitis. Those are two of the most common causes, but if you've experienced some sort of injury, as in a fall from a height, there can be others. Have it checked out by a podiatrist to be sure. ...Read more

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What causes sudden pain and swelling in my feet and hands?

What causes sudden pain and swelling in my feet and hands?

See details: It is impossible to know if you are describing joint or soft tissue pain and swelling. The causes depend on the specific areas involved. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Causes of swelling in face, feet & scrotum?

Causes of swelling in face, feet & scrotum?

SCROTAL SWELLING: If it is even swelling in the scrotum it could be edema. The scrotum is a low tissue tension area that is a common place for fluid to accumulate with heart troubles of fluid issues as well as feet and ankles. He a physician look you over. ...Read more

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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 causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is unilateral and/or accompanied by pain, would recommend seeking evaluation to confirm not a deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity, which has potential serious medical complications (e.g. Pulmonary embolus). ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Klorvess (Definition)

Klorvess is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more