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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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People having swelling of the lower legs and feet that make it painful to walk. what causes this?

People having swelling of the lower legs and feet that make it painful to walk. what causes this?

Cause of swelling: There are many reasons for swelling in the lower leg and feet. But the 3 most common causes are; Trauma, infection, or circulation problems. Generally, with infection, there will be redness and skin will be warm to the touch. With trauma, there may be some bruising present as well. With circulation problems, you will see indentation in the skin when you squeeze the limb. ...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 causes swelling in my lower legs and feet I take water pills but the swelling is still there my doctor tells me it's nothing to worry about ?

What causes swelling in my lower legs and feet I take water pills but the swelling is still there my doctor tells me it's nothing to worry about ?

Your Doctor Knows: 55 year old male asks, What causes swelling in my lower legs and feet I take water pills but the swelling is still there my doctor tells me it's nothing to worry about. Your doctor probably knows best about you because he/ she care for you and they know what the Status of your Functional Anatomy & Physiology are. Besides water retention; Posture, Hormones like Thyroid Hormone & others can cause it ...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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Pain and swelling of lower legs?

Pain and swelling of lower legs?

Post op swelling: You list arthroscopic surgery. It it was recent, this may be the cause. In either case elevate the legs above your heart and use support hose. ...Read more

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For the last few months my feet and ankles and lower legs keep swelling when i sit or stand?

For the last few months my feet and ankles and lower legs keep swelling when i sit or stand?

Feet swelling: There can be lots of reasons for swelling, such as uncontrolled hypertension, arthritis, lymphedema, etc. Tingling burning pain may be specific to nerve impingement/ pathology. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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