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If you found an elderly, but otherwise healthy woman dehydrated with swollen feet and kidneys starting to fail, what would you think first?

If you found an elderly, but otherwise healthy woman dehydrated with swollen feet and kidneys starting to fail, what would you think first?

Lots: I would need to examine for chf, test for protein levels and check for kidney function and protein loss. Labs and chest xray would be helpful. It would be important to make sure medications such as CCB are not contrtibuting. ...Read more

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Pedal Edema (Definition)

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I was wondering what are causes of swollen feet?

I was wondering what are causes of swollen feet?

Many causes but ...: Are both feet swollen? If so, are they about the same? If not, any shortness of breath? Any recent injuries? There's more background info needed and importantly an exam to confirm a diagnosis. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of swollen feet and bloating?

What are the possible causes of swollen feet and bloating?

Circulation problem: This may be due to a circulation problem caused by lymphedema. This may also be due to high blood pressure or kidneys not functioning. Please see your podiatrist or gp to determine what is the cause. ...Read more

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Could swollen feet be fixd and what is the cause?

Could  swollen feet be fixd and what is the cause?

Maybe: The key is to figure out the cause then develope a treatment plan. The usual culprit is high blood pressure or venous valve failure. ...Read more

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Cause of swollen feet and face?

Cause of swollen feet and face?

Fluid retension: Edema has alot of known causes. Some simple like to much salt intake with your diet, hormonal and in the most severe cases medical conditions such as kidney, heart , liver and varicose veins. ...Read more

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Will dehydration cause swollen feet?

Will dehydration cause swollen feet?

Unlikely: Swelling is usually associated with excess fluid. Dehydration is not a cause of swelling in the feet. Malnutrition though may cause swelling. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles?

What causes swollen feet and ankles?

Many things: Most common are hypertension and venous valve insufficiency ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles. They are so puffy I can indent them ?

What causes swollen feet and ankles. They are so puffy I can indent them ?

Lmultiple causes: Vein obstruction (gravid uterus e.g.), kidney disease and liver failure causing low Albumin leads to edema and heart failure with high venous pressure can all lead to edema. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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I have recently been off the medication amlodipline, which has then caused reaction of swollen feet. What should I do?

I have recently been off the medication amlodipline, which has then caused reaction of swollen feet. What should I do?

Water retention?: Though amlodipine is not a diuretic, its effect on systolic blood pressure makes blood flow through the heart more efficient. By stopping it and not using anything else, you may be causing a backup which eventually shows up as water retention and swollen feet. See you physician. ...Read more

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How long would you have to be taking a medicine to know if it is the cause for swollen feet/ankles? One side is worse than the other.

How long would you have to be taking a medicine to know if it is the cause for swollen feet/ankles? One side is worse than the other.

Depends: Some medications will cause an immediate same day reaction or allergic response. Others may not cause swelling at all. It depends on the specific medication and your personal medical history. Check in for a follow up with your prescribing doctor or a virtual consult if you are concerned. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet, ankles & legs?

What causes swollen feet, ankles & legs?

Gravity: Usually prolonged sitting or standing can cause swollen legs and feet, if it improves in the morning after being supine overnight , i wouldn't worry too much , but still see your doctor, its an early sign of venous disease. If it persists see a doctor asap, it could be a blood clot as well. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet?

What causes swollen feet?

Many things: This could be edema, fluid in the soft tissues. That can occur from fluid overload, salt retention, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease certain medications, etc also joint swelling can do this. There can be many reasons for that. Your evaluation will look at many of these possibilities to help discern why you have he swelling.. ...Read more

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Swollen feet is fluid the cause.?

Swollen feet is fluid the cause.?

Swollen: As stated , there can be many causes for swelling. See your podiatrist and internist for the cause of the swelling ...Read more

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Please answer! what would cause swollen feet?

Please answer! what would cause swollen feet?

Swollen feet: Feet can swell from venous or lymphatic outflow obstruction from the legs, from excess fluid in the body, from weak veins with poor flow out from the legs, from too little protein in the blood, from high right heart pressure producing fluid outflow in the legs and other things... ...Read more

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What can cause painful, swollen feet in the morning?

What can  cause painful, swollen feet in the morning?

Swollen feet in am: It could be a number of things. I would recommend seeing your doctor, may need blood work to rule out a few things. Swelling is a general symptoms which may be associated with serious problem. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen feet and bloating?

What can cause swollen feet and bloating?

Many things: Heart disease, too much salt, alcohol, high blood pressure and many more. See your doctor for correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a strained muscle and i was wondering if that could cause swollen feet ?

I have a strained muscle and i was wondering if that could cause swollen feet ?

Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely to get swollen feet caused by strained muscles anywhere in body. ...Read more

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Can unsupportive shoes cause swollen feet and ankles if they are used to exercise?

Can unsupportive shoes cause swollen feet and ankles if they are used to exercise?

Get checked out: You may need to be seen to make sure that you don't have other health issues which can lead to swollen ankles and feet. Be sure to see your physician or podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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