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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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Foot Swelling (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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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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