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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Feet In The Elderly

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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

Pedal Edema (Definition)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or ...Read more


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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. 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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What causes swollen feet and ankles after binge at bar?

What causes swollen feet and ankles after binge at bar?

Consider liver: Agree that sodium may cause swelling but usually alcohol causes volume depletion. If swelling occurs after alcohol binge some sort of liver abnormality should be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe my swollen feet caused by heart problems?

A couple of things: I will make an assumption and presume that this is edema (a symptom of heart failure, or use of certain types of blood pressure medications). If this is the case, elevating your feet and/or using compression stockings may produce a substantial improvement in your symptoms. There may also be some benefit to the use of certain types of diuretics. ...Read more

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Are there any complications related to sleep apnea that causes swollen feet?

Are there any complications related to sleep apnea that causes swollen feet?

Edema: Edema or swollen feet are a sign of severe sleep apnea. If it's worse, then perhaps your CPAP settings are insufficient. Or your oxygen levels may still be low, so added oxygen may be beneficial. Also, your thyroid hormone could be checked since a deficiency can causes edema.
Please consult your sleep specialist. ...Read more

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My son has had swollen feet since birth, now yesterday his leg swole too. Any ideas as to what can cause this?

My son has had swollen feet since birth, now yesterday his leg swole too. Any ideas as to what can cause this?

What age is your son: There can be many things that present as swelling in the feet. If your son is a infant or child start now with his doctor and ask to be seen today if not go to the emergency room to evaluate new leg swelling. Don't wait. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

What causes swollen feet, legs, calves, thighs, groin, stomach, liver for 4 months?

How exactly: Would you know your liver is swollen? You should see your internist! Swelling all over like that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have swollen feet and ankles on both sides and severe pain in both wich make it hard to walk and is causing pain in my hips n back What causes this?

I have swollen feet and ankles on both sides and severe pain in both wich make it hard to walk and is causing pain in my hips n back What causes this?

Swollen ankles: Could be edema from heart disease, liver, kideny or venous insufficiency, or arthritis, or Charcots joints from DM, bilateral clots are rare. Please follow up today with ER or urgent care as this is significant. ...Read more

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Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

Pump failure: The right side of your heart accepts blood returning from the extremities. If it can't keep up, blood starts to back up in the extremities and causes swelling. Think of a basement pump. If its not powerful enough to keep up with the water seeping in, the basement will flood. ...Read more

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Swollen feet ankles causes? All of a sudden I just had surgery 2 weeks ago for umbilical hernia. I do have high blood and have not taken my medicine

Swollen feet ankles causes? All of a sudden I just had surgery 2 weeks ago for umbilical hernia. I do have high blood and have not taken my medicine

Important symptoms: You need to report that to your doc. The most obvious thing would be if your blood pressure medication were a diuretic (hydrochlorothiazide, chlorthalidone, furosemide, etc). If you stopped that it could give you swelling. Best wishes. ...Read more

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So I have a strained muscle in my lower back but I was wondering does it cause swollen feet also my feet were swollen when we had socks on over night?

So I have a strained muscle in my lower back but I was wondering does it cause swollen feet also my feet were swollen when we had socks on over night?

Probably not: A strained muscle in your lower back may keep you from bending down easily and at times it may be hard to stand up from a seated position, but I do not believe that it would have any relation to swelling of feet. Make sure that you are not ingesting more than your usual share of sodium (found in table salt, soft drinks, used as preservative, etc). When you retain salt you retain water-->swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

What can cause weight loss, appetite loss, swollen feet/ankles, and low protein in blood?

Bloodwork: It would be good to get a complete bloodwork and a workup by your physician. There are many reasons for your symptoms, it's too complicated for a brief paragraph. Get it checked out ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet n purple on bottom for a 3 week old with an arch in mouth n possible abnormal thyroid?

What causes swollen feet n purple on bottom for a 3 week old with an arch in mouth n possible abnormal thyroid?

Needs evaluation: A first thought would be in infant female with Turner syndrome. The purple bottom is incidental to normal circulation shift at that age, the swollen feet is a common presentation of Turner syndrome as would be the arched palate. A full exam would provide more to work with but a chromosome study would confirm or exclude the label. ...Read more

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Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?

Very swollen feet/ankles that are painful and cause shattered little spider veins. Medications: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr, baclofen and methadone. Medication caused?

Complicated: A little unusual to say that you feet/ankles are painful with swelling...swelling is common but often painless. Most serious causes of swelling would be heart failure (unusual at your age), kidney, liver disease. Could be problems with veins (poor valves causing sluggish return of blood to heart). Reviewed your meds...see no reason to suspect them. Need good evaluation...start with primary care ...Read more

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What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. Discuss any medications or drugs you have taken or are taking. This could be signs of serious reaction, allergic or immunologic, to bacteria, drugs, chemicals, or other infections. ...Read more

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Hot swollen feet?

Hot swollen feet?

Differential: The differential diagnosis for these symptoms can vary from venous stasis to infection to charcot arthropathy. Many systemic problems (congestive heart failure, kidney failure, liver disease, etc) can also cause swelling the lower extremities. I recommend an evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How to cure swollen feet?

How to cure swollen feet?

See your doctor: Swollen feet may be caused by several conditions, such as, heart disease, varicose veins, poor circulation, etc. Have a thorough exam. Swelling may be reduced by keeping your legs elevated, support stockings, and medications. Discuss the treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more