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Causes Of Swollen Feet In The Elderly
If you found an elderly, but otherwise healthy woman dehydrated with swollen feet and kidneys starting to fail, what would you think first?
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
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
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
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
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
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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Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely to get swollen feet caused by strained muscles anywhere in body. ...Read more
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
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
My son has had swollen feet since birth, now yesterday his leg swole too. Any ideas as to what can cause this?
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
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?
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
What are the causes for swollen feet? I am 73, have good health generally except for high blood pressure. I take daily walks in the morning.
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
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
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
Yes: Tissues burn, swell and can retain fluid after a burn. ...Read more
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
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
If I had a l5-s1 discectomy in 2009, could it cause swollen feet and inflamed in between toes and ankles, can hardly walk short, a lot of back pain?
I've swollen feet hands& belly. I feel breathless and even my hands tremble while doing any work. Is it cause of the excessive bleeding during periods?
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
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
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
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