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Dr. Nassir Azimi
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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)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged ...Read more


Dr. David Mai
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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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Dr. Randy Lisch
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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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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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Dr. John Goldman
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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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Dr. Farshad Bathaee
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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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Dr. David Tobin
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman
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Cause of swollen feet and face?

Systemic cause: Could be lots of things. It is a sign of too much fluid in the body overall. Could be too much salt in the diet. Could be veins in the legs not functioning properly. Could be a heart or lung problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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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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Dr. James Cain
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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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