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Swollen painful ankles diabetic shortness of breath?

Swollen painful ankles diabetic shortness of breath?

Swollen ankles: This sounds more like a medical problem. Check with your doctor to find what is causing your swelling. It may from the heart, liver, or kidneys. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Yes: Arthritis can cause swelling that is usually confined to the joint(s) that are afflicted. Some arthritis' are symetrical , meaning swelling/pain of both feet or ankle. There is a possibility that the swelling is due to fuild retention. See a doc the sort out which cause of swelling you have. ...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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Atrial fibrillation for 3 years and swollen ankles..does swollen ankles mean heart failure? Only breathless climbing stairs.Thanks

Atrial fibrillation for 3 years  and swollen ankles..does swollen ankles   mean heart failure? Only breathless climbing stairs.Thanks

One sign of heart fa: Swollen ankles (& increase in water weight) is one sign of heart failure (HF). Being short of breath doing usual activities is another. Atrial fibrillation & heart failure often co-exist: it's a chicken-or-egg debate about which sets of which. But given your description, you should get checked out by a physician (Cardiologist) or use HealthTap Prime to sort this out long-term. HF can be treated! ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Can arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Yes: Arthritis in the foot or ankle joints not only hurt, but can be filled with excess fluid and seen as swelling. This is often referred to as an "effusion". ...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 chronic inflammation? Puffy red eyes, feet, ankles, knees-recent chest wall pain- improves w/ibuprofen? Not obese 5' 3" 120lbs

What causes chronic inflammation? Puffy red eyes, feet, ankles, knees-recent chest wall pain- improves w/ibuprofen? Not obese 5' 3" 120lbs

Too many things: It sounds like you a lot of edema. There are too many causes to figure out in one paragraph. You should see a doctor. They will need to take a detailed history, perform physical exam, and probably order some tests. Please get it looked into. ...Read more

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Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Swollen hard red lumps on lower legs & ankles swollen w/ very sore hip, knee & ankle joints. Mainly hurts after resting. One heel aches a lot flatfeet?

Needs to be checked : We do not have enough information to tell you what is causing your symptoms of swollen lumps and pain in the joints. We don't know how old you are and what other co existing condition you might have and if you are taking any medicine. Etc. We need a detailed history and physical exam and you may need blood test and if indicated some imaging like xrayes or others like MRI etc,Consult your doctor ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Needs Attention: There can be a number of things that may be causing these symptoms. Some causes could be serious and should be checked out by a physician for further evaluation. ...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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Severe pitted edema to knee/ no ankles. feet red.BP 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. have rash that wont go away, fatigue?

Severe pitted edema  to knee/ no ankles. feet red.BP 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. have rash that wont go away, fatigue?

See doctor: Severe edema as you described is not normal. It is unclear from your message if this is a new problem or a chronic condition and recently worse. Either way, this needs to be evaluated with your doctor to review all of your symptoms and medications. ...Read more

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Feet and ankles and legs adre swelle?

Feet and ankles: I'm not sure what the question really is. But if your legs and feet and ankles are all swollen , then hate cause is likely systemic . See your family doc . ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing.This.

Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing.This.

Chest lymph nodes: Lymph nodes on cxr/ct scan & symptoms sound like sarcoidosis , TB or lymphoma. You need bronchoscopy by lung doctor for tissue diagnosis. The treatment depends on tissue specific diagnosis. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more