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Copd Swollen Ankles
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What causes chronic inflammation? Puffy red eyes, feet, ankles, knees-recent chest wall pain- improves w/ibuprofen? Not obese 5' 3" 120lbs
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
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?
Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
Extreme swelling in ankles & feet after compression socks swelling controlled bjt can't walk due to pain skin on feet dark blotchy. Scared!
You SHOULD be scared: You could have a really serious problem here. Get to a doctor right away! ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing.This.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Woke up with joint stiffness , swelling hands, feet, ankles, wrists. Red rash all over body, itching feet and lower legs. What could this be?
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