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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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2 days ago the anterior of ankle along the fibula started to hurt for no reason, very little swelling, im worried it could be serious... Bone cancer?

Doubt it's cancer: Very doubtful it's cancer. If you are active you could have tweaked it. If you pronate that could cause it, or it could be a number of things. Try rest, ice, compression and elevation and if it persists see a foot/ ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Why after a total removal of the thyroid are we (me & my sister) experiencing swelling in feet and ankles? Removed due to cancer

Why after a total removal of the thyroid are we (me & my sister) experiencing swelling in feet and ankles? Removed due to cancer

Edema: Swelling may be due to hypothyroidism, i.e. Low levels of thyroid hormone. Labs should be able to tell if you are getting enough supplement therapy. There are many other reasons for swelling in the legs as well. Discuss with your doctor. May need further work up. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Painful swelling in ankle&leg. Docs think lymphoma, x-ray also found lump on lung. Will biopsy to confirm cancer-How to manage painful severe swelling?

Painful swelling in ankle&leg. Docs think lymphoma, x-ray also found lump on lung. Will biopsy to confirm cancer-How to manage painful severe swelling?

Compression: You need a venous duplex ultrasound of legs to assess for dvt. But beyond this diagnosis, compression hose are best to assist with leg oedema. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Need doctor's help! Will liver cancer cause swelling in a leg?

Yes it can: Swelling in the legs can occur due to many different liver ailments such as liver failure, blood clots in the legs or blood clots in the veins of the abdomen as well as veins in the liver itself as these veins are often compressed or invaded by the liver cancer resulting in swelling in the abdomen and in the legs.. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

OVarian cancer: It can if it is associated with a DVT (blood clot) in that leg. Chemotherapy can also cause numbness. ...Read more

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Why would my 4yo start screaming her leg hurts. Just her right leg. No swelling redness or tenderness. Scared bone cancer? What are the signs?

Why would my 4yo start screaming her leg hurts. Just her right leg. No swelling redness or tenderness. Scared bone cancer? What are the signs?

Of course we: All sorry about rare bad things but common things happen more often. Think injury. Stress or rotational fracture of the tibia. Hip or knee pain. Infection in a joint. A cut. Etc. Before we think of te worst. Or the scary or bad. Pain in a four year old still needs attention and if it isn't apparent. Seek eval ...Read more

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2007 mastectomy w/reconstruction. Sudden swelling left breast arm neck and bottom of rib bruises on right leg. Breast MRI ruled out breast cancer?

2007 mastectomy w/reconstruction. Sudden swelling left breast arm neck and bottom of rib bruises on right leg. Breast MRI ruled out breast cancer?

R/o lymphedema: If there is a question of spread of cancer, you may need a pet scan. The most common reason for non-malignant swelling of a post-mastectomy area is lymphedema. ...Read more

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I have cold flu problem and left leg and left armpit swell always! Please help. Is it cancer, what to do?

I have cold flu problem and left leg and left armpit swell always! Please help. Is it cancer, what to do?

See your doc: I'm afraid we can't help you online. You need a good physical exam and maybe some tests. Try to see your doc ASAP. Hope it's nothing serious. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

How can I reduce swelling in my ankle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Limit standing and walking as much as possible. Antiinflammatories can be helpful. Discuss with your doctor if symptoms persists. Dr l. ...Read more

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I have a swelling in my ankle, injured last night during a football game, I can walk on it, but it still hurt!?

I have a swelling in my ankle, injured last night during a football game, I can walk on it, but it still hurt!?

Ankle injury: Even a seemingly low grade injury can have other problems going on. I recommend an exam with a podiatrist to figure it out. ...Read more

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I'm in a lot of pain after surgery on my tybia in my knee is it normal to have swelling in my ankle and foot?

I'm in a lot of pain after surgery on my tybia in my knee is it normal to have swelling in my ankle and foot?

Yes: As the tibia is healing from the surgery, it will typically cause swelling from the knee downward. See your surgeon if this becomes worse or painful. ...Read more

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Could chronic pain and swelling in your ankle be related?

Could chronic pain and swelling in your ankle be related?

Related to each: Other? Yes. Pain and swelling frequently accompany each other. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could u have a sprained ankle without swelling?

Please tell me, could u have a sprained ankle without swelling?

It is possible.: If it was not a major sprain you man not notice any significant swelling. ...Read more

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I have pain in my ankle suddenly, and the pain levels come and go, and there isn't any swelling. Could that be tendonitis?

I have pain in my ankle suddenly, and the pain levels come and go, and there isn't any swelling. Could that be tendonitis?

More info: Is needed. What causes pain? R u getting it only while walking? Is the pain in front of the ankle? The inner side? The outside? Need more detail... ...Read more

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Pain in back of ankle when getting out of bed 3 days ago. Now swelling and pain in back of ankle an up to knee. What could be wrong?

Pain in back of ankle when getting out of bed 3 days ago. Now swelling and pain in back of ankle an up to knee. What could be wrong?

Many possibilities: You could have strained a muscle in your calf, or even a partial tear of a muscle. One major concern with calf pain and swelling is a blood clot. Get it checked out ...Read more

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Ankles been swelling almost everyday. Could I be retaining to much water or to much weight? Should I be taking vitamins? 38yrs old 5/5in 200lbs

Ankles been swelling almost everyday. Could I be retaining to much water or to much weight? Should I be taking vitamins? 38yrs old 5/5in 200lbs

Check with your doc: Ankle swelling may be from another problem such as heart, lung, kidney and others. Edema is too much fluid in your body. Vitamins have not much to do with it, as long as you have a mixed diet. There is no need to spend your $$$ on vitamins.

Check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling of the ankles?

What could cause swelling of the ankles?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more