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Edema In Both Legs
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Have severe fluid retention in both feet. The tops of both feet and ankles are swollen causing numbness in toes. Can this cause vessel damage?
Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: it is very unlikely as the trigge for CRPS is local trauma to one extremity like a cut, this is also much less common than routine polyneuropathy, you need to see a neurologist for this who can do emg/ncs to confirm polyneuropathy ...Read more
TRAUMA OR NOT?: HI! Swelling of both ankle areas simultaneously without known trauma ie: jumping off of something and landing hard on both feet can be due to a systemic problem. Possibilities include: lymphedema, arthritis which can be osteo, rheumatoid, gouty attack, other accompanying signs/symptoms, etc. , pregnancy, infection, blood clot,medication, heart -liver - kidney problems. All need medical evaluation. ...Read more
Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?
Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe : Any drug can cause swelling from the salts used to make the drug. ...Read more
Need MD evaluation: Prednisone can cause fluid retention, but not lymphedema. Lymphedema is due to obstruction of the lymphatic channels in the legs and is a hard, "brawny" edema. The fluid retention from prednisone usually "pits" when you press your thumb into the swelling. You have a complicate medical history; edema needs to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Itching from entire waist to knees of both legs sometimes pain in back of both legs to big toes.Help!
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Lots of things: Severe calf pain can be due to intermittant claudication which you must address due to poor circulation. Upper thigh pain can also be due to poor circulation especially if you are a past smoker. Overexercise which causes cramping, and lack of stretching may also be a cause. Arthridities and neuromuscular disorders should also be addressed. I would see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Gravity and osmosis: Distribution of excess fluid in nephrotic syndrome is throughout the body due to loss of blood proteins that hold water in the vascular system. Osmosis then drags water to areas of higher concentration. It may show more in the face because one can notice that most easily, but is generally throughout the body. This is known as anasarca. In chf, the osmotic effect is not present, so gravity wins. ...Read more
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