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Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?

Hypothyroid: Generally not circulatory issues unless the edema is tremendous, but definitely edema. See your family doc for help. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Edema (Definition)

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


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What can I do to keep the edema in my legs, ankles and feet under control?

What can I do to keep the edema in my legs, ankles and feet under control?

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

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Is it possible for me to keep the edema in my legs, ankles and feet under control?

Is it possible for me to keep the edema in my legs, ankles and feet under control?

Certainly can try: Compression hosiery, elevation, restricting salt intake, diuretics if internist feels are needed...May all be part of a plan... ...Read more

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Can risperdal cause pitting edema in lower legs ankles and feet?

Probably not: There is no listing of edema being caused by Risperdal but any side effect is possible. I would look at poss varicose veins, hormones or other drug reactions. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

Can hypothyroidism cause pitted edema in my lower legs, ankles and feet?

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 more

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35 wks pregnant severe edema feet/ankles legs feet painful no improvement 4days of rest, elevate, compression, walkin, water, no protein b/p normal imobile

35 wks pregnant severe edema feet/ankles legs feet painful no improvement 4days of rest, elevate, compression, walkin, water, no protein b/p normal imobile

Keep Gyn close.: If your BP is normal and there’s no protein in your urine, then this could be simply related to pressure upon the inferior vena cava by the enlarging uterus. That and the immobility. But just stay in close contact with your Gynecologist. Get your BP and urine checked often for the next few weeks. Try to walk around. ...Read more

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Edema legs feet ankles black/ blue sudden onset?

Edema legs feet ankles black/ blue sudden onset?

Fluid retention: Usually comes from one of 4 areas: heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The fluid shows up in the feet due to gravity. The black & blue discoloration may or may not be related to the swelling. Sometimes, the swelling can actually break a few tiny blood vessels to cause the black & blue, but it could be unrelated also. You need to see your doctor asap. Sudden onset of swelling can be serious. ...Read more

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I have been seeking answers since march 2012 for edema in both of my lower legs, ankles and feet. Blood work has shown elevated sedimentation rates (4?

I have been seeking answers since march 2012 for edema in both of my lower legs, ankles and feet. Blood work has shown elevated sedimentation rates (4?

Check the thyroid: If no heart failure, kidney and liver disease, or blood vessel abnormalities (varicose, aterial disease) think about your sodium intake or thyroid disease. Esr of 4 doesn't seem high. Google hypothyroidism symptoms. Otherwise it could be a medicine you are on (amlodipine?). Again consulting with an experienced internist might help. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of edema. My legs, feet and ankles are turning black/blue. What should I do?

You need to be: Evaluated asap by a medical professional. There are many causes of swelling but sudden black or blue feet is not good. It indicates possible clot or possible pooling of blood, or even possible gangrene.
You should seek immediate medical attention. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

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 more

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I am 52 old years old and my legs, ankle, feet are over swollen. ...i thnk its peripheral edema. ...and my BMI is around 40....so wht its treatmnt?

I am 52 old years old and my legs, ankle, feet are over swollen. ...i thnk its peripheral edema. ...and my BMI is around 40....so wht its treatmnt?

Bmi: You have many important issues that need evaluation and care. Start with your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and order relevant labs and xrays. Further management will depend on the results. Decrease the leg swelling by sleeping with your legs on a pillow. Before you leave the bed put on support stockings and your legs won't be so swollen. ...Read more

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Severe leg pain & edema this summer with no known cause. Asthmatic. Now experiencing severe pain in legs & feet when hiking, walking distances. Cause?

Severe leg pain & edema this summer with no known cause. Asthmatic. Now experiencing severe pain in legs & feet when hiking, walking distances. Cause?

Circulation?: If you have severe pain that limits your ability to walk and improves when you rest you need to have the arteries and pulses in your legs checked. If that turns out to be normal it may be a problem coming from your spine and that is what I would check next. ...Read more

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28years old lady presented with edema and pain on dorsum of foot gradualy developed into upper leg pain what causes?

28years old lady presented with edema and pain on dorsum of foot gradualy developed into upper leg pain what causes?

Several things: This could have started from a blood clot or simple tendonitis.
Stress fracture could alter walking position and cause leg pain. ...Read more

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I have uncontrolled hypertension hypothyroidism, discoloration both legs & now edema in right leg knee to foot. What kind of doc should I see first?

I have uncontrolled hypertension hypothyroidism, discoloration both legs & now edema in right leg knee to foot. What kind of doc should I see first?

Physician: Family practice physician will help you sort through these problems, do appropriate workups, and refer you to the proper specialists if necessary. ...Read more

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Is edema in feet and ankles 4 weeks post knee injury normal?

Is edema in feet and ankles 4 weeks post knee injury normal?

Yes: It is not unusual to retain fluid as your activity is diminished. It generally resolves with normal activity. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to feet and ankle swelling from edema?

How can I put an end to feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevate: Elevate and compression to treat the swelling, but more importantly find the cause and treat that if possible. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevation: While at rest, compression while ambulating, restricting salt from your diet and consideration of a diuretic by your internist. ...Read more

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Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.

Be aware: This could be a sign of a blood clot - a so called deep vein thrombosis, although this type of swelling tends to be pitting. Nonpitting edema tends to be from lymphatic obstuction or from deposition of certain substances like you see with hypothyroidism (though this tends to be bilateral - on both sides). Nonetheless, you should get this looked at by a doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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In a 29yo f; where would one start looking 4 a cause of bilat. Pingueculitis, bilat. Ankle/foot edema, & chest wall pain? Could there be a unifying dx?

In a 29yo f; where would one start looking 4 a cause of bilat. Pingueculitis, bilat. Ankle/foot edema, & chest wall pain? Could there be a unifying dx?

Pingueculitis: Pingueculitis is usually an isolated ocular condition usually related to chronic environmental exposure to sun and wind. Most likely not related to your other symptoms. ...Read more

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Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?

Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?

Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics.
This results in swelling.
It is only temporary.

Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week
and, keep using it (unless real painful)

[if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...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