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Edema In Legs Ankles And Feet
Can hypothyroidism cause circulatory issues, cold feet and hands also pitting edema in legs ankles and feet?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Yes: But it is usually only part of the cause. ...Read more
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
Is pitting edema normal in a leg sprain? The foot is normal, only the sprained area is edematous.
Yes: Usually the swelling is directly around the the sprained ligaments. ...Read more
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
28years old lady presented with edema and pain on dorsum of foot gradualy developed into upper leg pain what causes?
Father had severe edema and 10% heart fraction rate. Leg and feet swelling had since gone with drip assistance. Will he be ok?
4 days Leg calves itch bad, slight swollen started new job on feet lot. No redness. 2 days later feet burn, BP fine. Normally have little edema. Age 61?
Common: This is a common problem for your situation. Support hose and proper fitting footwear are helpful ...Read more
I have upper left side and sternum pain; gallbladder was removed 12/16. I've also been experiencing right leg foot/calf edemas and random bruising.
Edema in feet, more severe in left, after 2mo elevation due to left tibia fracture. D-Dimer 0.58 (safe < 0.5). Is just a left leg doppler sufficient?
I would say yes, but: Follow the rec of Ur orthopedic surgeon or internist. ...Read more
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
Blood clot? Healthy Mom has severe and sudden onset of leg swelling both legs and feet, hard red and stinging take HZTZ has edema also short of breath
Yes: It is not unusual to retain fluid as your activity is diminished. It generally resolves with normal activity. ...Read more
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
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
Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?
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
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