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Edema Of Ankles
Not usually: Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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 used lithium for 10+ years with constant edema of ankles. Now have chronic venous deficiency. Could lithium have caused this as long use.
Lithium and veins: Endothelial cells have the key function of participating in the maintenance of open and functional capillaries. Dysfunction of the vascular endothelium is thus a hallmark of human diseases such as peripheral vascular disease (rajendran 2013) however lithium alters the disposition and release of norepinephrine and, as a result, affects adrenergic neurotransmission (beaty 1981) may impair venous flow. ...Read more
Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (like jobst) are also very useful in preventing swelling especially if you have a job where you are standing still for many hours. ...Read more
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Can cortisone epidural cause edema in ankles? Also, wearing new heavy shoes and change in gait? 84yr b
I think I would: Start by getting rid of the heavy shoes..... ...Read more
What can cause morning edema under eyes and in ankles? Edema in ankles is pitting edema soon after rising, but often lessens or disappears during day.
My BP, blood sugar is under control. My echocardiography shows no abnormality. Then y do I get pitting edema around ankles?
Edema: Important to determine cause. Possibilities are: kidney losses of protein and low blood albumin, liver impairment of albumin synthesis and low blood albumin, nutritional insufficiency of protein and low blood albumin, venous insufficiency of leg veins, blockage of leg veins, or lung disease and venous engorgement, or kidney insufficiency and sodium retention. ...Read more
I have intetmittent bouts of redness, swelling, and pitting edema to ankle. Discomfort to entire leg. Why would symptoms come and go?
If one leg or both: If one likly recurrent infection. If both. Should see your physician for complete medical workup. ...Read more
Motrin and Mobic (meloxicam) cause edema in ankles and legs. Do I need to avoid taking them or is it ok as long as it doesn't bother me too much?
Side effects of meds: Sometimes certain drugs can cause side effects that are uncomfortable. Motrin and Mobic (meloxicam) both can cause pedal edema, but if you are having pain and the edema is manageable, you can take them. However, if the edema becomes painful itself and it hurts to walk, then stop the meds. If there are signs of an allergy, such as hives, then stop the medication. Consult with your physician and pharmacist. ...Read more
Left ring finger tip is kind of white, hard and numb. Also have edema in ankles (left is much worse). Recovered meth addict. 36 y.o. Female?
Multiple issues: Please clarify what you are asking. It sounds like you need ongoing care and support from a good primary care doctor. Good luck! ...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
Got edema in ankles and feet on vacation. Then severe sunburn. 5 days later Can't walk. Severe pain. Doctor prescribed lasix, how soon will this help?
Depends: Its possible that some of the swelling is increased fluid in your tissues due to the sunburn. I would bet that it is the burn that makes walking not bearable. The lasix may help marginally with the discomfort, but so would elevating your legs. Treating the burn (ie with moisturizers) would likely help the swelling quite a lot, and may make walking bearable again sooner, as well. ...Read more
I have hemihypertrophy on my right leg. One lump on knee two on right side of leg. Searing pain in calf plus pitting edema in ankle. Is this urgent?
Could be serious.: Hemihypertrophy can mean a difference in length of the leg as well as girth of the leg. If you have suddenly noticed a difference in girth with searing calf pain and pitting edema, you need to go to the ER immediately because of the possibility of a blood clot. I believe in playing it safe since failure to treat could have devastating consequences. ...Read more
16 months postpartum, still have edema, left ankle and leg larger than right, no thrombosis, knee pain, breastfeeding?
See an orthopod: After making sure that no deep vein thrombosis in that leg, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon, mentioned you had knee pain, inflammation may be affecting the ankle as well. As for breastfeeding, pain killers like paracetamol or NSAIDs as ibuprofen won't affect your baby, but tell your doctor if s/he wants to prescribe something different, good luck ...Read more
Dx'd Ana dual @ 1:320. Rosacea, eczema, SOB on exert, lower leg pit edema shins ankles. Abn PFT, no sig find HR CT lung, wgt gain, - ech o card. Next?
Mgt and workup: A virtual appointment can be booked so that all the test results and your findings can be reviewed. Based on your description, I would also recommend renal function screening. ...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
83 yr female. No history heart disease. Kidneys good. Daily edema one ankle only. Arthritis and fibromyalgia. Now other ankle swelling, butnot feet.
Am diabetic on insulin. Have chronic nausea/diarrhea. Have had morning edema in ankles. Could this be liver/kidney issue or simply humidity and heat?
Why do you have it?: Is it unilateral or bilateral. Is it something that worsens during the day. Do you have a heart or kidney ailment. I need more info to help you. Can be bad veins and many other things. ...Read more
I have swelling/edema of both ankles for a few days. I'm 25, BMI = 24 (not overweight), no serious medical problems. What could be causing this?
1st find out cause: Before treating a condition, figure out it's cause. In case of swelling in feet/ankles, make sure your kidneys, liver & heart are ok. Ask if any medications might be causing your edema. Make sure you don't have a blood clot in your leg. Amlodipine is notorious for this. Assuming there's nothing wrong, keep your feet propped up. Avoid prolonged standing. Wear support hose. Consider a water pill. ...Read more
Heart and kidneys: In the patient with congestive heart failure, the body senses that the heart is not working correctly. It sends a message the kidneys to hold onto salt and water that the patient eats and drinks. This excess salt and water builds up and becomes apparent in the legs, belly, and lungs. ...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
Type of foot edema: Edema in feet & ankles is due to venous insufficiency when it is unilateral or uneven swelling if bilateral (more swelling in one foot > other), and is associated with increased pigmentation of the skin (from hemosiderin deposit) or with varicose (swollen) veins or bruises. Edema from CHF is symmetrical (bilateral) ...Read more
What to do if I have pitting edema on my ankles & feet and a low diastolic bp. What could that be?
Venous: Insufficiency. The valves on the veins may not be functioning as they should. ...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
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