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Calf, foot swelling when sitting too long, what's wrong?

Calf, foot swelling when sitting too long, what's wrong?

Insuffiency: Usually when you have swelling in your feet and legs when sitting it is due to a condition called venous insuffiency. The veins in the legs do not work well and retain fluid which should be circulated through out the body. This fluid is then retained in the skin. If left untreated it can lead to cellulitis (skin infection) and wounds. ...Read more

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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


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I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

Discuss with your MD: All of these symptoms may be local musculo-skeletal problems but you need to talk to your doctor. Cramps could be an electrolyte disorder. One sided swelling could be venous insufficiency but it could be phlebitis. The leg falling asleep is most likely a compression of a nerve while you are asleep. However, you have a number of leg questions that requires someone seeing you personally. ...Read more

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Foot beesting local reaction foot swelling increase sitting standing legs dependent 72 hours foot stillfit in shoe not pass ankle are oral antibiotic?

Foot beesting local reaction foot swelling increase sitting standing legs dependent 72 hours foot stillfit in shoe not pass ankle are oral antibiotic?

Bee sting: Typically, with most bee stings, one will notice localized redness and swelling to the affected site. Oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ice and/or a topical 'anti-itch' ointment should help symptoms. Should one experience any throat or facial swelling with difficulty getting a full-breath, go to emergency care. With redness staying local, antibiotics are not needed. Your doc should be consulted with any change. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the feet swelling?

What can be done to reduce the feet swelling?

It depends...: It all depends on what is the reason why you are having swelling. If you don't suffer of any illness a very common reason is what is called dependent edema if you stand up or are on your feet for a long time during the day. In that case elevation of your feet for 20-30 minutes can help. Also if you consume a lot of salt or sodium that can cause it so try to go low on that in your diet. ...Read more

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Feet swelling most of the time. My weight is 87kg, height 5feet 8inch, age- 40?

Feet swelling most of the time.
My weight is 87kg, height 5feet 8inch, age- 40?

Many possibilities: The three things I think of that can cause your feet to swell are 1) blood vessel problems, 2) heart problems, 3) thin blood; To help the symptoms you can elevate your legs and wear compression stockings (or even soccer socks you can get at KMart or WalMart). To check for and treat the causes you'll need to see a doctor, who might do bloodwork, heart tests, and/or blood vessel studies. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

Many causes: There are plenty of causes of foot/ankle swelling. First, you need to make sure that you are not in acute pain, which could indicate a blood clot. If not, then it could be the venous system not emptying, added salts in foods, lack of calf strength when walking, diabetes, etc. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can better differentiate the swelling and recommend a plan for you. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the reason for feet swelling?

I want to know what's the reason for feet swelling?

Swelling: Often caused by venous insufficiency or lymphedema where fluid will accumulate in feet and legs: especially after being on feet or sitting with legs hanging down. Congestive heart failure is also a possibility. See your physician for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could tingling and feet swelling be a symptom of?

What could tingling and feet swelling be a symptom of?

Feet tingle swelling: There could be many - diabetic neuropathy, heart failure, peripheral neuropathy, vascular flow issues in the foot, excessive alcohol intake, smoking related vascular damage, etc....At your age have it checked out. ...Read more

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What are some causes of foot swelling?

What are some causes of foot swelling?

Swelling: General injury, vein weakness, infection, blood clots, fracture, and allergic reaction. There are more obviously, but these are a few. ...Read more

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