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My feet & hands are swelling in the night I'm waking up and my hands are numb swollen I can't feel them. Feet severe pain walking hurt bad. Pls advise?

My feet & hands are swelling in the night I'm waking up and my hands are numb swollen I can't feel them. Feet severe pain walking hurt bad. Pls advise?

Neuropathy: Nerve pain is due to a cause. I would start with a doctor check up and labs. Peripheral neuropathy could be caused by diabetes, deficiency of B12 and Folic Acid, reduced kidney function, arthritis or other.
The causes are treatable with oral medication. The pain will only get worse without treatment. ...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


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I'm been experiencing hand and mostly feet swelling with excruciating itching, only at night, it's not skin itching, it's more like a need to rub madly?

I'm been experiencing hand and mostly feet swelling with excruciating itching, only at night, it's not skin itching, it's more like a need to rub madly?

Tough to know: There are several potential explanations for these symptoms, but none very generalizable without more information. You would likely benefit from a virtual consult on Health Tap. More information about your health history and the timing of these symptoms can be discussed before the physician can comment on possible causes and a plan to achieve relief. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?

Need to be seen: Your swelling could be an allergic rxn. Please make an appointment to be evaluated and treated for reaction or possible infection. Only being seen can a physician make a good clinical decision on your care. ...Read more

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I have hand and foot swelling. I have problems about my shoes they unfit to me. What can I do?

I have hand and foot swelling. I have problems about my shoes they unfit to me. What can I do?

Foot swelling: 1st get shoes that fit and purchase toward end of day. You also find out what ois the cause of the swelling. At your age I doubt it's circulatory. Any injury recently or new shoes worn recently? More info would help. ...Read more

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I am taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for fibromyalgia and have gained 20lbs with hand and feet swelling. Are there other drugs that treat fibromyalgia with less side?

I am taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for fibromyalgia and have gained 20lbs with hand and feet swelling. Are there other drugs that treat fibromyalgia with less side?

Make sure is Fibro: Fibromyalgia is one of the most overly diagnosed condition today. There are many underlying conditions that can explain many of the symptoms that are more common-place and actually treatable. Conditions of the neck and low back will frequently have "myofascial" (muscle, tendon, ligament=soft-tissues) related pain that will spread quite far at times. Seek pain specialist eval. If needed for options. ...Read more

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Why might I suddenly have an intolerancfe to salt...Orbital edema and hand, feet swelling...Bloodwork fine according to other drs on here.

Here's why...: New and sudden onset edema should prompt evaluation for heart failure, liver failure and nephrotic kidney disease. Sounds like those have already been ruled out. It is also possible that you could have a systemic inflammatory or hormonal response that produces some vascular leakiness. Failing that you may just have eaten too much salt. ...Read more

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39/y male, hypogonadal 150 ng/dl. Prescription 2mg androgel patches. Now have severe hand & feet swelling. Emergency? Remedy for instant relief?

39/y male, hypogonadal 150 ng/dl. Prescription 2mg androgel patches. Now have severe hand & feet swelling. Emergency? Remedy for instant relief?

Call ; C Androgel Dr: Stop applying androgel, get an antihistamine at your local drug store ; call dr who prescribed the hormone replacement. You obviously can not use it again. Replacement injections might be considered. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain in both hands, knees, and feet? Swelling, reddness, and all of areas are hot to touch, with severe fatigue. Thanks.

What causes severe joint pain in both hands, knees, and feet? Swelling, reddness, and all of areas are hot to touch, with severe fatigue. Thanks.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: At your age it is more likely to be rheumatoid arthritis or another collagen disease like lupus etc. Only way you can find out is by consulting your family physician or a rheumatologist. Need detailed history, physical examination, xrays and/or blood test.Osteoarthritis usually presents at later date and pain and symptoms are limited to the joints only due to degenerative changes in the joints, seemd. ...Read more

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My husband have his left foot swelling he said he felt like an insect bite last night. Google search said take ibuprofen, but how many times a day?

My husband have his left foot swelling he said he felt like an insect bite last night. Google search said take ibuprofen, but how many times a day?

Every 6 hours: The timing for Ibuprofen is every six hours as needed. However, this will help with pain and somewhat with the inflammation, if thee is still a lot of swelling or itching from the bite, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) may be a good additional medication to try. Cool compresses are also helpful. ...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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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 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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Is foot swelling common with a torn meniscus?

Is foot swelling common with a torn meniscus?

Unusual: Foot swelling is not common with a torn meniscus. If the is significant swelling of you foot then you should see you pcp and have him evaluate your for other problems in the extremity. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling.

I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling.

With Pain or not?: This can be edema or could be arthritis. See you physican to clarify this and then to see if need to see a consultant ...Read more

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