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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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Why does my hands and feet swell only in cold weather?

Why does my hands and feet swell only in cold weather?

Cold hands warmheart: Blood is restricted from hands and feet in cold weather to keep the brain and organs warm. Lack of circulation can predispose to swelling. ...Read more

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7mo with purple hands, legs, and feet. She is very white. Yesterday she was at the doctor and heart and lungs were fine. Is this due to cold weather?

7mo with purple hands, legs, and feet. She is very white. Yesterday she was at the doctor and heart and lungs were fine. Is this due to cold weather?

Workup/Mgt: I would advise checking your daughter's temperature. Babies can lose body heat quickly. Keep her head warm and she should have one more layer of clothing than older children. Since she is on albuterol and has had constipation, a screening test for CF should be confirmed to rule out CF. Her pulse oximetry or oxygen saturation should be checked on arms and legs. If she has any distress, ED visit. ...Read more

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Does swelling & heaviness in wrist tendon (specially at night during cold weather) indicate any serious issue for 57+ yr female ?

Does swelling & heaviness in wrist tendon (specially at night during cold weather)  indicate any serious issue for 57+ yr female ?

Arthritis?: Yes sounds like only one wrist. It it your dominant side? Now do need a better history. Did you ever have any trauma to this wrist? The flare up such as swelling and tenderness is of concern. Chances are you either overworked of injured thus are in the past now you get flare ups you need to rest the limb and perhaps some ice abd ibuprophen to start. Passive movement is always helpful. If no reli ...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 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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Im 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 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 hands swell once I go outside in cold weather but go back to normal when I go inside?

My hands swell once I go outside in cold weather but go back to normal when I go inside?

Cold Hands.: Your symptoms could be associated with a condition known as "cold hands syndrome". There is a host of other conditions that can be associated with this syndrome. You would do best to consult with either a neurologist or hand specialist. Some major university hospitals even offer clinics that treat this syndrome. ...Read more

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Mortons neuroma foot swelling numb for week can get cold is this really bad?

Mortons neuroma foot swelling numb for week can get cold is this really bad?

Yes: The cold is an indication of poor blood supply due to the swelling, see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

Elevation: Elevate your feet, rest drink lots of water. That should help to reduce swelling. You should also contact your md if you are swelling and she is not aware. Sometimes swelling can be seen with high blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ice cold painful stiff numb feet swelling, also in legs very sore. What tests do I need? Could this be from reoccurring utis? What do I need to do?

Ice cold painful stiff numb feet swelling, also in legs very sore. What tests do I need? Could this be from reoccurring utis? What do I need to do?

Feet: Your symptoms can't be explained by a UTI. You need a good physical exam by your MD to determine the cause. You are too young to have poor circulation and alternative causes need go be looked for. Based on your exam and history further test can be done. Call and see your MD. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Definition)

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