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Hard Swollen Legs And Feet
Yes: It is very common. I suggest you discuss this with your dr. ...Read more
Greetings, I was diagnosed with graves in my 20's I am 52, radio iodine streatment, swollen legs and feet. What is the best diet for me?
Radio I 4 Graves: 52 F Graves Rx with radio I in 20s. Now 52 swollen legs and feet. What is best diet 4 me? ANS: first be certain you are on adequate Thyroid replacement. As you may have myxedema. If T Ok then need to find. Cause of swelling. Almost always too much salt in diet. Get DASH DIET book. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6. Follow it 4 2 weeks exactly Chap 9. If swelling goes then follow DASH. I do 2nd opinion 4 this. ...Read more
I am 20 years old, and I have swollen legs and feet, the GP gave me water tablets. But they don not really help me.?
Difficult question: Please contact your md for appropriate evaluation. Many different causes may be possible reasons for your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more
52 female swollen legs and feet, legs are bright red and warm at touch. I gained 30lbs in less than a week, I take thyroid med. Went to my dr, she ran blood work and it all came back ok. Had ultra sound of liver and heart and all is good. Seen my cardio dr
Hello.: Hello. You indicated that you gained 30 pounds in one week - usually that rapid a weight gain is due to fluid retention. The swelling of your lower extremities helps to support that idea. I don't know if the blood work, and ultrasounds were done before or after that weight gain. Even if a definitive cause is not known, your doctor should be able to help diuress some of that fluid (if that is infact what it is). I am a psychiatrist, so I can not provide you with a second opinion. However, if you had not yet had that level of weight gain, please get this reassessed by your provider. Also ask about help to reduce the fluid that is being retained in your lower extremities. In the meantime, you may wish to sit with your legs propped up, so that you won't have so much gravitational pull on the fluids. ...Read more
It depends: With blood tests, they may order certain tests that look for inflammatory processes such as arthritis, infection etc. They may look for medical reasons for swelling that might indicate thyroid problems, electrolyte issues. There are many possible tests that can be ordered, so ask the doctor what tests are being ordered, and why. Good luck. ...Read more
Could you tell me why my husband has extremely swollen legs ankles and feet? His balls are swollen to the size of a watermelon too?
Nick Clark has swollen feet and swollen legs for an unknown reason what's wrong with him what does he have.?
Swelling: Nick Clark needs to see a physician to be evaluated. There are many possible causes for lower extremity swelling. ...Read more
Just had C-section few days ago. Yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. Called drs office was told swelling normal after birth.?
7lb gain in less than two weeks. Constipation, swollen legs & eyes, tingling feet, dizziness. Diet and exercise (5-6 times/week) the same. Not pregnan?
See your doctor: See your doctor sooner than later. The swelling suggests fluid retention which could explain your significant rapid weight gain. That coupled with tingling and dizziness could indicate something that needs quick attention. You may want to reduce or stop exercising until your doctor says it, is ok. If, these symptoms worsen before seeing, your, doc, go, to, the, ER? ...Read more
Do I need to go to the ER for the past 4 days I have had swollen legs ankle feet fingers and face now it hurts to walk on my feet they burning?
No: No, but do make an appointment with your regular primary physician. Although it is a scary condition, it is probably not an emergency and you'll be better served by seeing your pcp. If he or she thinks it's serious, then you may be admitted but it'll be better and more efficient care than the ed from your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hey Doc, I woke up this morning with swollen legs, its red above the foot almost 50 % up towards the knee. It is not all over just certain spots. When you press down it hurts. I feel strange and displaced. Not dizzy or drunk. Blood sugar 5 & 122/82?
Red swollen legs: You ask about sudden onset red swollen lower legs. This sound very likely to be cellulitis. Especially urgent to treat if you are a diabetic patient. People who retain water with swollen legs are more prone. Further attacks can be prevented if swollen legs are prevented. Treatment would be with antibiotics. Most frequent germs: streptococcus or staphylococcus. ...Read more
RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs, liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks
Possible: Very possible. Swelling may occur via a few different mechanisms in this illness: 1) if normal liver tissue has been replaced by cancer then insufficient circulating proteins can be produced by the liver resulting in a decrease in oncotic or "pulling pressure" of the circulating bloodstream resulting in fluid seeping out into dependent areas of body like the legs. 2) tumor bulk could block IVC ...Read more
Hot weather: Very swollen and hard great saphenous vein along both legs, veins are colorless. Way more in right leg, than left leg. Discomfort and aching, but no swollen legs, no change in color or warmth. 19 y/o male and very low bodyfat.
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
The last 3 weeks my legs n feet have bin hard n swollen painfull hot and IV had celilitous twice it came n then went. I'm on warfarin?
After 3 ops (back, knee, foot) my loved one has painful and numb swollen feet and her legs up to the knee are sometimes swollen and hard as wood. Why?
I fell 3wks ago. Injuring ankle shin &top leg where I hav varicose veins. Has been better bt now veins feel hard ankle &foot swollen. Shld I b concerned?
My daughter had goten third spacing during her pregnancy, had her baby and still has the third spacing and has very swollen legs and feet, need help?
Talk to her doctor: The question is why she is third spacing. This can be a symptom of pre-eclampsia or can be due to a low serum protein level, or any number of other things. She needs to talk to her OB about the cause in order to know what if anything she needs to do about it. It can take some time for the changes of pregnancy to resolve after delivery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not directly: Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix and is a medical emergency. Many cases of appendicitis require removal of the inflamed appendix by laparotomy or laparoscopy due to the high mortality associated with rupture of the appendix, which may lead to severe complications such as peritonitis and sepsis. It is not directly a cause of leg pain, but when inflamed the leg movements can illicit pain. ...Read more
Are they related?: Peopel who are hyperthyroid have exopthalmos and weight loss and sometimes jittery. But I am not sure that swollen legs are related to being hyperthyroid. Ask your doctor who is treating you for your thyroid disease. You cannot cure hyperthyroidism yourself. The leg swelling may be from an unrelated problem. ...Read more
See a physician: It is important to know why you are having swelling; whether it the result of a local problem, such as an injury or a systemic cause. Also, symptoms and other local signs are also important. In the case of venous insufficiency compression stockings are a first line treatment. Conditions such as lymphedema require other approaches. See your physician for evaluation and appropriate referral. ...Read more
My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?
My platlet volume is very high 14 fl and also have swollen legs. What could be the reason...please help to understand these symptoms?
Need hematologist: A high platelet count can be for a number of reasons, some of which are serious medical problems. While your physician may be able to find the answer, it is likely that you will need a referral to a hematologist for testing to arrive at the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the legs to swell. Could also be related to arthritis, gout, plantar fasciitis or even medications (calcium channel blockers or NSAIDs like Naproxen). Work-up is necessary. ...Read more
Diagnosis would include achilles tendonopathy, post tibial tendonopathy, post tibial neuritis, clot in leg
Without examine you the first concern would be a clot in the leg particularly if here is swelling or pain in the calf region. If pain is not there I would not worry as much for a clot and then can move on with he eat of the differential... ...Read more
1st find cause: Before discussing treatment options, we always need to figure out cause of problem. Swollen legs could be due to blood clot, kidney failure, heart failure, liver failure or just venous insufficiency (vein failure). Each cause requires different approach. So it's best to take patient to see Family Doc (or Geriatrician if elderly) for complete evaluation then treatment as appropriate. ...Read more
My brother has swollen legs look like elephant's probably got from sea rocks slipping, what to do?
He needs immediate: Medical attention. There is a strong likelihood that the massive swelling is from infections. Walking on slippery rocks in ; around the ocean can lead to many nicks ; cuts. Sea organisms can cause terrible infections. He needs medical attention. ...Read more
I returned from vacation yesterday but since yesterday I have had severe swollen legs and ankles. What can I do to fix this please?
First: take an anti-: Inflammatory agents. For Ibuprofen the dose is 10 mg/kg/dose taken after meals every 8 hrs. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory drug and it also taken every 4 hrs. It is much less doable outside a hospital setting. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing is 10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hrs. ...Read more
Dangerous: Could be lung, liver, heart, kidney and miscellaneous disease. Check with your doc. This is nothing to fool around. See your doc asap. ...Read more
Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, I mean waist is not a problem?
Medical supply store: Graduated compression hose generally require a prescription from you doctor. They will need to specify the extent of the pressure needed and you will need to get measured for them. This is usually a service of a medical supply store in your community. These are generally not available at pharmacies or drug stores. ...Read more
I am over 45 years old on high BP control drugs. I get swollen legs when I'm inactive for a while. Why does this happen?
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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