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Leg Swelling (Definition)

Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you ...Read more


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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

Peripheral edema: The question is did your GP try to find out why you have edema like do you have Cardiac or Renal or liver or thyroid disease or PVD. Once the etiology is identified, appropriate treatment could be given ...Read more

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Swollen legs and feet, excessive night sweating and fatigue... What could be wrong?

Swollen legs and feet, excessive night sweating and fatigue... What could be wrong?

Difficult question: Please contact your md for appropriate evaluation. Many different causes may be possible reasons for your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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

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I have lower back pain, swollen legs and feet, frequent urination and severe ear infection?

I have lower back pain, swollen legs and feet, frequent urination and severe ear infection?

Lot of problems: I am worried that the ear infection may cause an inflammation/infection in the kidney (goodpastures syndrome).Please see a dr soon. ...Read more

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Swollen legs, feet and hands?

Swollen legs, feet and hands?

Find cause: I suggest you start with your family dr. ...Read more

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What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

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

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Nick Clark has swollen feet and swollen legs for an unknown reason what's wrong with him what does he have.?

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

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Just had C-section few days ago. Yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. Called drs office was told swelling normal after birth.?

Just had C-section few days ago. Yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. Called drs office was told swelling normal after birth.?

Should be evaluated: Edema after c-section could be normal. However, swelling of the extremities after a major abdominal surgery could be a sign of DVT and should be further evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

See Doctor: Being on Coumadin (warfarin) and with a history of cellulitis, you should see the Doctor to get evaluated and assure there is not some circulation issues in your lower extremities, causing your feet to get swollen and painful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Lymphedema: This sounds like lymphedema. This can be treated and should be treated. Please see a vascular specialist that has an interest in treating patients with lymphedema. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Apply aloe: Elevate the legs and take an antiinflammatory like Motrin or alleve if not contraindicated for any reason. ...Read more

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Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

Is menopause related to swollen legs (calves)?

No: Swelling in your legs is not a symptom of menopause. This might be concerning for other problems such as heart disease. This should prompt evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can appendix cause pain on legs or swollen legs?

Can appendix cause pain on legs or swollen legs?

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

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What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

Could be: Deep venous thrombophlebitis which can cause pulmonary emboli. You need to see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What should I do about a person that has grave's disease with swollen legs?

What should I do about a person that has grave's disease with swollen legs?

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

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How do I reduce foot/leg swelling? Can someone squeeze the water back up the leg?

How do I reduce foot/leg swelling? Can someone squeeze the water back up the leg?

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

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What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

What does it mean when u have a burning sensation on your left bottock cheak and swollen legs?

Nerve Entrapment: Burning pain is usually nerve related. Probably from impingement on the nerve going to the buttock @ the spinal column. Swelling in the legs is probably unrelated, and can be due to a number of things. You need a through examination. ...Read more

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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?

Swollen legs: Swollen les can be caused by many different things such as high blood pressure, infection, heart or kidney failure but when weeping drainage it may be much more serious like cellulitis. Call the dr. Right away. ...Read more

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My platlet volume is very high 14 fl and also have swollen legs. What could be the reason...please help to understand these symptoms?

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

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What could cause swollen legs?

What could cause swollen legs?

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

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Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Differential: 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

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Do you have any suggestions for care of elderly person with swollen legs?

Do you have any suggestions for care of elderly person with swollen legs?

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

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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

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I returned from vacation yesterday but since yesterday I have had severe swollen legs and ankles. What can I do to fix this please?

Possible blood clot: Elevate your legs. If the swelling does not subside within hours, seek urgent evaluation for an ultrasound to evaluate for a blood clot/DVT. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for swollen legs due to sunburn?

What is the treatment for swollen legs due to sunburn?

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

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35 yr old male. Dull aches in right peck and arm. Swollen legs. What could this be?

35 yr old male. Dull aches in right peck and arm. Swollen legs. What could this be?

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

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Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, I mean waist is not a problem?

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

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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?

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