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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...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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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

IF U HAD ECLAMPSIA: U should still be followed very closely by your doctor who took care of u because as u know now adays pre-eclampsia should not become eclampsia if u were having regular OB care, so if u are worried about swelling u need to call your doc right now to make sure everything is ok and that your blood pressure is not still elevated or going up again or go back to the hos where u delivered for evaulation. ...Read more

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Bulging veins with bad swelling of legs ankles and feet? Associated with snri or estrogen?

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Bulging veins with bad swelling of legs ankles and feet? Associated with snri or estrogen?

Not likely to be ...: Either one. Although almost any medicine can cause almost any side effect, bulging veins and feet and ankle swelling wouldn't be likely to be due to taking an snri. Estrogen could conceivably contribute to swelling and visible veins but, as dr. Isobe said, neither is likely to be the cause. Bulging veins and swelling generally means that you have an underlying vein problem that should be treated. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain,no swelling or discoloration.Worse when walking.Have May-Thurner.Cause 4 concern?

Sudden onset of pain on side/bend of knee in L leg w/calf pain,no swelling or discoloration.Worse when walking.Have May-Thurner.Cause 4 concern?

May-Thurner syndrome: Absolutely. Get a left lower extremity ultrasound ASAP. Your doc may elect to get a D-dimer blood test as well. Have you been stented? Although MTS is associated with a small percentage of deep venous blood clots in the left leg (very rarely right) there is a significant rate of recurrence of DVTs in folks that have this condition. Don't sit on this. Seek further care. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What is associated with swelling in the legs and ankles?

What is associated with swelling in the legs and ankles?

Swelling: Most commonly vein dysfunction but it can also be cardiac, pulmonary or kidney issues. ...Read more

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Can muscle cramping in the calf cause compartment syndrome?

Can muscle cramping in the calf cause compartment syndrome?

Calf cramps: You seem to be very concerned about having a compartment syndrome in your lower legs. As a sports medicine MD, I personally suffer from Achilles tendinitis and myositis of the calf muscles and assure you most calf cramps are the benign result of overuse. Exercise induced chronic compartment syndrome is a rare but serious cause of calf pain. Please see an MD ASAP to check for compartment pressures! ...Read more

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34 yrs women. Severe legs pain from knees to feet in both legs.no varice.sometimes mild lower back pain.it make worst with bowel movement or gas.

34 yrs  women. Severe legs pain from knees to feet in both legs.no varice.sometimes mild lower back pain.it make worst with bowel movement or gas.

Requires examination: Highly suggestive of lumbar disc issues; however circulatory and neurological issues must be rules out. ...Read more

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Can May-Thurner Syndrome cause discomfort/pain in the achilles, soleus, and calf, region?

Can May-Thurner Syndrome cause discomfort/pain in the achilles, soleus, and calf, region?

May- thurner: This is a syndrome that can cause blood clots . So it is entirely possible to have pain in those regions . A visit to the diagnosing physician is appropriate to rule out DVT . ...Read more

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Does exertional compartment syndrome of the ant/lat comp's cause scar tissue to develop in the lower leg over time?

Does exertional compartment syndrome of the ant/lat comp's cause scar tissue to develop in the lower leg over time?

Compartment Syndrome: Exercise-induced compartment syndrome is due to a pressure build-up within the muscles of the leg. Muscles are enclosed within a tight tissue called a fascia. This fascia wraps around and contains the muscle. Normally, the fascia has enough extra room within to allow the muscle to function without problem. During exercise this room may be reduced causing symptoms. Does not cause scarring. ...Read more

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What causes continuous pain in the legs along with a sensation of swelling?

What causes continuous pain in the legs along with a sensation of swelling?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can antiphospholipid syndrome cause blood vessels in the brain, legs & arms to have burning pain & feeling of pressure?

Can antiphospholipid syndrome cause blood vessels in the brain, legs & arms to have burning pain & feeling of pressure?

Probably not: Your symptoms are not very specific. The symptoms of apa syndrome are related to blood vessel clotting and your type of symptoms do not suggest that. Have your doctor evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with pregnancy last?

Depends: Some patient will have edema through delivery and for a few weeks after birth. Others who have mild edema will find that in the evening with elevation of feet the swelling goes down. If you are pregnant and have swelling inform your md as it may also be seen with high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can tingling in arms or legs be symptoms of diabetes?

Can tingling in arms or legs be symptoms of diabetes?

Possible neuropathy: Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Neuropathy may affect your digestive system, urinary tract, blood vessels and the heart. For some people, the symptoms are mild; for others, it can be painful and disabling. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Lazarus
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Hellp Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that threatens a healthy pregnancy. It starts with high blood pressure and leads to kidney damage, liver inflammation, blood clotting problems, ...Read more


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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