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Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?

See a Physician: I do not think that over the counter products will help your circulation. You should see a specialist and have your circulation checked out. ...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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Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

Can methadone cause blood clots and or swelling and pain in leg. Had blood clot a few months ago. Went away. Years ago told my left side had circulation problems. More lower left leg swollen painful can't move it. Must pain right under knee

A: A swollen leg with a history of blood clots is a worrisome combination. You could very well have another clot, and blood clots in the legs can lead to bad complications. You need to be examined for this and have an ultrasound study.

Do you have a history of injecting IV drugs into the veins in your legs? That's a great way to damage the veins and put you at risk for leg swelling and/or blood clots. ...Read more

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Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Possible: It is unusual for it to be intermittent but a Doppler study of your leg while give you the answer. All the best. ...Read more

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Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling. No circulation issue. Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound. No clot. No doctor I've seen knows what it could be.

Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling. No circulation issue. Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound. No clot. No doctor I've seen knows what it could be.

Hard to be certain..: It's asking a lot of us online to come up with an answer. Lots of questions and an exam needed to try. If the pain and swelling is localized to a joint, e.g., your ankle, then you may want to ask if you were tested for different kinds of arthritis, e.g., lyme, rheumatoid, other infection, or gout. Not sure what else to offer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am feeling fatigue, occasionally dizziness swelling of calves&ankles., occasionally leg cramps. Heart cath was good, leg circulation test was good what could be wrong

I am feeling fatigue, occasionally dizziness swelling of calves&ankles., occasionally leg cramps. Heart cath was good, leg circulation test was good what could be wrong

You need to visit: Your internist, for a complete history and physical. Blood work sounds like a good idea as well. Do you take medications? Any medical conditions? Cramping in legs at night? Or while walking? There are more questions that need to be answered.....To help you. ...Read more

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My ankle is sprained and swelling/ bruesing are gone but sometiemes my whole foot turns dark red but it has circulation what does it mean?

My ankle is sprained and swelling/ bruesing are gone but sometiemes my whole foot turns dark red but it has circulation what does it mean?

Bruising to ankle: After a sprain, there can be bruising to the top of the foot from breakage of small capillaries which can lead to bruising.

After any injury, the body sends more blood to the area to repair the sprain so you may get some redness when the foot is down or in the dependant position. This should improve when the foot is raised up. ...Read more

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Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Ganglionic cyst: I agree that you may have a cyst.
Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation
you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more

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Dr said the swelling in my leg is starting to cause problems. Have two red spots on my leg. Why does swelling cause problems with my leg.

Dr said the swelling in my leg is starting to cause problems. Have two red spots on my leg. Why does swelling cause problems with my leg.

Vein problems: Excessive fluid in your legs caused by incompetent valves in the deep veins can lead to problems like stasis ulcers and dermatitis. ...Read more

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I am having leg swelling problem if I sit for long time on plane or at computer?

I am having leg swelling problem if I sit for long time on plane or at computer?

To be expected: Lack of movement can increase the chance of swelling in the legs, especially when sitting. Standing and walking periodically can help prevent this. Long periods of sitting, like in a plane, increase the risk of blood clots in the legs also. Another reason to get up and move, so muscle activity can help move blood and lymph through your system. ...Read more

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I have swelling in legs 4 days after nvd with epidural. What could be the problem?

I have swelling in legs 4 days after nvd with epidural. What could be the problem?

Fluid retention: It would not be uncommon that you would have received Iv fluids during your child birth which likely is causing the swelling in your legs and will likely be mobilized over the next several days. I would make sure your obstetrician is aware and agrees that this is the issue as there are other potential causes as well. ...Read more

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Hi, my fathers age is 72 yrs and has kidny problem but lately his legs start swelling giantly and discharging abscess. Pl help?

Circulation Issue: Sounds like the kidney and leg issues may be different from each other. Definitely see a primary care physician asap. Discharging abscesses are nothing to play with, they are signs of infection and need to be treated sooner, not later. The swelling legs may be cardiac in nature, or vascular. Start his care today, see a pcp, then follow advice for referrals, if needed. May need diuretic too. ...Read more

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What is causing my right leg and my lower and mid back to have constant soft tissue swelling for no reason. I've been having this problem for 8 months?

What is causing my right leg and my lower and mid back to have constant soft tissue swelling for no reason. I've been having this problem for 8 months?

Odd: Chronic swelling lower right back/leg of twenties female most odd. I assume "swelling" means discomfort. A loose and subluxing sacroiliac joint can often cause pelvic obliquity in lean females and also be related to unilateral sciatica and low back discomfort. Joint hypermobility syndrome (see brighton criteria), benign form mostly in females, can potentiate this type musculoskeletal disorder. ...Read more

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Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Having some problems with leg swelling from knee down. Now right leg seems to be more tight. Should I be concerned?

Maybe: Leg swelling can be a sign of something serious that needs urgent treatment. Call your doctor tomorrow to start the workup to determine the cause and begin treatment. ...Read more

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What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

What foods or herbs have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties for pain and swelling of joints and legs?

Why?: There is not much known about most of herbal medicines because they have not been studied with the tight control regular medicines have,
If you have swelling of joints and legs you need a real evaluation by a doctor and follow his advise. ...Read more

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What could be the problem? Should I take him to the doctors or wait a day and see if it goes away? My 3 year old woke up with pain in his upper leg and groin area there is no swelling or discoloration and I can't feel any abnormalities it hurt him if we t

What could be the problem? Should I take him to the doctors or wait a day and see if it goes away? My 3 year old woke up with pain in his upper leg and groin area there is no swelling or discoloration and I can't feel any abnormalities it hurt him if we t

Yes,: Yes, please take him immediately. Leg pain in children can be concerning for an infection, such as infection of his hip joint. Please take him immediately to his doctor, but if his doctor can't see him right away, or he has fever, continued pain, or can't walk on his leg then go to the er. ...Read more

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Swelling in legs/feet 4 about 6yrs. Recently got very bad. Just put on high BP med, No answer to problem. I know not normal.?

Swelling in legs/feet 4 about 6yrs. Recently got very bad. Just put on high BP med, No answer to problem. I know not normal.?

A Telling Swelling: How long have you had a high bp? Is this the first time you've been told you have it? How many times did they check your bp before prescribing your medication? When was your blood pressure recorded before this time? What I'm getting at is that having high bp for a long time could affect your heart and kidneys which could lead to leg swelling. There are lots of other reasons too. Ask your doc ...Read more

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My feet and legs and knees swelling at night. I am 64 years old and had problems with my ankles and surgery on each ankles some time ago. Now legs?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. It may be a problem individually with your knees and ankle as you suggest, it can sometimes be a manifestation of vascular disease such as venous stasis disease. One of the more common reasons a person can have swelling in both legs is some form of fluid retention which can have many causes. A good medical checkup is a good place to start. ...Read more

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Had similar problem before also after 24hr train trip. Left leg is heavy and aches in calf and knee whether lying down or standing. No swelling. DVT?

Had similar problem before also after 24hr train trip. Left leg is heavy and aches in calf and knee whether lying down or standing. No swelling. DVT?

Leg pain: Heaviness, and achiness of the calf and knee which persists both lying down or standing should be evaluated, specifically so since this occurred after a long train trip. The most efficient test would be a venous Doppler ultrasound which would reveal the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis, or perhaps the presence of a cyst behind the knee, known as a Bakers cyst. ...Read more

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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 4months. Now I spot 2 small ecchymosis on leg that I don't know of the cause. There's no pain or swelling. Could this be a problem?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 4months. Now I spot 2 small ecchymosis on leg that I don't know of the cause. There's no pain or swelling. Could this be a problem?

Probably not: There is a difference between ecchymosis and a deep venous thrombosis. Without swelling or tenderness it is unlikely to be anything worrisome. Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) does have a slightly higher risk for causing DVT than non-drospirinone containing ocps, so we always worry about them. If you have concerns have your doctor examine the leg and determine if any more studies are needed. ...Read more

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Dad age 76.Admitted w/ swelling legs & kidneys operating at 2.36%.History of heart problems. What can this mean going forward in symptoms/treatments?

Dad age 76.Admitted w/ swelling legs & kidneys operating at 2.36%.History of heart problems. What can this mean going forward in symptoms/treatments?

Depends: The swelling could be from decompensated heart failure with decreased blood flow subsequently to the kidneys (causing cardiorenal syndrome) in which the kidneys will improve slightly when the heart failure is appropriately treated and compensated. The swelling could also be kidney related if the heart disease is chronic. If this is the cause it depends if this kidney injury is acute and reversible. ...Read more

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My father suffering from swelling in legs & already he suffering from high blood pressure. Exactly what is that problem? Kidney not work?

My father suffering from swelling in legs & already he suffering from high blood pressure. Exactly what is that problem? Kidney not work?

Or CHF: Swelling means fluid retention. However, this may mean kidney weakness or heart weakness or even liver disease. With high blood pressure, it is more likely to be either kidney or heart weakness. Needs to see a doctor for differentiation. Needs to control both fluid and salt intake. ...Read more

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I have been suffering leg and back pain since last 6 days. Even I cannot walk. Is it kidney infection or back bone problem? No swelling on any part.

Likely back problem: Symptoms that suggest a back problem would be the back pain shooting into the leg, or weakness or numbness in the leg or foot. Any heavy lifting or trauma that triggered symptoms. Symptoms that suggest a kidney infection would be pain or burning with urination. Bladder or kidney infections aren't common in men. ...Read more

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Sir, may I know the reason for Fast heart rate, swelling legs and feet, breathing problem in my mom. She is suffering a lot. Can u please suggest me?

Sir, may I know the reason for Fast heart rate, swelling legs and feet, breathing problem in my mom. She is suffering a lot. Can u please suggest me?

Could be serious: These Sx sound like a significant heart problem could be present, such as congestive heart failure. This is more a finding than a dx, so see your doc ASAP, FOR Dx of cause and appropriate Rx. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, I have problems with swelling in my hands, legs, and feet. My mom has dealt with something called food sensitivities in the past--diagnosed by a naturalist/chiropractor, not traditional doctor. I can't find any information on food sensitivities, a

Food sensitivity??: Although many people have some foods that they cannot tolerate, "food sensitivity" gets blamed by naturalists for all kinds of symptoms that they are unable to explain. There is no Scientific proof or rationale which would suggest that food sensitivity would cause swelling in your hands and feet. Your best bet would be to see your regular physician to try to get a definitive answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful achy legs & feet, sometimes arms. No swelling. Occasional numbness. Gastro problems. Fatigue. Increased anxiety. Dizzy. Could I have ms?

Painful achy legs & feet, sometimes arms. No swelling. Occasional numbness. Gastro problems. Fatigue. Increased anxiety. Dizzy. Could I have ms?

Possible.: But given all the symptoms ms is unlikely. Specifically pain in the arms and feet, gastro problems and increased anxiety do not really fit the typical ms. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more