Heroin addicts with swollen legs - Doctor answers
Sister nearly died of liver failure in 2008. She is a pain pill junkie. Still a pain med addict. Now has swollen legs, big liver, lft=bad. Liver fail?
She needs help: Jaundice in the setting of chronic liver disease is serious stuff. Either there has been an acute insult to an already compromised liver, or liver failure is progressing. Cholestasis associated with jaundice may mean a blocked bile duct, altered blood flow to ;/or away from the liver, or worsening liver disease. In all cases, she needs medical attention soon, ; to steer clear of drugs ; alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Various causes: The commonest causes of bilateral leg swelling are fluid retention which may be caused by weak or incompetent veins, heart failure, liver or kidney disorders, some medications, excess salt ingestion, underactive thyroid, etc. Your physician will evaluate you and order any needed tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
I have been coming home from work with swollen legs and my back thighs have been painful as if I went to gym. #cardiac history in Family?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. However, if you are overweight, losing weight would help, easier said than done. You may also try to limit your salt intake. If you have to stand at work, try to find a soft mat to keep under your feet.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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