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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Mild Swelling Of Abdomen Or Legs

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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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Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet. What home remedy could i do?

Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet.
What home remedy could i do?

Ice: Elevation of feet, proper support of the feet when standing. If pain persists it would be wise to fist a foot doctor and get an actual diagnosis and definitive treatment. By not knowing what you have, you could be potentially worsening your situation. ...Read more

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Is swelling in abdomen/feets/legs a common symptom in CTEPH?

Is swelling in abdomen/feets/legs a common symptom in CTEPH?

YES: When the Right Side of the heart fails due to untreated Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) the legs swell as well as the abdomen.... THIS IS NOW TREATABLE WITH PROPER MEDICATION(S) Consult with a Board Certified Cardiologist!!!!!! Hope this helps DrZ ...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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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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What are some reasons my legs and abdomen would be swelling if my heart tests came back clear?

What are some reasons my legs and abdomen would be swelling if my heart tests came back clear?

Many causes: There are other causes of abdomen and leg swellings. Potential causes can be liver disease, pulmonary hypertension, undiagnosed or untreated obstructive sleep apnea, blood clots, obesity, leaky valves of veins, high salt diet. I would get thoroughly evaluated by your pcp. ...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