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How Come My Hands And Feet Swell Up During The Summer Or When The Weather Gets Warmer
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
Raynauds: There's an entity called raynauds which causes clamping down of blood vessels in cold environments. The extremities can change color, be painful or even swell. Wear gloves or mittens to keep them warm and see your doc. There are some meds that may help. ...Read more
Need more info: When does it occur? Is it related to some activity or contact? How do you know it is not "allergic"? ...Read more
Circulation: When you are cold, your body will try to direct most of it's heat to your vital organs which include your heart, lungs, intestines, etc. Therefore, it will decrease the blood flow to your feet and hands by temporarily decreasing the blood flow to these areas, thereby creating the swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more
Not random: There is always a reason for swelling. It seems random to you most likely because you have not discovered what is responsible yet. The usual suspects are diet, salt intake, positional, exercise related, arthritic, vascular disease, cardiac problems.....If you have ruled out the obvious ones then I would suggest seeing your primary care physician. ...Read more
For the past three days my hands and feet swell up I don't know why I have no heart conditions nor any kidney conditions what can it be?
My hands & feet feel like they're swollen for a week now but they don't look swollen. I've had my feet swell before but never had the feel w/o seeing?
This could be-: -early rheumatoid disease. First see Ur PCP & then get a referral 2 a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Fluid retention (?): I suspect you may retain a little fluid - perhaps as part of premenstrual syndrome (?) - at any rate, for whatever reason, that will make you swell and raise your BP. (the BP doesn't cause the swelling). If you meticulously avoid salt during those vulnerable days, you can help minimize both swelling and BP elevations. ...Read more
I drink 3 liters of water a day. But if I drink even 1 wine cooler my hands face and feet swell right up. Why?
You may: Be allergic to something in the wine cooler. Some have sulfites..... ...Read more
Why do my hands, fingers, and feet swell really bad at night? My finger joints are stiff as well.
Evaluation: I would suggest you see a Rheumatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Why do my hands, knees and (sometimes) feet swell & hurt at night? I'm 24/f/ & a bartender. I don't eat a ton of salt and I drink plenty of water.
Not typical: It is not normal to have bilateral joint swelling on a regular basis. If you only had feet swelling after working a shift you might be able to explain that but not with the knees or hands. A more detailed history, examination and labs are needed to get a better idea of what might be the cause. ...Read more
LtHead @stand up, skin cold/clammy w/exercise, hand+feet swell/hot@bed, ice-cold@day, random flushing, freq cold intol. Not 2/2 anx. NL ECG/Echo. What?
More testing: The next "round" of testing woyld include a 24hour heart monitor to rule out any arrythmia. A Full metabolic workup is necessary to exclude endocrine causes. (Cortisol, sugar, thyroid) A 24 hour urine should be done to rule out carcinoid and pheochromocytoma. Lastly a neurologic evaluation to rule out autonomic dysfunction. ...Read more
Consider Raynaud's: This may be Raynaud's syndrome. This is often a benign condition, that is uncomfortable but poses no danger of gangrene. However it may be associated with underlying problems (scleroderma most often) that may require treatment. You should have an evaluation by a rheumatologist or a vascular specialist ...Read more
What is geo keratosis? I get blisters on feet and hands, worse during warm months, it's inhereted
My hands and feet are cold during the day, but are warm at night and early morning. What is the meaning of this?
Hard to say: One of the main causes of temperature changes in your hands and feet can be circulation, and can be normal. If troubling you though or a change from your normal, best to get a good history and exam. Some circulation changes can be serious. Some nerve conditions can cause it, so can endocrine issues like thyroid, diabetes. I always consider medications and some systemic problems. ...Read more
I have tingly soles of feet when I walk after quite some distance. They burn in the morning & my hands get red and swell in warm temperatures?
What makes my hands and feet cold? Seems like they r cold most of time. Even n summer they get cold. N cold weather they look pale white color.
Arterial vasoconstri: Cold hands and feet are caused by constriction. You should have ankle brachial index measure at a dr`s office. ...Read more
I have a foot swelling and it looks like I'm having an allergic reaction. It looks like it might be spreading to my hands. Can anyone help me?
Need to be seen: Your swelling could be an allergic rxn. Please make an appointment to be evaluated and treated for reaction or possible infection. Only being seen can a physician make a good clinical decision on your care. ...Read more
Foot swelling: 1st get shoes that fit and purchase toward end of day. You also find out what ois the cause of the swelling. At your age I doubt it's circulatory. Any injury recently or new shoes worn recently? More info would help. ...Read more
I am experiencing cheek swelling, foot swelling, cold feet and cold hands. The following also describe me: Painful swollen joints and Finger pain....
Cold hands and feet: Sorry to hear about your problems. Best we do a 2nd opinion wth me so we can get to the causes of your problem. ...Read more
The tops of my husbands hands and feet are burning. They are not warm or red but they feel like they are on fire. What could this be?
Neuropathy: An etiology should try and be figured out. ...Read more
For the past three days My 3 year old has sporadic episodes of pain in his hands and feet. They get red slightly swollen and warm when you touch It?
Swollen hands and fe: There are many reasons to have swollen hands and feet. My concern if there is also joint pain and swelling around the joints. You need to check with his pediatrician who might refer your son to a pediatric rheumatologist. At the same time we need to check his urine for protein just to make sure we are not dealing with a nephrology problem related to kidney issues also. ...Read more
Cold hands and feet. Even with 2 pairs of socks on my feet are ice cold. Luke warm shower feels extremely hot on my feet. Left side is always colder?
Body temp stays in 96.8 to 97 range. Feet and hands are very cold at times and after eating body gets extremely warm (heat comes from body. Reason?
Possible: Low grade viral infection. Call your physician for a checkup. ...Read more
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