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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Lower Leg Swelling (Definition)

Is it one leg or both? Has there been recent trauma? The definition is enlargement of the lower leg. Could be superficial fluid accumulation or it could edema (swelling) of one or both of the muscles of the lower leg: the gastrecnemious and the soleous muscles. Internet consult not enough, see ...Read more


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Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?

Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?

Eprex can cause: Edema but not albuminuria. Hypertension, kidney problem, diabetes etc can cause albuminuria. Follow up with your pcp and nephrologist. Take care! http://www.Medbroadcast.Com/drug_info_details.Asp?Brand_name_id=1174&next_page=y#adverseeffects. ...Read more

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Dr. James Isobe
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I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

Yes: Swelling of the feet and legs is a symptom which comes on with prolonged sitting/standing, obesity, venous incompetence, heart failure, kidney problems, and persistence of this should prompt you to seek help of a phlebologist. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find one in your area. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Pena
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What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

What causes foot, ankle and lower leg swelling after vaginal birth? Received epidural. No swelling during pregnancy.

If unilateral - DVT?: While it is common to have swollen lower extremities postpartum as fluid shifts occur after delivery, this is usually bilateral. If the swelling is unilateral and/or accompanied by pain, would recommend seeking evaluation to confirm not a deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremity, which has potential serious medical complications (e.g. Pulmonary embolus). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevation: While at rest, compression while ambulating, restricting salt from your diet and consideration of a diuretic by your internist. ...Read more

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Dr. Dr Barry Johnson
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How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

Elevation of feet/le: Elevation of feet and lower legs on pillows, especially at night while asleep, then applying support hose before getting out of bed in am, to prevent swelling during the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Calloway
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I'm 28. Had ankle surgery 3 wks ago. My foot & toes get swollen. When swelling goes down, toes look wrinkled. How do I get rid of wrinkles? Permanent?

I'm 28. Had ankle surgery 3 wks ago. My foot & toes get swollen. When swelling goes down, toes look wrinkled. How do I get rid of wrinkles? Permanent?

Postop swelling: Swelling of the soft tissues after surgery is normal. The swelling can be minimized by limitation of activities, avoidance of overhydration, elevation of the affected extremity, and a compression stocking. Swelling is usually the best upon arising in the morning, and worse at the end of the day. Once the swelling has resolved, the toes will return to a normal appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
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Is it normal to get swelling in legs from being on feet all day?

Plumbing/salt: As we age, the return venous pumping and valves don't work as well. This results in swelling as day progresses. This is worse with high salt intake. Note, edema that persists and is present upon awakening needs further medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
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Been having a Hard time breathing, feeling like I cant get enough air. Swelling in legs and feet. Have issues with high heart rate and low blood press?

Been having a Hard time breathing, feeling like I cant get enough air. Swelling in legs and feet. Have issues with high heart rate and low blood press?

See a doctor: It is difficult to properly assess your complaints over the internet. You need to see a doctor in person for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Swelling Of Legs (Definition)

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