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I have given birth 5 weeks ago but my feet and ankles are still puffed and really swollen. Could my hypothyroidism have any influence to that?

I have given birth 5 weeks ago but my feet and ankles are still puffed and really swollen. Could my hypothyroidism have any influence to that?

It is not uncommon: To have foot/ankle swelling five weeks post partum. I would recommend not adding any salt to your foods and elevate legs as much as possible. Compressive below knee socks/stockings with pressure at least 18-20mm/hg may be helpful as well. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Is it true swollen and sore feet and ankles can be a symptom of hypothyroidism?

Is it true swollen and sore feet and ankles can be a symptom of hypothyroidism?

VERY POSSIBLY: As there are different types of ankle and foot swelling, you should be examined and evaluated by a doctor. Although heart disease must be first ruled out, your symptoms could well be caused by an underactive thyroid gland. If you have other symptoms of an underactive thyroid, even if blood tests are "normal", you should discuss a trial of thyroid medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?

Swelling and discolored hands and foot, veins that swell and shrink, redish/purple dots, yellow foamy urine, swollen lymphnoid, I do have hypothyroids?

Get an exam: With these multiple symptoms, you need a comprehensive exam and good blood work up. Don't delay. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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23 yr old female, both feet feel swollen/tight but doesnt look swollen. Mother has/had hypothyroidism. Ingrown toenail on left foot (big toe)?

23 yr old female, both feet feel swollen/tight but doesnt look swollen. Mother has/had hypothyroidism. Ingrown toenail on left foot (big toe)?

Ingrown toenail: Please start by seeing a Podiatrist (foot doctor). If you want to you can also see your doctor and have your thyroid checked but that has nothing to do with your feet and toenail. ...Read more

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Hot swollen feet?

Hot swollen feet?

Differential: The differential diagnosis for these symptoms can vary from venous stasis to infection to charcot arthropathy. Many systemic problems (congestive heart failure, kidney failure, liver disease, etc) can also cause swelling the lower extremities. I recommend an evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How to cure swollen feet?

How to cure swollen feet?

See your doctor: Swollen feet may be caused by several conditions, such as, heart disease, varicose veins, poor circulation, etc. Have a thorough exam. Swelling may be reduced by keeping your legs elevated, support stockings, and medications. Discuss the treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more

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What works against swollen feet?

What works against swollen feet?

Elevate feet see doc: If the unexplained swelling lasts for more than a few days or is worsening it is a good idea to see your primary care doctor or an internist.Swelling of the legs is usually due to fluid retention. Caused by (heart, kidney, liver, high BP salt intake etc) needs to be sorted out by primary care doc/internist. Unilateral (one side) maybe due to a blood clot, muscle or tendon injury or arthritis. ...Read more

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What could swollen feet indicate?

Further work-up: If your feet are swollen, you should see a doctor for further work-up. In addition to foot or ankle problems it could be due to heart, liver or kidney problems. Also may be due to the veins in your legs not working appropriately. ...Read more

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Could swollen feet be fixd and what is the cause?

Could  swollen feet be fixd and what is the cause?

Maybe: The key is to figure out the cause then develope a treatment plan. The usual culprit is high blood pressure or venous valve failure. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Definition)

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