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MRI leg/ankle/foot-Tech screwed up images for series 7 & 8 and has scans of my 2 legs overlaying each other. Can radiologist fix or are scans static?
Check with Radiolog-:
Ist as he might be able to make something out of it. I am sure they will get a repeat for you and most of them will do it free of charge if it was their tech's fault.
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I woke up with a swollen left leg, ankle, foot and very painful knot on the upper calf. It affects my ability to walk. Suspect knot is clot and doppler is ordered. Suggestions?
Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling. No circulation issue. Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound. No clot. No doctor I've seen knows what it could be.
Hard to be certain..: It's asking a lot of us online to come up with an answer. Lots of questions and an exam needed to try. If the pain and swelling is localized to a joint, e.g., your ankle, then you may want to ask if you were tested for different kinds of arthritis, e.g., lyme, rheumatoid, other infection, or gout. Not sure what else to offer. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling. It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.
Not debatable...: Whether or not you presently have these symptoms are had them in the past, an obvious concern is a possible blood clot. This dangerous condition can happen without a clear history of trauma, prolonged inactivity or for that matter, without any apparent reason at all. Regardless of the actual cause, the goal now is to have it evaluated immediately. Untreated, a DVT can have catastrophic effects. ...Read more
I work 12hrs shift and sometimes when I get off I have swelling in my legs, ankle and foot, but after I go to bed and elevate them the swelling goes?
Get a Leg Up.: It sounds like the valves in your veins are beginning to fail. This allows the blood to slowly slip downward causing the edema. Long hours of standing can accelerate the condition. There is no easy solution that is compatible with the type of standing you do. Elastic hose, elevating the feet during breaks may help. It is the effect of weakened valves and gravity, go figure. ...Read more
Rain and pain: There are any number of persons that are barometers - when the weather changes they can feel it. Sometimes painfully. See your orthopedist or rheumatologist for assistance. ...Read more
Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?
I heard and felt my left calf muscle pop a few days ago and it was painful to walk. Now my leg, ankle and foot are swollen?
Muscle pop: This could be a muscle tear and needs evaluation for proper healing. See your orthopedist for assistance ...Read more
My mom is on Xeralto for a DVT. She was prescription three weeks ago but her leg, ankle and foot still swell up. Is that normal? Is this a new clot?
Not unusual: Anti-clotting drugs are very important in treatment of patients with DVT to prevent another clot and to reduce risk of clot going to the lungs. However, this treatment really doesn't do anything for the clot that has already formed, which may take a long time to resolve. It calls for a doctor's attention if it is getting substantially worse, but stable swelling at this point is common. ...Read more
HIP SNAPPING SYNDROME SURGERY CAN IT RELIEVE MUSCLE STRAINS OF THE NECK/SHOULDER/ARM/WRIST/HAND/BODY SIDE/LOWER LEG-CALF/ANKLE/FOOT ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE BODY OF THIS SURGERY?
Could be from: Lower back... Can't say without more information, and I'm not sure what your question is. ...Read more
I awoke yesterday with NO feeling in both my legs. Left foot ankle is now swollen. Similar problems happe before:arms get numb, neck gets sore in sleep?
Doesn't sound good: Have you thought of going to see a medical doctor who can sort out what your problem might be? It would be particularly irresponsible, in my opinion, for any of us here to try and make a diagnosis of your problem, let alone, suggest some form of treatment. It would also seem to me, that you deserve to be evaluated by a physician in person. Do not take your health problems lightly and seek help. ...Read more
When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. What's up?
Cramping at night: These nocturnal leg cramps could be a sign of pad or peripheral aterial disease or poor circulation to the lower extremities. Another possibility could be potassium, or calcium defciiency. Last, if you were exercising during the day, Lactic Acid buildup could cause cramping. I would suggest a non-invasive vascular study to determine if there is any blockage or decreased blood flow. ...Read more
Pain in neck, in spine between shoulder girdle, lower most portionof spine, just below knee cap on llet leg, and foot below ankle, age 28, cmn caus?
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you sprained the spine, and have symptoms consistent with a pinched nerve to the lower back. The cause of pinched nerves include, disk herniations, bone spurs, and more alarming causes such as broken bones, cancer, or infection. Based on your age, and if you are otherwise healthy, it is most likely a herniated disk. But to be sure, please have an evaluation by a physican. ...Read more
Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: Could be too much fluid in your system. Could be too much salt. Could be lung or heart problem. Should get this chekced by doctor. ...Read more
See below: Swelling of feet and legs could be from insifficiency where valves in veins cannot overcome gravity and blood settles in legs and feet. Lymphedema can also cause fluid to accumulate there. It can also be a sign of congestive heart failure. Elevate feet/legs whenever possible. Elastic stockings and compression therapy may help. See your physician for evaluation to find cause and get treatment. ...Read more
Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more
Gravity: Usually prolonged sitting or standing can cause swollen legs and feet, if it improves in the morning after being supine overnight, I wouldn't worry too much, but still see your doctor, its an early sign of venous disease. If it persists see a doctor asap, it could be a blood clot as well. ...Read more
See a doctor ASAP: Please see a doctor immediately as this could mean some serious ailment related to your heart, kidney or liver ...Read more
Fluid retention: Usually comes from one of 4 areas: heart, lungs, liver or kidney. The fluid shows up in the feet due to gravity. The black & blue discoloration may or may not be related to the swelling. Sometimes, the swelling can actually break a few tiny blood vessels to cause the black & blue, but it could be unrelated also. You need to see your doctor asap. Sudden onset of swelling can be serious. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Unknown cause: You should be evaluated to determine the cause. There is no single or simple answer. ...Read more
Venipuncture: As dr. Newman said, the lower limbs can be used but they are generally more painful. ...Read more
I had a sudden onset of edema. My legs, feet and ankles are turning black/blue. What should I do?
You need to be:
Evaluated asap by a medical professional. There are many causes of swelling but sudden black or blue feet is not good. It indicates possible clot or possible pooling of blood, or even possible gangrene.
You should seek immediate medical attention. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
My friend is 32, she has systemic lupus. Could that be causing the swelling of her leg, feet, and ankles?
I'm 18, I woke up with pain radiating from my knee, down the front of my leg and through my ankle and foot. What could this be??
Sciatica: It would be a little unusual in an 18 year old, but one possible cause is a "sciatica". The most common nerve root involved is L5 which follows the distribution you are describing. There are other possibilities as well, such as a tendonitis of the anterior tibial tendon; I would not hesitate to be seen if it persists. ...Read more
I have been having alot of swelling in my legs ankles and feet the last couple of weeks but for 2 days now its horrible should I be worried?
I have horrible pain in my left ankle going on 2 weeks now. It kills me to put full weight on my foot and the pain shoots up my leg sometimes?
EValuation: I would definitely see an orthopedic surgeon. From the description, it is not possible to provide an accurate diagnosis without more details or an exam. ...Read more
I rammed the back of my ankle with a grocery cart. The pain moves around on my foot and sometimes a lightening pain up my leg. Is it the nerves?
Potentially: The nerves in that area are fairly superficial and can be injured in a blunt injury. Should resolve pretty quickly, if not I would not hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?
Red patches: The description, unfortunately, doesn't give enough information. As it could be a lot of different things it merits an exam to decide. See your podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more
I did a front flip off the hood of the truck and I landed it but my feet bent in close to my leg and now my ankle both hurt a lot did I sprain it?
Possibly: You may have sprained your ankle. You should be evaluated to make certain there is not a fracture. ...Read more