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Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Leg swelling: Dehydration can certainly affect kidney function which may then have an affect on your swelling. Also problems with your venous network or heart can cause swelling. Have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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I already have leg & ankle swelling should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I already have leg & ankle swelling should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No: You should only start an antibiotic as potent as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) under the direction of a physician. Have your doc evaluate the swelling first. ...Read more

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly. ?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.   ?

Stasis dermatitis : Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my legs and ankles swelling after i got in a tanning bed?

I'm wondering why are my legs and ankles swelling after i got in a tanning bed?

See below: Just like being in the sun, the heat can draw fluid to specific body areas. Elevate your legs and it should go down. ...Read more

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My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago. He has fluid under his knee cap. Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly. Should he be seen at ER?

My husband had knee surgery 5 days ago.  He has fluid under his knee cap.  Tonight, the other leg/ankle is swelling badly.  Should he be seen at ER?

Maybe: No info about husband's age, medical problems, type of surgery, etc. The fluid under knee cap is probably not of concern UNLESS the skin over it has become red, hot, swollen, and very tender, or if fever. The OTHER leg being swollen is more concerning. If he has any calf or leg tenderness on that side, please go to ER right away to make sure no blood clot. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does ibuprofen and naproxen cause ankle swelling, and meloxicam cause ankle and leg swelling? Should i get my kidneys checked?

Side effect: The nsaids have a side effect of retaining fluid and can cause a host of other bad problems. They are not innocuous pills to be taken like candy. This fluid retention is a serious issue. And you need to avoid these medications better to find ou what is toxic in your body that needs to be cleansed rather then take dangerous medication to cover symptoms. ...Read more

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Now I've started taking Diltiazem Tildiem again, how long will it take for the ankle/leg swelling to go? Anything I can do to stop it/help it?

Now I've started taking Diltiazem Tildiem again, how long will it take for the ankle/leg swelling to go? Anything I can do to stop it/help it?

Again?: You say "again". Did you take it before. Why was it stopped? Did it help the swelling before (the tildiem (HCTZ) is a mild diuretic.) Keep your legs elevated as much as possible and avoid salt as best you can to accelerate recovery. If it doesn't work, you may need a stronger med. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more