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What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

Uncertain: This is something you should take your physician. The swelling in one leg or an ankle may be related to the venous return from the lower extremity. The pain and numbness in one arm and leg could suggest a neurologic system. This is why you should take this to your physician. ...Read more

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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Normal for both legs to swell bigger during period? I'm not PMS-ing, my menstruation has begun. I have never noticed this symptom before. Normal?

Normal for both legs to swell bigger during period? I'm not PMS-ing, my menstruation has begun. I have never noticed this symptom before. Normal?

Yes: Very common for edema of legs during hormonal shifts in women, just elevate your legs above your heart with added pillow under mattress, the body will drain the fluid off through the kidneys, be sure your blood pressure is normal or below 140/90 on average if not get 20 readings most should be bleow 140/90, if overweight lose it this alone causes edema and sitting around does too, muscle work ...Read more

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I have been suffering with disabling pain in ovaries during period it feels like they are swelling up and the pain is insufferable?

I have been suffering with disabling pain in ovaries during period it feels like they are swelling up and the pain is insufferable?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Cyclic pelvic pain could be endometriosis or a variety of other gynecologic causes ...Read more

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I have pain upper left abdomen very high up in ribs. Tennis ball sized swelling that comes and goes worse during period. What could this be?

I have pain upper left abdomen very high up in ribs. Tennis ball sized swelling that comes and goes worse during period. What could this be?

Need more info: You mention a significant swelling that needs to be investigated. It would be helpful to know your history and age. Please make an appointment with your family physician and have him/her examine you when this swelling occurs. ...Read more

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I am getting leg swelling during ovulation and menstruation. BP and BW fine, my dr prescribed lasix (furosemide). Is this something I just have to live with?

I am getting leg swelling during ovulation and menstruation. BP and BW fine, my dr prescribed lasix (furosemide). Is this something I just have to live with?

Lasix (furosemide) or diet change: If you eat or drink a lot of sodium/salt daily, you can retain more fluids. Try cutting down on salt intake and checking labels for sodium. Drinking more water and walking can be helpful as well. Seeking medical attention if no improvement is wise. Lasix (furosemide) can be a short term fix but not usually necessary unless you have other medical issues. ...Read more

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Experiencing sore back pain & what feels like pelvic swelling during period. Can this be related to my period or something else? When to be concerned?

Experiencing sore back pain & what feels like pelvic swelling during period. Can this be related to my period or something else? When to be concerned?

Likely period: Back pain and a feeling of swelling or bloating are common symptoms during a period. Heating pad and Ibuprofen should help. If the symptoms occur at times other than during your period or become more severe than normal, see doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 2 yrs w/sore c-section area during period w/ mild lower back pain. Feels like strained muscle pain. Caused by swelling of cervix/uterus?

Get an OBGYN consult: It sounds like you need to visit your OB/GYN right away. You may need to have a cervical exam, pap, r/o uterine process such as fibroids or endometriosis. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) should be working better so best that your OB/GYN rules out contraindications and makes sure your symptoms are better controlled. Low back pain may or may not be unrelated. Talk to your GP doctor about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you get leg swelling down?

How do you get leg swelling down?

Compression hose: There are many causes of leg swelling or edema including vein disease, medication, kidney or heart conditions, and lymphatic disease. Elevation or support hose can help, but ideally you need to see a physician to determine the cause to ensure appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why does Pericarditis cause leg swelling?

Pericarditis: Pericarditis typically has a relatively benign course in uncomplicated cases. Conversely, patients with high-risk features (ie, high fever, large pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, failure to respond to antiinflammatory therapy) are at increased risk of short-term complications. Leg swelling is not a common presentation of pericarditis, but could potentially be a feature of heart failure. ...Read more

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Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Left leg swelling and redness, what could it be?

Several things: The one thing you want to make sure you don't have first is a blood clot. Clots in deep or superficial veins can do this. It could also be an infection. Need to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why do I not have pain with sciatica? I only have leg swelling

Why do I not have pain with sciatica? I only have leg swelling

See Pain Specialist: You may be developing a pain syndrome called complex regional pain syndrome. This should be checked out asap so that treatments can be offered to reduce or eliminate this pain. The longer it goes on makes it harder to treat. Also, the pain could be coming from your spine and may need to be evaluated further. I would see a comprehensive pain specialist that can manage everything you need. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause charlie horses and leg swelling?

Is there anything that can cause charlie horses and leg swelling?

Over use?: Charlie horse or cramp would be a reaction to too much Lactic Acid built up in muscle, and can be a reaction to over use. The swelling I am not sure about, so a visit to your md is advisable. ...Read more

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Holter monitor results leg swelling, what to do?

Holter monitor results leg swelling, what to do?

Talk to your MD: Leg swelling was presumably part of the reason your doctor ordered the Holter. He may have several concerns, so please see him or her ASAP. Leg swelling has many potential causes and your doctor is the source for your answers!!
Good Luck!! ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for leg swelling?

Depends: Many types of doctors treat leg pain. Many causes are musculoskeletal making an orthopod a good choice, but many are also commonly diagnosed and well treated by your family physician. Start with one of those and if it something more serious like a vascular or dermatologic issue, they can refer you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Can too much bakery food cause ankle and leg swelling?

Can too much bakery food cause ankle and leg swelling?

Yes: A diet high in carbohydrates can result in water retention, which can show as swelling of the ankles. ...Read more

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Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Pain in back of foot now radiating up leg & swelling No injury?

Differential: Diagnosis would include achilles tendonopathy, post tibial tendonopathy, post tibial neuritis, clot in leg
Without examine you the first concern would be a clot in the leg particularly if here is swelling or pain in the calf region. If pain is not there I would not worry as much for a clot and then can move on with he eat of the differential... ...Read more

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I'm 55 yr old female with lower leg swelling. Dr says some women swell for no reason. Why?

Many factors: It can depend on your weight, activity, how much standing and sitting you do, even what you eat. Salty foods can increase the chance of swelling legs. Some people are more sensitive or easily affected than others. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling. The following also describes me: Hip pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg swelling. The following also describes me: Hip pain. What should I do?

See a doxtor: You want to see your doctor, or any doctor asap, go to ER if you can't see your doctor today, you can't just wait on those symptoms, best wishes ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling. The following also describes me: Lower leg pain. What should I do?

See a doctor: This could be a serious problem, such as a blood clot in your leg, skin infection, edema due to heart failure. You should see a doctor immediately, especially if it is only one leg. ...Read more

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58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

58 y male being treated for hf stage 3 post mi 2013. Have all usual symptoms except no leg swelling. Is it poss to have hf but no fluid retention?

Here are some. ..: Known to most, every life event including illness is always a process of lifelong making and, as well, displays itself as a process of full spectrum; so, does hf and yours is expected as you have been experiencing. Besides, it would be helpful to realize life is a process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden increase in leg swelling?

Fluid retention: If it is just one leg, then it usually infers something in the leg itself including blood clot, infection, gout, injury, etc. If it is both legs, that usually suggests systemic fluid retention which usually collects first in the legs. Either way, don't hesitate to be seen and accurately diagnosed. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Leg Swelling (Definition)

Leg swelling could be due to infection, allergy, poor circulation/congestive heart failure or lymphadema. If you have leg swelling you ...Read more