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Why am I retaining water on my legs, ankles and feet, even if I have not eating for the day and some times I get swelling during the night?

Why am I retaining water on my legs, ankles and feet, even if I have not eating for the day and some times I get swelling during the night?

Many reasons: Any chance your pregnant? Do you have varicose veins? Hypertension? And heart problems? Do you take any medications? Do you work? If you do do you stand a lot for work? There are conditins like lymphedema which is purely a leg swelling issue with no relationship to other comorbidities.. ...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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Whats the cause of swelling legs and what's the cure during preganancy?

Whats the cause of swelling legs and what's the cure during preganancy?

P.G. leg swelling: The developing fetus in the uterus is putting pressure on the main blood vessel bringing blood back to the heart.(inferior vena cava). As a result, the blood pools in your legs and the fluid "escapes" into the tissues. Elevate your spirits and your legs during pregnancy as this is temporary and is "cured" by delivery. ...Read more

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

Lasix 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 can be a short term fix but not usually necessary unless you have other medical issues. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing aching in my left leg it is often worse during and after my period, there is no swelling bruising of change in colour?

I have been experiencing aching in my left leg it is often worse during and after my period, there is no swelling bruising of change in colour?

Leg Pain and Menses : You might want to read http://www.Ehow.Com/about_5483807_causes-pain-legs-during-menstruation.Html. Thigh and leg pain is not uncommon during the pre menstrual and menstrual phases of your cycle, and as long as the pain seems to be linked to your period, i would not be concerned. Some pms otc drugs you can buy at the pharmacy purport to alleviate this and other pre- menstrual side effects. ...Read more

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What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

What causes varicose veins, and severe swelling of the legs and feet  during pregnancy, and how can I treat it myself at home?

Compression stocking: The pressure of the baby on to draining system- veins is one of the causes for venous reflux. To prevent swelling, pain, and cramps use compression stockings 20mmHg. Also, elevate your legs/feet when in bed or at home. Usually it gets better after the baby, residual disease can be treated with ablation in future if it persists. ...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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Hello, I am having intermittent, sharp pain in my leg above my thigh. There is no swelling, redness, or warmth. It happens a few times a day.?

Hello, I am having intermittent, sharp pain in my leg above my thigh.  There is no swelling, redness, or warmth.  It happens a few times a day.?

Some thoughts...: Without any swelling, redness, or warmth, it's unlikely to be a soft tissue infection (cellulitis). However, pain in the area you describe can be many things. Does the pain happen when you walk or do activities? Does it wake you at night? Are there any associated symptoms? These are the sorts of questions your doctor will ask you to help narrow down the many things it can be. ...Read more

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