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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My legs and feet have been swollen for over a year. I have just been told that I have lymphedema. The only thing about that is that I have a terrible shooting pain. What should I do?

My legs and feet have been swollen for over a year. I have just been told that I have lymphedema. The only thing about that is that I have a terrible shooting pain. What should I do?

Most commonly: Cause by removal of or damage if lymph node by cancer. Do you have cancer or cancer treatment? Symptoms are tightness and aching/discomfort, decrease range of motion, hardening of the skin, infections. Cancer, infections like parasites, surgery and congenital causes. Terrible pain not common but in theory peripheral neuropathy and compartment syndrome a possibility. See your physician asap. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle on the leg that has lymphedema, it's been a year and still not healed. Right side of foot bothers me when i walk. Will it ever heal?

Sprained ankle on the leg that has lymphedema,  it's been a year and still not healed.  Right side of foot bothers me when i walk.  Will it ever heal?

Ankle Sprain Healing: Statistically, 10% of all ankle sprains have some residual problem after one year. This can be muscle weakness, ligament instability, missed bone injuries, stiffness, etc. Most of these problems are minor, but not if you are getting some disability. Have it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. Hopefully, the cure is quite simple. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Have lymphedema in foot/leg. When I take prednisone for asthma symptoms, my lymphedema goes away! Comes back when asthma starts acting up. Related?

Have lymphedema in foot/leg. When I take prednisone for asthma symptoms,  my lymphedema goes away! Comes back when asthma starts acting up. Related?

Inflammation: Prednisone is a potent anti-inflammatory that acts on the entire body. You are young, you should see a lymphaedema specialist to make sure you are appropriately diagnosed and being treated optimally to avoid future complications. You may have another underlying condition causing inflammation. ...Read more

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I just read on the web that multiple sclerosis can cause lymphadema. Neuro says I have ms. Could this b y my feet and legs swell. No answers yet?

I just read on the web that multiple sclerosis can cause lymphadema. Neuro says I have ms. Could this b y my feet and legs swell.  No answers yet?

Nonsense: Are loads of comments online regarding many subjects, and all sorts of self-styled experts. Ms in no way causes lymphedema, but some of the drugs used in ms can promote foot swelling. Am more concerned about your kidney function, and wonder if you actually have lupus or another collagen vascular disease, not ms, and if so, kidney issues could be causing your fluid retention. Get second opinion. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has lymphadema how do you keep her legs and feet from swelling up and so they will look normal.

Elevation: Elevate foot of bed 2 inches. Still can use pillows at head. Lymph pumps my be helpful support stocking as much as tolerable choose exercizes that allow leg elevation or supine swimming, weights, pilates , supine bike etc. ...Read more

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My legs especially feet are swollen, is it symptom of pregnancy as I am 22 week and how can I solve it?

My legs especially feet are swollen, is it symptom of pregnancy as I am 22 week and how can I solve it?

Yes and yes: The total circulatory volume of your body increases by about 1/3rd when you are pregnant, so swelling is common. See your doctor and make sure there is not another cause of it however first. Walking, exercise of your legs will help reduce it as will compression stockings. ...Read more

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My daughter had goten third spacing during her pregnancy, had her baby and still has the third spacing and has very swollen legs and feet , need help ?

My daughter had goten third spacing during her pregnancy, had her baby and still has the third spacing and has very swollen legs and feet , need help
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Talk to her doctor: The question is why she is third spacing. This can be a symptom of pre-eclampsia or can be due to a low serum protein level, or any number of other things. She needs to talk to her OB about the cause in order to know what if anything she needs to do about it. It can take some time for the changes of pregnancy to resolve after delivery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more