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Pitting Edema On Shins
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
1st find out cause: Before treating a condition, figure out it's cause. In case of swelling in feet/ankles, make sure your kidneys, liver & heart are ok. Ask if any medications might be causing your edema. Make sure you don't have a blood clot in your leg. Amlodipine is notorious for this. Assuming there's nothing wrong, keep your feet propped up. Avoid prolonged standing. Wear support hose. Consider a water pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Elevate legs as high and as long as possible. Cool water and lubrication will help. It will feel better every day & be ok in 10 days. ...Read more
Lt ankle tendon surgery 2 weeks ago now pitting edema. What can cause this? Slight redness and warmth on ankle bone.
Red rashes on 30% body areas, blood clots under skin + finger arthritis + hyperpigmentation on palm, soles, knee + black nodules on legs. Causes?
Extreme swelling in ankles & feet after compression socks swelling controlled bjt can't walk due to pain skin on feet dark blotchy. Scared!
You SHOULD be scared: You could have a really serious problem here. Get to a doctor right away! ...Read more
Blood pooling, both feet - outer along talus/tarsals. Edema right foot/hand. Knuckles red or bluish, feet/hands hot/splotchy, big veins w/ activity?
Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild CRPS after foot fracture and surgery. Symptoms- burning, throbbing pain, pitting edema, foot warm, red, red dots over foot. Options?
Define CRPs: CRP = C reactive Protein? This could be reflex dystrophy (complex regional pain syndrome). You need discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Hypothyroid Rash: Pretibial myxoedema affects 5% of patients with grave's disease. It may appear before, during or after the thyrotoxic state and is sometimes associated with an underactive thyroid. Pretibial myxoedema presents with a swollen and lumpy appearance over the shins and sometimes also affects the feet. The skin may be discoloured pink or purple, with prominent hair follicles. ...Read more
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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