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I have a venous us and see a vascular doc in a week for severe bilateral foot/ankle swelling attacks. The leg cramps/pain behind knee. ? How to sleep?

I have a venous us and see a vascular doc in a week for severe bilateral foot/ankle swelling attacks. The leg cramps/pain behind knee. ? How to sleep?

One of the concerns : Is a clot, a bakers cyst is another that comes to mind. A clot is serious if present and needs to be dealt with immediately. The question is did you already have he ultrasound or not? If you didnt go get it done...And do not wait a week. If you did and it was negative, i would call the doctors office anyway explain your ina lot of pain and ask to be seen earlier. Perhaps ice would help.... ...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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What can we do to prevent swelling in the leg, and constant cramps and strains in the knee area?

What can we do to prevent swelling in the leg, and constant cramps and strains in the knee area?

Leg swelling: This depends completely on what is causing the leg swelling etc. As there are many possibilities. It is important to report this to your doctor so you can be examined for the cause of the problem. Then proper treatment of the cause will help you. ...Read more

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Mother fell in the road and scraped her body up from toes to shoulders 5 days ago and is now having stiffness, swelling, leg cramps. Normal?

Mother fell in the road and scraped her body up from toes to shoulders 5 days ago and is now having stiffness, swelling, leg cramps. Normal?

Has she seen a Doc?: Sounds like a pretty serious fall. Have the scrapes been tended to by a doctor to avoid infection? Why & how did she fall to cause so much damage? My guess is she's at least in her 60's if not 70's or even more so that kind of tumble can cause widespread soreness for sure. Recommend X-rays. If you'd like a virtual consult write: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make appointment. ...Read more

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I am feeling fatigue, occasionally dizziness swelling of calves&ankles., occasionally leg cramps. Heart cath was good, leg circulation test was good what could be wrong

I  am feeling fatigue, occasionally dizziness swelling of calves&ankles., occasionally leg cramps. Heart cath was good, leg circulation test was good what could be wrong

You need to visit: Your internist, for a complete history and physical. Blood work sounds like a good idea as well. Do you take medications? Any medical conditions? Cramping in legs at night? Or while walking? There are more questions that need to be answered.....To help you. ...Read more

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Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas

Could I have lupus?  Joint pain, tingling in toes,  water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes,  red face,  headaches,  fatigue,  graves diseas

Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

What are the causes of leg cramps and how can you prevent/cure them?

Many causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Nighttime leg cramps. How to prevent and alleviate?

Leg cramps: Low magnesium MAY be the cause of your leg cramps. Also, drinking Club Soda relieves leg cramps for some people. Please see your doc to make sure all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any advice on preventing leg cramps/charley horse?

Any advice on preventing leg cramps/charley horse?

Magnesium!: Leg cramps are usually due to a magnesium deficiency. I would suggest 400 mg of either magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium maleate or magnesium taurate to relieve this problem. Do not waste your time with other forms of magnesium. These are available over the counter. If you take too much magnesium, you will get diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. James Isobe
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Legs Cramping (Definition)

Involuntary contraction of one or more muscle groups in the lower extremities. There are ...Read more