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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


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My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?

My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?

Swollen legs: Swollen les can be caused by many different things such as high blood pressure, infection, heart or kidney failure but when weeping drainage it may be much more serious like cellulitis. Call the dr. Right away. ...Read more

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My neighbor have swollen legs and ankles a sevire case of physorsis on legs it appears grayish in color what is a good cream for that thanks?

My  neighbor  have  swollen legs and ankles a  sevire case of physorsis  on legs it appears grayish in color  what is a good cream for that  thanks?

No miracle cream...: Unfortunately, there is no good cream for he treatment of psoriasis, swollen ankles and legs. Severe cases of psoriasis need to be evaluated by a skin specialist to confirm and offer the appropriate treatment options for your particular situation. Swollen legs and ankles can be more concerning. It is important to realize the true nature of the swelling and its treatment before it gets worse. ...Read more

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After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

After 3.5 hour car ride very swollen legs and ankles. Lasted 3 days. Normal BP. Other time swollen after walking &bus. Very swollen after flight. Why?

See below: Swelling of feet and legs could be from insufficiency where valves in veins cannot overcome gravity and blood settles in legs and feet. Lymphedema can also cause fluid to accumulate there. Elevate feet/legs whenever possible. Elastic stockings and compression therapy may help. See your physician for evaluation to find cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?

I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?

Need evaluation: The reason for the low albumin needs to be determined and treated. The edema is likely due to low albumin. Albumin infusion and a diuretic would help, and you would need prescription for that. However, that would only be a temporary measure and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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I've had swollen legs and ankles for 1 week and now my vagina lips and pubic area are swollen and i'm peeing lots more too?

I've had swollen legs and ankles for 1 week and now my vagina lips and pubic area are swollen and i'm peeing lots more too?

Dependent edema: Not certain of why you have lower extremity edema. There are several causes, some serious like congestive heart failure. If you lie down following an episode of lower extremity edema the edema fluid may settle in the lowest point of your body which is often the genitals. See your doctor to find out why you have edema. ...Read more

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Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Sunburn swollen legs ankles what should I do?

Apply aloe: Elevate the legs and take an antiinflammatory like Motrin or alleve if not contraindicated for any reason. ...Read more

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What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

What will my blood be tested for if I go in with severely swollen legs/feet/ankles?

It depends: With blood tests, they may order certain tests that look for inflammatory processes such as arthritis, infection etc. They may look for medical reasons for swelling that might indicate thyroid problems, electrolyte issues. There are many possible tests that can be ordered, so ask the doctor what tests are being ordered, and why. Good luck. ...Read more