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52 female swollen legs and feet, legs are bright red and warm at touch. I gained 30lbs in less than a week, I take thyroid med. Went to my dr, she ran blood work and it all came back ok. Had ultra sound of liver and heart and all is good. Seen my cardio dr

52 female swollen legs and feet, legs are bright red and warm at touch. I gained 30lbs in less than a week, I take thyroid med. Went to my dr, she ran blood work and it all came back ok. Had ultra sound of liver and heart and all is good. Seen my cardio dr

Hello.: Hello. You indicated that you gained 30 pounds in one week - usually that rapid a weight gain is due to fluid retention. The swelling of your lower extremities helps to support that idea. I don't know if the blood work, and ultrasounds were done before or after that weight gain. Even if a definitive cause is not known, your doctor should be able to help diuress some of that fluid (if that is infact what it is). I am a psychiatrist, so I can not provide you with a second opinion. However, if you had not yet had that level of weight gain, please get this reassessed by your provider. Also ask about help to reduce the fluid that is being retained in your lower extremities. In the meantime, you may wish to sit with your legs propped up, so that you won't have so much gravitational pull on the fluids. ...Read more

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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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Hey Doc, I woke up this morning with swollen legs, its red above the foot almost 50 % up towards the knee. It is not all over just certain spots. When you press down it hurts. I feel strange and displaced. Not dizzy or drunk. Blood sugar 5 & 122/82?

Hey Doc, I woke up this morning with swollen legs, its red above the foot almost 50 % up towards the knee. It is not all over just certain spots. When you press down it hurts. I feel strange and displaced. Not dizzy or drunk. Blood sugar 5 & 122/82?

Red swollen legs: You ask about sudden onset red swollen lower legs. This sound very likely to be cellulitis. Especially urgent to treat if you are a diabetic patient. People who retain water with swollen legs are more prone. Further attacks can be prevented if swollen legs are prevented. Treatment would be with antibiotics. Most frequent germs: streptococcus or staphylococcus. ...Read more

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Have 640 ana, 74 IgA tests, severe stomach pain, swollen red feet/legs, photosensitivity, fatigue, dizziness when walking. Autoimmune disorder?

Have 640 ana, 74 IgA tests, severe stomach pain, swollen red feet/legs, photosensitivity, fatigue, dizziness when walking. Autoimmune disorder?

May be: You don't provide enough data for making a diagnosis. Your symptoms may or may not be connected. At your age, you may have a positive ANA with no disease associated with it. Iga of 74mg/dl is normal. See a good internist, and if necessary, a rheumatologist as well. Photosensitivity has also causes other than sle, including side effects of several medications. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old, and I have swollen legs and feet, the GP gave me water tablets. But they don not really help me.?

I am 20 years old, and I have swollen legs and feet, the GP gave me water tablets. But they don not really help me.?

Peripheral edema: The question is did your GP try to find out why you have edema like do you have Cardiac or Renal or liver or thyroid disease or PVD. Once the etiology is identified, appropriate treatment could be given ...Read more

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Greetings, I was diagnosed with graves in my 20's I am 52, radio iodine streatment, swollen legs and feet. What is the best diet for me?

Greetings, I was diagnosed with graves in my 20's I am 52, radio iodine streatment, swollen legs and feet. What is the best diet for me?

Radio I 4 Graves: 52 F Graves Rx with radio I in 20s. Now 52 swollen legs and feet. What is best diet 4 me? ANS: first be certain you are on adequate Thyroid replacement. As you may have myxedema. If T Ok then need to find. Cause of swelling. Almost always too much salt in diet. Get DASH DIET book. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6. Follow it 4 2 weeks exactly Chap 9. If swelling goes then follow DASH. I do 2nd opinion 4 this. ...Read more

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Swollen legs and feet, excessive night sweating and fatigue... What could be wrong?

Swollen legs and feet, excessive night sweating and fatigue... What could be wrong?

Difficult question: Please contact your md for appropriate evaluation. Many different causes may be possible reasons for your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, swollen legs and feet, frequent urination and severe ear infection?

I have lower back pain, swollen legs and feet, frequent urination and severe ear infection?

Lot of problems: I am worried that the ear infection may cause an inflammation/infection in the kidney (goodpastures syndrome).Please see a dr soon. ...Read more

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Swollen legs, feet and hands?

Swollen legs, feet and hands?

Find cause: I suggest you start with your family dr. ...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

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Nick Clark has swollen feet and swollen legs for an unknown reason what's wrong with him what does he have.?

Nick Clark has swollen feet and swollen legs for an unknown reason what's wrong with him what does he have.?

Swelling: Nick Clark needs to see a physician to be evaluated. There are many possible causes for lower extremity swelling. ...Read more

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Just had C-section few days ago. Yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. Called drs office was told swelling normal after birth.?

Just had C-section few days ago. Yesterday noticed swollen legs, feet, ankle. Called drs office was told swelling normal after birth.?

Should be evaluated: Edema after c-section could be normal. However, swelling of the extremities after a major abdominal surgery could be a sign of DVT and should be further evaluated. ...Read more

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7lb gain in less than two weeks. Constipation, swollen legs & eyes, tingling feet, dizziness. Diet and exercise (5-6 times/week) the same. Not pregnan?

7lb gain in less than two weeks. Constipation, swollen legs & eyes, tingling feet, dizziness. Diet and exercise (5-6 times/week) the same. Not pregnan?

See your doctor: See your doctor sooner than later. The swelling suggests fluid retention which could explain your significant rapid weight gain. That coupled with tingling and dizziness could indicate something that needs quick attention. You may want to reduce or stop exercising until your doctor says it, is ok. If, these symptoms worsen before seeing, your, doc, go, to, the, ER? ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the ER for the past 4 days I have had swollen legs ankle feet fingers and face now it hurts to walk on my feet they burning?

Do I need to go to the ER for the past 4 days I have had swollen legs ankle feet fingers and face now it hurts to walk on my feet they burning?

No: No, but do make an appointment with your regular primary physician. Although it is a scary condition, it is probably not an emergency and you'll be better served by seeing your pcp. If he or she thinks it's serious, then you may be admitted but it'll be better and more efficient care than the ed from your symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs, liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

RCC patient, stg. 4 metasises in lungs, liver and skull. Swollen feet. Now has swollen legs (up to thighs) is this from the cancer? On lasiks for 2+wks

Possible: Very possible. Swelling may occur via a few different mechanisms in this illness: 1) if normal liver tissue has been replaced by cancer then insufficient circulating proteins can be produced by the liver resulting in a decrease in oncotic or "pulling pressure" of the circulating bloodstream resulting in fluid seeping out into dependent areas of body like the legs. 2) tumor bulk could block IVC ...Read more

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Is there a link between DVT and arrhythmia? I had swollen legs. No pain, no rednes. I noticed that the swelling occurs especially when I feel tired.

Is there a link between DVT and arrhythmia? I had swollen legs. No pain, no rednes. I noticed that the swelling occurs especially when I feel tired.

DVT: Dvt has no reason to cause arrhythmia unless associated with pulmonary embolus. Swelling described could have several causes. Worth getting checked. ...Read more

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My right leg is red and swollen from foot to just below knee for about a month?

My right leg is red and swollen from foot to just below knee for about a month?

DVT: The list of things which can cause redness and swelling in one leg is quite long and difficult to pinpoint without further information. The most worrisome cause would be a thrombosis (blood clot) involving a deep vein of the lower extremity also referred to as dvt. Urgent consultation with a physician is recommended as the complication of DVT can be dire. Infection is less likely at one month. ...Read more

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I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

Skin reaction: Many patients can have a skin reaction after getting bitten. Mild swelling, redness and itchiness are somewhat initial normal responses. Occasionally, some patients will have worse reactions due to an allergic response. If you are concerned you should have an exam done with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more

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Both of my lower legs and feet are swollen, red, and warm to the touch. My feet especially really hurt. What could be causing this?

Merits urgent exam: First, one must determine the cause of the leg edema. It might be heart failure, vein problems, hypertension, heart valve problem, infection or other problem. Once the diagnosis is known, it can be treated appropriately. The goal is to eliminate the inflammation and edema and prevent its recurrence. ...Read more

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Right leg below knee and both feet are warm, red, and swollen. No cuts or injury and im aware its a vascular prob. What could be main cause.

Right leg below knee and both feet are warm, red, and swollen. No cuts or injury and im aware its a vascular prob. What could be main cause.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Why my mom has swelling starting from half her legs covering the entire feet, which is extremely red, swollen, painful, with depressions at some places.?

Why my mom has swelling starting from half her legs covering the entire feet, which is extremely red, swollen, painful, with depressions at some places.?

Edema: Your mom has extra fluid accumulation in her feet and legs. The redness may be due to the swelling or be a secondary infection. The causes of pitting edema include heart failure, poor or leaky veins or poor nutrition. At times a mass or swollen lymph nodes in the lower abdomen/groin can block the out flow of lymph fluid from the legs. Either way, you need a medical evaluation to determine the caus. ...Read more

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My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches, yes he had water retention about 2 yrs. No its not going up the leg like cellulitis. Any idea?

My partner foot is red & swollen with purple patches, yes he had water retention about 2 yrs. No its not going up the leg like cellulitis. Any idea?

Clotting?: It sounds as if your partner needs appropriate compression garments to reduce edema and swelling but this is best for venous stasis and not necessarily for arterial insufficency. I would be concerned about varicose veins as well as a potential blood clot (s). A peripheral pulse exam and possible ultrasound imaging may be necessary to evaluate possible etiologies. ...Read more

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Sat on leg for 2hrs, stood up entire leg numb w foot very swollen red, relieved in 15 minutes now centralzed back pain 1hr. Blood clot? Was active today

Sat on leg for 2hrs, stood up entire leg numb w foot very swollen red, relieved in 15 minutes now centralzed back pain 1hr. Blood clot? Was active today

Doubt blood clot: Unless you were almost motionless for those 2 hours (and even then), without knowing if you have any other risk factors (smoking, etc), i'd say it's extremely unlikely that you'd develop a clot that quickly. You were probably sitting in a position compressing some blood vessels and nerves somewhere and getting up eventually relieved that. Back pain also probably from how you were sitting. ...Read more