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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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4 days Leg calves itch bad,slight swollen started new job on feet lot. No redness. 2 days later feet burn, BP fine.Normally have little edema .Age 61?

4 days Leg calves itch bad,slight swollen started new job on feet lot. No redness. 2 days later feet burn, BP fine.Normally have little edema .Age 61?

Not unusual-: -@ all. I'm 74 workout 4x/wk for an hour, it includes strength,cardio, & core. I still have edema, small amount even on the workout days. If this is a new finding, it may be wise to see your PCP and have it checked out, especially if it seems 2 be worsening. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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

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

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I sprained my ankle a month ago. Still limping it's not weight bearing still swollen red patches on my leg dead blood in foot entire leg goes numb

I sprained my ankle a month ago. Still limping it's not weight bearing still swollen red patches on my leg dead blood in foot entire leg goes numb

Consider CRPS: Dear Amanda, Your symptoms are not typical of normal sprain healing. Pain out of proportion with color and sensation changes in the limb could represent complex regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. These conditions respond well to early treatment. Best Wishes. ...Read more