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So what usually can cause swelling of the legs?

So what usually can cause swelling of the legs?

Leg swelling.: There are many reasons to have leg swelling and it can involve one or both legs. This swelling can be due to underlying medical problems such as heart, lung, liver or kidney disease or it could be due to other problems such as lymphedema, venous insufficiency or venous clots. Infections and trauma can also lead to leg swelling. If you have swelling you should start with a leg venous ultrasound. ...Read more

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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 cause swelling of the face?

What can cause swelling of the face?

Face swelling: Lots of reason for swelling including allergic reactions, scarring from procedures done.Or sun damage. ...Read more

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What can cause the sides of the mouth to swell sometimes?

What can cause the sides of the mouth to swell sometimes?

See your dentist: for examination x-rays and treatment if needed. There are several potential causes of mouth swelling. However, proper diagnosis is a key to successful treatment. Visit your dentist soon. ...Read more

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What can the symptoms of swelling feet and legs mean?

Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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What can cause the swelling of the retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

What can cause the swelling of the  retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?

Retinal nerves: You MUST see your eye specialist soon! Don't worry too much - I have been wearing glasses since I was age 6 - now age 71. It has never been a problem, including year one where I had trouble with 5 pair of glasses. ...Read more

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What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

What are the causes of leg swelling and how to treat it?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. Treatment can include elevation and compressive wraps along with medication. See your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

Vein dysfunction: The most likely diagnosis is vein dysfunction. A detailed sonogram of the veins and valves can determine the best solution. ...Read more

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What can cause certain parts of the leg to become numb?

What can cause certain parts of the leg to become numb?

Nerve damage fibromy: Nerve damage can cause certain parts of your leg to go numb . Diabetes and thyroid disease fibromyalgia lac objects and lliftingk of enough b6, b12 and Folic Acid . Poor circulation . In proper body mechanics when sitting standing some muscle diseases. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling of legs and ankles?

What can cause swelling of legs and ankles?

Vein disease: Leg swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of aching joints?

What can be the cause of aching joints?

Arthritis: Whenever a joint aches it means there is inflammation. There are different reasons for this from mild arthritis to more severe inflammatory disease. As we age we all develop osteoarthritis which is typically called "wear and tear"arthritis. Some of us start early with pain and others get to old age with hardly a hint of it. Please discuss with your doc your complaints and let him decide. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling of the ankles?

What could  cause swelling of the ankles?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of lymph fluid causing swelling all over?

What can be the cause of  lymph fluid  causing  swelling  all over?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause one side of your abdomen to swell while the other doesn't?

What can cause one side of your abdomen to swell while the other doesn't?

Mass/gas: See your doctor. He/she will perform an exam to find out what is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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What can cause calcinosis of the scrotum?

Unknown Cause: When calcification of the scrotal wall occurs, there is still uncertainty as to the cause. Some believe it is from the breakdown of the muscle in the skin; others believe it is incited by trauma. Regardless, the treatment is the same: surgical excision if desired by the patient. They can recur, but if all nodules are excised this is reduced. It is not associated with cancer or uncleanliness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

Possible: Muscle strain, pulled muscle, can have swelling depending on the number of fibers injured and the inflammatory response of your body. ...Read more

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How does obesity cause swelling of the legs?

How does obesity cause swelling of the legs?

Obesity/leg swelling: Ironically, the larger one is the less water weight and more body fat they have. When the body's water mass falls to about 42% or lower, we see leg swelling as seen in many bariartic practicies with obese patient. Ddrink more water; get your water and fat mass checked . Water pills usually make this worse. The other mechanisms of less exercise and decreased venous flow can contribute as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pain from the knees to the ankles?

What are the causes of pain from the knees to the ankles?

Could be a number of: Causes; like a tendonitis around the knee or sprains/strains of the ligaments/ muscles. Arthritis of the joint, cartilage issues. Referred pain from arthritic hip or from the spine could also be a cause of knee pain. Any injury with resultant fracture need to be evaluated for as well. See your orthopod. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause nubness of the arms?

What can cause nubness of the arms?

Too many causes: Vascular cause and periferial nerve cause. You listed cold sensitivity. Do you have more numbness in cold wheather? If you do it could be raynaud's phenomenon. See your doctor. Both arms? Do you have a glass (cold) on your desk top? Do you have carpal tunnel symptoms? See your doctor. ...Read more