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Sudden Swelling In Feet And Ankles
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
See details: It is impossible to know if you are describing joint or soft tissue pain and swelling. The causes depend on the specific areas involved. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...Read more
Carpal/Tarsal Tunnel: If you are having tingling and pain in both wrists and ankles at same time, i would lean toward a nerve or arthritis disease. It could also be a vitamin deficiency or a neuromuscular issue. You need to see your primary care physician for history and physical and testing (bloodwork and x-rays). From there your pcp may refer you to a specialist like a neurologist or rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle Inflammation: What did you do? Sounds like a common sprain, and i know some people forgot a minor twist until 2 days later when the symptoms develop. Do rice--rest (avoid irritating it), ice pack 3 times daily for 10 minutes, compression 24/7, and as much elevation as you can. If it gets worse over the next several days, definitely get it checked out. Dr rich blake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TRAUMA OR NOT?: HI! Swelling of both ankle areas simultaneously without known trauma ie: jumping off of something and landing hard on both feet can be due to a systemic problem. Possibilities include: lymphedema, arthritis which can be osteo, rheumatoid, gouty attack, other accompanying signs/symptoms, etc. , pregnancy, infection, blood clot,medication, heart -liver - kidney problems. All need medical evaluation. ...Read more
Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe : Any drug can cause swelling from the salts used to make the drug. ...Read more
Have severe fluid retention in both feet. The tops of both feet and ankles are swollen causing numbness in toes. Can this cause vessel damage?
Depends where swell: It depends if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema. There is unilateral swelling in reflex dystrophy and s3pe. If the individual joints are swollen this can suggest polyarthritis like rheuamtoid arthritis. There are a variety of other causes depnding where the swelling is and its intensity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?
Just flew from Dallas to Okinawa, Japan. Got some swelling in feet and ankles and have read that it'll go down. When should I start to be concerned?
Edema: Keep them elevated, limit your salt and fluid intake, and compression hosiery may even be of benefit. If after 2-3 days, the swelling does not resolve, or keeps coming back, then get an evaluation. Overall, at 38, even after a long plain trip, severe swelling should not occur unless you were truly immobile for the whole trip and or are overweight possibly, so get a good check up anyway.Best wishes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
65 year old male - swelling in feet and ankles recently started 10 mg of cyclobenzaprine 3x daily
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I've been on fentanyl patch for 4 months is it possible to have bad side effects now ie. Swelling in feet and ankles ?
Reasons: To address the swelling, you may have to address the actual cause of the swelling. There may be reasons regarding your blood pressure or excess weight gain or other medical changes to your body that may be causing your feet and ankles to swell and may not be directly related to pathology in your foot and ankles. ...Read more
Why after a total removal of the thyroid are we (me & my sister) experiencing swelling in feet and ankles? Removed due to cancer
Edema: Swelling may be due to hypothyroidism, i.e. Low levels of thyroid hormone. Labs should be able to tell if you are getting enough supplement therapy. There are many other reasons for swelling in the legs as well. Discuss with your doctor. May need further work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had swelling above my ankles maybe up two inches also with pain no ademma or swelling in feet what could this be caused by?
Ankle swelling: How old are you? How much do you weigh? Any heart disease? Pain? Do you live in a Lyme disease area & been checked? Any recent strenuous activity? What is your diet like? Could be many things: too much salt in diet--heart disease--Lyme. Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more
Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more
I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling. It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.
Not debatable...: Whether or not you presently have these symptoms are had them in the past, an obvious concern is a possible blood clot. This dangerous condition can happen without a clear history of trauma, prolonged inactivity or for that matter, without any apparent reason at all. Regardless of the actual cause, the goal now is to have it evaluated immediately. Untreated, a DVT can have catastrophic effects. ...Read more
Can happen: Your foot and ankle can swell after an acute injury to your knee that causes a meniscal tear. There has tobe a significant amount of knee injury/trauma to cause enough swelling to effect your ankle/foot. The ankle and foot ar the lowest part of your body and gravity pulls the swelling from your knee down to them if your leg is not elevated. A blood clot can also cause this see a doctor if concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right foot swelling since 3/14 now i notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?
Possible ganglion: There are some various things that can present that way. The area that you describe is a common place for ganglions to form. Another consideration, is the Extensor Digitorum Brevis muscle belly. This can become enlarged due to various stresses. It is located on the lateral or little toe side of the foot near the ankle. If you are having pain from this you may want to have this checked out. ...Read more
I have swollen fingers every morning that go away in an hour or two. No other swelling in feet or ankles. Had labs on 10/24/14 all good.
Not enough info: although this could suggest arthritis there are other things you need to know. Also I am uncertain what Lab you had but you may not have had enough. Your physician may send you to a rheumatologist who can better clarify these issues, order the appropriate lab, and help you understand what's happening. ...Read more
Have swelling in feet & ankles. Not sure if it could be caused by bug bites on legs or not. What can I take or do to get the swelling to go down?
Ask your doctor: One cannot give generic advice regarding a medication that is possibly causing side effects. You need to seek the advice of the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
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