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Sudden Swelling In Feet And Ankles
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 more
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
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
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
Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling. ...Read more
Common....: It depends on the type of surgery. Minor superficial surgeries may not cause noticeable swelling. Swelling is common though following ankle surgery. ...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 more
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 more
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?
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
Yes: As common as tulips in the spring. ...Read more
Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?
Keep it elevated:
Keep the affected part elevated whenever feasible. Try to keep the affected raised at night. It should subside with time. If three weeks later, it is not improving, it would be time to see your doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Broke fibula right above ankle 5 wks ago. Cast came off after 4 wks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful, can't put pressure on it at all. Normal?
I am experiencing left ankle/ foot swelling. I got blood work done and urine testing and they came out fine. It worsens as the day goes by. No pain?
Venous insufficiency: You could have a problem with the veins in your ankles causing the swelling. I assume there is minimal or no swelling in the AM. You should consult your physician to determine the type of swelling (ie. Pitting vs non-pitting or water retention vs not water retention). ...Read more
Can Metformin cause ankle/foot swelling? On it 3 wks, now at 500mgx3, & this week having swelling similar to when pregnant but I am not pregnant now.
Ankle/Foot swelling: 90% of the time, in my practice, when people are complaining of foot and ankle swelling, it is due to Venous Insufficiency/Venous Stasis. This can be related to prescription medication, renal failure, Congestive heart failure, and just simple wear and tear on the venous system. Most of my patients who are Diabetic also have Hypertension, which can also lead to foot and ankle swelling. ...Read more
5 cortisone injections in lower back about 4-5 weeks ago. Have had ankle and foot swelling ever since. Frequent nighttime urination. Normal?
I am experiencing foot swelling (quality: in the big toe) and ankle swelling. The following also describe me: Difficulty walking, Ankle pain, and...
Gout vs heart issues: The swelling you're describing could be gout; the onset of which can occur at any age and is often the consequence of an extremely rich diet with pork, wine, salt, etc. If that's not the case then the issue is backflow from your heart (i.e. congestive failure). see your pcp; you need either a consult with rheumatology or cardiology per your PCP. ...Read more
Foot beesting local reaction foot swelling increase sitting standing legs dependent 72 hours foot stillfit in shoe not pass ankle are oral antibiotic?
Bee sting: Typically, with most bee stings, one will notice localized redness and swelling to the affected site. Oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ice and/or a topical 'anti-itch' ointment should help symptoms. Should one experience any throat or facial swelling with difficulty getting a full-breath, go to emergency care. With redness staying local, antibiotics are not needed. Your doc should be consulted with any change. ...Read more
I am taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate and having ankle and foot swelling I also take 100 mg losartan can my doctor replace amlodipine with?
My sister 54 yrs old has swelling in feet, legs, ankles and stomach area. Burning sensation in toes, fluid pill for weeks, what's goin on? Help!
I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling. The following also describes me: Obesity. What should I do? I am on an ARB and my BP normal now. I only have slight shortness of breath during exercise or a lot of movement. Not at rest.
Edema: You are eating too much salt so that your body cannot get rid of it all. Describe to your Dr. Could also be early sing of heart failurr. Does it go away at night? ...Read more
Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.
NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve (s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more
RICE: For minor injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling and pain. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. If your symptoms don’t improve after 48 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: On what is causing swelling. If it is from an injury, ice within first 48 hours will be helpful. There are various other conditions that may cause swelling. Ice will not help in the majority of these cases. ...Read more
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