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What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

What are conditions that causes swelling in feet hands face not associated with allergic reaction?

Peripheral edema: Swelling of the extremities could be caused by many things. If you feel it is not an allergic reaction, an md consult is warranted. Perhaps your kidneys are not functioning properly, a common source of peripheral (and other) edema: swelling. Any changes in medications? The internet is really unsuited to diagnosis of such symptoms, don't fool around; see an md. Good luck! ...Read more

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 causes swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face that's hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

What causes swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face that's hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

Very unusual: I would make sure to check your blood pressure first. It sounds as if you are having some vascular like symptoms that are difficult to attribute to any one source without additional information. ...Read more

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Whole body swelling especially hands, face, feet, during week 22 pregnancy, bp is 115/70, no proteins in urine, urine pH is 7, why swelling? Any diuretic?

Whole body swelling especially hands, face, feet, during week 22 pregnancy, bp is 115/70, no proteins in urine, urine pH is 7, why swelling? Any diuretic?

Edema in pregnancy: Following your last question, if your swelling is not acute in onset it may just be a normal process in pregnancy, there are a few things you can do to reduce it: avoid caffeine, limit salt intake, rest with your legs elevated, use support stockings, avoid being outdoors when it's hot, consume potassium containing foods like banana and orange. Good luck ...Read more

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What can I do for re occuring severe allergy attacks wiyh face, feet and hand swelling?

What can I do for re occuring severe allergy attacks wiyh face, feet and hand swelling?

See your doctor asap: For evaluation and treatment, you may need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Can 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

Can 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

I see it sometimes: Opiods interfere with appetite and metabolism controls in the hypothalamus. In fact, opioid blockers lead to weight loss. Weight gain is more pronounced when other meds are also used. I have the swelling as well but don't understand the mechanism ...Read more

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What causes swelling in hands and feet?

What causes swelling in hands and feet?

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 more

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Pain in hands and feet. Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet. And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Pain in hands and feet. Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet. And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Joint pain: Pain in hands and feet with swelling that gets worse with exercise needs to be evaluated for various causes to include inflammatory joint disease, thyroid disorders etc. Time to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

See your doctor: Peripheral edema (swelling) can be a sign of high blood pressure, heart issues, thyroid problems, or excess sodium intake. If centered over joints it might indicate effusion, which can be a symptom of arthritis. See a doctor to help sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are foot/hand swelling related to hives?

Not necessarily.: Hives are the bodies overly aggressive and incorrect response to some sort of stimulus that it doesn't recognize. Swelling is fairly common, as it can represent simply a different ind of inflammation, but significant hand and feet swelling could represent other things, too, and should warrant a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Can there be an age limit for fibro myalgia, and could it cause swelling in hands and feet?

Probably not: Fibromyalgia ranges at least from adolescence and probably from early in childhood. Growing older does not spare anyone.
Swelling (if objective) would have a different cause. ...Read more

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Can levothyroxin be used to treqt high blood pressure or swelling in hands and feet?

Can levothyroxin be used to treqt high blood pressure or swelling in hands and feet?

No: This thyroid replacement medication has no indication for the treatment of hbp or swelling. Hypothyroidism can cause swelling, usually generalized and replacement of low thyroid with this medication may relieve the swelling. Thyroid medication itself could induce hypertension if given in too large doses. It is a therapeutic medication strictly used for thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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Often wake up with body pain/stiffness and swelling in hands and feet. Ra factor negative. I stretch and eat healthy. What could be going on?

Often wake up with body pain/stiffness and swelling in hands and feet. Ra factor negative. I stretch and eat healthy. What could be going on?

I've had the exact same experience: Although I am decidedly not an expert in this area, I am an experienced patient with those exact symptoms. Recently I've come to believe that the problem may be one of carbohydrate overload. On december 31 I gave up carbohydrates in within the confines of that diet have eaten whatever I like. I find that most of my aches and pains have evaporated, when I'm hungry I can simply ignore it and eat when it's more convenient to prepare good foodand have lost the 20 pounds I've been attempting to lose for the past 30 years. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my liver enzymes in my blood test is 'slightly elevated'? Test was performed because I have swelling in hands and feet. I also am constantly tired.

What does it mean if my liver enzymes in my blood test is 'slightly elevated'? Test was performed because I have swelling in hands and feet. I also am constantly tired.

Liver enzymes: Your liver enzymes are abnormal, but not by a lot. The presence of the symptoms you mentioned makes it critical that you followup as a variety of conditions may account for your symptoms and abnormal labs. Depending on actual circumstances in the differential diagnosis should be included obesity and diabetes, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disorders or congenital disorders such as (rare)hemochromatosis ...Read more

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Bh contractions, slightly high blood pressure, cervical pressure, when in the restroom feel the need to push swelling in hands and feet?

Bh contractions, slightly high blood pressure, cervical pressure, when in the restroom feel the need to push swelling in hands and feet?

CALL YOUR OB NOW!!!: Your OB needs to know all of this call him or her now, if u were my OB pt., I would not want you asking that? Here, your OB should respond right away, if your OB does not then go to the labor room where you will be delivering and the nurses will get ahold of your ob. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Need to be evaluated: Hand and feet swelling with sunburn symptoms and symptoms of UTI need to be carefully evaluated by a doctor. These could be early indications of auto immune disorders. Your symptoms should be taken into account with further detailed history and exam. ...Read more

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I'm 19wks pregnant, frequent high bp, swelling in hands and feet. Dr is monitoring, but now I'm having numbness/tingling in extremities. Worry?

I'm 19wks pregnant, frequent high bp, swelling in hands and feet. Dr is monitoring, but now I'm having numbness/tingling in extremities. Worry?

Your pregnant: Try not to worry. It is something that you should let your doctor know. If there is swelling this puts pressure on the nerves which can cause the numbness and tingling. So there is a reason for it. I would not worry, rather be aware and let the doctor know. ...Read more

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I have slight swelling in hands and ankle with lyrica (pregabalin) for tn. Bp is fine. Also mild aching in legs and feet and slight tightness of hands. Normal sides?

I have slight swelling in hands and ankle with lyrica (pregabalin) for tn. Bp is fine. Also mild aching in legs and feet and slight tightness of hands. Normal sides?

See below: It can be a side effect of lyrica (pregabalin). Let your prescribing doctor evaluate this to make sure that it is not something else such as imflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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Severe lower legs, both feet and hand swelling. It's very painful & cannot afford doctor visit. On & off 6 months nothing I try works. Suggestions?

See details: Why are you on all the narcotic pain relievers? Your symptoms suggest an inflammatory arthritis. This is a serious issue that cannot be self-treated. Find a free clinic or a rheumatologist who will see you pro bono. Do it now. ...Read more

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My daughter has blotches all over her body and swelling on face feet and hand but feels ok??

My daughter has blotches all over her body and swelling on face feet and hand but feels ok??

Call your doctor now: You should call your doctor to get advice. What you are describing could be hives and the swelling is concerning. If this just started, it could progress to the point of difficulty swallowing or breathing and may be a medical emergency. She may need medications to treat this immediately. Don't wait to seek more definitive medical advice, as these are signs of allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my son he has hives I took him to ER for swelling of face hands and feet. They gave him bdrill and a steroid he is now not able to hold any thing down what should I do

Should I be worried about my son he has hives I took him to ER for swelling of face hands and feet. They gave him bdrill and a steroid he is now not able to hold any thing down what should I do

I: I am answering this question well after you wrote it, so my response may or not be of any benefit. If he still has these health complaints by the time you read this, please have him seen. ...Read more

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30wks pregnant. Over last day or so gained 6lbs in swelling. Seems all over, but more in feet/legs, & hands & face. Shld I be concerned or not?

30wks pregnant. Over last day or so gained 6lbs in swelling. Seems all over, but more in feet/legs, & hands & face. Shld I be concerned or not?

Some concern...: Rapid weight gain can be seen in some worrisome pregnancy conditions such as pre-eclampsia. Its the kind of thing you need to mention to your Ob now and not wait until your next appointment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Lately my face, hands, and feet have been swelling. I do have hypothyroidism but my TSH level is 2.4 what else could be causing this?

Lately my face, hands, and feet have been swelling. I do have hypothyroidism but my TSH level is 2.4 what else could be causing this?

Multiple causes: Hi, there are multiple reasons of swelling of body, most common one congestive heart failure, you are too young to be diagnosed with congestive heart failure, but to begin with a BNP, some basic labs specially kidney function would help. ...Read more

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What could be causing pronounced swelling of face, hands, feet several weeks after stopping oral cortisone therapy. Renal, heart, sugar normal?

What could be causing pronounced swelling of face, hands, feet several weeks after stopping oral cortisone therapy. Renal, heart, sugar normal?

Start over: You left out the most important information. Why taking cortisone? Exactly which med at exactly which dose for how long? Was the cortisone [prednisone? ] used to suppress a condition which now emerges again without the cortisone? Do you notice the effects of prolonged, daily, high-dose steroid? Consult the Dr[s] who prescribed the cortisone. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more