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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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Unexplained ankle swelling in left foot. I'm not diabetic so what could it be?

Unexplained ankle swelling in left foot. I'm not diabetic so what could it be?

Ankle swelling: This could be from a previous injury or arthritic change in the ankle joint. You could also have a biomechanical imbalance that causes you to ambulate and put stress upon the ankle. A gait analysis, x-ray and or an if necessary an MRI can help to determine the source of the ankle swelling. ...Read more

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Had like 10/23/13 must 12/30/13 today I got up with terrible pain and swelling in left foot right behind toes a lo they way across ball of foot?

Had like 10/23/13 must 12/30/13 today I got up with terrible pain and swelling in left foot right behind toes a lo they way across ball of foot?

I'm not sure: What you are trying to relay with e dates, swelling an pain can be many things from a fracture to an infection, gout etc. Wise to see a foot doctor. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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My husbands left foot is consently swelling up? Why is that

My husbands left foot is consently swelling up? Why is that

Vascular problem: If just the left foot is swelling up, the most likely causes are a poor circulation the foot, or blood clot to the leg or lymph node blockage, venous problem or some ligament or tendon tear. Please see your podiatrist for a thorough workup for this condition. ...Read more

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I have been having swelling in my left foot and anklle. What could it be?

I have been having swelling in my left foot and anklle. What could it be?

Dm complication?: Although swollen foot and ankle could be from any reason, due to your past medical history dm could lead to complications that may exacerbate this. If you have tingling or burning, you may have less sensitivity to trauma and that could have lead to the swelling. Or vascular complications could also occur. Other reasons: gout, infection, charcot arthropathy, trauma, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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My left foot has been swelling off and on is there anything I can do to help reduxe it and make it go away.

My left foot has been swelling off and on is there anything I can do to help reduxe it and make it go away.

See a doctor: If your foot swelling is new and increasing, you need to see your doctor to find the cause. It can be a due to a blood clot in your leg veins...Which can be a serious problem. So do not ignore it unless the swelling was minor and has gone away on its own. ...Read more

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My 28/295 son has pain and swelling on the top of his left foot. Causing him to limp. Takes norvace 10mg, other wise healthy. Reasons?

My 28/295 son has pain and swelling on the top of his left foot. Causing him to limp. Takes norvace 10mg, other wise healthy. Reasons?

Orthopedic vs. Med: If he has no swelling of his right foot, he most likely has an orthopedic problem in the left foot. Stress fracture is one possibility. Keep in mind, though, that Norvasc (amlodipine) can cause (usually painless) swelling in the lower extremities. Although this would normally be expected to affect both sides equally, differences in vein function between the two legs may cause swelling to be one-sided. ...Read more

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I have a vibrating sensation at just one point in the bottom of my left foot. The feeling comes and goes. No pain or swelling. Age : 24, healthy male.

I have a vibrating sensation at just one point in the bottom of my left foot. The feeling comes and goes. No pain or swelling. Age : 24, healthy male.

Vibration in foot: Hello~ I am sure you are thinking that this is some kind of long tract cerebellar symptom. If it were, it would usually appear with other cerebellar signs of ataxia and asterixis. If you can pinpoint it to one place you will probably find a little lump signifying a NEUROMA. This can easily be removed. Not unreasonable to see your doc for this thanks ...Read more

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My left foot is painful and can hardly walk and its swelling up?

My left foot is painful and can hardly walk and its swelling up?

Stress Fracture: You need an x-ray of the foot to rule out a stress fracture. You may also have tendonitis. See a podiatrist or orthopedist. Keep your foot elevated, ace wrap it, and stay off of it until you can see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you reduce swelling in the left foot and leg?

How do you reduce swelling in the left foot and leg?

Swelling: First, you have to determine the cause of the swelling. Then you can create a treatment plan. See you family doc or vascular doc for assistance ...Read more

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What causes radom throbbing and swelling in a women's left foot?

What causes radom throbbing and swelling in a women's left foot?

Circulation: There are many circulation problems that can cause leg pain or throbbing or swelling. It shouldn't happen just to a left foot specifically. Have you had any accidents? Fallen? You can start with a foot doctor called a podiatrist. Then, if he doesn't find anything- you can be referred to a phlebology doctor: www. Phlebolgy. Org and put in your zip code. Venous disease causes swelling, cramping too. ...Read more

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I have swelling in the top of my left foot, and also have a burning sensation.

Could be: Arthritis or gout. See your doctor for an evaluation to best determine what it is. ...Read more

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My left vaginal gland and left foot are swelling, I have also gained 10 pounds in one week, why?

My left vaginal gland and left foot are swelling, I have also gained 10 pounds in one week, why?

L foot/ vagina swel: There could be a clot, are you on BCP? Smoke? That inreases risk. Could also be mass (ovarian or abdominal), or autoimmune issues, kidney issue (though usually both sides if renal). Please go to ER/ urgent care as soon as possible today to be evaluated, clots are a serious issues. ...Read more

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What could be causing my foot pain and swelling on the top of my left foot? It hursts all day with no relief, and I did not enjure the foot.

What could be causing my foot pain and swelling on the top of my left foot? It hursts all day with no relief, and I did not enjure the foot.

Foot Pain: Foot pain and swelling can be caused numerous reasons. Just a few are stress fractures, capsulitis, tendonitis. I would recommend seeing a specialist' and getting an x-ray and possible mri. ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on left foot on top. Is not painful. No swelling.?

I've got a small lump on left foot on top. Is not painful. No swelling.?

A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I got bike accident &my left foot injured still swelling@ annd not able to walk?

I got bike accident &my left foot injured still swelling@ annd not able to walk?

Accident: Sorry that happened. Did you hit your head?
You need to see a physician and make sure your left foot is checked. An x-ray may need to be done to check for fractures. How long ago did you get injured?

Good luck! ...Read more

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I have swelling on my left foot behind that ball joint on the side. What could cause this?

I have swelling on my left foot behind that ball joint on the side. What could cause this?

Many things: Not sure from your description exactly where you are talking about but there could be many causes- please give more info. ...Read more

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My infant, 19 months, has been limping almost to the point of not walking on her left foot. It's warm to the touch with slight swelling. Broken?

My infant, 19 months, has been limping almost to the point of not walking on her left foot. It's warm to the touch with slight swelling. Broken?

Hard to say: Possibilities range from a bug bite reaction to an infection in her foot/ankle. Without an exam, its just to hard to say. Pick up the phone and call her doc, you can discuss all the things you see and decide how soon and where to be seen. ...Read more

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Left foot swollen since a 5-hour flight 2 days ago. Doesn't hurt to walk, swelling does down at night, but returns in the day. Should I be worried?

Left foot swollen since a 5-hour flight 2 days ago. Doesn't hurt to walk, swelling does down at night, but returns in the day. Should I be worried?

Concerned: I would be concerned. Mainly because of your age. Usually, the concern on long flights is someone can possibly get a clot in their leg. The concern is that normally your foot is not swollen. It is possible you have a stress fracture, though, I wold expect some degree of pain. A visit to the doc, I think would be a good idea. ...Read more

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My left foot has been swelling for a while now xrays clear my white cells are slightly elevated that's the only abnormality in my blood work what could it be?

My left foot has been swelling for a while now xrays clear my white cells are slightly elevated that's the only abnormality in my blood work what could it be?

Any doctor: That x- rayed you and took your blood would of examined you and had the advantage of asking you more questions. Differential diagnosis would include: infection, gout among some possibilities. A course of antibiotics and possibly an antiinflammatory might be a good idea. ...Read more

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My left foot is swollen how can I reduce the swelling/fever?

Depends: You may have an infection you may have gout you may have venous insufficency. First determine which is most likely and then can treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Pain in left foot slight swelling on side of foot aches after walking?

Pain in left foot slight swelling on side of foot aches after walking?

Several things: Could just be a bruise, or muscle strain, but could be a metatarsal stress fracture.

See a podiatrist to check it out. ...Read more

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Get a burning painful feeling on the top of my left foot. It doesn't hurt to touch but I do have ankle swelling. Not an isolated incident. I?

Get a burning painful feeling on the top of my left foot. It doesn't hurt to touch but I do have ankle swelling. Not an isolated incident. I?

Get checked: If there are no associated skin changes, then there may be a problem with a nerve to the area originating in the foot or even the spine. You need to see a physician, get examined, & possibly be referred to a neurologis. Hope that helps. ...Read more