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Swelling Leg Foot
Any advice on what over-the-counter treatments could help leg swelling, foot numbness due to circulation problems?
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
Severe swelling in leg and foot with red patches or rash, very painful & painful to touch, skin is shinny, having shortness of breath and I feel bad.
Swelling: See your internist ASAP. You could have congestive heart disease. ...Read more
I had a total knee replacement. My toes are now seriously curved under like hammer toes (except large toe) experiencing serious swelling foot/leg now?
DVT???: I do hope that you have already called your Orthopedic surgeon. It's impossible to help you thru this venue, however, one of the potential complications (and I am sure that you are aware of this) after Orthopedic Surgery, is a DVT (blood clot). Although we use blood thinners post-op, there is always a possibility of a DVT, so PLEASE contact your Orthopedist immediately for further advise. ...Read more
What can cause temporary paralysis in one leg or arm at a time what can cause temporary unconsciousness what can cause instant hand or leg numbness what can cause instant, temporary swelling in the leg, foot, arm, hand what cause sudden immobility?
Many possibilities: Paroxymal weakness, numbness and altered level of consciousness are all suggestive of a central nervous system disorder. The altered awareness may suggest seizure like events. The periodic weakness, paralysis and numbness of limbs may suggest a warning of a stroke. You should seek formal neurologic evaluation. ...Read more
Age was 52. Getting irregular periods, Pain in the lower abdomen, severe weakness, swelling of legs n foot, continuation of period for more than 8 day?
Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more
My stepson is going through a severe Hepes outbreak, he now, is experiencing swelling in his leg and foot. Is that a symptom from the Hepes outbreak?
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion. Or after a heroes flare. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with the doctor who diagnosed the herpes. Continue anti viral Meds ie Valtrex (valacyclovir) or famvir. ...Read more
If I have fluid in the lungs in association with swelling of my legs and foot, what condition may I have?
Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?
Is it normal for a contusion to the left knee to cause slight swelling of the leg and foot and be able to make one nauseous from the pain?
Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
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
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
Diagnosis would include achilles tendonopathy, post tibial tendonopathy, post tibial neuritis, clot in leg
Without examine you the first concern would be a clot in the leg particularly if here is swelling or pain in the calf region. If pain is not there I would not worry as much for a clot and then can move on with he eat of the differential... ...Read more
Swelling: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. If you are having calf pain and redness with the swelling, you should go to the er to rule out a blood clot in the leg. ...Read more
I have swelling in my legs and feet along with pain. I have tried using ice but nothing is working. What else can I try?
Swelling: It really depends on where the swelling is. If its diffuse around both legs/feet, it could be a sign of fluid retention/volume overload/edema and that increased pressure from the swelling can cause pain. If this is new, I would see your doctor about it. If it is following trauma and swelling due to injury, then rest, ice, compression and elevation can be helpful. ...Read more
I have burning & swelling in my feet. The swelling is worst in my leg that I broke when I was 7.I'm 34 yes old now. What is going on.?
Need workup: This could be related to either kidney or cardiac dysfunction and you should be worked up. The increased swelling in the one with past trauma verse the other leg is the fact that trauma can change vascular flow and cause edema later in life when systemic reasons cause swelling. With feet burning, may have neuropathy, possibly even from diabetes which could be causing kidney damage. Need workup. ...Read more
If your leg and foot swell from sitting in a chair too long, once it's back to normal it shouldn't return right? I've never had swelling before this
???: Its difficult to understand your question, could you pose it in another manner? ...Read more
Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more
Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause those include allergic reactions, heart failure, severe malnutrition, fluid overload, vein disease, etc. Swelling and numbness are very non-specific finding and have so many causes that identifying them takes more than 400 words allows me to help. If it is causing you problems, then getting a doctors opinion should give you peace of mind. ...Read more
Swelling Leg Foot: There are many causes of swelling in the legs and feet. We must worry about your venous return or lymph drainage. Best to see a vascular specialist to see why you are having a hard time getting that fluid out of there, when it is typically the night time that we can get the fluid out as we get off our feet. Dr rich blake. ...Read more