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Swollen Ankles After A Flight
Dad is 60 yrs,has diabetes, cataracts. He has acute dyspnoea over the past week on holiday nd swollen ankles after 8 hr flight please read ECG file?
Pulmonary embolism: Unable to see the EKG file - please attach if available. Major concern in the context of a recent long flight would be a blood clot that had travelled to the lungs. While EKG is helpful in evaluating for a heart attack, it is less often helpful for diagnosing a blood clot. ...Read more
What the best way to treat extremely swollen ankles (on par with lymphedema) especially after a flight?
Good Seat and Hose: Consider the use of compression hose and/or socks can help minimize swelling, get an aisle or bulkhead seat to stretch legs, drink water to stay hydrated, and encourage getting up to walk during the flight. Once the flight starts, find out if there's a first class seat available...That can't hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen ankles following tropic vacation and flight home. 2nd day at home they seem to be a little worse. What can cause this?
I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.
After 2nd round r-chop, swollen ankles, rapid hr. Are these signs of heart failure? Why doesn't cardiologist order echocardiogram?
Valid Question.: Swollen ankles and rapid heart rate might be signs of heart failure. They merit a careful history and physical exam as well as ekg, chest x-rays and an echocardiogram. Hypertension and valve problems are high on the list of likely causes; however, in the case of a person exposed to a cardiotoxic chemotherapy drug, one must consider this as well. The toxic drug effect is cumulative; act quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor visit : Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs ( dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication side effects to inadequate pumping of the heart. Simple measures you can take are obtaining compression stockings, staying active and avoiding excessive salt however for this problem i would recommend a check up with your primary care doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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