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Swollen Ankles And Signs Of Degenerating Organ Functions
What is a likely diagnosis of someone who has swollen ankles and signs of degenerating organ functions?
Heart failure: Swollen ankles may be a finding in early congestive heart failure. End organ failure can be a process resulting from a far advanced heart condition called cardiomyopathy. This is where the heart contracts inefficiently resulting in such poor organ perfusion the organs begin to fail. ...Read more
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
Painful urination but little comes out, urge to urinate, vaginal itching, and swollen ankles. Could these be signs of UTI?
UTI: Yes. You have a urinary tract infection. ...Read more
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
Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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