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Swollen Ankles In Hot Weather
What can a person do for fluid build up, in both legs, ankles and feet. It hurts so bad at times. They are so swollen especially in hot weather?
Medical check up: Swelling of feet indicates fluid retention. It can be caused by many different conditions.......from varicose veins to Heart, liver or kidney disease. In order to find the cause, you should go see your doctor for a physical exam and some simple blood tests for the start. Later more tests for the affected organ may be necessary in order to make the final diagnosis and proper treatment.. ...Read more
My ankle is swollen some, like it swells in hot weather. Behind that leg is a sore spot, and when you run your hand over it, you feel a lump. Just wondering what this could be. Thanks!?
Hot weather: Very swollen and hard great saphenous vein along both legs, veins are colorless. Way more in right leg, than left leg. Discomfort and aching, but no swollen legs, no change in color or warmth. 19 y/o male and very low bodyfat.
I am on zoladex (goserelin) treatment for breast cancer. I suffer from severe hot flushes, swollen ankles and pain in joints. Is it normal?
Zoladex (goserelin) Side Effects: Yes, these symptoms are often observed as side effects alone or in combination with zoladex (goserelin). As always, it is wise to notify your oncologist so he can monitor your progress and consider these potential side effects in the context of your entire treatment protocol. ...Read more
Spider bite 4 weeks ago still sore hot pains up and down body stabbing ankles wrists tingling tired aching head feels tight throat swollen ankles too?
Is a spider bite?: It may not have been a spider bite. There have been many cases of skin infections caused by Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA). The lesion is typically described as a spider bite. What happens is this organism penetrates the skin via hair follicle and makes its way into the body. It can evade the immune system, but it can also attack with vigor. Get a blood test! ...Read more
Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more
A number of things.:
Diabetics can have swollen ankles from unrecognized fractures, problems with circulation, or fluid retention without vascular issues. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment.
www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/foot ankle. ...Read more
Most important is close folow with your pcp!
evaluate and monitor blood pressure and ekg and cardiac functions. Also, want to evaluate and monitor blood flow to limbs.
Watch dietary intake of high sodium foods that may contribute to fluid retention.
Elevate limbs above level of heart during hours of slumber.
Wear therapeutic compression stockings or garments. ...Read more
Get diagnosed: It could be from "being on your feet". But there are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more
If concerned, yes: This requires medical assessment. If you are concerned that it is serious, then asap. If not, set up an appointment. ...Read more
What can cause persistent fluid in the lungs and swollen ankles, despite taking diuretics continuously?
Several possibilitie: Pneumonia, adult respiratory distress syndrome, advanced malnutrition, congestive heart failure, hepatorenal syndrome, uremia. The lack of response to diuretics implies that either the condition isn't responsive to diuresis or the dose needs to be adjusted. The condition appears to be complicated and should be further evaluated with consultants as needed. ...Read more
Swollen ankles past two weeks I've been having swollen ankles (right ankle more prominent). What are some of the reasons for this?
Can femme tab20-100 bcp make you put on weight or could it be waterretension also I have swollen ankles I've been on bcp for 1 month only?
Birth control: Hi, some people report weight gain and some weight loss with combination birth control like Femme, it should even out in 2-3 months. The birth control pill definitely can cause water retention, if you have lower extremity swelling please contact ur doctor, maybe another combination pill work better for u. ...Read more
I've had very painful swollen ankles for about 4 yrs now the more I'm on my feet the worse they become, it is really limiting what I can do.
See Doctor: I agree with others-persistent ankle pain and swelling need evaluation. If you have not had an injury and not of an age to have degenerative arthritic changes you may need a more systemic evaluation. Primary care physician may be place to start with xrays, blood work and a complete physical exam. If appropriate referral to orthopedic specialist I am sure would be made. ...Read more