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Swollen Ankles Rash On Legs
My 87 year old husband has developed swollen ankles and a rash on his legs. What are some things that it could be?
Sensitive, bruise like markings on legs. Almost like rashes. Doesn't itch. Hurts when touched. Now has swollen ankles. What can it be?! Please help!!!
ER visit: What you are describing is worth a visit to the ER to be examined. Stay calm and go to the ER. ...Read more
Many possibilities: The severe itching can be caused by the swollen anles and rash. The question is why the rash? From scratching? / allergic reaction? Bite? Poison ivy? There are some disease processes that can cause both too, so, instead of guessing here, a visit to a doctor sounds like a great idea. ...Read more
Could be from too much salt intake.
Could be from improper working valves in the veins that allow fluic to leak backwards into the legs. ...Read more
simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read more
See details: There are several possible causes including vascular, cutaneous and musculoskeletal causes. The issue could be a localized problem or a manifestation of more systemic disease. See a doctor. ...Read more
My mom has swollen ankles and her right leg hurts below her knee...What does she have? She can also not lie down in a bed or her leg hurts.
Right leg pain: Swollen ankles can be a manifestation of congestive heart failure, dependent edema, liver problems, anemia, varicose veins etc. Right leg pain is worrisome, it may suggest blood clots, phlebitis, cellulitis, vascular disease, etc. Immediate evaluation by her primary physician is recommended, she may need a doppler studies of her legs/vascular surgery evaluation if necessary. ...Read more
No set time: It really depends on the problem that is causing the swelling. ...Read more
Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?
Sensitive, bruise like markings on legs. Hurts when touched. Now has swollen ankles. What can it be?! Please help!!!
I have been getting a mild temperature and pain in my lower legs with swollen ankles for the past 3-4 months. I have sickness, tiredness and have no appetite. What should I do?
I have swollen ankles and my right leg I had a iregular heart beat 4 years ago I went and had a arterial abolation and every thing has been fine the swelling goes down over night I had a ultra sound for my heart and an akg about 3 weeks ago and every thi
The good news is that your heart is not failing, which would have been detected on the ultrasound of your heart. When this occurs your heart does does pump blood effectively which ultimately results in fluid accumulation in your lower extremities.
As far as why you have swollen ankles/legs its hard to say. You may need to decrease your salt intake. Also if you have any pain, redness, or tenderness in your leg (s) then your doctor may need to do an ultrasound of your lower extremities in order to rule out blood clots.
I suggest you schedule a follow up visit with your doctor in order to investigate this problem further.
Best of luck. ...Read more
My mother is overweight. She has swollen ankles, feet and legs. Very painful. Red with sores. Has had fever and chills. Any suggestions?
Evaluation now: These symptoms could have serious causes including cellulitis (infection), circulatory problems, even heart failure. She needs to be evaluated today. The fever is particularly concerning. Please take her to her doctor, an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more
I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?
Took dilatrate-sr for 9 days (used nitroglycerin before), got swollen ankles and feet, now torsamide (10mg) for 3 weeks, legs also swollen, no improvements (87 years, female)?
Decrease salt intake: This may be due to fluid and salt intake...Both of which you have the ability to directly modify. Sounds like you have a touch of congestive heart failure as well. Given your age, diet and lifestyle modification are the best things you can do (i.e. If you smoke, then quit). I would also try to avoid taking too many medications, since they all have unwanted side effects. ...Read more
What causes a vibrating, pounding sensation in legs when lie down. Also have slightly swollen ankles and leg muscle cramps. Ty?
Hello Doc, I’ve had swollen ankles and feet since Monday, I’ve also had headaches for the same amount of time. My legs feel tight and painful?
I've got hypertension I wasn't on my BP tablets for almost a month last week I went to my GP and my BP was 150/100 he advised me to go back on treatment. I've been double dosing on amlodipine I now have swollen ankles and legs. What can I do?
It is not a good idea to stop your medication or change the dose on your own. You ought to consult your doctor follow her/his advise.
It is imperative that you treat your blood pressure to avoid more complications.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What's wrong with my legs? I am 43 yrs of age with bad knee pain and swollen ankles sometimes hip pain. What can it be from? I've been like this for the past 5-6 yrs already, but my dr won't take ex-rays or blood work. He seems to think there's nothing wrong,
If: If you have not had a basic work-up of these joints yet (to include plain radiographs) and you have complained repeatedly of pain in these joints to your physician, it may be time to change doctors. Good luck, I hope something is found that can be corrected! ...Read more
My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?
Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?
Can hormones cause veins to bulge suddenly? Swollen ankles last 3 days, veins in feet/legs, hands/arms very prominent. 2 days from period. BP normal.
Need more info...: The specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of all symptoms are not enough to draw a conclusion, but what you described deserves a prompt evaluation. How to get the related things of good medical care for your concerns? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; do not try to wait out. ...Read more
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Should see Doc SOON: These symptoms can be from any number of causes from simple allergic response to significant systemic disease. You should see a family physician, internist or rheumatologist soon. ...Read more
Many causes: If multiple joints are hurting and swelling without an injury, I recommend an evaluation by your primary care provider. An orthopedist and/or rheumatologist may also be recommended for a thorough evaluation of possible arthritides. ...Read more
What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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