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Swollen Lower Legs And Feet
Both of my lower legs and feet are swollen, red, and warm to the touch. My feet especially really hurt. What could be causing this?
Merits urgent exam: First, one must determine the cause of the leg edema. It might be heart failure, vein problems, hypertension, heart valve problem, infection or other problem. Once the diagnosis is known, it can be treated appropriately. The goal is to eliminate the inflammation and edema and prevent its recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My legs below the knees hurt most of the time and are most of the time swollen. My feet also hurt on the top of them, but not on the bottom. I don't salt my food but when i eat something that is salty my hands and lower legs and feet ache and swell. I
My legs below the kn: Discuss side effects with your internist from any meds you take that can cause swelling as well as some conditions such as high bp, lymphedema, venous insufficiency. Salt can definitely cause swelling. Get venous ultrasound, consult with vascular dr. Support stockings, exercise, venous pump can help, loosing weight if you are over-weight helps tremendously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be concerne: You are not saying if she has a medical condition:with heart/kidney disease if you press on the skin you can see a dent, high blood pressure or blood sugar can cause fluid retention; if the swelling causes the tissue to be very hard, it could be lymphedema or venous insuficiency, rarely a blood clot. All of the above can be treated, please take her to the internist asap and have her evaluated. ...Read more
I woke up at 2 am this morning with my feet ankles and lower legs swollen and it has not gone away. What could it be?
Many causes: This completely depends on other medical and risk factors? Do you smoke? Do you have heart disease? Do you have congestive heart failure? Did you eat a lot of salty food yesterday? This question is more appropriate for health tap prime If you have any shortness of breath, pin in you legs or feet, redness or streaking, please go to the ER now ...Read more
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Yesterday I developed swollen lower legs with a outbreak of red dots. My nail beds on my feet are blue. Bld sugars good. Bad headaches. Should I worry?
Hi, I have petchia appearing on my lower legs and feet and I was wondering if I should be worried.
People having swelling of the lower legs and feet that make it painful to walk. what causes this?
Cause of swelling: There are many reasons for swelling in the lower leg and feet. But the 3 most common causes are; Trauma, infection, or circulation problems. Generally, with infection, there will be redness and skin will be warm to the touch. With trauma, there may be some bruising present as well. With circulation problems, you will see indentation in the skin when you squeeze the limb. ...Read more
I have a feeling of "ants crawling" in my lower legs and feet almost everyday. I walk an hour daily (even walking) and eat healthy. What gives?
My lower legs and feet start tingling and goin numb in minutes when lying flat keeping me from fallin asleep so I sleep sideways. What could this be?
Pressure on nerves: from the sleep position is most likely at your age. This is not normal, so you should experiment with using pillows under your knees, sleeping on your stomach etc. and also changing sleep position from time to time. If the condition continues or worsens, you should have an examination to be sure that there is not something going on in the spine or in the blood vessels. ...Read more
My lower legs and feet have been getting dark in color. a general md at my dialysis told me to get it checked. Do i need to visit an ER or can it wait?
Can wait.: If you are on dialysis you should discuss with your kidney doc and or your primary care doc. Urochromes and breakdown products of your red blood cells can cause this. It is also possible that you have some venous congestion and venous stasis dermatitis although would be unusual in your age group. ...Read more
TRAUMA OR NOT?: HI! Swelling of both ankle areas simultaneously without known trauma ie: jumping off of something and landing hard on both feet can be due to a systemic problem. Possibilities include: lymphedema, arthritis which can be osteo, rheumatoid, gouty attack, other accompanying signs/symptoms, etc. , pregnancy, infection, blood clot,medication, heart -liver - kidney problems. All need medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have been having cramps throughout my body even my fingers are cramping. Also I have numbness in my lower legs and feet.
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