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What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

Edema: First you need to have evaluation for the cause of swelling. Swelling of the face and legs could be dueto several reasons, heart, liver or kidneys not working well. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have swelling of legs when its hot, is there anything I can do to help me?

I have swelling of legs when its hot, is there anything I can do to help me?

Edema management: Stay hydrated stay cool stay out of the heat elevate legs above level of heart while resting lower sodium intake wear therapeutic compression hosiery. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling of legs and ankles?

What can cause swelling of legs and ankles?

Vein disease: Leg swelling often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of legs and feel and makes them feel like they are burning?

Maybe vein disease: Vein disease often causes these symptoms. I would recommend evaluation by a venous specialist. ...Read more

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What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

Many things: A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. ...Read more

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Swelling of legs and ankles. First noticed on transatlantic flight?

Swelling of legs and ankles. First noticed on transatlantic flight?

No movement: If you are on a long flight and your legs are dependent, and not moving then your lower extremities can swell. The concern is that you don't have or wont develop a clot. It is always good to mention your new finding to your internist. Next time you travel, compressive socks or hoosiery can be worn. Also, try and get up on the plane every now and then to move around. ...Read more

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I am on progesterone. What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

I am on progesterone. What can I take for the swelling of legs and face?

Usually nothing: Most women are on short term Progesterone and swelling should be temporary. I hope it's an fda approved formulation... If you are taking it in pregnancy, then meds like spironolactone would be contraindicated. ...Read more

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I have swelling of legs & feet. What are these symptoms might be associated with?

I have swelling of legs & feet. What are these symptoms might be associated with?

Swelling of feet and: Here are a couple of causes for your feet ankles and legs swelling.... But, these are by no means the only causes. Venous regurg, lymphedema, water retention and certain medications.. I would recommend you see your family doctor and get a physicial with some testing done. Like a venous doppler. Treatment can vary depending on which cause, and your medical history. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with eclampsia last?

IF U HAD ECLAMPSIA: U should still be followed very closely by your doctor who took care of u because as u know now adays pre-eclampsia should not become eclampsia if u were having regular OB care, so if u are worried about swelling u need to call your doc right now to make sure everything is ok and that your blood pressure is not still elevated or going up again or go back to the hos where u delivered for evaulation. ...Read more

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How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

How long does swelling of legs or abdomen associated with hellp syndrome last?

See below: Actually hellp and preeclampsia really are not associated with swelling - this is still in the old text books, but we do not use swelling as an indication for for hellp or preeclampsia. ...Read more

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