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What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more

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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing whenever possible.
Once
Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What could be the cause of swelling in both foot and legs in a 70 year old thin person?

What could be the cause of swelling in both foot and legs in a 70 year old thin person?

Venous insufficiency: Damage to the venous system returning blood to the heart from the legs. Medication can also cause this. ...Read more

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What would cause mild swelling from just above ankle to the middle of the calf, and mild pins and needles in bottom (under) foot? Issue on same leg.

What would cause mild swelling from just above ankle to the middle of the calf, and mild pins and needles in bottom (under) foot? Issue on same leg.

Needs evaluation: This may be due to a vein problem (clot) Check with your Primary Care Provider ASAP. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Elevate feet
1 Hrs, Daily, forever
Take your blood pressure
2x day
Reduce salt intake in your diet
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Use support stocking if you'll be on your feet for long periods
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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Walk
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Elevate legs
20 Min, 3x day, forever
Don't add salt to your food
Once
Get urine tested for protein
2x year

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