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Doctor insights on: What Can Cause Swelling In The Feet

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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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What can cause swelling on your legs and feet with red blots?

What can cause swelling on your legs and feet with red blots?

Hives and Edema: Dr. Farhy is correct, but if the blotches are itchy, come and go, are sporadic and the swelling is mostly in the feet or toes, then it might be urticaria and angioedema. Keep a diary and see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Is there anything that can cause swelling in the feet and ankles for a cancer patient?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the feet at 60?

What causes swelling in the feet at 60?

Different things: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. ...Read more

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Can heat sensation and/or swelling in the feet be caused by diabetes?

Can heat sensation and/or swelling in the feet be caused by diabetes?

Possibly: Diabetes can cause neuropathy, which can cause many different neurologic signs such as pain, numbness, tingling, or heat/cold sensations. Swelling is less likely directly from diabetes, though diabetics often have vascular problems that can contribute to it. ...Read more

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What would cause excessive swelling in the feet who has heart disease and diabetes? Had triple bypass over 10 yrs ago & then stints

What would cause excessive swelling in the feet who has heart disease and diabetes?  Had triple bypass over 10 yrs ago & then stints

2 things most likely: Hi. The condition you describe is volume overload, and in the patient you describe, either congestive heart failure and/or advanced kidney disease would be the most likely cause(s). That person should see his/her doctor for help with easing pump function and diuresis. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes the swelling of the feet?

What causes the swelling of the feet?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the feet when sitting?

Dysfunctional valves: In veins so that gravity is allowing the blood to pool in the feet/ankles but as it returns back to the heart, some of it stays in the foot/ankles as the valves in the veins are not working properly. Also, when you are sitting you are not getting the help of the muscles of the lower extremities helping contracting and pushing blood upwards. ...Read more

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