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What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

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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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 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 edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

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

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Does olmesartan cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles, and feet?

Does olmesartan cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles, and feet?

Swellin of Lower ext: The literature mentions peripheral and facial edema, consult with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What is associated with swelling in the legs and ankles?

What is associated with swelling in the legs and ankles?

Swelling: Most commonly vein dysfunction but it can also be cardiac, pulmonary or kidney issues. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

Vascular Disease: This is caused by poor circulation and vascular disease and should be seen by a physican for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

Vein dysfunction: The most likely diagnosis is vein dysfunction. A detailed sonogram of the veins and valves can determine the best solution. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in hands and feet?

What causes swelling in hands and feet?

Depends where swell: It depends if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema. There is unilateral swelling in reflex dystrophy and s3pe. If the individual joints are swollen this can suggest polyarthritis like rheuamtoid arthritis. There are a variety of other causes depnding where the swelling is and its intensity. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands and feet in the winter?

Circulation: During the cold weather, the body will try to reroute the circulation from the extremities (arms and legs) to the central chest cavity (heart, lungs, etc...) therefore the blood flow will be somewhat compromised to the hands and feet and thats why you will have swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can the symptoms of swelling feet and legs mean?

Cardiologist: The lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body due to the valves in the blood vessels. Without proper blood flow pain can result in the leg and feet. Go to your cardiologist doctor and have them check you lower leg blood flow and valves. ...Read more

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What could be causing stiffness and pain mainly in the joints in the fingers and toes that is also affecting wrists, ankles, and knees?

What could be causing stiffness and pain mainly in the joints in the fingers and toes that is also affecting wrists, ankles, and knees?

Arthritis. : There are many different kinds. Some occur after a significant trauma to a joint, or with gradual wear-and-tear over time, but if you're having pain and swelling in multiple joints on both sides of your body, you may have an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or psoriatic arthritis. Check with your doctor to see if blood tests need to be run for confirmation. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling of feet and ankles with bright red rash to mid calf. B p is always good 128/68, no fever. Had this exact thing month agp?

What could cause swelling of feet and ankles with bright red rash to mid calf.  B p is always good 128/68, no fever.  Had this exact thing month agp?

Stasis Dermatitis: This sounds like stasis dermatitis. This is a condition that is caused by compromised venous circulation. The veins in the legs loose their sturdiness as we age, decreasing the ability of those veins to return blood back up the legs to the heart for recirculation. This causes pooling of blood in the veins of the legs, swelling feet/ankles, and skin irritation (bright red rash). Get it checked. ...Read more

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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 are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Not commonly: It is not a common side effect of carbimazole to cause swelling. Much more common to cause a rash. It is used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and can cause ankle swelling and. ...Read more

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I have had swelling above my ankles maybe up two inches also with pain no ademma or swelling in feet what could this be caused by?

I have had swelling above my ankles maybe up two inches also with pain no ademma or swelling in feet what could this be caused by?

Ankle swelling: How old are you? How much do you weigh? Any heart disease? Pain? Do you live in a Lyme disease area & been checked? Any recent strenuous activity? What is your diet like? Could be many things: too much salt in diet--heart disease--Lyme. Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

Many causes: There are plenty of causes of foot/ankle swelling. First, you need to make sure that you are not in acute pain, which could indicate a blood clot. If not, then it could be the venous system not emptying, added salts in foods, lack of calf strength when walking, diabetes, etc. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can better differentiate the swelling and recommend a plan for you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more

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What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

Ankle pain: The pain could be from many things. First, was there any trauma? It could be bone, nerve, ligament, tendon, osteochondral defect . Would see a foot surgeon. ...Read more

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I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?

See your doctor: Peripheral edema (swelling) can be a sign of high blood pressure, heart issues, thyroid problems, or excess sodium intake. If centered over joints it might indicate effusion, which can be a symptom of arthritis. See a doctor to help sort this out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

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Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more

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I have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, I have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles.Whats the cause?

I have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, I have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles.Whats the cause?

Nephropathy: Diabetes damages the kidneys by elevated glucose and dehydration. Then, excretion of sodium becomes impaired, and volume overload results in the swelling you describe. Diabetic vascular damage also promotes the fluid leakage and peripheral edema.See your doctor for complete evaluation and aggressive dm management. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my feet and ankles pretty frequently, it gets worse toward the afternoon each day. What could be possible cause of this and what should I do to prevent the swelling?

I have swelling in my feet and ankles pretty frequently, it gets worse toward the afternoon each day.  What could be possible cause of this and what should I do to prevent the swelling?

Orthostatic edema: Provided that you do not have heart , liver or kidney problems. Whenever you rest elevate your legs above the heart and do not stay sitting or standing positon long time. Also reduce the salt intake and if swelling still persist after all these actions see your doctor to get low dose diuretic prescription to bring the swelling down. ...Read more

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Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

P.R.I.C.E.: After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent. Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more

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Does olmesartan cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles, and feet?

Swellin of Lower ext: The literature mentions peripheral and facial edema, consult with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Sudden swelling in ankles and feet causes? Can high blood pressure cause this?

Sudden swelling in ankles and feet causes?  Can high blood pressure cause this?

Yes: Having high blood pressure can be associated with increased sensitivity to salt. Even very small changes in your salt intake can lead to increased edema. Alternatively, some blood pressure medications can cause swelling (norvasc) or there could be a problem with your veins in the legs or your heart causing the swelling. Anytime you have sudden changes in swelling you should be checked. ...Read more