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What would cause my left foot to swell randomly?

What would cause my left foot to swell randomly?

Swelling: You may have a stress fracture, gout or tendonitis there are many things that can cause swelling this is just a short list of common things we see. I would see a podiatrist for an exam and a x-ray. 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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What causes left hand and left foot to swell?

What causes left hand and left foot to swell?

There could be an: Obstruction or external compression of the venous and/or lymphatic circulation impairing the return flow of blood and lymph into the heart/ central circulation. It maybe a sign of tumor, blood clot, cellullitis etc take care! Http://symptomchecker. Webmd. Com/multiple-symptoms? Symptoms=sudden-numbness-or-weakness-on-one-side-of-body%7cswelling&symptomids=225%7c5&locations=52%7c52. Read more

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What would cause severe burning in my left foot? And ankle plus my ankle swells like a grapefruit on my outer ankle

What would cause severe burning in my left foot? And ankle plus my ankle swells like a grapefruit on my outer ankle

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. Usual causes can include traumatic injury, inflammation, infection or deformity; problems with fluid return such as venous disease and/ or clot can contribute as well. Read more

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What would cause the top of my left foot, and my left hand to swell… but not my right foot and hand?

What would cause the top of my left foot, and my left hand to swell… but not my right foot and hand?

A Puzzler: Stroke is known to cause one-sided foot and hand swelling (edema). Edema limited to hand and foot on 1-side is nervous system effect. If you did not have stroke, is your headache migraine? If you have migraine, is there connection between edema and headache? Why are you taking stimulants vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and adderal? A condition called idiopathic edema is treated with stimulants. Might be related. Read more

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What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

In: In general, swelling that occurs in both feet/ankles simultaneously is usually the result of the body retaining fluid. It's the feet and ankles that swell only because gravity brings the fluid down there. It's not a symptom of something wrong with the feet or ankles, but rather some systemic condition that is causing fluid to be retained in the body. The 4 most common causes being an issue with either the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys. But when one foot or ankle swells, it almost always means something is wrong with the foot or ankle, and it's not related to fluid retention. Also, fluid retention is not typically painful; certainly not "excruciating." there are many reasons for an ankle to swell and become painful (i'm assuming there was no injury), and when you say first it was one ankle, then it went away, only to start up on the other ankle, i'd wonder about some kind of arthritic process of an inflammatory nature, like gout or rheumatoid arthritis. I suppose there is also the remote possibility you could have had a phlebitis in one leg which cleared up on its own, and then re-developed it on the other lower leg, but this is a stretch, to be honest. My best advice is to have your primary care physician take a look at it. He or she will be able to rule-out certain conditions, order appropriate tests, and make an appropriate referral to a specialist, if needed. But I wouldn't ignore this. I would get it checked out. Feel better. Read more

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Could a recent L4/5 laminectomy to treat right side leg pain cause left foot/ankle to swell? I'm 6 wks post-op.

Could a recent L4/5 laminectomy to treat right side leg pain cause left foot/ankle to swell? I'm 6 wks post-op.

Post op dvt: Concern would be a deep venous thrombosis. go to the emergency room and have an ultrasound immediately. The presence of like swelling would depend on how effective the surgery was in relieving pressure on the nerve root. Over manipulation of the nerve during surgery can irritate and cause leg swelling. There is also a concern for RSD. Was the surgery effective in alleviating like pain? Read more

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What causes the top of my left foot to hurt?

What causes the top of my left foot to hurt?

Many possibilities.: Pain on the top of the foot could be caused by ill fitting shoe gear (Tight shoes). Arthritis, pressure on a superficial nerve. Sprain, strain, stress fracture. See a doctor and get an X-Ray if problem is worsening or persisting. Read more

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What can cause sudden pain in the left foot?

What can cause sudden pain in the left foot?

Many things: Too many to list here. If you're having pain, see a podiatrist or orthopedist and find out what's causing your pain. Read more

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What causes fluid rentention in my left foot?

What causes fluid rentention in my left foot?

Many causes: See your doctor do get this diagnosed. There can be numerous causes. Read more

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The top of my left foot is swolen. No pain just swolen. During you know what the cause of this may be?

The top of my left foot is swolen. No pain just swolen. During you know what the cause of this may be?

No way to guess: But at this time of year probably insect bite would be a likely culprit. Try warm compresses, avoid tight shoes and keep the foot propped up when possible above the level of the hip (even to sleep). If it doesn't improve, be seen for an exam. Good luck! Read more

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What can cause severe pain on the left foot?

What can cause severe pain on the left foot?

Have it evaluated!: There are a myriad of causes for severe pain in your left foot. My best advice to you is to have this checked out by a foot specialist, i.e. A podiatrist. Some things that a thorough evaluation may involve are foot x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, gait evaluation, blood tests, MRI or ct scan. Don't wait to see a specialist especially with severe pain! Read more

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Why does my left foot swell when I drink soda?

Some people react: To the carbonation in soda weird ways, including bloating and swelling. However, I would recommend getting your kidneys checked. If you are having any issues with your kidneys, then drinking soda can aggravate these issues. I recommend you seeing your doc to have your kidneys checked. Read more

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What could be the cause of terrible pain in my left foot?

Need: Details. Where is the pain, what does it feel like. The more info the better to diagnose. Read more

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Why does my lower left foot swell up without pain or redness?

Why does my lower left foot swell up without pain or redness?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more

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What causes the bottom of your foot to turn purple… left foot… only notice in shower.

What causes the bottom of your foot to turn purple… left foot… only notice in shower.

Purple Foot: Poor blood circulation, which can occur on its own or as part of other conditions such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. Your arteries and veins are narrower and therefore there is less blood getting to the extremities such as feet and toes. You need to see a doctor, who can measure the percentage blood flow through your legs. Read more

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I have tingling in my left toes on left foot. What causes this?

I have tingling in my left toes on left foot. What causes this?

Several things: This may be due to injury causing a fracture, it could be due to tight shoes compressing the nerve, it could be the beginning of neuropathy. If persists it should be examined. Read more

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