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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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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 swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face thats hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

What causes swelling of hands and feet, red flushed face thats hot to the touch and headache. Been this way for 8 hours now and im feeling very bad.

Very unusual: I would make sure to check your blood pressure first. It sounds as if you are having some vascular like symptoms that are difficult to attribute to any one source without additional information. ...Read more

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What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

What causes sudden swelling of hands and feet? Felt slightly flushed too. Salt? Hormones? What can I do to make it go away?

Edema?: Swelling can usually result from accumulation of fluids, such as in anemia, high blood pressure, heart problems, alcohol, effect of medications, etc. Recommend workup by your pcp to find the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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Can there be an age limit for fibro myalgia, and could it cause swelling in hands and feet?

Can there be an age limit for fibro myalgia, and could it cause swelling in hands and feet?

Probably not: Fibromyalgia ranges at least from adolescence and probably from early in childhood. Growing older does not spare anyone. Swelling (if objective) would have a different cause. ...Read more

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Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Swelling in hands and feet. Uti and sunburn on legs, shoulders, back and feet? Can the sunburn cause me to retain water in my hands leg and feet?

Need to be evaluated: Hand and feet swelling with sunburn symptoms and symptoms of UTI need to be carefully evaluated by a doctor . These could be early indications of auto immune disorders . Your symptoms should be taken into account with further detailed history and exam. ...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 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

Can 7 months of methadone treatment for heroin addiction cause a LARGE weight gain? Eating reasonably. Swelling in hands & feet.

I see it sometimes: Opiods interfere with appetite and metabolism controls in the hypothalamus. In fact, opioid blockers lead to weight loss. Weight gain is more pronounced when other meds are also used. I have the swelling as well but don't understand the mechanism ...Read more

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Pain in hands and feet . Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet . And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Pain in hands and feet . Feeling heavy and like swelling in hands and feet . And when exercise feel pain in hands and feet after some time?

Joint pain: Pain in hands and feet with swelling that gets worse with exercise needs to be evaluated for various causes to include inflammatory joint disease, thyroid disorders etc . Time to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

Hand Swelling (Definition)

What you injured depends on where you stabbed your finger. Regardless, you should apply pressure to the finger to stop the bleeding, but avoid strangulating the finger. Best to seek immediate medical attention to determine ...Read more