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What Causes Swelling In The Legs And Ankles
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
Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heat failure, inflammatory conditions or diseases as well as high salt intake. Does elevating feet/legs help. If so that's good. Means it is gravity dependent and can be treated with compression. See physician for work up and treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful swelling in ankle & legs possibly caused by lymphoma. Waiting on biopsy to confirm underlining cause. How to reduce pain&swelling in meantime?
Be seen: I would make sure you are being seen and fully evaluated. Blood clots are more common in patients with cancer, can cause similar symptoms, and are potentially life threatening. There are certainly other potential causes. You need to be seen for a specific diagnosis regarding your swelling beyond that you may or may not have lymphoma. ...Read more
Maybe: Any drug can cause swelling from the salts used to make the drug. ...Read more
Does olmesartan medoxomil cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles and feet? Please, need some answers?
Have swelling in feet & ankles. Not sure if it could be caused by bug bites on legs or not. What can I take or do to get the swelling to go down?
It's possible: Usually clots are more likely to appear in one leg or the other, appearing in both legs simultaneously is less common. However, it is possible to have clots in 2 legs at once. You should contact your primary care doctor or go to your local emergency room for an ultrasound to rule out a deep vein thrombosis or "blood clot" which can be life threatening. ...Read more
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
Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?
Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more
Swelling in one leg from below gastroc to ankle. MRI norm. NCV/EMG returns pinch nerve. Was told pinch nerve doesn't cause swelling. What to believe?
You're right: A pinched nerve might make you FEEL swollen, but it doesn't produce any swelling. Something locally is going on down there that's causing the swelling like a clot (phlebitis) or a localized source of inflammation, like tendonitis, myositis or even a stress fracture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?
Eprex can cause: Edema but not albuminuria. Hypertension, kidney problem, diabetes etc can cause albuminuria. Follow up with your pcp and nephrologist. Take care! Http://www. Medbroadcast. Com/drug_info_details. Asp? Brand_name_id=1174&next_page=y#adverseeffects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?
Fractures / vascular: The purple color may be indicative of stress fractures, but it also sound s like you may have a vascular issue going on here. Many factors such as your medical history and activity level come into play here. I would definitely see a doctor as soon as possible and not wait with what you are describing. ...Read more
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