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What can cause swelling of legs and ankles?

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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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 legs and ankles in a 8 yr. Old?

What can cause swelling legs and ankles in a 8 yr. Old?

See below: I would be concerned about something called nephrotic symdrome. Where there is loss of protein in the urine. Your child needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What might cause swelling in my both ankle and leg?

What might cause swelling in my both ankle and leg?

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

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Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

Leg swelling: Dehydration can certainly affect kidney function which may then have an affect on your swelling. Also problems with your venous network or heart can cause swelling. Have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can too much bakery food cause ankle and leg swelling?

Yes: A diet high in carbohydrates can result in water retention, which can show as swelling of the ankles. ...Read more

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What would be the cause for swelling in legs and ankles for a 49 year old male?

Rule out: Swelling can be caused by many reasons. You should rule out serious conditions such as cardiac, pulmonary or renal pathology. See your primary care physician. ...Read more

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

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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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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Painful swelling in ankle & legs possibly caused by lymphoma. Waiting on biopsy to confirm underlining cause. How to reduce pain&swelling in meantime?

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

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Can a blood clot cause painful swelling to occur in BOTH legs/ankles?

Can a blood clot cause painful swelling to occur in BOTH legs/ankles?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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Does eprex injections, 2000iu cause albunuria? And swelling of legs ankle and foot? If yes should eprex be continued?

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 more

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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?

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