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What causes the feet to swell?

What causes the feet to swell?

Varicose veins: Or incompetent valves, injury, infection, gout, hypertension, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, there are many causes.... ...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 feet to swell?

What causes feet to swell?

First see PCP: First, see your primary care physician. Sometimes the cause of foot swelling is dietary. Other times, it can be result of cardiovascular problems or kidney problems or arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes your legs to swell?

What causes your legs to swell?

Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the legs to swell. Could also be related to arthritis, gout, plantar fasciitis or even medications (calcium channel blockers or NSAIDs like Naproxen). Work-up is necessary. ...Read more

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What could cause the backs of my ankles to swell?

What could cause the backs of my ankles to swell?

Tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis could be cause. Need to be evaluated by a podiatrist or orthopod for correct diagnosis. Icing should help but do see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles to swell?

What causes my ankles to swell?

Many causes: It could be as simple as venous insufficiency due to age, especially in women to heart-failure, renal disease, liver disease and poor diet. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes your feet and ankle to swell?

What causes your feet and ankle to swell?

Several things: Swelling may result from things such as trauma (fractures, sprains, strains), leaky veins, blood clots, heart failure and certain medications. I would recommend evaluation by you primary care physician or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes the labia to swell?

What causes the labia to swell?

Anything...: ...From an allergy to a lubricant or condom component to simple friction. If this is a significant and/or persistent problem, you'll need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What causes your ankles and hands to swell?

What causes your ankles and hands to swell?

A # of things: There are a number of things that can cause this. Electrolyte imbalances or rheumatoid arthritis are two possibilities. Go to your primary care physician to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes hands to swell in the morning?

What causes hands to swell in the morning?

Arthritis.: If the hands alone are swelling, especially in the morning, and if they hurt in the morning or with a lot of use, this could be arthritis. ...Read more

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What causes your feet and legs to swell?

What causes your feet and legs to swell?

Get checked: Swelling in the legs and ankles can be caused by multiple 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 causes the testicules to swell?

What causes the testicules to swell?

Testicular swelling: Swollen scrotum is usually an infection or inflammation of the tubing leading from the testicles to the prostate. But, given your age i would add that you sill may be at risk for testicular cancer. Thus, i think getting to a good men's health provider and and ultra sound is warranted. Testicular cancer age risk is age 26-32 in general. So, it is really not likely to be cancer but i worry. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn to the legs cause the ankles & feet to swell?

Can a sunburn to the legs cause the ankles & feet to swell?

Yes.: Absolutely, it is at least a first degree burn and with it, inflammation and swelling. ...Read more

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My ankles and feet tend to swell, what causes that?

My ankles and feet tend to swell, what causes that?

Swelling: Multiple potential causes including heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems in the legs. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles, feet to swell?

What causes my ankles, feet to swell?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and 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, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the ankle to swell up after you sprain it?

What are the causes of the ankle to swell up after you sprain it?

Pooling: When trauma occurs the body tends to push more blood to area to help it heal and gravity causes it to stay around. Elevation and compression helps reduce it. ...Read more

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What causes the big toe to swell?

What causes the big toe to swell?

Various answers: This may be caused by gout if the toe is red, hot and swollen that you can barely touch it. An ingrown toenail will have swelling and pain on the side of the nail. A broken bone or contusion will cause a deeper bone pain upon pushing to the area. For a more definitive answer, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fingers and toes to swell?

What are the causes of fingers and toes to swell?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more