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What causes your feet to swell during travel in flight and now vehicles?

What causes your feet to swell during travel in flight and now vehicles?

Poor circulation: Poor circulationa and remaining in one position for extended periods of time can lead to leg swelling. If it persists however, you should be checked for blood clots. ...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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Severe pain in hands and feet when exposed to cold. What meds can increase blood flow to warm the hands?

Severe pain in hands and feet when exposed to cold. What meds can increase blood flow to warm the hands?

No meds: Episodic vasospasm (constriction of small arteries) of the fingers or toes. It is characterized by digital (fingers or toes) blanching or white color, cyanosis (blue), a feeling of numbness or dulled sensory response and rubor (red) after cold exposure and rewarming. Patients with raynaud's phenomenon should avoid unnecessary cold exposure and wear warm clothing. ...Read more

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What can a person do for fluid build up, in both legs , ankles and feet. it hurts so bad at times. they are so swollen especially in hot weather ?

What can a person do for fluid build up, in both legs , ankles and feet.  it hurts so bad at times.  they are so swollen especially in hot weather ?

Medical check up: Swelling of feet indicates fluid retention. It can be caused by many different conditions.......from varicose veins to Heart, liver or kidney disease. In order to find the cause, you should go see your doctor for a physical exam and some simple blood tests for the start. Later more tests for the affected organ may be necessary in order to make the final diagnosis and proper treatment.. ...Read more

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What would cause me to feel my pulse (in a line) in multiple places in my lower leg without having to physically touch the area? Stand/sit/lay

What would cause me to feel my pulse (in a line) in multiple places in my lower leg without having to physically touch the area? Stand/sit/lay

Probably normal puls: Pulses could be felt in different parts of the body along the arteries. If you are thin it may be palpable easily. If some body has hyperdynamic circulation pulses may feel little stronger also. ...Read more

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What's the cause of passing blood during going to toilet and sharp pain in my legs down to the foot?

What's the cause of passing blood during going to toilet and sharp pain in my legs down to the foot?

Two different things: Hematochezia. Can be from many things. The radiculopathy is likely t be from something else. Both need to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes feet and lower legs to swell when flying?

What causes feet and lower legs to swell when flying?

Swelling: If you sit through the whole flight, you might be blocking the venous return of your lower extremities specially with varicose veins. Standup, strech, walk on the isle. ...Read more

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When the whether is cold outside my hands feet and head begin to get hot and those body parts begin to itch and swell. What is this and what can I do?

When the whether is cold outside my hands feet and head begin to get hot and those body parts begin to itch and swell. What is this and what can I do?

Cold urticaria: I have seen this response to heat, and there is something similar that occurs in the cold known as cold allergy. You can have it tested for and confirmed by an allergist. Here is a wikipedia article: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cold_urticaria. ...Read more

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How can I stop/reduce my face getting red as this happens all the time from talking to people or walking in the house from being outside in the cold?

How can I stop/reduce my face getting red as this happens all the time from talking to people or walking in the house from being outside in the cold?

Treatmt for flushing: Flushing can be treated with oral medications or a vascular laser. All things that warm up one's face, including hot showers, direct sunlight, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, exercise and in some people social interactions, can cause the face to become flushed. Flushing can also be the initial stages of rosacea. ...Read more

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If I am 38 weeks pregnant can traveling to a higher elevation cause my water to break or can traveling at all cause me to go into labor?

If I am 38 weeks pregnant can traveling to a higher elevation cause my water to break or can traveling at all cause me to go into labor?

Travel: You really should not be traveling at all at 38 weeks pregnancy unless you want to risk going into labor in an unfamiliar environment. Play it safe and stick close to home. ...Read more

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Can neuropathy travel from the lower body to the brain? How likely and what are the consequences? (been getting persistent headache lately same place)

Can neuropathy travel from the lower body to the brain? How likely and what are the consequences? (been getting persistent headache lately same place)

Comments: Most neuropathies are not associated with headaches, and never "travel' to the brain, as they involve peripheral nervous system.. You should uncover cause of both neuropathy and headaches and get this treated and resolved. Do you have a neurologist? ...Read more

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17h trip on bus that made 2 rest stops. Spent most of the ride with my legs stretched across seat next to me and I fidget alot. Could that prevent dvt?

17h trip on bus that made 2 rest stops. Spent most of the ride with my legs stretched across seat next to me and I fidget alot. Could that prevent dvt?

DVT: Fidgeting may be better than nothing on such a long trip but not a true substitute for walking around. If completely unable to walk then flex your foot and calves frequently to try and keep blood moving. ...Read more

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What can we do to prevent swelling in the leg, and constant cramps and strains in the knee area?

What can we do to prevent swelling in the leg, and constant cramps and strains in the knee area?

Leg swelling: This depends completely on what is causing the leg swelling etc. As there are many possibilities. It is important to report this to your doctor so you can be examined for the cause of the problem. Then proper treatment of the cause will help you. ...Read more

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From the knees down my legs are swollen and hurt to walk. Took a 6 hr car trip, both ways this wknd. How long will it take to get back to normal?

Depends ...: First have to know what's causing your legs to swell like that. The cause could be cardiac, liver, kidney. You need a good workup by a good internist who will get a thorough history, a complete physical exam, a laboratory exam, maybe an EKG and CXR and when all the data is in have a long heart-to-heart with you on what's been found and why and what can and should be done about it. No blinders! ...Read more