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What could be the cause of swelling in both foot and legs in a 70 year old thin person?

What could be the cause of swelling in both foot and legs in a 70 year old thin person?

Venous insufficiency: Damage to the venous system returning blood to the heart from the legs.

Medication can also cause this. ...Read more

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 would cause extreme swelling in stomach legs and feet in an 8 year old?

What would cause extreme swelling in stomach legs and feet in an 8 year old?

Kidney Disease?: Nephrotic Syndrome, a kidney disease in which your kidneys lose the ability to retain protein is one thought. This child should be checked asap for an exam thorough history and blood work and urine testing. This needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

44 year-old female with a history of DVT and stroke; on Warfarin daily now with right leg swelling and bilateral leg pain.....?

Need good ultrasound study and a cardiac echo: Was there a reason found for the stroke? A clot in the leg may travel to the lung, but should not normally be able to get to the brain. The most likely reason it did is a defect in the heart. An echocardiogram will help sort the heart out, and can guide a repair. A good ultrasound of the legs is necessary to see if there is a recurrent clot. If not, another consideration is Post-Thrombotic Syndrome - failure o the valves in the leg veins from scarring after DVT. Patients with DVT need to wear compression hose daily for at least 2 yrs after DVT to minimize the risk of PTS. ...Read more

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Lowplateletcount, swelling in legs and feet. What can cause this conditions? Male 56 years old diabetic

Lowplateletcount, swelling in legs and feet. What can cause this conditions? Male 56 years old diabetic

Have it evaluated.: Some causes of swelling of the feet and legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins and trauma. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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A 64 year old man has swelling in the feet and leg with a sore that won't go away also his foot is starting to turn black. What are possible diagnoises?

A 64 year old man has swelling in the feet and leg with a sore that won't go away also his foot is starting to turn black. What are possible diagnoises?

Seek medical care: The swelling could be a venous issue, however with the discoloration you need to worry about poor arterial circulation and possibly impending gangrene. This gentleman should seek medical care promptly. ...Read more

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My wife, 36, is pregnant of 8 months. She is having swelling on her legs and feet. Anything serious? We have 11 year old daughter.

My wife, 36, is pregnant of 8 months. She is having swelling on her legs and feet. Anything serious? We have 11 year old daughter.

Blood pressure: Swelling of the extremities is almost universal problem late in pregnancy. It is important though that she have her blood pressure checked by a doctor. Sometimes the swelling to indicate a blood pressure problem called preeclampsia. Usually the swelling is just swelling. ...Read more

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My feet and legs and knees swelling at night. I am 64 years old and had problems with my ankles and surgery on each ankles some time ago. Now legs?

My feet and legs and knees swelling at night. I am 64 years old and had problems with my ankles and surgery on each ankles some time ago. Now legs?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. It may be a problem individually with your knees and ankle as you suggest, it can sometimes be a manifestation of vascular disease such as venous stasis disease. One of the more common reasons a person can have swelling in both legs is some form of fluid retention which can have many causes. A good medical checkup is a good place to start. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old &I have bad edema and my legs are swelling in my legs above my knees down to my feet change color if I'm on them 4a short period?

I am 25 years old &I have bad edema and my legs are swelling in my legs above my knees down to my feet change color if I'm on them 4a short period?

Be seen: I would certainly recommend you be seen and thoroughly evaluated. It can be a fluid retention issue of which there are multiple potential causes; or a venous outflow problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies will likely reveal the issue. ...Read more

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37 yrs old this year alone broke right foot twice, knee swelling/popping out of place, now broke pelvic bone. Could it be a medication I am on?

37 yrs old this year alone broke right foot twice, knee swelling/popping out of place, now broke pelvic bone. Could it be a medication I am on?

That is a lot of: Fractures in one year. Unless one was a stunt woman or very clumsy -this is difficult to explain. I reviewed side effect profiles for phenergan, (promethazine) Alprazolam ; Apriso - and found no association with fractures. If you have found yourself more injury prone, Alprazolam can lead to difficulty with coordination, clumsiness etc. This warrants further exploration. ...Read more

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3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

Possibly related: It is possible that all the symptoms are related.
However, with no apparent injury, I would suggest having your child evaluated by his DR.

This may be secondary to a viral condition, but is concerning enough to warrant a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 70 years old and a diabetic and retaining water in my body and my feet are swelling. I am taking water pills but my feet are still swelling?

Diuretics and edema: You probably need to be on a stronger diuretic. If you are taking hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) it probably has no effect. Ask your doctor about using Lasix (l), if you are on l, have a neprholgoist (n) sned some blood to lab and check your 24 hour urine to see what your kidney function is and if you have proteinuria. A low serum Albumin makes you retain water. CHF can also cause edema. Get help from a n or cardio. ...Read more

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I've been seeing blood in my urine for over a year. Also have protein. My legs and feet are swelling. Doc says I'm normal. Is it?

I've been seeing blood in my urine for over a year. Also have protein. My legs and feet are swelling. Doc says I'm normal. Is it?

Not normal: Blood and and protein in the urine accompanied by swelling suggests a problem with kidney function. Perhaps what the doctor was referring to was the anatomy of your urinary tract, which is distinct from kidney function. Tests measuring. Kidney function may hep sort this out. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

What could be the cause of my right foot and leg swelling?

Could be: Deep venous thrombophlebitis which can cause pulmonary emboli. You need to see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Husband is 6'1, 300lbs w swelling in feet/legs, otherwise healthy. He's overweight, he's always struggled w weight. But what could cause this swelling?

Husband is 6'1, 300lbs w swelling in feet/legs, otherwise healthy. He's overweight, he's always struggled w weight. But what could cause this swelling?

Many causes and RX.: Leg swelling is a common complaint with many causes including problems with the heart, lungs or kidneys, as well as medications, lymphedema, dvt, cellulitis, venous insufficiency and a host of other issues. There is also a difference in cause if the swelling is one side or bilateral. There are many treatments for swelling but the first step is to identify the cause. See a vein specialist or md. ...Read more

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What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

What causes extreme swelling of legs and feet?

Many things: A blockage in the vein drainage in the pelvis can cause this. This can be the result of a mass in the pelvis such as ovarian cancer. A blockage in the lymphatic system can also cause this. The lymphatic system drains lymph which is the clearish fluid that you see in blisters. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on your legs and feet with red blots?

What can cause swelling on your legs and feet with red blots?

Hives and Edema: Dr. Farhy is correct, but if the blotches are itchy, come and go, are sporadic and the swelling is mostly in the feet or toes, then it might be urticaria and angioedema. Keep a diary and see your primary care doctor. ...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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What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

What's the cause of pain in the feet and down the shin of legs with swelling?

Shin Splints: If you get pain in your shin bone this is mostly the cause, especially if you are a runner/jogger. If this is the case, ease back on your exercise and allow the area to heal. Need to be evaluated for proper shoe gear and possible orthotics by a podiatrist. ...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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What can I do for severe swelling and extreme pain in my legs and feet caused by a bad sunburn?

Dermatologist: Ifthere is severe swelling then this would be best treated by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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People having swelling of the lower legs and feet that make it painful to walk. What causes this?

Cause of swelling: There are many reasons for swelling in the lower leg and feet. But the 3 most common causes are; Trauma, infection, or circulation problems. Generally, with infection, there will be redness and skin will be warm to the touch. With trauma, there may be some bruising present as well. With circulation problems, you will see indentation in the skin when you squeeze the limb. ...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