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What is causing swelling in my right lower leg and foot?

What is causing swelling in my right lower leg and foot?

Possibilities: Injury, venous insufficiency, lymphedema, infection, inflammatory or systemic conditions are some common reasons. ...Read more

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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 swellin and pain in my big toe?

What would cause swellin and pain in my big toe?

Few things: Gout, arthritis, or some sort of trauma can all cause it. See your physician so they can do an appropriate exam. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my right leg and my calves to swell?

What could cause pain in my right leg and my calves to swell?

A DVT: A deep vein thrombosis could cause this type of pain and could be dangerous. I would call for help from family or friends and have them help you to get to a medical center for evaluation (without moving that leg much) for evaluations asap. ...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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My left ankle is in continues pain and swollen. What can I do to alleviate the swelling and pain?

My left ankle is in continues pain and swollen. What can I do to alleviate the swelling and pain?

You have to find the: Reason for that pan and swelling, possible fracture if you trauma, or ligament injury or tendonitis. Please see an orthopedic surgeon he will advise you. ...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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I have swelling in my left arm above the wrist to my elbow and my left leg below my knee, on the right side. What could cause this? Do I need to see

I have swelling in my left arm above the wrist to my elbow and my left leg below my knee, on the right side. What could cause this?  Do I need to see

Exam needed: Swelling of the forearm is quite unusual unless there has been a recent injury causing bleeding inside the area. If no trauma then a blockage in a vein is suspected. Swelling in the lower leg could be due to poor vein valves or pheblitis. I recommend that your Physician see you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause my left foot to swell randomly?

What would cause my left foot to swell randomly?

Swelling : You may have a stress fracture , gout or tendonitis there are many things that can cause swelling this is just a short list of common things we see. I would see a podiatrist for an exam and a x-ray. ...Read more

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What could swelling in just your left ankle mean?

What could swelling in just your left ankle mean?

Incompetent valves : In the veins only on the left side. Impingement on the vasculature only on the left side, post trauma of the left ankle are a few.... ...Read more

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What could lead to my foot pain in the morning?

Depends : One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. A classic symptom for this problem is pain when first standing on the foot in the morning. This problem usually is self-limiting with stretching exercises and other modalities. I recommend an evaluation from a foot specialist. ...Read more

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What could this bepain in right side from the butt to my ankle hard to walk

What could this bepain in right side from the butt to my ankle hard to walk

Sciatica: This sounds like a pinched nerve, commonly called sciatica. The pain starts in the buttocks and radiates down to the foot. It is usually helped by physical therapy or home exercise program. You will need to see your doctor to confirm. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in my right foot?

Foot pain: If you supply some information on how it began and the type of symptoms you have, we may be able to shed some ligh ton this. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing tenderness, pain, and redness in my right leg?

What exactly can be causing tenderness, pain, and redness in my right leg?

Infection/blood clot: blood clots commonly form in calves and they can cause tenderness, and redness from infection in the underlying tissue. difficult to diagnose without exam. could also be an infection in the subqtaneous (fat) tissue under the skin. either way it sound like it needs to be examined by your physician as soon as possible ...Read more

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What could be causing the pain in my left leg from my butt to my ankles?

What could be causing the pain in my left leg from my butt to my ankles?

Sevderal things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Iam limping in my right leg but don't know why. The pain am feeling in my leg is due to the limping. What could be the problem?

Limping; leg pain: Cause uncertain: might come from foot, ankle, knee, hip, or pelvis problem. Muscle strain or ligament sprain also possible. R u overweight? Have you twisted ankle/knee? Any significant leg length difference? High heels? Pain on bottom of foot? See pcp for exam, tests, treatment. Try to recall any injuries to leg. Nsaid may give temporary relief until seen by doc. ...Read more

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What can cause knee pain in the right leg?

What can cause knee pain in the right leg?

Knee pain: Injury, swelling, meniscus tear, ligament tear of acl and pcl, ligament tears of mcl and lcl, fracture, synovitis, connective tissue disease, arthritis, referred pain, among others. ...Read more

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What would Cause swelling in my right ankle the size of a tennis ball no pain goes down at night get up walk around on it all day long swells up but s?

What would Cause swelling in my right ankle the size of a tennis ball no pain goes down at night get up walk around on it all day long swells up but s?

Edema: This is likely due to veins in your right leg that are not working well. Veins have valves in then that prevent blood from flowing backwards and our muscles push the blood forward towards our heart. When the valves don't work we get edema in that leg. It gets worse when we are up and goes down when we lay down. See you doctor for help with this. ...Read more

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Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma..What can cause this?

Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma..What can cause this?

Heart, Liver, Kidney: Disease and decreased function as well as increased salt intake, stopping diuretics, will all lead to swelling, but usually involve both legs. One side, maybe from pressure on the veins draining that side. Do you have any swelling in the groin/belly on that side? Worth a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. can this cause right ankle swelling ?

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Here are some...: Your described clinical scenario should alert a professional mind to worry about possible blood clots in deep veins or varicose veins of right lower leg. To help solve the mystery of current health concern, follow instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling and ankle pain when pointing or flexing foot. On the outside of the right ankle. After fall 2months ago whole foot bruised. Still pain?

Ankle swelling and ankle pain when pointing or flexing foot. On the outside of the right ankle. After fall 2months ago whole foot bruised. Still pain?

Water cast.: The swelling is a good indicator that the ankle is unstable. Swelling is the body's way of trying to remedy the problem. Having said that, there is a high possibility that the injury to the ankle was more than initially suspected. It is quite possible that both bone and ligament were damaged. To remove all doubt, have your foot evaluated by a bone specialist. ...Read more

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What causes random ankle swelling?

What causes random ankle swelling?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure or leg hanging down for long periods are common causes of ankle swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

Many causes: There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. There are also other non-serious causes such as inactivity, sitting in a position with your feet hanging down. The bottom line is to have him/her seek medical attention and have a complete physical to determine what is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

See below: Injury, bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, kidney disease, heart disease. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

Standing up: if you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been eating a grapefruit everyday sometimes twice a day, for the past 2-3 weeks. Now experiencing ankle swelling. Can grapefruit be the cause?

I have been eating a grapefruit everyday sometimes twice a day, for the past 2-3 weeks. Now experiencing ankle swelling. Can grapefruit be the cause?

NO: Grapefruit is a healthy source of Vitamin C and las a very low SODIUM content ( a factor in fluid retention) It does however INTERFERE with some medications! Check your medications (if appropriate) with your Pharmacist re: interactions. Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Not usually: Menopause by itself does not cause ankle swelling. If you have persistent swelling without injury, i would consult with my pcp. ...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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Patient with hodgkin lymphoma after course of treatment develope ankle swelling what is the cause??

Possibilities: A few possibilities are there. The most common cause is fluid retention due to steroids used with chemotherapy. Another possibilities is due to the too much fluid given sometimes with chemotherapy. Last less likely possibility is heart failure induced by chemotherapy, which usually happens after multiple courses but it can happen anytime.. ...Read more