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What would make legs and feet swell even when you are taking a diuretic?

What would make legs and feet swell even when you are taking a diuretic?

Many: Not enough diuretics, suboptimally treated congestive heart failure, too much salt, incompetent veins, low protein levels, poor lymphatic drainage are among them. ...Read more

Diuretic (Definition)

By strict definition, a diuretic is any medicine causing increased urination. More practically, a diuretic is a medicine causing the kidney to secrete excess fluid by blocking the re-absorption of either water itself or electrolytes like sodium (primarily), potassium, chloride and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These medicines are effective treatments for many disorders including ...Read more


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Why is my foot still swollen when ankle swelling is almost gone from diuretic use?

Why is my foot still swollen when ankle swelling is almost gone from diuretic use?

Needs evaluation: You should get an x-ray to rule out fracture. Are you diabetic? Are your feet numb? ...Read more

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Legs and feet swell as the day goes on?

Legs and feet swell as the day goes on?

Need evaluation.: Swelling of the legs and feet are common complaints and there can be many causes including medications, venous disease or lymphedema. You should see a vein specialist for a full evaluation. Often times a venous duplex exam and sometimes a CAT scan may be necessary. Sometimes the cause of the swelling cannot be determined. There are many treatments for leg swelling. ...Read more

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Why do my legs and feet swell legs stay swelled?

Why do my legs and feet swell legs stay swelled?

Perhaps: You have varicose veins or perforators/ venous insufficiency. There are many other possibilities and this should be discussed with your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I have gained a lot of weight in the last 7 months. After having my son 8yrs ago I was regular with my weight. Now my legs and feet swell alot

I have gained a lot of weight in the last 7 months. After having my son 8yrs ago I was regular with my weight. Now my legs and feet swell alot

Underactive thyroid?: 1st thought that comes to my mind is an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism - http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179). Your family doc can order a TSH blood test. Swollen feet & legs can also be caused by kidney & heart issues plus excess salt in diet. So don't forget that nutrition & exercise are also important & can't be ignored. ...Read more

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When I eat oatmeal my legs and feet swell. The swelling is also accompanied with burning and redness, like from retaining water. Why does this happen?

When I eat oatmeal my legs and feet swell. The swelling is also accompanied with burning and redness, like from retaining water. Why does this happen?

Poss oat allergy: I would see your doctor and be tested for an oat allergy. I would avoid oat products until confirmed either way. If a true allergy the reactions could escalate ...Read more

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Hada Epidural 8/8/15 He Hit Nerve Left bodyJerked&Jolted I Screamed 1mos later Still In lot Pain Legs&Feet Swell I Cant Bend What Do I Do? What's Wrong

Hada Epidural 8/8/15 He Hit Nerve Left bodyJerked&Jolted I Screamed 1mos later Still In lot Pain Legs&Feet Swell I Cant Bend What Do I Do? What's Wrong

Return to whomever-: -injected you & ask this of him/her. A neurological consult may be in order to make sure there was no permanent damage. The edge of a needle is sharp & if this is what hit the nerve root, fibers could be damaged. ...Read more

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Why do my legs/feet swell after I fly? I've tried walking on plane & compression socks, but when I take them off, they swell up. Swelling lasts days.

Why do my legs/feet swell after I fly? I've tried walking on plane & compression socks, but when I take them off, they swell up. Swelling lasts days.

Dependent edema: Try moving your feet up and down. In addition take an occasional walk up and down theisle. There is a plexus of veins at the bottom of the feet. Walking helps moving the blood in the plexus and decreases swelling. ...Read more

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J have multiple sclerosis my legs/feet swell and ache daily. Seeking knowledge and relief of what it is.

J have multiple sclerosis my legs/feet swell and ache daily. Seeking knowledge and relief of what it is.

Edema: Foot swelling may well be due to fluid buildup secondary to varicose veins, kidney issues, or cardiac issues, and certainly not a primary MS problem, but might be secondary to weakness or immobility due to spinal cord consequences. Perhaps the pain obvious here, but may benefit from having your neurologist investigate the entire picture. ...Read more

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For years my legs and especially my feet have hurt and getting worse. Every month for the last few years feet swell and become painful to touch, walk on, socks increase the pain and no over counter pain meds relieve my pain. It feels like my joints in my

For years my legs and especially my feet have hurt and getting worse. Every month for the last few years feet swell and become painful to touch, walk on, socks increase the pain and no over counter pain meds relieve my pain. It feels like my joints in my

Unique Sciatica.: Monthly pain and swelling can be associated with several conditions specific to females. Sometimes unique symptoms call for the verification of a unique diagnosis. It would be appropriate to consult with your gynecologist or neurologist. ...Read more

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When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. What's up?

When on my feet for a few hours, my feet swell, legs hurt, muscles get weak, and toenails hurt, and leg, foot, ankle and toe joints ache. What's up?

Varicose veins: The commonest cause probably is varicose veins (they may not be superficial and easily seen) you probably need ultrasound of the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up. Red spots n loss of hair, weight. Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up. Red spots n loss of hair, weight. Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! The best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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Had a knee injury on 7/31 occasionaly my feet swell. Took a ultrasound no clots. Walked a lot yesterday on my feet all day swell came back. Is serious?

Had a knee injury on 7/31 occasionaly my feet swell. Took a ultrasound no clots. Walked a lot yesterday on my feet all day swell came back. Is serious?

Swollen feet: Your knee injury is not the cause of your swollen feet. From your description, it sounds as if you're forming edema in your legs. Some causes of this edema formation are cardiac and kidney disease. Another cause may be varicose veins. See a cardiologist for evaluation and if your cardiac and kidney function are normal, ask for a venous doppler study of your legs to see if you have varicose veins. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling. It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.

I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling. It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.

Not debatable...: Whether or not you presently have these symptoms are had them in the past, an obvious concern is a possible blood clot. This dangerous condition can happen without a clear history of trauma, prolonged inactivity or for that matter, without any apparent reason at all. Regardless of the actual cause, the goal now is to have it evaluated immediately. Untreated, a DVT can have catastrophic effects. ...Read more

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Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?

Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?

Keep it elevated: Keep the affected part elevated whenever feasible. Try to keep the affected raised at night. It should subside with time. If three weeks later, it is not improving, it would be time to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

OVarian cancer: It can if it is associated with a DVT (blood clot) in that leg. Chemotherapy can also cause numbness. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right leg like muscles pain from hip to foot swelling of foot.

Severe pain in right leg like muscles pain from hip to foot swelling of foot.

Vascular obstruction: This could be a disturbance of the flow in the vessels to that leg. Is it worsened by activity? This should be checked out by your general physician as soon as you can because it could also be a vascular event which could lead to life threatening pulmonary emboli. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

Discuss with your MD: All of these symptoms may be local musculo-skeletal problems but you need to talk to your doctor. Cramps could be an electrolyte disorder. One sided swelling could be venous insufficiency but it could be phlebitis. The leg falling asleep is most likely a compression of a nerve while you are asleep. However, you have a number of leg questions that requires someone seeing you personally. ...Read more

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Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Possible: It is unusual for it to be intermittent but a Doppler study of your leg while give you the answer. All the best. ...Read more

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Foot beesting local reaction foot swelling increase sitting standing legs dependent 72 hours foot stillfit in shoe not pass ankle are oral antibiotic?

Foot beesting local reaction foot swelling increase sitting standing legs dependent 72 hours foot stillfit in shoe not pass ankle are oral antibiotic?

Bee sting: Typically, with most bee stings, one will notice localized redness and swelling to the affected site. Oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ice and/or a topical 'anti-itch' ointment should help symptoms. Should one experience any throat or facial swelling with difficulty getting a full-breath, go to emergency care. With redness staying local, antibiotics are not needed. Your doc should be consulted with any change. ...Read more

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My feet and hands swells up specially during an humid time of the season I was wondering if I should take a diuretic?

My feet and hands swells up specially during an humid time of the season I was wondering if I should take a diuretic?

You need to figure: Out with your doctor why your feet and hands are swelling up. And if it is not an autoimmune or rheumatoid condition, then consider cutting salt entirely from your diet first including soft drinks, any restaurant or take out food, food from package or cans and food from wrappers. If that doesn't help, then you can try diuretics last. Sometimes medications should be the last resort. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling.

I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling.

With Pain or not?: This can be edema or could be arthritis. See you physican to clarify this and then to see if need to see a consultant ...Read more

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Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling. ...Read more

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Does everyone have foot swelling after ankle surgery?

Common....: It depends on the type of surgery. Minor superficial surgeries may not cause noticeable swelling. Swelling is common though following ankle surgery. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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