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I woke up at 2 am this morning with my feet ankles and lower legs swollen and it has not gone away. What could it be?

I woke up at 2 am this morning with my feet ankles and lower legs swollen and it has not gone away.  What could it be?

Many causes: This completely depends on other medical and risk factors? Do you smoke? Do you have heart disease? Do you have congestive heart failure? Did you eat a lot of salty food yesterday? This question is more appropriate for health tap prime If you have any shortness of breath, pin in you legs or feet, redness or streaking, please go to the ER now ...Read more

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Swelling Of Legs (Definition)

= edema of lower extremities and is due to ...Read more


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Dislocated shoulder 5 days ago broke a bone now pain down rigjt side feet an legs swollen an painful?

Dislocated shoulder  5 days ago broke a bone now pain down rigjt side feet an legs swollen an painful?

Not related 2 disloc: cation, where was the bone broken? If it was intrinsic 2 the glenoid, a shoulder specialist should B consulted. This is 2 avoid long term problems with recurrent dislocations. 4 the lower extremity C Ur PCP as a start. ...Read more

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My son aged 15 years has elevated ESR and also flat foot. Recently his both legs swollen and gets low grade fever URIC acid on border. Thing to worry?

My son aged 15 years has elevated ESR and also flat foot. Recently his both legs swollen and gets low grade fever URIC acid on border. Thing to worry?

Yes: Your son should be closely followed by the Pediatrician or family doctor who will conduct further evaluation and refer him to a specialist if need be. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about swollen angles and legs? Also both my feet and legs turns brown. I had this for very long time.

Do you know anything about swollen angles and legs? Also both my feet and legs turns brown. I  had this for very long time.

Venous stasis: Hi, I believe you have venous insufficiency, a condition that ur veins r unable to return the blood to the heart, so it stays in ur leg, fluid ooz out, causes the swelling and also stains after awhile. Elevate ur leg, try compression stocking, see ur pmd for further evaluation though. Good luck. ...Read more

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My feet and legs and abdomen are swollen.

My feet and legs and abdomen are swollen.

Sounds bad: A person whose feet, legs, and abdomen swell up, but has no prior reason for doing so (meaning she doesn't already have a known liver, kidney, heart, or circulation problem that leads to swelling) should be evaluated in the E.R. if her own primary care doctor is not immediately available. Treatment depends on the amount of swelling, how fast it is increasing, and the actual cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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1 week after c-section my feet and legs are looking very swollen today?

1 week after c-section my feet and legs are looking very swollen today?

Common: Your body is going through a number of physiologic and hormonal changes after giving birth. If you didn't have any problems with the pregnancy (i.e. Hypertension or pre eclampsia) it is most likely normal fluid shifts and will resolve with time. Keep your feet elevated as much as you can and avoid salty foods. If you can, make sure your blood pressure is good. ...Read more

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Just 1 week after c-section. My feet and legs got very swollen? Something bad?

Just 1 week after c-section. My feet and legs got very swollen? Something bad?

Fluid accumulation: After delivery, fluid redistribution finds its way to the lower body areas. This is aggravated by sodium rich diets. Avoid canned goods and take out. Carbonated drinks are sodium rich. Modify your diet and consult your physician specially if your gaining weight. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me? Last night i went to the ER because both of my feet and legs are swollen and I have a dull achy pain that has moved up to the back of my thighs and lower back the doctor said I have celutitus in my toe on my left foot it doesn't and

What is wrong with me? Last night i went to the ER because both of my feet and legs are swollen and I have a dull achy pain that has moved up to the back of my thighs and lower back the doctor said I have celutitus in my toe on my left foot it doesn't and

I : I have concerns that it may be related to poorly controlled blood pressure. High blood pressure stresses the heart and this can also lead to swollen legs. You may want to discuss control of your blood pressure with your doctor. If there is infections then therapy may need to be reviewed with your doctor also. ...Read more

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My feet are very swollen now spreading to legs. 38yrs old never happened before BP is under control. What could this be?

My feet are very swollen now spreading to legs. 38yrs old never happened before BP is under control. What could this be?

Possible lymphedema: With swelling in both feet and legs and normal blood pressure you need to consider lymphedema or a high salt intake or a possible side effect to a medicine that you are taking or a possible vein problem. Best to consult your doctor for testing and evaluation of this condition. ...Read more

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Why when my feet & legs swell up my penis & balls is swollen?

Why when my feet & legs swell up my penis & balls  is swollen?

Common: Whatever clinical conditions cause retention of fluid or edema, and there are many (e.g. Congestive heart failure, renal or liver disease, low albumin, certain medications, etc) the most dependent areas of the body are most commonly affected which are the legs when standing or sitting and the male genitalia when sitting or supine. Treating cause and keeping them elevated will help prevent/treat. ...Read more

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My feet are extremely swollen, my fingers are tingly, have pain down legs, and am extremely fatiigued.What is causing this?

My feet are extremely swollen, my fingers are tingly, have pain down legs, and am extremely fatiigued.What is causing this?

Edema: Many things can cause swelling of the extremities; trauma, problems with veins, heart issues, kidney disease to name a few. I would recommend evaluation by your physician. Elevation and compression stockings may be helpful to treat the swollen areas. ...Read more

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Both of my lower legs and feet are swollen, red, and warm to the touch. My feet especially really hurt. What could be causing this?

Both of my lower legs and feet are swollen, red, and warm to the touch. My feet especially really hurt. What could be causing this?

Merits urgent exam: First, one must determine the cause of the leg edema. It might be heart failure, vein problems, hypertension, heart valve problem, infection or other problem. Once the diagnosis is known, it can be treated appropriately. The goal is to eliminate the inflammation and edema and prevent its recurrence. ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also  my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated . That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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