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Why Are My Feet Swollen And Painful
Need exam: Swelling of the legs and feet can be caused by several things including biut not limited to venous insufficiency, dependant edema, independant edema, chf, various arthritic conditons, b/l gout, etc. Etc. Get an evaluation to assure you can get diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema: Having both feet swollen is typically a sign of edema, resulting from relatively poor circulation (sometimes poor veins, rarely poor heart pumping) and the feet being dependent much of the day. Nutritional deficiency (low protein) and too much salt can worsen. Getting more exercise, elevating your feet during the day, can help. Depending on your age and health, you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. It can also be due to other medical issues as well, such as hypertension, diabetes, vein problems or other circulatory issues, arthritis and certain medication use. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, a good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
Allergy: You may have touched something you are allergic to. If you have started a new medication it may be related. If it does not go away onits own see your doctor. Avoid salt to minimize the swelling, avoid scratching to decrease the redness, and take a benedry to decrease the itching and calm your nerves. ...Read more
Edema: Many things can cause swelling of your feet and ankles. Local factors such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, or phlebitis or blood clots of the veins can cause this. Liver disease, heart disease and kidney disease can also cause swelling. Malnutrition with low blood protein levels can cause this. If it persists you should be examined and have blood work. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello Doctor. I have very itchy white lumps growing on my hands feet elbows and legs they are really painful to touch. What are they?
Cold hands: There are many causes of cold extremities. You are probably too young for severe peripheral vascular disease. There are other conditions - reynauds - that can cause transient vascular spasm. Of course the other issue is that you live in up north. If it is very bothersome i would suggest you check it out by your primary doc - if all ok - u will have to live with it, or consider moving south. ...Read more
Inflammation: If all of your gums are swollen and hurt, they are inflamed, infected, or both. When was the last time you visited a dentist for a thorough cleaning and exam? It appears you are overdue. Please make the call for an appointment and feel better soon... ...Read more
See a neurologist: A lot more info. Is needed. See a neurologist. ...Read more
My feet are extremely swollen, my fingers are tingly, have pain down legs, and am extremely fatiigued.What is causing this?
My ankles and knees are very swollen and hurt. My left wrist is also sore. My mouth is extremly dry. Should i go to ER ?
Swollen joints: If one joint was swollen, i would be more likely to recommend er evaluation to rule out septic arthritis; a bad infection that attacks a joint. In your case, you are having pain in multiple joints all over the body. This is more likely indicating a systemic type of arthritis. I would advise evaluation by either your primary physician or a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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