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Why Are My Husbands Feet Swollen
Depends: Depends on 1) what's causing the leg swelling - could be a heart problem, a kidney problem, a liver problem, or just sluggish leg veins, 2) if he's eating salt which makes the body retain water and interferes with the lasix, (furosemide) and 3) what's the dose of Lasix (furosemide) - the effective dose is 20 mg daily for some and 400 for others. Why not go along on the next doctor visit, so you can get more answers. ...Read more
Edema: It is necessary to know the reason your husband's feet are swollen as well as the state of his heart and kidneys and venous system. The problem could be not enough dose of Lasix (furosemide) but there are many other possibilities. Should discuss with husband's doctor to get the full explanation of what's going on. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Does he have shortness of breath? What med is he taking? Does he have bubbling of urine? Leg swelling can come from med side effect, hear disease like chf, kidney dse like proteinuria, low Albumin from liver dse, etc. He needs to see a dr soon. He needs to be treated promptly. Take care. ...Read more
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My husband who is 78 yrs old can't hardly walk he say his feet hurt so bad they are swollen and he says it feels like he is walking on rocks?
See a doctor: If this swelling is new or suddenly worse, he should be seen urgently. If they are discolored, purple or black, then he needs to be seen at the emergency department. Please also be cautious about falls, as falls can be devastating in the elderly. People who have abnormal feeling in the feet can easily fall. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband broke 8, 9, 10th rib in his back a week ago. Now his feet and ankles are swollen. He said they feel picky. Why would they be swollen?
Emergency: His worries me a lot. Edema in the lower extremities usually means a heart problem. Broken ribs with a complication causing heart failure makes me want to send you to the er urgently. If he is comfortable, and able to speak in full sentences you may want to page the family doctor first. But please, if he appears ill or in any kind of stress get to the er! ...Read more
My husband dropped our dresser on his foot when he was trying to move it from one side of the room to the other. Well now his foot is swollen, black a?
Go get an xray: You need to make sure it isn't broken. Delaying treatment could jeopardize healing. If the fracture needs to be reset you want to know. If there is any break in the skin, you want to prevent infection. Stay off of it until you can have it checked. ...Read more
Do you have glands on the bottom of feet? My husband has hard swollen lumps under his feet. He is unwell. Could they be related?
Plantar fibroma: If what you are referring to is in the arch of the foot, it probably is a plantar fibroma. These growths usually occur in the mid-arch of the foot and can be first treated conservatively with accommodative insoles or orthotics to offload the weightbearing of the fibroma. When offloading does not reduce the weightbearing enough, the fibroma can be surgically removed. ...Read more
My husband has swollen in th back of his feet till up and it hurts has it to do woth cholesterol or from protine drinks his taking for the gym?
Consider gout: If he is taking a lot of protein it could be elevated uric acid causing a gout reaction. This is a painful condition with swelling. It is possible to get a uric acid level from direct lab services without a rx. Fructose, alcohol, and a high protein diet increase uric acid. ...Read more
My husband has a red swollen ancle/ foot that is red in the outer side and is hot to the touch. He flew to Dubai and Spain- 16 hrs last week and back?
My husband got a terrible sunburn on his legs and feet. His feet and legs are so swollen he said it feels like they are splitting. Should he go to in?
My husband took 50 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a serious rash, 25 mg more 4 hours later. His rash improved but feet are painful and swollen. Is possible od?
Bottom of R foot just below toes feels numb. Three middle toes are numb on right foot. Slightly swollen in that area. This is for my husband age 46
Neuritis related.: It is always nice to know if this problem happened quickly, over night so to speak, or slowly over along period of time. With no history of acute trauma, more than likely the nerve or soft tissue, in the area, has been subtly irritated. The possibilities could be shoes, standing or any related activity. The best way to get to the bottom of the issue is to be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more
Diabetic husband: Yesterday all his toes were purple & foot swollen. White count is 7.5. ER Dr gave rocephan and clindomyacin. Still purple. ER???
Why Wait...: These are always tough to deal with. Important information is necessary: pedal pulses, pedal temperature, on foot or both, open sores, presence of diabetic neuropathy and how controlled of a patient with diabetes is he? I would get him to a foot specialist and/or his internist/ diabetologist as soon as tomorrow. I practice by the motto: give diabetes an inch and it will take a foot. ...Read more
What can I do for my husband who has gout and gets swollen feet/ankles/fingers every time he eats?
Get him treated:
Gout is caused by increase blood levels of uric acid and can be treated suscessfully with long term medications.
During acute attack you need to use anti inflammatory NSAID drugs like indocin, (indomethacin) Motrin or naprosyn
but long term you need meds to bring your uric acid down and need to go on a special diet to avoid too much meat and beer atc,
he can also use allupurinol
so check with your doctor/rhematol. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband has gout. Nothing help+he can eat basicly nothing without getting swollen feet, ankles or fingers?
Gout rx: Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. Avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. Allopurinol rx daily ...Read more
Could you tell me why my husband has extremely swollen legs ankles and feet? His balls are swollen to the size of a watermelon too?
Husband's lower back and lateral upper right thigh appear swollen. No pain at either location. Some minor swelling in leg, ankle and feet.
Swelling on one: Side of the body especially involving the lower extremity is usually not a good sign. There are many things that can cause such painless swelling, including anasarca, deep venous clot (DVT), fluid retention from kidney, liver or heart disease, or local invasion of lymphatic system causing an obstruction. Go get it checked out by healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
My husband had hip replacement 10 yrs ago on left hip. Now he's having severe pain in the center of his incision and foot on that side stays swollen.
Old hip replacement: Hello. I suggest that your husband be seen by his doctor who performed the surgery or at least one of that doctor's colleagues to rule out any issues with his hardware- like loosening. Life span of hip arthroplasties are around 15-20 years but your husband could be near the life end of his current hardware. ...Read more
My husband has a knot in the arch of both his feet and he thinks that they are swollen Lymph Nodes is that possible?
Foot exam: Not likely to be a lymph node on the bottom of the foot. I suggest a podiatry exam. ...Read more
My husband was dx with cellulitis and his foot and ankle are swollen. Should he use ice or heat packs to help lessen the swelling?
My husband feet are swollen real bad. He, has GOUT, and high blood pressure, do he need to see a doctor?
You tell us: He is ill. He is in pain. He has several problems. I know of no reason he should not be at the doctor's office today. ...Read more
My husband is an alcoholic, he has pain and swollen ankles. He also has broken veins in inner arch of feet and shins. What could this be?
If you and others are aware that your husband is an alcoholic you must have him taken (or take him yourself) to a doctor who will decide how your husband can be treated.
Husband won't be happy but he must be sent to a facility that will help him control his drinking.
Tough times but critical. ...Read more
My husband feet are swollen real bad, turningred, right foot is cold, swelling is going up to his knee. He is afraid of hospitals @ dr. S, please help me?
My husband is 33 years old and his left foot is swollen and pus coming out from in between toes, it's hurts to walk and has pain in his calf?
ER ASAP: This can be very serious. Sounds like he needs admitted to the hospital. ...Read more
My husband is 41 years. He has experienced pain in the ankle of his left foot &with the MRI a trauma or swollen thing is seen inside the bone. Is cancer?
My husband has very swollen feet with burning, peeling skin he has a history of eczema and they hurt to move. It doesn't itch. Is this a foot fungus?
Not necessarily: If his feet are very swollen this can cause cracks in the skin and cause the skin to blister or peel. This could be due to eczema or just from the swelling. They can be painful due to the skin being broken to move them. Best to have them checked out, he may need a steroid cream, compression, or it could be a fungal infection, but the only way to know would be to have them looked at. ...Read more
CHF or venous stasis: If just your feet get swollen, you may have early and mild congestive heart failure, or you could have deep vein incompetence. Elevate your feet for 15 minutes after being up and the feet start to swell. Speak to your doctor for a cardiac exam and, possibly, venous doppler studies. Good luck. ...Read more
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