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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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