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Why Are My Legs And Ankles Swollen
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: 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
Varies: There are multiple potential causes, a good medical checkup would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more
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
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
Why do my veins in my wrists neck head ankles and feet feel tender and swollen. Lots of blue veins in my legs both baricose and spider. What causes?
Maybe bad valves : One reason is xs fluid or poor heart function. However at your age if you are in good health and active , poorly functioning valaves in the veins of your legs may cause blood to pool there . This would not explain the veins in .your arms and neck Sometimes normal veins arr prominent in thin people ...Read more
Not just a foot prob: This needs to be evaluated by a Rheumatologist or Orthopedist. ...Read more
Vascular related: The coloration in your feet and ankles can many times be related to bloodflow. In particular, if you keep your feet down, gravity tends to keep the blood in the are, the feet can sometimes swell, but they become discolored, in some instances - blotchy, red. Elevate your feet to see if the color changes. If so, then it's normal. But if you aren't sure, have your feet checked by podiatry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 knees swell and now my ankles on both sides are swelling and i can't walk very well, what can be causing this?
You need to figure: Out why you are swollen......then determine if the stinging and burning are related or not....what did your doctor say? Have you seen one? If not, it would be a good time too.... ...Read more
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