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Why Do I Have Swollen Legs After Skiing
I am 20 years old, and I have swollen legs and feet, the GP gave me water tablets. But they don not really help me.?
I had bloods done doctor told me I have low albumin and now I have swollen legs and ankles how can I get rid of edema?
Need evaluation: The reason for the low albumin needs to be determined and treated. The edema is likely due to low albumin. Albumin infusion and a diuretic would help, and you would need prescription for that. However, that would only be a temporary measure and the underlying cause needs to be addressed. ...Read more
I have swollen legs for10 years, severe headaches, left arm pain, 3 periods in a month. Gone to different doctors everyone says im healthy?
Not directly: Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix and is a medical emergency. Many cases of appendicitis require removal of the inflamed appendix by laparotomy or laparoscopy due to the high mortality associated with rupture of the appendix, which may lead to severe complications such as peritonitis and sepsis. It is not directly a cause of leg pain, but when inflamed the leg movements can illicit pain. ...Read more
Yes: It is very common. I suggest you discuss this with your dr. ...Read more
Are they related?: Peopel who are hyperthyroid have exopthalmos and weight loss and sometimes jittery. But I am not sure that swollen legs are related to being hyperthyroid. Ask your doctor who is treating you for your thyroid disease. You cannot cure hyperthyroidism yourself. The leg swelling may be from an unrelated problem. ...Read more
My nan have very swollen legs and ankles. She is 74. On water tablets for this. Now the legs are weeping water and very painful?
My platlet volume is very high 14 fl and also have swollen legs. What could be the reason...please help to understand these symptoms?
Need hematologist: A high platelet count can be for a number of reasons, some of which are serious medical problems. While your physician may be able to find the answer, it is likely that you will need a referral to a hematologist for testing to arrive at the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the legs to swell. Could also be related to arthritis, gout, plantar fasciitis or even medications (calcium channel blockers or NSAIDs like Naproxen). Work-up is necessary. ...Read more
1st find cause: Before discussing treatment options, we always need to figure out cause of problem. Swollen legs could be due to blood clot, kidney failure, heart failure, liver failure or just venous insufficiency (vein failure). Each cause requires different approach. So it's best to take patient to see Family Doc (or Geriatrician if elderly) for complete evaluation then treatment as appropriate. ...Read more
My brother has swollen legs look like elephant's probably got from sea rocks slipping, what to do?
He needs immediate: Medical attention. There is a strong likelihood that the massive swelling is from infections. Walking on slippery rocks in ; around the ocean can lead to many nicks ; cuts. Sea organisms can cause terrible infections. He needs medical attention. ...Read more
I returned from vacation yesterday but since yesterday I have had severe swollen legs and ankles. What can I do to fix this please?
First: take an anti-: Inflammatory agents. For Ibuprofen the dose is 10 mg/kg/dose taken after meals every 8 hrs. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory drug and it also taken every 4 hrs. It is much less doable outside a hospital setting. Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing is 10-15 mg/kg/dose every 4 hrs. ...Read more
Dangerous: Could be lung, liver, heart, kidney and miscellaneous disease. Check with your doc. This is nothing to fool around. See your doc asap. ...Read more
Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, I mean waist is not a problem?
Medical supply store: Graduated compression hose generally require a prescription from you doctor. They will need to specify the extent of the pressure needed and you will need to get measured for them. This is usually a service of a medical supply store in your community. These are generally not available at pharmacies or drug stores. ...Read more
I am over 45 years old on high BP control drugs. I get swollen legs when I'm inactive for a while. Why does this happen?
Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I have been coming home from work with swollen legs and my back thighs have been painful as if I went to gym. #cardiac history in Family?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. However, if you are overweight, losing weight would help, easier said than done. You may also try to limit your salt intake. If you have to stand at work, try to find a soft mat to keep under your feet.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My neighbor have swollen legs and ankles a sevire case of physorsis on legs it appears grayish in color what is a good cream for that thanks?
No miracle cream...: Unfortunately, there is no good cream for he treatment of psoriasis, swollen ankles and legs. Severe cases of psoriasis need to be evaluated by a skin specialist to confirm and offer the appropriate treatment options for your particular situation. Swollen legs and ankles can be more concerning. It is important to realize the true nature of the swelling and its treatment before it gets worse. ...Read more
Various causes: The commonest causes of bilateral leg swelling are fluid retention which may be caused by weak or incompetent veins, heart failure, liver or kidney disorders, some medications, excess salt ingestion, underactive thyroid, etc. Your physician will evaluate you and order any needed tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
It may: Meloxicam like all NSAIDs can cause edema, but the itching, if due to Mexican, us a sign of allergy. Suggest stopping for several days to a week to find out. In the meanttime substitute another NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen for the pain. If not improved look for another cause. Your history shows you, 've used ibuprofen. ...Read more
It depends: With blood tests, they may order certain tests that look for inflammatory processes such as arthritis, infection etc. They may look for medical reasons for swelling that might indicate thyroid problems, electrolyte issues. There are many possible tests that can be ordered, so ask the doctor what tests are being ordered, and why. Good luck. ...Read more
What can I do to relieve swollen legs, it's due to my heart condition and is a little uncomfortable at times?
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?
A few weeks ago I had swollen legs and ankles. Swelling is gone but I have pain when taking deep breaths and having trouble getting a good breath.
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