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Why Do I Need A Blood Test If My Feet Swell
Hey. Wat can I do bout my feet? Xrays amd blood test indicate nothing. Suffering bout 2 years now. Tried varied medications and Orthropedics
About what issue? No: Surprise about lack of benefit from X-Rays & blood tests which offer few clues & don't show most issues. How you utilize your feet commonly an issue; asking friends & others worthy of your trust to watch how you walk & run can likely help. A therapist experienced in McKenzie method would likely be able to help. Even a trial of drscholls. Com pressure sensing foot mapping kiosk & inserts might help. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Went to see a gp last week, blood test shows high uric acid. My gp says it's not gout, but the pain at both my feet won't go away...Why is this so?
A few things: Hyperuricemia is present in more than gout. To definitively diagnose gout, you need to aspirate the joint and look at the crystals under a polarized microscope. On x-ray, a + martel's sign is distinctive in gout. Also if you take colchicine, and your pain is relieved you can presumptively diagnose gout. Most cases of gout involve one joint, but this is not an absolute. ...Read more
My feet keep swelling ony ankles I've had a blood test results all good I don't eat much salt what could it be I am a mother to 4 kids?
Ankle swelling: Swelling can be weakness of your veins not returning blood to heart as quickly as before. You can help flow of blood and prevent further weakening by elevating legs every 2 hours for 10 to 15 minutes. Reasons are mechanical, metabolic, cardiac, renal and infectious. If elevation intervals during day do not help, get compression socks, supportive shoes and see doctor to rule out more causes. ...Read more
I had twin boys about 8 months ago since I fell pregnant I had swollen feet and developed high blood pressure during my pregnancy since after I gave birth the swel;ling in my feet went away but I have noticed that after a work day my feet swell?
Swollen ft s/p birth: Likely from the pregnancy you have venous insufficiency due to the weight of the babies. This is not uncommon after birth. Do you have visible varicose veins? That would be a similar process. Would check you blood pressure, chec kcreatinien and renal (kidney function) make sure it has returned to normal, limit salt intake, discuss use of supportive hose with your doctor. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
I have a blood test wednesday and I haven't smoked since yesterday which was saturday. I weigh 132 lbs and my metabolism is quick im 5 foot 6 will i?
I am getting a blood test next week because for the past few days my foot has been badly swollen. Would it show if you have hiv?
What blood test should I get to find out if there's something in my blood that causes recurring bumps only on my elbow and knees and sometimes feet?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to recommend a blood test without examining you. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and it is not a suitable do it yourself activity. ...Read more
I have been numb in both my hands and feet for the last 3 months and the dr can't figure out why already had Mri and blood test done all clean?
PeripheralNeuropathy: By definition; is the basis. You describe a partial "glove like" pattern, somewhat unusual & potentially a good clue. Look up on Google, e.g. https://books. Google. Com/books? Isbn=3709116058 for some basic clues. Physicians often in a big a hurry (for ↓$ reasons; people/money accumulators) to just do something quick, e.g. order an MRI. Yet who has the most vested interest in figuring out the issues? ...Read more
Blood test while I was treating cellulitis of my foot, CRP-LIA 12 (reference value 6). Is it too high? All other factors are normal.
I have hot, red feet and hands that come and go away. I recently had a blood test and my doctor said everything is okay. Any ideas what this could be?
Raynaud's phenomenom: This might be a vasospastic condition. If you see these color changes in warmer temperatures, or when stressed it might indicate this. Temperature challenge tests may help diagnose this. ...Read more
What does it mean if my liver enzymes in my blood test is 'slightly elevated'? Test was performed because I have swelling in hands and feet. I also am constantly tired.
Liver enzymes: Your liver enzymes are abnormal, but not by a lot. The presence of the symptoms you mentioned makes it critical that you followup as a variety of conditions may account for your symptoms and abnormal labs. Depending on actual circumstances in the differential diagnosis should be included obesity and diabetes, hypothyroidism, autoimmune disorders or congenital disorders such as (rare)hemochromatosis ...Read more
I have low bp all the time, I feel dizzy in the sun and my palms and feet are cold but body is burning hot. Palms also sweat. I feel dizzy often and blur visioned many a times. I got blood test done so my cotisol hormone was low in the evening and fine
What do your regard as "low"?
Have you checked this with your doctor?
If you cannot see your doctor about this in the next day or so, please go to the nearest Emergency facility now! ...Read more
I have pain in my hips, knees, ankles and feet. What could b causing it? My blood test came back clear. My doctor says it's plantar fasciitis. I
Pain: Plantar fasciitis can result in pain in a lot of places - not just the feet. You could also have osteoarthritis in those other weight bearing joints. See your podiatrist - orthotics help with plantar fasciitis about 95% of the time in my practice. They just might help those other areas as well by getting 'things' aligned. Good luck. ...Read more
Blood test done no sign of y my legs/feet ache hurt go numb hands/feet stay cold. Can't cross legs due to numbness. What's wrong? What test needed?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Evaluation of the tests already done, your medical history and physical examination would be needed to determine what additional tests may be needed. The issue is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more
What can MRI for left leg and foot show if Xray and blood test are clear. There some pain and small bulg when press on it above feet. Can be cancer?
Sounds: Awfully expensive. A proper physical exam by a skilled orthopedist may save the system several thousand dollars. It more likely to be something benign than cancerous, and may only need conservative treatment. ...Read more
Apart from observations & a history of Diabetes 2, are there any blood test results that can provide evidence of peripheral neuropathy of the feet? If so, what are they? There is apparently good blood flow to the feet. A Dr is being consulted..
Ball of right foot swollen, painful. Felt tight & couldn't bend. Doc said poss gout? 3 days later blood test level were 5.5. Cherry juice healed it.
Whether or not. ..: Hyperuricemia will continue to build up uric acid deposits in your body. It can also cause kidney disease, apart from kidney stones. Allopurinol can be taken at 100mg-300mg doses quite safely by most. You are in a trap by the idea that you treat gout attacks. You do not. You stop their recurring. 90 days of Allopurinol at $10.00 is much cheaper and more effective than cherry juice (tart), . ...Read more
Lower left leg&foot pain w/ swelling for the past month. Have had xrays & a blood test for blood clot which neither showed anything. Good circulation.
Blood work: Alone does not tell if you have a clot. Vascular ultrasound and doppler will. ...Read more
My dad has a swollen foot. Doctor told him he's a gout but a blood test shows his uric acid level as normal. Is it possible? What to do?
See below: A uric acid level can be high, low, or normal in gout but it can also be high, low, or normal when one does not have gout. When in doubt, your dad could see a rheumatologist who can perform an arthrocentesis (to drain fluid) from his foot and that can confirm the presence of gout. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Lower left leg, ankle&foot pain&swelling. No circulation issue. Have had blood test, xrays&ultrasound. No clot. No doctor I've seen knows what it could be.
Hard to be certain..: It's asking a lot of us online to come up with an answer. Lots of questions and an exam needed to try. If the pain and swelling is localized to a joint, e.g., your ankle, then you may want to ask if you were tested for different kinds of arthritis, e.g., lyme, rheumatoid, other infection, or gout. Not sure what else to offer. Good luck. ...Read more
Swollen left foot for 6+ years, suddenly getting worse. Now swollen up to knee. Tight skin. Red. Not warm. Blood test, xray & pulse all normal. Ideas?
Swollen foot for 6yrs. Xray and blood test were normal. Tight redish skin, pitting, skin drying/blisterin. Do I need a CAT scan? Seen 2 foot specialists, no answers. Seeing lymphedema specialist 8/27
I have a lot of pain behind my left wrist. Left leg swollen below my knee. Toes and heels numb shooting pains in feet low iron in blood test?
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Few issues here. You need to be careful the swelling below the knee is not in the calf region as a clot is a serious problem.
The wrist pain I would see an orthopedist for who can comment on your other issues as well. Not sure if that. Swelling is impinging a nerve causing the foot and toe numbness or if they are unrelated. ...Read more
Hands /feet both tingling /numb. Blood test/mri of brain normal. Visit the chiropractor and the numbness reducefew hours. What dr do I need to see?
Depends on cause: Numbness and tingling in hands and feet is known as peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral meaning far from central (heart) and neuropathy means problems with the nerves. The most common causes of peripheral neuropathy are alcoholism, diabetes, thyroid disease, and Vit B12 deficiency. If these conditions are ruled out, there are medications eg. Neurontin and/or Lyrica (pregabalin) which may help symptoms. ...Read more
Tight feeling like I have knee high socks on both legs I have this achy tightness in both lower legs. It feels like I have to tight of knee high socks on. Also my feet become frozen no change in color of skin. I have blood testing done and my blood sugar
18yr old, muscle weakness in hands&legs, dizzy, tingle in feet&hands, vision change, leg stiff, feels weak. 6 months, 2 MRI's, blood test, clean. Help!
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