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My lower legs and feet are swollen but my BP is good. Should I be concerned?
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Dr. John Hoy
Podiatry
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In brief: Swollen legs, feet
I would recommend them to be checked out by a podiatrist and primary care physician.
There may be problems with the feet and ankles, veins, heart, liver or kidney.

In brief: Swollen legs, feet
I would recommend them to be checked out by a podiatrist and primary care physician.
There may be problems with the feet and ankles, veins, heart, liver or kidney.
Dr. John Hoy
Dr. John Hoy
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Should follow up
While foot & leg swelling may be normal in some people with aging, ankle swelling (edema) should always be checked out by a physician.
Aside from hyptertension, one may encounter ankle edema from venous insufficiency, chemical imbalances, lymphatic tract obstruction, and a host of other causes. Best to have it checked out, particularly if compression stockings do not relieve the swelling.

In brief: Should follow up
While foot & leg swelling may be normal in some people with aging, ankle swelling (edema) should always be checked out by a physician.
Aside from hyptertension, one may encounter ankle edema from venous insufficiency, chemical imbalances, lymphatic tract obstruction, and a host of other causes. Best to have it checked out, particularly if compression stockings do not relieve the swelling.
Dr. Charles Southerland
Dr. Charles Southerland
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Dr. Alan Falkoff
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Swelling
How old? Pregnant? Both legs? Calve pain or tenderness ? Problems urinating?

In brief: Swelling
How old? Pregnant? Both legs? Calve pain or tenderness ? Problems urinating?
Dr. Alan Falkoff
Dr. Alan Falkoff
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Swelling can be an indicator of poor blood return in the veins, usually comes from prolonged standing over years which is managed easily with compression stockings.
It can also be an indicator of kidney problems or heart problems. You may need to follow up with your primary care doctor if you have a history of these medical problems.

In brief: Possibly
Swelling can be an indicator of poor blood return in the veins, usually comes from prolonged standing over years which is managed easily with compression stockings.
It can also be an indicator of kidney problems or heart problems. You may need to follow up with your primary care doctor if you have a history of these medical problems.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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