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Pedal Edema

Pedal edema is the swelling in the feet caused due to accumulation of fluid. Overweight, long duration of standing or sitting in the same position, a clot in the leg, injury, heart disorders, etc., are the cause for pedal edema. Treatment is based on the cause for the edema and reduction of the swelling.

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Is Cilnidipine the right choice for high BP with pedal edema?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 70 years old. She is a diabetic for 15 years, has mild BP for more than 20 years, and hypothyroidism for eight years. All are under control. She is taking Glycomet 500 mg twice a day, Thyronorm 50 mcg, and Cilacar 10 mg at breakfast time. I recorded her BP readings on Omro...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your question. The recording and monitoring that you are doing are quite commendable. Coming to the query, the change from Amlodipine to Cilnidipine was justified as Amlodipine is known to cause pedal edema that is swelling of the feet. From you...  Read Full »

What are the causes of swollen ankles and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having extreme swelling from under the breast to the belly. My legs and feet are also very swollen and painful. I have gained 40 pounds in two years with no change in diet or activity. My lower legs and ankles were swollen about a year ago. I went through all the horrible heart test...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Swelling of the feet and ankles, known as pedal edema, occurs due to fluid accumulation in the tissues. There are various potential causes of edema, one of which is congestive cardiac failure or right heart disease. If it progresses, the edema may also appear in the ab...  Read Full »

What can I do to improve edema in my feet along with swollen ankles?

Query: Hello doctor, I went for a run a few days back, after which I developed pitting edema with swollen ankles. I had been on Hydrochlorothiazide and steroids for a few weeks with no change. My blood tests and other tests were done, including chest X-ray and ECG. However, my condition is not improving. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have checked your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Lipids show elevated cholesterol. Urinalysis was okay but with some amount of ketone bodies. These changes are more typical of a ...  Read Full »

What causes swelling in one leg and foamy urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I had some pain in my flank for the past four months and so I consulted the doctor. I have taken some scans of my liver and kidney. But nothing was determined and so I was asked to do a kidney function test. I got a creatinine level of 4.2 mg/dL and urea of 60 mg/dl. Both of the values...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you had renal failure, then you will have developed bilateral pedal edema. But unilateral pedal edema occurs due to gout or cellulitis or DVT (deep vein thrombosis). This condition needs proper examination. Please mention whether you had a creatinine level of 4.2 mg/...  Read Full »

My mother broke her right knee ten days ago and now has swelling on her left foot. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 79 years old, broke her right knee, and the doctor put her in a brace for ten days and then put her in a cast. She leans only on her left leg while performing her personal needs. But her left foot was swollen for a few days, and later her right leg appeared swollen. At f...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You mentioned your mother has bilateral lower limb edema, especially leg and foot swelling. And she has type 2 diabetes mellitus, is on Insulin injections, and is currently on Cilostazol (Quinolinone) and Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) medication. How...  Read Full »

Is hypothyroidism likeiy to cause weight gain, edema in legs, ankles and feet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gained 50 lbs in the last six months. I have pitting edema in my legs, ankles, and feet, by the end of the day my feet and ankles are severely swollen and the skin feels stretched. When I go to squat down my legs feel like a balloon that is about to burst. My arms and hands are ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, your weight gain is most probably due to fluid retention in the body and it is the same fluid retention that is causing edema of your legs, arms, and hands. The cause for this fluid retention could be low protein levels, kidney problem or heart problems. I woul...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have pain and swelling in her foot?

Query: Hello doctor,My Mother is 55 years old. She has a condition of swollen foot with immense pain, and she is a diabetic patient. The pain in foot appeared suddenly. Now she cannot stand long or walk properly. In the morning, the swelling is less, but by the end of the day. I am taking medication for di...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There can be few possible cases for such swelling one is it is related to the kidney. When kidney function is impaired, then due to that, swelling occurs. As you mentioned, she has diabetes, which could be due to the kidney's not properly functioning. Another reason is ...  Read Full »

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