Swollen Feet

Excess build up of fluid in the feet, legs and ankles cause swollen feet. The reason may vary as high salt intake, alcohol consumption, lymphedema, diabetes, etc. It may also occur commonly in pregnancy.

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I am a gout patient and have been suffering from instep swelling for a week. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 60-year-old male, and I am suffering from gout issues. Currently, I am taking tablet Allopurinol 300 mg daily. Year-old lab report of mine shows Uric Acid levels to be 5.6 mg.For a week, I have been suffering from swelling of the left foot instep. First, I took tablet Indomethacin 2...  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since it is an acute gout flare, I would recommend a couple of changes (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent). 1. Temporarily stop taking tablet Allopurinol. Although recent guidelines say we can use it in acut...  Read Full »

How to manage a swollen foot caused by accidental tripping?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old who is 5'3" tall and weigh 65 kgs. My right foot is swollen after accidentally tripping on the stairs. I have not taken any medications yet. Please suggest what needs to be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. I have read your query and can understand your concern. Sudden accidentally tripping on the stairs can cause stretching of the ankle ligaments, called an ankle sprain. 1) Most ankle sprains can be managed at home through self-care using the R.I.C.E (rest, ice, comp...  Read Full »

What is the reason for edema of both feet and ankles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am regularly taking 6 oz of warm water with half a slice of a medium-sized lemon and one medium spoon of honey right in the morning for the last 15 days. Whatever be the benefits, I find my arthritic knee pains have slightly increased along with edema of both feet and ankles and pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You have mentioned that you are suffering from ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with osteoarthritis. But, you have not mentioned which DMARD (disease-modifying antirheumatic drug) you are taking. Anyways, I would suggest the following. NSAIDS (non-...  Read Full »

My mother's hemoglobin is 5. Her feet and face are swollen. What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's hemoglobin is 5 g/dL. Her feet and face are swollen, what do I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. Hemoglobin of 5 g% is very low and an indication for blood transfusion. As you are saying her face is swollen, she might be landing into a heart failure. There are multiple causes of severe anemia. She requires admission and evaluation. Consult a general medi...  Read Full »

My 10-month-old daughter has puffy eyes in the morning. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My 10 months old daughter has puffy eyes after she wakes up from sleep in the morning. Her blood results show AST (SGOT) as 71 IU/L. Puffiness will vanish during the day after few hours. Do we need to worry about this? Her AST (SGOT) is 71 IU/L, ALT (SGPT) is 28 IU/L, globulin is 1.8 g/dL...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early morning puffy eyes commonly indicate some problem relating to the urinary system. It can even be a urinary infection. Get a urine analysis done. She also requires renal function tests (blood test). It is better you take her to a local pediatrician for a physical ch...  Read Full »

How to get treated for the problem of heart failure present along with swollen feet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old with a weight of 75 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I suffer from swelling of foot on both legs for a month. Two years back, I got heart failure and I was in six weeks of confinement. I discontinued my treatment after few days. My last check-up was done...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You got heart failure two years back and now, you suffer from swollen feet on both legs. You are taking medicines for it. Please mention the cause of heart failure. Please mention whether it was caused due to heart attack or dilated cardiomyopathy and myocarditis. Kindl...  Read Full »

Will the bumps on the sole of my feet go away on their own?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from foot bumps on the sole of the foot. Will they go on their own, or should I seek medical attention. I have attached the pictures of the bumps. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from foot bumps. According to the pictures that are provided here (attachment removed to protect the patient's recovery), you are suffering from bumps on the sole of the foot that may...  Read Full »

What medicines to take for foot swelling due to high uric acid?

Query: Hello doctor, My height is 5'6 feet, and my weight is 95 kg. My foot is swollen right now, and I am sure that my uric acid went up again. It happened two years ago, and I need some medication for the pain and the inflammation.  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, the photo uploaded is not informative (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), as the extent of redness or inflammation is not well demarcated. Secondly, do you have any history of gout? If yes, how many acute flares did you have in the p...  Read Full »

What is the cause for CHF and CVA infarct?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is a 64-year-old male. He has a heart condition confined with a diagnosis CHF, and CVA infarct. He is now experiencing difficulty in breathing and swollen feet. He is currently taking Carvedilol, Aspirin, Furosemide, Captopril, Atorvastatin (old prescription). BP ranges140/120...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He suffers from congestive heart failure and is taking medicines for that. You did not tell dosages of medicines. His reports show (attachment removed to protect patient identity) he also has raised creatinine and urea levels which may be due to varied causes. It may b...  Read Full »

Why are my dad's feet so puffy?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad is 83 years old. He keeps coughing up phlegm and sleeping all the time. He is cold and his feet are very swollen. His feet are so puffy and he feels difficult to wear shoes or walk. He weighs about 300 lbs. He is suffering from congestive heart failure. Currently, he is on Lisinop...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am worried about depressed cardiac function, kidney dysfunction or liver disease. If the swelling is increasing; after he saw his doctor, then he should be seen again sooner rather than later. He would need further testing and evaluation for the swelling. It is not n...  Read Full »

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